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Bolton Castle

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Menus from £25
10 to 120 Guests

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Menus from £25
10 to 120 Guests

Bolton Castle is a magnificent Medieval Fortress which is steeped in history and has a wonderful atmosphere, which is brought to life when people come to celebrate here. Our spectacular rooms are licenced for Civil Ceremonies and Receptions and couples are able to entertain their guests as royalty once did.

Wedding Couples who choose to hold their reception at Bolton have exclusive use of the Castle and are able to treat it as their own. We hold ceremonies in our stunning Solar room which is south facing to get the best of the sunlight and has beautiful views. Wedding Breakfasts are held in our magnificent Great Chamber which would have once held great banquets. We have several options for drinks receptions including our rustic old kitchen, partially ruined chapel, courtyard and medieval gardens.

Couples and their guests also have the freedom to explore the castle and grounds and there are endless wonderful photographic opportunities .

We have our own caterers who can cater for all tastes and budgets from hog roasts and cold buffets to sumptuous three course meals. Our caterers provide sample menus but are also able to work with couples to create their perfect menu for the big day.

Bolton Castle provides a completely unique and special experience for your perfect wedding.

  • Stunning Medieval castle set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Fully licenced for Civil Ceremonies and receptions
  • Accommodating up to 120 guests for the Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast and up to 240 for an evening reception
  • Exclusive use of the venue when you book to hold your reception here and the chance to treat the castle as your own
  • Special opportunities to have our beautiful barn owl deliver your wedding rings, wow your guests with a Hawk and Owl or falconry display.
  • Freedom to set up the venue up to two days before the wedding to ensure everything is perfect for your special day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Historic
Landmark
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted

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    Emma W. Married on 28/08/2021
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    Stunning Wedding Venue with Dedicated Team

    Bolton Castle is a spectacular wedding venue in the Yorkshire Dales, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding venue. The venue provided us with the flexibility to have the wedding reception exactly as we wanted it, with stunning photos backdrops of the castle and the valley, and our guests enjoyed being able to explore the grounds and the castle. We had food in the Great Room, followed by a live band in the Solar which were amazing spaces to continue the party. The team at Bolton Castle were there to support us every step of the way, and were incredibly supportive - in particular throughout the Covid pandemic.
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    Emma P. Married on 23/07/2019
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    Amazing Fairytale Wedding

    This was a fairytale venue and wedding . We got access to the full venue .The staff were incredible day and night and nothing was too much trouble . All the access to the venue and the communication with the suppliers made our day run seamlessly. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue and it’s staff a million times over . We got exactly what we wanted and I’m genuinely so happy and grateful it was truly magical
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    Gabrielle Married on 05/11/2016
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    A stunning and magical place for a spectacular day

    Our wedding was absolutely spectacular- we could not have asked for anything more, it was truly perfect! The castle, and the surrounding area, is absolutely stunning. It is an idyllic place, straight out of a fairytale. My husband and I love history and had been there before and really enjoyed it, so we were thrilled to see that they are also a wedding venue. Tom let us decorate exactly as we wished, including all the lovely nooks and crannies in the castle that lend themselves so beautifully for decorating. The castle has an alluring, untouched feel about the place, transporting you straight back in time. We had Charlie the owl fly our rings up aisle, and had a ceilidh after our buffet, and it perfectly fit the atmosphere of the castle. We felt like we were partaking in the merrymaking along with the previous generations who had partied there. Like the previous reviewer, so many of our guests have said (and not just to us) that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to Tom and the whole team for helping us with our many questions along the way and for being there on the day, thank you so much. You were so kind and accommodating, always making us feel welcome. It was so helpful for us to be able to set up our decorations the day before, too. Also thank you to Guy and his team for the scrumptious food! Thank you also to the falconer and for Charlie for bringing our rings, you were amazing! I genuinely feel that what I have written does not do justice to how we feel, the day was simply magical.
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    Paul Married on 06/08/2016
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    Great value for money

    What a wonderful wedding we had at Bolton Castle!
    A number of guests said (not just to us) that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
    Many thanks to Elizabeth who judged things perfectly and to Carol, also.
    Lyndsey’s display amongst our guests was excellent and we ended up cutting the cake with an engraved longsword. Guy did a superb job with the food.Thanks to his staff, including Paul and Lorna.
    After choral music, instead of a fanfare I think we had a more suitable wonderfully subtle piece of music as the processional, with the bride entering the Solar as the drum started.
    Altogether it was a perfect setting for our perfect day and incredible value for money.
    Thank you so much.
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    The perfect venue

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you and the team did for our wedding. Anne and I had the best day ever and it was great to enjoy it in the castle. As you said the castle is made for a party. It looks so different all set up for a wedding and our parents later admitted they were a little concerned seeing it bare but it looked fantastic when it has chairs, tables and decorated. Its such a great space to put your own touches to, making every wedding unique. Thanks ever so much helping laying everything out and the castle looked fantastic. We thought it would be the perfect venue with so many children attending and it was lovely to see them all enjoying the maze and grounds. All the guests said they had a special day and loved the venue and we haven't stopped talking about it.
    Please feel free to pass on our email details if you need to for couples thinking about using the castle.
    Thanks ever so much Tom and your team.
    Thanks also for being there for the day, there is so much to worry about, and knowing you would be there on the day helped lessen the worries no end.
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    Such a beautiful day

    Thank you so much for all your efforts leading up to and on our wedding day!
    We had such a beautiful day, and were so pleased we decided to get married at Bolton Castle.
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    We couldnt have asked for a better day...perfect!

    We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work leading up to and on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better day, it was perfect! You helped the day run as smoothly as it could and couldn't have been more helpful.
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    Huge Thank You

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did to make our wedding such a great day. All your hard work before the day, on the day and afterwards is appreciated by us.
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    The best day we could have imagined.

    Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding at the Castle. We had the best day we could have imagined, in such a spectacular venue - we will certainly never forget it! You were so helpful with everything and you were such kind, easygoing hosts!
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    The day was perfect

    Thank you so much for all of your help before and on the day of our wedding. The day was perfect and we owe a massive part of that to the beautiful venue that you allowed us to use. So many of our guests commented on the beauty of the Castle ond it's surroundings. Bolton Castle will forever have a special place in our hearts and we cannot thank you enough for everything you both did to help us achieve our perfect day.
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    The whole day was a Fairytale

    Thank you so much, Tom and Katie, for all your hard work in helping to make our special day truly perfect. Everyone commented on the spectacular venue, and I know many will be paying the Castle a return visit. The whole day was a fairy tale.
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    Everyone commented on the spectacular surroundings

    We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making the wedding so special. Everyone commented on the spectacular surroundings.
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    Magical

    We just wanted to say thank you for all your help. Having our wedding at Bolton Castle really made it so magical - all of our family and friends agreed.
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    The Wedding Day was fantastic!

    Your flexibility and help to make the day what it was will never be forgotten and your general hospitality was warming. The Castle will always be in our hearts with the fondest of memories.
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    Everything was perfect

    Thank you for a fantastic day. Everything was perfect and you helped everything to run smoothly, so thanks again.

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Date: From 20/03/2022 to 20/03/2022 Schedule 11:30 - 14:30
Place: Leyburn, Bedale, North Yorkshire

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