Danby Castle

(48 reviews) 48 5
Danby Castle Farmhouse Castle Lane Danby North Yorkshire YO21 2NP
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About Danby Castle

Danby Castle Farmhouse, Castle Lane
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
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
Pets Welcome

Danby Castle Reviews (48)

Everything we dreamed it would be...
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By Beth and Stuart, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2018

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

Magical Place...
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By Erin and Paul, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 05 Aug 2018

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.

Perfect in Every Way
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By Jade and Jack, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

I never thought I'd be saying it after all the wedding prep stress but I want to do it all over again!!! The venue itself is in a beautiful location within the North Yorkshire Moors with a very impressive backdrop. It's the right amount of quaint and quirky being married in the old court room and continuing the celebrations in the midst of the castle rooms before heading to the beautifully decorated barn. The attention to detail and the work put in my Carolyn and co. is exemplary and I couldn't have chosen a more suited venue for the best and happiest day of our lives. With the weather on our side, we spent most of the day taking in the views surrounded by those we love most - truly magical! We chose an afternoon tea which was beautifully presented and to perfection - lots of people commented on how amazing it was. I could write for hours and hours about how perfect the day was from start to finish. The price, compared to similar venues, is extremely reasonable and anybody thinking about booking this venue will likely regret not confirming their date straight away. Thank you so much for everything.

A special day
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By Fiona and Trevor, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Jul 2018

Location, location what more can we say. There is nowhere to beat the unique feel of Danby Castle. Authentic castle ruins with a majestic view over the North Yorkshire Moors. We cannot thank Carolyn, Phil & Max for their attention to detail, providing us with the intimate service and reception we desired. Afternoon tea tasted delicious and the food presentation was amazing. Fantastic memories were created from our special day. Thank you.

The Most Fantastic Day Of Our Lives
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By Linda and Pete, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2018

Dear Carolyn and Phil Thank you so much for making our wedding day the most fantastic day of our lives. You were the most wonderful hosts where we felt well supported all day with everything well organised and running smoothly. Danby Castle is a beautiful venue and we could not have had a better place to have our wedding. It all looked so lovely and Max and your other staff were so good. A particular thanks for looking after my parents, they appreciated it. When I arrived in the pouring rain I was so nervous but you put me at ease and Carolyn, once you had guided the bridesmaids and then me through the door into the ceremony room I felt relaxed and so happy. Thanks for helping us to have our ceremony with the smoke and laser lights, the room looked magical to me and the whole ceremony for me was like the most beautiful magical dream. It was unlucky that we had the worst weather for months which I know made things harder for you, but it was all part of the drama of the day and I would not change anything now. Our guests had a great day too and several of them have said to us that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I've attached a photo that Paul and Tim sent us the following day. Would you like to have more when we get all the photos in due course? We really did have the most wonderful day and eight days later we are still on a high following it. Kind Regards Linda and Pete

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By Debbie and Rachel, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

We fell in love with Danby Castle at first sight and after the warm welcome we got from Carolyn we knew we had to get married there. The venue has everything you need for a dream wedding, beautiful location and stunning views, lots of character and history. The day itself ran like clockwork yet felt so relaxed due to the amazing hosts Carolyn, Phil, Max and the team. Our only regret is that it’s over. We really wish we could do it all again.

The bestest day ever!
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By Tracy and Rod, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

We really cannot thank Carolyn, Phil and Max enough (and of course the rest of team) from the minute we pulled up in the cold and the snow, Carolyn and Max gave us such a warm welcome and we knew that we couldn't get married anywhere else. All of my questioning was definitely not a problem and they helped to make it all a stress free experience. On the day Carolyn, Phil and Max were absolutely perfect, making sure everything ran so smoothly and they even made sure the sun was shining for us :) We had the amazing afternoon tea, which all our guests described as perfect. The venue and location are just a perfect setting for the most perfect day - thank you again to you all at Danby Castle - Tracy & Rod x

Absolutely Perfect!
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By Julie and Mike, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Jun 2018

To Carolyn, Phil, Max and the team Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day absolutely perfect! We have some amazing memories for the day which we will cherish forever. Lots of love Julie and Mike

Amazing venue, awesome staff
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By Darren and Felicity, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2018

The staff at the venue could not do more for us both on the run up to the day and on the day itself - Carolyn, Max and the team were fab and made all our guests feel special and well catered for. The venue is stunning - both the setting in the middle of the beautiful North Yorkshire moors and the actual buildings itself, our venue was the perfect inside but outside wedding venue.

We had the most perfect day
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By Alison and Ryan, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 31 May 2018

My husband and I decided on a small wedding (5 of us in total)we visited a few venue's and found Danby castle it was perfect,our day was amazing and wish we could go back and do it again,Carolyn, Phil and Max were so lovely too,Danby castle is a gorgeous place and the views are breathtaking.

Everything we could have hoped for and more
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By Frances and Dennis, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 27 May 2018

We wanted a venue that was rustic and full of character... Danby was the first venue we saw and we didn’t have to go look any further. The ruins are a fantastic setting which the younger guests particularly enjoyed exploring - and the backdrop of the North Yorkshire Moors is simply breathtaking. We were incredibly lucky with the weather so most of our day was spent outside with a relaxed garden party vibe, with the amazing Back Chat Brass getting all the guests dancing from the start. Carolyn was attentive, supportive and full of fantastic suggestions to help make things run smoothly from the first meeting through to the big day itself (not to mention patient and professional in fielding our 10000 questions!)... there was no request too big or small. On the day itself Carolyn, Phil and Max set to making our vision for the venue a reality but also really importantly made sure to remind us to not sweat the small stuff, enjoy our day and let them do what they do best - throw a great party! We are sure lots of other couples will say this but ours was the best day ever, and we couldn’t be happier with Danby as the place we got to celebrate it in. To anyone reading this and thinking about booking Danby..... DO IT! Oh and one last thing - choose the pie as your food option, you won’t regret it!

Best day ever
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By Eleanor and Aleksandras, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 14 May 2018

Danby castle was a dream venue for a dream day. Working a lot and trying to plan a wedding in four months could have been a nightmare but Danby went above and beyond helping us out and made everything just so easy. Max was an absolute superstar in all the planning and on the day making sure it all ran smoothly. The food was outstanding. The set up was stunning. Every little girl dreams of their perfect wedding day but what Danby created was above and beyond anything I could have ever dreamed and imagined.

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