Castle Green Hotel

Kendal, Cumbria

Castle Green Hotel opened in December 1997 but the building itself dates back to 1847, when Thompson Bindloss, a Kendal Ironmonger bought the site for £3450. He built the house which today forms the Business and Training Centre and the executive bedrooms. He left the house to his nephew, William Bindloss, who was Kendal’s Mayor six times. When William died, he donated the house to the Borough of Kendal in his will in 1895. The house was sold and the proceeds were used to extend the Town Hall and to build the clock tower, which is a feature of Kendal today.

Between 1949 and 1995 the house was owned the by Electricity Board as their area offices and around 300 local people worked in the building. James and Catherine Alexander, previously owners of the Grange Hotel in Grange-over-Sands, bought the property in 1995 and had the vision to convert and extend it into a perfect hotel for Kendal.

Our gardens are very important to us.  We know many of guests love to stroll through the grounds, check out the plants or simply to find the closest bench to sit on!  The Hotel enjoys Gold Status in the Green Tourism Business Scheme so you can be assured of our commitment to keeping everything as green as we can.  Our Inspector on his last visit commented that we “had an outstanding commitment to local suppliers particularly with food and drink. Also strong was good monitoring and training for staff to help improve environmental performance, good recycling practices and active support for local good cause.”

Castle Green Ln, Kendal LA9 6RG
Tel No:  01539 734000

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About Castle Green

  1. BEDROOMS

    Catch some zzz…

    We pay attention to the finer details and it’s the little extra touches that make a stay at Castle Green extra special.

    Every good hotel believes they have the special formula for the perfect stay, but our guests tell us that we deliver it. Maybe it’s our location in the charming ‘auld grey town’ of Kendal, the range of complimentary facilities and tempting extras on offer, or our dedication to exceptional customer service.

    Our team aren’t satisfied with good – they think you deserve the best. Whether it’s choosing the best room for you, recommending a delicious meal, or helping you with your bags, time and time again our guests comment on the friendly team who go that extra step to make every customer visit the very best it can be.

    Whatever your requirements, we think we’ve balanced the personality and passion you’d expect from an independent business with the advantages of a larger, established hotel group to ensure your stay is perfectly tailored to you.

    Come stay with us and we hope you’ll agree – it is a memorable experience.

    OUR ROOMS

    A great hotel stay starts with the warm greeting the moment you arrive and the delight you feel when you first open your bedroom door.
    Your relaxation starts now. We have a range of different rooms to suit your individual requirements all with large screen television, complimentary toiletries, tea/coffee making facilities, complimentary wi-fi access and extra bedding if you need it. Our Reception team can talk you through the options to ensure you get the best room for your requirements. All our guests enjoy complimentary use of Pulse, Health & Fitness too, however we would recommend booking spa treatments (charged extra) to avoid disappointment.

     

    HERDWICK SUITES

    Want to stay in the best room in the house . . .?
    Our new Herdwick Suites are modern and stylish with luxurious finishes and an amazing view. With such a ‘wow’ factor you won’t want to leave!

    • Super kingsize bed
    • Panoramic view of our landscaped gardens towards Kendal Castle and Lakeland Fells
    • Large seating area
    • En-suite facilities
    • Feature bath with separate double shower
    • Luxury toiletries and bath robes
    • Luxury welcome tray including a selection of speciality teas, hot chocolate and biscuits
    • Coffee machine & fridge
    • Flat screen swivel TV with Freeview channels
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

     

    EXECUTIVE ROOMS

    If you want traditional elegance with an touch of romance, opt for an Executive Room.
    These rooms are in the original part of the Hotel, boasting high Victorian ceilings and fixtures sympathetic to the room’s character, perfect if you prefer more space. With two out of the four rooms having four posters, they’re a must if you want to impress!

    GARDEN VIEW ROOMS

    garden view rooms overlook our stunning grounds, with views out to Kendal Castle and the surrounding area. Some have balconies where you can sit outside (blankets provided for those chilly mornings!)
    Highly recommended for a romantic break with little luxuries of bathrobes and slippers or anyone longing to breathe as much of the fresh Cumbrian air as possible from the best view.

    STANDARD BEDROOMS

    Our standard rooms have a contemporary feel, mixing modern design with Lakeland charm.
    Your bed is laden with fluffy pillows and a soft feather-down mattress – light and breathable on a summer night, yet tantalizingly warm during the crisp Cumbrian winters. We’ve thought of all the little details that make all the difference to your comfort, so settle in, relax and enjoy your stay with us.

