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  • Writer's pictureRhi Scotchbrook

My Top Unique Yorkshire Wedding Venues

Embarking on the journey of wedding planning in the stunning landscapes of Yorkshire opens the door to a realm of unique possibilities.

As a wedding photographer in Yorkshire, there is nothing I love more than this part of the UK – living here and getting to join couples on their wedding journey and capturing their story in all of its fun and beauty!

In this blog, I will traverse the picturesque Yorkshire countryside to uncover hidden gems that serve as more than mere venues—they are the stages for love stories infused with the distinctive charm of this enchanting region.

Join me as we explore my top unique Yorkshire wedding venues, where each location promises not just a celebration but an unforgettable chapter in your journey to 'I do.'

A couple during their confetti moment at a Yorkshire wedding venue Runa Farm
Runa Farm Weddings

9 Unique Yorkshire Wedding Venues

  • Skipbridge Country Farm

  • Deepdale Farm

  • Loversall Farm

  • Sandburn Hall 

  • Woodstock Wedding 

  • The Hospitium

  • The Oakwood at Ryther

  • Villa Farm

  • Runa Farm

Skipbridge Country Farm

Nestled in the heart of the countryside, Skipbridge Country Farm stands as a haven for couples seeking a wedding experience that blends the rustic allure of a farm with the whimsical charm of enchanting features.

Your wedding journey will be so much fun at this Yorkshire wedding venue, where farm animals, outdoor ceremonies, weeping willow trees, and even a Hobbit Hole create an atmosphere of pure magic.

Skipbridge Manor is a wedding venue in Yorkshire and this is their hobbit hole
Quaint little Hobbit Hole at Skipbridge Farm Wedding Venue

One of the defining features of Skipbridge Country Farm is its commitment to outdoor ceremonies such as under the willow tree. Then you can celebrate in one of their teepees surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Imagine exchanging vows under the open sky, surrounded by the lush greenery of the countryside. The farm provides a canvas for couples to create their own love story!

Skipbridge Manor is a wedding venue in Yorkshire and here is the outdoor ceremony space
Outdoor Ceremony Space at Skipbridge Country Weddings

You can add so much personality to your wedding day here at Skipbridge Farm, adding DIY decor both inside and outside of the wedding tipi, such as a quirky pallet timetable, personalised table decorations, and so much more. This Yorkshire Wedding Venue is very child and family friendly, with plenty of outdoor space to run around, and farm animals to keep the children entertainted.

Read about Emma and Rob’s wedding at Skipbridge that I had the pleasure of capturing, for all of the Harry Potter vibes!

Deepdale Farm

Deepdale Farm captures the essence of a countryside haven, where rolling hills, open skies, and the gentle rustle of leaves become the backdrop for your wedding story.

This Yorkshire wedding venue, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, invites couples to exchange vows in a setting that feels like a tranquil escape—an intimate haven where nature is painted all around.

Deepdale Farm is a Yorkshire wedding venue with incredible views of the rolling hills
Beautiful Yorkshire Views at Deepdale Farm Weddings

Deepdale Farm offers a variety of spaces that cater to every aspect of your wedding celebration.

The inclusion of multiple barns, including a dedicated Ceremony Barn and Reception Barn, allows for seamless transitions between different stages of your celebration, ensuring a smooth and well-organised day.

For added charm, Deepdale Farm Barn offers the option of a Tipi for getting ready or accommodation, adding a touch of rustic luxury to the experience. The availability of a Chalet further enhances the convenience and comfort of the wedding party.

Read about Jess and Olli’s DIY wedding at Deepdale Farm which I absolutely loved as their photographer! 

A couple during their confetti moment at Deepdale Farm is a Yorkshire wedding venue
Confetti exit at Deepdale Farm

Loversall Farm

Loversall Farm is not just a Yorkshire wedding venue; it is a retreat into the quietness of the countryside.

Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the soft whispers of the wind. The farm's sprawling fields become the stage for your story, providing a serene setting that transports you away from the hustle of urban life.

You can choose between a traditional Church ceremony or an elegant Civil Ceremony Barn on-site, allowing for a personalised and seamless exchange of vows.

Loversall Farm is a rustic, DIY Yorkshire wedding venue
Portraits in front of the Hay Bale stacks

The rustic charm continues with a Barn and Courtyard Marquee, providing a lovely setting for the reception, complete with the timeless allure of the countryside. 

They go above and beyond by offering on-site accommodation in quaint cottages, perfect for getting ready.

Adding a touch of whimsy, the presence of friendly Alpacas adds a quirky element, creating unforgettable moments and brilliant photo opportunities!

Read about Jennie and Gareth’s Autumnal wedding at Loversall Farm and experience the lovely day they had.

