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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Deighton Lodge is a stunning barn wedding venue located just four miles from York city centre in England's North Yorkshire region. This property welcomes events of all sizes, from intimate get-togethers to grand celebrations. The team here specialises in creating completely bespoke weddings, understanding that every couple will have a unique vision for how their day should look.

Facilities and Capacity

The barn at Deighton Lodge has been carefully converted, protecting its rustic charm while elevating it with modern conveniences. The pitched roof is made all the more striking with distinctive dark beams. Bare brick walls offer a blank canvas that you can transform with decor and colourful lighting, turning it into your dream space. Traditional stable doors complete the setup, adding a touch of countryside charm to every celebration. Outside the barn, you'll be surrounded by acres of rolling fields that act as a stunning backdrop for photos. The barn can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. This venue has a civil ceremony license, allowing you to spend your entire day in comfortable yet stylish surroundings. Accommodation is available for up to 21 people for further convenience.

Services Offered

Deighton Lodge hosts just 15 weddings per year, ensuring that each couple has the dedicated attention of the venue's team. It also creates an exclusive feel, ideal for those wanting a touch of luxury on their day. Throughout the planning process, you'll have the support of an experienced wedding planner to help tailor the barn to your needs. Couples are also invited to work with outside suppliers, allowing them to collaborate with the teams that best fit their needs.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Deighton Lodge

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
11 reviews
96% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Harriet C. Sent on 17/07/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Flexible lovely venue

A lovely venue run by lovely people. A great space for varied DIY wedding, and perfect for our big one in June this year! Cannot recommend enough.
George H. Sent on 14/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

27/05/23 Our Unforgettable Wedding at Deighton Lodge


Deighton Lodge - Just WOW!!

Hannah and I got married at Deighton Lodge on the 27th May 2023, but our wedding journey actually began back in 2021. We attended an open day at the venue, and it was love at first sight! In fact, we didn't feel the need to view any other venues! The venue’s magic with its beautiful surroundings and huge barn, not far from York, set the stage for an unforgettable wedding, and we were thrilled to share this with our guests.

A special shout out to Carla and also Sally and Angie, the amazing wedding coordinators! In the weeks before our wedding, Sally and Angie played a huge role in relieving any pre-wedding nerves we may have had. Their calm nature, combined with their professionalism, instantly put our minds at ease.

On the actual day, Sally and Angie's brilliance shone through. The smoothness of the entire day was a testament to them both. Many of our guests commented on how effortlessly the day unfolded. Their professionalism allowed us as the bride and groom to fully relax and enjoy every moment, knowing that everything was in capable hands.

A mention also for the farmhouse which comes with the venue, which really felt like a home away from home. With both of our families not being from the area, this was a great addition to be able to have our family all together under one roof. The farmhouse not only served as a place for accommodation but also for post-wedding celebrations on the Sunday, where we could all reminisce about the previous day.

To couples searching for a wedding venue, we totally recommend Deighton Lodge. The moment we arrived during that open day, we knew it was the place for us. The barn really does have that WOW factor! The exceptional service, and the unforgettable dairy farm-themed toilets (!!) all contributed to an unforgettable day. Our guests are still talking about the venue two weeks on!

Thank you, Deighton Lodge, for providing the perfect venue for our wedding reception, and for making our wedding day an amazing experience we will never forget.

George & Hannah Hook
Gemma W. Sent on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue

We booked Deighton Lodge before COVID was even a thing as we knew we had other family weddings and baby plans before planning to wed ourselves. We knew we wanted a barn wedding and the York area was a perfect location with family in Leeds and hull. Deighton was the only venue we looked at, we loved it and booked it straight away.

The barn offered us a chance to plan a wedding that was totally us. We loved that the venue looked great and that the house was such a special place where our wedding party could relax before the big day and spend some quality time together on the morning of.

The venue manager and wedding coordinator did such a fantastic job of listening to our vision and seamlessly making things happen. They were both kind, helpful and professional.

Thank you for making our day so special!

Mr & Mrs Hughes
Aka Gemma and Jason ❤️
Emily W. Sent on 09/05/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Stunning rustic venue and above and beyond staff!

We got married at Deighton Lodge on the 4th of may 2024 and wow what a wedding!
I fell in love with the venue at the very 1st visit, it's rustic charm, nice garden and surrounding areas and the wedding parlour used for brides to get ready in is absolutely gorgeous. The fact you get use of the house aswell was amazing, the house is absolutely stunning with a number of modern and spacious bedrooms meaning guests who were travelling from further away could stay over the night and cut down on travel costs.
All of the staff involved (Carla the owner, Sally the manager and Ella the wedding planner) were so helpful throughout the whole process, checking in and seeing if we needed help with anything, checking how we were feeling and helping calm nerves. We were allowed access to the barn for a few days before the actual wedding meaning we had plenty of time to set up for our big day.
The venue was exactly what we wanted and more and looked amazing even on its own before any decorations!
Lots of love
The new Mr & Mrs White x
Leia Sent on 03/12/2023
4 out of 5 rating

Leia & Henry 19th August 2023

Thank you so much for our fantastic day! We are still over the moon with our wedding. The venue is absolutely beautiful and perfect for what we wanted to create for ourselves! Staying at the venue a couple of days prior made it extra special! We were lucky enough (weather wise) to get married outside. Highly recommend getting married here. PS book the hot tub! 💕
Ashlea A. Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best experience throughout our whole wedding day/planning


What can I say other than Deighton lodge was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Sally and the team are amazing and so accommodating, we almost feel like we’ve made a friend for life throughout the process.

