Hedingham Castle is a very atmospheric place to have a wedding! A very challenging venue for the experienced photographer defiantly not for the beginner! Obviously being the age it is there are no lifts for elderly relatives and may be a consideration.
The 900 year old Norman keep of Hedingham Castle stands in 160 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland where the Lindsay family, descendants of the original owners, the De Veres, still live. Hedingham Castle is the only genuine castle in Essex where you can marry.
Hedingham Castle is romantic, beautiful, ancient, historic and wild, it is somewhere to set your imagination free, its character is unique.
The Castle is the ancestral seat of the de Veres, Earls of Oxford. The first earl, Aubrey de Vere III, finished the initial building of the keep and established a Benedictine nunnery, Castle Hedingham Priory, near the castle gates. Hugh de Vere, fourth earl of Oxford, purchased the right to hold a market in the town of the crown in the mid-13th century. He also founded a hospital just outside the gates of the castle around 1250.