Please Note: Due to a planned power cut the Castle will be closed all day on Tuesday 5th March. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are unable to operate without electricity and the power cut is to enable Northern Power Grid to carry out essential maintenance to avoid any unplanned power cuts in future.

We will reopen as normal at 10am on Wednesday 6th March.

Venue Hire Charges

Tel: 01969 623981

Set amidst the breathtaking 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. What better place to celebrate your wedding and the promises you have chosen to make.

We are committed to making your wedding completely unique and can offer you a great range of menus, drinks packages and venue hire options as well as additional extras to enable you to create your perfect day. Our wedding co-ordinator will be on hand every step of the way to help you through the planning.

Civil Wedding Ceremonies & Partnerships
Castle and Room hires

Ceremony Only

Exclusive use of the Great Chamber for a period of 2 hours with use of the remainder of the Castle and Gardens for photographs

£1,520 including Vat

Reception Only

Exclusive use of Bolton Castle and Gardens between 5.30pm and midnight

£2,400 including VAT

Ceremony and Reception

Exclusive use of the entire Castle and Gardens. Your civil ceremony will take place in The Solar Room followed by your Wedding Breakfast in the magnificent Great Chamber

£3,000 including VAT from 3.30pm until midnight
£3,500 including VAT from 10am until midnight (must be booked 12 months in advance)
£4,950 including VAT from 10am until midnight for weddings taking place during school holiday time. (Includes February half term, Easter holiday, May Half term, Summer holiday, October Half term and Christmas holiday)

Barn Owl Ring Bearer, Falconry Displays, Dove Release

We are now offering the unique opportunity to have your wedding rings delivered by our wonderful Barn Owl Ring Bearer followed by incredible falconry displays to keep your guests entertained during your drinks reception.

Barn Owl Ring Delivery

Make your ceremony extra special by having our Barn Owl deliver your wedding rings.

Flying Display

Your guests can enjoy a magnificent flying display from our incredibly birds of prey.

Dove Releases

Up to 10 white doves can be are released to signify your union in love. They can be released by the bride and groom or members of the wedding party. Good photographic opportunities!


Barn Owl Ring Bearer: £175
Barn Owl Ring Bearer and one Flying Display £250
One flying Display: £175
Hawk and Owl and Falconry Display: £250
Dove Release: £60 for 2 doves or £120 for 10 doves

St Oswald’s Church

If you wish to have a religious ceremony or blessing, the medieval church of St Oswald’s is adjacent to the castle and can accommodate up to 150 people. Details on request.

Interested? Click here to make a Wedding Booking Enquiry.

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