Many Congratulations and welcome to our beautiful, historic Muncaster Castle that promises a fairytale venue for your special day

Steeped in history and set against the breathtaking views that are showcased in the Western Lake District, Muncaster Castle is an idyllic venue perfect for your special occasion whether it is an intimate family gathering or a lavish celebration totally your choice for your day

We would love to show you round and help you visualize your special day in our special Castle.

In this stunning venue we can offer all you need to make your castle wedding dream a reality.

  • Wedding Celebrations from 2 to 100 guests
  • Five licensed rooms to choose from for ceremonies and celebration meals
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • Exclusive use of the Castle, yours will be the only wedding on the day
  • Accommodation in our Coachman’s Quarters or nearby in Ravenglass in one of our affiliated hotels

Rooms for Romance

Spoilt for choice we have five breathtaking rooms for ceremonies and/or celebrations.

The Great Hall

Our most dramatic room with wood panelled walls and dating from the medieval era
has a huge working log fireplace and is at the heart of Muncaster Castle allowing you and your guests to
really enjoy the full Muncaster experience.

Food & Beverage

Food and Beverage

We are very proud of our talented Chef and her team who endeavour at all times to provide the highest quality menus and choices from banquets, bespoke and set menus to canapes, afternoon teas and hot and cold informal buffets of all levels incorporating as many local suppliers adding quality and provenance to your celebration. We can cater for all dietary requirements and have a large selection of menus for you to peruse and we have included some of our options separately to help decide what fits your requirements, again making each occasion totally individual. We have a range of selector menus and these are then priced according, having many years of experience between them the team will be able to guide you and advise at all times. We have a fantastic cellar of wines and champagnes and can offer different options and packages to include these along with arrival, pre and post dinner drinks. We can add in outside providers for Prosecco vans and food vendors should you be looking at a marquee hire and separate catering.

Lake District Wedding Accommodation

Accommodation

Being part of Pennington Hotels also means we can offer a number of different accommodation details for your wedding guests. We can offer a special discounted rate of 10% off the best available rate in all of our properties – there are 11 bedrooms in the Coachman’s Quarters and this can be booked on a self-catering or bed and breakfast rate. The Pennington Hotel and The Inn at Ravenglass which are less than 2 miles away, we also have Sella Park Country House Hotel which is a little further away and can accommodate 36 in 16 bedrooms, so we really do have the whole package covered.

Main Evening Celebrations

Main Evening Celebrations

For all of our weddings we offer the Stable Yard function suite for the evening celebrations as many of the items in the castle are very valuable, fragile and historic so we make sure that all the revelry of the evening occasion can be enjoyed without worry. This function suite has space for live bands, discos, photobooths and other items along with space for food. A fully licenced bar can be available until 1.00am Weather permitting there is outside seating and an enclosed area for your younger guests to run around in with the gardens and playground nearby.

Marquees, Outside Structures and Suppliers

Marquees, Outside Structures and Suppliers

With some wanting to hold celebrations for bigger numbers a marquee can be hired from local suppliers and introduced on the Castle Front Lawns. This would come as an additional cost to yourselves – we can advise and there are a couple of bespoke Tipi companies also that we work with giving you again the individuality and freedom to have your day your way. As many of these can accommodate outside catering and you can bring in your own caterers for this type of event we would operate this under a different rate plan for a Venue Fee for the Ground Hire and there would be some additional terms and conditions with this type of wedding or event. Please feel free to explore these options with your coordinator. Please note we are not licenced for outdoor ceremonies at the moment.

Packages and Fees

Steeped in history and set against the breathtaking views that are showcased in the Western Lake District, Muncaster Castle is an idyllic venue perfect for your special occasion whether it is an intimate family gathering or a lavish celebration totally your choice for your day

We would love to show you round and help you visualize your special day in our special Castle.

Sample Menu Selector

We aim to use the freshest of ingredients at all times and there will be some variations due to seasonal availability – please note these are samples and guidelines to our offering.

