Bolton Abbey Station

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A unique wedding location set in an old railway station in the heart of the Dales, surrounded by amazing views, where the bride arrives to her wedding via steam train to deliver her vows.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available


Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Full Description
Bolton Abbey Station is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies. If you are looking for a truly unique venue with a vintage feel to host your wedding, look no further. We would be happy to show you around and give you a better idea of what we can offer you on your special day. Please contact Ryan Whitaker to arrange an appointment and visit the railway.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rob James/ Ryan Whitaker
Welcome to Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, we aim to give customers a special journey back in time. You can take a ride behind one of our vintage steam locomotives and breathe in the evocative smells of a real steam railway. Our trains take you through some of Yorkshire's finest countryside. We will do all we can to make your day extra special, we have a selection of standard wedding packages to choose from or you can tailor your own to make your day as special as it should be.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
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Location & Contact Details


Bolton Abbey Station, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AF, England

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We've had many amazing weddings here at Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway, each with their own personal touch. Each wedding we hold is tailored individually to the Bride and Groom's preferences- we'll do all we can to make your day as special as possible.

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

Our no.1 tip when planning weddings is to make the planning stage as fun as possible! Planning your wedding should be as fun as the day itself!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, Historic, Beautiful, Countryside, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have many perfect spots to capture your perfect wedding photo. You can have your photo taken with the amazing steam trains we have on site here. We also have many beautiful carriages- including Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Carriage. Our station platform is also a beautiful place when the camera can capture your special moments.

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

Elizabeth Mary Deignan (Armitstead) who is an English professional world champion track and road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo gave us the honour of letting us play a part in her special day.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We have the pleasure of housing Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee Saloon which was built for the London and South Western Railway’s Royal Train in 1885 it was altered to become Queen Victoria’s personal coach in her Golden Jubilee year, 1887. She used it to travel from Waterloo to Gosport from where she journied on the Royal Yacht to the Isle of Wight to Osborne House. Several European heads of state used the coach when making a state visit to Britain. Following Queen Victoria’s death in 1901 it continued in Royal use for several years before being converted to a family saloon and eventually being sold as a body by the Southern Railway in 1930. From then until the 1980’s it was a home for a gamekeeper before being moved to various sites for preservation. Restored by Stately Trains at Embsay in 2017 it is being used on special trains to give passengers a taste of 19th century Royal travel.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We have developed our business massively over the last few years- introducing Dales Dining to our services which gives customers the chance to fine dine whilst riding on a steam train through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. We have fish and chips special, curry express, afternoon tea and many more! We're proud too have this amazing station on our doorstep and continue to try and keep this piece of history alive for other generations to come and enjoy!