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 25 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.
- 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 18th century 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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Rise Hall - Hull
Rise Hall is a stunning country house wedding venue that can be yours for a whole weekend. The team firmly encourage you to treat it as yours for the duration of your stay, with a wedding weekend full of croquet in the grounds, walks by the lake, curling up with a book in front of the fire in the library or enjoying a drink in your very own Yorkshire pub. Relaxed luxury is the name of the game here!
As for your wedding, this historic and characterful venue is a dream backdrop. The light and elegant Morning Room is licensed for civil ceremonies with views across the manicured lawns where you can host your drinks reception.
Enjoy your wedding breakfast in the gorgeous Orangery before dancing the night away in the Ballroom and a drink in that famed pub. Full of fairylights and chandeliers, it's a spectacular venue full of mesmerising rooms to get lost in.
For your wedding photos, pose in the grand Belvedere Hall, which boasts a cantilevered staircase for a spectacular entrance, the spacious Gallery with a beautiful rotunda to stand under, and make good use of the wonderful grounds.
Bunny Hill Weddings – North Cliffe
We’re head over heels in love with Bunny Hill, a totally unique wedding venue near York. 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.
The Manor Rooms - South Cave
Set on the beautiful Drewton Estate are the purpose-built Manor Rooms, a luxurious, barn-style venue which is the perfect blank canvas for creative couples. Overlooking rolling fields and hills, your guests will be torn between enjoying the chic interiors inside and wanting to drink in the view from the private terrace, complete with fire pits you can sit by to watch the stars.
Featuring fabulous chandeliers, exposed stone walls, rustic wood floors and bespoke chairs and tables, the venue offers the best of countryside elegance.
There is a choice of ceremony rooms, from the Garden Room that seats up to 100 and has a faux living wall with twinkling fairylights to the mezzanine Library lounge that offer views across the Yorkshire wolds. The Manor Rooms can seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 evening guests.
Catering is provided by their in-house team of chefs who specialise in creative, seasonal and delicious meals that round off a wonderful day.
Barmbyfield Barns - Barmby Moor
Set outside the village of Barmby Moorn near York is this collection of rural barns that are perfect for a rustic wedding. Tastefully renovated, Barmbyfields Barns have retained their original charm with fantastic modern facilities to make your day run smoothly.
You'll exchange vows in the Ceremony Barn which boasts exposed brick walls and soaring wooden beams wrapped with pretty fairylights and foliage. The Main Barn is the setting for your reception and is able to host up to 220 guests.
Guests will love to chill out in the cosy Granary snug area and there is a fully-staffed onsite bar to keep the party flowing.
In the summer months, you can have a celebrant-led ceremony outdoors and play garden games in the paddock (with the Outside Barns for shelter if it begins to rain!).
Barmbyfields offers a three-day exclusive use package and there's also a DIY wedding package which is great value for both a mid-week and weekend wedding.
Egton Manor - Whitby
Nestled on the wild and dramatic North York Moors National Park, the Egton Estate is a breathtaking and secluded setting for your wedding. The Manor is a romantic country retreat that is currently a beloved family home. You can feel at home there too as you arrive to say 'I do'.
You can choose to marry in Egton Manor, the Old Stables or the Covered Courtyard, which is an ideal spot for a marquee for larger weddings.
Up to 140 guests can join you in the Old Stables, a flowing collection of rooms that naturally follow the order of the day and include the Long Gallery, Bar and Raj Tent. The light and airy stables are a gorgeously rustic blank canvas, while the Raj Tent is a romantic, outdoor space to relax and enjoy laidback drinks.
Inside the house is the large Drawing Room - a room of true splendour with a grand piano and views across the gardens - and the intimate Garden Hall.
The friendly and professional team at Egton have handpicked the finest caterers in Yorkshire who will whip up anything from a roast dinner to a Michelin-style seven course tasting menu.
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.
Crathorne Hall Hotel - Yarm
Situated in the small North Yorkshire village of Crathorne in Yarm, Crathorne Hall Hotel overlooks the breathtaking Yorkshire moors and Leven Valley.
Out of the 37 rooms available to stay overnight in, no two are the same. From unique turquoise tiled bathrooms to classic interiors, you and your guests will be resting your heads in luxury.
Not only does this wedding venue make the most of the stunning countryside surroundings as a place for picturesque photographs, it preserves it too! You'll find beehives, bird nest boxes and a sapling plantation in partnership with The Woodland Trust all within its grounds.
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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The Oakwood at Ryther - Tadcaster
Once an old family farm, The Oakwood at Ryther has been lovingly transformed into a stylish rustic wedding venue which sits among idyllic local villages with beautiful churches. If you want to marry onsite, the breathtaking Ceremony Hall features huge whalebone oak arches and a traditional stone floor (and a prosecco bar!) for a once-in-a-lifetime spot to say 'I do'.
The Old Grain Barn continues the modern-luxury meets traditional country-chic theme, with exposed brick, wooden beams, statement chandeliers, soft ceiling drapes and a spectacular central staircase to make you grand entrance. Featuring a bar and dancefloor, it transitions perfectly from your wedding breakfast into your evening reception room.
As well as the two barns, there is luxury accommodation for up to 32 people across 15 luxe bedrooms. The accommodation features a kitchen, dining area and living space within a beautiful glass and oak double height extension and is ideal to get ready in on the wedding morning.
