The Principal York

(29 reviews) 29 5
Station Road York North Yorkshire YO24 1AA
Oak Room - Civil Ceremony 0
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About The Principal York

Station Road, York
North Yorkshire, YO24 1AA

The Principal York is a magnificent wedding venue located in the heart of the beautiful historic city of York, adjacent to York Train station. With stunning surroundings, easy access to transport links and a wealth of history, this is a truly show-stopping place to celebrate your marriage. 

Built to impress, in the 19th century, designed as an integral part of the York railway station, and following a £20m refurbishment, your wedding day will be an experience that you and your guests will remember forever.

This stunning hotel creates a magnificent contrast between its historic Victorian architecture and its modern and luxurious furnishings to deliver a timeless, elegant backdrop for your wedding celebrations.

The day will be elegant, glamorous and perfectly delivered, A Principal York wedding means a team of dedicated and experienced professionals who love what they do.

The grand staircase, black & white corridor and outdoor space ensure your memories last a lifetime. For large family shots or those precious portraits of the happy couple, The Principal York has an array of beautiful backdrops.

Do check our special offers and our Open days.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and making your dream day a reality.

Please contact our Wedding & Events Executive, Sasha Parker on 01904 688613 or alternatively please email on

• Ultimate in luxury hotel accommodation with unbeatable facilities and top quality service • Can accommodate celebrations for up to 200 guests • Outstanding wedding cuisine, prepared from fresh produce • Luxury bedrooms with home comforts for you and your guests • Professional service from your first enquiry • Dedicated event manager on hand throughout

Facilities at The Principal York

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
In the City
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Principal York Location

The Principal York, Station Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1AA

Station Road York North Yorkshire YO24 1AA
01904 653 615
29 5

The Principal York Reviews (29)

Mr & Mrs D
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By Kirsty Duggan, on 27 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Sep 2017

Thank you so much to you and the team from the beginning of planning the wedding until the end of the day. We had an amazing hotel and have truly falling in love with it. Thank you for an amazing day!

Mr & Mrs W
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By Leanne Way, on 27 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2017

My HUSBAND and I would just like to thank you both for absolutely everything on the run up to, and during the stay for our wedding. All our family and friends enjoyed the stay, and the wedding itself, and many said they would be returning to stay over as the hotel was so beautiful. We've had the time of our lives and we thank you so much for it. Mr & Mrs Way.

Mr & Mrs M Wedding
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By Mr M, on 07 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2017

Just a note to say thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. Everything went perfectly from the ceremony to the DJ and we're really appreciative of the efforts you all put in. I gave a nod to you, to Hannah and the catering staff in my speech and I want to reiterate how helpful Hannah was in organising everything. The waiting staff were very impressive (it was like a military operation!) and the food was perfect - so many guests complimented it. The room and the breakfast the next morning were great too. Thanks again for a wonderful day

Our Wedding day
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By Mr & Mrs Ollis, on 01 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 27 May 2017

‘Everything was perfect and I could not have even imagined how perfect it could possibly be. It is all down to Isobel and Liam who worked so incredibly hard to make sure everything went smoothly and our wishes were met. I don’t even think I could start to thank them for everything they have done because 1 it would take me forever and 2 there are no words. I cannot fault them in the slightest. I want to do it all again!’

Diddams & Alipoor Wedding
Venue Service

By Andy, on 05 May 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Apr 2017

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at the Principal Hotel this weekend. Natalie and Javaad seemed to spend the whole day with the biggest smile. Liam and his team were really great and everything went like clockwork. We were particularly impressed that nothing seemed to faze the team and there was nothing that was too much trouble. Please can you pass on our thanks to everyone at the Principal and be assured that we would recommend your hotel to anyone planning a wedding in the future.

Mr & Mrs Tait Wedding
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By Mr & Mrs Tait, on 21 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Apr 2017

James and I would like to say a big thank you to you and the team for working so hard to make our wedding run smoothly. We had the most wonderful day, it was just perfect and we enjoyed every minute of it. We were all impressed on the day with how Liam organised everything from start to finish and made us feel totally at ease. Thank you all once again for helping make our day extra special and thank you Isobel for all your hard work in the run up to the big day. favourite hotel very soon ?? favourite hotel very soon ??favourite hotel very soon ??

