Your Wedding Photos

You can create your wedding photos independently of an as well offered civil wedding ceremony at Bentheim Castle.

You can reserve your appointment by writing an email to

You can find our instructions for photo shoots here: instructions photo shoot

The castle as a backdrop for your wedding photos — what costs are incurred?

The cost of wedding photos is € 180,00 for a maximum of 8 people. Each additional adult pays the reduced entrance fee of € 5,50, children & adolescents (6 to 14 years) € 3,50 each. Payment is made on the day of your visit directly at the castle's cash desk (cash or by debit card).

Please note that the organization of a photographer is yours. We only provide the castle grounds as a backdrop.

When are wedding shootings possible and how much time is available?

Wedding photos can only be taken within our opening hours. We do not specify a time limit. How long to stay on the castle grounds for your shooting will be up to you. Most guests need about 2 - 3 hours to take their photos.

In the months of April/May through September, civil weddings take place on the castle grounds on Fridays and occasionally on Saturdays. Out of consideration for the bridal couples, we are unable to offer you the castle as a backdrop for your wedding photos on these dates. You can find the dates on which weddings are scheduled and therefore no photo sessions can take place here.

Which rooms are accessible for taking wedding photos?

We are happy to provide you with access to the Ernst-August-Salon in the Kronenburg — in which the civil weddings take place — for your photo shoots. Likewise, all publicly accessible rooms are available for taking pictures.

Please note that the furniture in the exhibition rooms can not be used and that photography in St. Cathrine's Chruch is prohibited.

As the Princesses Garden and also parts of the Kronenburg Castle are used privately, you can not take any pictures there. But due to the variety of beautiful corners and squares on the castle grounds you will certainly find a suitable backdrop for your wedding photos.

Pigeons are not allowed.

During your stay, please follow the instructions of the supervisor.

How can I make an appointment for a wedding shoot?

Only registered — and confirmed — photo shootings can certainly take place. We can not guarantee admission without reservation confirmation, which you will have to present at the castle's cash desk.

To request an appointment for a photo shoot as part of your wedding, please contact us directly. 

Cannon on the weir of Bentheim Castle © Andreas Richter

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