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Ripley Castle

Harrogate, North Yorkshire View map Visit website
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Menus from £85
20 to 120 Guests

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BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, PERFECT

For over 700 years Ripley Castle has been the quintessential essence of Yorkshire romance. From the moment you arrive the scene is set for a truly enchanting and unique experience. From elegance and grandeur, to the historic cosy intimacy of the private family rooms, we exceed all your expectations to ensure your dream wedding is here...

We offer an excellent range of packages, which can be used as a base from which to plan your perfect day with the help of our experienced and dedicated wedding co-ordinator.

For accommodation we have The Boar's Head which is a stone throwaway from the Castle and has a total of 23 bedrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Small Hotel
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Pet Friendly
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    Samantha B. Married on 20/08/2021
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    First class service, amazing venue, dream experience

    The reason I say dream experience and not just our dream wedding day is that the team at Ripley made our whole experience from planning, the day itself and post our wedding day absolutely incredible. The venue speaks for itself in how beautiful it is, steeped in history in the most amazing surroundings. The attention to detail from the team was impeccable throughout and made our wedding the most amazing day. The food was out of this world and guests still comment now and how amazing their meals were. Would 100% recommend Ripley for your wedding, I can’t thank Olivia and the team enough for their attention to detail and fantastic warm and friendly service. In what what was a difficult time to plan a wedding, you truly took the stress away!
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    Martyn Married on 28/12/2019
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    All the team were second to none

    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.
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    Barry Married on 12/10/2019
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    It was truly a perfect day

    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.
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    Henry Married on 31/08/2019
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    Always on hand and attentive to our every need

    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.
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    Rosie Married on 24/08/2019
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    The best Wedding Breakfast they ever had

    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.
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    Katie Married on 13/07/2019
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    Thank you very much for helping arrange everything

    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
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    Katie Married on 29/06/2019
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    The venue is fantastic!

    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
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    Andrew Married on 25/05/2019
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    The staff honestly could not do any more for us!

    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.
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    Rachel Married on 18/05/2019
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    Amazing venue and team, we cannot thank you enough

    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!
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    John Married on 21/04/2019
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    A huge thank you to all at Ripley Castle

    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.
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    Hannah Married on 20/04/2019
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    We had the most perfect day

    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.
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    Kirsty Married on 06/10/2018
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    We cant recommend Ripley Castle enough

    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.
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    Phil Married on 04/08/2018
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    We had such a fantastic day!

    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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    Amy Married on 07/07/2018
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    It was the best day of our lives

    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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  • Kirsty & Dom
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  • Fran & Scott
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  • Rachel & Steven
    106 photos · 14/09/2019
  • Rachel & Alex
    18 photos · 18/05/2019
  • Georgina & Craig
    16 photos · 31/08/2014

Deals

Ripley Castle 1
Offer

Our package is designed for the Castle’s East Wing at
£9,000.00 based on 60 guests.

Our Winter Package includes the following:-

Wedding Co-ordinator to assist in planning your day

  • Complimentary Ceremony Room in the East Wing’s Amcott’s Room
  • Room hire for your Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast and your Evening Reception from 2.00pm to 11.30pm (The cost to extend the licence is £150.00 per hour)
  • Beautifully dressed Christmas Trees, Garlands, and Fairy Lights throughout the venue
  • Red Carpet arrival and Fire Torches for the Evening Reception
  • Front of House Manager / Toastmaster for the duration of the Wedding
  • Use of extensive historic gardens and lakeside for photographs
  • Pre-Wedding photoshoot access to the gardens and lakeside
  • Glass of sparkling wine or mulled wine for your Drinks Reception
  • Chef’s three festive canapes to be served at your Drinks Reception
  • Three course festive Wedding Breakfast menu
  • Hurricane lanterns and tealights on all dining tables
  • Free Parking for your Wedding party and suppliers
  • Place cards, menu cards and table plan
  • White table linen, fine crockery, and glassware
  • Use of our Wedding cake stand and knife
  • Use of our Wedding card box or Santa’s mailbox
  • Bar open until 11.00pm (The cost to extend the licence is £150.00 per hour)
  • DJ entertainment, disco lighting, and dancefloor
  • VAT at the current rate


Additional guests are £150.00 per person.

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