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WELCOME TO MUNCASTER CASTLE The family home of the Pennington family for over 800 years, Muncaster is one of the most majestic settings for any celebration. With 60 acres of gardens, wonderful views of the Eskdale valley and of course the beauty of the castle with its spectacular public rooms. It is easy to describe why Ruskin described it as the “gateway to paradise.” Not only is Muncaster a beautiful venue, we also provide you with the support of our experienced team who will work hard to unsure ensure your wedding is unique, perfectly planned and we promise to help you achieve everyone’s your dreamdream of having of having a fairytale a fairytale wedding wedding in oneinofone theofmost the most romantic romantic Castles Castles in the in the land. land. © Derwent Photography

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YOUR WEDDING DAY Your wedding at Muncaster will be as individual as you are. Whether it is a low key affair, extravagant banquet or a day of sheer elegance, our team will be on hand throughout to ensure your dreams are fulfilled. The Castle is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in a number of rooms, so so you we have have the the perfect perfect room room for for the the crucial crucial “I“I do” do”

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CEREMONY & RECEPTION ROOMS The Great Hall: With dramatic rich red and wood panelling dating from the medieval age, this is the heart of the castle. It is a dramatic setting for a ceremony and ideal for drinks receptions. With easy access to the Castle’s front lawn, this room is perfect for ceremonies up to 100 guests The Library: A magnificent 40 foot high galleried room lined with over 6000 books and overlooking the River Esk with breathtaking views towards the Lakeland fells is perfect for up to 50 guests for a wedding ceremony The Drawing Room: Complete with a superb vaulted ceiling, large windows overlooking the lawns and a beautiful marble fireplace, this room seats up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast The Family Dining Room: Complete with 18th century marquetry and a superb recessed plasterwork ceiling, this room is ideal for an intimate ceremony for 50 guests or 40 guests for a wedding breakfast The Old Laundry: For evening parties located only a short stroll from the Castle in the main courtyard. The fully refurbished room complete with bar and dancing area is ideal for up to 100 guests. This room also benefits from use of the courtyard which is perfect for al-fresco dining on warm summer evenings If your wedding is particularly large or small we have other options available including the guard room and dining room for smaller weddings or a luxury marquee for larger celebrations. MUNCASTER CASTLE • 4

EAT, DRINK AND BE MERRY Located in the heart of one of the best food producing regions in the country, our chefs are very fortunate to be able to source some of the finest possible ingredients for your wedding. Literally on our doorstep are some amazing meats, fruits and vegetables. Here at Muncaster we breed our own rare-breed pork and many of our fruit and vegetables are grown in the historic kitchen garden. Whether you choose a banquet, buffet, barbeque or bacon rolls, our chef ’s will ensure you enjoy food of the highest standard. We can also help you choose the finest wines and beverages to compliment the food and with some incredible local breweries and cider producers we can create a real taste of Cumbria for your big day.

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GARDENS The family are happy for wedding parties to use the front lawn of the Castle for photographs and drinks receptions; with the Castle as an amazing backdrop you are sure to have some wonderful photographs. The terrace has spectacular views of the Lakeland fells and there are acres upon acres of trees, plants and shrubs which are free for your guests to explore and are there for your photographer to capture some unforgettable images for you to treasure. There is also our adventure playground and Meadow Vole Maze to keep the children entertained. We also have the World Owl Centre at Muncaster and they are happy to arrange displays and photographs if your desire. © Lord Martin Photography

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A VENUE FOR ALL SEASONS One of the joys of Muncaster is the ever changing landscapes, Of course summer weddings are wonderful but we can also provide you with a wonderful setting throughout the year, the explosion of rhododendrons in spring, the splendid colours of autumn or the roaring log fires and crisp clear skies of winter can help you to have your own winter wonderland wedding. © Naomi House Photography


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ACCOMMODATION The Coachman’s Quarters are in the stable yard in the heart of the gardens. The 4* guest accommodation has ten bedrooms and can accommodate up to 28 people complete with a fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room, ideal for a wedding party weekend. Our memorable Cumbrian breakfast will be served in Creeping Kate’s Kitchen. We also have the Pennington Hotel in Ravenglass which is a top quality fully serviced 3* hotel which has 22 luxury rooms and is only 5 minutes drive from Muncaster. We also have a number of self catering cottages in Ravenglass which can accommodate another 30 guests.

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DIRECTORY OF RECCOMMENDED SERVICES PHOTOGRAPHY 10 Capture your wedding day or special occasion forever. Enlisting the services of a professional photographer will make the photo album the most treasured memento of your day. CAKES & FAVOURS 13 The grand centre piece of any wedding feast is the cake and why not treat your guests with a bespoke wedding day favour. BEAUTY 14 We recommend enlisting the services of a professional team to ensure you look and therefore feel great all day. ENTERTAINMENT 14 You can be sure to please the entire bridal party from our selection of recommended entertainment services. FLORISTRY 16 Flowers create a lasting impression on your wedding ceremony or special occasion. TRANSPORT 18 You deserve the very best on your special day. That is why you should experience the ultimate chauffeur service for your wedding. VIDEOGRAPHER 19 Enlist the service of a professional to ensure you get the best memories of your day to treasure forever on film © Nick Stevens Photography MUNCASTER CASTLE • 9




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