Ripley Castle

(20 reviews) 20 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 (20)

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.

A huge thank you to all at Ripley Castle
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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!
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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!!

It was the best day of our lives
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By Amy & Mike, on 11 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

Ripley was always ‘the one’ for me. I would highly recommend Ripley Castle; there is a real family-feel with the wedding planning team, who were amazing. I must point out how good the food was – people are still talking about the food at our wedding, nine months on!

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By Amy & Mike Smith, on 04 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

Thank you so much for all your help, support and guidance in planning our wedding. You were absolutely fantastic from our very first meeting and we can't thank you enough for all your help.

We both had a really wonderful day
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By Mr & Mrs Daw, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

I want to say a huge thank you to yourself and David, your professionalism and attention to detail were exemplary and we both had a really wonderful day. All of the guests commented on the quality of the venue and the beautiful setting.

Ripley will forever be in our hearts
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By Aya & Stephen, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 12 May 2018

We just wanted to say thank you SO much for everything you’ve done for us, it was a really magical day, with the fairy lights and AMAZING flowers (and surprise macaroons!!), it was so much better than I could have imagined. It’s such a beautiful place, Ripley will forever be in our hearts.

Thank you so much for such a fabulous day
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By Danielle & Benjamin, on 05 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

I would like to pass on my sincere thanks from me, my daughter and son-in-law, to staff at all levels for their contribution to everything that made yesterday a very memorable event. It is easy to assume that once you have made your decision of venue and make the substantial payments involved, the professionals will do everything they should. But that is not a given. Here it most certainly was. Thank you so much for such a fabulous day, it was perfect in every respect. Without exception, every member of staff was friendly, helpful and so professional. It is difficult to single out any particular member of staff, but Maitre de, Dave, was so, so obliging and sincere in his help. Particular thanks to him and I shall be pleased if you will pass these comments on.

Thank you for a perfect day!
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By Will and Rachel, on 28 May 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

We had our wedding here in late March (narrowly missing the Beasts from the East!) and cannot thank everyone at Ripley Castle enough for making it simply the best day! From the very beginning we met with Rebecca who was more than happy to discuss our initial ideas, at no point were any ideas dismissed. In fact, at every stage, none of our wishes were too much – all the staff did everything they could to make our day perfect. Throughout the planning stages Rebecca was brilliantly responsive and helpful - clearly experienced at fitting all the pieces of a big day together. It was at our menu tasting that we met our front of house man, Dave. From the start he was extremely friendly and attentive, we had a great chat about our plans and he was not at all phased by our specific requests. We were both pleasantly surprised how much he remembered between that initial meeting and our big day. When the day finally arrived, their attention to detail really showed. Needless to say, the castle venue and surroundings were beautiful but the inside had also been decked out exactly as we had wished. Dave guided us through the day and directed his team wearing a smile throughout – we simply couldn’t have asked for a nicer guy to be at our wedding! The food, from the canapes to the evening bites, was mouth-wateringly delicious. Our wedding breakfast was even better than our menu tasting – 8 hour slow-cooked pork that melted in your mouth. This was all reflected in the comments from our guests – every one mentioning how incredible the venue, staff and food were. And having had the best day of our lives, we couldn't have agreed more!

You really are a fantastic team!
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By Sarah & Alex, on 04 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2017

Just a note to say thank you very much for all your help and support in making our wedding day as amazing as it was. We had a fantastic day and the atmosphere was lovely and relaxed and the venue looked truly stunning.

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