Ripley Castle, near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, is steeped in 700 years of history and is still very much a family home. From the moment you enter the village, Ripley stands apart: it is beautiful, historic, and picture postcard perfect. When it comes to organising weddings, few venues can match our years of experience, professionalism, and ability to turn visions into reality.
Ripley offers a range of great inclusive packages, with no hidden costs so you know exactly where you are when budgeting for your big day. All the catering is done in-house and the castle has established a great reputation for excellence and reliability when it comes to serving fine cuisine and good wines.
A number of the castle’s main reception rooms are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies. The 16th century oak-panelled Library lends a fabulous air of history and dignity to the proceedings, but some couples prefer to use one of the lighter Georgian rooms. The spectacular Long Gallery in the East Wing seats up to 120 people.
Dedicated wedding co-ordinators sit down with you to prepare a detailed programme for the day so that everybody knows who is doing what and when: you get a copy too, so you are always in control. At Ripley there is always someone at your shoulder; to answer queries, offer advice, receive instructions and help however they can, whatever the problem.
The castle, lakes and deer park provide a dream-like setting for wedding photographs. It is very easy to find, and enjoys good access to the major road, rail and air networks. There is no better place to hold your wedding.