Cate Hatton, 30, married David Foreman, 30, in August 2012. She says:

"My husband didn't get a say in choosing our venue. I'd been to Peckforton three years beforehand and had fallen in love with it the moment I saw it. The castle's family-run which made us feel instantly at home and, luckily for me, Dave also liked it straightaway. The space allowed our guests to be able to relax in the way that they wanted. After the reception finished in the Great Hall, we kept the party going in the wine cellar - an amazing round room lit by candles - without keeping the rest of the castle awake."

Ceremony capacity: 165; Plate cost per head: £116;