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 beautiful studded oak doors of the gatehouse into the grassed inner courtyard.

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 that you'll cherish forever.

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.

Bride outside Upnor Castle

Bride at Upnor Castle door

Venue details

Upnor Castle is a ceremony only venue.

Accommodates: 80 people seated and 20 standing.

Features: The venue has a river view and beautiful gardens.

Parking: Local pay and display car parks a short walk away.

Gardens: Yes

Accessibility: The castle has lots of steps throughout and is not wheelchair friendly.

Date licenced: 5 November 2022 (5 year licence)

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. 

Email: upnor.castle@medway.gov.uk

Phone: 01634 718 742

Wedding couple embrace 1

How to find us

Upnor Castle
Upper Upnor

Getting to Upnor Castle

By train: Strood Train Station

By bus: 197 bus service

Car parking: Local pay and display car parks a short walk away. There is another car park and coach and minibus parking available in Lower Upnor.