Yorkshire is host to an extraordinary range of inspiring wedding venues. We have everything from stately homes with period decor to add an element of high society, historic castles befitting of the best wedding banquets and the most wonderful, award winning gardens in England.
Let us help you plan your special day with a selection of venues to choose from below:
Barley Hall provides a truly unique setting for your wedding; a medieval building in the heart of historic York, guaranteeing wonderful memories that last a lifetime. This exceptional historic house offers you the opportunity to create a celebration set within a rich and sumptuous atmosphere made by beamed ceilings, flickering candlelight, and medieval ornamentation.
Contact - Tel: 01904 610275
Bolton Castle, famous as the holding ground of Mary Queen of Scots on her way from Scotland to Tutbury, has long been a popular choice for wedding receptions and civil ceremonies. The castle is steeped in history and has a wonderful atmosphere, which is brought to life when people come to celebrate here. Furthermore, if you chose to have your reception here, you will have exclusive use of the Castle and be able to treat it as your own.
Contact - Tel: 01969 623981
Burton Agnes Hall offers the ideal setting and location to make your wedding reception perfect. The Great Hall provides warmth and character and a fabulous atmosphere for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings. The award winning gardens provide the perfect back drop for wedding photographs, and the opportunity for guests to enjoy a drinks reception with beautiful views across the Wolds. For large receptions we also have the facility to site marquees on the North Lawn.
Contact - Tel: 01262 490324
With over 300 years experience of hosting celebrations and grand occasions to delight, Castle Howard remains one of Yorkshire's most stately and stunning venues for a romantic wedding. Exchange vows under the fabulous painted dome of Castle Howard's Great Hall, or for smaller ceremonies the beautiful pavilion known as the Temple of Four Winds is a beautiful setting for your big day.
Contact - Tel: 01653 648333
With its flourishing gardens and atmospheric hall, East Riddlesden Hall could have been built just for your wedding day. We can offer you a stunning converted barn, choice of location for your ceremony, exquisite catering and the professional assistance of our Wedding Coordinator. Every aspect of your wedding can be tailored entirely around you, and we will do our utmost to ensure that your wedding is exactly as you dreamed.
Contact - Tel: 01535 607075
Set in the heart of the city centre, Fairfax House transports you to the splendour of city-living in Georgian York, the centre of polite society. Ideal for intimate, atmospheric wedding receptions (up to 50 people).
Contact - Tel: 01904 655543
Hold your wedding or civil partnership at this stunning Yorkshire wedding venue, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal estate, and immerse yourselves in nine centuries of British history. This World Heritage site, set amid acres of rolling deer park and beautiful countryside, encompasses the ruins of medieval Fountains Abbey, the Elizabethan manor house Fountains Hall, and Studley Royal Water Garden, one of the finest remaining examples of 18th century landscaping.
Contact - Tel: 01765 643198
Harewoods award winning House, Grounds and Pavilion are fast becoming Leeds and Yorkshires premier choice Wedding & Events Venue. With three stunning venues to choose from, licensed ceremony rooms, in-house catering and events managers, Harewood Hospitality & Events are more than qualified to ensure your wedding or celebration is a resounding success.
Contact - Tel: 0113 2181010
This beautiful former home of the Gascoigne family is licensed to hold wedding and civil partnership ceremonies. The Drawing Room comfortably holds up to eighty guests at a civil ceremony and the Boudoir can be used as a private interview room for the Registrar. Marquees can be erected in the beautiful and extensive grounds, allowing you and your guests to take in the spectacular views.
Contact - Tel: 0113 2645535/2813259
Set in 40 acres of beautiful gardens bounded by the River Ure, Newby is a truly idyllic setting for a wedding. The elegant 17th Century house with its magnificent Robert Adam interiors epitomises the Georgian “Age of Elegance” providing a unique and atmospheric venue. Wedding ceremonies can be held in the Statue Gallery or adjoining Library, receptions in the house itself or in a marquee in the grounds.
Contact - Tel: 0845 4504068
Normanby Hall is a Regency mansion steeped in history and one of North Lincolnshire's most popular wedding venues. Set in splendour, the mansion was once home to the Sheffield family, former Dukes of Buckingham and the original owners of Buckingham Palace. With over 400 years of history, and situated within a 300 acre estate, Normanby Hall Country Park is the perfect location for your wedding or civil partnership.
Contact - Tel: 01724 720588
The magnificent National Trust owned Nostell Priory is a beautiful 18th Century treasure set in the West Yorkshire countryside and boasting 350 acres of breathtaking parkland and delightful formal gardens. With a choice for your Civil Ceremony of The Top Hall in the house itself or the equally beautiful St Michael and Our Lady Church which are situated on the Estate, each offer a splendid location for your marriage.
