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Castle Howard


'One of the World's Top Ten Greatest Mansions and Grand Houses' - Lonely Planet's 1,000 Ultimate Sights

Welcome to Yorkshire's finest historic house & estate. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th-century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking landscape in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Closed over Winter.
Postcode:   YO60 7DA
Town/City:   York
County:   Yorkshire
Telephone:   01653 648333 / 07971 094338
Country:   England
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Total function rooms:  
Licenced for ceremonies:   Yes
Maximum dining capacity per room:  
200 in the house, more in a marquee
Maximum ceremony guests:  
140 in the Great Hall / 40 in the Temple of the Four Winds

Venue hire fees: 

Great Hall Reception followed by Dinner in the Grecian Hall: £2100 (30 to 70 guests) / Great Hall Reception followed by Dinner in the Long Gallery: £3300 (50 to 200 guests)
Exclusive use possible:   Yes
Marquee possible:   Yes
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Use any caterer:  
Evening buffet:   £9
Canapes:   £24 ph
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Music and dancing permitted:   Yes
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Tea lights permitted:   Yes
Partial open air ceremony possible:  
Late availability:  
Late licence:   Yes
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Access to outside area:   Yes
Close links to local churches:  
Candelabras permitted:  
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Accompanying notes: 

In the Long Gallery or the Grecian Hall, an exquisite, personally designed three-course dinner with coffee and chocolates will be served.
Candles, personalized menus and white linen are included: £79.50 per person.
In addition we can serve a choice of 6 canapés at your drinks reception £24 per head (optional). We can offer reductions for children under 14, and special menus for toddlers on request. High chairs are available for babies.
Evening snacks from £9 per head