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You may recognise it as the setting for the period drama series Downton Abbey.
Sweep up the mile-long drive and marvel at its Gothic-inspired turrets and sandstone façade before exchanging vows in the dramatic Saloon, with its soaring, vaulted ceiling.
The castle's chef oversees the wedding banquet, which can be held in a number of rooms, from the grand, book-lined Victorian Library to the intimate Dining Room.
Ceremony capacity: 180; Food cost per head: £62; House wine: £22; Corkage: £14; Marquee available; Countryside setting
Highclere Castle; 01635 253210; www.highclerecastle.co.uk
LAST UPDATED: 15 April 2011 at 1:30pm
You can't beat Cliveden's roster of famous visitors; every British monarch since George I, Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill have all been guests. Drawing up to the mansion house in rolling parkland feels like you've stepped into an Austen novel. There are a myriad of rooms suitable for your ceremony and reception. You could have an intimate do or exclusive use of the house - the ultimate experience, whether you are marrying a high-profile footballer or not.
GUEST LIST 12 in the Spring Cottage; over 120 requires exclusive use THE BILL Bespoke packages only LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01628 668561; clivedenhouse.co.uk.