Steeped in tradition, with medieval beams and a magical atmosphere, the Merchant Taylors’ Hall offers a romantic and unforgettable venue for your wedding celebrations.
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Features & Capacity
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony & Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Food and Drink
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
The magnificent Merchant Taylors’ Hall, built in 1415 and nestled within the ancient walls of the City of York, has borne witness to centuries of history and been a place for York’s residents to congregate, feast, make music and make merry for more than 600 years.
One of the Yorkshire Post's 20 most stunningly scenic wedding destinations, the Hall is steeped in tradition, with medieval beams, a roaring fire in cooler months, and a magical atmosphere year-round, offering a romantic and unforgettable venue for your wedding celebrations.
There’s a choice of spaces to accommodate 40 – 120 guests, a lovely garden for photographs, your drinks reception or just to enjoy, and the option of ceremony & reception, or reception-only celebrations. You can use all or some of our event spaces for your wedding - the venue is yours exclusively. All our spaces are flexible so you can lay them out as you’d prefer, and dress them with flowers and decorations to make your special day as unique as you are. Some typical room layouts are shown in our wedding brochure, but we’re always happy to change things to meet your needs wherever possible. If you’d like a helping hand with your ideas we can put you in touch with some amazing suppliers and stylists too!
Our caterers will create a bespoke buffet, set meal or banquet menu of delicious food and fine wines to enhance your special day, and there’s also a fully licensed bar offering real ales, pump beers, spirits and wines.
Our city centre location is ideal, with free on-site parking for the bridal party and much more available only 400 yards away. York train station is just a 15-minute walk, or short taxi journey, for your guests travelling from further afield.
As a registered charity all income we generate from weddings is reinvested in the maintenance of this magnificent Grade 1 listed building, or given in grants to projects involving young people who want to develop their skills in the fields of art, craftsmanship and music.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Tanya Roode
Congratulations on your engagement! You must be very excited as you begin planning for your special day.
We would be thrilled to host your wedding here at the Merchant Taylors' Hall and I’d love to show you around and chat through your requirements in person. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch on the contact details provided to make an appointment or if you have any questions.
Congratulations again and I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Kelly and Matthew
Married in October 2019
Fell in love with the place...
We chose Merchant Taylors for our wedding on the 28th September 2019. Fell in love with the place - the old oak beams etc. From the clerk to the caterers I cannot recomme...
The Merchant Taylors’ Hall is located on Aldwark, just inside the city walls on the north east side of York.
Please note that, due to traffic control measures, vehicular access to the Hall is only possible by turning left into Aldwark from Goodramgate.
Information on York’s public transport options, including the Park & Ride service, is available at www.itravelyork.info and on car and coach parks at www.york.gov.uk/CarParks.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
A bride wearing bright orange Converse under a couture gown
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Historic, welcoming, flexible, romantic, magical
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There are so many, but if we had to choose one, probably the porch in front of the ancient wooden door. It's amazing!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
That the profit we make doesn't go to faceless shareholders - but instead goes towards maintaining this amazing Grade 1 listed ancient building and providing financial support to young people in the fields of art, craftsmanship & music via the Company of Merchant Taylors in York