Yorkshire Wedding Venues Guide
Are you planning a Yorkshire Wedding?
This is my guide to the best weddings in Yorkshire – providing wedding photography for couples at hotels and venues in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is written from the perspective as a professional Yorkshire Wedding Photographer and is based on my knowledge working in the area and covering over 60 weddings a year.
I’ve put these in alphabetical order and will add images and new venues to the list ongoing. This covers large venues across Yorkshire and I have also put together some individual city/town guides if you are interested in wedding venues within Leeds, Sheffield, Wakefield, Barnsley or Huddersfield. If you think I’ve missed any popular venues out then let me know!
Set in stunning North Yorkshire countryside Allerton Castle is a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding photography. This gothic revival stately home will be exclusively yours for your special day. The castle and grounds have been the location for television and film productions, whilst the bridal preparations take place in the Palace Suite and the Groomsmen relax in the Billiard Room, your entourage feel like celebrities. Make a spectacular entrance down the Grand Staircase into the Great Hall, after the ceremony retreat to the beautiful Drawing Room to sign the wedding register. The Memorial Garden is a stunning area for drinks and canapes, take a wander along with the beautifully landscaped lawns and grounds for more photo opportunities. Dine in style in the fabulous Ballroom or smaller yet equally stunning Gothic Dining room, dance the night away in the Great Hall before retiring to the lavish Palace Suite.
Bagden Hall Hotel
With spectacular views over the Yorkshire Dales, Bagden Hall is the perfect location for one of the most important days of your life. Set in 40 acres of stunning grounds you will be spoilt for choice; you could take your vows in the beautiful unique setting by the lake, or one of several suites. With capacity for 10 to 180 guests and options for a large marquee in the gardens, there is something for everyone. If you prefer a church wedding followed by your reception at Bagden Hall, the stunning St Augustine’s Church is less than a mile away. The luxurious bridal suite is the perfect place to unwind after your special day, your guest can enjoy special rates in one of the contemporary styles bedrooms. It is a fantastic location for your wedding and an ideal backdrop for my work as a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. From small intimate weddings of 10 people to a lavish party for up to 250 evening guests Bagden Hall has it all.
With stunning views of the Yorkshire Wold to provide a perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs, Birdsall House is ideally placed in one of the most picturesque and secluded locations in Yorkshire. The grand driveway leading to this elegant family-owned country house provides the perfect setting from the start. From 20 to 250 family and friends, your guests will be well catered for. There are several stunning spots in the gardens for a marque or 5 grand staterooms to hold civil ceremonies, receptions and dining. If a church wedding is your choice there is the stunning St Mary’s Church nearby. Birdsall House offers a beautiful bridal suite and five ensuite guest rooms. There is plenty of stunning accommodation available in nearby Malton. However, if your guests wish to camp, this can be accommodated. This beautiful venue can host weddings of up to 350 people or just your closest family and friends.
Bowcliffe Hall and the estate will be exclusively yours for a special wedding day. Nestled in ancient woodland it is hard to imagine the A1 near Wetherby being just a few minutes away. The venue hosts a tiny chapel for an intimate blessing, whilst the extensive landscaped grounds could provide the ideal setting for a wonderful marquee to accommodate a larger party. The award-winning Blackburn Wing is a triumph of architectural design, shaped like an airplane wing nestled in the estate’s ancient woodland, a totally unique venue for your wedding. The drivers club, inspired by the glamourous 1920’s can seat up to 40 guests for a civil ceremony or intimate wedding breakfast. If you are looking for something more traditional the Bowcliffe Room is elegant and stunning, accommodating up to 80 guests. Bowcliffe Hall has so many unique options for your dream day that you will be spoilt for choice.
Bunny Hill Weddings
Bunny Hill Weddings offers a picture-perfect oasis for a truly inspiring wedding, set in stunning grounds, situated between York and Hull. The Barn is a magnificent venue, whilst traditional in style the few added modern twist makes this luxurious and welcoming. There is the capacity for up to 300 evening guests and the flexibility to adapt to your needs. You will be inspired by the beauty and potential for a wonderfully relaxing country wedding. This is not tractors and wellies but luxurious powder rooms, state of the art LED dancefloor, a mezzanine bar with stunning views. With a collection of former stables and outbuildings that have been converted into luxurious accommodation, you may never want to leave this paradise. There are three stunning village churches close by should you wish to marry in church. If your dream wedding is traditional, contemporary or outdoors you will find everything you need here.
