Thicket Priory

(45 reviews) 45 5
Thorganby York North Yorkshire YO19 6DE
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About Thicket Priory

Thorganby, York
North Yorkshire, YO19 6DE

Set in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, welcome to Thicket Priory. Having seemingly been picked out of a fairy tale, it is a truly once in a lifetime wedding venue.

A brand new wedding venue in Yorkshire, Thicket Priory is a beautiful, exclusive use venue surrounded by pristine grounds and includes its very own private chapel. When you book with Thicket Priory, you are indulging in a wonderfully luxurious occasion.

The house and grounds are yours to realise your wedding dreams. Packed with original features that ooze class, yet combined with a modern level of service, you will have to pinch yourself throughout what is sure to be an unforgettable day.

With a private chapel on-site, you can host your ceremony at Thicket Priory too. A light-flooded space, beset with stained-glass windows and a magnificent vaulted ceiling, there are few more romantic and intimate spaces to say ‘I do’ to that special someone!

What’s more, your wedding celebrations needn’t finish prematurely at Thicket Priory, with 35 individually designed rooms, you can retire to your own little slice of Yorkshire heaven.

For more information on the kinds of weddings Thicket Priory will be hosting, and to book a showround this brand new venue, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

• Brand new wedding venue • Situated in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside • Exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations • Beautiful grounds ideal for your wedding photos and champagne reception • 35 individually designed bedrooms for you and your guests to retire to • Stunning private chapel on-site for your wedding ceremony

Facilities at Thicket Priory

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Thicket Priory Reviews (45)

Our Dream Wedding Weekend!
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By Kim Barker, on 16 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 07 Mar 2020

What else can we say about Thicket Priory other than the fact that it is amazing in every way! We spent the Friday afternoon and evening with our closest family and friends, followed by the most perfect Wedding Day the day after. The service we received from Anna and the team was fantastic. They are friendly, smiley and fun and their attention to detail was just amazing and didn’t go unnoticed by our guests who were all blown away by such a beautiful venue! Nothing was too much trouble and as a result we had a weekend that we’ll never forget. Thank you!

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 06/04/2020 09:50:31

Amazing in every way! Wowza! It was so magical to see our beautiful bride Kim sitting out in the orchard drinking prosecco in the sun the day before the wedding, then the handsome groom Tom enjoying beers on the terrace the morning of the wedding...all in March! We'll certainly never forget, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't going to miss Ruby's little face! The chief Tunnocks Teacake eater!

Where's That? Part 1
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By Terry Barker, on 16 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 07 Mar 2020

Thicket Priory - where’s that? Those were the words spoken to our son when we were on holiday last year and he announced that not only had she said “yes” but also that the date and venue for the big day were fixed. Sitting thousands of miles away, little could we imagine the treat that was laying in store for us. Looking at the photographs on the website whetted our appetite but it was impossible to visualise the real thing so on our return to the UK we contacted Anna and arranged to meet her one cold September afternoon. She became the face of Thicket Priory for us. Her bright and bubbly personality with a casual, relaxed attitude but an underlying exacting eye for detail is exceptional. Having shown us the general layout, we were encouraged to wander around on our own, look into every room, and simply get lost for a couple of hours. That was when the magic set in. Each room is unique with simple but beautiful harmonious decor and furnishings. There are also little anecdotes or a synopsis of their history over the centuries. We knew that our son’s wedding was going to be a very special weekend.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 06/04/2020 09:47:43

Well, where can I start! HUGE tank you for your extra special review! You guys were such a great crowd to look after and you really made the team feel like guests at the wedding. We loved every minute and didn't want you to leave!

Where's That? Part 2
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By Terry Barker, on 13 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 07 Mar 2020

That weekend has just passed. Thicket Priory become “home” to our two families and their guests. From the informal meal in the Old Kitchen on Friday lunchtime through to breakfast on Sunday morning, nothing was too much trouble for Anna and her Team. We were able to chill outside in the sun on Friday afternoon, wander round the grounds and lake, and simply absorb the wonderful ambience of this lovely old building. Saturday morning was equally relaxed despite the comings and goings of hairdressers, florists, caterers, photographers and registrars alongside more guests. Even with so much activity, there remained an air of tranquility befitting our special occasion. The wedding itself was delightful. Little touches such as Anna letting our Grandson strike the gong to commence proceedings made it extra special. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire time that we spent in this stunning and lovingly restored old house. It’s a shame it all went so quickly.

Beautiful venue
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By Mr and Mrs J Hodgkinson, on 12 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 29 Feb 2020

An old convent set in beautiful grounds and restored into a gorgeous wedding venue. Anna and all the staff made the day a wonderful, relaxed and happy one. We can not recommend this venue highly enough

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 06/04/2020 09:45:09

Thank you so much for your kind words, we certainly are proud to work here and love to know it is being enjoyed by all who visit!

