Norwich Castle is one of Norfolk's most famous landmarks and was built by the Normans over 900 years ago. Whilst Norwich Castle is a public building, the Benefactors Room is not open to the public and your ceremony will be completely private. The Rotunda is open to the public and your guests, including the café and the shop.

Please be aware that our small 2+2 ceremonies take place at The Archive Centre at County Hall.

If you have booked a ceremony in the Benefactors Room you may find it helpful to download our FAQs sheet - click here to download. 

Castle Refurbishment

If you are considering getting married or holding a ceremony in the Castle between 16 September 2019 – 31 May 2020 please be aware that due to the refurbishment project the Benefactors Room won’t be available. During this time-frame couples will still be able to hold a ceremony in the Castle using the beautiful Colman Gallery. More information about the Colman Gallery and a video tour of the room can be found here.

Take a look around the room with our short video tour                                                  

Open Mornings

Come along to an open morning and see if Norwich Castle is the perfect wedding venue for you. A member of the Marry in Norfolk team will be available to answer your questions. 


7 November 10:00 - 13:00
5 December 10:00 - 13:00


26th January 10:00 - 13:00
20th February 10:00 - 13:00
23rd March 10:00 - 13:00
17th April 10:00 - 13:00
15th May 10:00 - 13:00
12th June 10:00 - 13:00
25th July 10:00 - 13:00


The capacity of the Benefactors Room is 50 people including the two witnesses, photographer and bridesmaids, but excluding the couple and two Registrars.


You are welcome to use the Castle gardens for photographs. There are some interesting locations in the grounds, including an open air theatre space.


Animals are not allowed into the Benefactors Room with the exception of guide dogs. 

Disabled access

The Benefactors Room is on the ground floor in the Castle. There is an outside lift from the gardens up to the front door of the Castle.


There is parking at the Castle for the bridal car and there are numerous public car parks nearby.