With exclusive use of the grounds and house, you and your guests will love exploring this 17th Century hidden gem. This Yorkshire manor that dates back to the Doomesday book combines history and beauty on an epic scale. There are so many secrets to discover, from the grandeur of the staterooms to the intimacy of the bar tucked under the Minstrels’ Gallery. Carlton Towers, set in 250 acres of stunning parkland, has the grace of Downton Abbey and the magic of Hogwarts. Regarded as one of the greatest of all Victorian country houses with historical charm and eccentricities there are so many choices for spectacular wedding photographs. From grandeur and opulence in one of the vast staterooms to intimate and romantic, you will find everything you need for your dream wedding. Carlton Towers is one my favourite venues as a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer and the ideal setting for your wedding.
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa
Elegance, warmth and style are offered at the Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa. For a small intimate wedding, up to 30 guests, the Garden Suite has panoramic views of the lake and spectacular woodlands. The Woodland Suite with spectacular views of the grounds can host ceremonies for up to 100 guests, or 150 guests for the reception. On offer are two wedding packages specifically designed to take the stress away from your special day. With 3 enchanting lakes, 44 acres of private woodland with secluded trails you have the perfect backdrop for romantic wedding photographs (and my work as a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer!). With an outstanding reputation for hosting weddings, this venue has it all, peace, tranquillity and exceptional customer service to ensure your weddings day it goes without a hitch.
With experience in catering for all religions and faiths, the Craiglands Hotel will ensure your wedding day is a dream come true. They offer a choice of five beautifully licenced rooms for the ceremony and can cater for parties of up to 600 guests. With six all-inclusive packages on offer or a bespoke wedding package, they aim to make planning your perfect day as stress-free as possible. This stunning example of Victorian architecture, built in 1859 as one of the largest purpose-built hydropathic establishments in the country, stands proud in beautiful moorland, woods and stunning manicured grounds offering a choice of stunning backdrops for your wedding photographs.
Crow Hill Country House Estate
This quintessential English country house, situated in the village of Marsden, nestled on the edge of the National Trust Marsden Moor Estate offers beautiful gardens along with 6000 acres of unspoilt valleys, reservoirs and waterfalls. Crow Hill Country House Estate has been hosting bespoke weddings for over ten years, you will have exclusive use of the estate for your perfect day. It is rumoured that Vaughan Williams was inspired to compose “Larks Ascending” after a visit to the estate, whatever your dream day you are sure to find inspiration. Blessings or humanist ceremonies can be held in the estates’ beautiful grounds, with ample backdrops for spectacular wedding photography. Licensed ceremonies can be held in the drawing-room, with many period features this will be a grand affair. St Bartholomew’s church offers an idyllic setting for a religious wedding, followed by a lavish reception at the estate.
With a stunning spiral staircase, elegant dining rooms, wood-panelled bar, and 18th-century décor you will have exclusive use of Denton Hall for your wedding weekend, some special memories and stunning photography. Steeped with Yorkshire Charm, history and character inside this beautiful hall you will be spoilt for choice should the weather not be suitable to make the most of the stunning grounds. There are 24 stylish bedrooms and 2 lavish suites to accommodate you and your wedding guests. The award-winning catering team have a reputation for both quality for and exceptional service, offering a bespoke package using locally source products.
East Riddlesden Hall
East Ridden Hall, a romantic, Airedale barn wedding venue in Yorkshire is steeped in history and is lovingly cared for by the National Trust. The barn, with rustic wooden beams, and stone walls that are illuminated by a waterfall of fairy lights, is a blank canvas for you to style your perfect day as you wish, providing the backdrop to unique and beautiful wedding photographs. The barn can accommodate up to 160 guests on for your special day. Alternatively, the Grand Hall in the main house is available for smaller, intimate wedding ceremonies. During the day you will have private use of the beautifully maintained grounds for some truly spectacular photography. By holding your wedding at this special location, you will be helping the national trust conserve the venues heritage and history.