We fell in love with Deighton due to the lovely open barn and the chance to make it your own and allow all your vision to come to life! Sally and Ella were there to guide us through the whole process, allowed us to measure up and ask silly question and never made us feel uncomfortable.

As for the wedding day SALLY AND ELLA ARE THE DREAM TEAM! The way they laugh with you, tend to all the brides needs (like a stain that appears that needs cleaning!) joining in with the guests and blending into the crowd, they allowed the day to run seamlessly! All my guests made comments on how amazing they were at their jobs!

Honestly never second guess viewing or booking this venue, they allow the day to be about you and only you and exactly how you want it and never say no!
Urvashi U. Sent on 27/07/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

The best balance you'll find anywhere

Cannot recommend Deighton Lodge enough. We didn't find anywhere else in the area that gave us the balance we were after - between rustic and modern, DIY but convenient, homey but hotel-y. And Deighton have this all in spades.

The fact that the entire grounds including the house is yours for the weekend means you can savour everything. I felt like lady of the manor! We had family round on Friday night for a BBQ and it was just perfect. The staff were amazing. Ella - the wedding coordinator - was an absolute GODDESS. She kept things moving and everyone on track - so we could have the joys of a DIY wedding with the convenience of a hotel one. Sally - the general manager - was brilliant too. So handy having people on hand who know the venue inside out and can give guidance and help. I was originally confused by what they'd both do in a DIY dry-hire venue but honestly, I am SO pleased they were there and literally wouldn't have it any other way!

The barn is just stunning. And the fact that all the decorative touches (like the wheel lights, the milk-pail urinals, and the eclectic furniture and artwork - and the new bar!) are all in there and part of the package makes a massive difference. To the overall look and feel as well as to your budget.

The house is fab - we fit all our family plus a few plus 1s into the rooms. The bridal suite was brilliant for me and the girls. We had such a good time getting ready in there. Most brides get ready in a hotel room - which is fine - but we had so much space and it was just brilliant.

Yes it's pricey. It was over our budget and we paid for our family to stay in the house but you could easily ask for contributions to bring that down. It's fairly reasonable when you break it down. Definitely recommend doing it though. You won't regret it. I only wish I'd opted to tack on the Sunday night. Packing up and cleaning out the next day was not fun after a full-on night!

Overall though we definitely made the right choice. The venue was exactly what we had in mind - we were amazed to have found it in real life!
Amy Sent on 01/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating

We could literally choose everything we wanted

27th December 2015, we were driving back from London having got engaged in the Shard on Boxing Day and we were looking at wedding venues in York.

I cried when I read about Deighton Lodge.

It was quite emotional to learn that somewhere could allow you to totally put your stamp on it!

We were drawn to the fact that when we viewed it, it was a blank canvass, there wasn't even a proper roof at the time, renovations on the barn were well underway. This made us even more excited, the prospect of holding our wedding reception in a place where our friends and family had never been before.

Carla had a vision of how the barn was going to look and we were hooked! They pulled out all of the stops to have everything ready for us and made us feel very special!

We could literally choose everything we wanted, from caterers to furniture and styling, plus there was no corkage - bonus!

We stayed at the barn the night before, girls in one side, boys in the other. The boys utilised the snooker room and the next day the girls utilised the beauty parlour, we had everyone we loved around us the whole weekend, which made it extra special.
Lisa Sent on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The surrounding scenery is beautiful

I can not thank the staff at Deighton Lodge for making my wedding the most magical day.

They really listened to everything that we wanted and went above and beyond to make everything perfect from start to finish.

They genuinely care about their guests and make sure that every little detail is in place. Its the extra little touches that you get at Deighton Lodge and the person service that is what sold it for us. I always felt like they were on hand to answer any questions or advise me prior to the big day.

The venue itself is stunning, with hand picked unique decorations and furniture. Everything is of the very best quality and in pristine condition whilst maintaining that lovely rustic country feel.

The surrounding scenery is beautiful and allows for picture postcard photographs.
I can't recommend Deighton Lodge enough to anyone that is looking for a unique, English country wedding, with everything all in one place.
Cathy Sent on 06/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

It really was our dream wedding day

The freedom of a wedding at the Barn at Deighton Lodge was unbelievably refreshing and exciting. Free to choose between caterers, decoration and how to run a bar, our wedding began to take a shape that was very much ‘us’. Drew and Carla were unbelievably accommodating of all our requests; nothing was too much trouble
Robyn Sent on 05/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of perfect!

Our Wedding Day was nothing short of perfect! Carla and Drew have done an incredible job with the renovation of Deighton Lodge and still left room for couples to put their own stamp on it. Thank you for being so flexible and creative, our day was everything we could have wished for. Robyn and Felipe xx
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13 Oct
Open Door

Welcome to the Wedding Fayre at Deighton Lodge! Join them for a day filled with wedding inspiration, ideas, and fun. Whether you're a bride-to-be, groom-to-be, or part of the wedding party, this event is perfect for anyone planning a wedding.

Discover the latest trends in wedding fashion, decor, and more. Meet talented vendors, sample delicious cakes, and explore their stunning wedding venue and farmhouse. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to kickstart your wedding planning journey. See you there!

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Date: From 13/10/2024 to 13/10/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 15:00
Place: Rush Farm, York Rd, York YO19 6HQ, York, North Yorkshire


Rush Farm, York Rd, York YO19 6HQ YO19 6HQ York (North Yorkshire)
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