Loversall Farm is a Yorkshire wedding venue and this is the inside reception space

Sandburn Hall 

Your wedding at Sandburn Hall begins with an unparalleled experience of luxury accommodation.

Imagine waking up in a room adorned with stylish furnishings, where every detail is a testament to comfort and opulence. The accommodation at this Yorkshire wedding venue is not just a place to stay; it's a retreat into indulgence.

The oak-framed grand hall serves as a remarkable backdrop for both the ceremony and reception, with large windows that overlook the stunning scenery of the golf course, letting in an abundance of natural light.

Guests can enjoy a refined atmosphere in the bar area, while the outdoor space provides a gorgeous setting for a drinks reception.

The surrounding golf course and rose garden offer a plethora of enchanting spots for capturing precious moments, ensuring that every photograph expresses your story in all of its beauty.

Sandburn Hall is a Yorkshire wedding venue with incredible grounds

With the vast openness of the grounds, the sunset golden hour creates a magic atmosphere for some beautifully intimate portraits before the evening invites more celebration festivities.

Adorned with twinkling fairylights, the rustic, yet luxurious reception hall sets the scene for a night full of dancing, whether that's to a DJ or a live band.

Check out Ellie and Sam’s nature-inspired wedding at Sandburn Hall which was a beautiful day to witness.

Sandburn Hall is a Yorkshire wedding venue

Woodstock Weddings

In the heart of the countryside lies Woodstock Weddings, a hidden gem that transcends the ordinary and redefines the art of rustic celebrations.

From its scenic countryside setting to the converted stable cocktail bar, the converted barn, outdoor seating for drinks and canapes, on-site accommodation, and the convenience of being just a short drive from York City Centre.

Woodstock Weddings is a Yorkshire wedding venue and this is the stunning grounds and surroundings it offers

This Yorkshire wedding venue is a retreat into the tranquillity of the countryside, offering you the opportunity to exchange vows surrounded by the beauty of nature. Picture rolling hills, open skies, and a sense of peace.

The converted stable, with its weathered beams and classic features, provides a cherished space for sipping cocktails and raising toasts with your guests. It's a charming prelude to the festivities ahead, where the ambience is as warm and inviting as the countryside surroundings.

Woodstock Weddings is a Yorkshire wedding venue and this is the indoor reception space

The Hospitium

Nestled within the enchanting Museum Gardens, The Hospitium stands as a living testament to York's medieval charm, offering couples a blend of history, nature, and romance.

The Hospitium's architecture echoes the grandeur of medieval York. With its sturdy stone walls, timbered ceilings, and arched doorways, this Yorkshire wedding venue exudes a classic charm that resonates with the city's medieval legacy.

The Hospitium is a Yorkshire wedding venue and this is its stunning grounds

The combination of historic authenticity and modern amenities makes The Hospitium a captivating space for those of you seeking a wedding with a touch of history.

Just steps away, the Abbey Ruins present an extraordinary backdrop for wedding photographs. These ruins, steeped in history and draped in natural beauty, create a dramatic setting, allowing us to capture moments that feel both intimate and grandiose!

The Hospitium is a Yorkshire wedding venue

The tranquil ambiance of the gardens provides the perfect backdrop for capturing intimate moments as husband and wife, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the history. Take a pause beneath the canopy of ancient trees, steal a quiet moment beside the tranquil waters of the river, watch a squirrel or two hop from tree to tree.

For couples seeking a wedding venue that offers historical charm and tranquility, The Hospitium and its surrounding gardens are the perfect choice. Say "I do" and celebrate with your loved ones amidst history and nature.

The Oakwood at Ryther

Are you dreaming of a picturesque wedding nestled in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside? Look no further than The Oakwood at Ryther, a luxurious wedding barn and events venue located near Tadcaster. As a wedding photographer, I've had the privilege of capturing countless love stories in this breathtaking setting, and it's easily one of my top favourite wedding venues.

The outdoor courtyard space at Yorkshire Wedding Venue The Oakwood at Ryther
The outdoor courtyard space at The Oakwood at Ryther

What makes The Oakwood truly special is its seamless blend of rustic charm and modern elegance. Set amidst tranquil meadows adorned with greenery and wildflowers, this venue exudes a sense of serenity and romance from the moment you arrive. Once a cherished family farm, The Oakwood has been lovingly transformed into a stunning space designed specifically to host unforgettable weddings.

Beautiful barn ceremony space with draping fairy lights at The Oakwood at Ryther
The draping fairy lights in the ceremony barn

One of the highlights of photographing weddings at The Oakwood is the abundance of gorgeous backdrops for group photographs and intimate wedding portraits. Whether you're strolling through the manicured grounds, exchanging vows under the beautiful draping fairy lights in the ceremony barn, or posing beside the charming courtyard and water feature adorned with vibrant flowers, every corner of this venue is a photographer's dream.

