Walworth Castle Hotel

Up to 100
32 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
1 / 30
Walworth Castle Hotel is a 12th century castle hotel and provides the perfect setting for your fairytale wedding.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

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


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Walworth Castle Hotel is located within 18 acres of lawns and woodlands and provides the perfect setting for your special day. You can have a civil ceremony at the castle with the option of an outdoor ceremony in our beautiful wedding garden with Lady Palmers Pavilion, or indoors in our magnificent ballroom. For those more daring we have a dungeon available! We only host one wedding per day, ensuring that you and your guests are the only VIP's at the hotel. We also offer the castle exclusively, so only you and your guests have use of the venue and its grounds. We have a highly trained wedding team who can help guide you through the process of arranging your fairytale wedding. Our chefs can create a bespoke menu suited to your tastes or we can offer you menus which you can choose from. We have 32 beautifully decorated en suite rooms including the King James bridal suite, which King James himself stayed in when he was travelling from Scotland to London for his coronation in 1603. If you are looking for a venue which offers a personal touch to your special day, and is able to offer you a civil ceremony, a wedding breakfast and evening celebrations with delicious food and drinks, plus accommodation for you and your guests then call us to arrange a viewing. Our friendly, professional team will be delighted to show you around our beautiful castle.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jessica Todd
We look forward to welcoming you to the castle. We can't wait to show you our beautiful hotel and help you plan your special day. We have lots of experience in arranging weddings and we can guide you through the process. We have a great team here at Walworth and we all look forward to arranging your fairytale wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Winter
Happy couple married in August
August 2021
Best Day Ever!
We chose Walworth Castle because we knew we wanted a castle for our big day. We considered 3 Castles in the North East, however we felt an instant connection to Walworth the second we pulled into the drive. When we met with the team and discussed all our options as they showed us around, we just knew we could have our wedding exactly as we had dreamed of. We would advise any future bride and grooms having their wedding at Walworth to just trust them completely. They will not let you down. Don't be afraid to ask them anything, if they can make it happen they will. We had the most perfect wedding day and wouldn't change a thing about it. It was perfect from start to finish, we couldn't have been happier. The ceremony was our favourite part of the day. We had family members do readings and take part in a candle ceremony. We had an owl deliver the wedding rings. Other standout moments would be our Nephew playing the piano during our champagne reception, and sparklers on the evening. We had Picture Book Party booth on the evening which everyone had so much fun in, the laughter could be heard all over the castle. We just loved that it was a really lovely family occasion and everyone was involved in some way. Thank you Walworth Castle!
Mr & Mrs Dixon
Happy couple married in October
November 2020
Dixon Wedding 3rd August 2019
As soon as we pulled in and saw the castle, we fell in love with it. When we visited for the first time, we had only planned to pop in for a coffee with my parents on the way back from visiting another wedding venue nearby but after seeing how beautiful the castle was, we asked if weddings were held at the castle. Within minutes we were shown around the castle and we were told the options for weddings. Before we had even left the grounds, we knew this was the venue for us. Throughout our 2 years of planning we could not fault any of the staff, every member of staff we have dealt with has been exceptional. This was a huge factor for us, and it paid off on the day as we didn’t have to worry about a thing and could just relax and enjoy the day. For our wedding breakfast we had the medley of melon to start, roast chicken for main and chocolate fudge cake for dessert. It was all delicious! We had the hog roast and the ice cream cart for the evening which was a real hit. A particular favourite was tucking into the hog roast sandwiches waiting in our room for us at the end of the night. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day!
Mr & Mrs Norris
Happy couple married in October
November 2020
Mr & Mrs Norris 16th November 2019
We fell in love with Walworth a year before we booked our dream wedding! For us, Walworth is the perfect autumn/winter venue. It’s stunning grounds, character and warmness was exactly what we were looking for, for our November wedding as we had a rustic, autumn theme which included lots of berries, burnt oranges and mulberry. We added lots of flower arrangements everywhere mixed in with jam jars and candles to give it that humble, home made feeling. I was lucky enough to stay in the Jennison the night before my wedding which was stunning and perfect for those “getting ready” bridal photos on the morning. But it goes without saying the King James really took our breath away and has all the character and charm we first saw in the castle 2 years ago. For our mains we had the selection of beef, chicken and salmon. All our guests raved about the delicious food On each dish and we both had the chicken which absolutely amazing! On the evening we had a hog roast which again, was a huge hit with all our guests with some people going for fourths due to too much partying!! We didn’t manage to try the hog roast but when we retired to the King James Suite we were delighted to see two pork sandwiches were put aside for us by the lovely staff! Great end to the night!
Location & Contact Details


Darlington DL2 2LY, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2LY, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 58 A1(M)

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Industry Awards (1)

Darlington's Number One Wedding Venue