Ripley Castle

(27 reviews) 27 5
Ripley Harrogate North Yorkshire North Yorkshire HG3 3AY
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About Ripley Castle

Ripley, Harrogate
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY

For 700 years Ripley Castle has been the quintessential essence of Yorkshire romance.

From the moment you enter the village, Ripley stands apart:  it is beautiful, historic, and picture postcard perfect. When it comes to organising weddings, few venues can match our years of experience, professionalism, and ability to turn visions into reality.  Ripley offers a range of great inclusive packages, with no hidden costs so you know exactly where you are when budgeting for your big day.

All our catering is done ‘in-house’ and the castle has established a great reputation for excellence and reliability when it comes to serving fine cuisine and good wines.

A number of the castle’s main reception rooms are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. The 16th century oak-panelled Library lends a fabulous air of history and dignity to the proceedings, but some couples prefer to use one of the lighter Georgian rooms. The spectacular Long Gallery in the East Wing seats up to 120 people.

Dedicated wedding co-ordinators sit down with you to prepare a detailed programme for the day so that everybody knows who is doing what and when. At Ripley there is always someone at your shoulder; to answer queries, offer advice, receive instructions and help however they can, whatever the question.

For more information contact: 01423 770152 or

• Dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators to help you plan your day • Packages with no hidden costs so you know where you are when planning your big day • Quality cuisine • Impeccable service • Picture postcard perfect, a dream setting for your wedding photographs • History and Heritage

Facilities at Ripley Castle

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the Country
Stately Home
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Ripley Castle Reviews (27)

All the team were second to none
Venue Service

By Martyn & Claire, on 30 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2019

We would like to thank you for making our day so special. Everything was perfect!! All the team were second to none. It was clear to us that a huge amount of time and effort was made. We can't thank you enough.

It was truly a perfect day
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By Barry & Monica, on 30 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2019

We would like to thank you and your team for all that you did for our wedding on 12th October 2019. It was an incredibly special day and everyone loved the venue. Everyone did an amazing job. Please thank all of the staff who worked so tirelessly throughout the day and beforehand. Your support throughout meant the world to us. It was truly a perfect day.

Always on hand and attentive to our every need
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By Henry & Sofya, on 04 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

As Henry and I are finally taking a much-needed break on our honeymoon, we wanted to take the time to extend a massive thank you for the perfect wedding day that you helped give us. Although we'd never been to a wedding before, you helped create exactly what we wanted and held our hand throughout the entire process. We can't thank you enough for making this the first day of our joint family history. It certainly sets the bar high for the rest of our lives together! The Ripley Castle team on the day were also faultless, and we would be grateful if you could extend our appreciation to them. They were always on hand when we needed them, and attentive to our every need. Looking back, we couldn't imagine having our wedding with any other venue.

The best Wedding Breakfast they ever had
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By Rosie & Will, on 02 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2019

We had a wonderful time on Saturday- Ripley Castle is a beautiful venue and everyone who worked on Saturday did a fantastic job in that heat! From Mike who calmly rescued me from outside when I came across my guests on my walk to the ceremony, to Dave and his team who were simply brilliant and attentive throughout, to the chefs who made what many of our guests described as "the best wedding breakfast they ever had"- please pass our sincerest thanks onto everyone. Also, a thank you to Olivia; you've been so brilliant throughout the whole process and we won't be able to recommend you highly enough to our engaged friends.

Thank you very much for helping arrange everything
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By Katie & Dave, on 30 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 13 Jul 2019

Thank you very much for helping arrange everything for our wedding. You and the team have been fab, from always replying to our emails, calls etc. Nothing was too much trouble and it really does help to know our wedding was in safe hands. You’re all fab!! Katie and Dave xx

The venue is fantastic!
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By Katie & Lewis Fawcett, on 09 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

I just wanted to say a very big thank you for your staffs hard work at the wedding of Lewis and Katie. The food was wonderful and service and personal attention. Thank you also for the professional preparation meetings we had - The venue is fantastic! Thank you once again. Groom's Mother

The staff honestly could not do any more for us!
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By Andrew & Sara, on 11 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

Andrew and I wanted to send a heartfelt thank you for all the work you and the staff put in! I can't put into words how amazing everyone made our day! We would like to thank each and every person that worked on Saturday, the staff honestly could not do any more for us!! Each person was truly amazing and made our day extra special.

Amazing venue and team, we cannot thank you enough
Venue Service

By Rachel & Alex, on 10 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

Thank you so much for everything that you all did to make our wedding day so special. All of the support leading up to the day was fantastic and the attention and care on the day from everyone was outstanding. It really was the best day of our lives and this was largely due to the amazing venue and team - we cannot thank you enough!

A huge thank you to all at Ripley Castle
Venue Service

By John & Sandra, on 27 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Apr 2019

A huge thank you for dealing with all the arrangements for our wedding which went extremely well and was thoroughly enjoyed by Sandra and I and family guests - the day obviously further enhanced by the fantastic weather showing off Ripley Castle at its very best. Please will you also pass on our thanks again to Julie who managed all the wedding arrangements assisted by Mike. Julie was excellent - extremely helpful and caring throughout the whole day - nothing was too much trouble.

We had the most perfect day
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By Hannah & Ryan Taylor, on 24 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

We had the most perfect day and excellent party in the evening. Everything ran so smoothly and we would like to personally pass on our thanks to the chef for such incredible food (so many compliments from our guests) and to Dave. Dave could not do enough for us all day from giving little personal touches to the decorations (flowers,cake etc) to making sure we wanted for nothing (providing myself and Ryan with drinks all day) he was so lovely and everybody commented on the amazing service he provided. The venue was stunning and we couldn’t have asked for more.

We cant recommend Ripley Castle enough
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By Kirsty & Tom, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Ripley Castle was the only venue we visited before deciding to get married there. We were blown away by the service and how beautiful the castle and grounds are. We couldn’t recommend Ripley Castle enough, the staff will bend over backwards and ensure you get your perfect day.

We had such a fantastic day!
Venue Service

By Phil & Charlotte Turpin, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

Phil and I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thanks to you and all the team at Ripley Castle for organising and running the wedding of our dreams. We had such a fantastic day and all of our guests have said that it was one of the best weddings they had been to! Please can you pass our thanks on Dave as he did and an INCREDIBLE job with the set up and on the day. The day ran perfectly and nothing went wrong and timings were as we planned. The service throughout the day was faultless and I just wanted to thank Dave immensely for this. The food was such a hit with out guests. Everyone complimented the food, especially on how well the beef had been cooked and how delicious it tasted!! Please can you pass our thanks on to Oliver as it wouldn’t have been without him!! The presentation of the food looked fab too so thank you for arranging this to be changed at fairly short notice. Overall the day was one of the best days of our lives and it wouldn’t have been without everyone involved in the run up and on the day-please pass on our thanks again to everyone involved!!

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