Mr and Mrs Formons Wedding on 5th December
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By Mr and Mrs Formon, on 02 Jan 2016

The wedding was absolutely fantastic thank you, we couldn't have imagined a better day! The whole experience from our initial meeting with the wedding coordinator to the day itself has been brilliant. Katie helped us so much along the way with your ideas and achieving ours. Caroline was absolutely fab on the day, so helpful and making sure we were happy throughout the day. The service on the day was great, everybody got what they ordered, there were no delays and the food was amazing, many of our guests said the same, the lemon tart was a firm favourite! The renovations were amazing, from what it was to how it is now is incredible and it really does look five star, all of our guests commented on the decor of the hotel and we felt very privileged to be the first to use it! We really can't thank Katie and Caroline enough, you've both been so great throughout and we'd have no hesitations in recommending you both and The Royal York itself.

Mr and Mrs White Wedding on Sunday 6th September
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By Luke and Alice White, on 07 Nov 2015

We would like to Congratulate you and your team for the hard work and attention to detail on our Wedding day. It was such a wonderful day and we all had an excellent time. No-one could fault anything. We would like to say thank you to the Royal York, especially our wedding Host, she was excellent and the day ran so smoothly, it was relaxing. The food was superb, a massive thank you to the Chef and his team, everyone is making the Royal York a place to visit for food now! Myself and my wife will be visiting the Royal York Hotel in the near future, for a nice meal and we will always remember that special day we had with you. With kind wishes, Luke and Alice White

Wedding - Saturday 1st August 2015
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By Mr and Mrs Wright, on 18 Aug 2015

We had a lovely time at our reception last week. I thought the wedding coordinator did an excellent job in the planning with us over the months since we booked your venue. We found you to be very responsive and amenable to our requests, and very helpful. You made the planning process easy for us and coped well with the ever changing demands, eg on seating plan and numbers during the last week. Our suppliers were also impressed by your interventions, and found you very helpful. The venue looked fantastic and the food was excellent. You’d laid out the room very well and it looked lovely with all of the items we’d left with you placed in the Oak room. The service was good overall, and we found people approachable and responsive. All of our guests have given us very good feedback and everyone really enjoyed their day. We couldn’t have asked for more and are so pleased that we chose to hold our reception at The Royal York. Holding the wedding breakfast in the Oak room and then moving downstairs to the evening reception in the Events room worked really well and we’d definitely recommend your venue to others.

Waiting and Pay Wedding - 28th March 2015
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By Mr and Mrs Pay, on 06 May 2015

Firstly Rob and I want to say a huge thank you to Katie! You were such a big help through the whole process. You answered my (many!) emails and questions every time I sent you any, and the information and advice you gave us was invaluable. Secondly, and I'm so sorry that I can't remember his name - the day was a while ago now and a lot of it was a blur - but the gentleman from your hotel who was the MC and who looked after the whole day, hew as absolutely brilliant. We couldn't thank him enough! He was so helpful when we were running late (through no fault of your own - that was me and my bridesmaids not managing to keep on time in the morning). And Rob and I both felt so looked after during the day by him. Your bar and waiting staff were also all absolutely lovely! So friendly and professional. As were all the staff in the hotel that we came across when checking in and out. You have a really fantastic group of people working there! We had such a wonderful day and we were both so happy that we picked The Royal York hotel to have our wedding at. Thank you again for all your help and support.

Wedding on Saturday 24th January 2015
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By Mr and Mrs Dumble, on 10 Feb 2015

We have had a tremendous response from all out guests about great the whole day was; from the church service, travelling toand from Malton on a bus (with peroni and Prosecco) and then the wedding breakfast itself. The canapes and food were top notch, thank you. Jeet (I hope that I have spelt his name right) was fantastic and kept things running very smoothly despite there being a small mishap after dinner which not the hotels fault! Also, I have to pass on that both the photographer and the lady who supplied my cake complimented the hotel very much on how well you accommodated them and helped them on the day. Thank you. It is true to say that all the staff the hotel, not just those involved in the wedding, were fantastic.

Mr and Mrs Bryan. October 3rd 2014
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By Angie and. Colin Bryan, on 14 Oct 2014

The day was perfect and went without hitch. We would like to commend Katie. Warner for being totally professional and flexible in her dealings with us. From the general organisation to the quality of the food, it was all excellent. We particularly recommend the Hog Roast for the evening. The logistics for the bride and groom were handled impeccably by Jeet. His calm personas and attention to detail helped us both float through the day without undueas stress aor worry. Than you for giving us the perfect day. Angie and Colin.

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