It’s a Game of Thrones wedding weekend! Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte) are tying the knot Saturday at Wardhill Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and the preparations are in full swing. GOT cast members have also started to arrive for the highly-anticipated ceremony for two of the show’s stars that is finally only hours away.
Harrington and Leslie met on the set of the Emmy-winning HBO drama while playing enemies who eventually fell in love.
According to the Daily Mail, the remote 12th-century castle venue is located on a breathtaking property and is the home of the Leslie Clan, whose chief is the Honorable Alexander Leslie, the actress’ father.
It has been in their family for nine centuries, and is Leslie’s childhood home.
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The Leslie’s own a number of castles, and Wardhill is one which is located on a vast estate that the couple has transformed into a weekend wedding retreat. The staff has set up a large marquee on the grounds – in the walled garden – and it will host the wedding breakfast as well as the after-dinner speeches.
The ceremony guest list is exclusive because it will take place in the castle’s drawing room which can only hold up to eighty people.
The castle also features eight bedrooms, and the expectation is that Harington and Leslie will spend their wedding night in the room known as Laird’s Bedroom.
On Friday, florists, caterers, and family members descended on the castle location to prepare for the big day and GOT cast members started to land at Aberdeen Airport. Cameras caught Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) arriving in the afternoon wearing all-black while carrying his suit in a garment bag. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) arrived at Heathrow Airport not long after.
Sophie Turner (Sansa) and Maisie Williams (Arya) should be arriving soon.
Harington and Leslie have kept their wedding details private, but multiple media outlets have been able to confirm that it will take place this weekend at the Scottish castle because of a marriage notice they posted at the register office in the nearby town of Huntly.
Entry number 317/2018/42 of the Huntly Register marriage notice book reads that Christopher (Kit) Catesby Harrington is to marry Rose Eleanor Arbuthnot Leslie on Saturday.
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A Benedictine monk – father Chad Boulton – will be officiating the ceremony. He is the chaplain of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire.
The Game of Thrones cast and crew are currently shooting the show’s eighth and final season that will air next year, but Harington was adamant about making sure his co-stars could witness his nuptials.
“I was like, ‘You need to factor in a Game of Thrones wedding by the way.’ They [the cast] have all got to be there so the whole thing has got to shut down,’” said Kit Harrington.