Wedding Venue

The historic Queens Mill in Castleford is the ideal wedding venue to hold your reception if you want a smaller, more intimate experience with lots of character.

Please note we are not licensed to carry out your actual wedding ceremony.

Situated on the banks of the river Aire in the market town of Castleford in West Yorkshire, the Queens Mill has all the modern facilities required but retains the look and feel of a bygone industrial age.

The Mill stopped producing flour in the 1980's and has since been painstakingly transformed by the Castleford Heritage Trust for use by businesses and the public.

Image of the Queens Mill on the banks of the river Aire in Castleford

Function room with cast iron beams, columns and machinery

Mill Race Bar serving beer, lager, wine and spirits

Our wedding venue consists of two adjoining spaces, the smaller room is where your guests will gather for a drink at the bar before going into the larger room for the reception. Our main function room is a blank canvas with white walls that you can decorate yourself or hire a company to create your wedding theme decor.

Food for your wedding guests can be provided by you or your caterer. Use of our kitchen is included in your wedding reception package where food can be prepared.

If you want to have music during the day and/or your night function you can hire a disco/band or simply create your own play list and play it through our PA system.

The 'Mill Race' bar will be fully stocked to serve cold beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks and our friendly staff will take care of your wedding guests so you can relax and have a day to remember.

Wedding reception being hosted at the Queens Mill in Castleford

Wedding venue at the Queens Mill in Castleford

Queens Mill event space hosting a wedding

Hire the Queens Mill for your wedding venue

Wedding packages available at the Queens Mill in Castleford

Tables and chairs decorated for a wedding at the Queens Mill

Venue decorated for a wedding

View of the river Aire through the Queens Mill window

Display of sweets in glass jars on an oak table at a wedding reception


Our main function room can accommodate a maximum of 72 for a sit down meal (depending on layout) and up to 120 for your less formal night time celebration.

Kitchen has a large oven with hob, microwave, fridge and washing up facilities. Outside the kitchen is an area for food preparation, storage or serving etc.

Our venue is completely flat without stairs and has disabled facilities.

There is a car park onsite with limited spaces, other parking options are a 2 minutes walk away. Castleford bus and train stations are approximately a 10 to 15 minute walk from our venue.


Our wedding reception package costs £1250 and includes the following:

Wedding venue hire (day and night).
Extra member of staff.
Mill Race bar.
Decorating and breakdown time.
Tables and chairs.
Table coverings.
PA system with microphone.
Catering facilities.
Disco lights.

Please note that the price cannot be reduced if you don't require any of the items listed above.

We guarantee there are NO hidden extras and NO minimum spend requirements on the bar.

We also offer other services/options which attract fees including welcome drinks, waiting staff, food options, slushy machine, pre-paid bar, stage hire, band and anything else you require to make your special day run smoothly.

To secure your wedding date a £250 deposit must be paid in full within 7 days of booking confirmation and is non-refundable. The remainder of the balance is payable 1 month before your wedding reception takes place and is non-refundable after it has been paid.

If you want to have a viewing please contact us to make an appointment.


"We held our wedding party at the Queen’s Mill which was organised through Yorkshire Craft Beers. Can’t thank you guys enough, it was absolutely perfect from start to finish and we wouldn’t have changed a thing. Everything ran smoothly thanks to James and the team. We had so many comments from guests saying how nice the venue and staff were. We were well looked after from the start of booking it to the end of the party. Would 100% recommend holding your wedding/party with Yorkshire Craft Beers. Wish we could do it all over again!"

"Our wedding reception was fantastic, with the quirky features of the Mill playing a huge part in ensuring that our function was not only unique, but also tailored to our taste. The YCB team were on hand to help with any request and even facilitated the use of the Mill the evening before so we could decorate it as we so wished. We couldn't recommend working with the YCB team enough and hope that many more couples can share in the same experience we did for years to come."

"Just want to say a massive thank you for everything you did for us at our wedding held at the Queens Mill. All the help and planning and prep you did was above and beyond anything we could have expected. On top of that, the bar was perfect, especially the Aprol Spritz which went down a hit! Even personilising our welcome drinks which was such a lovely touch. All the help setting up and cleaning up, allowing us the use of the outside courtyard, always been at the end of the phone and editing plans as we went made the entire thing seamless. We can't thank you enough and will always recommend Yorkshire Craft Beers."

"You have all been fantastic, from beginning planning to finishing clean up yesterday. The venue is amazing and every one of our guests have mentioned at least once what a fantastic hidden treasure the Queens Mill is, even people who'd lived in Castleford didn't realize how amazing this place was inside! James has been so patient with me and answered the most bizarre of questions from me as a Bride haha! We are so grateful. And the bar staff were fantastic, so lovely and nothing was too much trouble. We really are so grateful to you all, me and Jack have only lived in Castleford for a year and we were struggling to find somewhere that was within budget, but still beautiful, and this ticked every box, we're so so lucky we found you!"


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Yorkshire Craft Beers
Queens Mill
Aire Street
West Yorkshire
WF10 1JL
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Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 12pm - 9pm
Saturday 12pm - 9pm
Sunday 2pm - 7pm
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