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The Great Hall

Our stately medieval hall makes a wonderful setting for your wedding, with its magnificent oak-timbered roof and wide tie beams. The room is framed by heraldic banners and five large candelabras that create a magical and romantic setting for your ceremony. Situated on the ground floor of Tamworth Castle, it is licensed for up to sixty people for a civil marriage or civil partnership. Download the Tamworth Castle wedding pack to find out more.

Times
Weddings take place at: 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Please note the registrar may change these times.

How to book

  • To make a booking or for further details please contact the Wedding Coordinator by telephone, email or in person.
  • A quick and simple booking form - including a terms and conditions form will be completed and you will be given a copy for your reference.
  • Wedding bookings, appointments, viewings and enquiries can be taken on a Monday, Tuesday or Friday between 9am and 5pm. And on a Saturday and Sunday between 11.30am and 5.00pm.
  • Please contact Staffordshire Registrars Central Booking Line to book the registrars who will perform the civil ceremony after you have made a booking with us.  This is essential to ensure your special day goes to plan. Telephone number: 0300 111 8001

Deposit: Please note a £150 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of the booking. There is a 2.6% charge if paying by credit card, other methods of payment are cash, debit card or cheque.


Details of the ceremony at Tamworth Castle

Length of use
You will have use of the Great Hall for approximately two hours. This includes half an hour for your guests to be seated, half an hour for the wedding ceremony and an hour to take photographs.

Seating
The Great Hall will be set out with 60 chairs for guests, 30 each side of a burgundy aisle carpet consisting of five rows of six chairs. The chairs are attractive dark wooden with burgundy seat cushions. Ribbons and posy like flowers (provided by you) can be tied to the aisle chairs if you wish before the ceremony.
A grand medieval inspired throne chair is provided for the bride and groom.

Flowers
These can be used to decorate the venue. The wedding coordinator will be able to give you guidance on decorations. any decorations need to be provided and positioned by the bridal party and will need to be removed after the ceremony.

Aisle carpet
A red Aisle carpet is provided.

Candles
To help create a wonderful ambiance on the day, approximately 80 candles will be lit in the Great Hall. These are the only candles which can be used during the ceremony.

Music
The Great Hall has wonderful acoustics for music to accompany your big day. any music needs to be chosen and supplied by the bridal party. However it doesn't have to be a CD or recorded music; it can range from live music such as a harpist, bagpipes, string quartet, singer, piano player to recorded music and the Castle stereo is available for you to use. A member of the bridal party will need to play this music when it is needed.

Photography
There are a number of rooms available for you to have your photographs taken. There are two upper rooms - the Victorian Grand With-Drawing room or Tudor Dining Chamber, the Great Hall (generally in bad weather) and the Medieval Courtyard. These beautiful rooms, full of history and splendour, will add something special to your photography.

Photographs can also be taken in our beautiful Castle Grounds, which have spectacular views over the River Tame and beautiful flower beds, packed with colour (season dependent). Please be aware that the grounds are open to the general public through out the year and there may be other wedding parties or event going on.

The floral displays in the grounds around the bandstand give a wonderful backdrop to your photographs, but please bear in mind when they are being replanted from spring bedding to summer, and summer to winter, we unfortunately cannot  guarantee that flowers will be there at the time of your wedding. The grounds are also used for other outdoor events which could mean increased members of the public, fuller car parks and additional noise. Please visit the Assembly Rooms website to see when outdoor events are taking place.

Castle Guidelines

  • Unfortunately confetti can not be thrown anywhere in the Castle or its grounds
  • Due to the nature of the Castle, no decorations can be fixed to any part of the Castle structure including walls, windows or the floor
  • No helium filled decorations
  • No smoking is allowed in the castle including the courtyard