Contact - Tel: 01924 863892
Ripley Castle is ancient, beautiful and picture-perfect. The castle’s lakeside setting and four acre walled gardens provide the perfect backcloth for your photographs and the courtyard lawn and terrace overlooking the deerpark are the perfect location for your reception drinks on a warm summer’s day. We can cater for up to 120 in one room, 200 in two adjacent rooms and several hundred in a marquee outside. The wedding packages are highly competitive – see our website for details. Our wedding organisers and front of house team are hugely experienced and totally professional. They will turn your vision, and your plans for the day, into reality. We employ our own chefs: that way the food is first class every time. Our in house florists will help you with ideas and inspiration. We leave no small detail to chance. We take the trouble so that you can relax - and enjoy your day.
Contact - Tel: 01423 770152
Whether you are looking for an intimate venue in which to marry in style or somewhere to celebrate with a larger party, Scampston Hall is the ideal location for your wedding ceremony, civil partnership or reception. Having been remodelled in the Regency period, Scampston Hall is a wonderful house in which to entertain and we look forward to welcoming you. Options include a civil ceremony in the house, an intimate dinner the Dining Room, dinner and dancing in the Walled Garden Restaurant, or an elaborate marquee in the grounds overlooking the Capability Brown Parkland and the Palladian Bridge.
Contact - Tel: 07538 623115
A spectacular cliff-top position overlooking the broad sweep of Bridlington Bay, award-winning gardens, historic buildings and impressive interiors. What better setting could you imagine for photographs which you will cherish forever? Sewerby Hall & Gardens is the perfect venue for civil wedding ceremonies and holds a civil wedding licence for The Orangery, a magnificent glass conservatory with seating for up to 120 guests.
Contact - Tel: 01262 673769
Imagine having Skipton Castle as a venue for your special day. For your ceremony choose the ancient Banqueting Hall or the Granary for up to 70 guests. Enjoy the beautiful grounds and magnificent building that offers a unique backdrop for your photographs, whilst your guests can enjoy a Champagne and Canapé reception before heading off to your chosen venue for the wedding breakfast.
Contact - Tel: 01756 792442
Sledmere House is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies in three of the principal state rooms; The Library, Main Hall and Drawing Room. Full of history and charm, Sledmere House provides a perfect setting and backdrop for any wedding photo album. Experienced staff will guide and assist you throughout your day and the Events Co-ordinator will work alongside you throughout the whole process, from your initial enquiry right through to the finer details of your wedding day.
Contact - Tel: 01377 236637
This Tudor - Jacobean mansion is licensed to hold weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and provides both grandeur and intimacy. Set within 1500 acres of beautiful gardens, mature woodland and rolling parkland it is the perfect setting. There are a number of exquisite rooms within the House that are both licensed for Civil Ceremonies and available for dining. In addition, the South Terrace is perfect for a drinks reception, allowing you and your guests to take in the spectacular countryside and surroundings.
Contact - Tel: 0113 336 7460/336 7560
Licensed for all civil ceremonies, The Bowes Museum offers a unique and evocative venue for your civil wedding ceremony and reception. The Museum offers palatial rooms, first class dining and immaculate grounds for your special event.
Contact - Tel: 01833 690606
Thorp Perrow is owned by Sir John Ropner whose grandfather bought the site in 1927. With 85 acres of woodland to explore, there are trees from around the world, some dating back to Medieval Times. The house can hold up to 60 people for smaller events such as lunches and dinner parties. For occasions that host up to 200 guests a marquee can be attached to the house with the option of moving into the marquee and closing the house off. For larger events a marquee can be erected at the front of the house close to the lake, independent of Thorp Perrow hosting up to 400 people.
Contact - Tel: 01677 425323/p>
For a truly unique and inspirational backdrop to your wedding or civil ceremony choose Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Hidden away in 500 acres of stunning, historic parkland 20 miles south of Leeds, YSP is an original and unforgettable setting for your celebrations.
Contact - Tel: 01924 832631
The Yorkshire Arboretum offers a romantic and unique venue for your woodland wedding. If you dream of celebrating your wedding outdoors and close to nature our rustic and romantic Cruck House, sheltering beneath a massive English Oak, offers an intimate and unique woodland setting for your ceremony.
We are pleased to offer ceremony-only and ceremony & reception packages. Whether you want to celebrate your marriage with a picnic, an informal buffet in a country-style Sperry tent, a festival-inspired party in a tepee, or a formal wedding breakfast in a grand marquee, our lakeside lawn and 120 acre grounds offer a spectacular blank canvas for your plans and can accommodate 5 - 500 guests.
Your guests are welcome to explore the arboretum at their leisure, and the Woodland Playground is at the disposal of any younger guests during daylight hours. We can also help you set up a treasure hunt through the trees. Perhaps a minibeast hunt or a forest fairy adventure for the little ones? Or maybe you’d like your guests to enjoy a guided tour of the arboretum? The possibilities are endless...
Every wedding is unique. Every couple is unique. Our aim is to offer a venue where you can make your dreams of your perfect day a reality.
Contact - Tel: 01653 648598
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