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Last update: November 2023
Bolton Castle is a magnificent medieval fortress and wedding venue in Bedale, North Yorkshire, steeped in history and a fantastic atmosphere. The spectacular rooms are licenced for civil ceremonies and receptions where couples can entertain their guests as royalty once did.
Facilities and Capacity
To-be-weds who choose to hold their reception at Bolton Castle have exclusive use of the grounds and can treat it as their own. This venue holds ceremonies in the stunning solar room, south-facing, to get the best sunlight and views. Wedding breakfasts are held in the magnificent Great Chamber, which would have once held grand banquets. There are several options for drinks receptions, including the old rustic kitchen, partially ruined chapel, courtyard, and medieval gardens. Up to 120 loved ones can be present for your ceremony and meal, and up to 240 guests can be hosted for an evening reception. Couples and their guests also have the freedom to explore the castle and grounds, and there are endless photographic opportunities. The falconry display will exhibit majestic owls and hawks, adding a whimsical touch to your celebration. You and your team can arrive at the venue the day before your wedding to prepare for your momentous occasion.
The team at Bolton Castle has a selection of excellent local caterers to choose from, or you are welcome to source your own if you prefer to do so. They will strive to provide a unique and memorable experience for your perfect celebration. The staff can train a beautiful barn owl to deliver your wedding bands for a truly magical affair.
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An absolute dream of a wedding venue!
Love, Nina and Cameron
Fabulous & Perfect from start to finish...
On the day, your team worked tirelessly to ensure everyone was in the right place at the right time and that we had everything that we needed, everyone was patient and not intrusive. Debbie especially was brilliant and her attention to detail with my dress, holding my bouquet etc was really lovely and appreciated
If only we could do it all again 🙂
Emma & Clarke xx
A magical venue
The team were extremely responsive, helpful and flexible from our first visit, right up until the days before the wedding. They were very helpful in ironing out any hitches or logistical challenges along the way.
Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Stunning Wedding Venue with Dedicated Team
Excellent , Best venue ever
Amazing Fairytale Wedding
A stunning and magical place for a spectacular day
Great value for money
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.
The perfect venue
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.
Such a beautiful day
We had such a beautiful day, and were so pleased we decided to get married at Bolton Castle.
We couldnt have asked for a better day...perfect!
Huge Thank You
The best day we could have imagined.
The day was perfect
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