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Wedding at Bensberg Castle

Experience the magic of your wedding in a castle in one of the most magnificent wedding venues in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg not only offers you a dream location for your castle wedding, but also guarantees an unforgettable event with its exquisite architecture and first-class service.

Getting married in the castle

Why Bensberg Castle?

  • Historic charm meets 5-star hotel: The castle, a former hunting lodge overlooking the Bay of Cologne and converted into a luxury hotel, offers a fairytale setting with a unique panorama for the most beautiful day of your life.
  • Outstanding support from planning to realisation: We will realise your wedding entirely according to your wishes - including indoor and outdoor ceremony options, depending on the weather.
  • Gastronomic excellence: From exquisite 2-star cuisine by Joachim Wissler to traditional Italian dishes, you can choose the culinary highlights of your wedding.
Aussenansicht vom Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg
  • Overnight accommodation with a castle atmosphere: 111 authentically furnished rooms & suites provide relaxation after your wedding celebration in the castle.
  • Close to Cologne and Düsseldorf: one of the largest baroque castles in Germany awaits you not far from the two metropolises. Getting married in a castle has never been so beautiful. 
  • 1,000 m² pool and sauna area: Would you and your guests like to relax before the big day? Then enjoy our spa with Finnish sauna, indoor pool, steam bath, relaxation rooms and much more.

Impressions of our castle weddings

Be inspired by our photo gallery, which captures the magic of previous weddings at the Castle Hotel Bensberg.

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Tagungen und Veranstaltungen Hochzeit Gedeckter Tisch
Hochzeiten - Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg bei Köln
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Salon Zanetti
[Translate to English:] Trauzimmer Salon Zanetti
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Tagungen und Veranstaltungen Salon Zanetti Fenster und Deckenbemalung
[Translate to English:] Trauzimmer Salon Zanetti
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Hochzeit Außenterrasse
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Hochzeit Eheringe Impression

Our services for your wedding in a castle in NRW

Our services

Of course, we plan the individual event based on your ideas. We will be happy to discuss your wishes for your dream wedding with our wedding team in person.

  • Planning and realisation - from the wedding ceremony to the wedding reception in our beautiful castle and overnight stays 
  • Various locations, completely customised to your needs
  • Special overnight offers for you and your guests as part of your wedding and an upgrade to a bridal suite for the bridal couple 
  • Suggestions for menus and buffets with professional wine advice - we offer 2-star cuisine in Joachim Wissler's Restaurant Vendôme, Tuscan specialities in the Trattoria Enoteca, traditional cuisine from the Jan Wellem castle restaurant and the Salvador Dalí Bar inspires with innovative cuisine based on the concept of "New fashioned food & open wines"
  • Recommendation and organisation of stylish decoration, floristry and extraordinary wedding cakes 
  • Personalised bridal styling to make your most beautiful day perfect
  • Your Sound of Love - Bands and DJs 
  • Chauffeur service with vintage car or romantic carriage
  • Your love in pictures - professional photographers with a video team capture your wedding day
  • Wedding stationery such as menu and place cards 
  • And much more... feel free to contact us with your ideas!

Our rooms for your wedding celebration

  • Ballroom | 200 persons | 385 m²
  • Salon Habsburg | 30 persons | 53 m²
  • Library | 12 persons | 55 m²
  • Salon Medici | 70 persons | 128 m²
  • Bel Etage (with outside balcony) | 100 persons | 75 m²
  • Séparée Vendôme | 32 persons | 75 m²
  • Jan Wellem & Chambre Separée | 70 persons | 200 m²

We would be happy to show you our rooms for the celebration of your dream wedding in the castle at a personal appointment on site, depending on your ideas.

Our "Superior" wedding package

Every wedding is individual and unique. Our package makes planning easier for you and offers you a possible setting for your wedding celebration at Schloss Bensberg.

The Superior offer includes

  • 30-minute champagne reception (champagne, orange juice and mineral water) or
    60-minute champagne reception (champagne, orange juice, mineral water) in the historic foyer area
  • Three canapés per person at the reception of the chef's choice
  • Exclusive salon for your wedding reception
  • Festive four-course wedding menu
  • Corresponding wines, beer bar, soft drinks, water and coffee for a maximum of four hours

Per person | from EUR 220 | bookable from 30 persons

The provision of the respective salon is charged separately.

