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The Hospitium's upper floor ready for guests to arrive
Wedding ceremonies are held on the ground floor of The Hospitium
Guests can gather to toast your marriage outside The Hospitium
Just married! Signing the register
The 14th century Hospitium is licensed to hold Wedding and Civil Partnership ceremonies and provides a peaceful, private and atmospheric venue.
It is a two-storey listed building set within the beautiful Museum Gardens, overlooked by the striking ruins of St Mary’s Abbey - the perfect setting for your wedding photographs.
The Hospitium is available for hire throughout the day and evening.
The ground floor is ideal for your wedding ceremony and can be quickly converted to an open area for a drinks reception after the formalities are completed.
Its medieval stone walls and latticed windows give it a historic, traditional air and offer a "blank canvas" for your choice of floral arrangements.
During the warmer months, many couples choose to hold their post-ceremony drinks reception outside on our paved area.
This roped-off area looks out over the Museum Gardens and helps create a lovely summer garden party atmosphere.
The first floor, with its high ceiling and half-timbered walls, provides a stunning dining room for your wedding breakfast.
We can host seated dinners for up to 135 guests and drinks/buffet receptions for up to 200 guests.
To round off the evening, the ground floor can again be converted into a space for music, dancing and more drinks.
We offer a range of special packages for small, last-minute or out-of-season weddings offering the same quality and standard of service, but at great value prices.
Watch these videos to get a better idea of how the Hospitium and the Museum Gardens look during a typical wedding.
We are very grateful for the brides and grooms who have shared these films with us and to York Place Studios for creating them.
Click on the following links to see 360 degree images of The Hospitium:
The designated caterers for The Hospitium are Bradshaws of York Ltd.
Browse through their extensive Hospitium Wedding Menus.
Civil Wedding Ceremonies
Our ceremonies are conducted by registrars from York Register Office.
Download our guidance notes on the procedures for planning your ceremony.
The service we have received from the day we first enquired about the place all the way through to picking things up afterwards has been first class.
Luke and Lynsey Griggs