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Last update: November 2023
Sheriff Hutton Castle is a historic wedding venue in York, North Yorkshire. Dating back to the 14th century, this was once a favourite residence of the monarchy, frequented by Richard III and Henry VIII. Now, the castle is available to host weddings, vow renewals, and other celebrations. Set just 25 minutes outside of York, this is a private and peaceful escape from everyday life.
Facilities and Capacity
The sounding hall, lovingly preserved within the remains of the castle, is licensed for civil ceremonies only of up to 56 guests. The stonework is laced with ivy and dappled with fairy lights, providing a romantic atmosphere. Couples walk down an aisle adorned with candles to say ‘I Do’.
Sheriff Hutton Castle is also suitable for outdoor ceremonies of up to 120 guests. The courtyard can be used for drinks and canapes from a caterer of the couple’s choice after the service with no corkage fee. The castle provides a stunning backdrop for photography. Guests can shower the couple with biodegradable confetti to wish them good luck in their newlywed life.
Sheriff Hutton Castle has three private lodgings that couples and their guests can use throughout the wedding. The Shepherd’s Hut is located inside the courtyard, and two other properties have stunning views of the castle and surrounding rural scenery. These cosy hideaways are a perfect base for guests who wish to stay longer. The local area has multiple picturesque walks, and the common area has a fire pit to relax and stargaze when night falls. Sheriff Hutton Castle also warmly welcomes pets and has ample space for them to roam safely.
Wedding parties can enjoy exclusive use of this intimate venue for their celebrations. Hosts Natasia and Pat are renowned for their kind and helpful attitude. They provide consistent and clear communication for all bookings, allowing couples to add personal touches to the Sheriff Hutton Castle for their special occasion.
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Magical Wedding Venue
The moment we saw the venue we fell in love with it and decided to have our ceremony there. The room felt like a little chapel, romantic and cosy. The owners were lovely and responsive, we managed to get it booked quickly and smoothly.
Sadly, Covid hit and lots of events had to be rescheduled - we were very lucky that Sheriff Hutton Castle were happy to re-arrange with us without any additional costs.
We had the most lovely day when we finally got to tie the knot. The weather was lovely and the scenery was breath-taking! I often look at our wedding pictures remembering how lucky we felt to find a place like that!
Unique. Absolutely beautiful.
Best day of our lives
We only had our ceremony there and used the accommodation for ourselves and our wedding party. We loved our stay and all of the accommodation is unique which really adds to the venue.
Natasia and Pat are so welcoming and easy going which is what you need on your wedding day! We always got a really quick response and nothing was too much trouble.
Unique and flexible venue
Natasia was warm and welcoming throughout the whole process.
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