The Old Deanery

Up to 80
11 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding license
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.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Country House / Manor House
Reception Capacity
# Bedrooms
Sleeps # of People
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available
Wedding License
Food and Drink
Alcohol License
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering
In-house Wine List
Pricing & Costs
Feb 2017
A happy couple
"I've been meaning to get round to sending you a proper email to say a huge thank you for everything. We had such a wonderful day and so... 

Our wedding at The Old Deanery
May 2016
A couple's parents
We had the most amazing day celebrating our wedding reception at the Deanery on the 7th May 2016 following our wedding ceremony at Ripon... 

May 2016
A happy couple
We were twelve months in the planning of our wedding and at every step of the way the service and advice was beyond excellent. Every tim... 

Fantastic Wedding
Jun 2016
A happy couple
We recently had our wedding at the Old Deanery and everything was perfect. Keri, the events manager was very helpful in the run up to th... 

The perfect wedding
May 2016
A happy couple
On the 14th May 2016 we were lucky enough to get married at The Old Deanery. We knew from the moment we arrived in the car park that thi... 

Could not be happier with our choice
Jun 2016
A happy couple
From the very beginning, Linda and the team were welcoming and very amenable to our wedding plans, with a beautiful venue to offer, exac... 

Thank you!
Jun 2016
A happy couple
Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so amazing! All the staff were fantastic and ensured the day ran smoothly and we didn't ha... 

A week later we have finally come home to roost
Jul 2016
A couple's parents
Please convey our heartfelt thanks to your team for making last Saturday such a memorable day in our lives. Wilf and Charlotte took care... 

Vow renewal
Jul 2016
A happy couple
So Michael and I would like to thank you so much for all of your help in organising our vow renewal last Saturday. We had THE most fanta... 

Gorgeous venue, incredibly special place
Aug 2016
A happy couple
From the moment we first booked the deanery all of the staff including Keri, Chris and Linda have looked after us wonderfully. Absolutel... 

Amazing wedding day
Aug 2016
A happy couple
We had the most amazing wedding day on Friday 12th Aug 2016 at The Old Deanery looked after attentively by the lovely Keri [events manag... 

Full Description
  • Our historic building and grounds are exclusively yours for your special day. From the front gate to the bottom of the gardens and everything in between – just you, your guests and our friendly staff. We want you to treat The Old Deanery as your home so leave the paint on the walls and we don’t mind what you do! Bring The Old Deanery to life and inject your own personality into it. Whether it be hanging pictures, lighting up the gardens or dressing the staircase – it’s your day, do what you wish. Open up the doors of the Cathedral Dining Room and Dean’s Dining Room to create an elegant space seating up to 80 guests, or for smaller weddings enjoy the Garden Room for up to 20 guests. All of which are licensed to hold ceremonies, along with our lounge and airy Sanctuary room. Just minutes from our doors are also many places of worship, including the magnificent Ripon Cathedral, allowing for a short walk or a drive around the ancient market square from your ceremony, to your celebration here at The Old Deanery. Couples who choose to celebrate with us will find their very own wedding coordinator, Keri Graham, on hand from day one. Her calming personality and passion for weddings will ensure the planning process is as stress-free as possible, allowing you to enjoy the experience and relax on the run up to the big day! Our wedding packages are bespoke to you – your wedding day is unique so why be restricted by your venue? Whether you’re thinking champagne in the garden, hog roast on the terrace or high tea for your wedding breakfast – you’ll be surprised just how flexible we can be. Want to see if we’re right for you? Pop in and see us! Our friendly team are on hand every day and would love to meet you!
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Press and Awards (1)
The Wedding Guide UK
Location & Contact Details
  • Directions
    • Address
    • Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Ripon
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