It’s no surprise that barn wedding venues are an increasingly popular choice among couples. Not only are they the perfect blank canvas for your beautiful rustic wedding, they’re bursting with charm and often boast the most glorious of countryside views.
Luckily for Yorkshire-based couples, the county has an array of romantic barn wedding venues to choose from.
No matter where in the county you’re based, there’s sure to be something you’ll fall in love with in this extensive list of our favourite Yorkshire wedding barns. Go on, have a little scroll…
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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 which really give this place the wow-factor.
You can hold your ceremony inside the main bar, or from 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!
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.
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Celebrations begin in the bridal suit, where you and your bridesmaids can arrive in your PJs to be greeted with roles 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!
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.
Sandburn Hall – York, North Yorkshire
Sitting on the outskirts of the historic city of York, Sandburn Hall is a striking barn wedding venue which 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 which 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!
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Danby Castle – Danby, North Yorkshire
We’re head over heels in love with this wedding venue. Danby Castle is a family-owned historic wedding venue, run by a team who are endlessly passionate about creating events and memories which will last a lifetime.
It pays off; from the lovingly-created, bespoke wedding breakfast menus using only the best, locally sourced ingredients to the exclusive use and personalised service, there is so much to love about this venue. You’ll adore your planning process from start to finish!
There are two barns at this venue: the Threshing Barn and The Barn. The Threshing Barn is perfect for post-ceremony reception drinks while The Barn is an original 14th Century building perfect for your wedding breakfast and party.
There’s a varnished wooden floor, exposed beams, wood-burning stove and fairy lights to create a romantic atmosphere.
Priory Barn & Cottages Syningthwaite – Wetherby, North Yorkshire
The Priory Syningthwaite is a unique wedding venue located on a secluded farming estate in the North Yorkshire countryside, providing a stunning and dramatic wedding day backdrop for any couple who chooses to marry there.
They specialise in small and intimate events, perfect if your guest list is selective. The barn area can accommodate up to 60 day guests, making it perfect for smaller celebrations, or if you’re hoping to host something larger, there is ample space for a state-of-the-art marquee. Either way, your big day will take over the entire venue.
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The barn interiors are the perfect marriage of traditional and contemporary, and will act as a stylish backdrop for your wedding photographs. What’s more, the venue works closely with a range of award-winning local caterers, so you can have fun creating a bespoke and delicious wedding breakfast.
Perhaps our favourite touch is the chance to spend two nights in the venue’s luxurious and cosy cottages. You won’t have far to go to lay your head once the celebrations are over!
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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 which 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.
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The Original Barn Marquee – Wakefield, West Yorkshire
This venue has the flexibility of a clear span marquee as it can be erected wherever you choose, but it has the benefits of a stunning wood-fronted barn, with sliding doors and rustic features! Talk about getting the best of both worlds.
The marquee can be set up anywhere in the North and Midlands, and when booking you are not tied down by any pre-existing décor. You can create something which is totally in-tune with your style, tastes and personalities.
With an ability to host between 80 and 250 guests, a refined yet rustic style and multitude of tasteful furniture and décor items to choose from, we’re pretty taken by this idea!
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 which 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 which 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!
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Woolas Barn – South Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire
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Originally built in 1863 and renovated in 2018, Woolas Barn is a charming and unique rural wedding venue based on a family-run 400 acre farm. It is just 20 minutes’ drive from the historic city of York and 30 minutes from Leeds city centre. How handy!
The interiors marry rustic character with modern and contemporary details perfectly, and allow for a seamless blending between three joined spaces. There is the Courtyard, the Granary and The Lambing Shed, which will each host a separate part of your day.
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The Lambing Shed is perfect for your wedding breakfast thanks to its striking vaulted ceiling and glass doors. There is a natural warmth and energy about the space, plus a capacity of up to 130 people.
After you’ve eaten, take to the Granary. This is the oldest part of Woolas Barns, with dance floors and a rustic bar. There are also two cosy snugs providing the perfect place to chat with friends over a cocktail when your feet get tired, plus access to the outside area where you might enjoy toasting marshmallows over the fire.
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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 which 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 paneled bathrooms and bar area. There’s so much to love!
The Barn – Gilling West, North Yorkshire
The Barn is a stunning wedding venue set in acres of North Yorkshire countryside which will be exclusively yours on your wedding day. Surrounded by lakes and rolling fields, it is a totally idyllic spot.
The Wedding Barn can seat up to 140 of your nearest and dearest, while the Lake Barn has a larger 300-person capacity. Whatever the size of your guest list, this venue can cater!
There is a range of accommodation options both on-site and in the nearby village of Gilling West, meaning you and your guests can extend your stay and make the most of the range of activities on offer. The venue offers personal training, fitness classes, yoga, clay pigeon shooting, golf and more.
There are also treatment rooms on-site where you can treat yourself to a massage, facial, spray tan or manicure (and that is just the beginning!). Pre-wedding pampering has never been better.
The Normans – Bilbrough, North Yorkshire
The Normans is located on a family-owned farm in the heart of North Yorkshire, where barns and outhouses have been re-imagined to create a stylish space for your big day. We can’t get enough.
There are four distinct areas at this venue: The Courtyard, The Ceremony Barn, The Cow Stalls and The Grain Shed. They’re all interlinked, meaning your day will flow seamlessly.
The Courtyard is an outdoor space complete with pop-up bar and outdoor heaters which has been designed by architects Mosley & Mann. We love it! The Ceremony Barn is a breathtaking and intimate space which can host up to 120 guests for your vows.
Once you’ve said ‘I do’, head back out to the Courtyard (or into the Cow Stalls, a charming snug, if you’re hosting a winter wedding) to raise a glass to this new chapter in your life. Meanwhile, your wedding breakfast will be prepared ready for you to take your seats in the Grain Shed. It really is the ultimate party space with a ceiling full of fairy lights, steel-top bar and stage. Wow-factor springs to mind.
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.