Danby Castle Barn

£4,450 - £11,950 for a package
Up to 110
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Nestled in the heart of the North York Moors is Danby Castle Barn, an award-winning historic wedding venue with a passion for creating experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.
Danby Castle Barn Pricing & Costs

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We have different prices depending on the day of the week, and minimum numbers. Each wedding includes: • A Wedding Coordinator onsite with you throughout the whole day and into the evening. • Licensed indoor or outdoor space for your ceremony. • A celebratory drink and canapes to be served after your ceremony. • Up to half a bottle of house wine per person to be served during your meal and water on the tables. • Your chosen three course wedding breakfast for you and all your guests. • A glass of prosecco served for speeches. • Chiavari chairs, linen tablecloths, linen napkins, crockery, cutlery & glassware, cake stand and knife for your wedding cake, and easel for your table plan. • Guarantee that your wedding will be the only wedding on your special day.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Canapés included
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Danby Castle Barn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
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Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Exclusive Use
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Bridal Changing Facilities
Landscaped Gardens

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Danby Castle Barn Full Description
At Danby Castle Barn, we pride ourselves on offering a very personal, relaxed and flexible approach when it comes to planning your wedding day. With over a decade of wedding experience and knowledge, we provide you with guidance and support from the moment you book until the end of your special day, whilst also allowing you plenty of freedom when it comes to choosing food, drink, decor, type of ceremony and schedule of your day ​ We believe that your wedding day should reflect yourselves, as a couple and as individuals. We only offer exclusive use of our venue, so you can be assured that we are fully focused on you and your guests and committed to making your day truly exceptional. Hold your ceremony in our 14th Century Court Room steeped in character and charm, enjoy picturesque views across the Esk Valley and explore the ancient Danby Castle ruins during your drinks reception. Take your seat in our authentic Barn for your wedding breakfast, prepared using locally sourced and lovingly made Yorkshire produce. Finally, dance the night away with friends and family for your evening celebrations

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rosie
Hello! Danby Castle is a unique venue and we truly believe we offer a totally different 'feel' of wedding here. So if you are looking for exclusive use, a relaxed and stunning environment then please do come and see us! Danby Castle Barn Wedding Team


