£3500 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
On-Site
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We are open and have procedures in place in line with government guidelines. You are welcome to visit. Please book an appointment to view the castle. Call 01969 623981 or email info@boltoncastle.co.uk.
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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

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£6,000
Exclusive use of Castle and Gardens, all tables, chairs, cake table and cloth and Vat
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
External caterers not permitted

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£25
Maximum Price
£50
Anything from a Hog Roast to a 5 course meal with canapes

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£30
Maximum Price
£100
Minimum Number of Guests
10
Exclusive use of the castle and gardens. All tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware and staffing included. Open fires. Variety of menus from hog roast and buffets to five course banquets.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£10,000
Number of Guests Included
120
Exclusive use of the castle and gardens. All tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery, glassware and staffing included. Open fires. Variety of menus from hog roast and buffets to five course banquets.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Castle
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
240
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Other
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1399
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
6
Reviews
(21)
Emma & Charlie
Married in September 2021
September 2021
I 100% recommend this venue
We had our wedding here and it was the perfect day . Everyone at the castle was super friendly , accommodating and helpful all day and all night . There was excellent co ordination with our suppliers too and nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. The scenery is magical and I couldn’t have asked for a better service from the team. I 100% recommend this venue and would encourage everyone to give the castle a try to achieve their very own fairytale wedding.
Becca & Jack
Married in August 2021
August 2021
People were genuinely blown away...
We had such an amazing day on Saturday we couldn’t have asked for more. The castle staff have been great. We have had so many compliments by our guests regarding the venue, people were genuinely blown away by it. I wouldn’t change anything from the day. It was perfect from start to finish.
Amanda
Wedding: June 2021
June 2021
Truly a day to remember forever!!
Truly a day to remember forever!!
Alice & Rob
Wedding: June 2021
June 2021
fabulous service
We have just returned home after spending an amazing time celebrating Alice and Robs wedding at the castle on Saturday. I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know of the fabulous service we received from everyone but especially wanted to mention Mandy. Mandy was by far the most fantastic hostess. There wasnt a moment that she wasn’t attentive to our needs as guests. Absolutely brilliant! Can you please thank her and let her know how Much she contributed to our time with you. Thanks Amanda. (Alice’s aunty)
Rob and Alice
Married in October 2020
October 2020
2021 it is then!!!
Unfortunately we had our wedding cancelled due to Covid. The castle could not have been any nicer and understanding about the situation. Very accommodating about the new date and tried their best to do what they could do. Could not imagine getting married anywhere else. Didn’t lose any money and was stress free.
Murray
Married in July 2020
October 2020
The best support!
From the minute we arrived at Bolton Castle, we were blown away! The castle and the grounds are unreal! And the castle really is unique and does sell itself. We knew instantly that we wanted to get married there and our decision was finalised the minute we met Jacqui. Jacqui, the general manager, will go above and beyond for you. Jacqui genuinely wants the best for you and your special day. No request is too big or small. There are many amazing wedding venues, but it is hard to find an amazing venue and an amazing team!

September Wedding Fair

12th September 2021
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

Address

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

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Leyburn

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

Redmire

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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FAQ
(10)

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?

Yes

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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