Welcome to Walworth Castle Hotel. We are open for overnight stays, dining, celebrations and weddings.

A Fairytale Wedding in a Castle

Walworth Castle is the perfect Wedding Venue in Darlington based in the North East of England, we host magical weddings every week. Imagine having your dream wedding in a 12th-century castle, with views of rolling countryside, delicious food and fantastic service where all the attention to detail has been taken care of. Well, dreams can come true at Walworth Castle Hotel, set in 18 acres of beautiful lawns and woodlands, our hotel makes any wedding album one you will want to view again and again.

Included in your tailor-made wedding package:

  • Our wedding venue only hosts ONE wedding per day, ensuring all the attention of our team is for you and your guests, making your day one to remember. You also have the option of booking the castle exclusively, meaning that no other guests other than your party have use of the castle. Please contact us for prices.
  • A personalised service tailoring your wedding reception to your exact requirements
  • Services of our toastmaster throughout your special day, making sure everything runs smoothly
  • A red carpet welcome for you and your guests
  • Exclusive use of the castle’s grounds for your photographs, making the perfect backdrop for your photos
  • Room of your choice for your wedding breakfast and evening reception
  • Use of a cake stand and knife
  • Complimentary bed and breakfast for the bride and groom in a four poster room
  • Guaranteed accommodation rates for your guests
  • Free parking for all your guests
  • Choose from a wide selection of menu options and drinks packages

Our Wedding & Events team offer a personal service and will tailor each wedding to your requirements. If you would like to come and view these beautiful surroundings, please contact us and we will be delighted to show you around our venue on 01325 485470 or email to arrange a time for a viewing.

We also offer bespoke packages or tailor-made weddings ensuring your special day is one suited to your requirements.

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Wedding Exhibition Sunday 18th February

If you have recently got engaged and are looking for your perfect wedding venue, then on Sunday 18th February we are hosting our Wedding Exhibition and it is an event not to be missed.

There will be a range of wedding suppliers for you to chat to and get ideas and inspiration, and our wedding team will be on hand to chat to about booking Walworth Castle Hotel for your special day.

The exhibition is free to enter will take place between 11am and 2pm.

Wedding Showcases

Come and see Walworth Castle set up as it would be for a wedding. View our beautiful Ballrooms which is ideal for you civil ceremony. If you prefer to get married outdoors, the Lady Palmers Pavilion is for you. Our gorgeous Cardinals Court which is perfect for your wedding breakfast. Selected bedrooms will also be available for you to view and our team will be on hand to have an informal chat about booking Darlington’s only castle for your wedding.

Wedding Celebrations

The Cardinals Court is where our wedding breakfasts take place. This was originally the main entrance to the castle, now lovingly restored with a glass roof. The courtyard looks onto the original columns. The rooms are traditionally set up with a top table and either round or long tables, depending on the number of guests.

Civil Marriages in our Ballroom

The Ballroom, with its 16th-century architecture and direct access outside, is the perfect location for your ceremony to take place. As your guests are seated, you can walk down the red carpet, directly from either outdoors or indoors depending on your preference and say your vows in front of your guests.

Civil Partnerships

We are a very popular venue for civil partnerships. A civil partnership is a legally recognised relationship between two people of the same sex. We have a licence to get married in our beautiful Ballroom, or outdoors in our ceremony garden, Lady Palmers Pavilion. Please just contact us for further details or to arrange a viewing.

Outdoor Weddings

We have recently installed Lady Palmers Pavilion for outdoor ceremonies to take place. Surrounded by mature trees and colourful flowers, this is a great addition to our wedding packages. If the sun is shining, where better to say ‘I do’ with the castle in the backdrop. If the weather isn’t favourable there’s always the option of using our 16th-century ballroom which will be available to your wedding party.

View our Wedding Gallery

A selection of some of our favourite wedding photo’s throughout the years.

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Exclusive Use

They say an Englishman’s home is his castle… well Walworth Castle could be your home for you and your guests for your wedding celebrations. The only guests on the estate are here by your own personal invitation and the whole castle and grounds are for your guests only.

You can have EXCLUSIVE USE of Walworth Castle Hotel and grounds for £6000 on top of your package price – and this includes 32 bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis. Contact our wedding team for more information.

Dungeon Weddings

Why not try something different and get married in an authentic dungeon? Perfect venue for those wanting something to wow their guests. Our intimate dungeon has direct access outdoors and looks amazing by candlelight. The vaulted ceiling and stone walls really makes you feel you are in the oldest part of the castle. Having a civil ceremony license, viewing is essential for those wanting something a little bit different.

Thanks to our photographers.

We would like to thank all the photographers who have given us images for our website.