£5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 95
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Alton Castle is a magnificent venue for "weekend wedding" receptions and is exclusively hired to you from 4pm Friday until 4pm Sunday.
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
Prices Start At
Features & Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Alton Castle is a grade 2* listed neo-Gothic building built in 1847 and designed by A W Pugin, who also designed the Houses of Parliment. It is a magnificent venue for "weekend wedding" receptions and is exclusively hired to you from 4pm Friday until 4pm Sunday. As the castle is set within the beautiful Churnet Valley, it offers the perfect backdrop for photographs and can be decorated bespoke to you. The Banqueting Hall, with its stained glass windows and rib vaulted ceiling, can seat up to 90 for a silver service meal and can accommodate up to 200 guests for the evening reception. There are two other large function rooms along with an impressive lawn at the front of the castle, all ideal for greeting your guests with pre-dinner drinks. Within the package, your guests can enjoy overnight accommodation in our dormitories which sleep up to 95, giving them the experience of staying in a castle for the weekend.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Karen & Lynda
One of the comments from a bride and groom 'If you are considering Alton Castle for your wedding, we really couldn't recommend it highly enough, it holds a very special place in our hearts and I can think of nowhere to match it, for beauty, space, flexibility and facilities. We can honestly say from experience that nothing can compare to being able to host all your guests in such wonderful surroundings and sharing the most magical of weekends with your family and friends.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
Wedding: September 2016
Grand entrance to Alton Castle
Its just a short walk over the bridge to the ample outside space where we had pre-dinner drinks on the lawn of the Castle. The breath taking dining hall with its long ta...
Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
Hearing the laughter of many generations during the celebrations.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Plan and ask your family to help to keep within your budget. Plan a cooked breakfast on the Sunday morning, with a trip to Alton Towers to follow.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Fairy tale theme, with beautiful photographs on the bridge over to the Castle.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Grand, unique, spacious, historical, breathtaking
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
From the balcony looking over the Banqueting Hall.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
It is a real authentic Castle - that you can have exclusive use of for a whole weekend.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The uniqueness of having a wedding breakfast at a Castle, and being a princess for the day