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.
25 Reviews for Bolton Castle
Recommended by 100% of couples
Gabrielle · Married on 05/11/2016
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.Sent on 22/11/2016
Paul · Married on 06/08/2016
Great value for money
What a wonderful wedding we had at Bolton Castle!Sent on 02/09/2016
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
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.Sent on 01/07/2016
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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.
Bolton Castle is offering £1000 off exclusive hire of the castle and gardens for any new wedding booked in 2022.
Now is your chance to have your own castle for your special day from as little as £2,500 inc vat.
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