A MAGNIFICENT HIDDEN TREASURE STEEPED IN HISTORY
Fernhill Castle is one of Yorkshire’s finest and most important houses.
Dating back to the 14th century, it nestles in its own fifteen-acre estate on the outskirts of Skipton, the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales.
The grade one listed fortified mansion was built by Edward De Fernhill to protect nearby Bolton Abbey from starving marauders who, having been defeated at the famous battle of Bannockburn, had travelled from Scotland to find food in the form of the cattle which grazed the Bolton estate.
He was gifted the title Lord of the Manor for his loyalty.
Throughout the centuries the house was beautified firstly in the 17th century and later in the 20th, when master craftsman Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson of Kilburn created a rare and impressive panelled drawing room, with eight hidden carved mice, also on three of the four open fire places.
It is considered one of his most important works in a private home.
Fernhill has been carefully restored so you fully enjoy the Lord and Lady of the Manor experience.
Fernhill hall is a unique and intimate wedding venue to celebrate your day in a way your guests will never forget.
Get married surrounded by the tranquil Yorkshire landscape, before enjoying a canape reception and a three course fine dining wedding breakfast, in the magnificent 17th century dining room with a huge open fire and banqueting table.
Keep your guests entertained with an array of lawn games available, such as outdoor chess and croquet and as evening falls you can dance the night away under the stars on one of the lush green lawns or roast marshmallows on the fire pit.
With an experienced team of wedding planners, event specialists and caterers, we will help you to detail every moment of your special day. You will be able to create your own bespoke menu, including canapé reception, wedding breakfast and evening food. We can also help to take care of additional elements such as invites, transport, accommodation, table centres, flowers, venue dressing, name cards, favours, toast master and entertainment.
Book your wedding today with Box Tree Events and let us help you to create the memorable occasion that you’ve always dreamed of.
From corporate events, company dinners, fine dining, and other private events, Fernhill can provide it all. Spread across 15 acres, the extensive outdoor space is great for team building exercises. Also featuring a BBQ area, fire pit, outdoor chess set, croquet, and a variety of other outdoor games to keep you and your guests thoroughly entertained.
Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the magnificent Yorkshire vista, this fabulous medieval building with its arched windows, gothic shutters and open fireplaces is something to behold.
You and your guests can take time out in the rare and impressive “Mouseman” panelled drawing room, where you can enjoy a champagne and canape reception followed by dinner in the 17th century dining room with its huge open fire and banqueting table. Select bespoke menus prepared by our award winning chefs using some of Yorkshires best local produce, this can also be accompanied by a wine pairing presented by our head sommelier to add something extra to impress your clients.
This 14th century hall is the perfect location for Christmas parties, lucrative dinners or even a murder mystery!