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Up to 120
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We are open and have procedures in place in line with government guidelines. You are welcome to visit. Please book an appointment to view the castle. Call 01969 623981 or email info@boltoncastle.co.uk.
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Capable of hosting weddings of up to an average of 120 people, Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, Yorkshire North is the perfect place for couples seeking a civil ceremony with a touch of regality.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£6,000
Exclusive use of Castle and Gardens, all tables, chairs, cake table and cloth and Vat
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£25
Maximum Price
£50
Anything from a Hog Roast to a 5 course meal with canapes

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£30
Maximum Price
£100
Minimum Number of Guests
10
Exclusive use of the castle and gardens. All tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware and staffing included. Open fires. Variety of menus from hog roast and buffets to five course banquets.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£10,000
Number of Guests Included
120
Exclusive use of the castle and gardens. All tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware and staffing included. Open fires. Variety of menus from hog roast and buffets to five course banquets.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
240
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Capable of hosting weddings of up to an average of 120 people, Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, Yorkshire North is the perfect place for couples seeking a civil ceremony with a touch of regality. This historic castle which has hosted Kings and Queens looks out onto the scenic countryside and still maintains a great deal of the castle's original aesthetic. Crackling fires in The Great Chamber recall a royal past, a unique and memorable atmosphere for any reception or civil service.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jacqui Naylor
Congratulations on your engagement. If you are looking for a totally unique Castle for your special day, come and visit Bolton Castle. We can seat up to 120 guests during the day and 200 in the evening. You could be royalty for the day with exclusive use of this special venue. Call or email now to book your appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1399
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(11)
Rob and Alice
Married in October 2020
October 2020
2021 it is then!!!
Unfortunately we had our wedding cancelled due to Covid. The castle could not have been any nicer and understanding about the situation. Very accommodating about the new date and tried their best to do what they could do. Could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Didn’t lose any money and was stress free.
Thank you !
Wedding: February 2020
October 2020
Best weddings that they had ever attended
My daughter and her now husband had their wedding here on 29th February 2020. It was everything they had hoped for including snow, though they might have preferred not to have the raging storm. There was nothing the staff could have done about the wind though they tried to keep us warm with an enormous fire in the great hall that blazed all the time we were there. The food was glorious and hot! We danced and chatted till midnight and everyone agreed with was one of the best weddings that they had ever attended (we even had an owl bring the rings). Thank you to everyone at the castle and a particular thank you to Elizabeth who was fantastic on the day.
Sarah & Paul
Married in January 2020
October 2020
Amazing Wedding Day
We had a amazing wedding day here and it was a magical venue with fantastic food provided by Guy and his team
Paul
Married in August 2019
October 2020
Great value for money
What a wonderful wedding we had at Bolton Castle! A number of guests said (not just to us) that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Many thanks to Elizabeth who judged things perfectly and to Carol, also. Lyndsey’s display amongst our guests was excellent and we ended up cutting the cake with an engraved longsword. Guy did a superb job with the food.Thanks to his staff, including Paul and Lorna. After choral music, instead of a fanfare I think we had a more suitable wonderfully subtle piece of music as the processional, with the bride entering the Solar as the drum started. Altogether it was a perfect setting for our perfect day and incredible value for money. Thank you so much.
Jonathon & Anne
Married in July 2019
October 2020
The Perfect Venue
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you and the team did for our wedding. Anne and I had the best day ever and it was great to enjoy it in the castle. As you said the castle is made for a party. It looks so different all set up for a wedding and our parents later admitted they were a little concerned seeing it bare but it looked fantastic when it has chairs, tables and decorated. Its such a great space to put your own touches to, making every wedding unique. Thanks ever so much helping laying everything out and the castle looked fantastic. We thought it would be the perfect venue with so many children attending and it was lovely to see them all enjoying the maze and grounds. All the guests said they had a special day and loved the venue and we haven't stopped talking about it. Please feel free to pass on our email details if you need to for couples thinking about using the castle. Thanks ever so much Tom and your team. Thanks also for being there for the day, there is so much to worry about, and knowing you would be there on the day helped lessen the worries no end.
Lou
Wedding: June 2019
June 2019
Louise Bradshaw
Visited the Castle and it is a fabulous venue. Cannot wait to get married there in 2020.

Spring Wedding Fair

28th March 2021
Come and see Bolton Castle and find inspiration and ideas for your special day. From 11am to 2pm. Free entry. Prosecco and canapes on arrival and a goody bag.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Near Leyburn, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Leyburn

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

Redmire

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Your Yorkshire Wedding
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

An English/French wedding. It started at 10am and it was unique and elegant from start to finish. The guess arrived through the portcullis and had tea and croissants on arrival. There were touches of both nationalities throughout and the Castle was beautifully decorated with garlands of foliage. The wedding breakfast was a gourmet and had five courses, again complimenting both the English and French elements. The day was relaxed and very special and was shortlisted for a competition.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take time and enjoy your planning and if it becomes too stressful, give yourself time to leave it and come back to it at a later time.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A family tree showing previous generations weddings.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, historic, imposing, characterful, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the gardens with the Castle as a backdrop

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes

What’s your favourite canapé?

Yorkshire Rarebit, sun dried tomato scone

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Rolls

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Locally sourced and homemade

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our weddings. They are all so unique and special.

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