About Castle Waterford

Castle Waterford is a family owned & operated wedding & event venue located at a private estate in Royse City, Texas. There are two castles on the property facing each other, with a heart-shaped pond in between.

The first castle is the family’s home. It is a replica of an ancient castle found in Waterford, Ireland.

The second castle is a wedding & event venue. Its hand-crafted design includes
four turrets, a portcullis, a crenulated roof line, hand-painted brick & stone, & a hand-stamped floor.

This private wedding venue near Rockwall, Texas is mid-priced & includes 30 amenities so you can quickly host an elegant wedding.

Castle Waterford is eco-friendly with its 80% solar energy power and a triple-filtered, 100% rain water collection system.

On behalf of the family & staff at Castle Waterford, thank you for considering to host your wedding or event with us!

Interesting Facts About Castle Waterford

In 2005, a custom home builder constructed a replica of Ireland’s famed Castle Waterford for use as his family’s private residence in north Texas.

By 2018, most of the home builder’s children had grown and married. So he sold the estate to a family of llama ranchers desiring to share the beauty of this unusual property with others.

In 2019, the ranchers opened the property to the public by reservation only for Llama Walks on the castle trail, & for educational sessions about llamas in the castle barn.

Early in 2021, the family completed construction of a wedding & event venue that faces the replica Irish castle. This venue opened in the fall of 2021 for themed weddings, romantic weddings and weddings with llamas.

Llamas at Castle Waterford

A pack of pedigreed llamas live in the castle barn and graze in the meadow on the property.

They perform under the company name ShangriLlama. Animal lovers nationwide visit ShangriLlama for Llama Walks on the castle’s private Enchanted Forest Trail, and for Llama Llessons in the Castle Barn.

Now these beautiful llamas may be hired for weddings & events at Castle Waterford.

The flourishes in the Castle Waterford logo represent alfalfa—the favorite food of llamas.