The county of Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful and diverse regions in the UK. Not only is it home to the fashionable and characterful cities of Sheffield, York and Leeds, but it also boasts two national parks and a stunning coastline.
If that wasn’t enough, Yorkshire is also jam-packed full of amazing wedding venues. From gorgeous city centre offerings to rustic barn wedding venues, you really will be spoiled for choice if you decide to host your big day here.
If you’re left wondering where to start, you’ll want to take a look at our round-up of the best wedding venues in Yorkshire. There’s something for every style and budget, and although we can’t promise you won’t fall in love with more than one, it’ll definitely give you a shortlist.
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- Wedding Venues in the East Riding of Yorkshire
- Wedding Venues in North Yorkshire
- Wedding Venues in West Yorkshire
- Wedding Venues in South Yorkshire
The Barns East Yorkshire – Howden
Welcome to The Barns East Yorkshire, a stunning collection of wedding barns set on a picturesque working farm. This Yorkshire wedding venue has a license to hold ceremonies, so it will be the perfect place to host your rustic-themed wedding day from start to finish.
You’ll say ‘I do’ in the Brick Barn: an enchanting space with exposed brickwork and high ceilings. The intimate, ethereal ambience is ideal for one of the most romantic moments of your lives.
From there, you’ll make your way to the larger barn on-site which can accommodate up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and evening reception. It sits beside a terraced area complete with a warming outdoor fire, making it the perfect space for you and your guests to chat and relax all night long.
What’s more, with on-site accommodation, you and your guests can extend your stay in this idyllic countryside location just that little bit longer.
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Tickton Grange Hotel – Beverley
It is surrounded by 16 acres of English gardens, fields and meadowlands and on the edge of the pretty town of Beverley. It comes complete with a sweeping driveway which will wow your guests from the get-go, plus the Palladian house, Edwardian Farmstead and a Garden Pavilion. In short – there’s a whole range of spaces for your celebrations.
If you’re after a traditional ceremony, say your vows in the elegant and classic Rose Room. Alternatively, take to the gardens and say ‘I do’ beneath the pretty pillars of the Pavilion.
When it comes to your food, there is endless choice. You can opt for something more formal in the Main House, or enjoy slow roasts in front of fire pits in The Farmstead. Whatever you choose, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
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The Beverley Barn – Beverley
The team at Beverley Barn know that every wedding is unique, and that is why they don’t offer typical wedding packages. Instead, they collaborate with you every step of the way to make sure your wedding day is every bit as special as you dreamed it would be. It’s for that reason that we’re huge fans of this Yorkshire wedding venue.
If you get married here you’ll have exclusive use of all the facilities, which include a fully-stocked bar, beautiful garden areas and plenty of indoor function spaces.
There is space for up to 250 guests, and although there isn’t any on-site accommodation on offer, there is plenty of choice in nearby Beverley.
The Normans – York
If rustic and rural are keywords on your wedding venue wish list, allow us to introduce you to your dream venue: The Normans.
New to the Yorkshire wedding scene, this venue features a south-facing courtyard, Georgian barn, unique marquee within an original farm building and some imaginatively renovated cow stalls.
The barn, complete with exposed brick, beams and a cascade of fairy lights is licensed for your ceremony and the cow stalls await for your post-ceremony drinks. On warmer days, you're welcome to bring your drinks and photographs to the courtyard where you can sip bubbles in front of the water feature.
The marquee will be ready and waiting to welcome you for your wedding breakfast and a night of dancing.
Bunny Hill Weddings – York
We’re head over heels in love with Bunny Hill, a totally unique wedding venue in North Yorkshire. It is easy to reach yet secluded and traditional yet contemporary, and it offers total exclusivity and flexibility.
A south-facing courtyard wraps around the barn – a perfectly appointed space where your big day will unfold. It is light and airy with huge windows which provide panoramic countryside views. There’s also a mezzanine lounge bar which overlooks the main hall and offers a feeling of understated elegance.
For your ceremony, you have a choice of one of the quaint local churches, Bunny Hill’s outdoor oak arbour or one of their indoor function spaces. Draped in white wisteria, they would all make beautiful places to say your vows.
For your wedding breakfast, Bunny Hill will work with you to create something bespoke and totally delicious, and once the party slows down, there’s a range of overnight accommodation for you and your guests. We’re huge fans.
Goldsborough Hall – Goldsborough
Whether you’re planning a small and intimate wedding or something big and extravagant, Goldsborough Hall (HRH Princess Mary’s former royal residence) offers a unique and unforgettable venue for your big day.
It’s a 400-year-old historic hall located near the beautiful spa town of Harrogate which stands in 12 acres of perfectly landscaped gardens. Oh, and the uninterrupted views over the surrounding parkland are simply divine.
