For almost 300 years, York Mansion House has been the home of intimate family milestones, and extravagant celebrations. Since reopening in 2018 following extensive restoration, the house is now available for you to add your story to this unique history, and use this spectacular home as a backdrop for life’s most important moments.
Across four floors of this remarkable home, you will find intimate gallery spaces, unique historic kitchens, and grand, expansive rooms, all of which are open and available for your wedding or civil ceremony.
Unusually, York Mansion House is fully licensed for ceremonies throughout, meaning you can entirely tailor your event to your personalities and interests. Whether you want to host 80 of your family and friends, or choose just two of your most intimate acquaintances, you are guaranteed the most memorable and beautiful ceremony. With the option to have exclusive hire of the house, why not make the most of the space, hosting a drinks reception or afternoon tea in the State Room, or an intimate dinner for your loved ones in our beautiful Dining Room?
With hire charges starting at £300, York Mansion House provides the ideal location as a beautiful alternative to the traditional Register Office ceremony, and we delight in hosting couples of any gender, sexuality or background. We can happily accommodate last minute bookings, and regardless of when you book you can be certain of an incredible occasion.
Contact us today to find out more and to book.
Wedding Ceremony FAQs
What’s included in the hire charge?
Use of PA system
1 House Steward for security and house management
Are there any additional costs?
As a perfect blank canvas, you have the freedom to be creative with your day. As such, additions such as candelabras, candles, linens, and any additional staff are charged separately.
For ceremonies at York Mansion House, you will need to liaise directly with York Register Office, who are responsible for the legal elements of your ceremony. They can be contacted here.
Can the house be closed to the public for our event?
York Mansion House is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm.
For ceremonies and celebrations, we are available to hire any time on Monday and Tuesday, and after 5pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
While we are available for hire at any time, public closure will incur an additional charge. Please contact us to discuss your event, and we’d be happy to advise you.
We’d like to add a reception or dinner onto our ceremony, how can we do this?
We work with an incredible array of handpicked catering suppliers, all of whom are familiar with the house and have worked in our full catering kitchen.
Once your date is confirmed, you should contact your chosen caterer directly to book with them. If you have a preference of style, taste or budget, we can advise you on who might suit your occasion. All caterers should be able to advise you on any bar or drinks requirements you have.
We are delighted to work with:
Please see our Private Dining Brochure for all additional information
Can we host a full evening reception at the house?
You are very welcome to hire the house as long as you like, but please be advised that due to the nature of the building we cannot accommodate dancing. If this is something you require, we have connections with a variety of buildings throughout York, which are available for you to move onto following your ceremony or reception, and that can accommodate dancing.
Please see our FAQ Overview for anything you cannot find here.