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Danby Castle

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Menus from £85
50 to 130 Guests

About

Located along the edge of the Yorkshire Moors in Whitby, England, Danby Castle is a historic wedding venue that exudes a romantic, Old World glamour. Constructed in the 14th century, the castle now sits in ruins but has been renovated to offer two exceptional event spaces. Here, surrounded by a patchwork quilt of rolling Yorkshire countryside, you will enjoy a secluded affair unlike any other.

Facilities and Capacity

The main ceremony location at Danby Castle is the Court Room. This breathtaking room features original stone walls, hardwood floors, and an understated yet stylish wrought iron wagon wheel chandelier. (Actual wagon wheels also adorn the walls for a touch of rustic charm.) Matching wall sconces with electric bulbs add to the warm glow of the space. The Court Room can accommodate up to 90 people. You can head to the Barn for larger soirees, which seats 110 for ceremonies and 140 for evening receptions. You can also tie the knot outside on the lawns, which the North Yorkshire Registrars will oversee. The crumbling stone walls, ancient castle facade, and rolling hills will create an otherworldly atmosphere on these grounds.

Services Offered

For your convenience, Danby Castle offers exquisite event catering. The chefs will design the meal to suit your preferences and can accommodate all dietary restrictions. The venue is available for exclusive hire, meaning that you will have it all to yourself on your big day. The team has planned many celebrations and invites you to get in touch to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Castle
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
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Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
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In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

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Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Sophie Married on 26/05/2022
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    Best day of our lives!

    Danby Castle was a our dream wedding venue as soon as we set eyes on it, truly beautiful! The team at Danby can’t do enough for you, we couldn’t recommend them enough! They made sure the run up to & the day ran smoothly and that we had everything we needed. We’d recommend Danby Castle to anyone!
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    Elizabeth Married on 30/01/2019
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    Massive Thank you

    Hello Carolyn I just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us yesterday. We had an amazing day. Everyone loved the venue and the food was amazing. Thank you so much Elizabeth and Charlie
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    Claire Married on 03/11/2018
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    A Wonderful Rustic Wedding Destination

    We had our wedding here in early November 2018, on a very chilly but rain free day. We were looking for a rustic barn wedding, as we love the outdoors and dislike hotel wedding decors. Danby Castle is exactly what we wanted for a venue, fantastic views of the countryside for our photographs and within a beautiful historic setting. The ceremony and reception room require very little decoration as the natural character of the building provides the perfect setting. The venues organisers were superb, many thanks to Carolyn, Phil and Max for making the day run smoothly and answering any questions we had before the big day. We had a band in the evening which suited the size of the venue and made a great atmosphere. I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a medium sized venue full of character.
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    Alex Married on 13/10/2018
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    The Perfect Wedding

    Danby Castle was the first venue we looked at and we immediately knew we wanted to get married there. Our favourite thing about the venue was the amount of different spaces it had; the lovely Courtroom where the marriage takes place; the old barn where we had our drinks reception, which is full of historic charm and the new barn where we had our wedding breakfast and evening reception. Danby Castle also has the most breathtaking views, which made for a lovely backdrop to our pictures. Carolyn was fantastic at coordinating our wedding, always responding to emails quickly and going out of her way to be flexible with our requirements. The weather forecast wasn't looking great for our day, but Carolyn stayed in contact leading up to the wedding, giving us options if it were to be terrible weather, however we were very lucky and the rain stayed away - but we felt at ease that options were available. We chose the pie and mash for main course followed by a trio of mini desserts. We've been to so many wedding where the food hasn't been great, however we thought the food here was delicious. So many of our guests complimented us and the team on the food, saying it was the best wedding food they'd ever had. We had a pizza buffet in the evening which was equally as delicious. Another pull to the venue for us were the bar prices, many hotels/venues have sky high prices for alcohol, however Danby Castle's drink prices are very reasonable. I would have no hesitation on recommending Danby Castle as a wedding venue.
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    Jenny Married on 06/10/2018
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    The most beautiful and cherished day EVER!

    What can I say, I am still grinning from ear to ear about how wonderful our day was. We would love to be able to do it all again. Danby Castle is absolutely stunning and even on a rainy day like ours did not lose that beauty. Right from the beginnig when we fell in love with Danby Castle and all the amazing things it has to offer we knew we would have the best day of our lives. We quickly realised that Carolyn, Phil and Max are the most amazing people and are very experienced in making couples wedding days just how they want them, nothing is too much trouble. They look after all the little bits so that the day just flows perfectly and for us as a couple felt effortless. I can't imagine it was for them! We love Danby Castle, we think Carolyn, Phil and Max are AMAZING and would tell anyone we meet who are engaged to be married to consider this venue, although I would be a little jealous!
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    Anna Married on 27/09/2018
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    Could not of asked for anything more for our speci

    From the first moment we visited Danby Castle we knew there was no other place for our special day, before we even looked around the venue the views are just amazing and we were sold! Our day it’s self went so smoothly, we didn’t have one detail to worry about. Carolyn’s experience shows in every way she helped & moulded our day to make it the best, Danby castle is her home and she certainly knows how to help everyone enjoy the beautiful place too. The sun was out, the kids played & everyone had such a fantastic day we could not of asked for more from our wedding. We honestly can’t thank Carolyn and family enough for all the there help and guidance through out organising our wedding and gave us such a truly happy special day to treasure for a life time.
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    Sophie Married on 14/09/2018
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    The most wonderful venue

