The Old Deanery


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Our 17th century Grade II red star listed building, idyllic gardens and magnificent location opposite Ripon Cathedral makes The Old Deanery one of the most beautiful wedding venues in North Yorkshire.

The Old Deanery, sat opposite the breath-taking Ripon Cathedral, offers exclusive use for your special day. We want you to treat The Old Deanery as your home, from the front gate to the bottom of the gardens and everything in between – just you, your guests and our friendly staff.

Our elegant dining room, with a magnificent view of Ripon Cathedral, can comfortably seat 70 guests and is licensed to hold ceremonies. We have lots of break out areas, including a welcoming lounge, a bar overlooking our tranquil gardens and even a cinema room. We also have 9 individually styled bedrooms for your guests.

Couples who choose to celebrate with us will find their very own wedding coordinator, on hand from day one. Our calming personalities and passion for weddings will ensure the planning process runs as stress free as possible, allowing you to enjoy the experience and relax on the run up to the big day!

To take the hard work out of organising, we have designed the framework of a package that can then be adapted & extended to become personal to you. The Old Deanery weddings start from £100 per person based on a minimum of 60 guests.

Personality is at the heart of everything we do. Please contact us for a chat; Chris loves a crazy idea & is great at interior design & decoration; Rebecca is fab at coming up with unique special touches; Steph is food mad, especially if it’s a hearty Yorkshire meal you’re after; & David is Mr Organised – all together we offer a perfect package to help you plan your special day!

The Old Deanery at a Glance

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Price Range
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Type of Venue
Exclusive Use
Stately Home
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Seated Capacity
Up to 80
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Reception Capacity
Up to 120
We only offer exclusive use - we want you to make yourselves at home Whether you choose to marry at Ripon Cathedral, or hold a civil ceremony with us, we can help design your perfect day from start to finish Our idyllic, landscaped gardens provide the perfect setting for photos Less than a five-minute walk into the ancient market town of Ripon The whole family can make themselves at home: children will love our cinema room, our multiple breakout areas provide cosy, quieter areas for your great aunt and we’re even dog friendly We are always on hand to help with anything that you require, from creating table plans, setting up your decorations or even looking after your pooch on the day - nothing is too much trouble for our wedding team! Pricing Category : ModerateHas AccommodationCountry House Manor HouseNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : In The CityNearest Town : Ripon View More
Nearest Airport : Leeds-BradfordNearest Motorway : A1Nearest Train Station : HarrogateChurch Within Walking DistanceClassicIntimateCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicensePre-Wedding ConsultationSeated MealExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyGreat ViewsBlank CanvasLovely GroundsRomanticStylish View Less

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The Old Deanery, Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS

The Old Deanery

  • The Old Deanery
  • Minster Road
  • Ripon
  • North Yorkshire
  • HG4 1QS
  • United Kingdom

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David Macdonald

You couldn't pick a better venue than The Old Deanery!