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Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors is Danby Castle, an award winning historic wedding venue and family home with a passion for creating experiences and memories that will last a lifetime
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

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We are very flexible when it comes to food and our in-house catering due to being an exclusive-use venue, we can tailor our menu options...
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What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Cutlery included
Minimum numbers apply
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

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Number of Guests Included
The Heather package is our top package for 2020 for 50 guests and additional adult guests are £95 The package includes: **Exclusive us...
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What is included in this pricing:
Canapés included
Day before set up available
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
At Danby Castle, we pride ourselves on offering a very personal, relaxed and flexible approach when it comes to planning your wedding day. With over a decade of wedding experience and knowledge, we provide you with guidance and support from the moment you book until the end of your special day, whilst also allowing you plenty of freedom when it comes to choosing food, drink, decor, type of ceremony and schedule of your day ​ We believe that your wedding day should reflect yourselves, as a couple and as individuals We only offer exclusive use of our venue, so you can be assured that we are fully focused on you and your guests and committed to making your day truly exceptional Hold your ceremony in our 14th Century Court Room steeped in character and charm, enjoy picturesque views across the Esk Valley and explore the ancient Danby Castle ruins during your drinks reception. Take your seat in our authentic Barn for your wedding breakfast, prepared using locally sourced and lovingly made Yorkshire produce. Finally, dance the night away with friends and family for your evening celebrations

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carolyn
Hello! Danby Castle is our family home and we truly believe we offer a totally different 'feel' of wedding here. You are not a lost name here, there are no conveyor belt weddings here and every wedding is different. So if you are looking for exclusive use, a relaxed and stunning environment then please do come and see us! Carolyn, Phil, Max and the rest of the team


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Ciara & Shaun Smith
Married in November 2019
January 2020
A perfect winter wedding!
As soon as we visited Danby Castle we knew it was the ideal venue for us, the incredible views over the countryside and the beautiful ruins were just what we wanted for o...
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mark brown
Married in October 2019
January 2020
Simply stunning and go above and beyond
we got married here on 19/10/19 and cannot recommend this place highly enough, Carolyn, phil and max go above and beyond to make it your dream day. Nothing was too much t...
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Krysy and Nick
Married in September 2019
November 2019
A HUGE thank you!
Nick and I wanted to email and say a massive thank you for putting on such a fabulous wedding for us! We loved every minute of it and a lot of the smoothness of the day d...
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Sarah and Josh
Married in September 2019
November 2019
Everything we could ever have dreamed of...
Thank you so much for making our wedding the most perfect day. the full experience was stress free from the start to finish and was everything we could ever have dreamed ...
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Amy and Mike
Wedding: August 2019
November 2019
Food was delicious
Hello Thank you for working so hard to give s all such a wonderful day on Saturday for Amy and Mike’s wedding. The venue was perfect and the food was delicious. Thank ...
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Ross and Charis
Married in August 2019
January 2020
Beautiful venue, breathtaking views and superb service!
From the very first visit to Danby Castle, we knew this venue was the right one for us. We absolutely loved the stunning views of the rolling hills, the castle ruins and ...
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Location & Contact Details


Castle Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP, England

Travel Notes

It is best to enter our postcode into google maps - YO21 2NP rather than putting Danby Castle in!

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

With every wedding being different from each other, it is difficult to choose as they are all so unique! Every wedding is the best wedding!

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

We are the experts, we don't expect you to be experts. You make think you're asking a silly question but I can assure you that we've already been asked before. Your wedding is said to be the best day of your life, which means that planning the best day of your life should be fun and enjoyable!

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

We encourage couples to add personal touches around the venue as we believe that wedding days should be reflective of the couple getting married. Some of our favourite personal touches are personalised guest books and table names that are personal to the couple eg. Paris is the table name and that is where the couple got engaged, Danby is the table name and that is where to couple got married etc.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Rustic, Historic, Unique, Personal and Flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The lawn overlooking the Esk Valley

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

Yes! From soap stars to olympic athletes - as we are away from prying eyes!!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Miniature Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

The original judge's bench in the Court Room, the intricate wood panelling in the Jury Room, the remains of the threshing machine in the Threshing Barn, the ancient Danby Castle Ruins overlooking the stunning Esk Valley and the authentic wooden beams in our newly renovated Barn

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team - without our great staff we would not be able to deliver such wonderful weddings!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook Special Offer50% off venue hire for last minute dates in March and April 2020 to celebrate our recent award #1 Romantic Venue in Yorkshire
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