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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Newburgh Priory is a beautiful, exclusive-use venue located in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. It sits right in the heart of the rolling countryside. Nestled away in the Howardian Hills, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, this elegant venue is one of the most picturesque wedding venues imaginable.

Facilities and Capacity

Originally founded in 1145 on land granted by William the Conqueror, Newburgh Priory has a rich and illustrious history. Lovingly updated throughout its life, every room at Newburgh has a story to tell. Exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations, you are guaranteed secluded bliss of only your very nearest and dearest. Licensed to host your civil ceremony, you have a choice of three wonderfully-appointed Georgian reception rooms. You can host gatherings of between 20 and 100 guests. Whether you choose the Small Drawing Room, Large Drawing Room, or the Dining Room, it is guaranteed you will say 'I do' amidst breathtaking views over the pristine grounds and wider parkland. There is also the option of an indoor/outdoor wedding. You and your partner can have a ceremony for up to 300 people in the Long Gallery Ruin. You would then sign on the dotted line in one of the Georgian licenced rooms with a registrar. However, if you would prefer a more traditional ceremony, you can always choose to marry in the charmingly quaint St. Michael's Church in the local estate village of Coxwold.

Services Offered

For your wedding breakfast and evening reception, the experienced and dedicated events team at Newburgh Priory invites you to get creative. With the entirety of their sprawling grounds at your disposal, Newburgh is perfectly disposed for a marquee party. You may choose to celebrate between the truly unique and atmospheric Long Gallery Ruin, Lakeside, or perhaps you will prefer the Ancient Lawn – the choice is completely yours.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Allie G. Sent on 31/07/2023
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What a venue!

Newburgh Priory Estate is one of the most gorgeous venues I have ever been to (if I do say so myself). Even on our wet day it managed to make the whole event magical. We got married outside in the ruins (in the drizzle) and somehow that made it all the more perfect. Paul is extremely responsive, helped set up the inside as a back up plan should the heavens open and allowed us to change our drinks reception to the inside dining room at the last minute. The views and scenery are incredible and everyone was wowed by the beauty of the entire place. Highly recommend.
Sarah Sent on 29/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It felt incredible to have our own beautiful house

Fantastic wedding venue!
Newburgh was the first venue we looked at and after over 20 venues, nothing compared to it so we got booking fast!
Paul and Steven were incredible in the run up to the day, helping out with any questions we had.
It is clear that Newburgh have done many weddings and took care of every little detail - they clearly know what they are doing!
We loved the fact that there was a lot of flexibility in the planning stages and it was our venue for the weekend so not crammed in between a wedding the day before and after.
The photos we have from in and around the grounds are stunning and it felt incredible to have our own beautiful house and grounds for the best day of our lives! The ruins were just perfect for our canapés and champagne reception and everyone commented how beautiful it was and the vast lawns proved perfect for the numerous children!
Thank you for everything you did and I cannot recommend it more - we have the best memories .. if only we could do it all over again!
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Newburgh Priory Real Weddings

Anna & Alessio
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