We’re obsessed with the Orangery, a light-flooded space which is perfect for your celebrations. If you opt for exclusive hire of the ground floor state rooms, you’ll enjoy access to the Orangery as well as the oak-panelled Jacobean Library, Dining Rooms and the Robert Adam Drawing Room. If you’re hosting something larger, a marquee can be joined to the hall which can accommodate up to 250 guests.
If that wasn’t enough, there are 16 beautiful five-star suites and rooms available to you and your guests, plus an award-winning team of chefs who’ll provide stunning and delicious dishes for your wedding breakfast.
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Birdsall House – Malton
Whether you’re hoping to host a sit-down dinner for 250 people or an al-fresco lunch for 20, there are plenty of options which the team will be able to talk you through.
There’s a range of stunning function rooms here which will be perfect for your celebrations, as well as several spots in the garden for a marquee should you require a larger space. If you’re hoping for a religious wedding ceremony, St. Mary’s Church is located just a few minutes away, and there is also the choice of saying your vows outside.
Perhaps our favourite feature of Birdsall House is the stunning bridal suite with en-suite bathroom and dressing room. It is totally luxurious, and getting ready here would set your day off to the best start imaginable.
Thicket Priory – Thorganby
The house and grounds will be all yours to recognise your wedding dreams. There’s a range of function spaces perfect for your celebrations, all packed with original features that ooze class and elegance. The level of service here is also second-to-none – you really will have to pinch yourself throughout your unforgettable day.
With a private on-site chapel, you can host your ceremony at Thicket Priory. It is a light-flooded space with stained-glass windows and a magnificent vaulted ceiling. There are few more romantic and intimate spaces to say ‘I do!’
What’s more, your wedding celebrations needn’t finish prematurely at Thicket Priory, because there are 35 individually designed bedrooms so you can retire to your own little slice of Yorkshire heaven. How dreamy.
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Woolas Barn – Appleton Roebuck
It is the perfect blend of rustic character and modern details, and is a wonderful blank canvas for you to make your own. The venue is comprised of four seamlessly linked areas: the Courtyard, the Granary, the Lambing Shed and the Ceremony Room.
Start your day in the Ceremony Room – a unique space which was once the stabling for the farm’s working horses. It has been carefully restored and boasts exposed original timber and brickwork. From there, you can head into the Granary – a reception room with rustic bar and space to strut your stuff when the music starts.
There are even two cosy snugs upstairs providing the perfect place to enjoy a chat with old friends over a cocktail or two, and fire pits in the courtyard for toasting marshmallows when the sun goes down. Where do we sign?
Middleton Lodge – Kneeton Lane
Thanks to its picture-perfect gardens, sandstone buildings and surrounding North Yorkshire countryside, Middleton Lodge is a spectacular 18th century Georgian country house wedding venue with two areas to host your big day.
The first is the Main House – a space which is full of hand-painted wallpaper, original features and antique furnishings which have been passed down the family’s generations. There are four reception rooms for the guests to relax in, a sweeping staircase and 16 stunning bedrooms. There’s even a late night cellar bar for those wanting to party into the early hours.
The second sits within the Walled Garden. It is The Fig House – the estate’s recently restored wedding venue which boasts original brick walls and botanical interiors. Floor-to-ceiling windows and doors fill the space with natural light and provide stunning views of the garden, even at a winter wedding.
Whichever space you choose to host your big day in, one thing is guaranteed: you can expect a seasonal feast full of locally grown produce. In the summer, it’s BBQs with platters full of freshly caught fish and roasted vegetables. In the winter? There’s a menu of warming chargrill dishes serviced with the very best ingredients foraged straight from the estate.
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Priory Barn & Cottages Syningthwaite – Wetherby
Say hello to the Priory Barn & Cottages Syningthwaite – a unique wedding venue complex set in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. It is surrounded by rolling fields and beautifully blends romance with enchantment for a magical day and evening.
This Yorkshire wedding venue specialises in small and intimate weddings which are held in the Barn area for up to 60 people. If you’re looking to host a larger scale event for up to 150 people, you can hold your celebrations in a marquee.
The best thing about this venue (alongside the fact that it is totally photogenic) is that it is family-run. The team pride themselves on being able to provide a personal and friendly service with a range of packages on offer to suit every budget. They’ll tailor a package to suit you, rather than you to a package.
The exclusive-use option here allows you to quite literally take over the Barn and Cottages, which is something we love. Enjoy your special day and two nights in the luxurious and cosy cottages. Your day will be memorable for all the right reasons.
Thornton Hall – Skipton
We’re totally obsessed with Thornton Hall, a purpose-built wedding venue nestled away in 250 acres of breathtaking countryside.
