Amazing place for our wedding, just perfect!!!!
By Michelle & Jonathan, on 09 May 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2018
The place was just perfect for what we both wanted in a wedding venue. Keri and all the team where absolutely amazing at their jobs friendly warm & welcoming to us all, which made our day very special, we had the whole venue to yourself which was brilliant. All our guests loved the place too. Our day was absolutely amazing. I would definitely recommend staying here. we will be returning again
The Perfect Wedding
By Nikita & Ed, on 09 May 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Oct 2018
We held our wedding at The Old Deanery in October 2018 and cannot praise them highly enough. The first time we visited, we were taken by how perfectly it fit what we had hoped to find - and then looking at the prices was a dream come true. On top of that, Keri, the events manager, helped us with every aspect - and we were able to customise pretty much every aspect!
Breakfast on both mornings of our stay continued the tradition of phenomenal food. We also arranged private dining the night before our wedding - which was zero effort on our part and a wonderful experience.
The gardens are gorgeous - we had our couples shoot there, and you honestly could not tell we were on the doorstep of the centre of Ripon. The venue is literally right opposite the cathedral too which is incredible.
All the staff were incredible throughout the whole day, and any request we made was catered for. Amazing food, fantastic rooms, an incredible and cool venue with fireplaces, comfy seating in the bar area and gorgeous restaurant areas. It's pretty small at 11 rooms, but that just adds to the feeling of exclusiveness and privacy.
We cannot recommend a stay at The Old Deanery enough, and if you are looking for a wedding venue, you should definitely consider it. Oh, and they're dog friendly as well!
Thank you so much!
By Rachel & Rob, on 17 Jan 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so special. I really did feel that I didn't have to worry about a single thing, from the minute we booked, through all the planning conversations, emails and meetings right up to seeing you welcome us back from the ceremony to have dinner. The food was as good as we knew it would be, and I still can't put into words how beautiful the dining room looked. I was completely blown away by how well you had understood us and how much the room felt exactly like we wanted it to. Thank you so so much - if we could do it all again we would!
By Martin & Andrew, on 11 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018
From our first visit we knew we had found a special venue, and as our planning progressed we realised we were blessed with a fantastic wedding coordinator. Keri is an absolute professional, who kept us at ease throughout and placated our many many requests effortlessly. On top of this, she was able to advise us on specifics and was brilliant on the day.
From our arrival, to the removal of our circus of a wedding four days later, he could not do enough to help. This was again echoed through the other members of the team, who were a credit to the Old Deanery.
I could not write this without making a special mention to the chef Lee, who created a fantastic bespoke wedding menu which met our needs perfectly. He was imaginative and open to suggestions, which led to a sharing style meal which we have received endless positive feedback about.
All in all, I could not asked for a more fantastic team of people, in a more beautiful venue, to have helped us celebrate our wedding.
Our Perfect Day!
By Rachael & Mark, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018
The Old Deanery delivered outstanding customer service, from the moment we first met with them to discuss the space as a potential venue. Our experience with all members of staff was utterly faultless, in both the lead up to our wedding, the day itself and throughout the rest of the time we and our guests stayed at The Old Deanery. No ask was too much effort for the staff at The Old Deanery; the Chef worked with us to fine tune our menu so it was exactly as we wanted it. Keri, our wedding planner, was so incredibly thoughtful and went over and above to ensure the whole day ran smoothly. We were so touched at all the additional effort the staff at The Old Deanery went to - from setting up and decorating the venue, to ensuring we had a chance to try the canapés on the day when we were busily chatting with our guests! At the end of the night we were even delivered with ice cold bottles of water to enjoy with the bacon sandwiches they’d held back for us. Every member of staff at The Old Deanery was polite, generous and thoughtful and so many of our guests commented on how the staff at The Old Deanery were the best staff they’d ever met at a wedding! Our wedding was perfect, all because of the magnificent staff at The Old Deanery, I couldn’t praise them any higher for their customer service.?
Thank you to everyone at The Old Deanery, you are all wonderful!
You were amazing!
By Emma & Graham, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 20 May 2018
You were amazing throughout the whole planning process and the final day itself. There is nothing we would change about the day and we’re so grateful to you and the staff. ? Thank you so much for so many amazing memories.
By Luke & Catherine, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Apr 2018
Thank you so much for your help and guidance over these last few months. It’s been so much easier knowing you have things taken care of! We know this was the perfect venue for us as soon as we visited. Thanks for making it a special day for us.
By Michelle & Richard, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2018
Dear Keri and all the team at The Old Deanery. Thank you very much for making our wedding day so special. We have been so impressed with how smoothly and calmly everything was done. Nothing was too much trouble and every single member of staff we met was friendly and extremely helpful. All our family and friends had a wonderful day
and that’s thanks to you.
By David & Rachel, on 08 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2018
To all the team at The Old Deanery. Thank you all for everything you have done to help make our wedding the most special day. We will be back!
Thank you for our incredible wedding!
By Becky & Will, on 25 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Dec 2017
My husband and I had our wedding reception on the 8th of December 2017. I couldn't recommend The Old Deanery enough. From start to finish Keri and the events team were extremely professional, organised and very supportive in our wedding. The building is beautiful and so intimate. The food was incredible and many of our guests said it was some of the best food they've ever had at a wedding. The rooms were modern yet very cosy. We will certainly be going back there to stay and hold future celebrations there. I'm so pleased we choose this as our venue. Even if its for a lunch or a pot of tea, you will fall in love with the atmosphere The Old Deanery creates. Thank you Keri!
Massive thank you!
By Katey & Johann, on 28 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 07 Oct 2017
You were an absolute star. From first meeting you at the beginning of the year right up until the Sunday morning after the wedding. You listened to everything we asked for and you made sure everything was just right. I was over the moon with how the room looked for the meal, it was just how I wanted it. We heard so many positive comments about the staff on the day and the day after.
We didn’t want the day to end, we had such an amazing time and made really special memories to treasure forever.
Thank you so much for your patience and for making our day perfect.
Perfect Wedding Venue!
By Mary & Charles, on 16 May 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017
We got married at the Old Deanery in September 2017 and can’t recommend them highly enough.
We had exclusive use of the venue which was lovely and helped creat a relaxed friendly atmosphere on our wedding day.
The food was excellent. We loved our tasting meal and on the day everything was delicious and high quality.
Everyone at the Old Deanery was friendly, brilliant and worked hard to make our day special, especially Keri, our wedding coordinator. At every stage she was lovely, highly organised, always quick to get back to our emails and massively competent. She ensured everything ran smoothly on the day and we didn’t have to worry about anything.
The Old Deanery itself is a beautiful building and the rooms worked perfectly for our wedding of 60 day and 100 evening guests. The gardens are great and looked beautiful on our photos. They are also enclosed so safe for children to play.
We liked that the Old Deanery were happy for us to make the venue our own- we replaced the pictures with our pre wedding photos, decorated the tables and rooms etc.
We also thought the Old Deanery was very reasonable in price. Both for the overall cost of our package and for drinks and rooms for our guests- both were vastly less expensive than other wedding venues and everyone loved their rooms and breakfast.
Overall we though the Old Deanery was a perfect wedding venue and would strongly recommend it.