    Please note not all our standard bedrooms are in the new style, please request one on booking.

    INTER-CONNECTING ROOMS

    Perfect for a friends weekend away or as an alternative to a family room.

    We pay attention to the finer details and it’s the little extra touches that make a stay at Castle Green extra special.

    Every good hotel believes they have the special formula for the perfect stay, but our guests tell us that we deliver it. Maybe it’s our location in the charming ‘auld grey town’ of Kendal, the range of complimentary facilities and tempting extras on offer, or our dedication to exceptional customer service.

    Our team aren’t satisfied with good – they think you deserve the best. Whether it’s choosing the best room for you, recommending a delicious meal, or helping you with your bags, time and time again our guests comment on the friendly team who go that extra step to make every customer visit the very best it can be.

    Whatever your requirements, we think we’ve balanced the personality and passion you’d expect from an independent business with the advantages of a larger, established hotel group to ensure your stay is perfectly tailored to you.

    Come stay with us and we hope you’ll agree – it is a memorable experience.

  2. FOOD & DRINK

    GREENHOUSE RESTAURANT

    Spectacular views, stunning dishes and a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere.

    We know hotel restaurants aren’t always everyone’s first choice as a dinner destination, but the Greenhouse is different. We are proud to have created a unique dining experience that offers the best of Cumbrian cuisine in a contemporary environment.

    First and foremost our food is delicious. The fact that it’s also creative and beautifully presented, is why Executive Chef Justin and his team can boast two AA Rosettes.

    Our layout is flexible and can accommodate intimate dinners for two or larger groups looking for a sociable space to gather. We have an open kitchen and views over our gardens and on to Kendal Castle, arguably the best views Kendal has to offer.

    Breakfast 7am – 10am (Sunday 8am – 11am)
    Lunch (Lounge & Bar Menu) & Afternoon Tea 12pm – 5pm
    Dinner 6pm – 9.30pm

    GREENHOUSE BAR & LOUNGE

    Relax and enjoy. Put your feet up by the fireside, have a gossip by the bar or tuck yourself away in the cosy booth to dine with friends. Eat and drink what you want, wherever you want it.

    Individual, stylish and comfortable, the bar and lounge at Castle Green will set the scene for the rest of your stay with us. Whether you fancy a creative cocktail or a custom-blended coffee, just make yourself at home and we’ll bring it right over.

    Our full lounge menu is available from 11am until 10.30pm daily with several dishes available to order 24 hours.

    You can choose to dine wherever you are most comfortable: in the lounge, bar or move into the Greenhouse Restaurant if you prefer.

    AFTERNOON TEA

    Whether it’s as a treat to yourself, your loved ones or just an excuse for a get together and a gossip, we think everyone deserves Afternoon Tea.

    Whatever the Cumbrian climate might be serving up outside, one treat guaranteed to bring a smile is Afternoon Tea. Made with the finest local ingredients there is always something to tempt and delight, you can go traditional or add some mulled wine for a little winter warmth!.

    Available 12pm – 5pm

  3. FESTIVE

    Seasons Greetings

    FESTIVE BROCHURE 2018

    We’ve got so much to offer this Festive Season!

    Whether you’re celebrating with friends, work colleagues or family, want to keep things traditional or fancy something different, we’ve got it covered.

    Scroll down the page to see all our festive events or click on the link to see the full brochure.

    2018 CHRISTMAS PARTY DATES

    Join us for our Famous Party nights in the Function Suite – warm Santa welcome, great food and we’ll get the party started before 10pm so you’ve got plenty of time for dancing!

    The Seals – listen to them here
    Based in Cumbria with over 10 years live experience, they perform a legendary selection of alternative classic songs picked from 6 decades of great music.
    Friday 30th November – £39
    Saturday 1st December – £39
    Friday 21st December – £39

    Absolutely – listen to them here 
    Based in the heart of the Lake District, Absolutely are a sought after 5 piece cover band that will guarantee you a night you won’t forget!
    Thursday 13th December – £34
    Thursday 20th December – £35

    Madison – listen to them here
    A lively 3 piece band from Liverpool who have toured with The Sugababes and Ronan Keating.
    Friday 7th December -£39
    Saturday 8th December – £39

    The Cutters
    Formerly The Mustard Cutters with a line up of new and old members.
    Friday 14th December – £39
    Saturday 15th December – £39
    Saturday 22nd December – £39

    2018 BUFFET & BOP DATES

    A wonderful festive buffet in the more intimate surroundings of our Kendal Suite.

