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On since 2021

Last update: November 2023

The Grand, York is a stunning hotel wedding venue in York, England. This hotel offers a stunning backdrop for nuptial celebrations, with remarkable Edwardian architecture and impressive original features. Couples who choose to celebrate their nuptials here can expect luxurious surroundings, exceptional service, and dedicated staff with an eye for detail.

Facilities and Capacity

Guests will surely be impressed by this venue from the moment they step inside the elegant reception area. This hotel offers multiple event spaces for couples to choose from, depending on the size of their celebration and personal style. The Boardroom provides a stunning space for receptions. It features an elegant parquet floor, high ceilings dotted with magnificent chandeliers, and an exquisite statement fireplace. This property makes a fantastic space for pre-nuptial showers, with an on-site spa and bar area. It also has two restaurants specializing in authentic British cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients.

Services Offered

The team at The Grand, York, understands how much effort it takes to plan a successful wedding and offers newlyweds the services of an event coordinator. This experienced professional will be a source of support throughout the planning process, offering expert knowledge and guidance and ensuring that no detail is overlooked. As this venue appreciates that every couple is different, each wedding is bespoke and tailored to your needs. Catering will be provided by the in-house team, who can facilitate both seated and buffet meals. This hotel has all necessary licenses for events and celebrations, including alcohol and entertainment licenses. They can also provide event embellishments such as a dance floor.


Once the festivities are over, guests and couples can relax in luxurious surroundings at The Grand York. This hotel offers a range of stunning suites and cosy rooms, each exquisitely decorated to emphasize the classic charm of the building. Finished with spacious and modern bathrooms, all guests staying at the hotel can also avail of complimentary access to the spa facilities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

Small Hotel
In the City
Large Hotel

Ceremony Options:

Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
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:

Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
Pet Friendly
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100% Recommended by couples
30 reviews
Charlotte L. Married on 29/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Outstanding

Where to begin with the experience we had for our Wedding at The Grand.

From our first visit to the Venue a year prior, to check-out after our Wedding stay the experience was faultless.

The character and architecture of the Hotel itself is simply stunning, making it the perfect place for any occasion.

Every member of staff we engaged with, both within the Events Team and Hotel Teams, provided faultless service and continually went above and beyond for us and the rest of our party. Both the Wedding area and Hotel bedrooms were immaculate. Additionally, the reception team kindly upgraded our bedroom us as part of our post-wedding stay at the Hotel.

Our Wedding Co-ordinator Gail made the event simply magical. She supported us throughout the whole process, answered every question we had and removed all the stress in the run-up to the day. She is a star.

The concierge and reception upon arrival were supportive and ensured all our bags and boxes for the Wedding were seamlessly moved to the storage area in readiness for the Wedding day.

Throughout the day, every staff member provided a superior service making sure every guest was welcomed and attended to. A special mention to the doormen on the day and evening of the Wedding for supporting our elderly guests and providing company while they needed a moment of fresh air.

I would recommend The Grand not only for a Wedding but for any occasion or stay!

They simply couldn’t do enough for us.
Angie Married on 07/12/2019
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot tell you how fantastic the Grand Hotel ha

You and everyone who were there for our weekend were absolutely brilliant.
From the gorgeous men at the front doors, the reception staff, the staff at the event, the staff who kept coming to our rooms with gifts or messages etc. The Gentleman running the day was just lovely!! We can’t sing their praises enough. You made our day run so smooth. The food, the decor and absolutely everything was gorgeous.
We came away with the best memories that we will treasure for life.
You are part of a fabulous team of people and we want you to know that you are all very special to us. We won’t forget everything you did to make our day what it was.
There is one thing however that we forgot on the day. We’d forgotten to buy a guest book and she got a lovely lady to pop into town to get one for us.

We’d like to say a personal thank you as we didn’t get to see you.
The feedback from our guests was fantastic. You all deserve some recognition for all your hard work. We’ll be back at the Grand in the new year for definite but for now take care and thank you once again.
Benjamin Married on 10/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Dream Team!

Dear Dream-Team, (Megan, James & Igor), Thank you so much for your incredibly hard work! You did a great job! Our wedding was everything and more than what we could have wished for. You really brought a very personal touch to everything. When we’re next in York we’ll pop into The Grand, for a drink to say hello! Again, thank you, you are all stars!
Sophie Married on 03/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Have your Wedding at The Grand, York!

