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Kirkstall Abbey

Leeds, West Yorkshire View map Visit website
Up to 500 Guests


Up to 500 Guests

Kirkstall Abbey is a landmark wedding venue in Leeds, West Yorkshire, with over 860 years of history within its walls. The awe-inspiring Abbey ruins and surrounding parkland on the banks of the River Aire offer a tranquil backdrop for a timeless celebration. From ceremonies to touching vow renewals, this Grade I listed marvel will make your most precious milestone one for the ages.

Facilities and Capacity

With dramatic architecture and majestic surroundings, Kirkstall Abbey is a prime location for a classic romantic wedding. Set within the original Cistercian church, the open-air ceremony site is ideal for weddings of any size and style, lending well to formal and informal ceremonies. For more intimate affairs, the Rose Room provides a charming space adorned with original artefacts from the Abbey. This unique setting can also be used for drinks and canapés. As your guests mingle and explore the wider ruins, you can enjoy a memorable wedding photo session with the Gothic elements serving as your backdrop. Next to this historic site lies the original Abbey Gatehouse, which continues the enchanting atmosphere. With Cistercian arches and gothic style windows, the venue's beautiful interiors will effortlessly complement your ceremony photographs. This Grade II listed building can seat up to 60 seated dinner guests and a 175 for a drinks reception. Outside, you can enjoy a refreshing break on the open patios and soak in the views of the verdant lawns and grand ruins.

Services Offered

Kirkstall Abbey provides two packages depending on your preference of venue, with the option to include the Abbey Gatehouse for the reception. The team invites you to reach out via the company website and explore all the exciting details through their wedding brochure. Just some of the services available on the day include:

  • A civil ceremony license
  • In-house catering
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Evening Reception Facilities
  • Guest parking

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Chapel on Premises
Unusual Weddings
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Evening Reception Facilities

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking


Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Road, Kirkstall LS5 3EH Leeds (West Yorkshire)

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