Bolton Castle

Leyburn, Bedale (North Yorkshire) DL8 4ET Map · Telephone · Website
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5.0 out of 5.0
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Number of guests 10 to 120
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About Bolton Castle

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.
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Beautiful unique Castle wedding venue
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Two White Doves
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Releasing the Doves
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Evening wedding reception
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beautiful gardens for photographs
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Beautiful unique Castle wedding venue
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Stunning photo opportunities
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Beautiful unique Castle venue
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Many photo opportunities
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Civil ceremony
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Candle lit rooms
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Beautiful unique Castle venue
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Wedding breakfast
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Evening wedding reception
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Civil ceremony
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Wonderful photo opportunities
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Beautiful unusual venue
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Romantic Wedding Venue
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Excellent wedding photo opportunities
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Arrival under the Portcullis
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Reviews for Bolton Castle

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
25 Bolton Castle Reviews
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    Gabrielle · Married on 05/11/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Paul Hide · Married on 06/08/2016

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 02/09/2016
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    Jonathan Carpenter

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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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.

    Sent on 01/07/2016

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Bolton Castle FAQ

  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Late Availability Offer - over 30% off

    Bolton Castle has just a few dates still available for this year so we are offering a reduced hire for the exclusive use of the Castle and Gardens of £3000 inc Vat (reduced from £4500).

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