    Still with a great party atmosphere, dancing to the disco tunes of Craig Howarth this festive evening is a real winner with the Hotel magic ensuring everyone gets into the festive spirit.

    Party Dates
    Saturday 1st December
    Friday 7th December
    Saturday 8th December
    Friday 14th December
    Friday 15th December
    Friday 21st December
    Saturday 22nd December

    All dates are £31 per person

    DICKENSIAN MURDER MYSTERY

    Thursday 29th November & Thursday 6th December

    What the Dickens is going on?
    Let us transport you back to Victorian England for our Dickensian Christmas Crime where all of your favourite characters come to life… and at least one of them ends up dead!

    It’s a murder mystery that can only be solved by travelling to the past, present and future. So join us in a Christmas Carol or two and God bless us every one!

    £36 per person to include arrival drink, three course dinner and Murder Mystery from After Dark Entertainment

    Call 01539 734000 to book your tickets

    SUNDAY LUNCH WITH SANTA

    A fantasic treat for young and old as we enjoy a show of magic tricks and music before we welcome Santa with a bag full of presents.

    Arrive from 12 noon for the children’s buffet served from 12.30pm.

    Our entertainer will keep the children amused from 1pm whilst you enjoy a festive two course meal, relax and await Santa’s arrival.

    Sunday 16th December – Entertainer – Laura J
    Laura creates a high energy party with great audience participation that you little one will love.

    Sunday 23rd December – Entertainer – Stu-di-doo
    Magic tricks, balloon art, you name it you can expect a fun-filled show from this family favourite.

    Adults £22 per person
    Children £13 per person (including gift)*

    *Children up to the age of 12 years
    *Children under 1 year old not requiring food or a visit to Santa will be accommodated free of charge.
    *Children aged 12 years or over will be classed as an adult for charging purposes.

    FESTIVE DINING IN THE GREENHOUSE

    Whether you are celebrating with a group of friends or work colleagues we can offer a great festive lunch in the contemporary surrounds of The Greenhouse Restaurant.

    Festive Dining Menu

    Roast tomato and red pepper soup with basil oil
    Ham hock and yellow split pea terrine with piccalilli and whole meal bread
    Cocktail of melon with Champagne syrup and cassis sorbet

    Roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, bacon roll and roast gravy
    Steamed fillet of salmon with prawn and dill cream sauce
    Goat’s cheese, potato and roast onion tart with sage butter sauce

    Warm Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and caramel oranges
    Dark chocolate and honeycomb torte with marmalade cream and orange syrup
    Selection of British cheeses with celery, grapes and biscuits

    Coffee and warm mince pies

    Three Courses £27, Two courses £24 per person

    Available at Lunchtime
    Three Courses £23, Two courses £20 per person

    FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

    Whether it’s a treat for finishing your Christmas shopping or an opportunity to catch up with friends before the festivities start our Festive afternoon tea will leave you calm, relaxed and ready for anything!

    Selection of sandwiches

    Cartmel Valley smoked salmon with cucumber and herb cream cheese
    Maple glazed turkey with cranberry mayonnaise and iceberg lettuce
    Tuna, dill and onion mayonnaise
    Honey roast ham and Cumberland mustard ciabatta

    Kendal Creamy cheese and festive chutney toasted muffin
    Warm Cumberland sausage roll

    Cakes and Pastries
    Warm fruit scone with strawberry preserve and clotted cream
    Damson gin drizzle cake
    Marshmallow brownie
    Toasted stollen
    Warm mince pie

    Coffee and Tea

    £18 per person

    Add a glass of warm mulled wine for an extra £3 per person
    Add a glass of Prosecco for £4 per person

    FESTIVE DINING IN ALEXANDER’S

    Alexander’s is a fantastic venue to celebrate Christmas with family and friends with good food, real ale and a warm welcome from the team.

