Bolton Castle

£1,500 - £8,000 for a package
Up to 120
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Capable of hosting weddings of up to an average of 120 people, Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, Yorkshire North is the perfect place for couples seeking a civil ceremony with a touch of regality.
Bolton Castle Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Exclusive use of the Great Chamber for ceremony only at £1500 or exclusive use of the entire castle and gardens from £4,500. All tables, chairs, open fires, braziers and castle staffing included. Open fires.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Bolton Castle Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Bolton Castle Full Description
Capable of hosting weddings of up to an average of 120 people, Bolton Castle in Wensleydale, Yorkshire North is the perfect place for couples seeking a civil ceremony with a touch of regality. This historic castle which has hosted Kings and Queens looks out onto the scenic countryside and still maintains a great deal of the castle's original aesthetic. Crackling fires in The Great Chamber recall a royal past, a unique and memorable atmosphere for any reception or civil service. Your wedding rings can be delivered by our ring bearer Barn Owl called Charlie.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jacqui Naylor
Congratulations on your engagement. If you are looking for a totally unique Castle for your special day, come and visit Bolton Castle. We can seat up to 120 guests during the day and 200 in the evening. You could be royalty for the day with exclusive use of this special venue. Call or email now to book your appointment. I look forward to hearing from you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Nina & Cameron
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
An absolute dream of a wedding venue!
My husband and I were married here yesterday. Everything about getting married at Bolton Castle, from the first viewing right through to the end of the day, was everything we could have dreamed of from our venue! The castle itself has an impeccable character, charm, and history that we (and our guests) were just dazzled by, and they were so ready to work with the personalized ideas that we had for our day. Their flexibility, professionalism, and responsiveness helped to make the planning experience not stressful, but joyful. The day-of coordinators ensured that everything ran smoothly, which meant that myself and my husband could focus on each other and our guests, rather than feeling like we needed to run the show ourselves! We also must acknowledge the owl ringbearer and archery game provided for our day - these were truly special, fun moments that were greatly enjoyed by our guests and ourselves. It was a wonderful place to get married and we can't recommend it enough! Love, Nina and Cameron
Grace and charlie
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Couldn't have done more
The team at Bolton castle were absolutely amazing. The who process from first visit, booking and planning went smoothly and Jacqueline was nothing but helpful throughout. On the day nothing was too much trouble and the staff helped the day run to plan, keeping me nice and calm. 100% would recommend as a wedding venue!
Catherine & Thomas
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
effortless and magical
I haven’t taken the chance to thank you all for making our ceremony so so special. The day went by like a flash but it all felt so effortless and magical, I could not have asked for a better day. The team assisting were amazing and I can’t thank them enough. I’m sharing a preview from our wonderful photographer Olivia, she truly captured what made us fall in love with Bolton castle, it will always have a place in our hearts.
Katie and Tom
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
Our Magical Yorkshire Dales Wedding
Our wedding day at Bolton Castle was better than we could have ever dreamed of! The venue is stunning and so different to any other venue that we’d looked at. We met Jacqui and booked our wedding 2 years before the big day and for all that time she continuously messaged us and kept us in the loop. I found the Bolton team to be so helpful, nothing was a problem at all. They really helped to me our day run so smoothly so that we could just take it all in and enjoy it. The venue itself is stunning and so picturesque, we had so many comments from our guests saying that it was the best venue that they had been to and how beautiful it was. Even on a very windy and rainy Yorkshire day it was still magic! I honestly can’t thank the staff enough for all of their help, particularly Jacqui who helped so much with the multiple questions that I constantly emailed about over the 2 year period. She was so helpful when we met a few months before the big day and made me feel so assured that our wedding was going to be exactly as I’d hoped for. 5 stars isn’t enough!!!
Mrs G
Wedding: July
July 2023
it was the perfect day, magical from start to finish. What more can anyone hope for from their wedding day?
Wedding: July
July 2023
utterly amazing
I had to write and express how utterly amazing you and the team at Bolton Castle have been over the past 3 days of 'Joe and Maddie's' wedding. I would be grateful if you could pass this email onto the manager of Bolton Castle as I want to explain how wonderful all of the staff have been. As Joe's mother, I was astounded at the level of friendliness, support and nothing was ever too much trouble. You personally were amazing throughout and remained calm, cheerful, and that fantastic and engaging
Bolton Castle Location & Contact Details


Near Leyburn, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Bolton Castle Press & Awards

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Your Yorkshire Wedding

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Bolton Castle?

An English/French wedding. It started at 10am and it was unique and elegant from start to finish. The guess arrived through the portcullis and had tea and croissants on arrival. There were touches of both nationalities throughout and the Castle was beautifully decorated with garlands of foliage. The wedding breakfast was a gourmet and had five courses, again complimenting both the English and French elements. The day was relaxed and very special and was shortlisted for a competition.

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

Take time and enjoy your planning and if it becomes too stressful, give yourself time to leave it and come back to it at a later time.

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

A family tree showing previous generations weddings.

Describe Bolton Castle in 5 adjectives

Unique, historic, imposing, characterful, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at Bolton Castle?

In the gardens with the Castle as a backdrop

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Bolton Castle?


What’s your favourite canapé?

Yorkshire Rarebit, sun dried tomato scone

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Rolls

What is Bolton Castle most unique feature?

Locally sourced and homemade

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our weddings. They are all so unique and special.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Gift£1000 off 2022 weddings on selected dates
Bridebook Special Offer£1000 off 2022 weddings on selected dates