Are you looking for a unique place, at the same time magical and photogenic, to celebrate your wedding? Let’s get nuts! Experience what it’s like to have your own fairytale royal wedding in a castle for a day! This is an excellent choice which will not only make your wedding day unforgettable but also help your photographer create memorable wedding photos for you.

No need to travel abroad! Belgium is full of gems, from Antwerp to the Luxembourg Province, from Hainaut to East-Flanders. And the best part is: you’ll never have to drive more than 2h to reach your castle!

Let yourself be inspired by these 20 royal and unbelievably romantic venues.


Antwerp Province (3)

1. Kasteel den Brandt (Antwerp)

Kasteel den Brandt, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Do not trust its name which evokes a place destroyed by fire. This little castle from the 19th century, in a neo-Louis XVI style, is greener than ever today, surrounded by a 21 ha – park (including a French garden and an English garden), also surrounded by other parks which altogether form the Nachtegalenpark, un landscape ensemble protected since 2005.

In a nutshell:

  • 3 rooms and a terrace
  • Seating for: 56 to 88 people
  • Large free parking
  • Possibility to choose your caterer
  • Hotel proximity by foot: Crown Plaza Antwerp (10 min) and Ramada Plaza Antwerp (20 min).

Reviews on Google: 4,3/5 | Official website (NL)

2. Kasteel van Brasschaat (Brasschaat)

Kasteel van Brasschaat, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Take a neo-classical castle from the 19th century, put it in a green setting of 170 ha, add a rose garden to it, a few fountains and ponds and you get this dream place totally worthy of a princess wedding.

A huge terrace with a view on the pond is also available and can be used for a secular and nondenominational wedding ceremony.

Note for the movie lovers: the movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children” was shot in Torenhof Castle, only 2 km away.

In a nutshell:

  • 7 rooms which can host up to 1000 people + even more on the terrace
  • Free 250 parking spots
  • In-house catering imposed
  • No accommodation

Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 | Official website (NL)

3. Wolvenbos (Kapellen)

Wolvenbos, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Like Corneille wrote in Le Cid: “In souls nobly born, valour does not depend upon age”. There is no question that this “young” neoclassical castle from the 20th century located in the middle of nature, with no house nearby, is a true hidden gem.

Imagine a superb castle in a no less superb park of 42 ha, introduced by a long tree-lined driveway.

The domain is divided in two spaces: the castle and the “secret garden”, with an orchard and a couple of greenhouses, invisible from the outside of the estate, even invisible from the castle itself…

In a nutshell:

  • Possibility to rent the castle and/or the secret garden
  • 100 to 200 seats, even more with the tent in the garden
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Free parking
  • Possibility to choose your caterer
  • Accommodation: 3 suites

Reviews on Google: 4,7/5 – Facebook: 4,8/5 | Official website (NL)


West Flanders (1)

4. Kasteel van Moerkerke (Damme)

Kasteel van Moerkerke, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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If you enjoy the Middle Ages, this is the place to be! The foundations of this castle are estimated to date back to the 12th century. At the time, it was the keep of the Lord van Moerkerke, surrounded, as it should, with moats. 900 years and a couple of construction works later, this castle has become since the 1960’s a major place for receptions, charming in every way, as much for its opulent interior as its shimmering exterior, including 3 ha of greenery and a pond.

In a nutshell:

  • 6 rooms of variable size (from 20 to 200 seats) + terrace option
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Bruges (10 km away)
  • In-house catering
  • Free parking

Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 | Official website (NL)


East Flanders (1)

5. Kasteel van Leeuwergem (Zottegem)

Kasteel van Leeuwergem, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Even if the first version of this castle dates back to the 15th century, the current one actually dates back to the 18th century, a period in which the castle was deeply transformed, based upon the ‘château Bellevue’ in Meudon.

