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The Durham Ox is a cosy, award-winning pub wedding venue near the heart of Crayke in York, North Yorkshire. This beautiful countryside setting is just 20 minutes away from York and a stroll from the local church. Licensed for civil ceremonies and ideal for wedding breakfasts and receptions, you can spend your entire day in this enchanting venue.

Facilities and Capacity

The Durham Ox is a versatile setting for all kinds of wedding themes and styles. From formal sit-down meals to casual barbecues, rustic barn weddings, and lavish soirees—you can host your dream celebration. The Private Dining Suite is ideal for a micro wedding with your nearest and dearest, featuring rich earthy tones, ambient lighting, and incredibly comfortable furnishings. Or, celebrate your day in the Ox Barn with up to 80 loved ones, where exposed stone walls, vaulted ceilings, and a private bar. Couples can say 'I do' in the village church, or choose one of the spaces here to host their ceremony. This charming venue also has plenty of car parking and five-star accommodations for you and your travelling guests.

Services Offered

The Durham Ox team is highly experienced in hosting unforgettable events and would be honoured to welcome you. Couples can reach out to Karen to receive attentive and personalised service from the dedicated events team. The in-house culinary crew will work with you to design a bespoke wedding menu to delight every palate. With keen attention to detail and enthusiasm for milestone celebrations, the esteemed staff will ensure your magical day is everything you dreamed of.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Pub or restaurant

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Car parking
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The Durham Ox, Westway, Crayke YO61 4TE York (North Yorkshire)
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