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The Normans

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50 to 150 Guests

The Normans wedding venue epitomises ‘country cool’. Brought to you by husband-wife team Oliver and Laura Robinson, it's set on an 18th-century farm, located in pretty North Yorkshire.

Open last year, the venue centres upon an achingly stylish, south-facing courtyard which is flanked by a rustic Georgian barn, a unique Grain Shed dining area, imaginatively renovated Cow Stalls and Tack Room reception bar.

Step into The Courtyard to mingle around a central water feature and amidst rich greenery and twinkling lights. Say 'I do' in our fully licensed Ceremony Barn, against a backdrop of exposed brickwork, high vaulted ceilings and cascading fairylights. Later, take time out in our cool and quirky Cow Stalls - the ultimate country hang out - or walk through magnificent double doors into our striking marquee - complete with reclaimed wood features - to dine, drink and dance the night away.

In short: The Normans is the ultimate pick for a cutting-edge country wedding!

  • Contemporary country wedding venue with exclusive use
  • All-weather wedding venue, open all-year-round (excluding January and February)
  • Combines cutting-edge design and cool lighting with rustic farm features
  • Beautiful bridal cottage available onsite
  • 20-minute drive from York and just 35 minutes from Leeds City Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple

Other Features:

Car Parking
Confetti Permitted

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    Natalie G. Married on 06/11/2021
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    The best day of our entire lives!!

    I really do recommend the Normans but I don’t want to because I want it to be our special place!! I don’t know where to start with this review because the Normans exceeded our expectations in every way possible.

    I first found the Normans on Instagram and was immediately wowed by the backdrop of their fairy light curtain in the ceremony barn. On the weekend we wanted to get married there just so happened to be a COVID related cancellation so it felt like fate!

    From our first contact we were met with the friendly, down to earth team who couldn’t do enough to help us create our perfect day.
    They were always reachable by email/text/phone and allowed us visit the venue multiple times on the run up to the wedding.

    The venue is stunning. Considering it’s fashioned from old buildings from a working farm you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a purpose built wedding venue. Different parts of your wedding day happen in different buildings, so there feels like there is a real flow to the day to change the vibe and to keep guests interested.
    The ceremony barn is almost cathedral like, with its vaulted ceilings, stunning fairy light backdrop at the ‘altar’ and lined with candles- it’s really romantic. The tack room bar is cosy, almost feels like a small pub, and lends itself perfectly for winter weddings with a fire. Then the cow sheds (yes cows used to live in here) is again really cosy and quirky and our guests loved sitting in here. Oliver clearly has a thing for lighting because there are gorgeous corners of delicate subdued intimate lighting everywhere which makes the whole venue feel really romantic. The venue has old farming equipment dotted around (I’m not even gonna bother guessing what they are but picture old machinery!). the venue basically has a real raw authenticity and is very ‘industrial chic’ which is really en vogue at the moment. Finally the huge doors were flung open to reveal the grain shed where the wedding breakfast and reception happen, which is a fabulous, modern room- more twinkling lights everywhere, an amazing bar and lit up dance floor. Our guests were not expecting this reveal and it wowed everyone.
    There’s a gorgeous outside courtyard with a fountain which lends itself perfectly to summer but I feel the buildings come into their own in the winter- so cosy. Basically any time of year- you’re covered. We had some rain on our wedding day and the staff somehow moved our party indoors without us noticing or feeling herded!

    The day before the wedding we had the venue to ourselves to set up and I spent most of the day with the wonderful Sharon and her husband Dave, who immediately felt like long lost friends. They could not have been more helpful, and again- everyone is so down to earth and friendly.

    On the day of the wedding, our cake supplier didn’t turn up but I was none the wiser as Sharon, Dave and Oliver were busy finding me a cake replacement and didn’t want to stress me out- I preferred what they found to my original cake!!!
    These are the extra steps they will go to to make sure their brides and grooms have a seamless day. Sharon was the one that got me ready to walk down the aisle/fluffed my dress/ sorted my veil- I felt so comfortable with her and she really helped ease my nerves.

    They use the Hog and Apple catering company which supplied the most delicious food and the drinks were flowing all evening.

    The venue as an aside- it is the people of the Normans that give it the love and soul that makes it so successful. They could not have done enough, and did it all with enthusiasm and a giant smile on their faces. I know they do weddings week in week out but it felt like they really enjoyed ours which felt so lovely.

    Oliver, Sharon, Dave- thank you for the most wonderful experience.

    If you want a unique, fabulous venue with the greatest team of people behind it- look no further.
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    Sarah K. Married on 30/10/2021
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    The most amazing day!