Before you reach this castle, you will first have to deserve it and drive through a 700m tree-lined driveway, like a royal convoy…

NB: The park houses a magnificent green open-air theater, surrounded by statues, the last such one in Belgium and the north of France, which makes it the perfect place to celebrate a secular wedding ceremony or to put up a tent for even more guests.

In a nutshell:

  • 3 spaces (castle, pavilion, orangerie)
  • Seating for: 30 to 200 (or even more with a tent)
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Accommodation: 3 bedrooms in the “conciergerie”
  • Free 200 spots parking 

Reviews on Google: 4,3/5 | Official website (FR-NL)


Flemish Brabant (5)

6. Kasteel Terblock (Overijse)

Kasteel Terblock, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Right in the middle of the Sonian forest (forêt de Soignes), this superb castle from the 19th century, made of bricks and stone, in the style of the Dukes of Brabant, benefits from an easy access from Brussels.

Thanks to its private and classified park of 30 ha, this place is a classic for garden parties, cultural events, team buildings and above all for wedding and engagement parties.

In a nutshell:

  • 6 rooms in the castle + Orangerie as an option
  • Seating for: 20 570
  • No accommodation
  • Possibility to choose your caterer from a list
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Free and private parking with 400 spots

Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 – Facebook 4,7/5 | Official website (FR-NL)

7. Kasteel van Bouchout (Meise)

Château Bouchout, Meise, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Dating back to the 12th century, this castle was the residence of Charlotte of Belgium, daughter of King Léopold I and Empress of Mexico, before it became this exceptional place of celebration. The castle comes with a unique green scenery in Belgium as it is nested right in the middle of the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, in Meise, in the north-west of Brussels. This means you will get a free access to the whole garden if you organize your wedding there. A real treat for your guests and your photographer, all the more during spring time!

In a nutshell:

  • 3 rooms
  • Seating for: 30, 40 or 100 max
  • No accommodation
  • Possibility to choose your caterer
  • Free parking with 150 spots

Reviews on Google: 4,3/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)

8. Kasteel Groot-Bijgarden (Groot-Bijgarden)

Kasteel Groot-Bijgaarden, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Located in the west of Brussels, this castle is famous for its annual flower exhibition, “Floralia”, dedicated to tulips laid out across the 14 ha of the estate.

The building of this flemish Renaissance style castle spread across the 12th, 14th and 17th centuries, adding step by step the 30m high keep, the drawbridge, the main building and the chapel. The current modern shape was only adopted in the 20th century after 30 years of intense renovation works.

In a nutshell:
 
  • Seating for: 50 320 + option of gardens and/or Orangerie
  • No accommodation
  • List of caterers imposed
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Hourly limit: Additional costs after 2 am 
  • Free and private parking
Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)

9. Kasteel Gravenhof (Dworp)

Kasteel Gravenhof, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Located in the south-west of Brussels, close to the famous Hallerbos and its enchanting bluebells, Gravenhof is a dream place to celebrate your wedding.

The castle has had a rather tumultuous history. Built in 1649 near a farm dating from the 15th century, it was destroyed in 1684 by the army of Louis XIV. Between the changes of owners, a double world war, and a chronic lack of maintenance, nothing was spared to it! Fortunately, the castle was retaliated in 1988 and renovated from top to bottom to match modern standards of comfort.

With its superb 4-hectare park, including a pond and a playground, the castle will also be a nice playground for children from 7 to 77 years old, including your photographer.

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 240 people
  • Accommodation: 26 bedrooms on site
  • In-house caterer imposed
  • Free and private parking

Reviews on Google: 4,2/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)

10. Hof ten Steen (Linter)

Hof ten Steen, Linter, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Located at the border between the Flemish-Brabant and the Belgian Limburg Province, this farm-castle has a rich history. Being originally a small fortress built in the 13th century, this property has become a real castle in the 17th century. Unfortunately, in 1868, lightning strikes across it and deeply damages the property which will be transformed into a farm. From its medieval past remain however its fortified tower and a pond, as remains of the old moat.

