Luckily for Yorkshire-based couples, the county has an array of romantic barn wedding venues to choose from. Think wood beams full of character, whimsical brick and stone facades, and acres of sprawling farmland and hedgerow. The photo opportunities are sure to be plentiful.
No matter where in the county you’re based, there’s sure to be something you’ll fall in love with this extensive list of our favourite Yorkshire wedding barns. Go on, have a little scroll, these images will make you want to go for a stroll through the countryside!
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1. The Normans – York, North Yorkshire
New to the Yorkshire wedding scene, The Normans features a south-facing courtyard, Georgian barn, unique marquee within an original farm building and some imaginatively renovated cow stalls - perfect for an authentic farm feel!
The barn, complete with exposed brick, beams and a cascade of fairy lights, is licensed for your ceremony and the quirky cow stalls await for your post-ceremony drinks. On sunny days, you're welcome to bring your drinks to the courtyard where you can sip bubbles and nibble canapés 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.
2. Tithe Barn – Skipton, North Yorkshire
Built in the 16th Century, Tithe Barn is a romantic and quintessentially English wedding venue set within the grounds of the majestic Bolton Abbey.
We can’t quite imagine anything more impressive than hosting your big day in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and views of this stunning rural area are what Tithe Barn has in abundance.
It is owned by Cripps & Co, so you can be assured that is has been restored perfectly. From the flagstone floors to the medieval chandeliers and the fairy lights woven through the beams of the elevated ceiling, there are so many beautiful features that really give this place the wow factor.
You can hold your ceremony inside the main bar, or since summer 2019, outdoor ceremonies can also be held on the barn’s terrace. This terrace has large fire pits and plenty of seating, so it’d be the perfect spot for your post-ceremony drinks too!
3. Wharfedale Grange – Leeds, North Yorkshire
Wharfedale Grange is a luxurious, exclusive wedding venue, where their four beautiful barns come together to create a tranquil countryside escape.
With panoramic views across the Yorkshire countryside and modern yet timeless décor, every corner of this wedding venue makes for the perfect photo backdrop.
Celebrations begin in the bridal suite, where you and your bridesmaids can arrive in your PJs to be greeted with rolls and a breakfast spread!
Your ceremony will be held in the breathtaking ceremony barn, before a day spent enjoying the venue’s exceptional catering, luxurious cocktail bar, and Prosecco tap.
The South Barn is a stunning reception space, and in addition to all of these facilities, the venue is adorned with a whole host of extras including easels, cake tables, hundreds of candles and a selection of seating plans. Wharfedale Grange really has thought of everything!
4. Bunny Hill Weddings – North Yorkshire
Say hello to Bunny Hill Weddings, a truly unique wedding destination sitting pretty between York and Hull Bunny Hill.
A south-facing courtyard wraps around the barn: a light and airy space with huge windows, a mezzanine lounge bar and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Your ceremony can either take place in one of the local quaint churches, in one of Bunny Hill’s fantastic indoor function spaces, or outside in the magnificent oak arbour. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy reception drinks followed by a stunning wedding breakfast created by the talented team of in-house chefs. Delicious!
The best part about Bunny Hill is their attention to detail. Why not enjoy afternoon tea the day before your wedding with your bridesmaids, or organise a BBQ and clay pigeon shooting on the day after your celebrations? The possibilities are endless.
5. Sandburn Hall – York, North Yorkshire
Sitting on the outskirts of the historic city of York, Sandburn Hall is a striking barn wedding venue that prides itself on personal service and stunning spaces.
You’ll have exclusive use of the venue on your big day, which will begin with your ceremony in the oak-framed Grand Function Hall. If you’re hoping to make the most out of your summer wedding, you could say your vows outside against a backdrop of the fountain, lakes, and golf course.
The Hall can hold up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and 200 for an evening reception. For something smaller and more intimate, the Sanderson Room would be ideal. It can accommodate 20-60 day guests and 80 in the evening.
When it comes to your wedding breakfast, you won’t be disappointed. The Head Chef at Sandburn will work with you to create a totally bespoke and delicious menu that reflects your tastes and style. What’s more, you’ll be invited to the Tyke restaurant for a menu tasting prior to the big day!
6. The Oakwood at Ryther – Tadcaster, North Yorkshire
7. Yorkshire Wedding Barn – Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Wedding Barn offers couples the chance to host their wedding set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales. On the property, there are two barns available for celebrations, in addition to luxury accommodation. All the bells and whistles are set for a memorable and stunning wedding.
