Carlton Towers is a privately owned Victorian Gothic-style country house set amongst 250 acres of parkland in the beautiful Yorkshire landscape. Home to Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard, Carlton Towers has been hosting weddings for over 30 years and has a reputation for ensuring that every detail is simply perfect.
Our stately home is licenced to perform civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 170 guests from your ceremony and reception and 200 for the evening celebration.
We offer exclusive use of the venue comprising three grand state rooms, 16 individually and beautifully designed character bedrooms, a minstrel’s gallery, bar, lobby, dance area and garden. From glamorous weddings through to the serene, our exclusive offering can be tailored to your specific taste.
The three staterooms provide the most delightful ambience for any wedding reception and span 150 foot in length. The house offers ideal backdrops for photograph opportunities, both inside and out.
Carlton Towers prides itself on its varied and extensive a la carte wedding menu, but if required, our chef and catering partners can work with you on a menu of your own creation if you so desire.
Your wedding will be organised and coordinated by our experienced Events team who will carefully discuss your plans with you and check that every last detail is in place.
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49 Reviews for Carlton Towers
Recommended by 98% of couples
Andrew · Married on 29/09/2017
Sarah and myself had a fantastic day at Carlton Towers, from the moment we walked in and were shown around, we knew that out of the 15 we'd seen, this one knocked the rest into touch. Funnily enough, the only reason that Carlton Towers came to our attention was through word of mouth of two work colleagues who had or were to be married there. They praised the staffs professionalism, the high standard of the onsite rooms, the absolutely majestic venue lay out and décor and the exquisite food on offer. We can only echo those comments - being recommended by word of mouth is a credit to the Carlton Towers team, I truly believe that your team and the venue have set the bar very high and offer an experience that many of the other Yorkshire venues can only hope to emulate.Sent on 14/12/2017
From ourselves booking in with Carlton Towers, we found the level of service and communication offer by Charlotte to be excellent, there was no such thing as a stupid question and she really did help to put Sarah's mind at ease with the timings, tables plans, numbers etc. On the actual day, we'd like to extend a big thanks to the Carlton Towers team for making the event run like a Swiss watch, Steph and Charlotte worked very hard and we are extremely thankful to you both. We do apologise though for starting an impromptu version of Bohemian Rhapsody in the bar area, think some of the bar staff joined in as well ??
Paul B. · Married on 06/10/2019
Amazing Venue, Fantastic Service
We were lucky enough to have our wedding here in October 2019 and everything was perfect. It's an absolutely stunning venue and many of our guests commented on how amazing it was and how good the food was.Sent on 09/11/2019
The staff are extremely attentive and were excellent from the very beginning. On the day they helped us set up our decorations and were very good at communicating with us and letting us know what was happening and any decisions we needed to make.
The whole experience was first class and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the venue for anyone considering it.
Sjd · Married on 20/08/2017
Perfect venue, bad service
We had one of two of our weddings here last year. The venue itself is absolutely stunning, many of our guests said the same, and is ultimately what sold it to me as our wedding venue.Sent on 15/05/2018
However, in comparison to the other venue we held our second ceremony at there was quite a disparity in service and how the day unfolded.
If you have a large family & circle of friends to help you organise your wedding then this may work well for you but due to my circumstances I single handedly organised our wedding day, and can say I did not find the 'wedding co-ordinator' much help at all. It's not very ideal for staff at the wedding to approach us twice on the day in the middle of our meal to ask what we wanted to do, or to point out that the music had stopped playing.
You can stay at the house itself on your wedding night if you have a minimum amount of guests who would also be staying with you (which we would have loved to have done, but this is understandable). I expressed our interest in potentially staying the night without being told of the minimum guest number; however most of our guests had already arranged accommodation. I communicated this yet the 5+ rooms plus other undiscussed charges were added to our invoice, which I had to ask to be removed. It felt as though communication dampened once the full balance was paid.
Some mistakes were made with our wedding breakfast, bearing in mind we had a menu tasting prior to the day - e.g kale instead of spinach, strawberry mousse instead of strawberry cheesecake, neither of which we would have ever selected. However, the rest of the food was delicious and I don't feel it was any fault of the chefs, perhaps it was a miscommunication. Having paid £100 for a menu tasting (which was free for 6 people at our other venue) I would have hoped we'd received what was discussed, and if this wasn't possible for it to be communicated before the day.
It's a shame that I had to leave this review but as I say the house itself is beautiful, if you can get past the lack of communication and disorganisation of the staff.