The castle is also famous for hosting on December 2, 1789 the signing of an armistice between General van der Meersch, at the head of the Brabant revolution, and Colonel de Brou, representing the Austrian Netherlands.

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 100 to 300 people
  • Accommodation: Bridal suite included in the price. B&B nearby.
  • In-house caterer imposed
  • Free parking

Reviews on Google: 4,3/5 – Facebook: 4,6/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)


Walloon Brabant (2)

11. Château de la Hulpe (la Hulpe)

Château de la Hulpe, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Former property of Count Solvay, this magnificent French-inspired castle enjoys a unique park of ​​227 ha, classified as exceptional heritage of Wallonia. Between its French garden, its many hidden corners and its multiple ponds, la Hulpe is pure joy for the bride and groom, their guests and their photographer.

The rental of the castle includes the privatization of the various salons and gardens.

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 10 to 210 people
  • Accommodation: Hotel Dolce (5 min away by car)
  • No in-house caterer. You’re free to choose any.
  • Hourly limit: 3am
  • Free parking

Reviews on Google: 4,6/5 – Facebook: 4,8/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)

12. Château d’Hélécine (Hélécine)

Château d'Hélécine, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Halfway between Brussels and Liège, this sumptuous neoclassical castle from the 18th century and its 28 ha park will certainly impress your guests.

It is hard to imagine that originally, this building was founded in 1129 as an abbey which has spanned centuries and the wars of religion until 1796, when its canons were expelled by the French revolution.

The abbey is then cut out, in the literal sense (some coming to plunder the beautiful cut stones), as figuratively (sold to several people). It even becomes a textile mill, then a brandy distillery and a sugar factory.

The castle adopted its current appearance in 1870. Under the will of the then owner, the abbey palace was transformed into a residential castle with its park and its outbuildings.

This castle has the advantage of being able to host very large weddings, thanks to two immense and majestic rooms:

  1. The Dome, whose eponymous summit rises to 27 meters, and which can accommodate up to 300 seated guests (600 in cocktail mode)
  2. L’Orangerie which can accommodate up to 500 seated guests (800 in cocktail mode)!

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 70-500 people
  • No accommodation
  • In-house caterer imposed
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Private parking

Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)

 

Hainaut Province (3)

13. Château du Biez (Pecq)

Château du Biez, Pecq, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

Located halfway between Kortrijk and Tournai, a stone’s throw from Lille and France, this 17th century castle, in a very medieval style with its moats and drawbridge, is an address of choice for future grooms from Belgium or Lille.

The estate benefits from a 4-hectare park, ideal for your couple and family photos, and an Orangerie in which it is possible to organize a reception or a secular wedding ceremony.

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 20-300 people
  • Accommodation: 5 min walk to the Hôtel Haras des Chartreux (10 bedrooms) 
  • In-house caterer imposed
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Private parking

Reviews on Google: 4,6/5 – Facebook: 4,8/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)

14. Château-Fort De Feluy (Seneffe)

Château fort de Feluy - Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

Located near Nivelles, within a 1/2h drive from Brussels, this 14th century fortified castle, listed as a historic monument, ticks all the boxes for lovers of the Middle Ages: the keep, the moats crossed by a bridge and the flowery park.

In a nutshell:
 
  • 3 rooms at your disposal
  • Seating for: 150 people max
  • No accommodation
  • No caterer imposed
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Hourly limit: 3am
  • Free parking with 150 spots
Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 – Facebook: 4,6/5 | Official website (FR)

 

15. Château de la Rocq (Arquennes)

Château de la Rocq, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Located 30 min drive south of Brussels, 10 km west of Nivelles.

Even if this castle dates from the 17th century as a whole, the construction of the keep and its tower dates in fact from the end of the 14th century.

Imagine all the modern comfort in a medieval setting, worthy of a film set. Entirely surrounded by a moat, the castle will also offer you 30 hectares of parkland for a beautiful romantic stroll accompanied by an unforgettable photo session.

