Your wedding day is your chance to bring your personal fairytale to life, and it all starts with choosing the perfect venue. If you’re searching for a show-stopping setting full of historic splendour and natural beauty, look no further than Bolton Castle in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
Bolton Castle is a medieval treasure that dates back to the 14th century and combines enchanting period style with exceptional service (there’s an expert in-house team who will make planning your wedding a dream come true). Scroll down for 10 more reasons to fall in love with this unique venue:
1. You’ll be king and queen for the day
When you arrive through the impressive stone archway under a dramatic portcullis into the cobbled courtyard of the castle, you’ll literally be following in the footsteps of royalty.
2. The ceremony will be magical.
Exchange vows in a candlelit room under a picturesque archway while your guests look on from rows of Chiavari chairs. (Bolton Castle is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships on-site.)
3. You can book a barn owl as your ring bearer.
Talking of magical … you can also arrange for a trained barn owl to fly quietly down the aisle to deliver your wedding rings at just the right moment.
4. Your guests will love the falconry display.
While they sip bubbly and enjoy canapés surrounded by panoramic views of the Yorkshire Dales, your friends and family can enjoy a falconry display. It’s guaranteed to be a drinks reception they’ll never forget.
5. You’ll adore the photographs.
Have we mentioned the views? Your wedding photographer will have so many choices for picture-perfect backdrops. Pose under the portcullis, lose yourselves in the garden maze, or kiss atop the castle walls with the breath-taking countryside rolling out to the horizon.
6. You can set off white doves as a symbol of your love.
The castle can arrange for up to 10 doves to be released by you or members of your wedding party.
7. Receptions in the Great Chamber are magnificent.
Back indoors for the wedding breakfast, you and your guests will be immersed in the medieval elegance of the Great Chamber, where tapestries and armour line the walls and a roaring fire can be prepared in the grand stone fireplace.
8. The menus are fantastic.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional hog roast or a full gastronomic feast, there are wonderful menus available to suit a variety of budgets and tastes. All the menus are designed by a local chef who will work closely with you to create your perfect wedding breakfast.
9. The team can help you find the best local suppliers.
From florists, bands and DJs to wow-factor medieval musicians, bagpipers and horse-drawn carriages, the Bolton Castle team can offer recommendations and help you source whatever you’re looking for.
10. You can tailor your package to meet your needs and vision for your day.
Bolton Castle offers a range of packages, whether you want a simple reception or a full wedding service, and the team are committed to ensuring everything is perfect for your special day.
To learn more about weddings at Bolton Castle, visit boltoncastle.co.uk.