Starter Courses

  • Cream of Roasted Tomato & Sweet Basil Soup
  • Carrot and Squash Soup Spiced with Coriander
  • French Onion Soup, Melted Cumbrian Cheddar Topper
    (Other Soups available or request)
  • Seasonal Sweet Melon Pearls topped with a Raspberry Coulis
  • Baked Goats Cheese & Caramelised Red Onion Tartlet, Rocket leaf salad with a Balsamic Glaze
  • Oven Baked Mushrooms in a Rich Garlic Cream Sauce Topped with a Stilton & Breadcrumb Crumble
  • Hand Made Chicken Liver Parfait Baby leaf salad & Seasonal Chutney on Toasted Brioche
  • Smoked Salmon & Prawn Cocktail Served Traditionally and with Brown Bread & Butter
  • Falafels with Sunblushed Tomato & Red Pepper Chutney & Flat Bread Strips
  • Tomato, Aubergine, Mozzarella & Basil Stack with Sweet Balsamic Glaze
  • Muncaster Venison Terrine with a Green Onion Chutney and Toast Shards
  • Roasted Heritage Beets and Cherry Tomatoes with Chive Crème Fraiche and Rocket Salad
  • Smoked Haddock & Smoked Salmon Fishcakes with Citrus Mayonnaise

Main Courses

  • Roast Breast of Chicken Stuffed with an Asparagus Mousse with a Chive, White Wine & Cream Sauce
  • Pan Seared & Oven Roasted Fillet of Salmon with a Champagne & Tarragon Cream Sauce
  • Roasted Sirloin of Local Beef, Horseradish Yorkshire Puddings, Roast Potatoes & Rich Gravy
  • Roast Local Turkey or Roast Chicken With all the Traditional Accompaniments
  • Roast Loin of Pork with Cider Apple Gravy and Sweet Apple Sauce
  • Roasted Butternut Squash & Pea Risotto (V) Topped with Parmesan Crisps
  • Thyme Butter Roasted Rolled & Herb Stuffed Leg of Cumbrian Lamb with a Redcurrant & Port Sauce
  • Pan Seared and Oven Roast Sea Bass Fillet with Fresh Simple Salsa Verdi
  • Gourmet Lakeland Bangers and Mash with a Rich Onion Gravy & Peas
  • All main courses are served with either an individual wrapped vegetable parcel or Panache
    for the table & Potato Garni

Dessert Courses

  • Homemade Triple Choc, Chocolate Brownie topped with Kirsch Cream & Black Cherries
  • Individual Selection of Local Cheeses, Water Biscuits, Grapes, Celery and Relish
  • Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding, Butterscotch sauce & Chantilly Cream
  • Assiette of 3 Mini Desserts
  • Seasonal Berry Fruit Crumble with Vanilla Custard
  • Lemon Parfait with Ginger Crumb & Homemade Lemon Curd
  • Elderflower Pannacotta with Strawberry Gin Jelly and Meringue Kisses
  • Mango & Passion Fruit Eton Mess or Muncaster Berry Mess
  • White Chocolate & Salted Caramel Brulee with Homemade Sable Biscuit
  • Tarte au Citron, Raspberry Coulis & Chantilly Cream
  • Baileys Cheesecake & Coffee Crème
  • Individual Sherry Trifle

To Finish

We offer Fresh Aromatic Coffee and Traditional Tea with either our Truffles or Petit Fours dependent on Menu choice

Also Available

  • Pre – Dinner Canapes
  • Small Plates and Bowl Food Menus
  • Amuse Bouche
  • Intermediate Courses
  • After Dinner Sweet Treats
  • Table Cheese Grazing Boards

We can of course offer additional dishes along with themed and informal diningshould you so wish to explore this an option

What Happens Next ..

  • Pre – Dinner Canapes
  • Small Plates and Bowl Food Menus
  • Amuse Bouche
  • Intermediate Courses
  • After Dinner Sweet Treats
  • Table Cheese Grazing Boards

We can of course offer additional dishes along with themed and informal dining should you so wish to explore this an option

To discuss your requirements please call us on: 01229 717614 or send an email to events@muncaster.co.uk

  • Wedding Celebrations from 2 to 100 guests
  • Five licensed rooms to choose from for ceremonies and celebration meals
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • Exclusive use of the Castle building yours will be the only wedding on the day
  • Accommodation in our Coachman’s Quarters or nearby in Ravenglass in one of our affiliated hotels