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The National Centre for Early Music


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Our medieval, grade-one listed building is set within peaceful and private gardens and can offer the perfect setting for your special occasion.

The NCEM is set in the grade-one listed, medieval church of St Margaret’s and provides a stunning and unusual venue for your wedding reception or celebration party. Restored to the highest possible standards, this award-winning building provides an idyllic and unusual venue in the heart of York with exceptional facilities and set in peaceful, private grounds. You can relax and enjoy our first-class venue whilst our friendly and welcoming staff will ensure that your event is a memorable occasion.

On the day you will have exclusive use of the venue and our friendly and welcoming staff will work with you to ensure that your occasion runs smoothly and is enjoyed by everyone. You might choose to enter through our stunning Norman arch on the south side or via our contemporary foyer with views of the garden. With plenty of natural light, the church offers a bright, welcoming atmosphere and the stone arches and wrought iron candelabras give a sense of grandeur. At night, the candlelit church offers a beautiful and intimate setting for dining or dancing and the excellent acoustics are perfect for a live band or DJ. The setting inside and out provides a perfect backdrop for your memorable photographs.

We work with Bradshaws of York, Caterers of Distinction, who will be on hand to create your delicious dishes, bursting with seasonal style. They offer an extensive range of options for food and wine to suit your tastes and can cater for any special dietary requirements.

The National Centre for Early Music at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Not Specified
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Seated Capacity
Up to 120
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Reception Capacity
Up to 150
A truly unique venue set in the heart of York You will have exclusive use of the venue for your wedding celebration The beautiful gardens and magnificent 12th Century porch provide a stunning backdrop for photographs Our dedicated caterers can provide an extensive range of menus and will deliver exceptional service to you and your guests We can accommodation up to 120 for a seated meal or 150 for a drinks reception Our friendly and experienced staff will ensure that your day goes without a hitch!

Top Wedding Tips

Keep it simple. This beautiful, historic venue has bags of unique charm and character so let that shine through and don’t worry about complexed décor

Think about the flow of your special day. From wow-factor at your guests’ arrival to the candlelit dancing into the night, we will be on hand to advise you every step of the way

Enjoy every minute! These are your once in a lifetime moments so hand over the details to others and make sure you treasure every second


Celebrations at NCEM

NCEM Venue Hire


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St Margarets Church, Walmgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9TL

The National Centre for Early Music

  • St Margarets Church
  • Walmgate
  • York
  • North Yorkshire
  • YO1 9TL
  • United Kingdom