With Halloween right around the corner, and more than 40,000 weddings due to happen over the Halloween weekend, these are 13 of the UK’s most haunted houses and castles that double up as wedding venues, perfect for a Halloween wedding.

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Halloween typically is known as the time of year dedicated to celebrating the dead, which might seem an off putting time of year to get married.

We reveal the 13 scariest wedding venues for a Halloween wedding.

Top 13 Haunted Wedding Venues in the UK for a Halloween Wedding

Warwick Castle, Warwickshire

Who wouldn’t want to get married in one of the most famous castles in British history? But be warned; iconic Warwick Castle has more than a few skeletons in its closet.

One of its many supernatural lodgers include Sir Fulke Greville, a tower resident allegedly murdered by his manservant. If that doesn’t put you off, make things extra spooky by going around Halloween – you might even catch a séance or two.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle is a memorable wedding venue with a magical twist; this site doubled up as Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

If that’s not scary enough for you, the castle is also rumoured to play host to a hunchback vampire who stalks the grounds and spreads disease in its wake – remember to bring a mask!

Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire

The incredible Grade I listed Elizabethan Wollaton Hall is a regular haunt for ghost hunters, eager to hear the murmuring voices in the corridors and catch a glimpse of the White Lady in Room 19.

People visiting for more romantic reasons can choose between several impressive settings such as The Great Hall.

Blickling Hall, Norfolk


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This National Trust wedding venue stands on the site of a mediaeval manor rumoured to be the birthplace of the famous Anne Boleyn.

If you want to add some extra scare factor to your big day, have it on 19th May, the anniversary of her execution and reportedly the best time to spot her headless ghost.

Pendennis Castle, Cornwall


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Green fields, sea views and a historical venue part of the English Heritage group make Pendennis Castle a gorgeous wedding venue – but there’s more here than meets the eye.

A host of ghostly sounds have been reported here over the years, including children’s laughter, footsteps on the staircase, and the terrifying screams of former kitchen maid ‘Maud’. With more than 10,000 photos on the hashtag, this haunted castle is also the most Instagrammable.

Amberley Castle, West Sussex

Thrill-seeking couples should definitely consider saying their vows in the Grade I listed 12th century Amberley Castle.

It boasts twelve acres of landscaped gardens, mediaeval stonework, and enough space for up to 250 guests; 251 if you include resident ghost Emily, a young girl said to be hanging around the Herstmonceux Room.

Lumley Castle, Durham

Believed to be the most haunted place in County Durham, this 14th century manor house is a seriously scary venue. The ghost of Lady Lily Lumley is a likely uninvited guest, along with the mischievous phantom Black Jack, who enjoys playing pranks on guests.

Lumley Castle itself is beautiful, so if you want a scenic wedding, go ahead and book it…if you dare!

Farnham Castle, Surrey

This picturesque wedding venue has more than one supernatural guest. Farnham Castle is said to be home to a spooky monk, phantom-like voices and ghostly children running across the upper balcony.

If you’re lucky (or unlucky), you might even catch a glimpse of the shadowed figure which haunts the guardroom, and the young girl who lives on the staircase…!

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