The Guildhall

York, North Yorkshire View map Visit website
Starting at £2,900
2 to 160 Guests


Starting at £2,900
2 to 160 Guests

In the heart of York's vibrant city centre in North Yorkshire, The Guildhall is a grade 1 listed historic venue, offering riverside views for a captivating wedding affair. Within its antique walls, a choice of distinguished reception spaces awaits, from an elegant courtyard to lavishly decorated rooms. Inside and out, this 15-century building is steeped in original charm and character, giving couples a unique setting in which to begin a new chapter.

Facilities and Capacity

The Guildhall delivers a grand backdrop to host the couple's most special celebration. History lovers, in particular, will appreciate the handcrafted pearl-coloured limestone that forms the building's impressive facade. In pleasing contrast, eight graceful oak pillars forged from a single tree stand proud on each side of the main hall. This captivating space provides ample room for 160 seated guests and 270 for a lively standing reception. Adjoining this large setting is the walled courtyard, ideally suited for sophisticated drinks under a mild and clear night sky. While the venue is not licensed to host ceremonies, couples will have access to the Mansion House located directly across from the hall. Here, to-be-weds can exchange vows in a Georgian building dating back to 1732, the perfect accompaniment to the reception setting.

Services Offered

The Guildhall's events team have over 50 years of experience delivering weddings, ensuring even the smallest detail meets the highest standard. This includes providing couples with a smooth transition between the separate ceremony location and the exquisite reception space. The on-site award-winning chefs can produce a locally sourced menu carefully designed to excite every pallet. If couples have something particular in mind, the culinary team is more than happy to craft an entirely bespoke menu. From start to finish, the experienced team of caterers and hoteliers are ready to go the extra mile to ensure the milestone day runs smoothly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
In the City
Unique Weddings

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

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities


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