Choosing a wedding venue is a big decision as your venue will inform almost everything else about your big day: selecting a rustic barn will transform your day into a wedding filled with country charm, while plumping for a stately home will give your nuptials more elegant and formal vibes.
Unfortunately, the style we'd like isn't the only thing most of us need to consider when selecting a wedding venue - the size of our budget can have a huge influence on the one we choose. If this sounds like you and you're beginning to lose hope of finding a venue you love without breaking the bank, don't panic! We've got you covered.
We've scoured the county of Yorkshire in search of the very best cheap wedding venues and we think you'll be pleasantly surprised by what we've found. From manor houses to historic hotels and rustic barns, you can find almost any type of wedding venue in Yorkshire for less - especially if you're willing to consider a weekday wedding.
Don't believe us? Scroll through the below and check out the 14 best cheap wedding venues in Yorkshire to book now.
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1. The Priests House – Bolton Abbey
The Priests House is nestled within the idyllic Yorkshire Dales and set a stone's throw from the ruins of 12th century Barden Tower, making it an excellent choice for history loving couples. The Old Chapel has been lovingly restored and boasts large windows, rustic exposed brick and ambient lighting that makes any ceremony or reception here simply dreamy.
Ceremony only hire here starts at just £800, although a drinks and canapé package must be bought in addition to this. Monday to Thursday wedding and reception hire packages start at £1,995 and this includes 10-hour exclusive use hire, chair covers and tie backs, centrepieces and table numbers, lighting, garden games, LOVE letters and a dedicated service team.
2. The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens – Huddersfield
If there's one thing Yorkshire does very well indeed, it's cosy country pubs and The Woodman Inn is no exception! Set in the centre of a quaint hamlet, this 18th century inn offers intimate weddings set amongst its beams and character features. You can say 'I do' here within the inn itself and continue the celebrations inside, alternatively you can invite guests to join you in the marquee within Thunderbridge Gardens.
Winter weddings - those taking place in November, January, February and March - start at £2,299. This package is based on 40 day guests with an additional 20 for the evening and includes: ceremony room hire, a three-course wedding breakfast, a glass of house wine per guest, a glass of prosecco per guest for the toast, all table linen and crockery, bacon sandwiches for the evening food and a night in the Thunderbridge Suite for the bride and groom. Sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
3. The Old Barn at Esholt – Baildon
This stunning 200-year-old barn makes for a charming - and purse-friendly - wedding day setting. You can marry within the licensed barn under the twinkle of the fairy lights wrapped lovingly around the beams or in one of the many nearby churches before enjoying a reception The Old Barn style!
Your day will be your way here as the team offer laidback BBQs, tea parties and formal banquets and will be ready to welcome you with your chosen fare wherever you say 'I do'. Room hire starts from £450, BBQ food starts at a rather reasonable £22.50 per person, with buffet food priced at £36.25 per person and traditional mains available at £32.70 per person.
4. Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant – Halifax
Holdsworh House boasts an impressive 380-year history as well as a reputation for being one of the most popular wedding venue choices in the county. With stunning landscaped gardens, panelled walls, tapestries, beams and antiques at every turn, it's no wonder so many fancy celebrating their big day here.
You can invite up to 150 guests to join you for a celebration at Holdsworth and you can marry outside under the shade of a gazebo or within their characterful Stuart Room. Prices start at £5,350 for a Monday to Thursday wedding with 60 day guests and 80 in total for the evening. The package includes the services of a senior manager, arrival drinks, canapés, a four-course wedding breakfast, half a bottle of wine per person, fizz for the toast, a professional DJ, an overnight stay in the honeymoon suite with champagne and chocolates and rooms in the house for your parents, plus much more!
5. The Fleece Countryside Inn – Halifax
Overlooking the beautiful Ryburn Valley, views don't get much better than at The Fleece Countryside Inn. To make the most of the stunning aspect, wedding breakfasts are set up in front of floor to ceiling glass doors, ensuring you can enjoy the setting even when you're tucking in to your wedding feast!
Fully licensed, you can say your vows here before enjoying The Fleece's unbeatable hospitality or you can simply join them after saying 'I do' in one of the nearby churches. Midweek wedding packages based on 40 day guests and 80 evening guests start at £3,300 and include arrival drinks, a three-course wedding breakfast, prosecco for the toast, evening food, a night's stay in the bridal suite with a bottle of champagne, plus much more.
6. The Barns East Yorkshire – Goole
If you're feeling the rustic barn vibe for your big day, might we suggest The Barns East Yorkshire? Set on a picturesque farm, this venue is ideal for couples craving a relaxed feel with plenty of character. You can get married in the licensed brick barn beneath the festoon lights before inviting guests to join you in the wooden barn where you can tuck into a meal cooked by the caterers of your choice - weddings are totally flexible here.
You'll need to get creative if you choose the The Barns East Yorkshire as you'll have to bring in most suppliers yourself but the team make it easy for you to prepare by offering three day hire set at £4,000 on a weekday and £6,000 at the weekend. For this you'll get use of both barns, chairs and tables to seat 120 guests, festoon lighting, sofas and side tables, a fire pit and dance floor.
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7. Sandburn Hall – York
Located on the outskirts of historic York, this venue has all the beauty and tranquility of a country wedding venue while enjoying the handy connections of a major city. A wedding planner will be on-hand from the moment you book Sandburn Hall and they'll guide you through everything from menu choices to how to dress the breathtaking Grand Function Hall with its floor to ceiling windows and vaulted ceiling.