    Festive dining menu

    Alexander’s prawn cocktail with lemon and wholemeal bread
    Terrine of slow cooked duck, apricots and parsley with celeriac remoulade and toasted brioche
    Spiced butternut squash soup with chestnuts and thyme
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    Roast local turkey, sage and onion stuffing with chipolatas and roast gravy
    Roast pork belly with Cumberland mustard mash, roasted roots and sage gravy
    Steamed filet of salmon with parsley crushed potatoes, spinach, slow roast tomatoes and basil cream
    Baked cauliflower and brie strudel with creamed potatoes, spinach and thyme gravy
    oOo
    Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and mulled pear
    Warm chocolate and cranberry brownie with white chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce
    Cumbrian cheeses with biscuits, celery and damson chutney
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    Coffee and warm mince pies

    Three courses £22, two courses £19 per person

    Available at lunchtime
    Three courses £18, two courses £15 per person

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    CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH IN ALEXANDER’S

    Have yourself a merry little Christmas in the cosy surroundings of Alexander’s.

    Arrive 11.30am for 12.15pm sit down, carriages at 3pm
    Arrive 4pm for 4.30pm sit down, carriages at 7pm

    Christmas Day Lunch Menu

    A glass of festive Bucks Fizz on arrival

    Roasted parsnip and honey soup with Cumberland mustard oil
    Prawn and crab cocktail with iceberg lettuce, spiced cocktail sauce and wholemeal bread
    Terrine of slow cooked ham hock with yellow split peas, piccalilli and toasted brioche
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    Raspberry sorbet with burnt meringue
    oOo
    Traditional roast turkey with sage and onion stuffing, chipolatas and roast gravy
    Roast sirloin of beef, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and red wine sauce
    Steamed fillet of salmon with creamed potatoes, buttered vegetables and prawn and dill cream
    Butternut squash and chestnut risotto cake with spinach, young carrots and leeks and roast tomato butter
    oOo
    Warm Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and mulled wine pears
    White chocolate and cranberry cheesecake with cranberry compote and white chocolate ice cream
    Warm gingerbread and butter pudding with Kendal Mint cake ice cream and vanilla sauce
    Selection of British cheeses with grapes, celery and biscuits
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    Coffee and warm mince pies

    Adults £59 per person, Children £39 per person

    Children up to the age of 12 will be charged £39 and may choose a smaller helping or an option from the children’s menu.

    CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH IN THE GREENHOUSE

    Table reservations are available 12.30pm, 4pm and 7.30pm

    Cartmel Valley smoked salmon with fennel slaw, horseradish and rye toast
    Pressed confit duck, prune and parsley terrine with prune puree, duck liver pate and sourdough
    Roasted beetroot and goat’s cheese panna cotta with toasted nuts and seeds, wild rocket and aged balsamic
    oOo
    Butternut squash soup with sweetcorn salsa
    oOo
    Traditional roast Cumbrian turkey with chestnut stuffing, pigs in blankets, traditional garnishes and roast gravy
    Roast local beef fillet with slow cooked feather blade, parsley crust, creamed potatoes, braised red cabbage, roasted carrots, King oyster mushroom and red wine sauce
    Fillet of sea bream and brown shrimp risotto with charred onions, sea herbs and coriander dressing
    Wild mushroom, chestnut and thyme pie with braised red cabbage, charred onions, young carrots and thyme butter sauce
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    Warm plum pudding with vanilla cherries, brandy sauce and mulled wine syrup
    White chocolate and cranberry desserts – panna cotta, jelly, mousse, cheesecake and ice cream
    Cumbrian cheeses served with damson chutney, breads, biscuits, grapes and celery
    oOo
    Coffee and warm mince pies

    Adults £85 per person | Children £60 per person
    Children up to the age of 12 will be charged £60 and may choose a smaller helping or an
    option from the children’s menu.

     

    You can enjoy top class accommodation and award winning food here at Castle Green, but at your own pace.

    Book your room and Christmas Day dinner in The Greenhouse Restaurant with other dining options available throughout your stay. A truly relaxing break where you can choose what you do and when you do it.  We will take care of the rest and all you have to do is enjoy.

    Christmas Eve – £180 per couple

    • Dinner with a food allowance of £34 per person which can be taken in The Greenhouse Restaurant or Alexander’s.
    • Westmorland breakfast and a glass of Bucks Fizz on Christmas morning.

    Christmas Day – £295 per couple

    • Christmas dinner in The Greenhouse Restaurant at 7.30pm (other sittings are available at a supplement of £15 per person.
    • Westmorland breakfast

    Boxing Day – £195 per couple

    • Dinner with a food allowance of £34 per person which can be taken in The Greenhouse Restaurant or Alexander’s.
    • Westmorland breakfast.

