Updated: Mar 28, 2022
They say your wedding day is the happiest day of your life, so choosing the right venue to host this momentous occasion is crucial. Luckily, Yorkshire is full of spaces designed to give you and your guests a day to remember.
Whether you want a quirky woodland ceremony or a sweeping castle steeped in history, Yorkshire has a range of impressive wedding venues to make your perfect day extra special.
From the stunning 17th-century Victoria Hall located in Saltaire to Otley’s intimate, rural Chilli Barn, there’s something for everyone on our curated list of Yorkshire’s finest wedding venues.
Victoria Hall, Saltaire
Looking to get hitched in a venue full of history? Want to host your special day in a listed building within a World Heritage Site? Look no further than Saltaire’s stunning Victoria Hall for your big day.
Victoria Hall boasts four versatile event rooms and both outdoor and indoor spaces. To keep things simple, Victoria Hall offers three different wedding packages. Prices start at £3000 for the Alpaca package, which includes the use of three of the event rooms and support from a wedding coordinator.
For those who want a little more pizazz for their special day, there’s the Belwarp package. This luxury package includes use of the whole venue for the day, a choice of ceremony room, use of the car park for a full day and more.
Though Victoria Hall itself doesn’t provide accommodation, the surrounding village of Saltaire is full of places to stay, as well as quirky shops and bars your guests can explore during their stay. Both Leeds and Bradford are only 15 minutes away by train - ideal for offering your guests a range of accommodation options.
The Oakwood at Rhyther, North Yorkshire
Located deep in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, The Oakwood at Rhyther is a stunning wedding venue with a rural feel. Once an old family farm, this unique venue has been transformed into a beautiful event space with a blend of traditional architecture and modern finishes.
The Oakwood offers two stunning barns for use during your special day, as well as accommodation for up to 32 people and beautiful outdoor space. The Oakwood’s impressive Ceremony Hall is a vast church-like setting, with capacity for up to 160 guests and a sophisticated champagne bar - so you and your guests can enjoy a glass of fizz after the ceremony!
Those deciding to host their special day at The Oakwood benefit from full weekend access to the venue - giving you a day to set up, a day for the ceremony, and a final day to unwind! Packages including accommodation start at £12,500.
Chevin Country Park, West Yorkshire
Located in Otley, this woodland venue promises to add a rustic charm to your special day. Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa’s wedding packages are specially designed to offer all the key services for your special day in one, including a pre-wedding menu tasting, toastmaster service, and preferential room prices for your guests.
The Chevin’s Acorn package costs £75 per person and includes reception room hire, a celebration drink, a wedding breakfast, and more. Your guests will be well looked after at the onsite accommodation, but for any guests not staying at the hotel itself, nearby Otley and Leeds provide ample accommodation options.
Bolton Castle, Wensleydale
Nestled in the stunning Yorkshire Dales countryside, Bolton Castle is an awe-inspiring venue for any couple’s special day. Built in the 14th century, this majestic building was once the holding ground of Mary Queen of Scots, so any couple tying the knot at Bolton Castle will enjoy a venue that’s truly steeped in history.
Bolton Castle has the capacity for up to 120 guests for the ceremony and a further 120 guests during the evening reception. As well as majestic scenery, Bolton Castle can provide catering, a choice of banqueting tables, and a roaring log fire.
Pricing for the ceremony only starts at a reasonable £1,500, with prices for a ceremony and reception with exclusive access to the castle and gardens ranging from £4,000 to £9,500, depending on the time of year.
Although Bolton Castle doesn’t offer on-site accommodation, the surrounding Wensleydale area is full of charming BnBs and hotels to provide guests with a good night’s sleep.
The Coniston Hotel, Skipton
Picture acres of stunning greenery, a 17th-century barn steeped in history, and an awe-inspiring lakeside view. This is the luxury wedding venue, The Coniston Hotel. This stunning hotel is home to multiple versatile event spaces, including a private terrace right next to the lake for the perfect wedding photoshoot.
The Coniston Hotel’s unique event spaces can accommodate 120 guests for a wedding venue. Those wanting a larger party in attendance can benefit from the hotel’s acres of grounds with an outdoor marquee.