Everything about the barns has been carefully renovated to blend contemporary comforts with the rustic qualities that make hosting a barn wedding so appealing. Not to mention that each barn has its own kitchen area for the convenience of your chosen caterer.
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Outside, this barn venue continues to delight. Overlooking the countryside, the manicured grounds of the property is ideal for photoshoots with your partner and wedding party. The amiable staff of this family-run venue are eager to help you make your wedding dreams come true and offer flexible services to make the day a success.
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8. The Old Barn at Esholt Gallery – Baildon, West Yorkshire
The Old Barn at Esholt Gallery is a beautiful 200-year-old barn bursting with rustic charm and character. It has held a marriage license since 2009, meaning the team have a decade’s worth of experience in delivering unforgettable events.
If it’s a civil ceremony you’re after, you can marry inside the barn underneath stunning exposed beams and alongside original stonework. For religious ceremonies, there’s a range of delightful churches nearby that are easy for your guests to get to.
The space is a total blank canvas, so whether you’re hoping to host a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast, an informal afternoon tea or a barbecue outside in the garden, the team will help you bring your dreams to life.
They have a brilliant relationship with lots of local suppliers should you need recommendations, and to top it all off, pets are welcome! What a lovely touch for animal lovers.
9. East Riddlesden Hall – Keighley, West Yorkshire
Get ready to feel transported to another time and place. East Riddlesden Hall is a storied home that is now under the care of the National Trust. Formal gardens surround the venue, greeting guests as they walk toward the hallowed hall. It also provides couples with a lovely backdrop for their wedding portraits as well as a setting suited to a refined drinks reception.
On the location of this stunning property is a renovated barn, ideal for ceremonies and dining alike. Wood beams, stone walls, all complemented by the gentle twinkle of fairy lights. Can it get more romantic than this?
This venue is easily transformed to suit a range of wedding themes. The best part of hosting your celebrations here? You are also supporting the National Trust in preserving this historic property.
10. The Barns East Yorkshire – Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire
Up there with the best of the barn wedding venue bunch is The Barns East Yorkshire, a truly breathtaking complex of barn spaces that will make for a fun and unique wedding venue.
Just a stone’s throw from the river and with a license to hold everything from your ceremony to the final dance, you will not forget a wedding day spent at The Barns in a hurry.
First up is The Brick Barn, a space perfect to say ‘I do’ in with exposed brickwork, high ceilings, and an enchanting atmosphere. Once you’ve said your vows, you can host the rest of your day in the wooden party barn, a large capacity space that can accommodate up to 150 people for a wedding breakfast and evening reception.
The outdoor spaces are spectacular, complete with warming outdoor fires, terraces, and beautiful views.
As your day draws to a close, there is onsite accommodation for you and your guests to spend the night in. We think you’re going to love it!
11. Sedgewell Barn – Northallerton, North Yorkshire
To top it off, the property also offers luxury glamping options complete with hot tubs. Unwind and relax before and after your celebrations while taking in the fabulous landscape. Your wedding is sure to feel like a retreat.
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12. Eden Barn – Kirky Stephen, Cumbria
Okay, this place isn’t technically in Yorkshire, but it does sit only a few miles away from the North Yorkshire border, so couples in the county should definitely consider it.
We’re talking about Eden Barn, a stunning and luxurious venue that will immerse your guests in the enchanting Upper Eden Valley. There are so many original features which lend the space perfectly to weddings, from the breathtaking vaulted ceilings to the flagged floor and exposed beams.
Exchange your vows underneath a canopy of fairy lights or outside overlooking the scenic views. If you’re after a religious ceremony, there are several delightful churches nearby.
In addition to the main barn, there is an adjoining reception barn which will be perfect for your wedding breakfast and party. There’s a striking flower canopy, cosy seating areas, timber panelled bathrooms and bar area. There’s so much to love!
13. Barmbyfield Barns – York, North Yorkshire
Barmbyfield Barns includes multiple barns on the property, each renovated with care. Featuring both rustic architectural elements and modern comforts, this property is brimming with charms and conveniences alike, making it ideal for wedding celebrations. You can begin by hosting your vow exchange in the Ceremony Barn before moving to the Main Barn for dining and dancing. The Grass Paddock is well suited for the drinks reception, where guests can enjoy garden games and the scenery. Additional barns dot the property in case of inclement weather.