    All prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room and include use of Pulse Health & Fitness Club during your stay.

    BOXING DAY LUNCH IN ALEXANDER’S

    Continue the family celebrations, but this time it’s our turn to cook! Enjoy a relaxed afternoon, fabulous food and great hospitality from the Alexander’s team.

    Arrive 11.45am for 12noon sit down, carriages at 2.15pm
    Arrive 3pm for 3.15pm sit down, carriages at 5.30pm

    Alexander’s prawn cocktail with lemon and wholemeal bread
    Chicken liver pate with onion chutney and toasted sourdough
    Cocktail of melon with Champagne syrup and cassis sorbet
    Spiced butternut squash soup with chestnuts and thyme
    oOo
    Roast topside of beef with traditional garnishes and red wine gravy
    Roast loin of pork with Cumberland mustard mash and sage gravy
    Roast breast of chicken with bacon roll, roast potatoes and red wine sauce
    Grilled fillet of cod with buttered new potatoes and chive cream sauce
    Baked cauliflower and brie strudel with creamed potatoes, spinach and thyme gravy
    oOo
    Warm syrup sponge pudding with vanilla custard
    Cranberry cheesecake with clotted cream ice cream and raspberry sauce
    Warm chocolate and cranberry brownie with white chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce
    Cumbrian cheeses with biscuits, celery and damson chutney
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    Tea or coffee

    Three Courses £25, Two courses £20 per person

     

    NEW YEAR PACKAGE

    Book early for the package that everyone keeps coming back for. A combination of great food, quality surroundings and wonderful New Year festivities makes this the place to see in the New Year. A truly fantastic experience that is guaranteed to hit the spot.
    • Light finger buffet from 2pm – 5pm in The Greenhouse with entertainment from Quay Change Trio and local caricaturist ‘Evsie’
    • Welcome Champagne and canape selection with your fellow guests in the Kendal Suite.
    • Superb five course Gala Dinner in The Function Suite.
    • Gala Dinner is a strictly black tie and evening dress event.
    • Guess will be seated on tables of 10 – please advise of any special table requests in advance.
    • Fantastic fireworks display at midnight.
    • Live entertainment from 24/7 and late night disco until 2am New Year’s Day.
    • Late breakfast served in The Greenhouse from 9am – 12noon.
    • Countryside walk with refreshments to enjoy on New Year’s Day

    New Year’s Eve Package (per couple)

    Standard Room £460   |   View Room £495

    Executive Room £550   |  Superior Room £570

    Extend your stay

    30th December – £185 per couple

    • Dinner with a food allowance of £34 per person which can be taken in The Greenhouse Restaurant or Alexander’s.
    • Westmorland breakfast.

    New Year’s Day – £210 per couple

    • Dinner with a food allowance of £34 per person which can be taken in The Greenhouse Restaurant or Alexander’s.
    • Westmorland breakfast.

    All prices are based on two people sharing a twin or double room and include use of Pulse Health & Fitness Club during your stay.

    Festive Brochure 

    NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ALEXANDER’S

    Join us for an informal ‘house party’ for all those who want to mark the occasion but don’t fancy the headache of what to wear!

    Arrive from 7pm

    Adam and his friendly team will welcome you with a finger buffet followed by some fun and games as we lead up to midnight and enjoy the Hotel’s fireworks.

  4. WEDDINGS

    Your Perfect Day

    Our largest room which can accommodate 80 to 250 guests, with its own private entrance and large balcony overlooking our landscaped gardens and towards Kendal Castle.

    Versatile space which can accommodate smaller and larger wedding numbers with ease, making the table plan ‘headache’ easier and still leave space for the dancefloor!
    Entrance foyer with personalised welcome on our TV screen
    Private furnished cloakrooms and toilets
    Two bars with coloured mood lighting to suit your colour scheme
    Large dancefloor (6m by 8m)

    KENDAL SUITE

    Our smaller suite accommodating from 40 to 120 guests, featuring a combination of rooms and furnished outdoor terrace, overlooking Kendal and the Lakeland Fells.

    Reception – Up to 80 (on tables of 10), 64 (on tables of 8) or Buffet style 120 (on tables of 10 plus foyer seating)
    Private foyer area with relaxed lounge seating and access to bar – perfect for photobooths, sweetie carts, entertainment for the kids or a quieter space for guests without losing them to the main lounge.
    Dancefloor (4m by 4m)
    Vaulted ceiling offering a light and airy room
    Private outdoor terrace with sofas and tables and chairs and spectacular views

    OUR AWARD WINNING WEDDING HOST

    Christine Brown our Banqueting Manager has won The Sheila Hensman Award for Outstanding Contribution to Excellence at this year’s Cumbria Tourism Awards!

