4 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
We offer ceremony only for £1500 including aprox 3 hrs at the castle and a drinks reception. This allows time for photos, canapes and time to take in the fabulous ruins. Ceremony costs vary.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence
Church Within Walking Distance


On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
This 14th century, Grade II listed, Sheriff Hutton Castle was at one time the grandest castle in Northern England. It was a favourite residence of Richard III and Henry VIII also owned it. steeped in 600 years of royal history. Located just 25 minutes north of York in the quaint village of Sheriff Hutton. The truly magical 600 year old Sounding Hall has a licence for 58 people and the huge courtyard is a spectacular back drop for a photographs while your guest take in the stunning ruins with a drink in hand. We also have accommodation on site for 4 couples (residents have use of the courtyard during their stay) with more accommodation in walking distance. The local village hall, 5 minutes walk away also hosts receptions which is an option for a smaller budget but still allows you to have time at the castle during your ceremony.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Natasia
Thank you for taking the time to look at our venue, this special place is truly unique (I know every venue says that now) but we really believe no-one will forget your wedding here. Please do contact us if you would like to arrange a visit to get a true sense of how your wedding day could be. Best of luck with everything, wherever you choose! Kind Regards Natasia


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Steph & Ryan
Happy couple married in May
July 2022
Such a unique & special venue
We had our wedding at the castle and it is such a unique and special venue. Natasia and Pat were so helpful throughout the planning, set up and on the day. It was a relaxed and flexible experience with the freedom to create our wedding how we wanted. Thank you!
Kaisha & Sam
Happy couple married in May
July 2022
The absolute perfect wedding venue
The absolute perfect wedding venue and the accommodation is wonderful as well. Cannot recommend these guys highly enough!
Amy & Andrew
Happy couple married in April
July 2022
The venue is exceptional
What a beautiful and unique venue, I will never forget the first time I walked into the Sounding Hall, it truly takes your breath away. You are free to make the venue your own, one of the many positives about this venue. No two weddings will be the same Natasia was very accomodating ..... communication was prompt and clear. The venue is exceptional and I am so pleasesd to have been able to hold our wedding at Sheriff Hutton Castle. 
Amy & Andrew
Happy couple married in April
September 2022
Beautiful and unique venue
What a beautiful and unique venue. I will never forget the first time I walked into the Sounding Hall. It truly takes your breath away. You are free to make the venue your own, which is one of the many positives about this venue. No two weddings will be the same. The Sounding Hall is magnificent. Beautiful on its own or dressed up with flowers and was the perfect location for our ceremony. The grounds offer a perfect location to entertain your guests. The green is enclosed by the walls of Sheriff Hutton Castle. When lit up at night, you can enjoy the venue into the evening too. Natasia was very accommodating, friendly, and easy to converse with. Arranging numerous visits to site for ourselves, family, and marquee company was made simple. Communication was prompt and clear. On the day, Pat went above and beyond what I expected to ensure the day ran smoothly. From providing me a full-length mirror, to ensuring guests got parked, it all really helped take the stress out of the day. The extra touches such as suggestions on locations for photos and sharing ideas with Natasia for dressing the hall was really appreciated. As was feeding the lambs on the morning of our wedding! This was definitely a highlight. The venue is exceptional, and I am so pleased to have been able to hold our wedding at Sheriff Hutton Castle.
Alice Denton
Wedding: November
July 2022
a really beautiful venue
We attended a wedding here and it is a really beautiful venue with lots of history!
Emily and Simon
Happy couple married in September
January 2022
It was just the perfect venue
It was just the perfect venue.... all the guests commented on the beautiful surroundings, even the guests from Cornwall said it was well worth the journey. You were fantastic hosts and made planning our wedding really easy..... we had full flexibility to plan the wedding we wanted without hidden costs.
Location & Contact Details


Castle Farm, Main Street, Sheriff Hutton, North Yorkshire, YO60 6ST, England

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

Know your approximate guest numbers before you choose your venue.

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

Photos of people that could not be at the wedding placed around the venue.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Too many to choose with the imposing ruins but not including those, on the balcony of Castle Lodge with the Howardian Hills in the background is very romantic.

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

No but Scott Henshall (creator of the world's most expensive dress) said he would like to get married here.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire puds filled with beef!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

At a wedding a bacon butty, at home tea and biscuits.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Castle!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our luxury loo block (a converted Shepherd's Hut) -random I know but it looks lovely outside and inside which is quite rare from what I've seen.