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
North Yorkshire, YO21 2NP

Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors is Danby Castle, a historic 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.

• 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)

A Truly Memorable Day
Venue Service

By Victoria and Luke, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

We wanted to drop you a message to say a big thank you for all the work you put in to making our wedding such a special day. We had a brilliant time and. truly memorable day. We wish you all te best in the future. We hope that Max has managed to pass his driving test and that you hip rehab is coming along well. Best wishes Victoria and Luke

Amazing venue, amazing setting, amazing hosts!
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By Fiona and Andrew, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

We were married at Danby Castle on 31st March this year - we chose this venue because of the beautiful surroundings, gorgeous setting, historical features and such helpful and welcoming hosts! The ceremony room is amazing and the history behind it was an added bonus for me! The barn is beautiful too. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side with horrendous rain all day but Carolyn, Phil and the team bent over backwards to help us out and make it so the rain didn't spoil a thing. We chose the pie and mash option for our food and it was delicious! Many people said it was the best pie and mash they'd ever tasted! I cannot recommend the place and the hosts enough - amazing just doesn't cover the experience you get at Danby Castle!

Thank you so much for an amazing day!
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By Fran and Lewis, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2017

Thank you so much for an amazing day! It was truly perfect. Carolyn, Phil (and Max) made it a very special day that we will never forget. We received so many compliments about the venue, the smooth running of the day, the food and the drink. Those pies were absolutely delicious!! Our guests were blown away by the venue itself and the views across the North Yorkshire Moors. We would certainly recommend anyone considering a wedding at Danby Castle to book it!!

The best day of our lives
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By Claire and Dan, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Oct 2017

Truly the most amazing wedding I ever could have dreamed of. Beautiful scenery and a wonderful team, nothing was too much for Carolyn, Phil and max, they were so lovely and everything just flowed with ease. We really were made to feel special, it's just a shame how quickly your day goes, I'd love to do it all again!! The food definitely went down a treat, it was incredible. I'd recommend Danby Castle to anyone thinking of getting married, it's a truly wonderful place

The day we really wanted
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By Caron and Matty, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2017

The day went exactly how we wanted. We had a small day do and a big evening one. The help and advice the Phil and Carolyn gave us in the build up was brilliant. On the day they were on hand to make us feel as though it was as personal to them as it was us. We can’t thank them enough.

Could not have asked for a better day, amazing
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By Gillian and Stephen, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

Wow, I don't know where to start. The venue itself leaves you speechless, its romantic, rustic, full of history and the views are just amazing. The whole day from start to finish just flows. There's no break from the day to night do to change the room around like other venues, it just continues which means people keep enjoying themselves and can relax. Caroline and Phil are very attentive during the day. Its a very personal service and they actually know the bride and grooms names and get to know the guests through out the day. The food is out of this world. I've never been to a wedding where people actually say how wonderful the food is and are full after. We had the vintage tea party wedding breakfast and the food kept coming until people stopped eating. The drink prices are reasonable about what you would pay in a pub. You get chance to set the venue up yourself as long as there's time in between weddings. Everything about the day is relaxed. The wedding ceremony was full of laughter and it continued through out the day. There's so many beautiful places to have photos taken. You get exclusive hire if the venue which means you dont have strangers walking about and ending up in your photos. 6 weeks on and people can't stop talking about how beautiful Danby castle is and that it was the best wedding they have been to. You get plenty of time on the run up to the wedding to discuss how you want your wedding to be. I can't recommend Danby castle enough. Thanks Carolyn and Phil.

We had a fantastic day
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By Marie and Matt, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2017

Carolyn and Phillip We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for your help and support with our wedding. We had a fantastic day. Every one of our guests commented on what a wonderful set up and magical place. The whole day from start to finish was better than we could imagine. Thank you so much! And please pass on our thanks to the catering team. The food was brilliant! Love Matt and Marie Young

If only we could do it all again
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By Claire and Claire, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2017

Thank you so much to Carolyn, Phil and Max for making our day so very special. Food was amazing and service to match. If only we could do it all again x

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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By Sam and Rob, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2017

Carolyn, Phil, Max an everyone else involved making our day perfect! We really cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding day the best day we could ever imagine. We feel so lucky to have had our wedding at the castle, the day was everything we had wished for and more. We can't recommend you enough to others and cant stop telling everyone how amazing Danby really is. All our friends an family had a fantastic time...the food, the views. The venue and all the staff made our day something we will never forget. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Rob, Sam and Poppy xx

Max has an unerring eye for detail
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By Carole, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2017

Danby Castle is the perfect setting for a wedding amidst romantic ruins & stunning scenes of the North Yorks Moors. Of course a lot of planning goes into a wedding & the magic started when Sarah & Darran met the amazing Carolyn & family who own the castle. They are wonderful hosts & make every wedding unique & completely tailored to the couple's taste. The options Sarah & Darran were offered were immense & it was a hard choice. Everything from formal wedding breakfasts to ice-cream & fish & chip vans in the courtyard. Sarah & Darran opted for a Mad Hatter's tea party. The table settings were quirky with, of course, mis-matched crockery, perfect for an Alice in Wonderland fan. Max's unerring eye for detail provided the perfect decoration.The food was fantastic & so much of it; finger sandwiches, savouries, scones, exquisite desserts & huge drink me teapots full of tea. The evening supper was equally wonderful & I don't know how I didn't burst out of my dress. All the staff led by Carolyn, Phil & Max, provided a wonderful service, unobtrusive, friendly & always there to see that everyone was well looked after & never short of anything. Even at the end of the evening when our taxi was nearly an hour late, Carolyn & Phil continued to welcome us into their home & were even going to take us home themselves. This truly was a happy, magical & wonderful day which we will never forget. I cannot recommend Danby Castle & Carolyn and family enough for this. I think I will have to get married again so I can relive this day again. Carole Benson.

Carolyn, Phil and Max are the best hosts...
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By Alex and James, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2017

I can't recommend this place highly enough! Superb venue, wonderful staff and they make you feel very special indeed. Carolyn, Phil and Max are the best hosts. Thanks again guys x

Your staff are wonderful...
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By Amy and Matt, on 30 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Aug 2017

Hi Carolyn I want to take the opportunity again to thank you for everything yesterday, you and Phil were fantastic and everything was absolutely perfect. Your staff are wonderful, so attentive and a special mention to Max who was just brilliant all day, he really looked after us and made the place look amazing. We had the best day, I want to do it all again! Thanks, Amy & Matt

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