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On since 2021

Last update: May 2024

Howsham Hall is a Grade I listed building and wedding venue located in the historic city of York, North Yorkshire. Situated amongst classic English countryside, this charming manor house is ideal for those seeking to wed in complete privacy. With a plethora of event spaces, couples can host the wedding they've always dreamt of at Howsham Hall.

Facilities and Capacity

The Great Hall is a great location for ceremonies that will be cherished for a lifetime. This event space is complete with tasteful decor, polished floors, chandelier lighting, and vistas of the front lawns. You and your partner can exchange vows in front of the working stone fireplace before rejoicing with new family members. Once you've tied the knot, you and your guests can make their way to our lawns for a drinks reception. Here, you can mingle with friends, sip on beverages, and watch as the sun sets over the rolling hills. Evening receptions can take place in our Riverside area. There is ample space for seated guests, a dance floor and live entertainment if desired. Additional facilities at Howsham Hall include a bridal suite for you and your friends to relax in and slowly get ready before the big moment arrives as well as Howsham Hall's very own Billiards Room.


This glorious manor offers 12 stunning bedrooms for you and a select few guests. A charming blend of stylish interiors with period architecture, these suites have everything you need for a relaxing stay.

Services Offered

Upon booking your day at this property, you can be introduced to this site's event manager. With over two decades of experience, this professional can help bring your dream celebration to life. They will assist you in sourcing the ideal suppliers so that your wedding receives the treatment it deserves.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Howsham Hall

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Ems Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible!

We had the absolute best wedding and all the coordination and planning from Dine and Howsham Hall was excellent. Craig was amazing and was key to our day and made everything go perfectly. Couldn鈥檛 have done it without him and the team. The venue is unreal and the food exquisite. Cannot recommend Howsham Hall and Dine enough!
Helen D. Sent on 27/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, amazing day

There just aren鈥檛 enough words to describe how wonderful the venue and team are at Howsham Hall. We had the most incredible day.
Liam our wedding co-ordination was exceptional. His organisation and attention to detail were second to none. He thought about things that hadn鈥檛 even occurred to us and as a result the day ran like clockwork. Tim the house manager was also wonderful and could not do enough to help. All of the staff were amazing.
We need to also mention the quality of the food which was fantastic and our guests all commented on this.
We cannot recommend Howsham
Hall and the Dine team enough. We鈥檇 do it all again to tomorrow if we could
Katie H. Sent on 06/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A day we will never forget

Howsham Hall was the venue we chose for our wedding in July. From our initial viewing we were so impressed, not only by how magnificent the Hall was, but also by the professionalism of everyone we met from Dine. As well as ensuring everything on our wedding day ran seamlessly, the catering and hospitality the Dine team offered was second to none. We and our guests has the most amazing day, one we we never forget!
Sarah Sent on 13/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Statement Wedding Venue

Hi Craig, Tim & the Dine Team,

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to yourself, Tim and the rest of the team for our wedding on Saturday 21st Oct. The whole day was absolutely perfect and that is down to you all and the smooth running of everything. The venue is absolutely stunning and all the guests were blown away by it. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything more.

Thanks again for going the extra mile & accommodating all our requests, it was truly fabulous.

Sarah & Will
Louisa L. Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible venue. The most incredible team.

I cannot express how amazing this venue is and how utterly perfect the Dine team are. From start to finish, everything is organised and executed to the utmost perfection.
Craig looked after us from the moment we booked all the way through to after our big day. He was fantastic. He directed everyone on the day itself and put our minds totally at ease. The team were so professional and lovely. They made us feel very well looked after as well as all of our guests.
Every one of our guests commented that our wedding was the best they had ever been to and for this we thank all of the team at Dine.
Howsham Hall is a beautiful little hidden gem. Our guests were completely stunned with each and every aspect of it. There was not a single room which disappointed. Having full use of the venue the night before the wedding was also wonderful.
We cannot wait to return for an afternoon tea or to stay again in the future.
I honestly, from the bottom of my heart, cannot thank the team at Dine enough for making our day truly perfect.
The most beautiful place, the most wonderful team, and the most incredible service.
Thank you.
Yousef H. Sent on 13/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Extra special

Howsham Hall was the most wonderful setting for our wedding weekend - we had guests travelling from overseas and we had the run of the whole house, for the whole weekend: the fact that all of our nearest & dearest could stay in the bedrooms made everything extra-special! The rooms are beautiful, the house is the most picturesque setting, and nothing was too much trouble for Craig, Natalie and the team. Our guests all commented on the great food and really generous portions too!! We would recommend Howsham Hall - and the Dine team - for anyone planning their special day.