Their all-inclusive ‘Forever Begins Today’ package starts at £5,995 and includes the dressed civil ceremony room, a three-course wedding menu, use of the Coniston state, and more.
Those wanting a more bespoke option can opt for Coniston Hotel’s ‘Tailored to You’ package, which includes a private bar and evening supper, with prices varying depending on your choice of activities.
Whitley Hall, Sheffield
Surrounded by 20 acres of lush greenery, Whitley Hall is one of Sheffield’s most impressive wedding venues. This 16th-century manor offers you and your partner a truly distinctive day, with accommodation for you and your guests available on site. The antique charm of this awe-inspiring building is juxtaposed with slick, modern decor, making Whitley Hall a genuinely unique venue.
Day packages start at £1995 during Winter, including room hire for the whole day, a wedding breakfast, a bucks fizz drinks reception and more. Whitley Hall’s exclusive wedding packages give you exclusive full-day access to the venue as well as a wedding breakfast, evening buffet, and 25 bedrooms.
The Whitley Hall team go above and beyond to make your special day as memorable as possible, with a list of tried and tested recommended suppliers, including photographers, vintage wedding cars, and even VR experiences!
Dale Farm, North Yorkshire
For a wedding day with a twist, look no further than hosting your special day at Dale Farm. This relaxed, rural venue offers weddings with a ‘festival’ feel, thanks to the rustic on-site barn, cosy courtyard, and ‘The Yorkshireman’ pub.
The farm is a blank slate, allowing you to select your own team for catering, photography, etc. The Barn fits up to 100 guests, with on-site accommodation available for up to 26 guests. From September 2022 onwards, the cost of a wedding at Dale Farm will be £8,000.
This package includes exclusive use of the site, accommodation for two nights, including breakfast, and a fully staffed and licensed on-site pub. It’s worth noting that the venue itself isn’t registered for civil ceremonies, so the ceremony itself will have to take place in a church or registry office beforehand.
Chilli Barn, Otley
Located on the edge of the stunning Chevin Forest park lies the unique wedding venue, Chilli Barn. Chilli Barn offers picturesque rural views, a charming two-floor wedding space, delicious catering, and more. You name it - Chilli Barn has it in bundles!
Chilli Barn offers the happy couple and their guests an intimate, relaxed day, with space for a tipi or marquee and a large lawn complete with hay bales and a firepit. This quirky venue specialises in vegetarian and vegan food, meaning all dietary requirements are happily catered for.
Although the barn itself doesn’t offer accommodation, plenty of friendly BnBs and hotels can be found in the surrounding areas of Otley, Leeds and Lower Wharfedale. Barn hire starts at £1450 depending on the services you require.
Grantley Hall, Ripon
Those wanting a luxurious, old-fashioned wedding venue steeped in history should look no further than Grantley Hall. Located in the charming cathedral city of Ripon, Grantley Hall offers various ornate event spaces, including the stunning Music Room and the outdoors Japanese Garden.
For an after-party to rival the Great Gatsby’s, you can retire to Valeria’s Champagne and Cocktail Bar before finishing the night in one of Grantley Hall’s luxury bedrooms.
Grantley Hall boasts a range of packages, including the ‘Exclusively Yours’ package, allowing guests full, exclusive access to the hall, including all 47 bedrooms and suites. For weddings with more than 180 guests, Grantley Hall will kindly arrange the use of a marquee in the grounds.
Wharfedale Grange, Harrogate
Wharfedale Grange is run by a family team who are passionate about making your wedding day as memorable as possible. Those who opt for a wedding at the luxurious Wharfedale Grange will have the choice of ceremony venue, with options including the intimate North Barn - complete with cosy fairy lights - or the Grange’s charming outdoor space.
The party starts over at Wharfedale Grange’s South Barn, complete with a mezzanine floor, chandeliers, and a disco ball! Accommodation is provided in the form of The Farmhouse, a luxury Grade II listed building boasting six en-suite bedrooms decorated to an impressively high standard.
If The Farmhouse’s opulent bedrooms aren’t enough to lure you in, this stunning building even has its own cinema room and private hot tub!