You get exclusive access to Oakwood for the whole weekend, giving you a day to set up, a day to celebrate and a thrid to relax!
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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.
Whinstone View - Great Broughton
You'll find the lovely Wray's Barn on the Whinstone View Estate, sitting among some of the most beautiful countryside in North Yorkshire. This characterful bar can host up to 150 of your friends and family and is such a magical spot for a rustic wedding.
During the summer months, you can marry outside in their woodland grounds and make the most of the manicured lawns and pretty outdoor terraces for reception drinks.
This barn venue suits everything from a sit-down dinner to a relaxed BBQ or vintage afternnon tea. Whatever your style of wedding, you can transform this blank canvas into the perfect backdrop.
After a night of dancing, you and your guests can retire to their Scandi-style luxury lodges and spend the next day in their spa, relaxing away the excitement of the previous day.
The Tetley - Leeds
On the hunt for a stylish city centre wedding venue? The Tetley is, as the name suggests, the original Tetley Brewery Headquarters and retains all the stunning Art Deco architecture and original details.
The City Workshop is licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 90 guests and boasts original sash windows that flood the room with light, parquet flooring and chic wooden panelling. If you're after more gorgeous backdrops for your wedding photos, you can't miss the wrought-iron lift and historic boardroom.
Suitable for weddings from 10 to 150 people, their events team will be on hand to turn this flexible space into your dream venue. They can help you arrange decorations and entertainment, while their in-house caterers provide delicious Yorkshire food, including Tetley's homemade pies and peas!
Treading the line between contemporary and classic, design-loving couples will adore the cool aesthetic of this stunning venue in the heart of Leeds city centre.
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Wood Hall Hotel & Spa - Wetherby
If you're looking for a Yorkshire wedding venue that has stunning views of the West Yorkshire countryside but still maintains easy links to the city, look no further than Wood Hall Hotel & Spa.
Located close to transport in Leeds, Harrogate and York, your friends and family can easily attend your wedding, no matter where they are coming from!
Overlooking 100 acres of woodland and parkland, you'll be hard pressed to find a better backdrop for your special day.
What's more, the venue boasts a luxurious health club and spa, so you and your partner can relax before the big day arrives.
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.
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.
Oulton Hall - Oulton
Oulton Hall is a spectacular Georgian mansion oozing with historic opulence. Now a luxury hotel with a health club, spa and 27 holes of golf, Oulton has 152 elegant bedrooms and space for up to 250 guests for your big day.
The Grade II-listed hall is set within 300 acres of countryside and has many gorgeous spots for wedding photos. As well as the listed gardens, you'll capture lifelong memories posing on the stone steps and by the impressive fountain.
The Oulton Suite is suitable for large weddings, while the Repton Room is ideal for more intimate occasions of up to 65. The Claret Jug is a characterful spot for your reception.
Among their packages, Oulton offer Guaranteed White Winter Weddings, with snow machines to provide a sparkling entrance of snow flakes for your photos.
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Rossington Hall - Rossington
This Grade II-listed Victorian stately home sits on a 250 acre estate and is a uniquely historic and romantic venue to marry. Only one wedding a day is hosted at the luxury Rossington Hall with the option of exclusive hire, giving you the privacy and tranquillity of the beautiful house and grounds.
There are a number of rooms within Rossington Hall for your wedding ceremony and reception: from the intimate oak-panelled library to the chandeliered ballroom which is ideal for a grand banquet.
Alternatively, the grounds play host to a beautifully decorated marquee for up to 350 guests. It boasts a white picket fence, cosy outside seating area and even a 12 foot elephant! A short candlelit walk takes you to the historic Italiante sunken garden and Victorian rose garden which are perfect spots for your photos.
Inside the house are 21 luxury bedrooms so all your wedding party can stay over. You'll need your bed after the excitement of the day, with the team able to organise everything from a helicopter arrival to fireworks and outdoor fairground carousel for you.
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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Carlton Towers - Goole
Looking for something a bit different? Carlton Towers is a striking Victorian Gothic-style country house set in 250 acres of parkland. You'll get exclusive use of this unique and enchanting venue including the 16 beautifully-designed bedrooms and five cottages.
The stately home can accommodate up to 170 guests for your ceremony and 200 for the evening celebration. It has three grand state rooms you'll love to explore, as well as a minstrel's gallery, bar, lobby, dance area and the extensive gardens. The state rooms are glamorous and dramatic, making an incredible backdrop for photos.
If you're after an intimate wedding, don't dismiss Carlton Towers. They can host small days for up to 30 guests and you'll find their wonderful events team and in-house chefs go above and beyond to make your wedding magical, whatever the size.
For enchanting, fairytale weddings, it's a unique historic gem.
Inox Dine - Sheffield
For a contemporary, cool venue, choose Inox Dine, a modern event space in the heart of Sheffield. This award-winning restaurant offers more than just delicious food. The inviting open air balcony space has some of the finest views over Sheffield and the sleek interiors are ideal for a sophisticated day.
Whether you are after an intimate wedding dinner or extravagant party, Inox's flexible space can be adapted for up to 250 guests while feeling relaxed and personal for smaller events.
And where is Inox exactly? Well, it's in the Student's Union Building of the University of Sheffield. Yes, it might not be the first place you think of when you're planning your wedding but it's well worth a visit.
There is something here for every budget, which each bespoke package coming with a tailor-made menu of memorable food and drink.
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!