York House

(12 reviews) 12 4.58
Richmond Road Twickenham Middlesex TW1 3AA
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About York House

Richmond Road, Twickenham
Middlesex, TW1 3AA

York House is a picturesque 17th century building, with a fascinating history, set in beautiful public grounds on the banks of the River Thames. We provide a truly unique wedding venue for your special day, offering couples something old and something new.  
We are licensed for ceremonies and can provide rooms for drinks and/or evening receptions. Unlike most other venues, we currently allow external caterers to cater for your day. This unique combination allows you to truly personalise your wedding and can help create the perfect setting for a memorable occasion.
With a variety of rooms available, you can hold a ceremony and/or your reception here at York House.

Below is an overview of the rooms available for hire at York House:

Clarendon Hall is a large room with a stage, licensed for up to 250 guests for a ceremony. This room can also be used for a sit down wedding breakfast for up to 150 guests on round tables.

Hyde Room can accommodate a ceremony for up to 70 guests. Alternatively, it can be used for a drinks and canapés reception following a ceremony or as additional space for seating/buffet/bar when booked in conjuction with the Clarendon Hall or Salon.

Salon is an ornate room at the front of the house with a beautiful chandelier. The room is licensed for ceremonies for up to 70 guests. The Salon can also be used for a sit down meal, which can accommodate up to 60 guests, or 80 guests for a drinks reception.

Winter Garden is a beautiful Victorian conservatory, overlooking the gardens and is licensed for up to 50 guests for a ceremony. The room can accommodate a small party of 40 people for a seated wedding breakfast or up to 70 for a drinks reception.

Terrace Room is a traditional room at the back of the house which overlooks the gardens and allows for direct access to the terrace leading onto the gardens. This is licensed for 40 seated guests and 10 standing for a ceremony or can accomodate up to 70 guests for a drinks reception.


Please contact our team and we will be happy to put together a bespoke quote for you.

• Rooms licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnership Ceremonies • All rooms can be hired individually or in conjunction with each other to suit your requirements • List of approved caterers to assist with your wedding planning • External caterers are welcome at York House • All rooms are on the ground floor with access for the disabled

Facilities at York House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Dining Options :
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests

York House Reviews (12)

Thai Nigerian Fusion Wedding Recption
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By Victoria Seaman, on 29 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 12 Oct 2018

We are local residents of Twickenham & attended the Wedding fair in March 2018. There were generous discounts so we signed up. There was initial confusion of the wrong price list at the fair (The dates were to April 2018 and we were scheduled to get married in October 2018) But quickly resolved. Website advised that should bring in external caterers and helpfully provided a list of caterers. As we are a Thai/Nigerian couple i was delighted to see such multicultural options. York house were helpful, patient and contactable via email/phone. We primarily dealt with Leanne for the entire run up who was fantastic. Though people weren't always in the office, they did call back or email back most of the time. All our questions were answered & the venue was relatively flexible. Advised well in advance about deposits/ fees we would need to pay up front. York House were also flexible with site visits as long as we asked in advance. Visited the venue 3 times with caterers/Dj's before the event. We had our wedding reception here following our church wedding. We had hired a double-decker bus, it was able to park relatively close to the venue as it has a bay outside. Leanne kindly made a welcome sign for our visitors which added a lovely touch. Our drinks reception was in the winter Garden. We had 130 people. People were able to spill into the gardens. You will need to hire the winter garden if you would like to have canapes outside. We hired Clarendon hall for our main reception for 130 guests. it was excellent and well decorated. The sound system was fantastic and the space brilliant. We had a fantastic wedding reception here and could not recommend York house and the team more highly.

Beautiful venue
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By Carl, on 25 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

We got married in the Winter Gardens at York House in September - a beautiful, intimate venue that looks great both inside and out. Staff were helpful in the buildup and always happy to answer any questions, and Ross who was on hand during the day was brilliant in making sure everything ran perfectly. Would 100% recommend!

Summer wedding
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By Elizabeth Morrow, on 13 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2018

We got married at York House in July and strongly recommend it as a venue. It's a great option for a London wedding that also provides a stately home and large garden and is reasonably priced. Our guests - local and international - were very impressed with the venue. We booked the Salon and Winter Garden for our ceremony and cocktail reception and had use of the terrace (an advantage in the warm weather). All of the staff at York House were great to deal with. Amelia helped to coordinate our event and was extremely helpful and made us feel that nothing was too much trouble. Another advantage to booking York House is that it's dry hire which reduced the cost of catering and allowed us to select our own supplier. York House is a lovely venue that made our wedding memorable.

