Merchant Taylors’ Hall

(5 reviews) 5 5
Aldwark York North Yorkshire YO1 7BX
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About Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Aldwark, York
North Yorkshire, YO1 7BX

Nestled against York's city walls, welcome to the Merchant Taylors' Hall. Steeped in history, and one of the Yorkshire Post's '20 most stunningly scenic wedding destinations in Yorkshire' it is a remarkable place to celebrate your wedding day.

Built in the 15th century, the Hall is a stunning reminder of York’s medieval past and is a magnificent space in which to spend your special day. With a spectacular timbered ceiling, exquisite stained glass windows and oak panelling, all wrapped up in a magical atmosphere, your guests will be wowed by their surroundings!

The Hall has a choice of spaces available to host your celebrations. The Great Hall, with its beams, minstrels' gallery and huge, working, open fireplace is fantastic for larger weddings, while the Small Hall is perfect for your post-reception dancing or to host more intimate celebrations. The Master's Room on the first floor is an ideal space for last minute hair and make-up before your big moment, and our pretty gardens, with views of York's ancient city walls, are lovely for wedding photos and a champagne toast to the beginning of your next chapter together.

You can choose to use all or some of our event spaces for your wedding - the venue is yours exclusively throughout. All our spaces are flexible so you can lay them out as you’d prefer, and dress them with flowers and decorations to make your special day as unique as you are. Some typical room layouts are shown in the photographs in our wedding brochure, but we’re always happy to change things up to meet your needs wherever possible. If you’d like a helping hand with your ideas, we can put you in touch with some amazing stylists and suppliers too!

We're a licensed wedding venue so can offer ceremony and reception, or reception only packages. For your wedding breakfast, our catering partners offer a range of mouth-watering food options, from a bespoke buffet to a formal banquet – the choice is yours - and there's a fully-licensed bar too. 

As a registered charity all income we generate from weddings is reinvested in the maintenance of this magnificent Grade 1 listed building, or given in grants to projects involving young people who want to develop their skills in the fields of art, craftsmanship and music.

For more information on how the Merchant Taylors' Hall could be your perfect York wedding venue, please get in touch. We'd love to play a part in your very special day!

• Selection of spaces accommodating up to 120 guests • 15th century medieval building, bursting with original features and a magical atmosphere • Licensed for wedding ceremonies • Lovely outdoor space for photographs and drinks reception • Amazing quiet location in the centre of the City of York

Facilities at Merchant Taylors’ Hall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Car Parking

Merchant Taylors’ Hall Reviews (5)

Amazing venue
Venue Service

By BenL, on 08 Nov 2008

This is a superb venue to get married. The MTH has loads of character, the food is amazing and it is something totally different from the usual boring hotels!

Fantastic winter wedding venue!
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By Liz, on 25 Apr 2008

We heldour wedding reception at the merchant taylors in December 2007 and it was fabulous. There were no problems with organisation in the lead up to the big day and it all looked magical on the day open fire, massive christmas tree and twinkley candles. The food was delicious and I would have to agree that compared to other venues we looked at pretty reasonable. You won't regret picking it for your wedding.

Excellent. Our wedding day here was faultless!
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By Wendy Pain-Moore, on 30 Sep 2007

We got married here 15th Sept 07. Cannot fault anything. Jane the manager was always helpful and nothing was too much bother. On the day the waiting staff were so professional, the venue stunning, food lovely with many comments from our guests and everyone had a fantastic day! Also, for what you get I think it's quite reasonable. Especially compared to other York venues. Get married here you won't regret it!

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By F.P., on 20 Apr 2006

I was a bridesmaid for my brother's wedding here in October 2004, and everything was just stunning! The venue is so interesting and the food was superb, and as far as I know, there were no major headaches with the organisers!

A beautiful place for a wedding!
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By Caroline Taylor, on 16 Sep 2005

We had our reception here, and although the co-ordinator was a bit mad, we had a fantastic day. Food was amazing, table decs beautiful. Evening entertainment does have a noise limit, but they are very helpful at finding people for this. Wonderful gardens too, and people can have a nosy at you from the Bar Walls!

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