LAST UPDATED: 10 June 2013 at 4:40pm

This 18th-century gothic wonder is now a fairytale wedding venue run by northern events experts Dine.

There's no grander ceremony space than Allerton's Great Hall, with its 50ft-high vaulted ceiling, oak-panelled walls and a red-carpeted central staircase for that all-important entrance. The opulent silk-wallpapered Drawing Room will make for lovely group shots if the British weather keeps you indoors.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Packages per person: £67

Allerton Castle; 01423 331123;www.allertoncastle.co.uk

LAST UPDATED:20 June 2012 at 5:20pm

We all know the nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York. Allerton Castle was the site where his '10,000 men' constructed a hill topped by his majestic Temple of Victory which looks down over this 18th-century Gothic mansion. Weddings have exclusive run of the property, so say 'I do' in the lofty great hall before dancing the night away in the opulent ballroom.

Ceremony capacity: 120; Food cost per head: £80; House wine: £21; Marquee available; Countryside setting

Allerton Castle; 01423 331123; www.dine-services.com

LAST UPDATED: 14 April 2011 at 2:10pm

We all know the nursery rhyme about the Grand Old Duke of York. Allerton Castle was the site where his '10,000 men' constructed a hill topped by his majestic Temple of Victory. It looks down over this 18th-century Gothic mansion. Weddings have exclusive run of property, so say 'I do' in the lofty Great Hall before dancing the night away in the opulent ballroom.

GUEST LIST 130 THE BILL Exclusive hire from £3,000; menus from £68pp LICENCE? Yes CONTACT 01423 331123; dine-services.com.