Standing in 12 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds near Harrogate, Goldsborough Hall offers an idyllic setting for a wedding. This impressive former royal stately home is ranked in the top 100 wedding venues in the world for 2019 by Brides magazine. The venue can accommodate between 90 to 150 guests in one of its elegant stately rooms, or up to 250 guests in a marquee set in their beautiful grounds. Nearby, the 13th century, St Marys church provides the perfect combination for a religious ceremony followed by a lavish reception. The accommodation at Goldsborough Hall has been exceptionally refurbished to offer exquisite bridal suites or luxurious rooms for guests, the perfect end to the perfect day. Whatever your dream wedding Goldsborough hall has it all, be it a stunning wedding set in beautiful grounds, a winter wonderland wedding in this idyllic, romantic location, or something more traditional. I am fortunate to be recommended by the venue as a Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer and have covered many weddings there over the years.
From intimate ceremonies for 20 guests to elaborate affairs for hundreds of guests Grantley Hall has a selection of elegant spaces to choose from and offers fully inclusive and bespoke wedding packages. Situated in Ripon, North Yorkshire this stylish and luxurious wedding venue will create unforgettable memories of your special day. The luxury hotel and wellness retreat offer four five-star restaurants, three sophisticated bars, and beautifully decorated suites for you and your guests. The enchanting grounds and formal manicured gardens create an unrivalled setting for picture=perfect memories of your special day. Begin your life as a married couple by spending your wedding night in the luxurious Royal Suite, with its striking mezzanine floor, high ceilings and views of the gardens, fountain and grounds. Your wedding at Grantley Hall will truly be an opulent and grand affair.
Dating as far back as the Doomesday book Hazelwood Castle, between York and Leeds, offers a magnificent setting to your fairy tale wedding. The venue hosts a fantastic array of elaborate function suites and their back to nature outdoor venues offers so many options for stunning wedding photos. St Leonard’s Chapel, with its fine Palladian altarpiece, is available for more traditional weddings. Civil ceremonies can be held in one of four licenced rooms, the Victorian Room, with its large hooded stone fireplace, is ideal for smaller intimate ceremonies, whilst the Great Hall offers Medieval style grandeur to your celebrations. The Garden Pagoda with guests seated under the cherry trees or the Woodland Pagoda overlooking a trickling waterfall are the beautiful natural settings for an outdoor ceremony. With packages to suit all, you will be spoilt for choice at Hazelwood Castle.
Holdsworth House Hotel & Restaurant
With over 60 years’ experience hosting weddings you can be sure to receive excellent service from start to finish at the award-winning Holdsworth House Hotel and Restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire. You will have exclusive use of the venue for your wedding day, be it a small affair with 10 guests to a large gathering of up to 160. This venue offers packages to suit all, or tailor-make your dream day. The Ayrton Room and De Aldworth Room are perfect for small weddings, the Beatles slept in these rooms in 1964, so all you need is love. Or chose the Stone Gazebo beside the sunken Parterre garden to say I do. The Stuart Toom is the biggest suite, hosting 120 guests for a wedding reception and 150 for an evening party. Set in stunning, well-maintained grounds this fabulous, historical Jacobean manor is the perfect backdrop for your special occasion.
Hollins Hall & Country Club
If the romance of a Victorian country retreat is your ideal wedding location then Hollins Hall Hotel, Golf and Country Club is for you. Set in 200 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, this hotel offers a picturesque setting and splendid banqueting rooms just outside of Leeds. The banqueting suites have been designed specifically for weddings, large or small, and each one has its own unique character and style. The Thompson Room is ideal for small gatherings, with wonderful views over the Aire Valley and Gardens. The Bronte Room with its own summer patio, and the Hawkesworth Suite with a small patio, bar and lounge area, have equally stunning views and can host up to 200 guests. The venue boasts award-winning, locally produced fayre to suit any dietary needs. With an exclusive wedding planner on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly you will have the wedding of your dreams.
Where better to raise a toast to the happy couple than amidst the vines at Holmfirth Vineyard. The landscape, set in 7 acres of vines and panoramic views across Holme Valley and the Peak District National Park, is so captivating and dramatic all year around it truly will create memories to cherish. This romantic setting is licenced for civil ceremonies, the Solaris function suite is a flexible space offering stunning views of the Vineyard and Holme Valley, and it benefits from its own private terrace. There is also the option for an outdoors ceremony, blessing or magical twilight wedding amongst the vines. Your locally sourced wedding fayre will be accompanied by carefully selected award-winning home-produced wine. The venue offers a range of wedding packages or a bespoke option to make your dream wedding a reality.
