default hero image

Here's to your happily ever after

Looking for the perfect fairy tale setting for your wedding? Choose Stanhope castle to be the romantic backdrop for your special day.

A stunning, unique and versatile venue

Overlooking the luscious grounds of Castle Park and surrounded by ancient oak and beech trees, Stanhope Castle is the ideal venue for couples who have always dreamed of a wedding in a historic location.

Set in the heart of Weardale with dramatic views across the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stanhope Castle boasts manicured grounds, extensive lawns and unique accommodation options that you won’t find anywhere else in the North of England.

Complete with dramatic archways, rustic courtyards and impressive vestibules, the grounds provide secluded areas that are perfect for enjoying the best of the evening sunshine or for snapping those all-important wedding photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Stanhope Castle offers luxury accommodation for over 30 guests within the castle grounds, perfect for smaller and more intimate ceremonies. Explore our range of beautifully restored castle cottages here.

The peaceful town of Stanhope also provides quality hotel and B&B accommodation within walking distance of the castle, offering flexibility for weddings with longer guest lists.

Stanhope Castle is a Grade II Listed building, creating a charming backdrop to the tranquil garden setting.

Exchange your vows in our enchanting grounds

We aim to exceed your expectations with a personalised wedding service, our dedicated team working with you to achieve the wedding of your dreams complete with all the finishing touches, ensuring that your special day is unique to you.

Whether you are looking for a relaxed, traditional or extravagant wedding at Stanhope Castle, we host events of all shapes, sizes and budgets. Committed to supporting local business, we have an extensive list of recommended vendors from bespoke caterers and hair and makeup artists to quality florists. Our experienced wedding co-ordinator will be with you every step of the way so that nothing is forgotten and you’re free to enjoy one of life’s biggest moments.

A Tipi for Two Love Birds?

Rustic, boho and unique, we work closely with The Tipi People to conjure up a magical and relaxed setting for your outdoor wedding at Stanhope Castle. Based on the traditional Scandinavian design, the tipis are durable and built to withstand the harshest weather, ensuring that you get hitched without a hitch. Ideal for weddings with 50 to 150 guests, the spacious and atmospheric tipis bring warmth and cheer to Stanhope Castle’s dramatic outdoor setting. With areas for dancing, dining and snuggling around the firepit, you can tailor your tipi to your tastes.

Beautiful whatever the season, our breath-taking castle grounds are guaranteed to capture your imagination.