£2500 - £4950 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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
Maximum Price
Exclusive use of Castle and Gardens, all tables, chairs, cake table and cloth and Vat

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Anything from a Hog Roast to a 5 course meal with canapes
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

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

Cultural Specialists

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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: June 2019
June 2019
Louise Bradshaw
Visited the Castle and it is a fabulous venue. Cannot wait to get married there in 2020.
Wedding: June 2019
June 2019
Bex Havaday
Beautiful, stunning day at this imposing Castle. Totally over and above our expectations - true one of a kind. Food was amazing and staff so helpful in every way.
Camara Dixon
Married in February 2019
February 2019
Despite calling twice in advance of our arrival ( our arrival was late due to snow and ice on the roads) and arriving at 4.45pm- 15 minutes before the official closing time at 5pm- the castle was locked up and empty upon our arrival. We had also left our phone number to which they had said that they would call us back in there was a problem with our later than originally agreed arrival. They never called before closing up the castle in well in advance of the official closing time.

October Wedding Fair

6th October 2019
Come and see Bolton Castle and wedding suppliers to get inspiration for your special day. Open from 11am to 3pm. Free entry and includes a glass of prosecco, canapes and a goody bag.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards

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Your Yorkshire Wedding

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?


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.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount10%
Bridebook Special Offer10% discount off Castle hire.