Me and my husband, Will, got married here on Saturday 3rd August this year and honestly we couldn’t have wished for a better day. Megan and James, thank you for going above and beyond and making our day better than we could have ever imagined! The only thing we wish we would change is how quick the day went - it started and ended far too quickly! If you are looking for a venue to get married in and have the tastiest Wedding Breakfast and the most fun evening do, have your Wedding at The Grand, York!
Sadie Married on 04/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding at The Grand, York

I would definitely recommend The Grand, York. The building is stunning, everywhere you look it’s just beautiful. The location and views over the York Minster are breath-taking. But it’s the staff that make this hotel the best in Yorkshire. From the doormen that open the door when you walk into the hotel to the waiting staff who couldn’t do enough to make sure everyone was enjoying their day. Not to mention the team that spent hours working with us to plan the event, Megan and James. Everyone always had a smile on their face. Thank you again!
Emily Married on 18/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Our WOW Wedding at The Grand, York

I would recommend The Grand, York to anyone, whether staying or for a wedding. Firstly, the venue is extraordinary and full of class and opulence. Secondly, everyone is friendly and wants to help you and make you feel the most important person. Our wedding was quite an intimate affair and yet Megan, James and the team made it feel like the most significant wedding they had ever held there. Plus, our dogs were part of the day and every member of staff loved them.

In addition, Wayne the doorman really went above and beyond and felt like a family member by the end of our stay.
Katie Married on 28/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had an absolutely amazing day!


Thank you for organising our wedding yesterday, we had an absolutely amazing day. I wanted to pass on that James was absolutely fantastic and I think every venue needs a James! Everything ran perfectly and the whole team of staff were faultless. It was great. Lots of people commented on how good the food was too!

Thanks again,

Katie and Luke
Anonymous Married on 24/10/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was absolutely perfect!

We would like to thank you and all of the staff at the Grand for making our Wedding so wonderful. Everything was absolutely perfect and we just can't get over how our special day ran without a hitch.

The day would have been nice but the main reason it was exceptional was the fantastic staff in a fantastic venue. Everyone was so efficient and professional however their warmth and friendliness shone through, just a winning combination. Most brides will never forget their wedding day however my memories will be hard to beat.
Anonymous Married on 30/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It was truly amazing!

My husband and I would like to say thank you to all the staff at The Grand for making our stay and our special day perfect! It was truly amazing! Thank you so much!
Jillian Married on 09/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Just wanted to say thank you so much...

Hi Catherine and Laura,

Michael and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with our wedding on Sunday. Everything was exactly how we wanted, all our guests said how welcoming The Grand was, and the whole team were so wonderful, with nothing being too much trouble in any help needed.

Even with some last minute changes with seating arrangements! You made it so easy for us. Please pass on a special thanks to Ashley as well, who was brilliant and the whole team who were simply fantastic.

We’re so pleased to have chosen to have our Wedding at The Grand, from the first moment we contact you, you have been so attentive, friendly and made it such a fantastic experience for us.

Richard our photographer has sent through some sneaky peak photos, but once he’s sent through the others I'll be sure to send them on. The banqueting table took my breath away, the room was just spectacular.

Thank you so much again,
Anonymous Married on 07/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding day!

We had a wonderful Wedding day thank you. It was a lovely day with all our friends and family. Everything went really smoothly!

Thank you so much!
Anonymous Married on 21/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for an excellently planned event

Hi Catherine

Now the dust has settled after Jess & Tom's wedding can I say a big thank you to you and Laura for making sure the day ran smoothly - because to me it seemed to! From what I could see everyone had a great time and thankfully the weather wasn't too hot. I have to say that all of the staff we came into contact with were extremely polite and helpful - which of course is what we'd expect from a 5-star hotel and our expectations were met.

Thank you for an excellently planned event - we'll certainly consider staying at the Grand when we next visit York.
Anonymous Married on 20/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We had a fantastic, wonderful and fabulous day.

Hi Catherine

We would like to say thank you to all your staff and yourself to make our day perfect.

