On the hunt for a rustic-chic wedding venue to bring your Pinterest dreams to life? These North Yorkshire wedding barns should totally be added to your scouting list. Boasting exposed beams, shabby-chic fixings and natural surroundings, these spots are guaranteed to get you on board with the barn wedding trend (if you’re not into it already).
Here are a few drop dead gorgeous North Yorkshire wedding barns.
The Normans is a North Yorkshire wedding barn with some seriously enviable style. It was built centuries ago and has been revamped into a gorgeous contemporary venue with beautiful event spaces and a courtyard for a truly memorable event. The indoor event rooms flaunt dreamy exposed brick and beam work, whitewashed wooden cladding and all the shabby-chic gorgeousness you could ever want, so you shouldn’t have to purchase too many decor extras. Its largest space can accommodate 130 guests, so don’t go too crazy with your invites.
If you’re a festival lover, Camp Katur is the wedding venue for you. Not only does it have an amazing barn venue on its grounds in the Yorkshire countryside, but it’ll also put up tents and tipis on your big day to take it to the next level (who doesn’t love a bit of glamping?). The barn still boasts many of its original features, like exposed oak beams and brick work, so you’ll get that amazing rustic-chic vibe, and its woodland area can be used for parties or ceremonies, too. It can accommodate groups of up to 150 for a seated dinner, making it a great choice for midsize weddings.
Yorkshire Wedding Barn
The beautifully designed Yorkshire Wedding Barn is set in the rolling hills overlooking two large wildlife lakes and lovely gardens. You can arrange to hold a civil ceremony or enquire about a church wedding at the nearby St Agatha’s Church in Gilling West. There are two barns available for your reception: the Wedding Barn can seat up to 140 and the Lake Barn has capacity for 300. They also provide accommodations for up to 58 guests on site and 12 in the village of Gilling West. Pro tip: ask about their recommended suppliers list to make wedding planning in the area a cinch.
Minnehaha Events is another solid option for festival lovers. Most ceremonies and receptions are set outdoors or in its luxurious extra large tipi tents, but it’s also equipped with an indoor-outdoor barn (dubbed ‘The Stables’) that makes for a great lounge and bar area. It has enough room for 136 guests, so you may want to skip inviting second cousins, colleagues and acquaintances.
The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey
Travel back in time by choosing this North Yorkshire wedding barn for your wedding day. The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey has left its wooden frame untouched for almost 500 years and is one of the largest timbered aisle barns in northern England, so it’s a pretty impressive spot. Its grounds overlook the Priory ruins and the River Wharfe, giving you plenty of picturesque backdrops for your wedding photos. It can fit up to 200 guests, so you shouldn’t have any trouble fitting in all of your nearest and dearest.
If you’re on the hunt for a truly luxurious North Yorkshire wedding barn, look no further than Wharfedale Grange. Its beautiful wooden barns have been made over into wedding-worthy event spaces, perfect for rustic-chic affairs. Whether you want to deck it out with chandeliers and fairy lights or keep things simple, the team here can help you put together the perfect look for your big day. Its largest barn can accommodate groups of up to 250, so you can invite a few extra plus ones.
Surrounded by a gorgeous woodland and gardens, Whinstone View offers an escape from everyday life that’s absolutely perfect for a wedding. Its grounds have Scandinavian log cabins, tipis, a gourmet bistro and a rustic-chic wedding-worthy barn (dubbed Wray’s Barn). It also has several themed wedding packages to choose from, so you won’t have to labour over any of your decor, food or drink details (score!). The barn can seat up to 150 people, so you probably won’t have to cut back your guest list too much.
Just south of North Yorkshires border you’ll find Lineham Farm, a 17th century barn venue with some serious wedding potential. If you hire this venue, you’ll get total use of the country house and two cottages for your entire wedding weekend, so you can keep the party going after your reception has wrapped (and won’t even have to find accommodations). The buildings sleep 47 guests comfortably, so we suggest keeping your out-of-town guest list as short as possible.
Priory Cottages are another option slightly outside of North Yorkshire’s border. This venue is made up of seven cottages, a barn and a marquee, giving you plenty of rustic options for your big day. All of the spaces have been painted and updated to give them a chic edge. The largest space can fit 150 guests, making it ideal for small to midsize weddings.
Situated just four miles from York’s historic city centre is the romantically rustic York Barn. With beams and character aplenty, this is an excellent choice for couples looking to get that authentic country feel while still having the amenities of the city close at hand. Dance the night away under the fairy-lit beams with up to 220 evening guests and take full advantage of the unspoilt country surroundings and host a relaxed al fresco wedding breakfast.
Bunny Hill Weddings
If you love the idea of adding a slightly industrial feel to your barn wedding, then Bunny Hill Weddings is a fantastic choice for you. Offering a unique blend of traditional rustic touches with sleek modern fittings, the barn at Bunny Hill Weddings is perfect for stylish and discerning couples looking for a unique wedding venue in Yorkshire to host up to 400 guests. At the end of the night, retire to the equally stylish stable accommodation, specially designed for luxury, comfort and relaxing country vibes.
Once the home of the farm’s working horses, The Stables at Woolas Barn have been transformed into a chic and charming wedding ceremony space. Walk down a candlelit aisle towards a floral altar and say your vows before joining guests in the 1863-built Granary barn for a good old knees-up! With capacity for 130 seated guests and 160 for an evening reception, you can host a good-sized celebration here.
This beautiful North Yorkshire wedding venue prides itself on being the perfect blank canvas for couples to work their creative magic on. With a modern feel and neutral décor you can make the most of the flexible and open-ended time stipulations at Thief Hall and embellish the venue with your own unique touches. The venue can accommodate 100 ceremony guests and 180 evening guests and offers the option to extend this with an added marquee. Accommodation and exclusive use is all part of the package here, making it a totally fuss-free option.
Woodstock Weddings and Events
Once a traditional Horse Stud, Woodstock has been transformed into a unique and impressive wedding venue. Nestled in 20 acres of stunning and secluded Yorkshire countryside yet just 12 minutes drive from York, the venue will become your very own tucked away wedding oasis. Seamlessly combining oak beams and traditional features with contemporary facilities – including a festoon-lit courtyard and hand-crafted bar – and panoramic views, you and up to 400 evening guests are guaranteed an unforgettable celebration.
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