Bolton Castle


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A unique and special medieval Castle in North Yorkshire with stunning countryside views. Popular at any time of year.

Bolton Castle really is one of a kind. It is a proper castle with battlements, a cobbled courtyard and working portcullis.

From the moment you arrive it is a wow factor for you and your guests. There are open fires and a variety of rooms to suit any size of wedding from a small intimate wedding of 10 to a larger wedding of up to 120 guests.
There are no rules about what time you have to get married or in what order you want your day to run. We will work with you to ensure your dreams and ideas come to life.

The Solar is the most popular ceremony room and you can even have your wedding rings delivered by our resident Barn Owl. There are beautiful gardens for photographs and the wedding breakfast is usually in the Great Chamber.

We have a licence until midnight and you can dance the night away with a band, disco and even a ceilidh.

Bolton Castle at a Glance

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From £3500
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Unique Venue
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Seated Capacity
Up to 120
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Reception Capacity
Up to 220
Unique Castle venue Exclusive use Recently voted 17th best wedding venue in the UK Barn Owl ring bearer Stunning views and gardens Open fires and full of character Pricing Category : ModerateReception Capacity ( Indoor / Outdoor ) : 220Seated Dining Capacity ( Indoor or Outdoor ) : 120Bridal Suite : No Bridal SuiteHistoricCastle View More
Wedding Contact : Jacqui NaylorNumber of People In Team : 4No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 30 and 50 Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : LeyburnNearest Airport : Durham Tees ValleyNearest Motorway : A1MNearest Train Station : NorthallertonChurch Within Walking DistanceLandmarkAlternativeUnique Wedding VenueAffordableUnusualCasualClassicFormalIntimateLuxuryAsianConfetti PermittedOpen Flame PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseBYOB PermittedCorkage ChargeAlcohol ProvisionBartendingIn House CateringIn House Wine ListAsian CateringKosher CateringHalal CateringWestern European CuisineBuffet StyleClean UpPre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedTableware ProvidedTastingsCeremony and Reception MusiciansSound Systems Available Ceremony MusicReception MusicPackageFull Service PlanningOn The Day Wedding CoordinationMaster Of CeremonyWeek Of Wedding PlanningPublic Liability InsuranceBridal Changing FacilitiesDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensMarquee or Tipi PermittedOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpaceGreat ViewsLovely GroundsOther Wedding SpecialistModern RomanticGarden OutdoorSame-Sex View Less

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Bolton Castle Reviews

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Sarah Masters Paul
We had a amazing wedding day here and it was a magical venue with fantastic food provided by Guy and his team
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Thank you for your lovely comments, we so pleased you enjoyed your day. Come and visit us again soon.
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Bex Havaday
Beautiful, stunning day at this imposing Castle. Totally over and above our expectations - true one of a kind. Food was amazing and staff so helpful in every way.
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Sarah Kirkby
Our fairytale wedding came true in this magical venue. Thank you all xx
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Laura KItchen
We got married at Bolton Castle and it was the absolute best day of our lives. Stunningly beautiful scenery, decorations, fairy lights and candle light made the Castle magical, perfect. Tom, Guy, Lorna and all the staff were outstandingly brilliant, the food was 5 star, all came out hot, at the same time. We went the following day to clear up and everything had been packed away for us!! They went above and beyond and we can't thank them enough. THANK YOU TEAM BOLTON CASTLE!!! Tom and Laura
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A stunning and magical place for a spectacular day
Our wedding was absolutely spectacular- we could not have asked for anything more, it was truly perfect! The castle, and the surrounding area, is absolutely stunning. It is an idyllic place, straight out of a fairytale. My husband and I love history and had been there before and really enjoyed it, so we were thrilled to see that they are also a wedding venue. Tom let us decorate exactly as we wished, including all the lovely nooks and crannies in the castle that lend themselves so beautifully for decorating. The castle has an alluring, untouched feel about the place, transporting you straight back in time. We had Charlie the owl fly our rings up aisle, and had a ceilidh after our buffet, and it perfectly fit the atmosphere of the castle. We felt like we were partaking in the merrymaking along with the previous generations who had partied there. Like the previous reviewer, so many of our guests have said (and not just to us) that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to Tom and the whole team for helping us with our many questions along the way and for being there on the day, thank you so much. You were so kind and accommodating, always making us feel welcome. It was so helpful for us to be able to set up our decorations the day before, too. Also thank you to Guy and his team for the scrumptious food! Thank you also to the falconer and for Charlie for bringing our rings, you were amazing! I genuinely feel that what I have written does not do justice to how we feel, the day was simply magical.
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Paul Hide
Great value for money
What a wonderful wedding we had at Bolton Castle!
A number of guests said (not just to us) that it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Many thanks to Elizabeth who judged things perfectly and to Carol, also.
Lyndsey’s display amongst our guests was excellent and we ended up cutting the cake with an engraved longsword. Guy did a superb job with the food.Thanks to his staff, including Paul and Lorna.
After choral music, instead of a fanfare I think we had a more suitable wonderfully subtle piece of music as the processional, with the bride entering the Solar as the drum started.
Altogether it was a perfect setting for our perfect day and incredible value for money.
Thank you so much.
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Jonathan Carpenter
The perfect venue
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything you and the team did for our wedding. Anne and I had the best day ever and it was great to enjoy it in the castle. As you said the castle is made for a party. It looks so different all set up for a wedding and our parents later admitted they were a little concerned seeing it bare but it looked fantastic when it has chairs, tables and decorated. Its such a great space to put your own touches to, making every wedding unique. Thanks ever so much helping laying everything out and the castle looked fantastic. We thought it would be the perfect venue with so many children attending and it was lovely to see them all enjoying the maze and grounds. All the guests said they had a special day and loved the venue and we haven't stopped talking about it.
Please feel free to pass on our email details if you need to for couples thinking about using the castle.
Thanks ever so much Tom and your team.
Thanks also for being there for the day, there is so much to worry about, and knowing you would be there on the day helped lessen the worries no end.
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Susan and David
Such a beautiful day
Thank you so much for all your efforts leading up to and on our wedding day!
We had such a beautiful day, and were so pleased we decided to get married at Bolton Castle.
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Sally & Ben
We couldnt have asked for a better day...perfect!
We wanted to say a huge thank you for all your hard work leading up to and on our wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better day, it was perfect! You helped the day run as smoothly as it could and couldn't have been more helpful.
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Charlie & Tracy
Huge Thank You
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for all you did to make our wedding such a great day. All your hard work before the day, on the day and afterwards is appreciated by us.
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History of Bolton Castle

A video with an insight into a small part of the history of Bolton Castle. Mary Queen of Scots and some lovely images of the Castle, Gardens and rooms.

Bolton Castle

Bolton Castle. A unique wedding venue set in the backdrop of the Yorkshire dales.


2020 Travelers Choice Award.
2020 Travelers Choice Award.


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier
Trip Advisor certificate of excellence.
Trip Advisor certificate of excellence.
Visit England Accredited
Visit England Accredited
Good To Go industry standard awarded by Visit Britain
Good To Go industry standard awarded by Visit Britain


Bolton Castle, Castle Bolton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET

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Jacqui Naylor

Thank you for considering Bolton Castle for your special day. We look forward to bringing your ideas and dreams to life.