£130 - £200 pp
Up to 100
4 Bedrooms
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Say "I do" in this perfect, romantic setting, make memories to cherish forever. Allerton Castle is an exclusive, historic stately home, permitting you to live in luxury for your special day.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£130
Maximum Price
£200
Minimum Number of Guests
2
•  Services of a dedicated Wedding Planner and Event Manager, who can act as an informal Master of Ceremonies. •  Complimentary Food & Wine Tasting for the couple. •  Luxurious Palace suite for bridal preparations and day use by the couple. •  The impressive Billiards room for the groom’s party to relax and play a game of billiards pre-ceremony. •  Great Hall and staircase for drinks reception, group photographs and for your evening party. •  Reception Drinks from Bradshaws of York Baroness Menu. •  Memorial Garden with reflection pool, for your drinks and canapes reception with stunning backdrops for photographs.  •  Oak carved hallway and Conservatory leading out to the spacious terraces for your day time entertainment.  •  Gothic style oak easel for your table plan up to size A1. •  Magnificent vaulted Ballroom for your Wedding Breakfast, speeches and evening food with red banquet chairs and a selection of tables. •  All white crockery, cutlery, modern tulip style stemmed glasses and associated service equipment for your event. •  Professional, trained staff to serve your meal and drinks. •  Complimentary use of our square or round cake stand and cake knife. •  Mezzanine balcony for some romantic photographs in the evening. •  A Cash Bar facility at no extra cost to yourselves. •  Evening Finger Buffet for both your day and evening guests. •  Roaring fire with snug chesterfields for relaxing by the impressive Gothic fireplace within the Great Hall. •  Free Car Parking for up to 100 cars. •  Facilities for spectacular firework displays (approved companies only).
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Canapés included
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
4
Sleeps No. of People
8
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late night availability
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

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

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Ballroom
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Pet-Friendly

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Other
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Perfect for weddings of all sizes. Ranging from intimate ceremonies of under 10 people to larger parties. The castle can seat up to 100 guests for your indoor ceremony, whether this be a blessing or civil ceremony, and your Wedding Breakfast. The Castle is fully licenced in numerous spaces, depending on your numbers, for a civil ceremony. Want a larger party? The Great Hall can facilitate up to 120 guests for your evening party and marquee options are available, with the castle as your picturesque backdrop. The Great Hall, provides a grand setting for your ceremony and drinks receptions on those rainy days. The breath-taking Ballroom complimented by high vaulted ceilings and awe-inspiring woodwork designs are the perfect location for your Wedding Breakfast so you can dine like royalty. With 5* catering provided by Bradshaws of York included in your package price, leave the hard work to us as we dazzle you with our lifelong experience of weddings and cuisine. The gardens and grounds of the castle contribute to all your gorgeous wedding photographs and enable your guests with the perfect opportunity to take a stroll around the gardens. Now, for your ease of planning, our packages are combined with catering, with no hidden costs, to ensure you know your budget. All packages include a cash and card, fully licenced bar. Want an outdoor weddings? Our luxurious gardens are the dreamy location for any rustic outdoor wedding. Blessings can take place in our outdoor spaces. Bespoke quotes can be provide tailored for you.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Zoë Jenkinson and Sophie Louise: Wedding and Events Coordinators
Congratulations to all those newly engaged couples! Exciting times are ahead - we hope you have had a good look around our listing and are wow-ed by our pictures of our wonderful castle venue. We want to make your wedding dreams come true - if you have any questions, wish to request a brochure or arrange a private viewing please send us an enquiry or give us a call! Happy Planning!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(36)
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Heidi & Tom Jepson
Happy couple married in November
December 2022
Just perfect, wish I could do it all again!
My husband and I chose Allerton Castle as our wedding venue for November of this year, and we definitely made the right decision! Our wedding planner, Zoë, was amazing from day 1, always there if we needed her, and gave us so much support and guidance and really went above and beyond on our wedding day. The Allerton Castle selected caterers, Bradshaw's of York, gave an excellent choice of food and drinks and were prepared to cater for my gluten free guests. All of the food and drinks were brilliant and excellent quality and the service was outstanding. All of the staff on the day were extremely professional and pleasant. We stayed overnight and the bed fit for royalty within the bridal suite was extremely comfortable. Breakfast the next morning was lovely too. Ourselves and our guests were all stunned with the beauty and detail of the building both inside and out, it really has a wow factor! I really could not recommend Allerton Castle enough for people who are considering it for their wedding venue. It was the best day of my life and I wish I could go back and do it all over again!
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Sara & Mark
Happy couple married in October
January 2023
Best Day of Our Lives!
We got married at Allerton Castle in October and couldn't recommend it enough. Sophie, our Wedding Planner/Co-Ordinator was fantastic and ready to help with anything and everything on the lead up to the day. She also saved my veil when it flew off my head on the way down the aisle! It is the most beautiful venue and our pictures there are gorgeous.
L
Lindzi Rhodes
Wedding: July
September 2022
A dream come True
My son and new daughter in law found Allerton Castle online and as they live in Germany they asked us to check it out for them. As we drove up the long drive with sheep grazing either side the stunning building came into sight and literally took our breath away with its grandeur. When we entered Allerton Castle a few stairs led us up to the Great Hall, which is absolutely stunning, with its carved panelled walls and the most grandest staircase sweeping down from the galleried landing. Light flooded in from the high stained glass picture window below the vaulted ceiling. It was overwhelming as we were shown around and each room gave us more goosebumps and wows! We were delighted when our son and daughter in law decided to have their wedding at Allerton Castle and booked it even though they hadn't seen it in person. They were also overwhelmed and delighted when they eventually got to see it in person 4 months later. Zoe, the Events and Wedding Co-Ordinator was amazing as she was super efficient and so helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she certainly made the wishes of the Happy Couple come true. The wedding was so beautiful and just like from a Fairytale.
J
Jordan & Darcy
Happy couple married in March
March 2022
Our Wedding 19.03.22
We got married here on the 19th March. We instantly fell in love and no other venue came close to this gorgeous castle. Not only is it stunning but there is so much history to the place, there truly isn’t another place like this. It will always have a special place in my heart. Zoe was absolutely amazing.. we wish we could have our day again but we definitely will be visiting again for valentines or any other events.
B
Becky and Ian
Wedding: February
February 2022
Great Experience!
Happy Couple :)
S
Sarah and Matthew
Happy couple married in May
May 2020
The most amazing
Allerton Castle is the most amazing wedding venue, we honestly could not recommend it more! Right from our first meeting our wedding co-ordinator Libby, and the castle itself, set the bench mark for all the other venues we viewed, and none could compete. The planning process was smooth and stress free, and Libby was brilliant advising what would work well to achieve our perfect day. The big day itself was fabulous, whatever the weather Allerton Castle looks amazing, and it provided a stunning back drop to an unforgettable day. The staff at the castle, and at Bradshaw’s, were so professional and nothing was too much trouble, all our guests commented on just how lovely everyone was and how well we were looked after. Finally, we couldn’t leave a review without commenting on the wonderful food from Bradshaw’s, it really was top notch.

