Practical Details

Practical Details


We have contracted caterers at all of our sites from Bradshaws of York. In addition, Café No.8 is available at York Art Gallery.

Getting Here

All our venues are centrally located within 10 to 15 minute’s walk from York railway station.

York operates a Park&Ride scheme with regular buses from the ring road and very economical prices: iTravelYork Park&Ride

Parking, Deliveries & Collections

There is no on site parking at any of our venues however we are within just a few minutes walk of many car parks in York.

Full list of private and public car parks is available on iTravelYork

We can arrange for deliveries and collections by car in advance if needed. Please be aware that the Marygate entrance to Museum Gardens closes in the evenings (see below). Please contact the York Venues team to arrange this.

Access After Hours

York Museum Gardens closes to the public at 6:00pm in the winter and 8:00pm in the summer. After this time everyone must enter/exit via the Museum Street entrance where there will be a security guard positioned all night to let your guests in and out as they please. Due to licensing restrictions we cannot allow people to enter/exit through the Marygate entrances. The only exception to this is for mobility impaired guests. Please discuss this with the York Venues team

Venue Restrictions – Candles & Balloons

We are not allowed any real candles or helium balloons in our buildings. We can however recommend several companies who hire out excellent quality battery candles and other interesting decorations. Pyrotechnics including fireworks, sparklers and sky lanterns are also prohibited. Please discuss your decoration ideas with the York Venues team.

Items to Include in Invitations

Please be sure to inform guests that all our venues are cash only bars (no card facilities).

Also, ensure guests (particularly those with mobility isssues) make appropriate plans for access after hours (see above).


We can recommend a number of excellent local photographers who have experience of working in our venues.


We are licensed for live music at our venues. We require a copy of a live band’s public liability insurance certificate, all their equipment must be PAT and they must read and sign our suppliers contract. If you would like a DJ our dedicated DJ is Nightowls. We will book them for you upon request. Please discuss your entertainment ideas with the York Venues team.

Wedding Licences

We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies at both The Hospitium and York Castle Museum.

Alcohol & Entertainment Licences

Sunday — Thursday – 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday – 12:00pm

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