The top 10 best wedding venues in Yorkshire

With the wedding industry back up and running and venues busier than ever, new research reveals the top 10 wedding venues across Yorkshire.
Following a staggering 131 per cent increase in interest for the term ‘Yorkshire wedding venue’¹ and an 85 per cent increase in searches for the term ‘wedding venues’ in the last 12 months², new research from events specialists AYRE Event Solutions delves into the top ten most magical venues in the region for newly engaged couples to consider…

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1.Rudding Park
Located in Harrogate, Rudding Park can be individually designed to reflect your personality and taste. This venue has two options for weddings, including 'small weddings' and 'your big day'. The small wedding option holds up to 45 guests and includes a three-course wedding breakfast with formal table service, drinks, wedding reception room hire, civil ceremony and a Follifoot Wing Junior Suite for the happy couple, as well as access to the Rooftop Spa. The larger wedding option allows a minimum of 50 guests and you're able to choose from a number of different rooms.

2.Crowne Plaza
A four-star hotel in Leeds, Crowne Plaza is a fabulous option for a wedding. The hotel offers various wedding packages to ensure that they cover every desire, and every package includes a ceremony at the venue, along with an incredible wedding reception. You'll also have the option to utilise Crowne Plaza's wedding planner, wedding suppliers, catering providers, and luxurious hotel rooms. The venue has two licensed suites to cater for weddings from 20 to 200 guests, enabling any sized wedding party to have the dream day.

3.The Tetley
Located on Hunslet Road in Leeds, The Tetley is a wedding venue full of character. The building has beautiful Art Deco architecture and amazing original features, including the wrought-iron lift and historic boardroom. The Tetley does not have set wedding packages and instead prefers to make every wedding individual to the particular bride and groom, ensuring that they give every couple their dream day. The venue has a licence for civil ceremonies and allows small and large gatherings.

4.Grantley Hall
Grantley Hall is a grand 5-star hotel located in Ripon. The rooms, suites and entire interior is a perfect mix of historic and modern luxury. The hall offers different packages which fit each couple's unique tastes. For over 180 guests, you are able to build a marquee on the grounds. As well as this, there is access to all 47 bedrooms and suites, the award-winning restaurants, Valeria's Champagne and Cocktail Bar, and use of the spa and gym facilities. The venue is the perfect destination for some good pictures! There is even a large club set out for your after-party, in which DJ's can stay until the early hours of the morning.

5.Holdsworth House
Holdsworth House is a five-star hotel and restaurant located in Halifax, west Yorkshire and is an award-winning wedding venue. It is a 380-year-old Jacobean house and is set in beautiful, landscaped gardens. Whilst it may host many glitz and glam weddings, you can also hold a more traditional wedding, with the historical decor, traditionally styled by beams, panelled halls and many antique pieces such as paintings. Holdsworth house can host every part of your wedding, including the ceremony, breakfast, catering, evening party and sleepover.

6.York Barn
Located in York, York Barn is set in 15 acres of private gardens, and weddings can be hosted indoors or outdoors. This venue can seat up to 150 for the wedding breakfast and 220 for the evening reception. York Barn only holds weddings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They have many facilities, including underfloor heating, luxury toilets, a fully stocked bar, a professional kitchen and bi-folding doors leading out onto a private undercover terrace.

7.Carlton Towers
Carlton Towers is based in Goole, North Yorkshire. This fairytale wedding venue is a five star privately owned Victorian Gothic-style country house set among 250 acres of parkland in the stunning Yorkshire landscape. It can accommodate up to 170 guests from your ceremony and reception and 200 for the evening celebration. The venue has three grand staterooms, 16 individually and beautifully designed character bedrooms, a minstrel's gallery, bar, lobby, dance area and garden.

8.The Tithe Barn
This five-star wedding venue was built in the 16th century and is set within the Duke of Devonshire's majestic Bolton Abbey Estate in the Yorkshire Dales. One of the largest wedding venues in the UK, it holds 200 people for the ceremonies and dinner and 300 for the drinks and dance-filled evening. The Tithe Barn has an open kitchen with an indoor BBQ, rotisserie, and a late license until 1am. With a flagstone floor, beautiful beams and medieval chandeliers, this wedding venue provides a perfect mix of historical and traditional decor with a modern touch, everything you could want for your wedding.

9.Bowcliffe Hall
Located in Bramham, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, built between 1805 and 1825, Bowcliffe retains the stately atmosphere of a country house but has the features of more modern events. Bowcliffe hall has different venues available all in one location, including an impressive ballroom, Driver's club and the multi-award-winning Blackburn Wing. Each wedding can be designed entirely bespoke and the grounds are maintained all year round to provide the perfect pictures.

10.Camp Katur
If you want an alternative wedding, Camp Katur is the perfect place for your special day. An outdoor venue based in north Yorkshire, this camp is in 250 acres of woodland, fields and forests. You can live your ultimate glamping experience with bespoke accommodation and pop up hire of your choice. There are available choices of geodomes, pods and tents.

Managing director of AYRE, Chris Ayre commented on the research: "Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, the perfect wedding venue is essential, and Yorkshire has many beautiful options. "We're so pleased that weddings of all sizes are now back up and running, this means wedding organisers can get super creative and plan the dream day for the happy couple without having to keep COVID-19 restrictions in mind. These ten wedding venue options are some of our personal favourites, they all have great spaces for additional lighting, staging, audio features and special effects."

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