Carlton Towers

(47 reviews) 47 4.96
1 Lower Bridge Street Carlton North Yorkshire DN14 9LZ
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About Carlton Towers

1 Lower Bridge Street, Carlton
North Yorkshire, DN14 9LZ

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.


• Exclusive use of this unique and enchanting venue including accommodation & garden • Licensed for civil ceremonies and reception for up to 200 • We offer exclusive Intimate Weddings for up to 30 guests • 3 grand Victorian staterooms for your wedding day • 16 beautifully designed and individually characterised bedrooms plus 5 exquisite cottages • 250 acres of parkland surrounding the house – ample photo opportunities

Facilities at Carlton Towers

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Health Suite
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Car Parking

Carlton Towers Reviews (47)

Yorkshires best kept secret with the WOW factor.
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By samantha potts, on 31 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Feb 2018

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.

Beyond Perfect
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By Dania Erakovic, on 14 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 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.

Thank you
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By Andrew Lanigan, on 14 Dec 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 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. 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 ??

Venue was beautiful and rooms were lovely
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By Thara Leighton, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

I had my wedding here in 2013 and it was the most amazing day. The staff were fantastic and made us feel so special. The venue was beautiful and rooms were lovely and clean. The food was delicious and cooked to perfection. I couldn't fault it

The house and setting is stunning and perfect
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By Gareth Lewis, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

We just had our daughter's wedding here this weekend. The house and setting is stunning and perfect. The staff are fantastic and cannot be more helpful. Thank you so much Gemma and Josie

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By Sarah Dixon, on 25 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Aug 2017

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. 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. 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.

Brilliant Hen Night
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By Rachael Wilson, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

An amazing place. Fabulous staff. Brilliant hen night. Everything about this place is faultless. Thank you

The staff were exceptional and truly lovely people
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By Faye Gatenby, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 12 Aug 2017

Celebrated a hen night at Carlton Towers and I honestly couldn't fault it. The staff were exceptional and truly lovely people who can't do enough for you and genuinely want you to have the best time. Incredible place.

Came for a Hen Do and had the best time ever!!
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By Sarah Manning, on 16 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2017

This place is unreal! Came for a hen do and had the best time ever. Exceeded all expectations. It takes your breath away just driving up to the entrance. The staff couldn't do enough for you. We got a tour when we arrived by the lovely and very knowledgable Claire and even met Lord Gerald out in his vineyard who was so down to earth and friendly. Dave who worked through the night was so accommodating and made the evening so much fun. We were lucky enough to see him again at breakfast and again his attention was fantastic. Phil in the kitchen helped us to continue our fun and ensured Clive took centre stage in the cooking class whilst also being able to share his expertise. Lisa was so so helpful, getting things prepped and making sure we had everything we needed. What would we all have done without her?! And Charlotte who helped organise and coordinate our experience... it has been amazing thank you so much. We could have stayed at many a different hotel but we decided to try something different. We are so glad we did. This is not a hotel it is a home and Lord Gerald and the staff make it your home for the visit. You would not get that personal touch at a random hotel. You made the stay what it was and we cannot thank you enough. More people need to know about you and I'm going to tell them all!!

Accommodation was to a high standard
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By Sarah Young, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017

We held our Wedding Reception here last Sunday and just wanted to say what a wonderful venue it is! Many of our guests commented how impressive it was. The staff were helpful and ensured everything ran smoothly. The accommodation was also to a high standard. We would definitely recommend Carlton Towers to anyone looking for a wedding venue x

Great atmosphere and beautiful place
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By Debbie Cox, on 04 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2017

Went to a wedding and thought it was beautiful. It was raining when we arrived and we were greeted by a gentleman with an umbrella. Great atmostphere and beautiful place for a wedding x

It was perfect, thank you
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By Sophie & Chris Wainman, on 16 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

“Our wedding day ran smoothly your staff were more then welcoming and helpful to myself and all our guests. Everyone made positive comments regarding the food it was outstanding please send our praises to the chef. Me and Chris want to thank you all for your help in ensuring our wedding day ran smoothly it was perfect, thank you.”

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