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On since 2022

Last update: June 2023

Woolas Barn is a unique rural wedding venue in York, North Yorkshire UK, offering services to couples hosting their special day. Originally built in 1863 and renovated in 2018, this stunning venue sits on a family-run 400-acre farm and offers couples the perfect blend of rustic charm and modern facilities. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from York and 30 minutes from Leeds centre, it is the perfect place for couples to create the bespoke wedding celebrations of their dreams. The dedicated team prides themselves on providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere and loves working with couples on such a momentous occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

Woolas Barn caters to weddings with up to 120 guests. There are four ceremony and reception locations available. Couples can exchange vows in the dedicated ceremony room, a unique area that was once the stable for the farm’s working horses. The space has been lovingly restored and features the original brickwork and exposed timber beams which give it a delightful rustic charm and elegance. Outside, the large courtyard boasts stunning views of the Yorkshire Wolds and is the perfect place to toast marshmallows over the firepits when the sun goes down. Couples can host their drinks reception in the oldest part of the property, the Granary. This magnificent space exudes a rich sense of history and features a rustic bar, reception area, and most importantly, space where guests can strut their stuff when the music starts. Upstairs lie two cosy snugs providing the perfect place to enjoy a chat with old friends over a cocktail or two. Finally, the Lambing Shed boasts a striking vaulted ceiling and glass doors that provide views across the courtyard and beyond. This space is ideal for a wedding dinner and can host up to 120 of your closest friends and family.

Services Offered

The Woolas Barn team offers a range of services and packages that can be tailored to the needs of each couple. An onsite wedding coordinator is available who will ensure that each client's big day is a seamless and enjoyable experience. Couples can enjoy exclusive use of the facilities for the duration of the wedding. Outside vendors are welcome and the team can supply a list of trusted suppliers if required. There is a dancefloor and live music facilities onsite to facilitate bands and DJs. This hidden gem is easily accessible, has facilities for disabled guests, and plenty of parking.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Sam A. Sent on 08/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful venue

We got married in Woolas barn in September 2023 and had the most amazing day of our lives. All of our guests made comment on how stunning the venue was, and throughout the whole process James couldn’t have been more helpful. From letting us bring our parents to see the barn, to helping with local accommodation, to lighting and keeping the firepit going through the night, James and the team at Woolas gave us the wedding we had dreamed of. We went for the option with Emily included as our wedding planner which was worth every penny. We wish we could go back and do it all again!
Janie Sent on 16/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Janie & Craig Wedding

We booked this venue when there was no roof !! As we could see the love and potential this venue had ! Not only a couples dream but a haven for an interior designer !! The contrast of old and new, rustic and chic it was a dream come true to have the barn literally on the doorstep and being able to watch the barn transform into a wedding venue dreams are made of was a privilege.
The Mills are personable to clients ie the happy couple and proud of their barn and so enthusiastic about the history and what the future holds.
They offer a building that is unique and genuine, and will be hard to beat as a one of wedding destination.
You can creative what ever your heart desires do as much or as little in terms of decor as trust me the setting is beautiful and breathtaking in its rawness.
With an intimate ceremony room and eclectic style this venue will blow you away and you are not short of space !! We had 105 guests - dining - bar - gin tin - indoor and outdoor catering - outdoor dancing and fire pit - games room - photo booth room - chill out area - kids tipi area - bridal room the list goes on and guests are still in awe of the day and events !!
We will treasure our day forever Woolas Barn will be in our hearts forever I could talk and review for days ! But nothing will be able to express our love for this place, check out our wedding blog on their social media to see how our day was captured, true perfection. In our hearts forever x
Gemma Sent on 23/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating
We came across this rustic diamond in the rough while desperately trying to find our perfect wedding venue on the outskirts of York. We couldn't believe our luck when a family friend said the Mills were converting their (huge) pig sheds into a wedding venue. Fast forward 12 months and we got married at Woolas Barn on 27th July 2019. Throughout the past 12 months we've witnessed the hardwork, care and attention James and his family have ploughed into the charming venue. It was everything we wished for and more. Incredible setting in the Yorkshire countryside with a grand driveway and views over the countryside. The imposing glass entrance lead into a beautifully restored barn with plenty of original features mixed in with modern touches e.g. James's handmade wooden and steel bar. It easily accommodated all our guests (130-160) on the day which was lucky as it poured with rain. With Woolas Barn you get an amazing venue but you also get time, care and a truly personal touch from James and his family. It's also worth noting that the space is so vast you really can make it your own. It was genuinely the best day of our lives owning in no small part to being able to celebrate it at Woolas Barn.
Helena Sent on 19/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Place To Celebrate!

I have been to many weddings over the years, but this one stands out for many reasons. It was an incredibly special wedding - one of my best friends was marrying her awesome man - and the location truly couldn’t have been better. The converted barn is full to the brim with character. Spacious, yet snug, this family-run business is the answer to your ‘now where on earth shall we get married?!’ worries!
It’s perfectly designed to accommodate lots of merry guests, with plenty of space to dance, dine, or drink in the ambience from the balcony. The surrounding landscape is Yorkshire at its best. Take a visit and you’ll see exactly what I mean!
Woolas Barn, ‘I do!’
Chelsey Sent on 19/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

Woolas Barn made for a magical venue for Anna & Steve's wedding in September. From start to finish to atmosphere and service was impeccable. An amazing setting and space, the layout made the evening flow wonderfully, from the dining area to the bar and dancefloor in the evening. Would recommend!
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