Agnes and Yousef (married 2019)
Sophie S. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The dream wedding venue

We recently had our wedding at Howsham Hall and had the best day ever! The venue is absolutely stunning and Craig, Tim and the rest of the team were amazing at making sure the day ran smoothly. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything more and we would highly recommend Howsham Hall to everyone! All of our guests were extremely impressed with the venue and commented on how amazing the dine event team were. Thank you so much again!
F Studdart Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding venue

Howsham Hall was a brilliant venue for our wedding. We arrived in the morning and felt like guests ourselves, relaxed in the knowledge that Craig, Tim and their team had absolutely everything under control. The drinks were great, accommodating for our preference of ale over lager! Food service brilliant, all dietary requirements accounted for efficiently and guests commented on how good the food was. We partied until late and really enjoyed having the venue to ourselves with 12 bedrooms!
Roscoe E. Sent on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

Craig, Tim and the team were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. Our whole wedding weekend was seamless, so well organised and everything ran like clockwork. The service from the team is like nothing I have experienced. I cannot recommend this team enough.
Autumn B. Sent on 17/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world

Our dream venue! every single thing was perfect on our day we couldn鈥檛 praise the staff enough Liam was incredible from start to finish nothing was too much for him and he made sure everything was perfect on the day. Also Tim the house manager was fantastic they have the kindest team and we are just overwhelmed the best day of our lives. Thankyou!
Charlotte D. Sent on 05/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing venue

What a wonderful setting for a wedding. All our guests commented on how fabulous it was. The service was excellent, the staff couldn鈥檛 do enough and were very attentive in their approach. Would highly recommend to all.
Digby J. Sent on 11/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

Howsham Hall is a stately and exquisite rural setting with its formal gardens, lawns, river terrace, beautifully proportioned public rooms, in a court yard evening area.

The guest rooms are lavish, quirky, imaginative and unique.

The staff are friendly, helpful, thoughtful, professional and generous.

The food is exquisite drawing the cuisines of a range of countries and cultures. Our own meal was a combination of vegetarian and vegan dishes all of which was met with the highest of compliments. The staff accommodated afternoon entertainment on the lawns with canap茅s and drinks, a formal dinner for over 80 and an evening event with DJ and live band as well as delicious food boxes for the evening guests without batting an eye lid.

Howsham Hall and the Dine team provided us with everything we needed in terms of support, advice, care and service. We really can鈥檛 recommend them highly enough

Digby and Emma 2021
Chris T. Sent on 09/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn鈥檛 ask for a better day

Craig, Natalie and the team are amazing. Nothing is too much hassle and they will guarantee you have a seamless and special day. We were concerned with covid issues, guests unable to attend and rearranging our date several times but Dine ensured we had the day we deserve and we loved every minute of it.
We would 100% recommend Howsham Hall to all newly engaged couples looking for a venue. Our guests were stunned by the venue and wowed by the quality of the food!
Leah J. Sent on 28/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Best day of our lives

Our wedding day at Howsham Hall was spectacular. The staff and venue were incredible, they were helpful, attentive and made us feel very special. Our guests were amazed at the beautiful setting. Thank you very much.
Tom Sent on 16/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fab venue!

We got married at Howsham last summer. The venue is beautiful and easy to dress up a bit if needed. Craig and the dine team were wonderful from start to finish and we were very impressed with how they event managed the day. We would highly recommend this venue!
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Howsham Hall Real Weddings

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Menglei & Samuel
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Emily & Glen
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Georgina & Finlay
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Katie & Chris
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30 Jun
Open Door

Your are invited!

Is Howsham Hall your dream wedding venue? Come and see them on Sunday 30th June for a day full of trusted, excellent suppliers, venue decor goals and a glass of fizz or two!

Please register online and book a viewing slot for a private tour!

Date: From 30/06/2024 to 30/06/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Howsham, York, North Yorkshire

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