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Last update: April 2024

Dramatically situated 600 feet above sea level in Scarborough, in England's Yorkshire region, Raven Hall Country House & Golf Course is a historical wedding venue. With its cliff-top views out to the water of Robin Hood's Bay, it provides a dreamy location for the most special of occasions. Whether you're planning an intimate service or a large party, their team will take care of everything.

Facilities and Capacity

Raven Hall Country House & Golf Course offers a selection of event spaces for you to choose from. It holds a civil license, so both your ceremony and reception can conveniently take place in one location. The original Great Hall can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people, and offers a rustic feel with wooden floors, exposed beams, and stone walls. Large windows fill the hall with the warmth of natural light. The venue also offers the Good Hope Chapel for your use. To-be-weds can host outdoor ceremonies and make the most of the views across Robin Hood's Bay. The happy couple can stay overnight in a complimentary suite, while eight lodges and 52 guest rooms are offered for guests. On the day after, you can explore all that the grounds have to offer, including tennis courts, a croquet lawn, and a heated indoor swimming pool.

Services Offered

The dedicated wedding coordinator at Raven Hall will assist with the small details of your day including timings, etiquette, and costs. The coordinator can also offer advice regarding other services including photographers, music, transportation, decoration, and catering. Food is taken care of by the venue's in-house team. A four-course meal of seasonal, traditional, regional, and international cuisines will be served. They can be customised to accommodate dietary restrictions, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available. They're ready to take care of every last detail, so you can focus on enjoying your milestone day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Castle
Stately home
Historic
Woodland and festival
Large hotel
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

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
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:

Hairdresser
Swimming pool
Beautician

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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5.0 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
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Miss K. Sent on 08/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Superb and very professional.

A wonderful venue that all our guests thoroughly enjoyed. Some have even been back since.
One guest had a two month old, their room wasn't due to be ready until after our wedding ceremony but the venue got their room ready before so that they could enjoy the day with a base for their little one.
We were made to feel like royalty throughout the entire day. They are magnificent.
Maria
Maria G. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Gridley

Our day was so dreamy and perfect at Raven Hall Hotel. Staff couldn’t do enough for us, whilst being discreet throughout the day’s events. Guests commented on the high quality of food, for both the three course meal and the evening buffet. Not to mention the views that money just can’t buy!
Thank you for giving us our special day!
Laura
Laura C. Sent on 30/09/2023
4.6 out of 5 rating

Book this venue for your wedding!

We can't recommend Raven Hall enough - what a venue! The views speak for themselves but the venue itself but the food and the service were exceptional! We got married in June 2023 Gemma, Amy and Ben in the run up to the wedding were amazing very professional and even managed to order in some special beer for our wedding which was really important to us. John and the team looked after us on the day. We had a disabled guest and John inpartcular went above and beyond to ensure they were looked after when it came the ceremony, meal and photos. The team are well versed in weddings and it showed but we still felt like the experience was personalised to us, for us it was the little touches - it took a lot of stress out of the day.
I woudn't have any hesitation booking a wedding or special event with them, all our guests said how amazing the venue was and the food was superb! Can't wait to go back and stay again.
Satine
Satine Sent on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded all Expectations

From our very first interaction, Raven Hall’s staff were incredible. Communication was always clear and I never had to worry that I would be left hanging and not get a response. Gemma lead the way in the early stages. She was so knowledgable about the whole process and made us feel very at home and comfortable. She tirelessly answered all emails and pointed me in the right direction when the answer to my question was in someone else’s domain. Ben helped us to finalise our plans and chatted us through the 12 week pre-wedding appointment. He was always happy to answer my questions via phone call or email and ensured we had everything we needed on the morning of the wedding before handing us across to John who was our Master of Ceremonies for the day. John was lovely, kind and organised. I never felt like we were rushed but we were guided through the day by his leadership and I never got to thank him on the day but I really appreciated his calm and cheerful demeanour. Amy helped to finalise all the financial details including our final bill and paying for the extra night of our room. We only spoke via email but her emails were always clear and timely. Alin was the only other staff member we got the name of and he set up our beautiful banquet style tables the night before our big day. He was very friendly, listened to all our instructions and even decorated our tables with the home made decorations we had brought with us which took a huge weight off my mind so a big thank you to Alin. All staff members who took care of us on our wedding day were dedicated, professional and polite. The staff member who served us breakfast even rearranged the dining room the morning after our wedding so that our guests could sit together which was lovely and much appreciated! Unfortunately I didn’t catch his name. The whole process felt positive and calm which is exactly what we had wanted. I was also very impressed with how dedicated the catering staff were as we had many dietary requirements and all requirements were catered for including specific vegan and lactose free plates for guests at the evening buffet. They loved that little personal touch. There is so much I could say about this venue to extol its virtues but what stood out to me most was the staff and how dedicated they were to making our experience memorable.
Leah
Leah Y. Sent on 02/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Raving review for Raven Hall

Me and my Husband were married here on 19th November 2022 and had the most magical day. The hotel sits upon a clifftop and honestly gives you the most stunning backdrop for wedding photos even in November!

