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Danby Castle

£3750 - £4000 for Venue Hire
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Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors is Danby Castle, a 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 license...
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In-house catering
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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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Number of Guests Included
Twilight Wedding Package for selected dates between April to October 2019. The package includes: **Exclusive use of Danby Castle from...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
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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Sarah Folega
Wedding: November 2017
March 2019
Beautiful venue in a gorgeous setting!
Photographing a wedding here is an absolute dream. Beautiful venue with so much charm & character. The staff are always on hand to help & the surrounding views & area is ...
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Lissa Alexandra Photography
Wedding: January 2019
January 2019
Nowhere else like it, AMAZING!!!
I shot my first wedding at Danby in 2011 and instantly fell in love! This venue is honestly like nowhere else I've ever shot, I could gush all day about it. From a photo...
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Debbie & Rachel
Married in July 2018
December 2018
We fell in love with Danby Castle at first sight and after the warm welcome we got from Carolyn we knew we had to get married there. The venue has everything you need fo...
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Claire & Paul
Married in November 2018
December 2018
A Wonderful Rustic Wedding Destination
We had our wedding here in early November 2018, on a very chilly but rain free day. We were looking for a rustic barn wedding, as we love the outdoors and dislike hotel w...
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Kate Pymm Make-Up
Wedding: August 2018
December 2018
One of my Favourite Venues
I've worked with Danby and the team for around 12 years now. As a supplier I feel it's really important to build good relationships with your popular venues. I've styled ...
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Angela Waites Photography
Wedding: August 2018
December 2018
Truly Unique
As a photographer venue choice is very important and I'm always delighted when couples book me to photograph their Danby Castle wedding. Stunning location, castle ruins, ...
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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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Industry Awards (2)

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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 Offer£1,000 off venue hire for remaining 2019 dates - 30th March, 27th April 29th June, 25th August £1,500 off venue hire for selected Thursdays in August