Receptions at Ampleforth Abbey


Ampleforth Abbey and College provides a wonderful backdrop for your reception and our dedicated events team will provide you with on-going support.  The planning and advice given at Ampleforth Abbey and College comes with an in-depth knowledge and expertise and we can offer a comprehensive list of highly recommended service providers who are familiar with the site. 


We can seat up to 75 guests comfortably in the Main Hall at Gilling Castle, with an optional marquee on the lawn should you wish to entertain larger numbers.

  • Seated dining in Gilling Castle Main Hall - up to 80 guests

  • Evening Reception at Gilling Castle - a maximum of 120 guests

  • Seated dining in the College Refectories - up to 300 guests

  • Seated dining in the Windmill - up to 80 guests

  • We can also offer marquee space at Gilling Castle and in the garden at Windmill


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