Additional services can be booked at any time:

  • One-hour champagne reception
  • Live sushi station during the reception
  • 5 finger foods of the chef's choice
  • Chocolate fountain with various fruits at the reception
  • Festive wedding menu in 5 courses
  • Festive buffet (bookable from 30 people)
  • Extra hour drinks package
  • Midnight snack of the chef's choice
  • Cream-coloured chair covers
  • Table plan, menu and place cards with castle embossing with photo print on request 

Our wedding room - Salon Zanetti

Get married in the most beautiful historic wedding room in the Bergisches Land and say "I do" with a view over the Rhineland: The Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg is an official branch of the registry office of the city of Bergisch Gladbach. Move your civil wedding ceremony to a dreamlike castle ambience and experience your celebration in an extraordinary setting!

Civil wedding ceremonies are usually only possible on Saturdays (between 11:00 am and 04:00 pm - depending on the availability of the registrar). 

Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Salon Zanetti
Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg Tagungen und Veranstaltungen Salon Zanetti Fenster und Deckenbemalung

The scheduling and registration takes place directly via the registry office of the city in which you have registered your primary residence. There you indicate that the wedding should take place at the Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg. The respective registry office will then forward the information to the Bergisch Gladbach registry office. The Bergisch Gladbach registry office will then send us a confirmation. Only then is the wedding hall reserved for you.

You can obtain further information from the Bergisch Gladbach registry office on the following telephone number: 02202 - 142 232. The registration can be made at the earliest 6 months before the wedding date.

The wedding hall in the castle - Salon Zanetti

The wedding hall can accommodate up to 40 people in rows of chairs. The room is reserved for you for one hour, which means that you also have the opportunity to organise a beautiful ceremony with music, piano, singing or similar. We will be happy to help you with this and arrange contacts.


We are happy to offer you the wedding ceremony without any further service obligations. In this case, the room hire fee is € 2,500.00. If you are also planning a larger reception or celebration with a minimum turnover of € 2,500.00 for food and drinks, we will be happy to reduce the hire fee to € 990.00. A beautiful flower arrangement for the wedding table is already included in the room hire fee. In the months of October to April, reduced room hire rates are available on certain dates without a minimum spend.

If you are also planning a subsequent champagne reception, a celebration or a dinner at our hotel, we will be happy to advise you. We look forward to your ideas!

Open air wedding ceremony

In good weather, a free wedding ceremony can take place romantically in the shade of the lime trees in the castle courtyard or under a romantic flower arch in the rose garden.

We are also happy to help you organise an open-air wedding ceremony with a friendly freelance speaker or theologian. The location of the wedding ceremony can be freely chosen in and around the castle. There are a number of marvellously romantic locations.

Churches in the surrounding area

There are beautiful churches of both denominations in the area for your church wedding. We would be happy to help you organise a wedding ceremony.


Bergisch Gladbach Mitte | St. Laurentius
Bensberg | St. Nikolaus
Odenthal | St. Pankratius
Sand | St. Severin
Herrenstrunden | St. Johannes der Täufer
Refrath | St. Johann Baptist


Bensberg | Evangelische Kirche
Bergisch Gladbach Mitte | Gnadenkirche

Our Partners

Here you will find exclusive partners with whom we have been working successfully and trustingly for years. Whether it's unusual floristry, the most delicious cakes, first-class photography or music from classical to rock - contact us, we know the right address for every idea!

Get to know more

Get in touch

We cordially invite you to come and see for yourself during a wedding venue tour of the castle. Immerse yourself in the world of the Althoff Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg and let us inspire you.

For a non-binding enquiry or a personal guided tour, please contact our banqueting team. You can reach us by e-mail at or by telephone on +49 2204/42-908.

Miriam Heitmann

Miriam Heitmann

Head of Conference & Events
Bianca Schwarz

Bianca Schwarz

Assistant Head of Conference & Events