If you require a magnificent venue for a very special occasion, such as your luxury wedding or an exclusive party, then Castle Howard will provide the perfect setting. One of the most spectacular stately homes in Europe, the house has stayed in the Howard family for several generations and is rich in cultural history. Featuring coveted artwork and phenomenal architecture, Castle Howard has been explored by discerning clientele for more than three centuries.
After any stress you may have encountered in the lead up to your celebration, the captivating gardens of this luxury venue will allow you to relax and enable you to obtain ultimate tranquillity. Providing stunning views of what appears to be endless greenery, and picturesque lakes adorned with wildlife, Castle Howard provides guests with vast, idyllic landscapes.
Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Hire
With capacity for a seated dinner up to 180, the grounds will comfortably allow bespoke marquees to be established, this incredible venue includes an abundance of space to host even the biggest of luxury weddings.
With wedding ceremonies taking place in the spacious Grand Hall, the grounds can easily accommodate thousands of guests and is a popular venue for celebrity weddings. In fact, Castle Howard was the chosen venue for singer Ellie Goulding’s wedding last year, whose wedding reception took place in a glass house built on the grounds.Musician Jay Chou and model and actress Hannah Quinlivan also opted to hire Castle Howard for their wedding reception. The impressive fanbase of Chou and Quinlivan has firmly established the castle as a coveted wedding venue for Chinese weddings.
As clients can opt for exclusive hire and close the venue to the public, the castle presents the perfect opportunity for engaged couples who are looking for a discrete wedding location. Exclusive hire of this opulent venue starts from £50,000, whilst non-exclusive hire is available from £36,000.
The Temple of the Four Winds
Providing guests with breathtaking views of the picturesque countryside surrounding it, the Temple of the Four Winds is a historic part of the Grade I listed Castle Howard. Initially designed and created by Vanbrugh until his death in 1726, it wasn’t until 1738 that the elaborate interiors were completed by Francesco Vassalli. Its original purpose was to serve as a reading room in which fine food and beverages were consumed. The cellar is situated directly beneath the temple and was previously used as a designated room for the preparation of food by servants.
The Howardian Hills
Named after the Howard family themselves due to their extensive connection to local land, the Howardian Hills are officially recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Providing a plentiful countryside environment, the hills are situated between Pickering in North Yorkshire and York. They provide the ideal atmosphere for those who like to cycle or walk, with different routes available to enable visitors to truly appreciate the peaceful surroundings.
Plan your Event at Castle Howard, Yorkshire
Scarlet will ensure that every detail of your wedding or party is well-managed, leaving you to make the most of this captivating venue and enjoy every minute of your celebration. When creating your bespoke event, we focus on arranging the finest catering and securing world-class entertainment to meet your requirements. Our luxury event planners will orchestrate a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you and your guests.
To enquire about booking Castle Howard for your luxury wedding or party, please contact us for more information.