Weddings & Civil Ceremonies

Weddings & Civil Ceremonies

We have two fully-licensed venues for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies. Each has its own unique character and a range of catering, ceremony and party options. Our dedicated team are more than happy to discuss your needs and choices and are experts at making your special day unforgettable.

Why not browse the gallery for more inspiration?

Thinking of a 2020 Wedding?

Let us take the stress and expense out of your dream day

We offer a fantastic last minute wedding package at the Hospitium in the Museum Gardens to give you the day you’ve always dreamed of. We have simplified the organisation of your late wedding day and will still create the romantic fairy tale wedding you always imagined.

This package is available for all dates in 2020 at the Hospitium! To find out more, download our Whirlwind Wedding Brochure here!

If you want a real-life example, hear how our whirlwind package took the stress out of the planning for this couple – “We booked the late availability package at the Hospitium where lots was included, this helped reduce a lot of stress and nerves!” Read the full blog here.

To check available dates or to make an enquiry please call 01904 687671 or email

The Hospitium

The 14th century Hospitium is a two-storey listed building set within the beautiful Museum Gardens, overlooked by the striking ruins of St Mary’s Abbey.

It can host seated banquets for up to 130 guests, drinks receptions for up to 180 and seated buffets for up to 110 guests.

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum provides a charming venue for evening ceremonies and receptions.The museum’s recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, has a warm, nostalgic atmosphere among the authentic shop fronts, packed with historic goods. Kirkgate can host seated banquets for up to 70 guests, with the tables arranged on the main street. Alternatively, we can host buffet receptions for larger numbers.

Something old, something new…

You might also add some extra historically-inspired magic by coming to York Castle Museum for our Hen Party activities.

Practical details

We have useful information on lots of the practical considerations but are also happy to talk through special requests.

Our Venues