The Scottish Castle Where Kit Harrington & Rose Leslie Got Married Has a Long Family History
Jon Snow and Ygritte finally got their happy ending – IRL that is. Any Game of Thrones fan knows that on the show, Ygritte did not get such a happy fate. And we have no idea what will happen to Jon, will he sit on the Iron Throne? Will he just be by Daenerys Targaryen’s side? We won’t know until the TV series concludes in 2019 (yeah, we’re not mad we’ve already waited one year and still have another to go).
On June 23, 2018, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie got married after several years of dating. The happy couple was surrounded by many of their Game of Thrones co-stars. Everyone made the same joke about GoT finally having a wedding that didn’t end in death.
The couple was married at Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Surely, their wedding photos are the thing of legend. The castle has beautiful backdrops of the surrounding countryside that provide ultimate wedding goals views.
However, the couple didn’t just pick that venue for the wedding because it was beautiful. Rose Leslie’s family has owned Wardhill Castle for nine centuries! The castle was built in the 1100s and has been in the Leslie family’s hands for the last 900 years. Talk about a legacy! Rose’s brother and sister-in-law actually live on the property year-round.
Fans of Game of Thrones can enjoy the fact that Wardhill Castle resembles Winterfell, Jon Snow’s home on Game of Thrones. However, Rose and Kit decided to get married in the summer, rather than the winter. Something tells us they’re quite tired of all that snow!
Wardhill Castle truly is a thing of beauty. The castle has an official website (for those who want to get married where Jon Snow did, it is a possibility).
Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Bennachie hill tops in the heart of Aberdeenshire it offers a unique backdrop for weddings, parties and weekends away.
Wardhill estate is one of the oldest privately owned estates in North-East Scotland and boasts beautiful parkland around the castle which provides for scenic walks, and managed forestry offering wonderful woodland retreats.
The cost to have your wedding there actually isn’t as expensive as you might think! It will need to be a smaller affair, as their weddings are for up to 80 people typically. According to their website, you can have the walled garden for a marquee, the front lawn for a marquee, the reception rooms with terrace, coordination of the day, and additional items (like tables, chairs, linen, flowers, bar, food) for £4750 (which is roughly $6,275).
H/T: Architectural Digest