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 330 people
  • Accommodation: 18 bedrooms
  • In-house caterer imposed
  • Outside swimming-pool
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Free and private parking
Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 | Official website (FR-NL-EN)
 
 

Liège Province (2)

16. Château de Waleffe Saint-Pierre (Faimes)

Château de Waleffe Saint-Pierre, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Dating from the 18th century, this Mosan-style castle is part of the major heritage of Wallonia. Do not be fooled by appearances: Behind its rather austere appearance hides in fact an opulent and refined decoration in Louis XIV style.

In a nutshell:

  • 3 spaces : main floor, old kitchens, tower
  • Seating for: 40 300 people, even more in the gardens
  • Accommodation: 3 bedrooms
  • Possibility to choose your caterer
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Hourly limit: 3 am
  • Free and private parking of 500 spots

Reviews on Google: 4,3/5 | Official website (EN)

17. Château de Tinlot (Tinlot)

Château de Tinlot, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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This castle dating from 1776, owned by a family of entrepreneurs from Liège, took up residence on the ruins of a first construction dating from the Gallo-Roman era.

Since 2018, the castle has been available for rent. By its size and elegance, the place is ideal for celebrating your engagement or your wedding.

Note that the area also has a chapel of around 50 seats, dating from the 17th. This one, still consecrated to this day, can be used to celebrate a Catholic marriage, subject to the authorization of the local clergy.

In a nutshell:
  • 4 spaces : main hall, salle à manger, serre, grand salon
  • Seating for: 36 200 people, or even more with a tent in the garden
  • Accommodation: 9 bedrooms + a 10-bed dormitory
  • You’re free to choose your caterer
  • Free and private parking
Reviews on Google: 4,5/5 | Official website (FR)
 
 

Luxembourg Province (1)

18. Château de Resteigne (Tellin)

Château de Resteigne, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Located on the edge of the Lesse river, between Brussels and Luxembourg, this 16th century castle – whose first foundations even date back from the 12th – offers you an ideal rural setting for your wedding party.

The estate also has a chapel capable of celebrating Catholic weddings in front of around 100 people.

In a nutshell:
  • 2 rooms: barn + salons
  • Seating for: 350 people (barn) + 250 (salons)
  • Accommodation: 15 bedrooms
  • List of caterers proposed
  • Free parking: 350 spots
Reviews on Google: 4,4/5 | Official website (FR-NL)

 

Namur Province (2)

19. Château Bayard (Éghezée)

Château Bayard, Eghezée, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Halfway between Louvain-La-Neuve and Namur and only a 1/2 hour drive away from Brussels, this superb castle, built in the 14th century by the Count of Namur, has stood the test of time without aging.

Since 1995, the area has been dedicated exclusively to the organization of events such as professional seminars and weddings. In 2015, the estate was also enriched with an Orangerie, which can accommodate 230 seated people, and which allows you to enjoy a royal view of the surrounding pond and park. The guarantee of an unforgettable wedding!

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 230 people
  • Accommodation: 5 double bedrooms
  • List of caterers imposed
  • Accessible to people with disabilities
  • Hourly limit : 4 am
  • Free parking with 250 spots

Reviews on Google: 4,6/5 | Official website (FR-EN)

 

20. Château de Petit-Leez (Grand-Leez)

Château de Petit-Leez, Wedding ceremony & party castle, Belgium

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Between Brussels and Namur, this 17th century castle-farm is a prime location if you want to give a peaceful and rustic atmosphere to your party. The 5 ha estate, made up of fields and ponds, will also offer you the conditions necessary for a successful wedding photo session.

In addition to being available for rental, the place has been known to art lovers since the 1990s thanks to its exhibitions of contemporary sculptures and African art during week-ends.

In a nutshell:

  • Seating for: 150 people
  • No accommodation
  • Possibility to choose your caterer
  • Free and private parking

Reviews on Google: 4,1/5 – Facebook: 4,5/5 | Official website (FR)

 

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