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On since 2022

Last update: September 2023

Allerton Castle is a wedding venue located in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. This stunning property is an exclusive, historic stately home, permitting you to make memories to cherish for a lifetime, on your special day. Located just between Harrogate, Leeds, and York, Allerton Castle is nestled in the Yorkshire countryside, offering your guests the tranquillity of country life, but easily accessed.

Facilities and Capacity

Allerton Castle is perfect for hosting weddings of all sizes from intimate ceremonies of 10 to larger soir茅es of 100. The castle can seat up to 100 guests for your indoor ceremony and your Wedding Breakfast. The Castle is fully licensed in numerous spaces, depending on your numbers, for a civil ceremony. Towering stone mixed with ornate glass, the castle exterior is the perfect backdrop for your big day. Kept to the very highest standard, the sweeping, immense, private grounds are every bit as notable as the castle itself! The fantastic Great Hall is the ideal location for a ceremony with vaulted ceilings and sweeping staircase, it can also facilitate up to 250 guests for your evening party. The Ballroom is bright and spacious for a wedding breakfast, and the drawing room is a fantastic spot for photos! Guests can also relax in the cosy Billiard Room! The Palace Suite also provides a wonderful space for the pre-ceremony preparations!

For your ease of planning, the team at Allerton Castle offers packages that are combined with catering, with no hidden costs, to ensure you know your budget. All packages include a cash and card fully licenced bar. The Castle packages admit you and your guests to numerous breathtaking rooms, perfect to entertain guests and get those magnificent pictures for your photo album. More exquisite rooms are available for you to upgrade to if the standard package is just not enough, so you can tailor your day to you.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Allerton Castle

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Annie D. Sent on 03/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

The staff at the castle and the caterers did a fantastic job, they really went above and beyond. The venue itself is dreamy, all of the guests were stunned at how gorgeous it is, and it definitely has the wow factor when you enter. Fantastic venue over all, would recommend to anyone
Shandi Sent on 18/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and breathtaking Venue

This venue was everything and more what we both dreamed of.

From beginning to end, our coordinator was available to answer any questions and provided plenty of helpful suggestions to help the day run smoothly.

Did not disappoint, we stayed overnight in the bridal suite and has our breakfast in the music room.

What a venue, the character and decor can not be replicated, it's breathtaking!
Sarah S. Sent on 04/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

Our day was perfect from start to finish. Sophie was amazing and the venue was stunning. If you have shortlisted this venue as one of your options - book it now!
Ems Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream venue,

Absolutely perfect, the castle, the bridal Palace,the grounds, the staff ,I felt like a princess and my husband was the perfect Prince . Our guests couldn't stop praising our choice of venue.
Sarah Sent on 18/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing venue and day

Allerton Castle is the most amazing wedding venue, we honestly could not recommend it more! Right from our first meeting our wedding co-ordinator Libby, and the castle itself, set the bench mark for all the other venues we viewed, and none could compete.

The planning process was smooth and stress free, and Libby was brilliant advising what would work well to achieve our perfect day.

The big day itself was fabulous, whatever the weather Allerton Castle looks amazing, and it provided a stunning back drop to an unforgettable day.

The staff at the castle, and at Bradshaw鈥檚, were so professional and nothing was too much trouble, all our guests commented on just how lovely everyone was and how well we were looked after.

Finally, we couldn鈥檛 leave a review without commenting on the wonderful food from Bradshaw鈥檚, it really was top notch.
Frances Sent on 24/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing was too much trouble

Allerton Castle is an exceptional wedding venue. When planning our wedding it was the only venue we even considered as the staircase is spectacular. We planned our wedding for August and thought it would be a nice summers day but it rained all day! Even though this was the case we would not have changed one thing about this. Our guests were amazed at the stunning features of the castle. They also made lots of comments as to how lovely the food was. We decided to book Bradshaws and we were not let down!