You can marry under the beams of the function room or within the stunning White Rose Garden, unveiled just three years ago. Friday and Sunday hire in March, April, October, November and December starts at £250 and for this you'll be treated to a menu tasting, celebratory glass of champagne for the bride and groom and the services of a wedding co-ordinator. Menu choices start at £43.50 per head for three courses.
8. The Gamekeeper's Inn – Skipton
If one of the first things you think of when you imagine an inn in the middle of the Yorkshire countryside is beams and a log fire, you won't be disappointed by The Gamekeeper's Inn. The Netherside suite is dripping in rustic, rural charm and gives a warm and welcoming feel to every guest who enters. Within these cosy walls you can expect to enjoy traditional, hearty British food with an upmarket twist worthy of the biggest day of your life.
After the celebrations, you can continue to enjoy the surroundings at The Gamekeeper's Inn by settling into the luxurious honeymoon suite for the night. With an additional 10 bedrooms on offer, your closest guests can also stay that little bit longer - a true indulgence thanks to the on-site spa! Weddings here start at £80 per head for weekday nuptials and this price includes venue hire, a three-course meal and much more.
9. Whinstone View – Great Broughton
Whinstone View is a family-run business nestled within the North Yorkshire hills. The estate offers Wray's Barn as a ceremony and reception venue as well as the enchanting surrounding woodlands and gardens. One of our top picks for summer nuptials, this country gem boasts plenty of stunning backdrops for wedding photos as well as celebratory glasses of Pimms!
Midweek weddings at Whinstone View start at £9,350, with a £600 supplement for bank holidays. This is based on a minimum of 70 guests and includes venue hire, welcome drinks, a wedding breakfast with drinks and evening snacks. Intimate wedding packages involving just 40 guests are priced at just £6,100.
10. Wood Lane Countryside Centre – Sheffield
Set in the leafy suburbs of Stannington, Sheffield, Wood Lane Countryside Centre is a stunning Georgian wedding venue. The stone-built former farm is the ideal choice for couples looking for total flexibility and freedom to create the day of their dreams. You can marry in one of two licensed barns before exploring the stunning grounds with a drink in hand and returning to the barn for a reception or heading into a marquee or tipi.
You will be given access to the venue the day before your nuptials in order to set up and make sure everything is looking as you dreamed it would. There is an in-house service enabling you to hire tableware and décor such as bunting directly from the Wood Lane team. Venue hire is offered at £2,750 and includes exclusive use from 1pm on a Friday until 1pm on Sunday.
11. The Hawkhills – York
Former home to the appropriately named Love family, this 18th century house now welcomes couples through its doors for stylish and elegant wedding days. The Hawkhills is surrounded by 240 acres of idyllic parkland and allows couples to truly feel like the hero or heroine of a Jane Austen novel for the day!
The Hawkhills offers a range of function rooms, allowing you to say your 'I dos' in one before moving onto your celebrations in another. Exclusive hire is priced at £2,500 and includes access to the dressing room before the wedding, a night in the bridal suite, a menu tasting and a master of ceremonies. An example package including a wedding breakfast, welcome drinks, a toast and evening food for 60 day guests and 100 evening guests starts at £7,595.
12. Chilli Barn – Otley
Set in the peaceful surroundings of Chevin Forest Park, Chilli Barn is an enchanting Yorkshire wedding venue designed for laidback couples looking to host a fun-filled country wedding. The venue actively encourage couples to get creative and make the space their own by allowing couples in the day before to decorate.
The ceremony room features exposed brick walls and wooden floors as well as cascading fairy lights for a magical feel. The space can fit up to 60 for a ceremony and 90 for a reception but couples always have the option to erect a marquee or tipi in the grounds and invite even more guests post-ceremony! Barn hire is £1,800 to £3,200 based on the season and wedding breakfasts are charged at £42 per person.
13. The Sun Pavilion – Harrogate
Nestled on the streets of historic Harrogate, The Sun Pavilion is an incredibly unique Yorkshire wedding venue. From the moment you enter the building through the terrace and stand beneath the stained glass domed ceiling, you'll understand why so many couples choose to get hitched here. You can say 'I do' on the heated and covered terrace while admiring the views across the Valley Gardens or beneath the lights of the stained glass ceiling indoors.
The reception space can easily accommodate up to 150 guests and the team at The Sun Pavilion are happy to put on anything from a three-course seated meal to relaxed bowl food. Weddings here cost £10,600 which may sound like a lot at first but not when you consider this is based on 90 day guests and 120 evening guests and includes exclusive use of the venue, prosecco and canapés, a three-course wedding breakfast, prosecco for the toast and an evening buffet. This is based on peak season weddings and smaller, low season weddings can be accommodated.
14. The Grand Lodge at Oaklands – Driffield
If you've always dreamt of a secluded woodland wedding or saying 'I do' by the water's edge, then The Grand Lodge at Oaklands might just be the venue for you. Made from locally sourced materials and designed to sympathetically blend in with the surrounding wildlife, this Yorkshire gem is a nature-lovers paradise.
Opened in 2020, this charming venue gives couples the chance to say their vows under the shelter of the pavilion by the lake before celebrating within slightly more contemporary surroundings. Monday to Thursday venue hire is priced at £5,800 and this includes exclusive use of the entire venue, seating for up to 200 guests, support from the dedicated wedding team and a master of ceremonies.
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