Ryedale Folk Museum

Hutton-le-Hole, KIRKBYMOORSIDE , Kirkbymoorside (North Yorkshire) YO62 6UA Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 2 to 58
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About Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum is a place where history is brought to life, through its incredible buildings and collections. The open-air Museum is at the heart of the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole, in the truly beautiful countryside of the North York Moors National Park. For half a century we’ve conserved some of the Ryedale area’s most magnificent heritage for future generations to enjoy. Our atmospheric buildings and collections, spread over six acres, tell a story about a rural way of life from the Iron Age to the 1950s - offering a unique glimpse of the past.

Ryedale Folk Museum is an exceptional and romantic setting. With its characterful historic buildings and serene countryside location, a ceremony at Ryedale Folk Museum is a memorable way to say, “I do”.

Our dedicated and friendly team will help you every step of the way to make your civil ceremony, civil partnership or vow renewal an unforgettable occasion. We welcome traditional, non-traditional and historical ceremonies. Whether we are hosting your wedding day, or helping you to celebrate your continuing love, we promise a unique and personal experience.

Ceremony Locations

There are 9 unique ceremony locations at the Museum, each presenting an individual and characterful space.

Manor House - our stunning thatched 16th century building, with its original wooden cruck-frame construction, makes an impressive setting for your ceremony.

This location is truly versatile and can be set to create a cosy ceremony for a few of your nearest and dearest, or comfortably accommodate larger gatherings. With exposed original oak beams and stone floor, the Manor House can be styled traditionally with a centre aisle, but can also lend itself to a more informal and intimate layout.

Ceremony size: up to 58 guests.

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 ½ hours. Seating provision: use of wooden chairs.

Stang End - our 18th century cottage, Stang End, is a charismatic option for smaller groups. With its traditional thatched roof, feature fireplace and leadlight windows, this location offers a relaxed setting for your ceremony.

Ceremony size: up to 8 guests.

Availability: 1 June – 31 August. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: use of wooden pew-style benches or wooden chairs.

The Pavilion - a wooden clad space with a vintage feel, the Pavilion could easily be dressed to suit several styles. It’s perfect for a traditional afternoon tea or a 1940’s-themed party. This ceremony location can also be used to host the reception packages we offer, so it is an ideal choice if you really want to go to town with a particular theme, or to allow extended celebrations on your special day.

Ceremony size: up to 28 guests

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 ½ hours (negotiable). Seating provision: use of wooden chairs.

Pickard’s Cottage - affectionately known as the ‘white cottage’, this charming, thatched building is a firm favourite with our visitors. A much-loved family house for generations, you get a real sense of home and comfort here. With the open fire aglow, the cottage kitchen presents an atmospheric, Victorian-esque setting.

Ceremony size: up to 3 guests

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: use of wooden chairs.

The High Shop - adored by visitors young and old, our 1950s village store is a small, but perfectly formed, option for those seeking a nostalgic and notable ceremony choice.

Ceremony size: up to 2 guests

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: room hire only, no seating provided due to this location’s layout.

Iron Age Roundhouse - the Museum’s Roundhouse is a reconstruction of an Iron Age dwelling, presenting a truly distinctive setting for your ceremony. The curved walls, natural materials and central fire create a relaxed and rustic feel. We think it affords the perfect setting for adding a ‘tying the knot’ or handfasting element after your ceremony. Summertime provides a particularly beautiful backdrop to this ceremony location, with the Roundhouse situated next to our traditional and colourful cornfield.

Ceremony size: up to 28 guests

Availability: 1 April – 31 October. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: use of low wooden benches or wooden chairs.

Crofter’s Cottage - this cottage is a carefully created reconstruction, built and furnished to represent a humble abode inhabited by a Medieval crofter, complete with central fire. There’s a real countryside charisma to this ceremony location; with its silver thatch, earth floor, shuttered windows and attractive cottage garden.

Ceremony size: up to 10 guests

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: use of low wooden benches or wooden chairs.

Undertaker’s Office - a remarkable and inimitable location, the Undertaker’s Office can only accommodate the most micro of ceremonies. A quirky choice, not for the faint hearted!

Ceremony size: up to 2 guests

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: use of wooden chairs.

Daylight Photographic Studio - the oldest surviving example of such a studio in England, this building was originally the workspace of photographer William Hayes and used to host his own wedding reception in 1904. A traditional portrait backdrop and wall of glass (constructed from photographic slides of course!) have been used to capture the memories of many couples’ nuptials. Why not continue the tradition and create a record of your love story here too?

Ceremony size: up to 10 guests

Availability: all year. Hire period: 2 hours. Seating provision: use of wooden chairs.

RECEPTIONS: Our informal reception options (for celebratory drinks, or to enjoy your wedding cake) can be added to any wedding or ceremony booking.

Alternative reception options are only available when booking Exclusive Use. If the Museum’s unique atmosphere is inspiring you to arrange a banquet fit for a Tudor in the Manor House; a ‘40s tea dance in the Pavilion; or a hog roast in the Iron Age Roundhouse, let us know! We are happy to discuss the possibilities and practicalities of working with your external suppliers or wedding planners.

Exclusive Use – Available on Fridays from 2022

Bookings which provide exclusive use of the Museum buildings and grounds are a fantastic option if you have a longer guest list; if you wish to use your chosen ceremony location and other areas for a reception; or you just fancy a bit of exclusivity.

Availability: all year (but please refer to seasonal restrictions for each ceremony location).

Hire period: 9am to 5pm from 1 April to 30 September (latest ceremony time 4pm) / 9am to 4pm from 1 October to 31 March (latest ceremony time 3pm).

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Iron Age Roundhouse
Iron Age Roundhouse
Daylight Photographic Studio
Daylight Photographic Studio
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Crofter's Cottage
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Crofter's Cottage
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    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
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    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Corkage Option
    Allows Private Catering
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