Augill Castle

(10 reviews) 10 5
Leacetts Lane South Stainmore Kirkby Stephen Cumbria CA17 4DE
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About Augill Castle

Leacetts Lane, South Stainmore, Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria, CA17 4DE

Small and beautiful - that's the essence of a wedding at Augill Castle which has a long tradition of memorable hospitality. It is a place where the background is of creaking floorboards, ticking clocks and distant laughter. Today Simon & Wendy Bennett run the castle in a modern, informal style. Flexibility is key in planning your big day. Hire the Castle for exclusive use and it will be yours for the duration of your wedding stay. You can have a fully catered wedding with all the trimmings (just like christmas!), hire just the venue and do it all yourslef or come for a small intimate wedding just for the day. Whatever you choose to do, as much planning as you need is included.

Big enough to feel grand, small enough to remain intimate and relaxed, Augill lends itself to small, bespoke wedding celebrations where the service is discreet but polished and everything is done with a minimum of fuss allowing you to fully enjoy the most important day of your life with the most important people in your life without any interruptions. With fifteen years of experience of weddings at the castle Simon & Wendy are able to advise on what works and what might not and share their personal knowledge of suppliers of everything from cakes to horse drawn carriages to flowers. Food at the castle is sourced from a wealth of local suppliers, often organic, always top quality and following the seasons. Working in partnership with a local vintner they can help you match the menu that they will help you to create to an equally exciting range of wines.

Everything is here to make the castle the backdrop to your own fairytale.

'What a magical place to be married' - The Independent 

'There is nothing stuck up or forbidding about this most laid-back of castles' -The Sunday Times 

'Augill combines the decor of a boutique hotel with the laid back atmosphere of a house party - Simply the best!' The Times 

UK Wedding Awards fnalist Castle Wedding Venue of the Year 2017 & 2018

Good Hotel Guide Family Hotel of the Year 2017 & 2018

Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award 2016

Good Hotel Guide Editors choice Wedding Hotel of the Year 2015 & 2016

Cumbria Tourism Wedding Venue of the Year finalist 2016

'Top 100 hottest wedding venues in the UK' - Brides Magazine, 2008 & 2009

National Guest Accommodation of the Year 2009 EnjoyEngland

Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016

• Augill is licensed to hold civil marriages. The castle can host wedding celebrations for up to 60, formal receptions for up to 46 • The castle has seventeen bedrooms and suites, three of which are ground floor. • All rooms have a very distinct character. Superbly finished with big antique beds and soft sofas. • Weddings for up to forty-six can dine banquet style along two eighteen foot oak tables and smaller groups eat together around one huge dining table. • Informal feasts can be laid on for up to sixty allowing you and your guests to mingle. • There is no formula, no set packages. Each wedding at Augill is as unique as the setting itself.

Facilities at Augill Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private 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
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Augill Castle Reviews (10)

Truly overwhelmed
Venue Service

By Alan & Esther, on 18 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

We were truly overwhelmed with gratitude for the heartfelt effort that went into making our day special in every way’

Thank you
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By Sam & Joe, on 18 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Feb 2018

What an amazing few days, we were all so well looked after. We simply can’t thank you enough

Very special
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By Richard and Ross, on 18 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2016

Thank you for making our day the best day of our lives. It’s true what they say, Augill is something very special

The ultimate in personal service
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By Timothy Allen, on 01 Jul 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Oct 2015

My wife and I wanted a wedding that was unique, that was incredibly personal, and that allowed our guests to share in the experience rather than being mere observers of it. Augill Castle allowed us to realise that dream. Wendy and Simon are incredible at what they do. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience of what works, and they struck the perfect balance between sharing that knowledge with us and allowing us to shape our own wedding. For example, my wife and I take food quite seriously, which means we have strong ideas about what would and wouldn't work, but we also implicitly trust a good chef. Our discussion with Wendy about the food was simplicity itself - we started mentioning some key ingredients, she immediately suggested dishes that featured those ingredients but that would also work well for serving 30 people with a variety of tastes. My wife's coeliac disease presented no issues (and no fuss, which is equally important!). The relaxed atmosphere at Augill carried through to every detail. When we had a last-minute change, Wendy and her staff adapted seamlessly and silently. Everyone was made to feel like the castle was their home for the weekend, and no-one wanted to leave at the end of it all. In fact, we and a significant number of our guests immediately booked a return visit for our first anniversary, and this proved to be just as much fun as the wedding itself! My wife and I can't recommend Augill Castle highly enough. A wedding here will be an utterly incredible experience that will stay with you and your guests forever.

Surely one of the best venues
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By Emily Barnett, on 23 Jan 2014

Augill Castle surpassed our expectations. The castle is spectacular, obviously well loved and immaculately presented without feeling over done and stuffy. But what makes it so special is that everything just happens without you ever noticing. The staff and hosts are super friendly and efficient but you hardly notice they are there. And everything happened just the way we wanted it, not to someone else's schedule. Thank you, we couldn't have asked for more.

We couldn''t have asked for more
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By Nick and Liz Mellor, on 12 Jan 2007

After our wedding, both fathers-in-law and several other guests of all ages independently came to us and said it had been the best wedding they''d ever been to. It wasn’t all us and our brilliant planning! Augill Castle is a home, and it felt like one. The 15 children in our party had the time of their lives. The photographer was in raptures at the beautiful interiors and backgrounds to his pictures. There were characterful little nooks and crannies for the healthy sub-parties any wedding should have. Wendy and Simon were perfect hosts, calm, friendly, unobtrusive, and exceptionally helpful to us when choosing local musicians and making arrangements. They took decisions off our hands when we were losing the plot and when we still had the plot, but fancied a rest! The feeling that there are competent, enthusiastic professionals behind you that you can trust was the best present we gave ourselves while planning our own wedding. It’s a year on, and we still think we had the most perfect day we could have wished for. Thankyou Wendy and Simon. I would have no hesitation in recommending Augill Castle as a wedding venue. This was the best wedding we’ve ever been to as well!

Out of this world
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By Laura and Joe Brown, on 24 Oct 2006

Thank you to everyone at Augill for the perfect wedding weekend. The castle is truly a special place and the staff just see to everything. The rooms are beautiful, the setting is gorgeous and the food is out of this world. Wendy & Simon took all the hassle out of planning the wedding so when we arrived for the actual weekend we were''nt nervous at all because we knew everything was organised. We will remember Augill always.

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By Maria & Paul Allonby, on 27 Sep 2006

The venue alone is worth it but what really made our wedding special was the attention to detail of both the owners, who were on hand all weekend, and their staff. They all so obviously enjoy what they do. So many of our guests have said it was the best wedding they''d ever been to.

A dream come true
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By Jane Pritchard, on 27 Sep 2006

We have been asked to send in a review of our wedding which I am more than glad to do. It was a fairytale come true. The castle, the setting, the people, the food, everything was more than perfect. We married there six months ago and have not stopped talking about it and neither have our family and friends. We''re all looking for an excuse to go back for another party.

The best wedding ever
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By Patrick Smithson, on 16 Jun 2004

The place is an absolute fairytale. The hosts miss nothing and the food is superb. I can't fail anything.

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