Danby Castle wedding venue is set in the beautiful Whitby and was the perfect choice for this gorgeous celebration. The bride looked beautiful in an Emma Beaumont wedding dress (who is one of our amazing handpicked suppliers!) with lace detail and a pretty hairpiece, flanked by her four bridesmaids who wore grey multiway dresses all clutching foliage bouquets. The foliage was definitely the theme of the day, saying their I Do’s in front of a foliage wreath and the wooden wedding breakfast tables littered in eucalyptus leaves. Wanting to move away from traditions, the wedding speeches were held outdoors in the castle ruins followed by pie and mash served inside on wooden benches that the couple had designed themselves! They even did a ‘First Dance’ sweepstake and gave the guests 100 song options for them to guess their first dance number and the lucky winners took home £100! The photography was definitely important to this couple, as the bride and groom are amazing wedding photographers, Abbie Sizer Photography, and one of our handpicked suppliers!
WHAT MADE OUR DAY UNIQUE
“Our main focus for our wedding day was for it to be relaxed, to flow naturally and for our friends and family to have an incredible time. We wanted a venue which offered the space for guests to mingle in different areas, both inside and outside (weather permitting). We attended Danby Castle’s wedding fayre and immediately fell in love with the place. The rustic barn, the Castle ruins, the Yorkshire Moors views and that it had stacks of character.” – Abbie & Lee
Danby Castle Wedding
When looking for somewhere to get married, this couple wanted a place that offered space for guests to mingle both indoors and out. Danby Castle wedding venue provided exactly that and they instantly knew it was the one! Not only was the venue itself super pretty with the castle ruins and the rustic barn, but the views over the Yorkshire moors are just stunning!
INSPIRATION & STYLING
“We were keen to do a lot of our wedding decor ourselves. We designed our own invites and put together a wedding website which told all our guests the details on timings, transport accommodation etc.
We made a few perspex wedding signs that were dotted around the venue on the day and stuck to keeping them fairly informal, using nicknames for the seating plan and humorous quotes for the order of the day. We both really like rustic, industrial and bohemian styles so we aimed to go somewhere between all three for our wedding decor and went with a green, white, grey and black colour scheme. We had loose eucalyptus leaves running along the tables and hanging from the venues chandeliers and black metal, more industrial style candle holders dotted inbetween. We were keen to pull away from the more traditional wedding dining style and instead opted for Pie and Mash dinners to be served on our own rectangular, wooden bench tables, which we designed ourselves and which Lee’s Dad’s joinery made for us. We sourced 90 of our own reclaimed wooden mismatched dining chairs too! We gave every guest a personalised mini polaroid print of a memory we shared with them and a mini bottle or Port to celebrate Lee’s Portuguese family.” – Abbie & Lee
Entertainment was really important to this couple, they had two incredible bands at their Whitby wedding, the first they found playing in a restaurant and fell in love with and the second they found on Alive Network, one of our handpicked suppliers who provide the best entertainment for your wedding!
Photography by Samuel Docker Photography
- Venue Danby Castle
- Videographer Green Biscuit Studio
- Bride Dress Designer Emma Beaumont
- Bridal Jewellery RU.ST
- Forage Design
- Bridal Hairpiece Vivi Embellish
- Hair Stylist Rachel Miller Bridal Hair
- Makeup Artist Leanne Jackson
- Decor/Hire Geohouse
- Bridesmaid Dresses Victoria Lou Bridal
- Grooms Suit Slater Menswear
- Entertainment The Vanilla Men
- The Royale
- Entertainment Agency Alive Network
- Wedding Transport Cherished Cars
- Ask Valley Coaches