Aldwark Manor

Aldwark, York (North Yorkshire) YO61 1UF Map · Telephone · Website
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About Aldwark Manor

Every wedding needs the perfect setting - “Never Ordinary, Always Aldwark “

Commissioned by Lord Walsingham in 1865 as a wedding present for his eldest daughter – surely it is only fitting that over 150 years later Aldwark Manor Estate is available to host your day of dreams.

In 2019 this beautiful venue was brought into private ownership for the first time in 25 years and a loving, sympathetic and crafted restoration commenced. If you are looking for originality, flair, elegance, passion, individuality, attention to detail and yes, a dash of quirkiness – your search is over!

The care and attention to our regeneration is immediately visible as you emerge from the country lanes to be greeted by impressive and sympathetically restored stone columns, through which you catch your first glimpse of the mellow, red brick hotel set within an impressive 185 acres, encompassing an 18 hole golf course and grounds populated with hundreds of mature trees, signalling the commencement of your wedding journey.

The fountain cascades as you arrive at the oak doors and enter through a marbled reception area with a 5 metre chandelier dropping from the raised ceiling. We have created a “brides photo step” to take advantage of the wonderful backdrop and the fountain, hotel and gardens all light up in an array of colours to match your theme!

Currently offering 49 house bedrooms in a wide variety of styles - a number with hot tubs and balconies - a further 38 rooms are planned for 2023.

The Aldwark promise – one wedding only - IT REALLY IS YOUR DAY!

Select from three rooms for your ceremony and/or wedding breakfast:

  • Walsingham : this traditional suite offers air conditioning, elaborate gold cornicing, floor to ceiling windows draped in silk, glittering chandeliers and private access into the Walsingham Garden. Minimum numbers 80. Maximum 120. The Walsingham walled garden has a ceremonial pavilion. Maximum 150 guests.

  • The Barnes Wallis pays homage to its name sake, a legend in the aeronautical field and supposed Aldwark regular from nearby Linton-On-Ouse. This classic room boasts mirrored walls to reflect the rolling lawns, views across the river and a roaring fire for those winter ceremonies. Minimum numbers 30. Maximum 50

  • Continuing the aeronautical theme is the Ladybower, (divisible into Derwent & Howden by a soundproofed partition wall). The space has a self-contained bar area, outdoor terrace onto the grounds and statement lighting to match all moods and occasions. Minimum numbers 110. Maximum 240

Grade II listed St. Stephen’s Church is a five-minute stroll through the Estate

Select from the traditional to the unusual for welcome drinks and canapés:

  • The Boathouse (coming in 2022)
  • The Garden & Grounds
  • The Ladybower Bar
  • The Bunker (coming in 2022)
  • The Bus “Agatha” #Aldwarkdoubledecker complete with bar, music, retractable roof
  • The Boat (coming in 2022)

Located six miles from Cattal station and 12 miles from York, our luxury SUV can be hired to collect any guests leaving the car at home and we also have our own Rolls Royce Phantom drop head – one of the last off the production line,

Leeds Bradford airport is 26 Miles away, unless you wish to arrive privately and we can contact Linton-On-Ouse private airstrip, just two miles away.

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19 Reviews for Aldwark Manor

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value for Money 4.8
  • Response time 4.8
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    Emma T. · Getting married on 22/10/2021

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    Wedding cancelled

    Cannot put into words how utterly disappointed we are with Aldwark Manor. We booked our wedding over 2 years ago for October this year and we contacted to see if we could move it to next year. We was told that we couldn't do this as we had a package with the previous owners and that stops the end of this year. They said they would look into this for us and then got a phone call back after speaking to the owners and they told us that they have decided to give our deposit back to us and cancel the wedding as there will be renovation work taking place and it would be a "construction site". Not only was this disappointing after having our heart set on a venue but also very stressful as weddings early this year had to re book theres due to covid so would be difficult to not only find a venue we liked but also find one that was affordable and available. It was also very clear that the owners didn't even realise our wedding was booked in as they stated that they didn't want any weddings to go ahead later this year! We asked if we could speak to the owners regarding this and was told that they will not agree to speak to us and we had to speak to the manager! It is quite clear that aldwark manor is no longer customer service based and is now money orientated. If you would like to go with a posh showy Hotel that doesn't care then aldwark is the place but if you would like to go with a lovely hotel that also cares about its customers and will do the most to make you happy, look elsewhere. Be aware if you have booked at aldwark manor, I would advise you phone to check they can still accommodate you.

    Sent on 26/02/2021
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    Chloe · Married on 27/07/2018

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our Wedding Day

    Both myself and my Husband agree that Aldwark Manor was the right choice for our wedding ceremony and venue. We went for the All Exclusive package which was worth every penny. As part of the package we opted for fireworks which were sensational and made our day so special. The staff at Aldwark are all so friendly and professional, and you are made to feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Our Wedding co-ordinator Kim was amazing too, keeping in regular contact and making sure everything was sorted so that on the day the wedding went smoothly and stress free. The day we got married was one of the hottest days of the year and there was a really bad downpour in the morning but this didn't spoil the day. The food was exceptional and there was some lovely options to choose from for the wedding meal. The hog roast in the evening also went down very well! In addition we hired our own magician (the Yorkshire magician) and also the magic selfie mirror hosted by mimi events which oyr guests loved!

    We had a fantastic wedding and so did our guests and we would wholeheartedly recommend Aldwark Manor not just as a wedding venue but also as a very relaxing and enjoyable place to stay.

    Sent on 16/12/2018
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    Luke · Married on 02/09/2017

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value for Money:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Perfect wedding

    We cannot thank Kim and the team at Aldwark Manor enough for our perfect wedding day. Everything went to plan and the staff couldn't do enough for us. The food was also amazing. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    Sent on 06/09/2017

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Aldwark Manor FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Chapel on Premises
    In the Country
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Church
    Large Hotel
    Outdoor License
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Swimming Pool
    Health Suite
    Fitness Centre
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad

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