Everything we hoped for
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By Sarah Hodgkinson, on 11 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 29 Feb 2020

My (now) husband and I were married at Thicket Priory on 29th February 2020. Words cannot fully capture how wonderful Anna and the team at Thicket Priory were from start to finish. Every visit was like coming home and the love poured into the building by the owner Bruce can be seen throughout. Everything is thought through to the last detail; from the venue itself to each element of our wedding. We cannot express our thanks enough to everyone at Thicket Priory; it is truly the most special of treasures.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 06/04/2020 09:43:46

Such lovely words from Sarah & Pete, or should I say Mr & Mrs Crampton! We loved welcoming you to our 'home', and I loved that every visit you always rang the bell or knocked on the door before coming in! I'll never forget just how much we laughed when planning, you really did enhance just how much fun wedding planning is and I thank you for this! It was a pleasure to have looked after you and your lovely guests for your wedding and we wish you all the best for your future together!

Beautiful location and a fantastic experience
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By Andrew Mercer, on 02 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 22 Feb 2020

We stayed for 2 nights as our friends were getting married . The whole experience was brilliant and this was due to the stunning location and building but more so the Team who worked at Thicket Priory as they were exceptional and so friendly.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 11/03/2020 16:05:23

Hi Andrew! Thank you for your lovely feedback :) It is such lovely reading to know that you have loved your stay and the team have made you feel so at home here at the Priory! Huge thanks and it was a pleasure looking after you! Kindest regards

A Very Special Place
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By Dave Harvey, on 05 Feb 2020Date of Wedding - 21 Dec 2019

We fell in love with Thicket Priory, it is an absolutely stunningly gorgeous venue and the team who run the events are fantastic. Thank you Anna and Rebecca, you were always on hand to help everything run so smoothly to make sure we had the best day that we possibly could. It was so special getting married in the private chapel and having the dinner and rooms all under the same roof, it all worked perfectly for us. We have had so many compliments from our family and friends about the delicious food and the wonderful pantries! It was better than we could have imagined it would be!

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 05/03/2020 10:57:32

Hi Dave! Thank you for your lovely review! We are so very glad that you enjoyed your time at the Priory. The Chapel is a very special part of the house and to marry in there is a great opportunity for all our couples! Compliments on the food and the pantries is wonderful to hear, knowing you go to enjoy the finest local produce. Wishing Georgina and James a wonderful married life together! Kindest regards

Incredible venue!
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By Daniel White, on 11 Mar 2020Date of Wedding - 09 Nov 2019

I was lucky to be best man recently and the venue is just out of this world. Think of a swanky English country home and then double it, loved it so much. Tastefully decorated and really had the wow factor. Anna was so helpful for me and helped me plan a couple of things for my speech and without her it would have been impossible.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 12/03/2020 09:35:27

Thank you for your lovely review Daniel, it was my pleasure to help with your speech set-up and ensure you delivered a fabulous Best Man's speech, including the Legend that is Alan Shearer! Rachael and Kyle had a wonderful winter wedding with beautiful crisp winter sunshine! 'Out of this world' is a massive compliment so thank you again for your kind words!

Fab-u-lous, absolutely loved it
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By Kevin Krickwell, on 16 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

From our first sight of Thicket Priory, we knew it was the perfect venue for a wedding. Everything from the decor, location, beautiful gardens, bedrooms to die for, fabulous food made the day so special. It was so much better than staying in a hotel, it was a private house party! I felt so privileged to be there and to be able to stay overnight was the icing on the cake. So much better than anything we expected and better than any wedding we have ever been to. Anna and the team made us feel relaxed all the way and we can't thank all of the staff enough for their friendly and professional approach to the whole day. I actually cannot put into words how much of a perfect day and night we had and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Thicket to anyone looking to tie the knot, such a perfect beautiful house. Memories that will be treasured forever. Thank you so much.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 20/08/2019 18:27:59

Thank you for your kind review Kevin. We adore seeing how much our guests are enjoying the Priory and hope to see many more lovely comments like this. Again thank you for taking time to share you feedback, it is a pleasure to share it with the team :) Kindest regards Anna

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By Claire Morley-Jones, on 28 May 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

Thicket Priory met my every expectation in every way. The attention to the tiniest details demonstrate the history of the building, enhance the guests experience and show the teams commitment . We had an amazing event here and I am so grateful to Anna and the team for making our very special night so amazing. They were flexible, hardworking, diligent and very proactive – spotting, well before we did, that something might be a potential issue and heading it off at the pass. Anna was a joy to work with; very professional with an infectious personality, a complete aura of calm and ready to step in to support us without us even having to ask.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory responded to this review on 28/05/2019 11:27:07

Claire, it was such a pleasure to have worked with you on an event which was received so well. Thank you for your kind words and support for Thicket Priory.

Fabulous venue
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By Graeme, on 06 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

We were lucky enough to be invited to Thicket Priory for the weekend. The venue is spectacular, with 34 luxurious rooms on site, the staff were attentive and friendly and the food amazing. I would highly recommend Thicket Priory for incredible weddings.

Just beautiful
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By Karen Murden, on 07 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Mar 2019

Thicket Priory is a really special place. The drive up to the house, the grounds, the rooms which have been beautifully and tastefully restored, the attention to detail and impeccable service. We felt honoured to have the opportunity to spend a weekend there. An outstanding venue for a wedding.

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