Castle Green Hotel

Moderate (££)
Up to 250
99 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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A luxurious 4* wedding venue set within 14 acres of spectacular gardens and woodlands. With over 50 years’ experience planning and hosting weddings.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Spa On-Site
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Overlooking Kendal Castle and the Lakeland Fells, Castle Green in Kendal is a 4* Hotel and boasts an array of contemporary facilities, including ceremony and function spaces to accommodate 25 to 250 guests, in a truly breath-taking setting. Our original house dates back to 1847 and still contains some of the traditional features for those all-important photographs, as well as our Wedding Gazebo in the gardens for a truly romantic ceremony location.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Beth Hope & Nicola Postlethwaite
We are passionate about weddings and enjoy meeting and helping all our couples plan the biggest day of their lives! We can ease the burden by liasing with suppliers and offer honest advice about how your day will run as well as inspiration to enhance the occasion. We keep on track with the latest trends and enjoy filling our Pinterest scrapbook with great images on different themes. In short - your perfect day . . . our part in your love story!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr and Mrs Haynes
Happy couple married in July
July 2021
A big thank you
We booked our wedding ceremony in February 2020. We were due to get married June 2021. Then the world went into lockdown! The communication from Claire and the rest of the events team was second to none. We had regular consultations (over the phone) and always answered emails in a timely manner. Ours was always going to be a small intimate wedding (30 guests). Our ceremony was out in the Gazebo. The resident pianist Fred Binley played our choice of music. The government guidelines meant we had to have smaller spaced out tables. But it did not change anything on the day. We chose an afternoon tea, followed by a BBQ on the terrace. Our Suite was incredible! Recently refurbished to an extremely high standard. A super king bed with a double shower and amazing views across the gardens towards Kendal Castle. A big thank you to Claire Laughton, Christine, Joanne and Josh who looked after us on the day. And of course all the Castle Green hotel team throughout our weekend.
Mr & Mrs Hart
Happy couple married in July
July 2021
We can't thank you enough, our day was perfect.
We can’t thank you enough, our day was perfect. We didn’t have one complaint.. everything was amazing. Thank you to Nicola, Christine and the whole team. Thank you so much.
Mr & Mrs Smith
Happy couple married in October
November 2020
We both had a fantastic day
We both had a fantastic day. We were absolutely chuffed with how my parents had managed to keep the decoration a secret and it looked beautiful! Christine was lovely too so it was nice to have her on hand to check everything was running smoothly. I do apologise if we kept her/other staff waiting for us to decide when we were actually going to sit down and eat, and also in between courses! The food was so filling for the main we needed a long break before dessert. (The food was scrummy btw) 😊 Other than that I can’t think of any feedback really – just keep doing what you’re doing! It would have been nice to have met Nicola in person as I dealt so much with her before the big day. And there was a slight hiccup with the rooms on checkout – each of the party was asked to pay when it was actually settled by me beforehand but I believe that’s sorted now. Many thanks for being so accommodating and helping us to finally have a reception in amongst all the constant changes! Anna and Paul x
Mr & Mrs Hyde
Wedding: September
November 2020
The hotel and its staff were fabulous.
The hotel and its staff were fabulous. All the safety aspects re COVID-19 were well thought out and made our stay even more pleasurable. We had a small intimate wedding reception for our son and his bride and they could not have made it any more special. Nothing was too much effort. We’ll definitely be coming back.
Mr &Mrs Mazzola-Randles
Happy couple married in February
November 2020
What an incredible team of wedding planners
We had our wedding here! What an incredible team of wedding planners (Amanda, Nicola, Claire, and the team) was amazing from the first meeting, they took all the stress out of planning the wedding .... communication was excellent and every whim was catered for! The whole day went smoothly thank you to Christine for being our host and looking after our guests! The food was incredible, the staff was always helpful! I would not change a single thing
Jordan & Ian Loi-Mason
Happy couple married in November
November 2019
Thank you for an amazing day
My partner and I after months of planning finally got married on Sat 26th October. The venue was amazing with plenty of friendly staff and what astounded us was the willingness to help. One or two mentions here one particularly to Nicola Poselthwaite your amazing and thought provoking help in putting together our amazing day you certainly deserve all the awards as in our eyes you were an angel. Second to Christine our host for the day you are efficient caring and compassionate in all you do. The food was amazing to and nobody went hungry the service second to none. You all ought to be so so proud of yourself xxxx

Wedding Venue Showcase - 12noon - 4pm

22nd January 2023
Visit our showcase to get an insight of how amazing your wedding day could be. Our wedding team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. There will be some of our suppliers in attendance.
Location & Contact Details


Castle Green Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6, J37

Nearest Train Station

Oxenholme Lake District - Northern, Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Cumbria Tourism - Large Hotel of the Year 2015

Industry Awards (4)

WeddingDates Top Rated Wedding Venue in Cumbria and the North West from 2014-2021
Brides Magazine - 2016 Top Wedding Venues, Regional Finalist TWIAs 2017 & 2018
North West Wedding Awards Best Venue Cumbria 2021
Winners of Top Rated Wedding Venue in Cumbria from 2014 to 2018

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is the best wedding we've ever done as they are all so different! However, we really enjoy the one's where the couple have really personalised their wedding as it gives us an insight into their personality and their journey from their first date to their wedding date.

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

To be organised, enjoy the wedding journey but most importantly have fun!

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

Personalised favours for guests - everyone had something completely different and it was obvious that the Bride & Groom had really thought about who was attending. The guests loved it!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, professional, beautiful, welcoming, memorable

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Must be our Summer house in the Gardens. Stone built in around 1920 it provides a fantastic 'mantlepiece' shot.

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

We had ex Newcastle goalkeeper Shay Given at a wedding in March 2018.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Cartmel Valley smoked salmon and horseradish cream

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Anything chocolate!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Gazebo in the grounds, fully licenced for ceremonies and great for an informal family ceremony

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our staff who are professional yet fun and unstuffy with their service to give the feeling that this is the couples home for the day.