Bride and Groom photographs taken at The Oakwood at Ryther in the meadows
Walking through the Meadows at The Oakwood at Ryther

From the luxurious accommodation, including a stunning bridal suite with a spacious dressing room and balcony, to the exclusive use of the venue for the entire weekend, every aspect of your wedding celebration is carefully curated to perfection.

wedding ceremony confetti exit at The Oakwood at Ryther
Confetti time!!

And for those who consider their furry friends as part of the family, The Oakwood is also dog-friendly, meaning you can share your special day with your beloved four-legged companions.

As a wedding photographer, I can't recommend The Oakwood at Ryther enough for couples seeking a truly magical setting to exchange their vows and create lifelong memories. If you're planning your dream wedding in North Yorkshire, be sure to consider The Oakwood for an unforgettable celebration surrounded by beauty, love, and joy.

Bride and Groom kissing in front of the raping fairy lights in The Oakwood at Ryther's ceremony barn

Villa Farm

Villa Farm, a captivating Yorkshire wedding venue that epitomises rustic charm and timeless elegance. Situated amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Yorkshire, this hidden gem boasts an array of enchanting features that promise to make your special day truly unforgettable, and invites you to exchange your vows in nature!

Villa Farm is a Yorkshire wedding venue and this outdoor ceremony space

With full licensing for civil ceremonies outdoors in their beautiful Garden Pergola, there's no guest limit to witness the magical moment. Following the ceremony, the venue's incredible gardens and lake create a lovely backdrop for a drinks reception and photos.

Villa Farm is a Yorkshire wedding venue and this is the indoor reception space

The spacious York Barn, adorned with exposed beams and rustic interiors, exudes warmth and character, creating an atmosphere that is both intimate and inviting. Whether you're hosting a grand reception or an intimate gathering, Villa Farm offers versatile spaces that can be tailored to suit your unique vision for your wedding day.

Bride and groom with a dog at their Villa Farm Wedding in Yorkshire

The barn's bi-folding doors that lead to an outdoor terraced area, provides an ideal space for your loved ones to mingle during the drinks reception on a warm summer's day. And I can't forget to mention that this venue is dog friendly!

The venue itself has many beautiful backdrops around the grounds, including sweeping meadows, a quaint hidden lake, and the rustic features of the barns. And just down the road, if you fancy something a little bit extra, the Pick-your-own Sunflower Field during the summer months makes for a great little excursion (if you don't mind paying a small entrance fee).

To complete the experience, the luxurious and comfortable cottages are available for overnight stays.

If you're dreaming of a wedding that is as unique and unforgettable as your love story, look no further than Villa Farm. With its beautiful barns, reception courtyard, and enchanting outdoor garden pergola, this Yorkshire wedding venue offers everything you need to bring your vision to life and create a day that is truly magical.

Runa Farm

Are you searching for a wedding venue that embodies rustic charm with a touch of Mediterranean elegance? Look no further than Runa Farm, the latest addition to the esteemed portfolio of wedding venues from the creators behind Newton Hall and Le Petit Chateau, two of the North East's most acclaimed wedding destinations.

Nestled in a countryside haven, Runa Farm exudes bohemian charm and rustic elegance, offering a wedding experience that is one-of-a-kind. The outdoor courtyard, styled with a Bohemian and Italian flair, sets the stage for a ceremony surrounded by earthy terracotta hues and the natural beauty of the countryside. 

The ceremony space at Runa Farm which is a Yorkshire wedding venue

Runa Farm's Chapel is a true hidden treasure within the farm's grounds, featuring an ornate tented ceiling, with glamorous chandeliers, and rustic materials, creating an atmosphere that is both ethereal and deeply romantic. Brides make a grand entrance through a secret passage, descending down a stunning staircase that leads directly to the wedding aisle.

The Old Barn, a timber and exposed stone building, becomes the epicenter of merriment, surrounded by private terraces reminiscent of the Mediterranean.

The reception space at Runa Farm which is a Yorkshire wedding venue

Life at this 'almost' Yorkshire wedding venue embraces the outdoors, with opportunities to introduce alfresco elements at every turn – whether it's welcome drinks in the meadow, private dining on the terrace, pizza slices in the kitchen garden, or feasts served from the outdoor kitchen.

You also get to experience the luxury of the glamping huts and lodges!

That's A Wrap: Unique Wedding Venues In Yorkshire

There we have it, now you know my top unique Yorkshire wedding venues!

York wedding venues offer more than just a backdrop, they give an experience. May these distinctive wedding venues provide the setting for the most romantic chapter of your love story as you set out on this wonderful road of wedding planning.

Cheers to the beginning of a lifetime full of love, laughter, and treasured memories, as well as the joyful celebration that lies ahead. And don’t forget to enquire about your Yorkshire wedding photography – get in touch with me today, I would love to hear from you!

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