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£5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 95
18 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
04:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 PM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Full Description
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
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Brides parents
Wedding: September 2016
February 2017
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...
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Location & Contact Details


Castle Hill Road, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 4TT, England

Nearest Town

Stoke on Trent

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 junction 15 or 16

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

East Midlands Airport
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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