Spectacular Weddings at the Picturesque Castle Howard

Surrounded by 8,800 acres of picturesque parkland and captivating gardens, just 15 miles outside of York, Castle Howard wins the hearts and imaginations of many. The magnificent setting of England’s most iconic historical house makes the perfect backdrop to capture romance and to mark your very special occasion. 

Renowned for orchestrating high-end weddings and bespoke parties, in the most exclusive locations across the globe, our luxury wedding planners will organise every detail of your day. We are experienced in arranging unique events at this sublime venue. Whether it is grand or intimate, our wealth of knowledge and expertise perfectly crafts spectacular celebrations.

Castle Howard’s Unique English Charm

Castle Howard is unsurpassed as a luxury wedding venue in the UK. The vast grounds, of what appears to be endless greenery dotted with charming lakes adorned with flowers and wildlife, meet the monumental and grandiose house. Designed by the remarkable English architect, Sir John Vanbrugh, best known for his unique work at Blenheim Palace, the estate provides an abundance of incredible locations for weddings and has proven it was built for entertaining and hosting various affairs over the last 300 years.

The Great Hall

Entering into Vanbrugh’s masterpiece, the Great Hall, does not disappoint. Mastering baroque architecture - carved columns, archways, and the iconic dome, painted with the magnificent work of art by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini. Whilst the tall ceiling makes the room feel expansive, the grand statues and wide columns create an intimate setting for guests.

The Long Gallery

The long gallery features a lengthy hallway elegantly decorated with beautiful paintings, impressive furniture and framed by antique books. 160 feet in length, the gallery is the perfect place to centre a long dining table, to host a unique culinary experience for large parties.

The Antique Passage

Lined with statues, magnificent plaster ceiling and picture-perfect lighting, the antique passage makes for an exquisite spot for photographs. Capturing special memories from your event that will remain well treasured. 

This stately home in Yorkshire is truly incredible. The contrasting wings of the house combine the changing architectural styles that have influenced the building’s unique characteristics throughout the 100 years it took to complete. Each room tells a story of its own and holds the ability to transform to suit any celebration, scenario and desire. A place where creative minds can unleash to create spectacular events that delight all guests.

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Castle Howard Exclusive Wedding Hire

Castle Howard is the perfect location for engaged couples seeking a discrete wedding venue that has no compromises. Grand or intimate, indoors or out, wedding receptions held at Castle Howard are tailored to every couple. From exquisite decor to bespoke menus and drinks. With exclusive hire available, the Castle becomes the home of all guests for the duration.

Ellie Goulding and Caspar Jopling tied the knot at the treasured house in 2019. An extensive glass marquee, echoing the tiered layout of the building, was set up between the stately home and the breathtaking Atlas Fountain. VIP camping pods were dotted around the gardens to transform the space into a festival scene that was fit for royalty. 

Musician Jay Chou and model and actress Hannah Quinlivan also opted to hire Castle Howard exclusively for their grand wedding reception, which followed their ceremony at the beautiful Selby Abbey Church. The Castle soon became renowned for hosting spectacular Chinese Weddings.


How many guests can Castle Howard Host?

For a seated dinner indoors Castle Howard can comfortably host up to 180 guests. For larger parties, bespoke marquees can be set up on the grounds to host all your guests.

Can you hire Castle Howard Exclusively?

Exclusive hire of this opulent venue starts from £50,000, whilst non-exclusive hire is available from £36,000.

How many guests can stay the night?

One day is rarely enough to experience Castle Howard beauty, so the estate offers an array of unique outhouses and cottages to accommodate for all. The extensive grounds can also be transformed with luxury tipis, so all your guests can party the night away in the surroundings of this extraordinary place.


An Idyllic English Countryside Location, Explore Yorkshire

Situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, experience a sublime venue surrounded by England’s beautiful countryside that is incomparable. 

Castle Howard Sits In The Howardian Hills

Named after the Howard family due to their extensive connection to local land, the Howardian Hills is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The distinctive countryside, with Jurassic limestone and rich tapestry of wooden hills, gives the area plenty of character and makes it the idyllic backdrop for any event or occasion. 


Planning your Wedding at Castle Howard

Scarlet will ensure that every detail of your wedding or party is well-managed, leaving you to make the most of this captivating venue so you can 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 that will creative unique memories that will never fade.

A party at a place like no other. To enquire about booking Castle Howard for your luxury wedding or party, get in touch with our team today.