    The award was created in memory of Sheila Hensman who led the way in outstanding customer service during her career at Cumbria Tourism. Christine was elated with her award, commenting “I am totally over the moon and feel very humbled, I would like to thank all the Castle Green staff for their support over the years” , we feel this award was very well deserved, well done Christine!

    Christine has been host for our weddings since the Hotel opened in 1997, helping over 800 couples enjoy their special day with us.  So if you entrust your wedding day to us you know you’re in safe hands.

    LATE AVAILABILITY

    It’s never too late to say ‘I do’ so if you can’t wait to tie the knot then check out our late availability offers.

    FOOD & DRINK

    Our food is our crowning glory made with award-winning ingredients from local suppliers, complemented by fine wines and local ales.

    Our chefs know dining like our wedding team know weddings, and so we’re able to offer you expert advice on crafting a menu for your reception meal or on selecting food to serve throughout the evening.

    TESTIMONIAL

    WOW!!!! What an amazing wedding – you definitely lived up to your award and reputation as, between you and Christine, the wedding was a resounding success!

    We are incredibly happy with every aspect of the day and are still on a high from all the fun.
    Thank you for supporting us throughout the entire process as without you we would’ve been lost.

    All the best
    Gary and Rose

    Gary & Rose Clough

    FANCY SOMETHING DIFFERENT . .

    Our classic wedding packages are fully inclusive, but if you fancy something completely different, see our alternative package page for more options.
    New style bedroom

    WEDDING ACCOMMODATION

    Whatever you want to treat your guests to, we’ll make it happen and help you show friends and family how much they mean to you on your wedding day.

    For guests travelling far or enjoying a late night party, we can offer four-star accommodation at special rates. Your guests will wake up to a spectacular Westmorland breakfast and can use our swimming pool, steam room and gym during throughout their stay with us.

    WEDDING AVAILABILITY CHECKER

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  5. MEETINGS & EVENTS

    OUR SETTING

    Location is everything. Castle Green is situated at the gateway to the beautiful Lake District but with all the transport connectivity you need for your event large or small.

    The Hotel is set in 14 acres of beautiful and tranquil, landscaped gardens and woodlands with stunning views over the Lakeland fells and Kendal Castle.

    We are easily accessible from the M6 motorway, with Junctions 36 & 37 being only 10 minutes drive away.

    Our mainline train station, Oxenholme The Lake District, offers direct trains from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh and is a short taxi ride away from the Hotel.

    For those wishing to sample Lake District tranquility, Windermere is just a 20 minutes, 10 mile drive away, perfect if you wish to extend your stay past your event for a little relaxation.

    Castle Green hotel has secured the much sought-after AIM accreditation from the Meetings Industry Association (mia). Castle Green hotel in Cumbria has achieved silver status from the UK’s nationally recognised standard for service providers in the meetings, conferences and events industry, after a panel of independent industry assessors scrutinised the venue against a robust checklist of criteria. The process includes legal compliance, accessibility and quality checks of its facilities as well as its customer service proposition and experience, ethical codes of conduct and best practice standards. The General Manager, said: “It’s fantastic testament to the highly experienced and dedicated team at Castle Green hotel that we have secured national AIM accreditation as it provides buyers a benchmark of the highest standard. We appreciate that it can sometimes be overwhelming as there are so many things to consider when planning an event from location to catering, photography, speakers, delegates and marketing. However, with our AIM accreditation, buyers can immediately feel confident they are working with dedicated and experienced professionals.”

    Jane Longhurst, chief executive, the mia said: “We’re delighted that Castle Green hotel is the latest venue to secure silver AIM accreditation. The iconic status acts as a guarantee to buyers that they’re choosing a service provider that cares about best practice and actively strives to meet and exceed your expectations. With so many dedicated conference centres and hotels, sporting and academic venues to choose from nationwide, it offers a smart method to quality control your selections that could ultimately save you time, anxiety and reputational risk later down the line.

    CASTLE GREEN EVENTS

    We’re always ready for a get together so we organise many Castle Green events throughout the year as well as hosting family celebrations and events for different organisations.

