We heart castles, and this is the real deal. With seven locations licensed for civil ceremonies, and the Great Hall for a Henry VIII-style banquet, you won't need convincing. But, for the first time ever, Warwick has opened the 14th-century Caesar's Tower for overnight stays in the lavish rooms of past monarchs.

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Once your guests and the visitors leave (it is a tourist attraction, after all), get the 24-hour concierge to light lanterns around the tower's turrets for a fairytale finish to your day. The experience is well worth climbing the 55 narrow stone steps to get to the top.

Ceremony capacity: 190; Plate cost per head: £138; www.warwick-castle.com