Bolton Castle


Alcohol License
Buffet Meal Facilities
Car Parking
Church Nearby
Civil Licence
DJ Facilities
Entertainment License
Evening Reception Facilities
Exclusive Use
Live Band Facilities
Onsite Catering
Virtual Tour
300 capacity

The feel

Bolton is a history-rich medieval castle, built in 1399 and preserved in impeccable condition. It lies at the heart of Wensleydale, set in the Yorkshire Dales, and obtains views of some of the most glorious views in the countryside throughout England.

Mary, Queen of Scots spent six months here in 1568-1569 and it was held for the King during the Civil War. Now, hundreds of years later, you can enjoy the splendour of Bolton Castle and entertain your guests as royalty once did.

The castle has Civil Wedding, Drinks, and Entertainments licenses. We have a capacity for up to 240 inside, although the maximum in a single room is 120. The Great Chamber, which retains all of its original character and charm will seat up to 120 people at tables and with a log fire burning, creates the perfect atmosphere to celebrate such an important occasion.


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5 Jun 2021

Truly a day to remember forever!!

Candy S

2 Feb 2020

My daughter and her now husband had their wedding here on 29th February 2020. It was everything they had hoped for including snow, though they might have preferred not to…

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Sheffield Eats

1 Feb 2020

Seen from a distance, brooding over the valley, dark and mysterious with tales to tell or keep secret from times lost to time…..

Paul Hide

2 Sep 2016

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…

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Jonathan Carpenter

1 Jul 2016

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…

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Sally and Ben

23 Mar 2015

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…

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Is there an exclusive use option?
Couples who chose to hold their reception at Bolton then receive exclusive use of the castle and are able to use it as if it were there own, offering endless opportunities for beautiful photographs.
Are there bedrooms available for overnight accommodation?
Although Bolton Castle has no accommodation available, there is a wide variety of comfortable places to stay in the local area, many within easy reach of Bolton Castle, these range from; Pubs & Inns, Boutique Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts to Self-catering accommodation.
How many people can you accommodate for dining?
Bolton Castle can accommodate up to 120 guests for the Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast and up to 240 for an evening reception.

Late availability, offers & events

£1000 off all new weddings booked for 2022 subject to availability.


£1000 off all new weddings booked for 2022 subject to availability.


Bolton Castle

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