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Markenfield Hall – tucked privately away along a mile-long winding drive – it ideally placed between Ripon, the Cathedral City of the Dales, and the Spa town of Harrogate. Described as Yorkshire’s best-kept secret, the Hall is not visible from the road, a glimpse of the imposing east wall cannot be seen until visitors reach the old Mediaeval road near to the top of the drive. But for a quirk of fate – and the turnpike act of 1777 – Markenfield would be one of the most recognisable houses in Yorkshire.
Parking at the side of the moat, visitors approach the building on foot – walking over the bridge that now serves the house in place of the former drawbridge – and the moment the Mediaeval Courtyard opens up as visitors pass beneath the Tudor Gatehouse never fails to astound.
The Hall is perfect for a small and intimate celebration. The family’s private Drawing Room can seat up to 35 for a Civil Ceremony and the Vaulted Study just 10. The mediaeval Undercroft and the Great Hall can both seat up to 35 for either the Ceremony or for the Wedding Breakfast. The Chapel of St Michael Archangel at the heart of the house is also available for Anglican Services of Dedication.
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23 Jan 2012, Sarah Hadley rated Markenfield Hall
Truly beautiful venueWe were looking for a small venue for our wedding. We only had 27 guests and were worried that we would feel lost in a big venue - or worse, there would be another wedding there at the same time as ours. Markenfield was just perfect for us as ours was the only wedding and it was a lovely intimate venue. The Administrator bent over backwards to help us put our plans together, the catering was delicious and the the hall itself gave us a beautiful backdrop for our wedding photos.
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