    I genuinely do not have enough good words to say about our experience with The Normans. From looking around the venue a few years ago, to re-arranging our date for the fourth time, Oliver, Sharon and the whole team were unbelievable throughout - what a genuinely nice group of people who will literally do anything to make your day just as you have dreamt it. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and cannot be beaten (believe me I looked round many!). As soon as we laid our eyes on the ceremony barn, we just knew that it was the perfect place for our special day and so many of our guests said it was the best wedding venue they have ever been to. I would not hesitate to recommend them!
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    Katie P. Married on 09/10/2021
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    Stunning, family-run venue

    The first time I came to look around The Normans, I was so blown away by the ceremony barn that I welled up and instantly knew I’d never be able to see us getting married anywhere else. The venue is so stunning but not only that, the team are so kind and down to earth and will do anything they can to make the day extra special for you. We had continuity of communication with the fabulous Sharon from the first day of looking around to overseeing a wedding day by which point it felt like she was one of the family!
    We absolutely can’t recommend this magical venue highly enough.
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    Juliet S. Married on 07/10/2021
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    Stunning Venue - Magical day!

    The most gorgeous wedding venue ever! The ceremony barn felt intimate and romantic with their high ceilings and twinkling lights as we said our vows. The venue's show-stoppper area is the gorgeous and atmospheric grain shed - dining, drinking and dancing all under one roof ensures the dance floor is full from start to finish - a must for anyone looking to celebrate (and party) with their guests. We couldn't fault the service provided by the Normans. Their approach is so personal for every wedding and they went above and beyond for our special day - and didn't stop smiling, the entire time. Sharon was also an amazing help for the pre-aisle build up with the bridal party and immediately felt like one of the family. Oliver was on hand for any questions during the planning, booking and and build up, and we are so grateful for his guidance and enthusiasm from start to finish. The Hog and Apple - wow , incredible food, flawless service, just delicious.
    The Normans service doesn't stop on your wedding day. They were on hand to help take decorations down before we were even awake! Our items were neatly lined up for collection the next day - a seamless service whilst you're on cloud 9 of happiness. No stress here!
    Thank you to The Normans for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!
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    Emma W. Married on 30/09/2021
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    The best wedding venue we could have asked for

    From the moment we walked in to The Normans, we knew we had to get married there. It completely surpassed our already high expectations from photos on the website!
    Oliver & the whole team are absolutely exceptional and go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect on your big day.
    Nothing is too much trouble for them. We felt completely relaxed and reassured that the day would go ahead as we had hoped. When we had to reschedule our date due to the pandemic, they really had our best interests at heart and made the whole thing as easy as possible for us.
    We weren't blessed with the best weather for our wedding day in the end however the venue itself is so beautiful inside and they have so many different areas that it really didn't matter.
    The little touches on the day made such a difference, such as providing umbrellas for the wedding party & guests, and helping to calm the nerves at the top of the aisle. You really felt like they were a part of the wedding rather than working it!
    So many of our guests commented that it was the most stunning venue they've been to. I can't recommend The Normans enough!
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    Nicole F. Married on 23/09/2021
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    Dream wedding

    The most amazing breathtaking wedding venue! From the second I set foot in the ceremony room I knew this was my dream wedding venue! The rustic detail and millions of fairy lights make the venue so special and beautiful without adding anything else! Throughout the uncertain times of covid the team at the Normans were there to help and guide and reassure at the drop of a hat! As the wedding day drew nearer I started to get nervous at how the day would run but I didn’t need to worry Sharon and Oliver made sure everything was absolutely perfect! Nothing was too much trouble, no question too silly, no ask too big! Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of and more and every single guest commented on how beautiful it was! We cannot thank them all enough from the bottom of our hearts!
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    Nicole C. Married on 21/09/2021
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    Amazing venue

    This venue was always going to be my first choice. When I first saw it in person, it blew me away! Oliver, one of the owners has just been amazing since day one! Even through Covid, he was supportive and reassuring! The isle lighting especially, just beautiful! We had the best day ever.
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    Nima Married on 18/09/2021
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    A truly special venue!

    The Normans were slightly more expensive than other venues, but trust us when we say it's money well spent! Oliver and Laura (and the team) really do look after EVERYTHING for you, so much so you don't need to spend any time before or during the wedding worrying about any minor detail. They were welcoming and helpful to our guests, kept family at ease, and worked with our suppliers cohesively to ensure everything ran smoothly. The comms were always speedy, informative and very relaxed (in a good and unique way!). The venue is stunning, well maintained and in some ways prettier than the pictures! It has everything you need for the whole day!
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    Charlotte R. Married on 16/09/2021
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    Stunning venue with great people who really go the extra mile!

    OH WOW what a day and night we had!! Just the best venue and hosts we could have ever hoped for. From the lead up to the big day to the day itself nothing was too much trouble, Oliver and Sharon were so accommodating. Every single guest commented on how great the venue is and how well the day ran, just so relaxed.
    The caterers exclusively used at the venue, Hog & Apple, deserve a mention too. Again nothing was too much trouble and the choices and quality of food is just phenomenal! Excellent service all round.
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    Anna B. Married on 31/08/2021
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    Absolute perfection, 100/10!

