A destination wedding at Rittergut Remeringhausen is a great choice if you are planning to get married in Northern Germany. It combines several features that you can only get in that part of the world. Because it is a small castle, the venue gives you the Old World historical feel that Washington DC venues cannot offer. At the same time, it has all the modern amenities and efficiency that Germany is known for.
Rittergut Remeringhausen’s location near a couple of major metropolises is another great selling point. Finally, this Northern German venue is a beautiful site with a diverse settings that look fantastic as backdrops in your wedding photos.
The main reason why Rittergut Remeringhausen is perfect for your destination wedding is the aforementioned historical feel. Part of what draws many couples to Europe for their nuptials is the chance to get married in a castle. Rittergut Remeringhausen gives you that possibility. The property is a former knight’s estate that the Münchausen noble family purchased in the late 1500s. Shortly after acquiring it, the family built a small castle/manor house there. They designed it in accordance with the Weser Renaissance style of architecture, which got its name from a river that runs near Rittergut Remeringhausen. Though fires and modernizations have changed the manor house many times over its history, parts of the original structure still remain. Those help give the venue that lovely Old World charm that you cannot find stateside often.
One of the things to think about while planning a wedding there is that this venue is centuries old! As charming as castles can be, their constructors often built them without the modern amenities we now take for granted. Electricity and indoor plumbing were not really available 500 years ago. Obviously, every castle that now doubles as a wedding venue has been updated to include those basics. But the quality can vary widely. Finding the right balance between old and modern can be challenging for a venue. And as much as you might want an Old World location for your nuptials, you also have your guests’ comfort to think about. Fortunately, Rittergut Remeringhausen does a beautiful job of giving you both. Inside the castle’s medieval walls are first-class facilities designed and built to Germany’s famed standards of efficiency and quality. The reception and dining spaces in particular offer the luxury of a five-star hotel without sacrificing any of the venue’s rustic charm.
Rittergut Remeringhausen’s location also fosters this complex aesthetic. It sits in the middle of the beautiful Northern German countryside. The surrounding farmlands give you the impression that you are on the medieval estate that the venue once was. Only a few roads in the distance give you any indication that your wedding is taking place in modern times. At the same time, this small castle is not in the middle of nowhere. It is located less than 30 miles from downtown Hannover. The latter is one of Germany’s largest cities and host to dozens of international expos every year. Those bring thousands of visitors to Hannover and make it a cosmopolitan world city. For you, that means you your wedding guests have access to world-class hotels, restaurants and tourism options. Having folks stay in Hannover during your marriage celebrations is an easy option. Visiting some of Northern Germany’s other cities is also quite easy from Rittergut Remeringhausen. The Hamburg metropolitan area is a mere two-hour drive. Similarly, you can reach the Rhine-Ruhr megalopolis in less than three hours.
Rounding out the list of reasons why this is a great choice for your destination wedding are the possibilities it offers for great photography. It has two different potential locations for an outdoor ceremony. One is located behind the manor house, tucked amid beautiful old trees. As you walk down the aisle toward your beloved, the old castle building rises above you. You could not ask for a more fitting backdrop than that! The other ceremony space overlooks a lovely pond inhabited by a gaggle of geese. Pictures of you and your intended exchanging vows in front of that are guaranteed to be beautiful! The rest of Rittergut Remeringhausen’s grounds are no less impressive and offer great possibilities for couples portraits. There are lovely flower gardens if you like a splash of color in those pictures. The two stone footbridges crossing the moat running around the castle are great for wide-angle or closeup portraiture. The entrance to the venue faces west, meaning you get stunning sunsets over the surrounding fields. We could spend hours photographing you and your beloved cuddling and still not run out of great spots!
All of these great features are what attracted Sina and Dominic to Rittergut Remeringhausen. This lovely couple met while living in Hannover and competing as team handball athletes. The bride, however, was not originally from the city. Instead, she was born and raised in the rural areas outside of Hannover. For that reason, she loved the idea of getting married at a rural manor house a bit away from Germany’s urban areas.So Rittergut Remeringhausen was a natural choice for her. Just as it will be for you and your future spouse if you like Old World charm, modern amenities, proximity to a major urban center and great photographic possibilities!