Make Upnor Castle the backdrop to your day.

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About Upnor Castle

Set your special day against a unique backdrop of history in one of England's truly timeless castles.

Wander back through time as you make your way down the enchanting cobbled high street to the grand entrance gates, where you will pass through the beautiful studded oak doors of the gatehouse into the grassed inner courtyard.

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Picturesque photo opportunities


Set in the riverside village of Upnor, Upnor Castle is backed with rolling hills, architectural brilliance and natural beauty. This will give you a range of wonderful photo opportunities that will capture a moment you'll cherish forever.

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Wedding room


Upnor Castle's wedding room echoes the castle's historic past. Once a store for munitions, the powder-barrel seating is a novel addition for your wedding.


Venue details

Upnor Castle is a ceremony only venue.

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80 people seated and 20 standing

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The venue has river views and beautiful gardens

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Local pay and display car parks a short walk away

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The castle has lots of steps throughout and is not wheelchair-friendly

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Licensed until 5 November 2027


To have your ceremony at Upnor Castle, you'll need to pay:

  • the venue hire: contact Upnor Castle
  • the booking fee (non-refundable): £60
  • the ceremony fee (Monday to Friday): £490
  • the ceremony fee (Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday): £590
  • the giving notice fee: £42 per person (£84 per couple)
  • for a marriage or civil partnership certificate: £12.50.
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Upnor Castle in summer time with blue skies and trees

Wedding enquiries

Get in touch to find out more about hiring the venue for your special day.

Upnor Castle is closed between October and April.


Phone: 01634 718 742

Your perfect venue is closer than you think

How to find us

Upnor Castle Upper Upnor Rochester ME2 4XG

Getting to Upnor Castle

  • Closest train station: Strood
  • By bus: 197 bus service
  • Car parking: local pay and display car parks are a short walk away. There is another car park and coach and minibus parking available in Lower Upnor.