9 Castles You Can Actually Rent on Peerspace
Sometimes an event calls for a venue with a little extra panache. When a typical space just won’t do, why not try an honest-to-goodness castle? While there are many types of castles out there, when you see one, you just know. Whether it’s to serve as a photoshoot location, a wedding venue, or workshop location, there are plenty of bookable options out there with turrets and balconies galore. So without further ado, here is a list of some of our favorite swoon-worthy castles available to rent on Peerspace.
1. This storybook castle in the Bay Area
Traditionally made of heavy stone with tiny, easy-to-defend windows, castles can sometimes feel dark and oppressive. But that’s not the case in this storybook-inspired castle in Alamo, CA, about 45 minutes east of San Francisco.
Designed and built by architect Carr Jones, famous for his whimsical fairytale style, this sun-drenched castle looks like it’s straight out of Brothers Grimm. Arched doorways and soaring ceilings lighten up heavy brick and stone. Meanwhile, skylights and huge windows flood the space with natural light. It’s located on over one acre of land with a guest house, outdoor garden, and pool. Castles you can rent like this one are large enough for a group meeting but has enough cozy spaces for breaks or small work sessions.
Just take it from this previous renter who used the castle for a film production: “This is THE MOST magical place. John and his family were absolutely lovely and so so helpful. The place was clean and gorgeous and we definitely wished that we could stay much longer. Highly, highly recommend.”
2. The one-of-a-kind Crystal Castle near Washington DC
Crystal Castle was built in the 1870s and has retained all the charm, elegance, and mystery of that era. Located just a ten-minute drive from Washington, DC in Arlington, VA, this gorgeous house consists of numerous dwellings and duplexes. You can have access to its three churches, two schools, two parks, rectory, and commercial buildings.
There’s plenty of space here for meetings and events, plus onsite parking and a dressing room. And its close proximity to DC means that it’s easy to get to (and that there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby too).
3. The Kingsley House in Los Angeles, CA
A French chateau right in downtown LA? Absolutely. The Kingsley House oozes glamour, from the dramatic spiral staircase in the front entry to the tall French doors leading out to a secluded pool and patio. This elegant property serves as a backdrop for both film and photoshoots, and it’s easy to see why. The convenient location and brightly colored rooms make it an ideal production space.
And perhaps unsurprisingly, this castle has hundreds of five-star reviews on Peerspace. Including this one from a producer who was looking for castles you can rent for her production: “This house is so cool!!! I was so blown away by this property!!!! The couple that runs this property is lovely and so creative! Cannot recommend this spot enough. Enjoy!”
4. This chateau castle in Las Vegas
It’s hard to say what exactly separates a castle from a large house. But if balconies, turrets, and sheer elegance are on the list of qualifications, then this mansion in Las Vegas, NV certainly qualifies. With over 7,800 square feet of space on five sprawling acres, there’s certainly room to stretch out.
A pool, several sports courts, a game room with a pool table, and a separate casita are all on offer here. Bonus — this may be one of, if not the only, castles you can rent that’s less than one mile from the Strip!
5. This eclectic mosaic castle in the Hollywood Hills, CA
Ever wanted to step inside an actual gingerbread house? This “Mosaic Castle” is the next best thing. This Hollywood Hills house was originally built by movie star Mae March in 1927. By 1968, it had changed hands to George Ehling, a former wrestler, actor, movie studio carpenter, and eventual mosaic artist. Over the next 50 years, Ehling put his unique touch on the property in the form of thousands of pieces of hand-made mosaic. Walls, floors, ceilings — no other castles you can rent have something to see everywhere you look like here. Don’t miss the Hollywood sign, visible from one of the terraces. Rental includes the ground floor and all exterior areas. To really appreciate the possibilities, be sure you check out all the castle’s amazing photos on Peerspace.
Take it from one Peerspace renter who booked the castle for an epic photoshoot: “This space was great, we used it for a photoshoot and there was plenty of space for all of us to work. I feel that the space is even more grand in person but just as magical in images. Hostess was fantastic, open and incredibly easy to work with.”
6. This wine country chateau in Santa Rosa, CA
This Santa Rosa, CA chateau features two massive great rooms with 25-foot ceilings and massive windows, and you’ll want every inch of that window space to take in the stunning views of Sonoma Valley and the Mayacamas Mountains.
But if that’s not quite enough eye candy, step out onto the five acres of landscaped lawn. The outdoor space also includes pools, jacuzzis, casitas, ponds, and an outdoor kitchen. Note that this castle is only for productions and not events.
7. This castle estate by the lake in the Catskills, NY
This lakeside estate may look like a fortress on a hill, but the inside is cozy and bright thanks to two fireplaces, lots of big windows, and charming, homey touches. The exterior includes an orchard, a firepit, a pool and hot tub, sports courts, and a gorgeous stone fountain.
At just over 7,000 square feet, this Harriman, NY castle would be a great location for a sprawling event or a dramatic backdrop for a photoshoot.
8. This period piece “Victorian castle” in Arcadia, CA
Located in Arcadia, CA, within 30 miles of downtown Los Angeles, this Victorian-style castle is a quiet haven, complete with turrets and gorgeous landscaping. Set on over 3,500 square feet, the property includes the main house with glamorous retro style, a baby grand piano, two fireplaces, backdrops, hammocks, and free onsite parking. This is the perfect space for intimate retreats, workshops, and productions away from the hustle and bustle of LA.
9. This majestic Medieval Castle in Hollywood
This place is basically the castle to end all castles! From its incredible stone facade and drawbridge to its ivy-covered turrets and balconies, this castle is a sensation. At 10,000 square feet, you will enjoy no shortage of space when you host a production, retreat, or event here. And the fact that it’s perched in the Hollywood Hills with a clear view of the Hollywood Sign gives it an extra boost of charm (in case it needed it!)
A producer who booked this castle for shoot seems to sum it up pretty well in his Peerspace review: “Adam is a kickass host, responsive, flexible, attentive, and a straight shooter. The grounds fit my filming needs perfectly for a Ren Faire scene. I highly recommend renting from Adam, he’ll treat you right.”