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Five Idyllic Countryside Wedding Venues in Yorkshire

07 Jan 2016

Impress guests by holding a wedding at one of these idyllic Yorkshire venues 

If rolling hills, green landscape and historic charm beckon, the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire could be the perfect place to tie the knot. From castles and halls, to luxury hotels and designer lodges, a wealth of venues is on offer. We’ve chosen five for a memorable countryside wedding.

1. Rudby Hall


A charming country wedding could be realised at this elegant Grade II listed Georgian hall. This romantic North Yorkshire venue is on the brink of North York Moors National Park and lies a mile from the village of Hutton Rudby. Lush trees and lawns lead to the River Leven, while Cleveland Hill views surround this spot perfect for stunning wedding photography. Choose from a range of function rooms to suit up to 150 guests, or opt for a civil ceremony, as this hall is an approved venue for marriage ceremonies. Get ready in one of the 13 en-suite bedrooms, or book the whole house for your guests.


Great for: Country weddings, and private, traditional celebrations.

2. Castle Howard

Andy Bulmer

For couples dreaming of a castle wedding, the 18th-century estate that is Castle Howard is located just outside of York and offers 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland and landscape that is truly spectacular. The venue offers a wedding coordinator to help plan the big day at the castle, where fees begin at £15,000. Splendid, opulent and very special.

Peter Smith

Great for: Grand wedding banquets and lavish receptions.

3. Ox Pasture Hall Hotel 


Hunting for a barn wedding venue in the English countryside? Perhaps Scarborough’s former country house, the luxurious Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, could be the location for your rustic northern wedding. Offering accommodation with four-poster beds, views across the Yorkshire Moors and historic allure, this gem is set in 17 acres of quiet grounds. Wed in the converted barn, or marry under a thatched gazebo, as this hotel is licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies.


Great for: Rustic weddings, country house marriages.

4. Natural Retreat Yorkshire Dales


Sitting within 55 acres of secluded countryside in Swaledale and close to Richmond, the Natural Retreat Yorkshire Dales lodges are an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Hold your ceremony and reception here in the Sanctuary venue, utilise the scenic outdoor space, stay at one of the 18 three-bedroom residences on-site and make use of a personal wedding planner available. Think floor-to-ceiling windows, wood burning stoves and modern open plan design.

Paul Liddement Wedding Stories

Great for: Tranquil, secluded weddings and tipi receptions.

5. Rudding Park Hotel


Situated in Harrogate, the Grade I listed Rudding Park hotel boasts a 19th-century chapel, spa, cinema, golf course, impeccable gardens and woodland, rooms for up to 200 guests and grounds ideal for tipis or marquees. So if a round of golf, private cinema screening or spa treatment is desired on your wedding day, this could be the perfect option. Four wedding packages are available at this venue, which was voted the Best UK hotel outside London in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2015.


Great for: Luxurious weddings and outdoor celebrations. 


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