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.
Reviews for Danby Castle
Recommended by 100% of couples
Elizabeth and Charlie · Married on 30/01/2019
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 CharlieSent on 30/01/2019
Claire and Paul · Married on 03/11/2018
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.Sent on 30/01/2019
Alex and Alex · Married on 13/10/2018
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.Sent on 30/01/2019