50th Birthday - Black tie event
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By kandice melluish-anderson, on 21 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Jun 2018

I hosted my 50th Birthday with around 100 guests at York House, the venue was a delight - we had a string quartet for the meet and greet part in the winter garden & terrace, and had the main event in the Halls - Totally thrilled and couldn't recommend highly enough.

A Special Day at a Beautiful Venue
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By Dalveer, on 08 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

We had a beautiful wedding at York House in September. The venue looks lovely in all our pictures and guests were so impressed with the rooms. The Winter Garden was my favourite and should put compared to other rooms I’d seen. For an intimate small wedding this was perfect. Staff were all wonderful and the registrar stole the show. I’d recommend the venue to anyone, especially if on a budget.

York House - A really great wedding venue
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By John and Aisling, on 07 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2017

We had our wedding and reception at York House on 10th June 2017 and could not have been happier with the way it went from start to finish. All the ladies at York House were fantastically helpful with the planning and Ross, the caretaker, was an absolute star. We would thoroughly recommend using the venue. We had the Winter Garden Room and the Salon which were perfect for the ceremony and reception. We didn't know much about the venue before we viewed it but were really glad we did. It's definitely worth going to look at if you are thinking of getting married in the Richmond area.

Completely inflexible on terms and conditions
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By P Ede, on 20 May 2009

The venue is good, particularly as there is no corkage and you can bring your own caterer. However, we had to pay for one hour extra to get the lighting man who York House recommended to come in the morning to set up. They were really strict with dropping off anything on the day of the wedding and refused to budge on any of our suggestions or changes. This made things, towards the end, really stressful and irritating.

Very inflexible terms and conditions
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By P Ede, on 20 May 2009

We paid over £2000 to hire the venue but were forced to pay for an extra hour for the lighting tech to come and set up on the morning of the wedding even though no one was using the room and the house was open. There also refused to budge on any of the suggestions we made, making thing stressful and irritating.

York House - the hidden gem
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By Alissa & Stephen Plane, on 29 Jul 2005

My husband and I were married in Molesey on the 28th May 2005 and held the reception at York House. The venue is very flexible and we were fortunate enough to host our reception after the extensive interior redecoration, so it was gleaming! We used the Salon and terrace for the initial cocktail reception, the clarendon for the wedding breakfast and then had the Hyde, Salon and octygon in the evening (the disco was in the hyde). One of the best things about the venue is that either inside and out you have a perfect location for photos, so you needn't get too concerned if it rains on the day. It was very sunny on our day so we had a sting quartet on the terrace, which was great for guests who could enjoy their pimm's and watch the photos being taken. We provided our own drinks and bought outside caterers which was wonderful as we had total control and flexibility in having a day we wanted. Everyone loved the venue, it really is a hidden gem, especially with the cost of a lot of venues in SW London. The staff at York House were very professional and really took pride in making sure that EVERY question was answered and we had what we needed to make the day a success. I wish I could post pictures as it really did look fabulous.

One of the best decisions we made!
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By Niki Evanson, on 17 Jun 2004

York House is a beautiful French Chateau House with its own grounds set in the heart of Twickenham. It has its own car park which is free on Saturdays. We had our civil ceremony in the Salon which is a beautiful ornate room which can seat 70 people and our wedding reception in clarendon hall which can seat up to 200 for a sit down meal and evening reception. But the most special thing about York House, is that you can bring your own caterers and supply your own drinks. This meant that you are not tied to an expensive package and charged a fortune for corkage. My guests can't stop talking about the venue.

Our Perfect Wedding Venue
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By Catherine Ancell, on 21 Apr 2004

What I loved about York House initially, aside from it's obvious beauty, was the versatility of the venue. We had the use of several rooms during the day, The Terrace room for welcome drinks, The Salon for the wedding breakfast and the Clarendon Hall and bar for the evening do, until 12pm. This meant we weren't kept hanging about while things were cleared away/or the room layout was changed. What I wasn't expecting was just how professional the service was. I couldn't fault it. The day ran perfectly smoothly and we had so many comments afterwards about what a great day it had been. The icing on the cake was the cost. The catering was flexible to suit our needs, we were not forced to pick a certain 'package' and they were more than happy to cater to a budget set by us. The food was delicious, and they didn't scrimp on the portion sizes either. All in all I couldn't reccommend York House enough as a wedding venue.

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By Alison Swinnerton, on 15 Jan 2002

A brilliant place to get married - the building is lovely - very well laid out. The room you have the ceremony in leads onto the gardens which have a terrace at the top for post nuptual drinks. At the bottom of the garden is a bridge which goes down to the riverside, there are overhanging willow trees - great for photos. The only downside is they don't have a late licence (or didn't when we got married)

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