Alnwick Castle

(4 reviews) 4 5
Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1NG
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About Alnwick Castle

Northumberland, NE66 1NG

Nestled in the stunning Northumberland countryside, Alnwick Castle is a magnificent venue for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions. Whether you are planning an intimate celebration or a more lavish occasion, your wedding will be everything that you ever dreamed of.

Our team of friendly and professional staff are ready to assist with every detail to make your day perfect. Our wedding menus are designed using the best, locally sourced food and our Head Chef would be delighted to prepare a bespoke menu for you.

Alnwick Castle offers an amazing historical atmosphere, with its beamed roof and stone archways, which makes it perfect for any wedding celebration.

Alnwick Castle also doubled as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, so capture your day with stunning photographs taken against the truly cinematic backdrop of the castle, or the 18th century Capability Brown landscape.

Alnwick Castle offers a choice of two venues, including the stunning guest banqueting hall, which is available throughout the year for ceremonies and receptions. It can accommodate up to 200 guests for ceremonies and 160 for wedding breakfasts. The hall includes the use of the Castle Courtyard, and offers its own licensed bar, plus plenty of room for dancing!

Hulne Abbey is licensed for ceremonies and is available from March to September. The Abbey provides an atmospheric setting, with ruined wells and beautiful archways which lead to hidden alcoves and a secret garden. The grounds offer ample space for a marquee or rustic tipi, and the option to hire the abbey and the grounds for the whole day. The layout of Hulne Abbey is flexible and can comfortably accommodate anything up to 500 guests. 

The best way to experience Alnwick Castle is to visit it for yourself, get in contact with us to arrange an appointment. 

• Two magical venues to choose from - The Guest Hall and Hulne Abbey • A beautifully secluded venue for your celebrations • Space for a marquee or rustic tipi within the grounds • Available for exclusive use hire • Locally sourced food and bespoke menus

Facilities at Alnwick Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
More than 400 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

Alnwick Castle Reviews (4)

The most perfect wedding we could have imagined
Venue Service

By Laura & Mark Stewart, on 20 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We’d both like to take this opportunity to simply thank you for the most perfect wedding day we could have ever imagined. Firstly, the ceremony was seamless and that was in no small part down to the fact that you allowed us a mini rehearsal on the Friday evening where all of our questions and queries were answered to put everyone’s mind at ease. On the day your calmness and professionalism ensured that everything went with aplomb! The drinks reception was spoken of very highly, the way in which staff served the canapes gave the guests “a film premiere” feel and they felt the canapes were the right amount to get them through to dinner. From our point of view having a drink and some food waiting at the Baliffgate was a great surprise! Dinner was, in a word, tremendous! Without exaggeration, each and every guest during the day and subsequently has passed on just how fantastic that meal was. The military style precision in which the tables were waited on was complimented many times and we hope those staff responsible get the credit they deserve. The Broomsticks lesson gave the guests a chance to interact and unleash their competitive sides! The pictures that we have since received illustrate just how much fun they had and again the two professors were full of character and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable for everyone. In summary, our wedding experience at Alnwick Castle could not have been any better! We are so happy that we chose the Castle as our venue and would encourage any other couples who are getting married to choose it. Thank you all once again and we hope to see you on our frequent visits to the best castle around, Hogwarts.

Superb venue
Venue Service

By Steve, on 20 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

Can I take the opportunity in thanking you both on behalf of myself, my wife Janet, and of course Jenny and Liam for a fabulous day for their wedding. The location and all the work done by you both, and everyone who was helping on the day was superb. Should anyone ask about a venue for their wedding then I will certainly recommend Alnwick Castle. The setting and the weather on the day was excellent. A day we won't forget. For the right reasons.

All we could have asked for and more
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By Deb, on 20 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 13 May 2018

I can't thank you both enough for everything you did to ensure the wedding reception ran smoothly. It was such an amazing event, pretty much every one of our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I dropped the ball with the seating plan info but that was all rectified so swiftly that no one other than that one table even noticed. The canapes and dinner were all delicious, no matter which option our guests had, everyone loved what they ate. Your staff were all so courteous and very professional. Our wedding celebrations had begun on Friday evening and went right through to the main reception there on Sunday and what a perfect finale to a beautiful wedding weekend. The main thing, of course, was that the bride and groom thoroughly enjoyed their reception. Livy did not stop smiling through the whole event and that is all any parent could ask for their daughter's wedding. With gratitude to you both and your incredible staff.

Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Catherine and Iain, on 20 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Apr 2018

Iain and I would like to say a HUGE thank you for making our whole day so special last week! You and your team worked so hard to make the day perfect for us. The guests were all over the moon with the food, the venue and the overall atmosphere. The timings of the day were perfect and we all danced well into the night!

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