£5000 - £10000 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.
Pricing & Costs

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Exclusive use of the castle and gardens. All tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware and staffing included. Open fires.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


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

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

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

Cultural Specialists

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
Martha & James
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
Truly magical venue
We immediately felt Bolton Castle was the right venue for us as soon as we visited. The history and ambience of the castle speak for themselves, and it was a truly magical venue for our day. The team were extremely responsive, helpful and flexible from our first visit, right up until the days before the wedding. They were very helpful in ironing out any hitches or logistical challenges along the way. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Michelle & Rob
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Magical Experience
From start to finish no words can describe the experience we had working with Bolton Castle. Jacqui and her team do the castle proud. They turned our special day into a magical experience.
Emma W
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Stunning Wedding Venue with Dedicated Team
Bolton Castle is a spectacular wedding venue in the Yorkshire Dales, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding venue. The venue provided us with the flexibility to have the wedding reception exactly as we wanted it, with stunning photos backdrops of the castle and the valley, and our guests enjoyed being able to explore the grounds and the castle. We had food in the Great Room, followed by a live band in the Solar which were amazing spaces to continue the party. The team at Bolton Castle were there to support us every step of the way, and were incredibly supportive - in particular throughout the Covid pandemic.
Emma P
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Amazing Fairytale Wedding
This was a fairytale venue and wedding . We got access to the full venue .The staff were incredible day and night and nothing was too much trouble . All the access to the venue and the communication with the suppliers made our day run seamlessly. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue and it’s staff a million times over . We got exactly what we wanted and I’m genuinely so happy and grateful it was truly magical
Anushka & Philip
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
Excellent! Best venue ever.
Excellent venue. They are so flexible, very helpful, very accommodating, best venue every. What you get is so worth the money.
Emily & Shane
Happy couple Married on November
November 2021
you very very much for such a wonderful day
Just wanted to say thank you very very much for such a wonderful day, and a big thank you to Carol for making sure the day ran smoothly. We both had an amazing day.

September Wedding Fair

25th September 2022
Come and see Bolton Castle and find inspiration and ideas for your special day. From 11am to 2pm. Free entry and goody bag.
Location & Contact Details


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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards

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Your Yorkshire Wedding

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, historic, imposing, characterful, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the gardens with the Castle as a backdrop

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


What’s your favourite canapé?

Yorkshire Rarebit, sun dried tomato scone

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Rolls

What is your venue's 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.

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