Sweeping staircases, elegant rooms and plenty of twinkling chandeliers set the scene in this spectacular Georgian mansion, or step outside into beautifully landscaped gardens for some amazing wedding photographs. Oulton Hall, a magnificent 18th Century mansion, just five miles from Leeds city centre is a picture-perfect wedding venue. If elegance, grace and grandeur are on your list of must-haves, Oulton Hall says I do. From Champagne and nibbles to a five-course feast, all your needs are taken care of, with event planners on hand to ensure your dream day is everything it should be. With a capacity to host between 80 to 250 guests, and guaranteed guest accommodation in one of the hotel’s 152 bedrooms and suites, Oulton Hall is a one-stop-shop for all your wedding needs. Packages are available, but a bespoke service is also offered for your perfect day. I am very pleased to be recommended by the venue as a trusted Oulton Hall Wedding Photographer.
What better way to celebrate your wedding than on your very own love island with champagne, situated in the heart of Rudding Park. Complete with a weeping willow and moon arch this is the perfect setting to escape and capture your first moments together as a married couple. From traditional to contemporary feel, your personal wedding coordinator will help you create your perfect vision and ensure you and your guests are well looked after. There are a variety of suites available for between 20 and 180 guests, garden games including Jenga and Connect 4 in the beautifully landscaped ground and a beautiful chapel on site for a religious blessing. Prior to your big day, you will have 3 months complimentary access to the Rudding Park Spa to help you unwind and relax. This wedding venue has the wow factor to make you feel like a celebrity for your big day.
Set amongst lakes and woodland, on the outskirts of York, Sandburn Hall is a fantastic venue for your dream wedding ceremony. The beautiful oak frames Grand Function Hall has stunning panoramic views of the fairways, lakes and woodland beyond, providing a sensational backdrop for your wedding photographs. The Grand Function Hall will hold 80 – 160 guests for your wedding breakfast and 220 for the evening celebration. Smaller intimate weddings can be held in the equally stunning Sanderson Room. If you are looking for something different, then a civil ceremony in Sandburn Hall’s White Rose Garden under the folly is a beautiful and romantic setting, not to mention it smelling divine.
Step away from the every day at Saltmarshe Hall. As a stunning and historic venue in Howden, East Yorkshire, it is the ultimate countryside retreat. Despite being a Grade II listed Hall, combining style and elegance it boasts both traditional and contemporary charm. The building is still able to somehow radiate a warm atmosphere and feature a glamorous interior to allow you to celebrate in style. While all reception rooms inside the Hall are licensed for wedding, if you’re opting for a summer month it may be nice to complement the occasion with an outdoor ceremony. With acres of beautiful grounds to choose from, nature guarantees to offer a unique celebration. Whether you choose to wed under a canopy of blossom trees or among a serene woodland setting, there are endless options at this venue for a standout ceremony. Further, given the diverse backdrops and gentle lighting on offer at the Hall, it is a standout venue for wedding photography too, perfect all around!
Imagine a beautiful and unique castle setting for your fairy tale wedding day, Swinton Park, near Ripon, set in 20,000 acres on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales has it all. The luxury castle hotel is full of charm and character, offering variety and grandeur to your special day.For a rustic, Al Fresco wedding the beautifully restored Deerhoue, nestled in beautiful parkland with views of the castle and Home Lake is picture-perfect. For something a little more rustic the Swinton Bivouac, with a druid’s temple, Meadow Yurts, and Treelodges allows you to truly get back to nature. For those wanting an intimate ceremony, Swinton Park has an all-inclusive “just the two of us” wedding package, along with many other packages to cater to all your needs. Catering to all tastes is locally sourced from the freshest ingredients from the wider estate.
The Coniston Hotel
A luxury wedding venue set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Located in Skipton, the Coniston Hotel is ideally placed to provide you with the country wedding you have always dreamed of. The 17th-century barn set in a picturesque, private 1,400-acre estate is an enchanting venue for your big day, hosting up to 120 guests. If you require more space for your guest an elegant marquee in the beautiful grounds would provide a stunning venue with a picture-perfect backdrop. St Peter’s Church, which seats up to 100 guests, is just a stone throw away from the hotel if you are looking for a religious service. The Coniston Hotel is renowned for providing an excellent dining experience, menus are created using the finest locally sourced ingredients. You and your guests could take part in 4×4 off-roading or clay pigeon shooting or relax in the spa facilities.
