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Medieval crafts and dressing up

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Join the resident costumed artisans of Alnwick Castle for a different medieval craft each day.

Broomstick Training

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Learn how to master your broom with our resident wizard professors!

The Lost Cellars performances

15 Apr - 29 Oct 2017

Learn what lies beneath the castle walls. Be warned, this dark adventure is not for the fainthearted...

State Rooms Tours

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Take a tour of the State Rooms and discover the magnificent art and furniture collections.

Have-a-go archery

08 Apr - 29 Oct 2017

Steady your arm and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills.

Dragon Quest

14 Apr - 29 Oct 2017

NEW FOR 2017! Brave the darkness of the dragon's lair before coming face-to-face with the fearsome beast.


Weddings at Alnwick Castle

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Make your day one to remember at the unique and historic wedding venue of Alnwick Castle, deep in the romantic wilds of Northumberland.

Set within beautiful 'Capability' Brown landscape, the castle's magnificent architecture and 1,000 year history make it a truly enchanting venue.

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Hulne Abbey archway © Sofie Hughes Photography Alnwick Castle wedding venue

Weddings at Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is a magnificent venue for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions, with a long history of entertaining and hospitality. It has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for more than 700 years.

The castle’s vibrant history and breathtaking architecture - set within glorious ‘Capability’ Brown landscape - make it one of the North East’s most iconic venues. Alnwick Castle has taken several starring roles on the big screen, not least as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films, making it a truly cinematic backdrop to your special day.

Guest Hall

Weddings at Alnwick Castle are held in the spectacular Guest Hall, which lends a historic atmosphere to wedding celebrations with its beautifully restored beamed roof and stone archways. This stunning banqueting hall is available throughout the year for ceremonies and receptions, accommodating up to 180 guests.

During the castle’s open season, wedding parties can enjoy drinks and photographs on the Gun Terrace, affording breathtaking views of the River Aln and sweeping Northumbrian landscape. Weddings in the Guest Hall during the castle’s closed season include the exclusive use of the Castle Courtyard, allowing your guests to spill out onto the cobbles to mingle with drinks and canapés.



Hulne Abbey

Hulne Abbey is a truly exclusive and enchanting wedding venue, nestled on a hillside in the private 

The abbey is licensed for wedding ceremonies, providing an atmospheric setting for your vows; while the grounds are a tranquil hideaway for breathtaking photographs. With ruined walls and archways leading into hidden alcoves and secret gardens, there are plenty of opportunities for guests to explore while enjoying drinks and canapés, and children can play on the lawns beneath the branches of the remarkable horizontally-growing tree.parklands of the Duke of Northumberland. Surrounded by medieval walls and founded in the 13th century as a Carmelite monastery, Hulne Abbey is a beautifully secluded venue for your celebrations.

You are also more than welcome to host your reception in the grounds, with ample space for a marquee or rustic tipi. Available March to September, Hulne Abbey comes alive particularly during the summer months, when the mossy walls are splashed with colour from tumbling wildflowers. You could hire the abbey for the whole day and have the run of the grounds until midnight, from the warmth of the afternoon sun to the dark of Northumbrian night skies, illuminating your way with lanterns.

The layout of the grounds makes Hulne Abbey a hugely flexible venue, allowing your celebrations to be as intimate or extensive as you imagined, comfortably accommodating anything up to 500 guests. Less than five miles from the historic market town of Alnwick, the abbey is easily accessible for your guests who will be delighted with the beautiful woodland drive to its gates.



Friars Well


A country residence within Hulne Park, only three miles from Alnwick Castle itself, Friars Well offers the ultimate venue for entertaining, and is available for weddings, private parties and events from 16 to 60 persons.

The property has 5 large reception rooms, 8 bedrooms including a magnificent master suite, an indoor heated swimming pool and variety of large terraces with outstanding views over it’s own private lake and parkland beyond.

Friars Well is the perfect location to relax with friends and family prior to your wedding day. Enjoy a private dinner on the eve of your wedding, wake up and get ready for your special day in the luxurious setting you deserve, return as newlyweds and unwind in this palatial setting before enjoying a family brunch the next morning and departing for your honeymoon.

Friars Well address: Friars Well, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 2LJ


To download the Alnwick Castle wedding brochure please click here

To view Alnwick Castle sample wedding packages please click here

To make an enquiry or to book your special day please contact events@alnwickcastle.com or call 01665 511086

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"The Abbey looked unbelievably beautiful on the day and so many of our guests commented on what an amazing venue it was. -- July 2013"

"We are very grateful to the person who ran into the town to get some cotton and a needle so that the rip in my dress could be fixed... Now that's good service!"

"From the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you. It really was the best day of our lives and you played a huge part in making that so."