Berkeley Castle


Welcome to stately Berkeley Castle, one of West Virginia’s most recognizable structures. Included on the National Registry of Historic Places, this fascinating hilltop edifice is said to have been inspired by Berkeley Castle of Gloucestershire, England.

Built by 100 German masons over 6 years, the 9,300 square foot castle is constructed of local silica sandstone, painstakingly brought to the property by horse and carriage in the Gilded Age. The castle has been modernized over the years while retaining its classic charm, including a lavish ballroom complete with 2 stone fireplaces and grand staircase. With a dungeon tucked into a secret passageway, gargoyles providing stony vigilance, steep topography maximizing natural defense, and a turreted rooftop with battlements and a spectacular view, the castle hearkens back to European traditions.

When nothing but a castle will do for your special event.

Make your special event exceptional by hosting it in a real castle.

The Berkeley Castle will be taking event reservations starting summer 2020. To reserve your space, or inquire about pricing, please submit a quick interest form.

Every castle has an origin story, and Berkeley Springs Castle is no exception.

Make your special event exceptional by hosting it in a real castle.

While most castles were built to prevent – or launch – invasion, Berkeley Springs Castle, also known as Samuel Taylor Suit Cottage, is a product of love.