    I cannot believe it’s been 10 weeks since we had the most perfect, stunning , amazing wedding day with you guys! Every single stage of the process was floorless and so easy, thanks for you all at the Normans! From booking with you 3 years ago, all the way up to collecting our things the next day. Matt and I cannot thank you all enough, for making the hardest 18 months we could have imagined, end in such an incredible way! You once said to us “thank you for sticking with us”… but we never even doubted having our wedding anywhere else, you were the one and only venue we looked at as we fell in love straight away.


    The venue is a natural beauty that allows you to personalise it which ever way you want. On site accommodation, multiplier spaces to use come rain or shine and the suppliers list - just amazing.

    100000 gold stars from us!
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    Daniel B. Married on 12/08/2021
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    Wow. Wow. Wow!!!

    Oliver, Sharon and the fantastic Normans team cannot be faulted. It’s hard to try and find the right words to describe how fantastic the day was.

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. From the very first glimpse of the venue many years ago to the wedding day, you were all amazing and eclipsed our expectations throughout the difficulties of rearrangement again and again.

    We certainly partied. It was a day that we’ll never forget.
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    Emily G. Married on 17/07/2021
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    The Gibsons - July 2021

    Wow, wow, wow just wow.
    We fell in love with The Normans when we saw the venue for the first time in April 2019. We cancelled the rest of our viewings with other venues as it was “the one”. It’s hard to describe the emotions we felt when we booked The Normans but I guess it’s a little like buying a home, when you walk in and it feels right you just know.
    I think anyone can see from any photographs of The Normans that it is a stunning space to have your wedding ceremony and celebrations but with The Normans you are getting so much more than a beautiful venue, you are getting a family run business with a team of couples that are totally and utterly devoted to making every wedding day they host perfect and unique to each couple.
    Of course, when we booked in 2019, we were blissfully unaware that we were about to experience a global pandemic…. But my goodness me were we grateful that we had the Normans Team to support us through planning a wedding through the challenging and uncertain times. They allowed us to make contingency plans for every scenario and ensured us that whatever we were faced with they would find a way to make it the wedding of our dreams emotionally and financially – so for this reassurance – THANK YOU.
    Now – being the two luckiest people in the world, we did not need any contingency plans and sitting tight and praying for our date to go ahead as planned in summer 2021 paid off! (free of charge they even threw in the hottest day of they year for us!!!!)
    When we initially booked The Normans, Oliver and Sharon explained that they pride themselves on the “flow” of the day – and yes it flowed. Lots of our guests have complimented us on how the day flowed and we feel guilty taking the compliments as this is all down to the team at The Normans and their efficient planning and experience!
    One of our guests said, “when you go to a wedding, there is always a “lull” period where people don’t know what to do with themselves – this just didn’t happen at your wedding, it was amazing, and the day just went so fast”.
    We could talk forever on how happy we were with our wedding day but are so grateful for the choice we made to book you.
    Words of advice – if you are looking at venues, you need to look no further – The Normans will do you proud.
    Thank you, Oliver & Laura, Sharron & Dave (and Amanda for the beautiful Cottage) – from the day we booked, each time we have visited, the pop-up Hogg and Apple restaurant during the pandemic, all the zoom calls and of course – The Wedding weekend.

    We have loved it all.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
    Emily & Sam (Mr & Mrs Gibson!)

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    Sarah J. Married on 10/07/2021
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    Magical venue with seamlessly flowing order of the day!

    We chose the Norman's after going to a friend's wedding there, and some of our friends have chosen the venue after seeing ours. It's a magical venue, it looks beautiful before any of the extras. The way we were treated was exceptional, especially given covid! Everyone has said how seamless the day was, everything flowed beautifully and seemingly effortlessly. There is so much space to handle any weather that is thrown your way and you can't help but feel relaxed and in the party mood when in the courtyard.
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    Grayson Married on 08/07/2021
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    Worth every penny!

    Oliver and his team we brilliant from start to finish. Our wedding was cancelled due to the pandemic but everyone at the Norman’s were so understanding, we booked our wedding in for the year after and it was worth the wait.
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    Joanna Y. Married on 24/06/2021
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    An absolutely stunning venue and incredible team behind it!

    The Normans was the first venue we looked around and no other venue compared! It is absolutely stunning and by no means ‘just another barn’. Even better, it has the most incredible and enthusiastic team of hosts behind it who looked after us the whole way through our wedding planning experience; they really love what they do. We (as many other couples did and still do) had the added stress of COVID to navigate but the Normans were extremely accommodating and supportive throughout, putting us at ease and always being on hand for a chat. The flow and feel of the venue is what we loved most. It allowed for a relaxed atmosphere but with the most beautiful, natural, rustic decor; the waterfall lights are even more impressive in real life! Another major tick box for us was the accessibility of the venue with one of our close family members in a wheelchair. Our guests have not stopped complimenting the venue we picked and we all had an absolute blast. We highly recommend the Normans and cannot thank them enough for making our special day surpass all expectations. Jo and Josh xx

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