A proper fairytale castle, 11th-century Bickleigh is as stately in the summer as it is magical in the winter, when it's all crackling fires and flickering candles.

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There's a moated 6th-century chapel for blessings, or you can hold your ceremony in the Great Hall. You have the run of the castle from midday the day before your nuptials until breakfast the morning after, to create your wedding as you like it (plus there's accommodation for 40).

The team can help organise every detail of your princess fantasy - even the court jester to keep the kids entertained.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Packages per person: £68; Corkage: £10

Bickleigh Castle; 01884 855363; www.bickleighcastle.com