Couples can enjoy multi-day celebrations, turning their wedding into a truly momentous occasion. The versatile spaces can be transformed to suit your colour scheme and there are even rental bundles that allow you to decorate the spaces yourself. Customising your special occasion has never been easier.
14. Rockingham Arms – Wentworth, South Yorkshire
If you're looking for a historic wedding venue, Rockingham Arms is it. This hotel is enveloped by the beautiful countryside and features classic interiors that suit a range of wedding themes and schemes. It has two function rooms available for events in addition to comfortable overnight accommodations.
15. Thirsk Lodge Barns – Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Surrounded by the countryside, Thirsk Lodge Barns is brimming with all of the charm that makes barn weddings so appealing. The property boasts multiple barn settings for couples to choose from, allowing them to curate their wedding experience over multiple spaces. Each of these elegant buildings has been expertly restored to showcase the architectural details that so easily enhance a couple's celebrations. Gather around 150 of your closest family and friends and you are sure to have a memorable celebration here.
Besides having interior spaces, this venue also has places to host the festivities outside. You can almost hear the laughter and joy coming from the gardens and the conversations fuelled by the firepit's welcoming setting.
After, the couple and a few others can seek refuge in the overnight accommodation, including the Laundry Cottage. Talk about a fun-filled occasion!
16. Wood Lane Countryside Centre – Sheffield, South Yorkshire
At Wood Lane Countryside Centre you and your loved ones can surround yourselves in a stunning and historic setting while you and your partner exchange vows. With a farm building dating back to the Georgian era, this venue has a timeless sensibility that enhances wedding celebrations. The wood flooring and exposed stone walls, in addition to brick facades, offer a blank canvas in which to enact your dream wedding theme.
Couples have multiple barns and event spaces to choose from on this property, making customisation a breeze. You can get creative with indoor celebrations in the Grain Loft or Garden Room or take the festivities outside with a courtyard, restored Bandstand, and more.
At this venue, each detail is carefully considered and you have the space to choose your own wedding theme. Do you feel the creativity flowing yet?
17. Chilli Barn – Otley, West Yorkshire
Surrounded by the Chevin Forest Park and with the Lower Wharfedale visible from the meadows, Chilli Barn features a sense of whimsy and magic. Couples are given two days when they book this venue, allowing them to spread out their wedding and enjoy the moment. It also allows nearly-weds the chance to decorate the spaces exactly to their likings. The neutral colour palette and traditional architectural details, such as hardwood flooring and stonework, makes the venue well suited to different nuptial schemes.
You can celebrate with up to 90 people in the ceremony room, or use the outdoor spaces to increase the capacity. We did say customisation is a huge possibility here, right?
And to make organising your special occasion even simpler, wedding coordination and catering are provided. The culinary team can craft an array of vegetarian and vegan dishes to complete the event in a memorable and tasty way.
18. Woodstock Weddings and Events – York, North Yorkshire
Woodstock Weddings and Events is surrounded by 20 acres of stunning countryside vistas while still being conveniently located near York. It was originally a horse stud but was then converted into a countryside-inspired venue. The friendly staff enjoy tailoring their venue to create a bespoke wedding celebration for each couple.
Here, you can gather up to 300 people together to make the big moment or host festivities of a mere 50. The best part is the ability to host your ceremony and reception in one place. Goodbye transportation conundrums!
With a mezzanine overlooking the dance floor and a separate bar in the stables, you'll have the perfect blend of modern and rustic. And all without having to travel far from the city centre!
19. Thornton Hall – Skipton, North Yorkshire
While this is a newly built venue, Thornton Hall isn't technically a barn but features a number of the same elements that people love so much about the traditional rustic venue. The first is the splendid countryside views that surround the location. The hall is nestled on a property spanning 250 acres with hills that look like they belong on a postcard. These sights are all visible from the main banquet space, which brings us to the second similarity to a barn venue: vaulted ceilings. The interior space boasts a tall ceiling accented by a stunning apex feature window. There is something both grand and inviting about this elegant setting.
Then, complete your event with a memorable meal created by their culinary team. Event coordination is also available, so you can rest assured not a single detail gets overlooked.
This venue might be ideal if one of you wants a barn venue and the other is looking for a banquet hall. And there's no doubt, this compromise would be a win.
Loving the idea of a barn wedding venue but keen to venture outside of Yorkshire? Take a look at our round-up of the best barn wedding venues nationwide… you’re sure to find something you love.