Wedding Showcase

19th February 2023
Start with a complementary glass of prosecco and a canape. Walk around our stunning castle. Don't forget to stop and have a chat with our Wedding Planners! No Booking needed.

Wedding Fair

26th March 2023
Join us for a complementary glass of prosecco while talking to our recommended suppliers. Walk round our stunning castle, taking in al its magic , Don't forget to stop and talk to our dedicated Team.

Wedding Fair

29th October 2023
Join us for a complementary glass of prosecco while talking to our recommended suppliers. Walk round our stunning castle, taking in al its magic , Don't forget to stop and talk to our dedicated Team.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England

Travel Notes

For appointments please use A59 entrance, if prearranged or a wedding day please enter via A168 entrance for the wow-factor.

Nearest Town

Knaresborough

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 jct 47

Nearest Train Station

Cattal

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (6)

Belle Bridal Magazine
The Wedding Guide UK
Vogue Magazine
You & Your Wedding Magazine
Bride Magazine
Perfect Wedding Magazine

Industry Awards (4)

Finalist for Nationals of The Wedding Industry Awards - Historic Wedding Venue
Luxlife Global Wedding Awards - Most Picturesque Wedding Venue

Bridebook Awards (1)

FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

There's too many to choose from...we have had some amazing fairy-tale weddings, complete with princess ball gowns and entrances to 'Tale as Old as Time,' Harry Potter Weddings, DIY weddings, goth weddings and unique weddings of just the couple! Each wedding brings something new to the castle, always leaving us in 'wow' of what a couple has created.

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

Ask all the questions! Never dismiss anything right away just because we are grade 1 listed, we will always try to accommodate the requests we receive the best we can to ensure your dream wedding comes true.

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

Cricket bat confetti tunnel for cricket mad Groom and name cards which have little wildlife charity pins attached to. So all guests had a pin and donation on their behalf!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, grand, gothic, intimate & picturesque

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The gardens, the Drawing Room, the Great Hall, the Palace Suite, the fireplace...everywhere!

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

Everyone is a VIP to us, however to name some names, Keith Lemon, Josh Warrington and many others...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Three Little Pigs Chorizo Fritata - an amazing bite!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Lots of cheese! The cheese boards are a must!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The iconic staircase in the gothic Great Hall which also features as the bridal entrance, leaving your guests well and truly wow-ed!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are charity ran business therefore able to create a relationship with couples and be flexible, not focusing on money or targets. This also means any money raised goes into the historical preservation and restoration of Allerton Castle.