Event Hosting

Yorkshire Craft Beers can host your birthday party, celebration, music event, anniversary, corporate event or any other special occasion at the historic Queens Mill in Castleford.

Your guests will enjoy this unique space from a bygone industrial age while getting a great view of the rushing waters of the river Aire and the Millenium bridge.

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

Function room with steel beams, columns and metal machinery

Mill Race Bar serving beer, lager, wine and spirits

Our fully staffed 'Mill Race' bar will serve beer, lager, cider, gin, vodka, rum, wines, prosecco and soft drinks to your guests.

Our venue is a blank canvas that you can decorate to suit your personal style or the type of event you are having. You can provide your own food or hire a caterer, if required we can recommend caterers or other available food options.

If you want to have music playing at your special occasion you can hire a disco/band or simply create your own play list and hire our PA system.

Engagement party being hosted at the Queens Mill in Castleford

Birthday party being hosted at the Queens Mill in Castleford

Anniversary party being hosted at the Queens Mill in Castleford

40th birthday party being hosted at the Queens Mill in Castleford

50th birthday party being hosted at the Queens Mill in Castleford

Queens Mill room for hire decorated with paper pom poms for a party

Event room hired for a 70th birthday party with balloon decorations

Function room decorated for a 18th birthday party

Band playing at an engagement party

People celebrating a 30th birthday party in our room for hire


The function room can accommodate a maximum of 72 for a sit down meal, 100 for a more casual buffet and 150 for standing only event.

Our venue has limited parking and is completely flat with no stairs and has disabled facilities.


The room hire fee is £150 for a maximum of 6 hours and includes:

Room hire (closes at midnight).
Mill Race bar (closes at midnight).
Tables and chairs.
Disco lights.

We also offer other services/options which attract fees e.g. white table clothes, PA system, stage, pre-paid bar, band, waiting staff, slushy machine, food options, catering facilities and anything else you need to make your event a success.

Please note you can hire our function room for more than 6 hours but this would incur more fees, please ask for more information if required.

To secure your date the room hire fee is payable within 7 days of booking confirmation and is non-refundable.

Depending on the size, duration and type of your event, you may be required to pay a bar cover fee which is refundable when bar takings reach the agreed amount.

If you want to visit the venue and discuss your requirements please contact us to make an appointment.


"Thank you so much for a brilliant experience. We loved having our engagement party at the Queens Mill. We will certainly be back and recommending you to our family and friends."

"Had my husbands 50th birthday party at the Mill, great night was had by all, highly recommended. Thanks to the YCB team for all their help!"

"We were really pleased with the service we received from yourselves when booking and organising my recent party. Nothing was too much trouble and the service we received was delivered in a helpful and friendly manner. I appreciate all of your help and will hopefully be booking again with you in the future."

"We had a great experience with YCB at the Queens Mill when we held a family birthday celebration there recently. It’s the perfect venue for events such as these and all the staff were more than happy to help with any questions we had. It was set out exactly as we had asked and nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a wonderful evening and would happily return for future family events. Thank you."

"I booked the Queens Mill for my 50th birthday party and it did not disappoint. YCB helped me with the planning and organisation and they were absolutely brilliant. They ran the bar, sorted the stage for the band and numerous other things I'd asked for. I trusted them 100%. So many people commented on the lovely bar staff, always smiling and the fantastic venue. I honestly can't thank the whole team enough. Very professional and willing to go that extra mile. Thank you so much."

"A huge thank you to all at YCB for an amazing party. I had so many compliments about the gorgeous venue, fabulous staff and great selection of good old Yorkshire produced drinks. Wouldn't book anywhere else!"


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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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