Private Dining and Celebrations




As one of York’s finest event spaces, York Mansion House embraces its grand tradition of hosting lavish events, as the long standing social and civic heart of the city.

Following extensive restoration, the house reopened in 2018 to welcome all to experience the grandeur of a mayoral occasion; hosting and organising extravagant dining experiences for individuals and organisations. With the flexibility to choose your own space, layouts, and catering team, you can build an event to suit your exact requirements, taste and personality.

From a banquet in the vast State Room, to an intimate dinner in the regalia-flanked Dining Room, choose from an array of spectacular spaces for your event: you might even choose to open the whole house up for your guests, allowing them to explore four floors of York’s history.

For something truly unique, York Mansion House offers affordable elegance, allowing you to truly showcase the best York has to offer. We work with specially selected catering partners who can help you to create an afternoon tea, canapé and drinks reception, intimate supper, or extravagant banquet – whatever you have in mind.


 Added Extras

As well as hosting your event in one of York's most iconic buildings, we have an array of unique additions that you can incorporate to give your event a twist.

Georgian Cooking Demonstrations

Our beautifully restored historic kitchen is perfectly suited to host an array of 18th-century cooking demonstrations; a completely unique addition to any event. The Mansion House team will be happy to work with you to deliver a delicious addition to your event, and we can work these into any schedule.

Guided Tours

With so much fascinating history contained in the house, why not add a guided tour to your occasion? Tailored to a specific interest, or keeping it broad, we have superb guides - many of whom lived in the house as former Lord Mayors - who would be delighted to share their wealth of knowledge with you. These can be tailored around your event schedule.

Meet the Mayor

On occasion the Lord Mayor and Civic Party are available to attend private events. As the oldest official residence of a Lord Mayor in the country, the attendance of the Mayor certainly makes an impact. We can help you organise this directly with the Civic Party, and advise on any information that may be required.

Please be advised that attendance cannot be guaranteed.


For more information, take a look at our Private Dining Brochure, or contact us and find out how we can bring your event to life.