Come and Party at the Castle


Dear royal guest,

the closure of the original castle buildings makes the packages we normally offer unusable.

As much as we love hosting functions and weddings at our venue and making your special days and occasions magical, the partial castle closure is not allowing us to give the service or atmosphere our venue prides itself on.

We have therefore made the difficult decision to stop offering gatherings of any type until we can be sure that we can offer the experience you deserve. 

The Sunshine Castle remains open for you to enjoy our self guided tour and treasure hunt as well as our quality independent toy shop – Absolut Toys.

Sunny regards
Queen B


Special Function Areas the Castle has to offer:

•    The Great Hall (seats up to 80 for a meal and 100 theatre style)
•    A paved courtyard partially covered (160 cocktail style)
•    A fully covered cafe terrace which can seat up to 30 guests
•    We can cater for up to 200 guests in a Fair/Bazaar style event.

In order to book a function with us you are required to choose

  • your venue hire package and timing and date
  • a menu and bar choice per head
  • entertainment highlights for your event
  • any other miscellaneous extra’s
Party Venue Hire

For a 4 hour Package

  • Courtyard Basic
  • Courtyard Premium (extra dressed tables, chairs and lit flames)
  • Great Hall Basic (includes courtyard use with basic set up) – burgundy table runners and black chair covers
  • Great Hall Premium (includes courtyard use with basic set up) – black table cloths, burgundy runners and black chair covers

Please find some menu ideas on offer below. Keep in mind if you don’t find what you are looking for that we are happy to tailor a package to suit whatever it is that you are after. The Sunshine Castle works with caterers and caters itself, the combination is dependent on each particular occasion. We do not allow private or alternative catering.

Party Theme Suggestions

Royal Courtyard Cocktail Extravaganza (25-150 guests)

  • Chefs Choice Canapes
  • Red Carpet Entry
  • Background music and option to provide playlist
  • Cash Bar or Bar Tab
  • add Castle Entertainers

Medieval Dinner in the Great Hall (40 – 80 guests)

  • Courtyard welcome Canapes
  • Alternate Drop or Buffet Menu of your choosing
  • Background music and option to provide playlist
  • Cash Bar or Bar Tab
  • add Castle Entertainers
  • upgrade to a murder mystery (quote on request)
  • add a photobooth or dj

Courtyard Oktoberfest (30-60 guests)

  • Venue Hire Fee Courtyard and Terrace
  • Oktoberfest Buffet
  • Authentic German Bratwurst and Knackwurst from the BBQ hotplate
  • Kassler and Sauerkraut Burgers
  • Leberkaes Meatloaf Bites
  • German Potato Salad
  • German Coleslaw & Garden Salad
  • Chips and Wedges
  • Breads platter and Condiments
  • Chefs choice German Dessert
  • Beer Benches and Oktoberfest Music via the PA System
  • Cash Bar or Bar Tab
Entertainment Highlights

We encourage you to book one ore more of our great entertainment options to compliment the unique atmosphere at your event.

•    Fire performers
•    Belly Dancing
•    Wandering Minstrels
•    Medieval Educators and Dance “lesson”
•    Magicians
•    Opera

Check out our Castle Entertainers

Beverage Options for your Party

The Sunshine Castle is fully licensed and has a permanent bar set up at the Café counter – satellite bars can be set up on request.

  • Cash Bar – as per current bar prices at the time of your party.
  • Arranged Bar Tabs – Bar Tabs are available as requested by the hiring party and need to be paid in full prior to the start of your function. Extensions of bar tabs and other miscellaneous costs may be paid within 3 days of the function. A credit card slip is needed to guarantee any extensions. We are happy to move on to a cash bar set up as your bar tab runs out. Whilst running a busy bar Castle staff will attempt to keep on top of your consumption costs as much as possible – please allow for a 10% extension margin in your budget.
  • Beverage Packages –  we offer a variety of beverage packages to suit your party or function. Pricing depends on inclusions and package length. Your functions coordinator can go through the options for this with you.


Please contact our team with as many details as you have available and we will put together a package and price just for you. We believe that our venue speaks for itself and welcome the opportunity to show you around in a personal on site appointment.

Terms & Conditions & Booking forms are available in a separate document. These can be handed out and explained to you in an on site appointment or sent out via email. A function booking is not finalised until a deposit has been paid and the booking forms and terms and conditions have been filled out, signed and returned.