For the wedding itself we had use of a separate ceremony room (the Great Hall) which had a barn type feel and came with complimentary fairy lights and garlands which enhanced the room beautifully. Our wedding breakfast was held in George III room and comfortably fit our 80 guests. The food quality was exceptional and they were able to cater to meat eaters, vegan, vegetarian and also for my young nephew who has coeliac disease. For the evening do we went back into the Great Hall and danced the night away with our chosen DJ. Within the Great Hall there is a private bar for wedding guest use only.

The communication I had with the venue was mainly via email and some face to face visits, the staff were very professional, friendly and quick to respond to any queries.

The lodge rooms in which we stayed were spectacular with stunning views and a great place for bridal/grooms party to get ready.

Please note that the hotel allows exclusive use for one wedding only per day however there may be pre-booked non wedding guests staying there. For example we booked our Saturday November 2022 wedding in May 2022 and the hotel already had 14 rooms taken by non-wedding guests.

Final note - if I was to do it all over again I would still choose this venue!!
Jenny
Jenny K. Sent on 06/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day

We could not have asked for a more perfect day. The staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble for any of them, especially Ben and John who went out of their way to make sure that everything was how we wanted it to be. We could not have asked for a more amazing day, I had my heart set on an outdoor ceremony and we got what I wanted. The setting is absolutely out of this world and the weather was stunning.
The only negative is that our special day went too quickly.
Thank you for giving us a day to remember.
Laura
Laura W. Sent on 14/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible wedding venue

Craig and I want to say a HUGE thank you to all at Raven Hall Hotel for making our wedding day so special (03.06.22).

The venue itself is absolutely out of this world with the most breath taking views! The perfect backdrop for photographs.

All the staff are polite, friendly and hard working. They each ensured our wedding day was stress free and ran smoothly.

The food was out of this world, both in the main restaurant and on the day of our wedding!

Overall, we had the most magical day and I cannot thank all at Raven Hall enough, but a special mention to Ben, Gemma and Amy who from the point of enquiry, to booking and to overseeing the day, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We had a day to remember and can’t wait to come back each year to celebrate our anniversary’s!
Caroline
Caroline R. Sent on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Truly the best day of my life!

We finally had our wedding at the beautiful Raven Hall Hotel, after being engaged for almost 19 years! The venue was an absolute no-brainer: we had moved to Scarborough a few years before from the Midlands, and realised how beautiful Raven Hall was from the first time we visited. With the amazing view of Robin Hood’s Bay, overlooked by the green rolling hills leading to the top of the cliffs, where the horizon greets the sun, we thought it was an idyllic venue to get married. Not to mention the grounds, where you can have so many different photo backgrounds and space for yourselves and guests to get some fresh air. The venue rooms themselves are full of character and beautiful decor that add to the mood. From meeting Gemma for the very first time, right through to the bookings with Amy, and then Ben managing the finalisations and the flow of the day, we were in the right hands. It was clear that the staff were very experienced, friendly and professional. They put us at ease and responded to any queries in a timely and informative manner. The staff on the day also made it very special for us, going out of there way to ensure everything was perfect, and even keeping all of our belongings together and safe for us to take home the following day. Just before I went to get married, I had some photographs taken on the stairwell with my father and of my dress. One of the cleaners was about to pass and when she looked up at me she had wore a huge smile and even shed a few tears of joy. This made me feel very beautiful and I just wanted to hug her. When we ordered drinks at the bar, the staff would have time to chat, everyone seemed really happy. It just gave the day an extra buzz. Everything was all ready and waiting at each part of the day, drinks and the meal were served very elegantly. The food was delicious, even though unfortunately I didn’t get to finish all of mine as my adrenalin was pumping through me and I felt the need to go around and speak with our guests. The food was divine and tasted as such, and we have also received many comments from our guests stating as such. The venue were also extremely helpful in allowing us to decorate the hall ourselves and also our supplier on the previous evening. As I am a control freak, this stabilised my nerves as I knew everything was in place ready for the big day. All of this along with competitive prices, great, large, clean rooms overlooking the sea was more than enough to say yes to. It was our dream day, and we can’t wait to go back for our anniversary! Thank you to everyone at Raven Hall. It meant so much to us. Xx
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Emily Sent on 01/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical day

