Gilling Castle & The Windmill


Gilling Castle

This 14th century Grade I listed building is home to St Martin's Ampleforth Prep School, however during school holidays it can be hired for exclusive use and offers a spectacular location for wedding receptions and parties.


Whether you dream of a simple string quartet to serenade your guests in the Main Hall, or a rousing folk band to get everyone on their feet in the Long Gallery, the possibilities at Gilling Castle are bound only by your imagination. Invite up to 75 guests for a sit down meal in the Great Chamber to help celebrate your special day. 



The Windmill

The Windmill is a delightful venue for more intimate events. Located on the Ampleforth Abbey estate it is beautifully decorated with Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson oak panelling and furniture. The Windmill can acommodate up to 70 guests for banqueting or up to 200 for a standing event and can be used all year round.  


In the summer months you can take advantage of the enclosed garden and decking area which has stunning views across the valley. In winter we can light the open fire to create a lovely warm atmosphere.