Belvoir Castle | Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle has been the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland since 1508 and remains as such today as the family home of the 11th Duke of Rutland, his wife, and five children. Belvoir Castle has existed since Norman times, although the present castle was constructed in 1816 after a major fire destroyed the previous castle, under the supervision of the noted architect James Wyatt and the then Duchess of Rutland.
The grounds of Belvoir Castle extend to over 16,000 acres affording outstanding privacy and there are beautiful rural views as far as the eye can see, with lovely walks along nature trails and pathways through the grounds. There are beautiful formal gardens laid out in a series of terraces, dotted with classical statues, Italian sculptures, and water features. The beautiful Rose Garden and Duchess’s garden have been beautifully restored.
The grounds also include a lake, woodland, and meadows to explore, all in complete privacy and tranquillity. There is also shooting available here in season, and a plethora of activities available to guests from firing of the canon, horse-drawn carriage rides, spectacular firework displays, and quad biking. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and tennis court for guests’ use, along with equestrian facilities.
Celebrations & Private Hire
Whether your heart is set on a formal ball for up to 120 guests or an intimate weekend gathering, a landmark birthday, or a significant anniversary, you’ll find our events team enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and committed to making sure you have an amazing time.
Dine like a Duke, imagine hosting your exclusive dinner party event in one of our splendid State Rooms. With different rooms to choose from and a variety of backdrops and ambiance, there is something to suit every party. Our team is particularly experienced at tailoring a theme – from Hogwarts and medieval banquets to formal fine dining and memorable gastronomic experiences.
Get in touch with the Belvoir Weddings Team today to start planning your dream wedding! Whether you are looking for an exclusive and romantic overnight stay in the Castle for couples only, an intimate wedding reception for 15 people, or up to 120 guests for dinner in Belvoir Castle’s opulent State Dining Room, your perfect wedding awaits you at Belvoir Castle.
You deserve a wonderful wedding, we believe that everyone deserves their perfect wedding, at Belvoir Castle, you can expect a magical day that reflects your hopes and dreams. Our greatest wish is for you to relax and enjoy your special day with family and friends.
Why not extend your celebration? Why should happy times with friends and family have to end? Keep the celebrations going and stay overnight. We have 14 rooms available, at the Castle itself and an additional 8 rooms at Croxton Lodge.
- In-room hospitality tray
- Tea/coffee facilities in each bedroom
- Hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers
- Wi-Fi access in most areas of the Castle
- Billiards room
- Drinks cabinet
- Board games
- Beautiful original features
- Working fireplaces
- Large grounds of 16,000 acres
- Permanent marquee for 400 – 800 guests
- Fully staffed and catered
- Many outdoor activities available
- Flexible dining and entertainment options
- 4500 lumen data/video projector, 8ft x 6ft electric screen, DVD player with full sound system, Desktop computer, 42” plasma screen TV, Flipcharts and pens available
- The Brown Bedroom, Double with adjoining single room and private bathroom en-suite
- The Duchess Bedroom, Double with private bathroom en-suite. This bedroom belonged to Frances, 10th Duchess of Rutland
- The Pink Bedroom, Double with a private bathroom. This bedroom has a very feminine feel and was the first bedroom in which the present Duchess stayed as Miss Emma Watkins
- The Dukes Room, Double with private bathroom. This was the 10th Duke of Rutland’s bedroom and has its bathroom across the corridor
- Thoroton and Castle Guard, Twin room and double room with private bathroom
- Nurse Webb and Nanny Griffiths, Twin room and double room with private bathrooms
- The Tapestry Room, Double room with private bathroom
- The Wellington Bedroom, Double with private bathroom en-suite
- The Chinese Bedroom, Double with private bathroom en-suite. This bedroom takes its name from the hand-painted silk wall coverings woven in China in the 18th century, brought from the East by the 5th Duchess
- The Orient Bedroom, Double with private bathroom en-suite.
- The Kings Rooms, Double with private bathroom en-suite