We had a fantastic, wonderful and fabulous day. Thank you.
The food was fantastic and compliments to the chef and assistant chefs- all the staff.
The room was fantastic and with the special touches to make our stay memorable- Thank you.
Everything was what I expected and more. Thank you again.

Everyone who came to our wedding at The Grand Hotel and Spa said it was the best wedding they had been to.

Thank you again. Much appreciated for everything.
Helen Married on 06/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It really couldnt have been more fantastic.

I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support to make our wedding so amazing. Also a big thank you to Laura and everyone else involved at the Grand. Our day really was perfect.

It felt so special and memorable. There was just so much to take in. We’ve just come back from our honeymoon (back to reality unfortunately) or I would have mailed you earlier, but we talked about our wedding day at some point every day while we were away.

We keep remembering things. The room looked incredible, for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, it took my breath away when I walked in, for both parts.

The meal was outstanding, everything ran like clockwork. Everyone from the hotel (and guests too) was so kind and supportive. The room remained cool throughout the ceremony and meal (as you know I was particularly fretting about that !) The separate rooms worked well for the guests too. Our room that we stayed in that night was fantastic too.

We really couldn’t have asked for anything to have been better. We’re really looking forward to seeing the video and photos as there was so much to take in we need help remembering it all !

Sorry we were such a nightmare with all our requests and queries.

Thank you again. It really couldn’t have been more fantastic.
Joe Married on 28/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

I am writing to you as a very satisfied customer.

My Wife, Lindsey, and I had the pleasure of getting married in your wonderful hotel on Saturday 28/04/18. The entire experience was outstanding. Catherine Smith was fantastic at responding to our (many) emails. At no point were we made to feel that our requests were unreasonable, and she was a star from beginning to end.

Everything on the day was organised to perfection. Ashley ran the day and night with an expert eye, and small last minute changes were swiftly dealt with. All of our guests commented on how wonderful the service was, and more than one said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Additionally, the quality of the food was incredible.

Please pass on our thanks to all concerned.
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10 Dec
Open Door

The Grand, York is a stunning hotel wedding venue in the heart of the city set against the backdrop of Edwardian architecture and impressive original features.

Couples who choose to celebrate their nuptials here can expect luxurious surroundings, exceptional service, and dedicated staff with an eye for detail.

Visitors are certain to be visually impressed by the venue from the moment they step inside the elegant reception area.

The Grand offers multiple event spaces for couples to choose from, depending on the size of their celebration and personal style.

The Grand Boardroom lives up to its name; the grandeur of the room is decorated with chandeliers and a magnificent original fireplace. A vast, majestic room with floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, huge windows, and an original parquet floor, coupled with amazing views overlooking York Minster and the City Walls.

Another visually striking space is The Chairman’s Suite, which was the original office of the Chair of the North Eastern Railway. The room is designed to impress and maintains its majestic history with wood clad pillars, an ornate fireplace, and more breathtaking views of the City Wall.

On Sunday 10th December, you are invited to see it all in person as The Elite Collection comes to the Grand for an unrivaled wedding showcase featuring many of York’s finest wedding suppliers between 11 am – 2 pm.

The hotel will also have a magical Christmas feel by the time you visit for what will be our second event here in 2023.

Date: From 10/12/2023 to 11/12/2023 Schedule 11:00 - 14:00
Place: Station Rise,, York, North Yorkshire
10 Feb
Open Door

The Grand York will be exhibiting at The Big Ripon Cathedral Wedding Show

Ripon Cathedral is the place to be on Saturday 10th February 2024 as The UK Wedding Event gets set to stage an unmissable large and stylish wedding show.

This stunningly beautiful and historic building in the Borough of Harrogate is the perfect setting for brides and grooms seeking that wow factor from their wedding planning.

Book in advance for fast-track admission and to save money on the best time slots available for this unmissable one-day event featuring two catwalks show, live entertainment, and food.

Event Information

  • Access to 70 top wedding suppliers
  • Sparkling drinks on arrival
  • Free gift bags
  • Two catwalk shows + live music
  • On-site refreshments
  • Pre-book ticket time slot & save
  • Children (under-16) admitted for free
Date: From 10/02/2024 to 10/02/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Station Rise,, York, North Yorkshire

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