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What Wedding To Plan, Civil or Church?

Planning a wedding can be stressful, there’s so much to plan and remember. Other than deciding when you’re going to get married and your wedding venue, you might want to think about what kind of wedding you want.

Some of you might think that a wedding is a wedding. But you have the option of a church wedding or a civil ceremony. Don’t worry, Walworth Castle is a wedding venue that can cater for both, whether you are getting married in a church and celebrating with your guests at one of the most stunning wedding venues in the North East, or you are getting married at Walworth Castle.

Both civil ceremonies and church weddings have their advantages, let’s take a quick look at what you should be thinking about when planning your wedding and booking a wedding venue.

What’s the difference?

Well, two things factor into making your decision, religion and location. People with close religious backgrounds and beliefs will want to say their vows in a church setting. This means you want to look at a wedding venue close to your local church. If you are getting married in or around Darlington, Walworth Castle is just a stone’s throw from the town meaning you can still get married in the church of your dream and also celebrate at our beautiful North East location.

If you want to get married in a stunning location with beautiful views, maybe in our Ballroom or if the weather permits, outside at our Lady Palmers Pavilion, you have the option. You can still say your vows in front of your family and friends in a stunning location and also celebrate the night away all on one site.

Whatever you decide, Walworth Castle is one of the best wedding venues in the North East and Teesside, we can cater for any sized wedding, civil marriage or partnership.

If you are looking for the perfect venue to host your civil wedding or are looking for a more traditional wedding venue in the North East, contact the team at Walworth Castle. Our wedding team will be able to sit down with you and go through all of the options available to you and your wedding party.