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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Reviews for Carlton Towers
Recommended by 98% of couples
Paul Bryant · 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.
samantha potts · Married on 18/02/2018
Yorkshires best kept secret with the WOW factor.
Carlton Towers was the first venue my husband and I viewed for our wedding . We knew instantly that it was the perfect place for us to bring all of our friends and family. The venue is hidden away on a large piece of private land, with an impressive drive onto the property for guests to take in the grandeur of the estate. One of the great things about Carlton Towers, is that you get exclusive use on your big day, The venue also has many bedrooms which can be used on the night of the wedding (or a very nearby Travelodge for around £30 per night). The wedding Coordnator, Charlotte, is fantastic. What Charlotte doesn't know about weddings, or the history of Carlton Towers, isn't worth knowing. Charlotte helped us plan the wedding from day 1 & was present during the day, too. Carlton Towers understands that a lot of planning goes into the big day, and make it manageable by by inviting you to the venue on several occasions to meet with the coordinator. We were able to decorate the entire venue the day before the wedding, & were allowed to use the bedrooms to get ready in the morning. Carlton Towers have delivered many weddings here and this shows in their professionalism and exceptional delivery. The wedding toastmaster is around during the whole wedding to ensure that things run smoothly and on time. The food is exceptional and they catered very well for our multi-cultural wedding. If I had to fault it, I would only say that the on site accommodation is priced too high and the bride and groom shouldn't have to pay for their food/accommodation as offered by other venues. Overall I am so pleased with the venue and can't recommend it highly enough.Sent on 31/03/2018
Dania Erakovic · Married on 14/10/2017
Our wedding day was beyond perfect, thank you for all your help and support throughout. We could not have wished for a better day. The food was absolutely delicious and we had many compliments from our guests. The staff were also very polite and helpful, especially the gentleman who closed the bar at the end of the night, he was fantastic.Sent on 14/12/2017
Whether you have just booked to have your wedding at Carlton Towers, or if you are recently engaged and are starting to make plans, our Wedding Fair is an event not to be missed. We will be showcasing some of the best suppliers in the industry, as well as being on hand to answer your questions and show you around the venue.
Ambience York are joining us once again to create a stunning wedding showcase designing our venue so you can see just how spectacular your day can look, our wedding team will be on hand for questions. Select bedrooms will also be available for you to view.