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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No. of People In Team
Holly & Dan
Happy couple married in August
November 2022
We only needed to look around the one venue because as soon as we walked into Danby Castle we knew it was the place for us. Everything about it is completely stunning. The views are uninterrupted and awe-inspiring, the castle ruins are so cool and the kids/big kids loved exploring them. The ceremony room is cosy and intimate whilst still fitting plenty of people in, and the barn for the reception is completely gorgeous. We loved that the dancefloor and bar are in a little add on barn, so you don’t need to do the whole switching around of tables and rooms as required at many venues, leaving plenty of space for people to sit away from the dancing if they need a break.. There’s a brand new, gorgeous getting ready room which was perfect for the bridal party to have their makeup done in the morning. There are quirky little areas/separate barn spaces to use so you move from one area to another throughout the day. Having exclusive hire of the whole place, set in the middle of nowhere, with everyone you love in one place is beyond amazing. The staff were all wonderful in the run up and on the day and loads of guests commented on how fab they were. A MASSIVE thank you to Rachael our coordinator who was so SO helpful at every stage, always contactable and responded quickly to any questions, always totally lovely. We were given free reign to set up ourselves the day before, but you could add as much or as little the venue as you want and it would still be breath-taking without a single decoration added. The food was incredibly tasty, canopes of Yorkshire puddings and sausage suited us to a tee, and the pie and mash main was complemented by everyone there (I am running out of superlatives here!). I cannot believe how lucky we were to get married at Danby Castle. If you are reading reviews to decide whether to book here, stop looking and do it. Best decision ever. Can’t thank you all enough.
Sophie & Jack
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
The best day of our lives !
Danby Castle is a dream wedding venue, with everything you could want, views, photo ops everywhere you look, amazing food, a team of amazing people to help you through planning and on your wedding day! We can’t recommend any of it enough! It really was the best day of our lives & we are so grateful to everyone at Danby for getting us there- especially Rachel! We can’t recommend Danby Castle enough!
Rachel & Rob
Happy couple married in October
January 2022
The best day ever
Our 2021 wedding at Danby Castle was perfect, start to finish. Such a gorgeous location up on the North York Moors with the most dramatic views. The setting is stunning with the castle ruins, the historical jury room for the ceremony and the beautiful barn for the reception. The whole of Team Danby are absolutely incredible, they were so helpful with the planning and organisation and took all the stress away from us as the couple! On the day, everything went so smoothly, all thanks to Phil and his team. If you are planning a wedding, look no further.
Jen & Paddy
Happy couple married in July
December 2021
The most magical venue and wonderful hosts
As soon as we turned up at the stunning Danby Castle we knew it was the venue for us, not just because of the venue itself but also because of the inedible warmth and hospitality of the hosts. It was the first place we visited and we only looked at one other venue after it, which confirmed there was no need to look anywhere else. We couldn’t be happier with our choice. We were supposed to get married in 2020, it got rescheduled to 2021 due to COVID-19, then 3 weeks before our new date all the restrictions tightened up again. Carolyn, Phil and the rest of #TeamDanby did absolutely everything they could to make this hectic time as easy as possible for us! I genuinely feel that their ongoing care, support and flexibility helped to keep our wedding buzz alive at a time filled with so much uncertainty! We ended up having the most magical day, wandering around the stunning grounds with our favourite people, taking in the breathtaking views, and dancing outside in the moonlight until almost midnight! We had so many messages from friends and family after the wedding saying how special the venue was. I genuinely cannot recommend Danby Castle highly enough.
Charis and Ross
Happy couple married in August
August 2020
Huge Thank You!
To Carolyn, Phil and Max. We just wanted to say a 'huge' thank you to you for everything you did in the run up to, and the day of, our wedding in August. We really appreciate how you allowed us to pop by with our photographer and parents and the advice you gave along the way. We're both so glad we decided to record the speeches! Thank you for helping it all run so smoothly. Lots of love Charis and Ross xxx
Ciara & Shaun Smith
Happy couple married in November
January 2020
A perfect winter wedding!
As soon as we visited Danby Castle we knew it was the ideal venue for us, the incredible views over the countryside and the beautiful ruins were just what we wanted for our romantic winter wedding. Carolyn and the team were so helpful and flexible during the planning stages allowing us to use the courtroom for our drinks reception and recommending great local suppliers. On the day everything ran very smoothly and the staff were so attentive and friendly, the food was also a real highlight! We couldn’t have wished for a more perfect venue for our wedding day and just wish we could do it all over again! Huge thanks to everyone at Danby Castle! Xxx

Wedding Open House!

14th January 2024
Come on by to our Open House to see our stunning venue steeped with history and breathtaking views. The venue is dressed, a drink on arrival and our team on hand to assist! Open from 12pm - 5pm!
Danby Castle Barn Location & Contact Details


Castle Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP, England

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Danby Castle Barn ?

With every wedding being different from each other, it is difficult to choose as they are all so unique! Every wedding is the best wedding!

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

We are the experts, we don't expect you to be experts. You make think you're asking a silly question but I can assure you that we've already been asked before. Your wedding is said to be the best day of your life, which means that planning the best day of your life should be fun and enjoyable!

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

We encourage couples to add personal touches around the venue as we believe that wedding days should be reflective of the couple getting married. Some of our favourite personal touches are personalised guest books and table names that are personal to the couple eg. Paris is the table name and that is where the couple got engaged, Danby is the table name and that is where to couple got married etc.

Describe Danby Castle Barn in 5 adjectives

Rustic, Historic, Unique, Personal and Flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at Danby Castle Barn ?

The lawn overlooking the Esk Valley...but there are so many beautiful places for photos around us. Your photographer will be spoilt for choices to get the most amazing shots!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Danby Castle Barn ?

Yes! From soap stars to olympic athletes - as we are away from prying eyes!! But we are not going to tell you who!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Miniature Yorkshire puddings with roast beef and horseradish cream...or the baby roast potatoes with cream cheese and chives...or the cajun chicken skewers

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Our fab homemade pizza or our big fat supper buns stuffed full of BBQ pulled pork with Chefs fab crackling straws on the side!

What is Danby Castle Barn most unique feature?

The original judge's bench in the Court Room, the intricate wood panelling in the Jury Room, the remains of the threshing machine in the Threshing Barn, the ancient Danby Castle Ruins overlooking the stunning Esk Valley and the authentic wooden beams in our newly renovated Barn!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team - without our great staff we would not be able to deliver such wonderful weddings!

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