It lends itself perfectly to your festival themed wedding (or a wedding of any theme, for that matter), and from the moment you enter this exclusive and secluded venue, you’ll know it is the one for you.
Host your entire day outside with tipis, yurts and outdoor wedding games, or hold something traditional in the main function room which is bathed in light and offers unspoilt views across the countryside.
When it comes to your wedding breakfast, Thornton Hall can offer a range of delicious catering options sourced from the finest suppliers in the whole of Yorkshire. From classics to wedding catering with a twist, there’s sure to be something which tickles your taste buds.
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The Tithe Barn – Skipton
The Tithe Barn is set within the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s majestic Bolton Abbey estate, and it is one of the largest exclusive-use wedding venues in the UK. On top of that, it is the latest in Cripps and Co’s line of barn restorations, which pretty much guarantees it to be a total treat.
The barn is lit with up-lights on the flagstone floor and fairy lights which are woven through the beams that support the barn’s elevated ceiling. Huge, medieval chandeliers refract candlelight around the room and colourful Moroccan stools are scattered around the bar. Basically, the interiors are totally dreamy.
The space can accommodate 200 guests for a ceremony and dining, and a further 100 guests will be able to join you in the evening. What’s more, from summer 2019, you’ll be able to say ‘I do’ outside on the barn’s terrace with views across the Bolton Abbey Priory ruins.
In the evening, you’ll enjoy food which has been flame-grilled on the huge indoor BBQ and French rotisseries, before taking to the terrace which offers plenty of large fire pits and seating.
Danby Castle – Danby
Hold your ceremony in the 14th century Court Room which is steeped in character and charm and boasts picturesque views across the Esk Valley.
During your drinks reception, you can explore the ancient Danby Castle ruins before taking your seat in the authentic Barn for your wedding breakfast. You’ll be served dishes prepared using only locally sourced and lovingly made Yorkshire produce.
After that, you’ll enjoy dancing the night away under a fairy light-adorned ceiling and catching up with old friends over cocktails in the snug. This venue is totally magical.
The Sun Pavilion – Harrogate
How beautiful is The Sun Pavilion in Harrogate! It is nestled in the heart of the historic town making it super convenient for your guests.
From the moment you enter the building via the stunning terrace and stand beneath the glass-domed ceiling, you’ll fall in love with the space.
There are two spots which are licensed for civil ceremonies. The first is the heated terrace with fabulous views across the Valley Gardens and the second is under the domed ceiling indoors.
For your wedding breakfast, the venue can sit 150 people just as comfortably as it can 30. The Sun Pavilion is also excellently equipped to play host to entertainers and musicians, and they have a number of contacts at their fingertips. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a party to remember at this stunning venue.
Chapelgarth Estate – Cleveland
Chapelgarth Estate is a stunning Edwardian house set against the backdrop of the breathtaking North Yorkshire Moors. It has generous gardens, its own extensive fields and is approached from a long driveway of poplar and lime trees. First impressions count, after all!
The venue’s main function space, the Artist’s Studio, has recently been transformed into the perfect spot for your ceremony. It seats up to 70 people and would also work well for your drinks reception afterwards. Alternatively, there are two drawing rooms available for more intimate ceremonies.
Following your vows, you can hold your drinks reception on the main lawn before hosting your wedding breakfast indoors. For larger parties, there is the option to hire a marquee within the grounds.
At the end of the night, you and your closest family and friends can retire to the eight stylish bedrooms which sleep 15 guests in total. With the option of booking a package brunch, you can extend your celebrations even further.
Issho – Leeds
On the hunt for a stylish and contemporary city centre wedding venue? Issho, a wonderfully authentic Japanese restaurant which is based on the third floor rooftop of Victoria Gate in Leeds, could be just what you’ve been dreaming of.
It is a total escape from the bustling city below, and boasts stunning views over Leeds. It is also ideally placed close to a range of venues for your ceremony earlier in the day.
Issho means ‘together’ in Japanese, and that sentiment runs through the heart of the venue. If you’re a bit of a foodie couple, this place will be perfect, because head chef Weike Zhao creates vibrant, fresh dishes which blend both modern and traditional Japanese cuisine.
You’ll have exclusive use of the entirety of the restaurant, and from the moment you book your viewing, the events team will be on-hand to assist with planning in any way you require.
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Wharfedale Grange – Leeds
A truly spellbinding redevelopment recently took place to transform Wharfedale Grange’s four beautiful barns into a total farmhouse paradise. The complex is a luxurious retreat, with breathtaking views of the West Yorkshire countryside.
The décor inside is second-to-none. It is modern yet timeless and boasts sparkling chandeliers and fairy lights aplenty. There’s also a luxurious cocktail bar and a one-of-a-kind Prosecco tap. (That’s the part which had us sold).
