Weddings & Private Events
Thank you very much for showing an interest in a Civil Wedding and/or a reception at Bolton Castle. The castle is steeped in history and has a wonderful atmosphere, which is brought to life when people come to celebrate here. Furthermore, if you chose to have your reception here, you will have exclusive use of the Castle and be able to treat it as your own.
Bolton Castle recently came 17th in a feature run by the Independent on Sunday on ‘The 50 best wedding venues.’ The article featured a wide variety of venues from ‘romantic woodland retreats to chic city hotels, and described Bolton Castle as ‘One of the most majestic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales, this historic venue (famous as the holding ground of Mary Queen of Scots on her way from Scotland to Tutbury) has long been a popular choice for wedding receptions and, more recently, for civil ceremonies. Those looking for something a little different on their special day are in luck. A new diversification scheme has seen the castle’s heir, Tom Orde-Powlett, training owls to fly wedding rings down the aisle to waiting brides and grooms.’
Our charges include exclusive hire of the venue, tables and chairs, VAT, logs for the fires and staff support. We are now working with Guy Fairhurst (who also has the Castle Tea Room) as our designated caterer. Guy has been passionate about food and cookery since childhood. He qualified as a Chef at York College in 2005 and worked in London at the fashionable Eight Over Eight Thai restaurant in Fulham, before returning to his native county of Yorkshire to further his career among his family and friends and the surroundings he loves. Guy and his team are determined to combine the best local and homemade produce with a friendly welcome and excellent service and can provide you with a wonderful choice of menus to suit all tastes and budgets. The menus on the website give you an idea of what Guy can offer but he is happy to work with you to create your own personal menu for your big day.
Although we do not offer a full wedding planning service we can recommend excellent florists, bands, DJs, Horse and Carriages, Bagpipers, photographers and virtually anything else you are looking for and will do our best to help you plan a day that is unique and perfect for you.
I hope that you find this information useful, however please do not hesitate to call, email or write, if you have any questions or would like to look round and discuss your personal requirements. In fact, I would strongly recommend this as I am not sure the website does the Castle justice as a wedding location.