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The 14th century castle was at one time the grandest castle in Northern England. It was a favourite residence of Richard III and Henry VIII and is steeped in 600 years of royal history. This unique venue, located just 25 minutes north of York, is licensed for weddings. Experience this beautiful historic backdrop for your perfect day, with private use of the castle and courtyard itself. The Sounding Hall is licensed for 56 guests, no one will forget your wedding here!


We offer ceremonies only at the castle (no receptions) - price £1350-£1700 

  • Full access to the beautiful 14th century castle grounds 

  • Lighted sounding hall for an atmospheric & romantic setting

  • Scenic Yorkshire countryside vistas

  • Large courtyard for after ceremony drinks/canapes/photos (3hrs)

  • No corkage fees

  • Pet friendly 

  • Multiple site visits

  • Consistent open communication 

  • Car parking on site

  • Luxury toilet block 

  • Accommodation available on site

Thank you for letting us use the castle for our wedding. It was more than we could have ever imagined.

Caroline & Chris

June 2023


We have four beautiful locations on site for you or your guests to stay should you wish. Each equipped with  en-suite facilities and sleeping two people. Stay within the castle walls in the shepherds hut, or take an outside view of the castle and surrounding country side with Castle Lodge, Castle Court and Castle View. Special rates for wedding accommodation, get in touch for details. 

Find more details about our accommodation offering here.

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