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Thicket Priory

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Starting at £12,000
50 to 200 Guests

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2022 Wedding Awards Winner
Starting at £12,000
50 to 200 Guests

Thicket Priory is a wedding venue located in Escrick, North Yorkshire. This expansive property is nestled in the stunning Yorkshire countryside away from the bustling big city. Ideal for those who love nature while celebrating in luxury, this property has you covered.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue offers a range of indoor and outdoor event spaces for you to choose from throughout your wedding day. Those seeking to tie the knot in a traditional setting can do so in the on-site chapel. This gorgeous space is complete with large, stain-glass windows and vaulted ceilings. Alternatively, you may exchange vows under the white gazebo on the site's expansive lawns. Great for summertime celebrations, this area provides one-of-a-kind photo opportunities with the Yorkshire countryside in the background. Once you've tied the knot, you and your loved ones can make their way to one of the venue's event spaces for a splendid cocktail hour. One such area is the full-service bar area. Here, you can mingle with friends and sip on beverages to your heart's content. A night of dancing and laughter can then unfold in one of the larger halls. With ample space for seated guests, a dance floor, and live entertainment, you can host the reception you've always dreamed of at Thicket Priory. Additional facilities include bridal and groom suites. These spaces feature everything you and your party need to get ready and relax before the big moment arrives.

Accommodation

There are 35 individually designed suites for you and your guests to use for overnight stays. All of these rooms have been renovated to the highest standards and include everything you need for a great night's sleep. From newlywed suites to family rooms, everyone is catered for at this venue.

Services Offered

Upon booking your wedding at this venue, their events staff will be on hand to bring your visions to life. They can take a leading role in the complete setup and breakdown of all decorations, leaving you to focus on more meaningful matters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
Chapel on Premises
In the Country
Stately Home
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

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

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Pets Welcome

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    Matt M. Married on 19/12/2021
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    Wonderful!

    Simply magical. No better way to describe this place. They made the entire Priory feel like it was ours for the weekend. And they were so amazing to work with. The staff was so friendly and hospitable and the management is so welcoming and personable but also professional. This place will always feel like a slice of home to us now. If you want the most amazing, impressive, and unforgettable experience, stop looking anywhere else and book this place now!
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    Jane Married on 22/09/2021
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    Magical venue

    Can’t thank all the team enough, especially the efforts Becca put in to make sure we had everything we needed along our delayed journey (COVID). She couldn’t have been more helpful & when the big day finally arrived, it was everything we hoped & more. Can’t recommend enough!
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    Mr And M. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Phenomenal Venue and Fabulous Staff

    The venue is incredible, but it is made even better by the amazing staff. Anna and the Thicket Team made our dream wedding come true. Their attention to detail and personal care made the whole experience from the initial planning visit to the day a joy. We can’t thank them enough for everything they did.
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    Charlotte D. Married on 03/07/2021
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    A magical, private dream venue

    Such an amazing venue! We were looking for something spectacular for our wedding, a private venue with room for all our guests and Thicket Priory ticked all our boxes!

    From the moment you drive down the long, magical driveway, you will fall in love with this place! The stunning, brand new interiors are jaw droppingly beautiful and the views in the grounds, including all the bridges around the lake make for some incredible wedding photos. Inside is light and airy, great for photos. Perhaps the best thing though is that the whole place is yours, you can make it your own home for a day, with no intrusions from other guests and decorate it in your own style!

    The bridal suite and grooms suite (yes he gets one too!) are the most gorgeous, spacious rooms I’ve seen! The lighting was brill for makeup and photos!

    The team at the venue were so helpful throughout our Covid- delayed wedding, from start to finish, they were friendly, engaged, enthusiastic and nothing was too much trouble. I couldn’t thank them enough for bringing our perfect day to life, after waiting so long!
    Such a super venue and lovely, down to earth team who really care!
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    Wow-just choose this venue!

    As soon as we walked into Thicket Priory we knew this was the place for us. It really has the “wow” factor without being OTT. The grounds are beautiful, matched perfectly with the reception rooms and bedrooms this venue offers.
    Couples book wedding venues on the team working there-not just the venue itself. Their passion and love for all things romance and Thicket was extraordinary-and they have a great calming nature, very useful!

    All our guests commented on the team being so lovely, friendly and helpful. Anna was amazing and made us feel like we were at a home away from home. Our guests and us felt relaxed throughout the whole weekend.

    Highly recommend hiring Thicket Priory for two nights. Make sure you have time to go exploring-every visit we’ve had to Thicket we’ve found something new.
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    Sarah T. Married on 27/10/2021
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    The best of the best!

    Every newly engaged couple in the country should know about this venue! It was the first venue we happened upon and we fell in love immediately. The building, grounds, room decor, range of ceremony spaces and exclusivity make it unbeatable. In our opinion there is nothing of this calibre available in the UK.

    We were able to celebrate our marriage here in October 2021 having postponed due to covid. We were able to postpone with ease and the staff at the venue were always fair and understanding at such an uncertain time.

    Everything about the planning and the day was perfect. Anna helped us plan every detail (down to the time my mum was due to have her buttonhole fastened on the wedding morning) so that on the day everything was seamless. The whole of the staff were a dream and made sure we had nothing else to think about on the day other than our marriage. They were working so hard in the background to talk with all our vendors and keep the day running smoothly! All of our guests and vendors alike kept commenting on how helpful the venue staff were and how this made the whole event so much easier!

    We could never put into words just what the team at Thicket have given to us. It’s the kind of wedding we never imagined possible and we’re forever indebted to Anna and the team. They really are the best at what they do and Thicket will forever have a piece of our hearts!
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    Claire M. Married on 24/10/2021
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    Thicket Priory

    A magical venue hidden away in North Yorkshire. We felt very honoured to be able to experience such a special weekend with our friends and family at this beautiful venue.

    Everyone commented on the stunning surroundings, delicious food and attention to detail provided by Anna and her team.

    If you’re looking for a wedding where all of your guests can stay in one venue, complete privacy and the feeling of a home yet in complete luxury then Thicket is for you!
    We would love to re live our experience do it over and over again.

    Claire and Paul Moran
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    Natalie B. Married on 29/08/2021
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    August 2021 wedding

    We couldn’t have asked for more from our wedding weekend at Thicket Priory. The venue is perfect in every way - the bridal suite, the pantries and even the fairy door!
    Planning and rearranging during the pandemic has been hard but has been made easier by the help from Anna. She was there for us every step of the way and made us feel like we were the only couple getting married there. The wedding day ran seamlessly and we were able to relax and enjoy it knowing Anna was in control of everything - our wedding fairy godmother!
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    Graham E. Married on 07/08/2021
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    Spectacular

    After visiting several venues we visited Thicket Priory last but soon as we walked in the venue there was no turning back lol.
    We were guided through the process with by Anna beautifully especially with the dreaded Covid delaying our first date.
    All we can say is wow top notch.
    We hired the venue for the whole weekend and so glad we did.
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    Terry Married on 07/03/2020
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    Where's That? Part 1

    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.

    Thicket Priory's reply:

    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!
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    Terry Married on 07/03/2020
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    Where's That? Part 2

    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.
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    Mr Married on 29/02/2020
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    Beautiful venue

    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

    Thicket Priory's reply:

    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!
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    Sarah Married on 29/02/2020
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    Everything we hoped for

    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.

    Thicket Priory's reply:

    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!
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    Andrew Married on 22/02/2020
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    Beautiful location and a fantastic experience

    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.

    Thicket Priory's reply:

    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

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