Exclusive Use at Carlton Towers
About this space
To reach this remarkable building you first pass through a stone gateway whose ornate pillars and wrought ironwork hints at the grandeur to come. As you travel along the elegant, tree-lined avenue, your final destination is still elusive. It is only as of the driveway curves northwards that you are availed of your first glimpse of Carlton Towers. And that is the moment that takes your breath away.
The eyes fall first on that striking clock tower, which oversees the estate like an imperious owl. It peers above a line of arched windows topped by castle-like crenellations. Sitting proudly behind an immaculately manicured lawn, with a front entrance reached by broad stone steps, Carlton Towers is simply stunning.
Mixing the grace of Downton Abbey with the magic of Hogwarts, it also possesses a sense of parliamentary splendour that comes from having been designed by an architect whose father designed the interior of the Palace of Westminster. All this comes together in a country house which is as thrilling as it is unique. And yet the most remarkable aspect of the Carlton experience is still to come. Crossing the threshold, you enter an enchanting realm of wood-paneled drawing rooms and double-height picture galleries, all restored to their glorious best.
But that isn’t what makes Carlton Towers truly special. You only discover that when crossing the threshold. For this isn’t so much a stately home, as it is simply a home. The home of Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard who offer the warmest and friendliest welcome in Yorkshire. Their gift is to make everyone who comes to Carlton Towers feel like they are part of the family. Relaxing informality in the most elegant historic surroundings.
You will not have experienced anything quite like it.
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Rules of the space
This venue has a changing room for the bride available.
There is outdoor space for the reception and the marquee is allowed.
Fireworks are allowed.
About Carlton Towers
Originally recorded as one of the Yorkshire manors held by Robert de Bruce at the times of the Domesday Survey, and today the family home of Lord Gerald Fitzalan Howard, the Carlton estate has been in the family through the ages. It encompasses 250 acres of parkland together with 1500 acres of farm and woodland and enjoys close connections with the farming community of the local village of Carlton. At the southern end of the parkland is the estate’s main lake, 11 acres in size with a long reputation of Yorkshire tench fishing and still holding a good head of fish.
With its acres of land, set in beautiful Yorkshire countryside, it is no wonder that the opportunities for outdoor events that Carlton estate can offer are endless.
Combine this tranquil setting with the historic architecture of Carlton Towers, the incredible family history, and Carlton Towers’ luxurious accommodation, and you have the ideal location for a really stately experience and for staging the celebration of your dreams.