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Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.
Crowning a hill in Leicestershire, its turrets and towers rise over the Vale of Belvoir like an illustration in a romantic fairytale.
The land was a gift from William the Conqueror to one of his Norman barons – Robert de Todeni who fought for him as his Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The castle you see today finally emerged in the early 1800s and was built for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland between 1801 and 1832 by architect James Wyatt.
The castle was given the French name Belvoir – meaning beautiful view – now pronounced ‘beaver’ remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
- Specialist Sporting Activities
- Picnics and Park Events
- Small Scale Performances and Concerts
- Shows and Countryside Events
- Christmas and Seasonal Events
- Small Meetings and Seminars
- Conferences and Conventions
- Weddings and Banquets
- Prestigious Location
- Unusual Location
Facilities Information for Hirers:
- Outside Catering Permitted
- Outside Bar Permitted
- Premises Licence
- Approved Wedding Venue
- Marquees Permitted
- Barbecues Permitted
- Picnics Permitted
- Camping Permitted
- Dogs Permitted
- Car Parking On Site
- Disability Access
Large Outdoor Events can be located in the Castle Grounds which are suitable for shows, countryside and garden events. Level sites and marquee space and extensive parking areas are available.
Weddings can be organised in a number of locations
Start your celebrations with a fabulous drinks reception. We can offer a choice of stunning settings for you to share drinks and canapes. On glorious summer days you might like to enjoy the colourful Rose Garden in front of the Castle, or sip Champagne in the splendour of the Castle’s Picture Gallery, Ballroom or Guardroom.
Wedding breakfasts are served in the majestic State Dining Room, with seating for up to 120 guests.
After spending the formal part of your wedding day in the Castle’s stately rooms or you have the opportunity to go ‘below the stairs’ to continue your celebrations.
Our luxury marquee is located at the heart of the rural Belvoir Estate, overlooking its beautiful lakes and surrounded by a landscape of trees and grassland stretching unbroken for miles, with the dramatic view of the Castle on the skyline. Can hold upto 500 guests and can be divided to hold smaller events of up to 200 guests.
If you are dreaming of a romantic woodland wedding with your loved ones around you, then one of our three woodland settings are perfect. You can expect towering trees, enchanting lakes and your own wedding planned your way.
Conferences, meetings and events
For an exclusive dinner or evening party event, there is no greater WOW factor to impress your guests than hosting your evening in the State Rooms of Belvoir Castle. We can accommodate guest numbers between 20 and 120 with a variety of state rooms for you to choose from. We provide an exclusive and unique setting here at the castle and our evening events create memories that are all difficult to put a value on.
Team building events
The Parkland on the Belvoir Estate is the perfect base for a range of team building events. We are able to offer an incredible backdrop for corporate Team Building days that enables teams to unite, develop, collaborate and have fun and participate in a number of exhilarating activities.
The spacious marquee set within the Estates stunning parkland has the capacity to host hundreds of people and is ideally suited to all kinds of exhibitions. With the space for many stands, a centre aisle or cat walk there is no limit to its uses.
Belvoir has been a preferred location for many production companies and filmmakers, the Gothic styled castle, picturesque estate and grounds many aspects of which were designed by Capability Brown and formal gardens by the famous Edwardian designer – Harold Peto.
The estate also offers over 1,600 acres of native grown woodlands, secluded valleys with more exotic species of plants and trees – all of which are the perfect back-drop for filming and photo shoots.