    From wedding open days to beer festivals, summer to Christmas parties and murder mysteries to casino nights, there is always something happening at Castle Green!

    FREE ROOM HIRE

    We offer free room hire of our suites for functions who reserve food with us. We also provide a Castle Green team to help you set up on the day, add your finishing touches and host your event so you know everything is covered and you can concentrate on welcoming your guests.

    LEAVERS PROMS

    Your Leavers Prom is an exciting time for everyone and we want your celebration to be perfect. We will use our experience and attention to detail to ensure everything is organised just the way you want it.

    We have composed three Prom Packages that all include:

    Red carpet on arrival
    Dedicated host to manage your event
    Personalised ‘welcome’ on our TV screens with your school or college logo
    White table linen
    Tealights for each table
    Private function room with bar
    Local DJ with dancefloor and stage

    Prom Package 1 with Hot and Cold Buffet
    £21 per person

    Prom Package 2 with Two-Course Dinner
    £24 per person

    Prom Package 3 with Three-Course Dinner
    £27 per person

    Packages are based on a minimum of 60 guests, but a bespoke price can be put together should you have less guests attending your celebration.

    Optional Extras

    • Reception drink on arrival – from £2.40 per person
    • Balloons for each table – from £5.50 per set
    • Photobooth or Selfie Mirror – from £300
    • Caricaturist – from £150
    • Table Magician – from £220
    • Live Band – from £750
    • Wine with meal – from £3.90 per person (aged 18 years and over)

    FUNCTION SUITE

    Our largest space can accommodate up to 250 guests, with its own private entrance and large balcony overlooking our landscaped gardens and towards Kendal Castle, it’s a great venue for any occasion.

    Dinner style – Up to 250 (on tables of 10), 200 (on tables of 8) or Buffet style 220 (on tables of 10), with or without space for the dancefloor
    Entrance foyer with personalised welcome on our TV screen
    Fantastically furnished cloakrooms and toilets
    Two private bars with coloured mood lighting to suit any occasion
    Large dancefloor (6m by 8m)
    Natural daylight and full blackout available
    Can be split into two halves with an acoustic divide, accommodating up to 90 dinner style on each side (tables of 10)

    KENDAL SUITE

    Our smaller space accommodating from 25 to 120 guests, featuring a combination of rooms and furnished outdoor terrace, overlooking Kendal and the Lakeland Fells. Ideal for smaller events, family functions and drinks receptions.

     Dinner style – Up to 80 (on tables of 10), 64 (on tables of 8) or Buffet style 120 (on tables of 10 plus foyer seating)
    Private foyer area with relaxed lounge seating and access to bar
    Dancefloor (4m by 4m)
    Vaulted ceiling offering a light and airy room
    Private outdoor terrace with spectacular views

    EVENT TESTIMONIAL – ST JOHN’S HOSPICE

    Service: From my personal perspective, your team never cease to amaze me. There are absolutely no jobsworths, and embrace our volunteers like their own. I get quite humbled to see such camaraderie and strangers working alongside each other like a dream. Again observers known to me, commented too. Please tell Christine whilst we missed her, we didn’t notice!! Congratulations to Gail, Chris and Abi and the entire team who worked with us for yet another seamless event. Thank you.

    Admin: Again to all of you in the office, who put all this in motion with my ever changing whims and fancies, you keep me calm, and I even have a mug to prove it! As an event organiser from this side of the counter, I have peace of mind that attention to details are managed and I have support both before and during the event.

    St John’s Hospice Ball

    CHRISTENINGS

    Our Kendal Suite is the perfect room for an informal Christening celebration, there is plenty of space for all your guests and the views from the private terrace are fantastic.

    The room also has a foyer area, perfect to welcome your guests, but also ideal for a mini bouncy castle, kids games or area for a kids entertainer to keep the children happy! We can of course help you organise all of these from our list of suppliers.

    We offer free room hire (subject to minimum numbers) for all of our Christening Celebrations so you just have to decide what to eat!

    We offer a variety of menus to suit your requirements from afternoon tea to finger buffets or the option of creating your own bespoke menu to suit the occasion.  Prices start from just £8.50 per adult with children up to 12 years offered at half the price of your chosen adult menu.

    All children who have their christening celebrations with us are given membership to our Cassie Club which gives them a complimentary birthday tea with us until they are 12.

How to find us

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Castle Green Hotel

Castle Green Ln,
Kendal
LA9 6RG,