The Old Barn at Esholt
With over 20 years’ experience, and fully licenced for civil ceremonies the Old Barn and Esholt is a beautiful, stunning venue for a bespoke wedding. The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for your special day. IN the nearby village there are a number of delightful traditional churches should you wish for a religious wedding. The 200-year-old barn has been lovingly maintained and has many original features, giving the perfect backdrop to stunning wedding photos. The dedicated and experienced wedding team pride themselves on offering a personal and bespoke service to ensure your special day is how you envisaged. The venue can also recommend local wedding entertainment for you, from a DJ to live bands, and firework displays.
The Priests House
This impeccably restored, beautiful venue is a stunning and awe-inspiring setting for your dream wedding. The Priests House, located at Barden Tower a makes for the perfect, intimate wedding venue. The Chapel, which had stood derelict for many years, has been extensively renovated and lovingly restored to provide a beautiful, historical setting, including bar, dancefloor, piano, washrooms, and more recently a fabulous medieval tiled stage that can be used for either the top table or DJ. The magical backdrop of the 15th century Barden Tower adds to the charm and romance of this venue. Inside the Priest House, the Oak Room provides a wonderfully intimate setting, with dark oak beams, open fires and candles.
The Woodman Inn & Thunderbridge Gardens
This stunning wedding venue will be exclusively yours for your special day. The Wedding suite, with a wonderful baby grand piano, would be perfect for welcoming your guests, the beautifully tendered gardens are an ideal backdrop for your wedding photographs, and superb guest accommodation makes the Woodman Inn and Thunderbridge Gardens the perfect venue. The refurbished 18th-century country inn nestled in the foothills of Yorkshire’s South Pennine is an idyllic location with stunning scenery for your wedding photos. The personal wedding co-ordinator will ensure your day is as you wish, leaving no stone unturned to deliver your dream wedding. Your wedding breakfast, lovingly made with locally sourced produce is tailored to your requirements. There are 16 beautifully refurbished rooms and 3 overnight cottages for you and your guests. This is the perfect getaway for an intimate woodland wedding of up to 30 guests.
Waterton Park Hotel
Beautiful landscapes with an idyllic lakeside setting and attractive iron bridge provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photography. Waterton Park Hotel, in Wakefield, can host wedding parties for 8 to 200 guests, with dedicated wedding coordinators on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly. Here old meets new, the historic Walton Hall located on an island in the middle of a 26-acre lake, and the more modern Waterton Park Hotel are both licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships. The venue offers packages to suit your needs, and the twilight package has a barbeque option available from April to October. Previously home to an eccentric 19th-century traveller and naturalist who transformed the lake and surrounding parkland into the worlds first wildfowl reserve and sanctuary, many wild species can still be found here. I am proud to be recommended by the venue as a trusted Waterton Park Wedding Photographer.
Big and rowdy or small and intimate, Warfdale Grange will ensure your wedding day is perfect. This family-run venue has so much to offer, three romantic barns, a beautiful oak framed arbour twinkling with fairy lights and a vintage chandelier, or for a more traditional wedding, there are a number of pretty local churches. The beautifully adorned and spacious rooms, along with some quirky touches make this a stunning and unique wedding venue. The venue can host weddings for 50 to 250 people. There is a large, professional kitchen where your caterers can work their magic to feed your guests. Situated on a picturesque flower farm between Leeds and Harrogate on the Harewood Estate you will be spoilt for choice for the perfect backdrop for your photographs. The attention to detail and personal touch make this venue so wonderful.
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa
Woodhall Hotel and Spa is a stunning 1750 country house hotel situated in Wetherby, with easy access to the A1. This historical venue has been a family home, boys prep school, a pastoral and ecumenical centre that was visited by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and most recently a fabulous hotel and spa. The 44 bedroomed hotel with ample parking and electric charge points stands in 100 acres of woodland and parkland, offering a beautiful backdrop for your special day. Woodhall Hotel is an ideal setting and backdrop for the images I capture as a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. With a selection of functions rooms, this venue can host grand and extravagant weddings to small intimate ones. Mouthwatering dishes will be carefully prepared for your wedding breakfast using locally sourced ingredients. There is a range of accommodation and the luxurious health club and spa available for you and your guests. The experienced wedding planners will be on hand to make sure your wedding is a special occasion.