The Priests House

(8 reviews) 8 5
Barden Tower Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 6AS
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About The Priests House

Barden Tower, Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 6AS

The Priests House lies within the intimate and unmatched beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, standing within the presence of the majestic 12th century ruins of Barden Tower. We are proud to have been a part of hundreds of couples “best days”, and we would be delighted to be a part of yours.

Our lovingly and authentically restored Old Chapel is perfect for holding your ceremony, with its large, grand windows, original features and stone walls. For wedding breakfasts of thirty-two or more, The Old Chapel serves as a stunning setting for your meal. Meanwhile, for smaller parties, the House itself is an ideal and intimate room for your wedding breakfast following the ceremony in the Chapel. With log fires, original wooden beams and historical artefacts the House provides a setting full of character and medieval-era charm.

As we are situated in the Wharfedale Valley, fabulous views surround the entire venue. Outside of the Chapel, we have a courtyard, lawn and orchard with outside seating, which all serves as a perfect place to enjoy the tranquil setting. On your day, these will all be exclusive for you and your guests only shared with our family of ducks, two pheasants and the robin who have made our venue their home!

Here at The Priests House we can confidently promise a day to remember including:

- a stunning backdrop to truly capture just how magic your day is.

- delicious food courtesy of our in-house catering team (warning – please come hungry!).

- a service team that is personable, professional and efficient. We take pride in the fact that we foster an environment whereby our couples can focus on themselves and their guests, and not the wedding details.

- exclusive use of our immaculately maintained grounds and venue, including both The Priests House and The Old Chapel.

- the attention to detail and passion that you would expect – we truly care and take to heart that your day exceeds everything that you had imagined.

- access to a large catalogue of wedding decorations, from rustic to traditional wedding fayre free of charge. In addition, we also have an award-winning in-house floristry service courtesy of our business owner, Debbie.

We would love to hear from you about how we can help make your big day happen. Please read through our brochure and we hope to hear from you soon!

• Fabulous historic venue in the picturesque North Yorkshire Dales • Impressive architecture including the 12th century Barden Tower • Beautiful renovated, authentic 15th century chapel available for ceremony and reception • The cosy Priests House is perfect for intimate celebrations for 32 guests • Overnight accommodation for 24 available in The Barn at Barden • In-house florist and a range of decor

Facilities at The Priests House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Pub or Restaurant
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Priests House Reviews (8)

So many compliments from everyone...
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By Tara and Paul, on 01 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2019

Both Paul and I would like to express our heart felt thanks for all of the hard work that everyone put into our wedding day. As soon as I walked into the venue on our look around day, I knew it was the right place for us. On the day the venue was even better than I could ever have imagined. The tables were sensational. All of the finishing touches were amazing! The food was amazing. So many compliments from everyone. If I wasn’t in a wedding dress I would have licked my plate clean! Both Andy (vegan) and James (egg and bean allergy) were so happy with all of their food. And Conor brought Andy his own plate of Vegan wedding cake to top it off!

Thank you so much for making our day...
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By Dan & Laura, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Nov 2019

Hi Guys We’ve not long been back from our honeymoon but we just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone involved (Debbie, Steve, Mark, Kat, Conor & co) for how well our wedding day went last weekend. The flowers were just beautiful, the food was amazing and everything was absolutely perfect. Conor did a cracking job making sure we didn’t need to worry about anything and everyone loved it. We had so many comments about how amazing the venue was, so we couldn’t be happier with it all! Thank you so much for making our big day as special as it could have been. Daniel and Laura

You even arranged the weather!
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By Shirley for Sam and Katya, on 22 Dec 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2019

I am sorry it has taken a while to write this note to thank you for the wonderful day you gave us at Sam and Katya's wedding. Debbie - your floral decorations were stunning; Mark - the food was out of this world and Conor and Kat - the attention to detail and friendliness you gave out party was without fault. You even arranged the weather! Most of all we cannot thank you enough for being flexible to reschedule the wedding date at short notice. You have a wonderful venue with professional and experienced individuals who really care that a wedding day is special. Thank you for everything Shirley (mother of the groom)

Thanks for being wonderful!
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By Anne and Malcolm, on 01 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 19 Oct 2019

Debbie, Mark, Conor and staff. Thank you so much for making our wedding day "perfect" in every way. We really appreciate all your hard work. Hope to see you soon but not for a wedding or even a christening!

You always feel a part of the family...
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By Laura & Patrick, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2019

I first noticed this venue whilst out running pre engagement. It’s rural location and rustic charm caught my eye. Debbie and Steve were very prompt with communication and we booked to view after confirming they would allow our dog to be part of the day. Wow, the chapel is stunning and the light floods in creating a truly special place. We knew nothing would compare and agreed a date. We loved how it was family run, it always felt personal and Debbie knows the venue inside out. It took the stress away and the attention to detail was meticulous. In the lead up to the wedding we went up for Sunday lunch and attended the open day. We knew our guests would be well fed and Debbie would create our vision for the day. They have plenty of decorations which are free to use. The day itself was perfect and everything as expected. Many guests commented how much they loved the venue and how great the food was, including the portion size. They also plan to come back for Sunday lunch! This venue is truly memorable and you always feel part of the family and not just a customer. Would 100% recommend.

Our day was everything that we wanted and more...
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By Ash & Mareesa, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2019

We got married at the Priest house in Feb.. our day was everything that we wanted and more. Debbie, Mark & staff were all amazing from start to finish. We can’t thank them enough for everything they did! The grounds are just breath taking.. and the chapel is my favourite place ??. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou.

A truly fabulous wedding experience...
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By Asha & Jojo, on 11 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

We recently had the privilege of getting married at this lovely venue. We had a truly amazing day and would just like to extend our gratitude to Debbie and her team who were all utterly fantastic. They made both ourselves and our guests feel calm, relaxed and very welcome and could not have done enough for us to make sure we were happy on our big day, despite the rain. The venue and it's setting is absolutely stunning and has been restored impeccably, the people are lovely , professional and very accommodating and the food was fabulous! We had so many guest comments on the beautiful setting and how wonderful they thought the food was on the day. I honestly don't know how they managed to keep to that gastronomic standard for 70+ people. A Truly fabulous wedding experience. Thank you

Just simply amazing!
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By Clare and Ben, on 08 Nov 2019Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

The Priests House and Old Chapel is just simply amazing!! Set in stunning surroundings. However what really sets this amazing place apart from any other is the staff. I had the pleasure of getting married there May 19 2018. Debbie, Steve, Mark and the entire team are amazing and simply couldn't do enough above and beyond. The food is sublime. We definitely won't be strangers and plan to celebrate many future anniversaries there.

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