Your wedding experience will start in the early hours of your wedding morning, when you and your bridesmaids will arrive in your PJs. You’ll be greeted with robes and a breakfast to kick-start your special day.
After saying your vows in the Ceremony Room, you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy your wedding breakfast. The stunning mezzanine levels give ultimate flexibility, and allow space for anything from 50-250 people. You can also have outside caterers in if you wish; there is a modern and clean kitchen space which they’ll be grateful for.
New Craven Hall – Leeds
New Craven Hall is an urban retreat in the heart of Leeds which embraces the industrial atmosphere of the surrounding areas.
It is contemporary and elegant, and features exposed brick walls, large metals beams, warm lighting and stylish furnishings. It lends itself to a variety of wedding themes and is the perfect blank canvas to totally make your own. Oh, and there’s space for up to 250 people.
From the cosy seating area and bar, perfect for catching up with friends when your feet get a little tired, to the main hall and charming outdoor space, there’s a whole host of choices when it comes to spaces to host your celebrations from.
With the help of the venue’s fantastic wedding coordinators, your day will be tailored to you.
The Faversham – Leeds
Sleek and stylish are the two words which come to mind when we peek inside The Faversham in Leeds. It has a relaxed and contemporary vibe which is a far cry from traditional options, despite the building it sits in being steeped in history.
The venue’s license for civil ceremonies means you can spend your entire day in one place. The venue is effortlessly transformed from a romantic ceremony space to an exciting party venue – there’s even an on-site nightclub and live music venue!
When you’re after a bit of peace and quiet, you can escape to the large decked terrace and beautiful gardens with listed mulberry trees. The gardens are beautiful and perfect for snapping those all-important wedding photographs.
If delicious food is one of your priorities, you’ll be pleased to know that the talented chefs at the Faversham will create a beautiful wedding breakfast to suit you. Whether you’re after a traditional grand banquet or a buffet style feast, all wedding couples are given a tasting session, allowing them to sample the chef’s creations ahead of the big day itself.
The Arches – Halifax
The Arches is a charming and unique industrial wedding venue. Originally the largest carpet manufacturer in the world, Dean Clough Mills has since been lovingly and stylishly restored by the Hall family into a unique complex of modern, inspiring rooms.
They’re the perfect blank canvas for a creative couple hoping to put their own personal stamp on their wedding venue, and boast vaulted red brick ceilings and Yorkshire stone floors.
They have a versatile and large capacity, being able to host a minimum of 60 guests and a maximum of 300. Whatever the size of your guest list, The Arches will be the perfect venue for you.
What’s more, this licensed venue sits right in the heart of Halifax, meaning there’s plenty of accommodation options for your guests and spots for them to explore the following day.
King’s Croft Hotel – Pontefract
King’s Croft Hotel is situated in the heart of the West Yorkshire countryside and is surrounded by eight acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.
The most unique feature at King’s Croft is the Wedding Pavilion – a glass-sided room set in the grounds which can seat up to 80 people for your wedding ceremony. With panoramic views, it is a truly magical place to say your vows.
Alternatively, you can choose from a range of stylish suites within the main house – each of which are elegant and designed perfectly to complement your bespoke wedding package.
On top of the delicious menu choices, function space options and fabulous service, the hotel will also provide you with everything from chair covers to Love Letters, photo booths and more. Your day will be entirely personalised.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s also space for 90 guests in the elegant and stylish bedrooms. Each room has free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and breakfast the following morning.
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Aston Hall – Sheffield
Welcome to Aston Hall, a luxurious five-star country house hotel set in 55 acres of gardens near to Sheffield. This 18th century property has been lovingly restored and now combines stylish and contemporary design with beautiful original features and period charm.
It can cater for everything from small and intimate weddings in the library to a grand affair in one of the venue’s two wedding halls: Lagonda or Virage. The Lagonda suite hosts up to 300 people.
There are 52 contemporary bedrooms in the main house, but we love the original Darcy House next door. It is a separate building with six contemporary bedrooms, perfect for the bridal party to get ready in.
Whitley Hall Hotel – Sheffield
Burrowed in the gorgeous rolling hills of South Yorkshire lies Whitley Hall, a 16th century mansion house and wedding venue which oozes elegance.
It is a historic yet fashionable hotel where friendly staff will do everything they can to make your day totally memorable. There is overnight accommodation for the wedding couple and guests, and a capacity of up to 150 people.
Whitley Hall is known for the quality of its cuisine, so whatever your tastes and budget, the team of talented chefs will be able to create something delicious.
What’s more, their internationally stocked wine cellar means each of your courses can be paired with a delicious wine!
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Now you’ve created a venue shortlist, you’ll want to head out on some viewings. Make sure you check out our list of questions to ask your venue before you book!