Whittington Castle near Oswestry is a stunning venue for very special weddings with it's evocative towers and peaceful moat: it's a magnificent setting. Always a treat to explore, with a rich heritage and welcoming atmosphere, there's often something cool going on whether a Shakespearian play, popular children's Castle Parties, or spooky visits.
INTRODUCING WHITTINGTON CASTLE
Whittington Castle is a strikingly picturesque castle on the outskirts of Oswestry, Shropshire. The castle's romantic ruins are steeped in much history with tales of bitter border warfare, romance and legend.
The castle is perhaps unique in being owned and run by the local community trust. Whittington Castle is set in about 12 acres of ground and is the remains of a stunning Norman home.
WEDDINGS AT WHITTINGTON CASTLE
A fairy tale castle, ivy clad ruined walls, medieval moat complete with majestic swans and a twin towered Gatehouse entrance all await for your perfect day! Not to mention, the ideal backdrop for all of your photographs.
Whittington Castle in Oswestry is committed to providing a first class service to all those wishing to book a civil ceremony.
THE LADY ELEANOR FUNCTION ROOM
The Lady Eleanor Function Room is situated in the South tower and for many centuries this served as the manor courthouse. The room is named after Lady Eleanor who helped to turn the castle into a more comfortable home in the 14th century.
Luscious hand painted silk velvet, wall hangings adorn the walls. Created for the Lady Eleanor Room by Shrewsbury based textile designer, Meg Arrol.
To make a booking to view this historic room by phoning Sue Ellis - Castle Manager on 01691 662397, who will be pleased to show you this beautiful room and chat about your special day.
CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAY PARTIES - PRINCESS & KNIGHT
Hugely popular, these parties a really unusual way to celebrate a birthday. The castle also provide costumes for the parents to dress up and ask for a willing volunteer to act as a smelly peasant or spy who gets put in the stocks!! Great fun for all!!
You can send your servants on a series of tasks :), get them hunting for your missing treasure by following a series of clues. Each child is given a fun themed party bag and parties last 2 hours. All you bring is the cake and candles!!
ATTRACTIVE & RELAXING TEAROOM
Why not have a cup of tea or piece of cake in the Castle Tearoom. Freshly prepared sandwiches, home-made soups, locally produced ice-cream!
Also, the castle are happy to cater for meetings, birthday parties, functions and civil ceremonies.
GIFT SHOP & SECOND-HAND BOOKSHOP
Pick up a bargain at the Castle Bookshop or a souvenir to take back home. There's great selection of gifts as well as themed items suitable for children including swords and helmets for prospective Knights or Damsel headresses and purses for the ladies!
Donations of second hand books are always welcome - all proceeds help to maintain this important historic monument.
LOOKING TO HOST A PRIVATE FUNCTION?
Whittington Castle makes the ideal location to host a private function. Ideally situated with car parking. The Castle is available for Private Functions and has a number of rooms available for hire for:
Meetings and seminars
Guided Tours and Talks
SPOOKY & PARANORMAL EVENTS
Whittington Castle oftens hosts popular ghostly investigations and spooky evenings of magic and mystery. There may be seances, vigils and even use of paranormal detecting equipment.
If you have an interest in ghostly goings-on, keep an eye on the What's On listings for the next event.
The castle also regularly hosts some great re-enacting groups such as The House of the Blackstar who create an authentic medieval encampment.
Once again, don't miss the next opportunity to witness the castle in full medieval atmosphere! :)
FANCY BEING A CASTLE VOLUNTEER?
Whittington Castle Preservation Trust is thankful for the superb support of volunteers for example, in their gift shop and second-hand bookshop. Whether you can spare an hour or a whole day every bit of help matters.
We hope to develop new guides for the Castle - so please make contact if you are interested in learning more about the Castle and showing our visitors around. Give Sue Ellis, Castle Manager a call if you would like to know more.
thebestofOswestry recommend Whittington Castle for very, very special weddings, fascinating heritage & surroundings and marvellous events