Castleton embodies the rich history and its natural lakeside surroundings on the banks of Cobbetts Pond. Since the late 1900’s locals and others from urban areas have visited, seeking to escape the heat of the cities. Dance halls were popular at the turn of the 20th century for people to gather together and listen to music.
We’ve kept with this tradition, creating an intimate space where celebration among family, friends, and coworkers is a top priority.
In 1972, George Armstrong purchased and combined Armstrong and Duncan beaches into what was, at that time, the only privately owned public bathing beach in the state of New Hampshire.
The Armstrong portion of the property has been held by various family members for seven generations, and from 1987-88 Castleton was constructed. We proudly opened our doors September 14, 1988.
Since opening we have hosted wedding celebrations, baby and bridal showers, birthday parties for all ages, Silver and Golden anniversaries, trade shows, seminars, Proms and many holiday parties.
Truly!! My husband and I decided to host our wedding at The Castleton back in 2018, planning for October 2020. Then... welp... 2020 happened. The Castleton manager, Stephanie, and all of their staff could not have been more responsive, understanding and simply amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process. After many phone calls, emails and adjustments to our plans, the big day finally came. It. Was. PERFECT. The venue was absolutely gorgeous. Julia took notes of my vision, made the place look incredible and did not have to worry anything other than enjoying our perfect day. Our guests had an..
Amazing! Castleton far exceeded our expectations! From our initial meeting, to booking and through planning the entire staff was incredible to work with. You took whatever stress we might have had and completely eliminated it. Day of went off perfectly! We are still getting compliments on the wedding, from the service; the food and attention to detail all were second to none. Thank you all again for making our day as well as our guests so special!
My husband and I looked at several reception sites before deciding on Castleton, and we are very happy about our decision. For the scenery, location, and value, Castleton cannot be beat.
We had our wedding last night and I cannot begin to explain just how perfect everything went. Everyone in the staff was Great! Stephanie was amazing and helped us plan every detail. Wedding day itself was so much easier with Alex by our side. She made sure that we had EVERYTHING taken care of. She was on top of everything all night and had every small detail worked out. The wait staff was phenomenal and made sure my bride and I got a chance to eat. All of the vendors were phenomenal and all came recommended from Castleton What a..
I don't even know where to begin! I just got married on Friday and it was perfect!!! Caitlyn was there every single time I needed her or had a question! The wait staff took care of all my guests! I have been planning our wedding for the last year and a half and every time I had a question I received a answer instantly!!! I have no intentions of getting married again but I would pick the Castleton in a heartbeat!
The Castle and Ashby Halls can be configured many ways to accomodate an intimate event from 35 up to 800 guests. Rounds, high-tops and cocktail tables can be mixed and matched to meet your needs.
Enjoy cocktails in our large, beautifully decorated lobbies complete with a baby grand piano, Disklavier, and an indoor waterfall.
Castleton's beautiful grounds include a waterfall, pergola, several outdoor fireplaces, footbridge, and fountain surrounded by Cobbetts Pond's serenity, offering the perfect backdrop for your special event.
Get in touch so our experienced staff can chat about your event needs
We’ll coordinate a site visit and walk you through the options for your special event.
Whether it's a family gathering, a corporate event, or a wedding, we’ll ensure an unforgettable experience.