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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

We are delighted to welcome you to The Guildhall; a complex comprising of Grade I, II* and II listed buildings.
Originally constructed in the 15th century as a meeting place for York鈥檚 historic guilds, the Guildhall has played host to many important figures over the years, from King Richard III in 1483, to Prince Albert in1850, although none quite as important as our 21st century Bride & Grooms!

Recently restored in April 2022, couples seeking something different for their special day will adore the stunning original features complemented by modern enhancements. Exclusively yours, The Guildhall is a hidden gem, nestled in the heart of York鈥檚 city centre, situated on the River Ouse behind The Mansion House - a stone's throw away from York Minster, Museum Gardens and the historic City Walls.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you opt for a blessing with us here, or say your official vows elsewhere before enjoying a memorable celebration of fine dining and dance-floor fun at the Guildhall, our team will work with you to ensure a seamless transition.

A fully-tuned Grand Piano is located in the main hall, perfectly positioned for a professional (or not!) to tickle the keys as your guests arrive. An evening DJ is included in your package, providing the big hitters to get everyone dancing, while our mobile bar supplier, also included in your package, will be serving up a range of drinks, lovingly pre-selected by you!

This is a wheelchair-accessible venue with complimentary WiFi and PA system for those all-important emotional speeches.

We can cater for parties from a minimum of 60 adult guests to a maximum seated dining capacity of 120.
Overall capacity allows us to welcome 140 guests in total, to include your evening-only guests.

Services Offered

Our in-house event catering team pride themselves on delivering delicious menus and a professional service, while the experienced events team are ready to go the extra mile to ensure your special day runs smoothly. Our simple and straightforward wedding package aims to provide a 'one-stop-shop' of venue hire & services, with the option of upgrades or additions to enhance your big day.

We also provide a wish-list of services and products available. To make your wedding day an unforgettable and stress-free experience, our team can liaise on your behalf with external suppliers for venue dressing, entertainment, or flowers to name but a few.

We can offer flexibility on the package in most cases in order to match your theme and personal style, although we aren't able to offer the option of outside catering or bar provision due to licensing.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Guildhall

4.9 out of 5 rating
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Josie Sent on 17/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Guildhall was great!

We loved having our wedding at the Guildhall, the staff were phenomenal, the location was perfect, the venue is stunning and the food was incredible. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for anything better!
Leanne F. Sent on 18/03/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Fantastic attentive team

Many brides say how stressful organising a wedding is. Not with the guidehall! Nadia and her team took care of everything, even dressing the tables. An absolutely stunning venue
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The Guildhall Real Weddings

Josie & Josh
13 photos 路 06/07/2023
Adam & Isla
16 photos 路 24/09/2022


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The Guildhall York, St Martins Courtyard, Coney St, YO1 9QL York (North Yorkshire)
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