Ripley Castle

(25 reviews) 25 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 (25)

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.

Firstly, wow, Thank you so much.
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By Helen Murray, on 28 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

Thank you so much for absolutely everything you and the team did. Honestly the whole way through you have been truly amazing and always going above and beyond. Not only can't we get over the day but neither can our guests. Just thank you so much again we can't get over how amazing everything was. On the day Dave and the team were unreal making sure everything was ok, just wow.

Thank you for an amazing day.
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By Hannah Hetherington, on 28 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 06 May 2017

Thank you for an amazing day on the 6th May. Thanks to Dave for making sure everything was perfect. Thanks to Rebecca for all the planning and prep!

Absolutely perfect, what dreams are made of!
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By Nikki Ryder, on 04 Jan 2014

We got married on 27th of July 2012. From start to finish it was an amazing experience. From sipping champagne on the terrace overlooking the lake with the sun beating down to the gourmet meal we received and dancing the night away; perfect. We hot married in the east wing of the castle which is the newest part, an old stable block. All our guests were blown away by the standard of venue,service and the overall experience. Absolutely couldn't wish for anything more, and I'm picky!!! No other venue came close!

Classic and historic Yorkshire wedding
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By Zoe Karens, on 16 Dec 2009

I had my wedding in the main Castle at Ripley on 28 November 2009. From the first time we went to view the venue to the Big Day itself the staff proved to be friendly, efficient, experienced and helpful. During the planning stages every key detail was amply covered and accommodated by Becky, the Events and Marketing Executive. On the Big Day both my husband and I felt we and our guests were very well looked after, everything was extremely well organised and ran like clock-work. Any feelings of apprehension evaporated as soon as I arrived and was greeted by the Front of House Manager, who proved to be a tour de force as the day rolled on. A particularly nice touch was the tour of the Castle, which our guests especially enjoyed. The venue itself was lovely, the Library, Drawing Room and Morning room looked very elegant, the air of romance being accentuated by the lit fires, candles and chandeliers. A particular mention has to go to the Roast Beef served at the Wedding Breakfast, which was the best I’ve had in many years. My only regret is that the wedding is now over, I’d love to go back in time and re-live the day as it was so enjoyable. So I have no hesitation to give Ripley Castle and its staff a five-star rating, it’s well deserved!

What a venue for a wedding of your dreams!!
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By Ellen McAughey, on 20 Oct 2005

We're having our wedding at Ripley Castle in July 2006 and so far, the service from the staff has been outstanding and this is before we're even married! I cannot wait for our wedding next year and for Ripley to shine even more than they already doing in my eyes. Keep up the good work!!

Something for everyone
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By Elizabeth Brock, on 09 Aug 2005

I wouldn't be able to say enough about how wonderful everyone at Ripley and the Boar's head were from beginning wedding plans through to the end of our stay. Everything was perfect, far better than I had hoped while planning a wedding from the states! The staff were professional and pleasant, the dinner was superb, and the castle was of course beautiful. Many thanks to Chloe and the excellent people at Ripley!!

looks brill
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By Ria White, on 06 Feb 2004

I'm planning my wedding for july 05 and the details of ripley castle are outstanding!

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