Our wedding day was perfect from start to finish. Raven Hall was the most amazing venue for our day and the photos truly capture how beautiful the setting is, our guests wondered why we were getting married so far from home...until they saw the view. Everyone commented on how wonderful the place is, both in the stunning views and the very attentative staff. The team at Raven Hall were absolutely amazing right from our first visit, to the finishing touches on the morning of the wedding, nothing was too much to ask and the team put us at ease with their knowledge and advice on timings of the day and confidence that everything would be perfect. The team of staff who helped us on the day really went the extra mile, with a particular shout out to Ben who made sure everything was running smoothly and was always available to help.
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Kirsty P. Sent on 24/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding

Absolutely cannot fault the staff at Raven Hall they went above and beyond for our guests and could not do enough.
This place is absolutely beautiful the views are out of this world.
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Natasha J. Sent on 12/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue, Beautiful Location

I cannot recommend this venue enough! Myself and my Husband got married at Raven Hall April 2022, after originally making our booking back in March 2019, for April 2021 we had to make the unfortunate decision to postpone and decided to do a straight year and have the same date in 2022. Gemma and Amy were fantastic throughout the whole process from booking, to answering queries through to rearranging our date and accommodation been booked by members of the wedding, nothing was too much trouble and they were both prompt in replying to any email sent. You know you're in capable hands regardless of the situation!
Ben, Phillipe and the rest of the team made sure that our day and evening went without any issues, Ben was very relaxed and organised, I had no concerns in leaving our day in his capable hands despite liking to know exactly what is happening and when, and im so glad we did! Everything went smoothly and was relaxed and enjoyable for everyone.
The kitchen were fantastic, the food that we were served was beautiful! We've had so many of our guests comment on how lovely their meal was and how surprised they were at the portion they were served, with a number been concerned they may still be hungry at the end! Also, the evening buffet went down like a treat and was just the kind of thing we needed!
Myself ans my bridesmaid stayed in a lodge the night before and it was the perfect setting to get ready with everything you may need, plenty of room to get ready. With a number of family members choosing to stay their for the weekend and commenting on how enjoyable it was for them.
Despite the postponement and the slightly cooler weather, our day at Raven Hall was truly beautiful, with the stunning hotel and absolutely breath-taking views for photographs. I would without doubt recommend this for weddings or even just for a weekend stay.
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Mr & M. Sent on 08/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking!

It only took one visit to Ravenhall for us to make our minds up. Gemma was so helpful in our first conversation. Me and my wife were so grateful of ravenhall. On the day everything went so smooth. Ben was always there at hand if we needed anything. The staff in the hotel are so polite and helpful. The food was amazing, very tasty and well presented! The ceremony room is just perfect, it has a very warm rustic feel to it. The views are absolutely breathtaking! There isn’t a nicer looking venue about! I couldn’t recommend Ravenhall enough! Thank you so much!
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Kristopher L. Sent on 07/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from first visit to end of our wedding day.

Driving up to Raven Hall just blew us away. The view and setting is unreal. The venue is gorgeous and you truly have to see it to appreciate it. From the minute we drove down the road to see the gorgeous venue we knew it was the right place for us. The staff especially Gemma and Amy have been unbelievable the whole time no matter how much I emailed and asked questions they always had time to help. All the staff where lovely on the day and made it a perfect wedding. I couldn't imagine a better place for our wedding. There is honestly just no words to describe the beauty of the venue and the genuine care of the staff. Thank you everyone at Raven Hall for making it a perfect day.
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Amy Sent on 15/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

Raven Hall and the staff (especially Ben, Amy Gemma and Philippe) were beyond amazing for our wedding day. From the original booking, postponing due to covid and all of their organisation and timekeeping on the day. Nothing was too much trouble on the day - from catering for our numerous food allergies including a coeliac groom and hunting for the brides lost pearl earrings)!
The venue itself is perfect, and the sensational views were complimented by all of our guests.
We had a perfect day that we could have only dreamed of and wish we would do it all over again if we could! Thank you so much :)
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