We cannot thank Jessica and Libby enough for their kindness and help. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Planning a wedding can be stressful enough but both Libby and Jessica did everything they could to help.

We would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning to get married. There is not one thing we would change about the day. It ran so smoothly from start to finish and was completely beyond what we ever imagined. We wish we could do it all over again.
Noami Sent on 24/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was everything we hoped for and more

Thank you so much for our help in organising our wedding and ensuring that the day ran smoothly. We had a fantastic time - it was everything we had hoped for and more. Allerton Castle was a fantastic venue, we had so many comments on how amazing it was.

Thank you once again!
Jane Sent on 15/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful start to a marriage

We got married here in June 2019. The staff and venue were incredible, the perfect location for our wedding. To top things off, staying over on our wedding night in the palace suite was just beautiful, waking up with that view is a wonderful start a marriage
Tanya Sent on 12/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

...Big thank you to all of the team at Allerton Castle. You did an amazing job in making my wedding so perfect. Everyone has since been so complimentary on how much attention to detail you have done and are very happy to help...I am so greatful for you making our day happen. The service at Allerton Castle is simply the best. Amazing team and amazing venue.
Thank you so much
Martine Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was my very own fairytale....

Hello Jessica and Hannah First of all thank you so much for absolutely everything you both did to ensure that our wedding day went has we hoped it would. Darren and I had the best day ever and speaking with our guests so did they. For me the stress was removed by yourselves and Daryl and his team at Bradshaws, that was so important. Jessica, nobody noticed you straighten my dress at the top of the stairs until they watched a video, that made me chuckle. Stealth like!! Guests were in awe of the venue and talk about the beautiful surroundings, I think for Darren and I despite the grandeur of a castle, it felt personal and intimate. It is unique and when I look at other weddings in hotels they are pretty but you know that the rooms are used for business and other such events. It was my very own fairytale. Nothing was ever too much trouble, you both ensured everything run to time, even though the registrar was late!
Lauren Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wow where do I start...

I got married at Allerton Castle in November last year and wow, where do I start? As soon as we came to view the castle as a potential wedding venue we knew straight away it was the one. Even the moment we walked into the entrance, it took our breathe away. From booking the venue, to the day of the wedding, pretty much everything was seamless with our organisers Jessica and Lizzy. They catered to all of our needs including my Grandad who had a lot of disability issues. I felt at ease knowing they had everything under control. Every part of the castle is picture worthy, including the gardens outside and of course the amazing staircase. Walking down those with my Dad was a truly emotional experience. If only we could do it all over again!!! We love Allerton Castle with all our heart. Lauren & Ben xxx
Helen Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A total Wow Factor!

Hi Jessica We all had an amazing time thanks, thanks to you, Libby and Darrell who ensured everything ran perfectly. Everyone commented on the beautiful fairytale venue, many saying it was the best wedding they'd been to. A total wow factor. We have shared lots of photos on social media to share the wonderful day and the beauty of the Castle. Special thanks to yourself and Libby though who managed the many facets of the planning and the actual day beautifully and a particular 'glitch' without fuss, which we really appreciated. Once again, thank you so much for all your support; have a lovely Christmas break and a wonderful 2019." - Helen, Mother of the Bride
Kay Sent on 26/01/2016
5 out of 5 rating

We really had a wonderful day

As I think you know, we really had a wonderful day, and felt, as did all of our guests, that the venue is very special indeed. We felt very lucky to have the opportunity to get married there - thank you for making it possible!
Jenny Sent on 19/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

the most perfect day

We just wanted to say thank you so much for your help towards our wedding at Allerton Castle. We had the most perfect day

Kay Sent on 19/11/2015
5 out of 5 rating

looked after us superbly

Many thanks for all your help during the lead-up to my daughters wedding at Allerton Castle; it has been much appreciated. Please also pass on our thanks to Helen - she looked after us superbly on the day

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Allerton Castle HG5 0SE Plompton (North Yorkshire)
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