    Wow, you won't be disappointed if you book your wedding at Danby Castle.. My wife and I married there I September 2018 and thanks to Carolyn, Phil and Max our day was perfect. We loved the vibe of the different rooms, small bar for before and immediately after the wedding service. The beautiful dining area for the breakfast and then the party room for the evening do. The venue, food and every element of Danby Castle was perfect. The surroundings countryside made it even more perfect. We couldn't be happier with Danby Castle.
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    Jennifer Married on 08/09/2018
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    Everything we ever wanted and so much more

    We got married at the beautiful Danby Castle on the 8th September 2018 and it was the best day of our lives. We got married in the court room with 65 of our nearest and dearest watching and the setting was just perfect. Every single detail for the whole day had been thought about in detail by Carolyn, Phil, Max and the team and they didn't miss a thing! We didn't need to worry about anything, which was amazing for us both as we could just enjoy our day. The setting was perfect for some really fun photographs. Both the castle and the surrounding area was just perfect and our wedding album shows just how much fun we had all day. Our wedding breakfast of pie and mash is honestly the best meal I have ever eaten! If I ever get asked the question "what meal would you eat if you could only eat one for the rest of your life?" Danby Castle pie and mash would without a doubt be my answer! We danced the night away in the barn while doing Danby bombs and eating pizza! Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives and a lot of that is down to the amazing people that run this amazing venue. I can never thank them all enough for making our wedding everything we ever wanted and so much more. After spending two years planning our day they aren't just the people that helped make our day perfect, they are now our friends x
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    Jennifer Married on 08/09/2018
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    Everything we ever wanted and so much more

    We got married at the beautiful Danby Castle on the 8th September 2018 and it was the best day of our lives. We got married in the court room with 65 of our nearest and dearest watching and the setting was just perfect. Every single detail for the whole day had been thought about in detail by Carolyn, Phil, Max and the team and they didn't miss a thing! We didn't need to worry about anything, which was amazing for us both as we could just enjoy our day. The setting was perfect for some really fun photographs. Both the castle and the surrounding area was just perfect and our wedding album shows just how much fun we had all day. Our wedding breakfast of pie and mash is honestly the best meal I have ever eaten! If I ever get asked the question "what meal would you eat if you could only eat one for the rest of your life?" Danby Castle pie and mash would without a doubt be my answer! We danced the night away in the barn while doing Danby bombs and eating pizza! Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives and a lot of that is down to the amazing people that run this amazing venue. I can never thank them all enough for making our wedding everything we ever wanted and so much more. After spending two years planning our day they aren't just the people that helped make our day perfect, they are now our friends x
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    Sara Married on 01/09/2018
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    Amazing venue!!

    As soon as we saw Danby castle we knew we had to get married there. It's the perfect venue with the most amazing views! Carolyn, Phil and max are fantastic hosts! Carolyn replied to all my emails and helped me along the way with planning. Her amazing organisational skills helped make the wedding the best day! She makes everything stress free by helping set up and packs everything back up for you. She even makes gorgeous personalised signs!! On the day Phil was phuenomal he made sure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time (still not sure how he managed to control everyone)! The food was AMAZING! All the guests haven't stopped talking about how it was the best wedding food they've ever had! 5 stars isn't enough for this venue and all there staff! Thank you so much for everything you all did and helping us have our best day!! Sara and Michael! Xxx
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    Claire Married on 29/08/2018
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    Above and beyond Perfect

    Every girl has a image in her head of how her wedding day would be ???? Danby castle venue and all the staff made my dream come true x Our wedding day was just perfect ran like clockwork thanks to Carolyn and her team and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Beautiful setting,amazing food,truly a unique wedding venue all our guests were blown away with the venue! With many guests still saying the best wedding they have ever attended . Big huge massive thank you to Carolyn,Phil,max and all the staff for helping make our day perfect
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    Sophie Married on 25/08/2018
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    Thank you very much...

    To Carolyn and Phil Thank you so much for helping us plan our special day and for making everything so easy and relaxed. We really appreciate it and couldn't have managed it without all of your help. Love Mr and Mrs Eales xx
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    Alana Married on 18/08/2018
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    The most amazing day

    Danby Castle was the perfect venue to get married at. Carolyn and her team were amazing from the first look round to the actual day. Carolyn was helpful and really listened to what we wanted, she made some great suggestions. The day ran smoothly and attention to detail was definatley taken. The venue itself is stunning and everyone commented on the views. The ceremony was followed by the fabulous Elliot Long (he sang at our engagement party in Leeds) to garden games, canapés and fizz. My husband and I went off for photos. On our return it was the wedding breakfast and speeches, the food was pnemonal and nobody was left hungry. After we had a crepe van for deserts. The evening came and we had a photo booth and a band. The evening food was a fish and chip van - delicious. Carriages left at midnight. Everything was perfect. The staff were great and couldn’t do enough, the room looked amazing, we were given free reign to do whatever we liked. The day wouldn’t have been the same without Carolyn, Phil, Max and the team making it so amazing, thank you!
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    Beth Married on 11/08/2018
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    Everything we dreamed it would be...

    Hi Carolyn Just a quick email to say thank you for yesterday, it was everything we dreamed it would be and that’s down to you guys! Danby castle is a very special place and everyone said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been too! Everyone complimented you on how great the food and the service was. Please pass on our thanks to Max too, he was absolutely fantastic and a huge asset to your team! Thank you for everything Beth xx
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    Erin Married on 05/08/2018
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    Magical Place...

    Thank you Carolyn, Phil, Max and all the staff who made our daughter Erins wedding day to Paul absolutely perfect. A truly magical place and we couldn't have wished for anything better.

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