Orthodox Couples throughout the world have chosen a church, a remote beach or a vineyard as their marriage venue. The unorthodox ones went as far as getting married underwater or on mountaintops. But, if you’re a celebrity, you’re are settling for a fairytale wedding, with a Cinderella castle to complete the effect. Here are the top celebrity castle weddings of the world:
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes: Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy
One of the most remembered weddings of the celebrities is of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Their wedding took place in the Odescalchi Castle situated in Bracciano in Italy. The wedding was attended by the couple’s friends like Will Smith and his wife Jada, John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston and Leah Remini and their seven months old daughter Suri. Famous opera singer Andrea Bocelli made their marriage a memorable one.
Madonna & Guy Ritchie: Castle Skibo, Scotland
Madonna had to book for her wedding with Guy Ritchie at the Castle Skibo of Scotland a members-only wing, the Carnegie Club, which cost roughly $8,000 annually for membership and $1,200 for a night's stay. The year was 2000. The castle was transformed into a ‘fairyland’ or ‘place of peace’. The other celebrity couple who held their wedding in this same castle is Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti.
David Beckham & Victoria Adams: Luttrellstown Castle, Ireland
The most famous talked about couple of the world, David Beckham and Victoria Adams married in Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. The wedding was attended by two thirty six guests. This castle is now a hotel.
Eva Longoria & Tony Parker: Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, France
The Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte of France is where Eva Longoria and Tony Parker threw their wedding party. They wedded at the Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris. This chateau has eight feet high walls all around and covers some 1,235 areas.
Pierce Brosnan & Keely Shaye Smith: Ashford Castle Hotel, Ireland
The after wedding ceremony of Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye was held at the Ashford Castle Hotel of Ireland, which is eight hundred years old. This castle hotel is set in the Victorian era and was made public in the year 1939.
Elizabeth Hurley & Arun Nayar: Sudeley Castle, England
The wedding of Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar took place in Sudeley Castle in Winchcombe in England. This magnificent wedding was attended by popular celebrities like Sir Elton John, Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Donatella Versace, Kate Winslet and former husband of Elizabeth Hurley, Hugh Grant. The couple then flew to India to hold their Hindu wedding at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Arun spent nearly 2 million pounds for his wedding.
Paul McCartney & Heather Mills: Castle Leslie, Ireland
When former Beatle Paul McCartney and a model half his age, Heather Mills, got married in the Castle Leslie in Ireland in June 2002, the grand event was witnessed by some three hundred people. This 17th century castle covers some 1,000 acres of land and houses the St. Salvador’s Church where they tied the knot.
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster: Villa Durazzo, Italy
The sixty two year old rocker Rod Stewart married thirty six years old Penny Lancaster in the 17th century castle Villa Durazzo in Italy in June 2007. The after marriage ceremony was held at the La Cervara and was attended by some hundred guests.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett: The Cloisters, Maryland
When everyone else chose to travel miles away to get married, Will Smith and his better half Jada Pinkett were wise enough to select the castle of Baltimore for exchanging their marriage vows. The castle is located in a forest in Lutherfille in Maryland over 60 acres of land.