Skip to main content
Weddings

National Centre for Early Music

Premium
York, North Yorkshire View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
14 reviews
Starting at £800
30 to 150 Guests

About

Starting at £800
30 to 150 Guests

The National Centre for Early Music is a unique wedding venue located in North Yorkshire, England. This medieval-style building set amidst idyllic private gardens offers a picture-perfect backdrop for your special day. From the exquisite Norman arch to the contemporary foyer with views of the private grounds, your wedding photographer will be spoiled for choice. With exclusive use of the venue and its friendly, attentive staff, your wedding is promised to be a thoroughly smooth and enjoyable day.

Facilities and Capacity

With ample natural light, a wrought iron candelabra, and distinguishing stone arches, inside St Margaret's Church your guests can experience a welcoming atmosphere with a splash of grandeur. Come sundown, amongst flickering candlelight, the building transforms into an intimate setting ideal for dining with loved ones. In the spirit of the National Centre for Early Music, the church delivers excellent acoustics which will complement any live band or wedding DJ. This wedding venue accommodates up to 130 for a seated meal and 150 for a more informal evening reception.

Services Offered

The team at The National Centre for Early Music is dedicated to hosting beautiful weddings. Providing you with exclusive access to their expertise, the staff are at hand to work with you at every stage of your wedding day. Working exclusively with Bradshaws of York, Caterers of Distinction, who offer a large varitey of catering styles to suit your perfect day. As well as offering an extensive range of food and wine options to suit your tastes, this dedicated catering team is happy to accommodate any dietary requirements.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Historic
Landmark
In the City
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Evening Reception Facilities

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

14 reviews

Write a Review
Rating
5.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 100% of couples
  • Quality of the Service
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Response time
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Value for Money
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 5 out of 5
  • R
    Rose Married on 17/08/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Magical hidden venue with sublime service

    A huge thank you to Hannah, Mark and Lindsey for making our day beyond perfection. They really do go above and beyond to make your day as special and stress-free as possible. The caterers Bradshaws were also incredibly easy to work with and accommodating to our needs. All our guests were wowed by the space, and incredibly complementary about the NCEM, how beautiful it is, the location, the garden space and of course the staff! We could not recommend the NCEM enough! Thank you for the perfect day!
  • A
    Andrew Married on 27/07/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Perfect venue for our evening reception!

    We booked the NCEM as our evening venue (they also offer full day hire) and were immensely satisfied. Very conveniently placed just inside the city walls, with a beautiful old church hall as the main space. All the staff were wonderful from the beginning when Hannah looked after us as we toured the venue, and then Mark and Lindsay looked after us so well ok the night. The venue is very well cared for and they have a number of decorations in house that you can discuss with them such as fairy lights and up lights which they can help you set up.

    All in all we had a fantastic day and the NCEM and all their staff played an important part in making it so!
  • I
    Ilona Married on 07/04/2018
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    It really could not have been better!

    From the beginning, the communication was excellent and we were positive that the NCEM was the perfect venue for us. The help from everyone before the Saturday was appreciated and it meant we could relax and enjoy our big day knowing everything was completed or in safe hands.

    On the day, all staff were professional, willing and good humoured, even when some guests were lingering at the end of the night! We also had a lot of guests remarking how kind and helpful all the staff were, in particular Mark who helped a guest with her young baby.

    We had such a fantastic day celebrating with our friends and family and it really could not have been better. Thank you to you and your team at the NCEM for making our day so special!
  • F
    Fabienne Married on 29/12/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    We would definitely recommend the NCEM to others

    The staff were brilliant and very accommodating, right up to the last minute! Our day was very special and the NCEM team and Bradshaw's made it so easy for us - no fuss or complications.
  • S
    Sarah Married on 08/04/2017
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    We found it a lovely, unique and beautiful settin

    What can we say! We are so delighted that we chose the NCEM as our wedding reception venue. Hannah was OUTSTANDING in her customer service answering all of our queries. She was so helpful and so friendly and without her involvement we know our wedding wouldn't have been so fab! Bradshaw's (the designated caterers) were perfect too! The most delicious food and wonderful service!
    If we ever renew our vows, it will be at the NCEM!
  • R
    Robert Married on 27/10/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Great atmosphere and space

    A great atmosphere and space to work with, from lighting through to sound. Staff were utterly fantastic, really made the day what is was and the caterers (who knew the venue so well) doubled the great feel of the day.
  • S
    Sam Married on 22/10/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Beautiful venue

    Beautiful venue, fantastic staff and amazing value for money. We had the most perfect day - thank you so much!
  • K
    Kelly Married on 01/10/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Perfect place to have a magical wedding day

    Our entire wedding experience was a real joy - from all the planning with Hannah, to the day itself. Everything went smoothly, and all our needs were met. Our guests all commented on the beauty of the place, and how much they enjoyed the food. It's the perfect place to have a magical wedding day.
  • K
    Kirsty Married on 17/09/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    It was perfect

    It was perfect! Our reception was relaxed and went so smoothly thanks to the helpful staff at the NCEM. The planning process felt the same - no question was too small and nothing was a problem.
  • J
    Jo Married on 16/09/2016
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Perfect place for a party!

    The NCEM was the perfect venue for our celebration. It provided a great atmosphere and we could not have asked for more from the perfect city centre location or an incredible facilities. The service we received was excellent. Hannah and Lindsay made the experience very stress free and it was a lovely place to be. We will definite use again for future family parties - in fact we can't wait!!
  • J
    Jo
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Perfect venue, fantastic service!

    We cannot stress strongly enough how perfect this venue was for us - the garden for games, the flexible space inside, the feeling of being 'different', etc. And the service was fantastic - ALL the staff were so friendly, welcoming and helpful - just lovely! All we can say is thanks VERY much!
  • S
    S
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Lovely hospitality and venue

    It was such a pleasure to have our wedding at the NCEWM. Nothing was too much to ask and our day went exactly to plan.
  • R
    R
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Amazing wedding reception

    Thank you so much to the NCEM for their help during our wedding planning, the day was amazing and we would not hesitate to recommend the NCEM to any of our friends wanting to marry in York.
  • R
    R
    Rating 5 out of 5
    • Quality of the Service
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Value for Money
      Rating 5.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 5.0 out of 5

    Amazing wedding reception

    Thank you so much to the NCEM for their help during our wedding planning, the day was amazing and we would not hesitate to recommend the NCEM to any of our friends wanting to marry in York.

Badges

Preferred Suppliers

Map

St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate YO1 9TL York (North Yorkshire)

Location of(National Centre for Early Music)

Other suppliers in North Yorkshire for your wedding

Wedding Venues