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. 

Take a look around the room with our short video tour                                                  

Open Mornings

We will be holding open mornings for couples to come to the Castle and view the Benefactors Room throughout the year.  There is no need to reserve a place simply turn up on the morning


11 July 10:00 - 13:00
8 August 10:00 - 13:00
5 September 10:00 - 13:00
3 October 10:00 - 13:00
7 November 10:00 - 13:00
5 December 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.