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.
Set amidst the breath-taking beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, Bolton Castle is a magnificent symbol of longevity which has withstood the test of time. Built on strong foundations, it has survived in a challenging and ever changing world.
At Bolton Castle, you will be given exclusive use of our unique Yorkshire wedding venue for the duration of your celebration.
One of 50 Best Wedding Venues in Britain – Independent on Sunday
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.’
Whether you want a simple wedding reception or a full wedding service, we are committed to ensuring everything is perfect for your special day.
We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships on site and can cater for up to 120 guests for the ceremony and reception and up to an additional 120 guests for the evening.
There are a great range of menus, drinks packages and venue hire options as well as additional extras to enable you to create your perfect wedding day. If you already have your caterers organised you have the flexibility at Bolton Castle to just hire the venue and our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator will be on hand every step of the way to help you.
We will provide, if required:
• Registrar’s table and cloth
• Lime washed chiavari chairs
• A choice of round (seat 8-10 people) or rectangular (seats 6 people) banqueting tables
• Cake table
• A roaring log fire
• Candles on all stands
Wedding Venue Charges
Our charges include exclusive hire of the venue, tables and chairs, VAT, logs for the fires and staff support.
Wedding Catering at Bolton Castle
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 (click here) 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.
Excellent Local Providers
We can also 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.
More About Weddings at Bolton Castle
We 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.