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On since 2021

Last update: June 2024

With 35 ensuite bedrooms included in the price, Thicket Priory is the perfect setting for a truly memorable dream wedding or event. Located in the North Yorkshire countryside, this secret gem is a romantic and ethereal country house in a magical world of it's own, yet only 20 minutes from York.

Facilities and Capacity

Set in 18 acres of idyllic gardens, surrounded by a world-class nature reserve. With a stunning banqueting room seating up to 160, a choice of ceremony rooms including a stunning private chapel and a beautiful band stand which is licenced for weddings, this venue offers genuine warmth, style and luxury.


With 35 unique and stylish bedrooms all within the main building , Thicket Priory offers everything you need under one roof, guaranteeing a wonderful and memorable country house party.

Services Offered

Thicket Priory’s experienced creative events team are on hand to bring your visions to life. They can guide you in all matters from food and entertainment to decorations, leaving you to focus on enjoying the day with your guests.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Thicket Priory

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Holly R. Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book thicket for your wedding

We cannot - CANNOT - recommend Thicket Priory more highly for your wedding. From our initial viewing right through to the day and all the support afterwards - the Thicket team have been phenomenal. Anna, Becca and the entire team feel like family and without a doubt gave our day so much magic - words can't explain how brilliant they've been. The venue itself is fabulous - it's unique and has so many little quirks: the little pantries, the haberdashery room, steamers for the wedding dress, handwritten room keys and personalised directions to find where your staying, and of course the hidden door! We had total freedom to use the space and create the setting that we wanted. We had a typical Yorkshire summer weather (rain all weekend!) but the venue is such that we didn't need to go outside and could move through the venue without any need to be outside. And the team! Wow. They are a knock out. They gave us ideas and suggestions without any pressure of how we should plan our day. They made the whole planning process fun and even better, once we arrived on the Friday didn't have to lift a finger and could fully relax into the wedding. We can't thank our Thicket family enough for making our wedding weekend so so so magical.
Alexandra Sent on 02/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Autumn Wedding 2023

If you’re looking for a unique, magical, utterly stunning wedding venue - then stop looking, you’ve found it. We cannot recommend Thicket Priory more, from our first show around, we were blown away by the beauty and character of the venue, and even more so, how friendly and helpful the staff are.
Our wedding coordinator Jess was amazing in every way, happy to deal with my thousands of questions, never made us feel like anything was too much trouble, and gave us so much helpful advice which proved invaluable to helping our day run as smoothly as possible.
The benefit of being able to have the venue for 2 days is brilliant, it meant we could spend so much time with our guests and haven’t come away worrying there were people we didn’t get chance to speak to.
Every guest has told us how blown away they were by the venue and staff.
Just a simply perfect wedding venue, we can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us
Amy W. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best venue ever!

Honestly cannot recommend Thicket Priory enough! I know everyone says that their wedding day is the best day of their lives but ours honestly was - it was such a magical weekend and Thicket Priory had a HUGE part to play in this! Becca and the team were / are so amazing! We fell in love with Thicket from our first virtual (covid) tour, it ticked all of our criteria for our wedding and more! We really couldn't fault anything! We want to do our wedding weekend again and again!!
Chloe N. Sent on 21/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible in every way

Thicket was the dream wedding venue and I could not recommend them enough. What really makes Thicket so special is the amazing team there. Anna (and the whole team) are brilliant at their jobs and really made the whole process so special and as easy and stress free as possible. From the initial meeting to our wedding day they were attentive, there to answer questions and guide us to the right suppliers. They're just a great laugh to be around too. Anna was there with me the whole way and made planning our wedding so much easier. Nothing was too much and she always knew what to say!

The venue itself is stunning and we loved being able to offer our guests rooms. The attention to detail is excellent and the whole place has been so thoughtfully finished.

Thicket is a very special place with a dream team. Thank you so much for the best day of our lives x

Laetitia P. Sent on 27/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best place to get married!

No words can accurately describe how magical and breathtaking Thicket Priory is! Becca and her team are the most amazing people and have helped us plan an incredible wedding. They have been attentive to our every needs and have made this week end so special! We will forever remember our time there! We highly recommend Thicket Priory due to its uniqueness, its beauty, its staff professionalism, the beautiful gardens, the romantic rooms everything basically! It was so wonderful to all be together in one place and all the suppliers recommended by Thicket have made our wedding even more special! Highly highly recommend you will not find better! The attention to details was also incredible and we are still on cloud nine even after a month!
Nicky W. Sent on 22/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding at Thicket Priory

What a truly magical, totally unique & stunning venue! When I Googled Top 10 wedding venues in York, the Priory was No 1. I scrolled no further! I knew straight away this was the one. If you want your fairly-tale wedding then this is your place. The house and grounds are so beautiful as well as 'very grand', 'outstanding' & 'classy' (quotes from guests!). They were blown away by how amazing the house is and how it looked, especially the ballroom & morning room all decorated. The Bridal Suite itself is out of this world. All of this coupled with the expertise and help from Anna & Becca then your day will be perfect. Becca looked after us from start to finish and the day ran like clockwork. Can't speak highly enough about this fabulous place and the people that run it. A day to remember. If I could do it all again I really would. Thanks you so so much for making our totally awesome. Nicky & Phil 25/5/22

Alice D. Sent on 27/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Alice & Ashley Dady

To say Thicket Priory was the most incredible place to get married would be an understatement. Anna, you are fantastic. It was a delight to arrange our wedding with you & you just made the whole thing a breeze. I cannot thank you enough!
Caroline R. Sent on 19/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding Venue!

We had such an amazing day at Thicket Priory. Becca and the team looked after us so well, and we'd recommend them to anyone for their special day.
Claudia W. Sent on 02/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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Thicket are a lovely team who look after you so well throughout the organisation and day of your wedding. The venue itself is so beautiful, and Becca and the rest of the team were unbelievable supportive and kept everything running smoothly. They thought of all the things you don’t even know need doing, and we’re so helpful with all the changes and challenges involved in trying to organise a wedding during a pandemic.
Jane Sent on 08/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Matt M. Sent on 26/12/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating


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!
Charlotte D. Sent on 24/12/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

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!
Josh S. Sent on 28/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Adam H. Sent on 09/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond perfect…

Hard to know where to start when talking about our experience with the beautiful Victorian gem which is Thicket Priory. From the sumptuous, tastefully designed interiors which offer such detail, depth and love, with captivating stories to be discovered at every turn and in every room…To the sensationally warm and welcoming team led with complete class and professionalism by the wonderful Anna… Through all the uncertainty and stress, TP remained calm, supportive and flexible to help realise our dream wedding…and wow was it incredible. A blessing and a honour to have has such a significant moment in this special, magical place. Unforgettable x
Melissa S. Sent on 18/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best of the best!

Thicket Priory is a dream come true and everything we could ever have hoped for from a wedding venue. From our very first meeting to our last, we were made to feel so at home and they did everything to make it perfect for us. Not only is it gorgeous but the staff are exceptional and it really is a dream when you’re there. We couldn’t recommend it more!
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Thicket Priory YO19 6DE York (North Yorkshire)
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