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Appleby Castle

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Appleby Castle provides a breathtaking and dramatic setting for an unforgettable wedding day. Boasting magnificent architecture, an authentic décor steeped in grandeur, and an unrivalled location perched above the town and winding river below, it is truly a wedding venue like no other.

What makes Appleby Castle a unique wedding venue?

Steeped in history Appleby Castle is one of the few Norman Castles in the UK which allows you to celebrate in the historic rooms. The spectacular Great Hall is the ideal space to enjoy a glorious wedding breakfast, followed by a fantastic party in the Old Great Hall and tavern which dates from 1180. Imagine celebrating your day in the country retreat of the Queen Elizabeths Champion, who fought the Spanish Armada. Appleby Castle provides bespoke wedding planning to ensure your wedding day is special and memorable.

What is a typical wedding like at Appleby Castle?

Arrive at the castle the day before to dine and catch up with friends family with accommodation for 48 people. The wedding day begins with an English breakfast before retiring to prepare for the ceremony which is either in the Norman Keep, 15th century Great Hall, Rotunda or the St Lawrences Church in Appleby. After signing of the register champagne flows as photographs are taken in and around this spectacular castle. Following the photographs the wedding breakfast celebration in the 15th century Great Hall offers unsurpassed unique dining for up to 100 people. After speeches the cutting of the cake and first dance are celebrated in the Old Great Hall as the night unfolds with an amazing party.

What Wedding Packages does Appleby Castle offer?

ENLOPEMENT PACKAGE for 2 Ceremony Wedding Breakfast in Private Dining Room. Bottle of Prosecco after Ceremony. Bottle of Wine with Breakfast. 3 Course Dinner. Bed & Breakfast. INTIMATE PACKAGE for 20 Ceremony in Shepherd's Room. Reception Drinks. Wedding Breakfast in Old Great Hall for 20 persons, ½ Bottle of wine per person 3 Course Wedding Breakfast. Use of Old Great Hall & Tavern for disco (till 11pm). Bed & Breakfast for 8 people. Russel Suite, Atkinson, DeMorville, Sackville Room included. ELITE PACKAGE Exclusive Use of Castle for up to 100 persons (200 for evening) Use of Ceremony Rooms, Breakfast Rooms, Cottages, Inner Bailey excludes drinks packages and meals. from £8800.00 BESPOKE PACKAGES AVAILABLE

What Extra facilities does Appleby Castle have to assist couples to have the perfect day?

Historic Appleby Castle cherishes one of the few intact Norman Keeps left in the UK. Explore the 25 acres of private enclosed grounds that abounds with wildlife such as red squirrels. Set at the foot of the Pennines at the edge of the lake district Appleby Castle has accommodation for all sorts of parties with 17th-century cottages with adjoining doors capable of sleeping twelve people. A bridal prep room and snooker room are available. A river also runs through the estate with private fishing also available.

Where is Appleby Castle located?

Located at the edge of the Lake District at the foot of the Pennines Appleby Castle overlooks the town of Appleby. Accessible from North and South via the M6 and from the East by the upgraded A66, Appleby is 12 miles from the M6 and 28 miles from the A1.

Other Information

The capacity for a wedding breakfast in the Great Hall is 100. If more than 100 a marquee can be erected in the bailey for up to 500 people. Ceremony capacity varies according to wedding ceremony location.

Top facilities

Private Catering accepted

Live Band Facilities

Wedding Coordinator Available

Facilities & information


Child friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Babysitting, Listening Services, Child Care

Bars, Cafes & Other

Changing Room for Guests

Confetti Permitted

Heli-pads, Private Airfields


Horse and Carriage

Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony

Outdoor Ceremony

Parking Available

Dining Options

Alcohol License

Buffet Catering

Corkage Option

In House Catering

Private Catering accepted

Seated Catering

Evening Entertainment

Dance floor

Entertainment licence

Live Band Facilities

Marquee available

Staff Assistance

Master of Ceremonies/Toastmaster

Wedding Coordinator Available


Wedding Couple

Wedding Guests

Wedding Party



Extra info

Wedding Capacity: 250

Wedding Capacity Civil License: 200

Wedding Capacity Marquee: 499

Wedding Capacity Indoor: 100

Minimum Wedding Capacity: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Civil License: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Marquee: 2

Minimum Wedding Capacity Indoor: 2

Arrival information and directions

Address: Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Appleby-in-WestmorlandCA16 6XH, United Kingdom

Enter the town of Appleby, the church is at the bottom of the hill and the castle is at the top of the hill.

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