Danby Castle

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Danby Castle Farmhouse Castle Lane Danby North Yorkshire YO21 2NP
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About Danby Castle

Danby Castle Farmhouse, Castle Lane
Danby
North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP

Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors is Danby Castle, a historic award wedding venue and family home with a passion for creating experiences and memories that will last a lifetime? 


Hold your ceremony in our 14th Century Court Room steeped in character and charm, enjoy picturesque views across the Esk Valley and explore the ancient Danby Castle ruins during your drinks reception. Take your seat in our authentic Barn for your wedding breakfast, prepared using locally sourced and lovingly made Yorkshire produce. Finally, dance the night away with friends and family for your evening celebrations.


At Danby Castle, we pride ourselves on offering a very personal, relaxed and flexible approach when it comes to planning your wedding day. With over a decade of wedding experience and knowledge, we provide you with guidance and support from the moment you book until the end of your special day, whilst also allowing you plenty of freedom when it comes to choosing food, drink, decor, type of ceremony and schedule of your day? 


We believe that your wedding day should reflect yourselves, as a couple and as individuals. 

We only offer exclusive use of our venue, so you can be assured that we are fully focused on you and your guests and committed to making your day truly exceptional.

Danby Castle - Danby Castle was constructed in the fourteenth century by the Latimer family, whose members included some of the most powerful nobles of medieval England. It was built to replace an earlier castle located in Castleton which was destroyed by fire. It is believed that some of the stone from the castle in Castleton was used to build Danby Castle. Danby was a quadrangular castle, which consisted of a rectangular building with a central courtyard and towers at each corner.

The Court and Jury Rooms - The South Range of the Castle was converted into a manorial Courthouse with the former private chamber being divided into a Court Room. The Court Room is now used as a ceremony room for intimate and romantic candle-lit weddings. The Jury Room is used for registrars and celebrants to meet with couples for their interviews prior to the ceremony, couples can also retire to the Jury Room once the ceremony is complete for a moment alone before meeting their guests for the drinks reception.

The Threshing Barn and Snug - After the ceremony, the wedding party is invited to join the newlyweds for their drinks reception where they can enjoy the views of the Esk Valley from the lawn, wander through the 14th Century castle ruins, grab a drink in the authentic Threshing Barn or sit back and relax in the snug.

The Barn - In 2016 we began renovating the original 14th Century Barn located across the lawn from the castle ruins. The Barn boasts its authentic wooden beams adorned with fairy lights, original 14th Century stonework, a varnished wooden floor and real wood-burning stove to create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

• Award Winning Historic 14th Century Castle and Barn venue, steeped in character and charm • Exclusive use allows us to focus only on you and your guests • Situated on the edge of the North York Moors for fantastic photo opportunities and beautiful views • Freedom to tailor food, drink and ceremony choices to suit your ideas and preferences • Family run business fuelled by a passion for creating extraordinary experiences and memories

Facilities at Danby Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Pets Welcome

Danby Castle Reviews (48)

Massive Thank you
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By Elizabeth and Charlie, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Jan 2019

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

A Wonderful Rustic Wedding Destination
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By Claire and Paul, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2018

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.

The Perfect Wedding
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By Alex and Alex, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Oct 2018

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.

The most beautiful and cherished day EVER!
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By Jenny and Gareth, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

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!

Could not of asked for anything more for our speci
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By Anna and Ashley, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Sep 2018

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.

The most wonderful venue
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By Sophie and Paul, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Sep 2018

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.

Everything we ever wanted and so much more
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By Jennifer and Gary, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

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

Everything we ever wanted and so much more
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By Jennifer and Gary, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

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

Amazing venue!!
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By Sara and Michael, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2018

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

Above and beyond Perfect
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By Claire and Rob, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Aug 2018

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

Thank you very much...
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By Sophie and Daniel, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2018

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

The most amazing day
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By Alana and Daniel, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

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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