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COVID-19 Update
Hooray we have started socially distanced viewings!! We remain outside all the time whilst you are able to go inside all the different areas. On arrival we will show you to an outside table that has hand gel, a map with a description of what happens in each area and a brochure. All doors will be opened prior to your visit, so you do not have to touch anything! We are also limiting visits to 2 per day to allow us to do a quick clean in between visits especially if the toilets have been used. If the weather permits we can also sit down and have a discussion outside! We look forward to welcoming you to Danby Castle and the Barn. Team Danby
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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

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Venue hire includes the exclusive use of Danby Castle from midday to midnight. Access the day before if applicable. Use of fully licensed ceremony room and furniture, threshing barn, snug, castle ruins, lawn and barn, dance floor and stage area. Includes tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, glassware and white linen. Two fully licensed bars, full PA system throughout the venue, indoor and outdoor lighting. Full on the day management, bar staff and service staff. Full guidance, support and advice when it comes to planning your wedding day

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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 to meet with your requirements. We endeavour to provide a flexible and bespoke service to all of our couples as we believe the personal touches that couples add make their day truly unique

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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 use of Danby Castle from 4pm to midnight//Pulled Pork Buffet for 80 guests, glass of fizz for the drinks reception after the ceremony and a glass of fizz for speeches//Late night tray bakes of chocolate brownies, millionaires shortbread and flapjack//In-house sound system for background music and speeches//White table linen, cutlery, crockery and glassware// Rustic wooden LOVE letters** Additional guests - £45 per person up to a maximum of 100
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

Cultural Specialists

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
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 our romantic winter wedding. Carolyn and the team were so helpful and flexible during the planning stages allowing us to use the courtroom for our drinks reception and recommending great local suppliers. On the day everything ran very smoothly and the staff were so attentive and friendly, the food was also a real highlight! We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect venue for our wedding day and just wish we could do it all over again! Huge thanks to everyone at Danby Castle! Xxx
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 trouble and honestly we were so overwhelmed by their support and assistance Thanks Again love mr and mrs brown
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 definitely comes down to you, Phil and your amazing team! We felt so welcomed from the first time we visited you and we always felt like you listened and then gave the best advice from all of your experience. Also we know we asked a lot especially when it came to the different foods but if you could pass on a huge thank you to the chef because everyone kept talking about how incredible all the food was so we're so grateful you were happy to put in all that extra effort to make our day that bit more special. We're now away in Nepal but will send over some official photos when they come in! Thanks for the most amazing venue, day, food and great atmosphere! Krysy and Nick x
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 of. From the food to the organisation of the day was simply outstanding and we area truly grateful. Sarah & Josh
Alicia and John
Married in September 2019
May 2020
The venue itself was perfect and everything was ta
'The whole team at Danby Castle were amazing on the day - everything went off without a hitch and the staff ensured the day flowed beautifully. Everyone was excellent in the lead up, answering all of our questions quickly and making the whole process really easy. The venue itself was perfect and everything was taken care of really well. Thank you all for helping to make our day perfect!' Thanks again so much for your hard work. Alicia and John Bowyer.
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 you again. John and Joyce Whiteley (Grandma and Grandad)
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...but there are so many beautiful places for photos around us. Your photographer will be spoilt for choices to get the most amazing shots!

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!! But we are not going to tell you who!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Miniature Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream...or the baby roast potatoes with cream cheese and chives...or the cajun chicken skewers

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our fab homemade pizza or our big fat supper buns stuffed full of BBQ pulled pork with Chefs fab crackling straws on the side!

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...plus the ruins!

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!

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