Markenfield Hall

£1,500 - £2,750 for Venue Hire
Up to 35
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An 800 year old, privately owned, moated manor house; specialising in intimate weddings, yet hosting only ten a year.
Markenfield Hall Pricing & Costs

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We charge for the use exclusive use of the Hall. Please contact our Caterers = The Dusty Miller - to discuss menu options.

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Our Caterers - Brian and Elizabeth at The Dusty Miller - pride themselves on creating individual menus for each wedding couple. They do not offer set menus, so please do contact them to discuss your requirements on 01423 780837
What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Markenfield Hall Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
06:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
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Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Markenfield Hall Full Description
"Just three miles south of Ripon, North Yorkshire, there is an extraordinary footpath that will lead you from the medieval ruins of Fountains Abbey, across undulating wooded parkland and bring you to Markenfield Hall, an impossibly lovely 13th and early 14th century fortified manor house, entirely surrounded by its moat. Despite its fairy tale exterior Markenfield is in fact home to Mr Ian Curteis and his wife, Lady Deirdre." Country Life, 2019 A truly unique venue, its outline reflected in the encircling moat, Markenfield provides a wonderfully intimate venue for a wedding. Hidden in the rolling North Yorkshire countryside, yet within easy reach of Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds, Markenfield Hall is indeed a remarkable medieval survival. Unlike many venues, Markenfield Hall does not offer a fixed wedding package. Because of the intimate nature of the Hall, we have the ability to tailor your day around you. We will simply outline the different alternatives available, and then let you decide what you would like to do, where you would like to do it and when. All catering at Markenfield is carried out by The Dusty Miller. Brian and Elizabeth’s bespoke service allows you to work with them to devise a menu based upon any idea that you may already have, or any absolute must-haves. They will be able to advise you what will be available locally and seasonally. From this, they will produce a menu for you - from a canape reception to a four course meal.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sarah
Markenfield is a stunning family home that welcomes you with open arms - we're as excited about you special day as you are, and will do everything we possibly can to make it as memorable for you and your guests as we possibly can. The Hall isn't for everyone - we don't offer dancing until dawn, drunken carousing or marquees seating 10,000 of your closest family. What we do offer is a unique setting in which to enjoy the company of 35 of your nearest and dearest whilst you make your vows.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: October
October 2023
The loveliest place we've never heard of
Everybody thoroughly enjoyed their time spent in the loveliest place we've never heard of 😊.
Eric and Paula
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
A very special day
Thank you so much for all you did to make our day so special yesterday & your congratulations & yes we’re still floating on a cloud of happiness, if a little tired too today. It was also very special to have the opportunity to speak briefly with Lady Deirdre and voice our appreciation of the beautiful home she has.
Lance & Alexandra
Wedding: September
October 2023
We shall have to come back
Just a real quick email to say a very big Thank You for such a lovely time at the ‘Loveliest Place You’ve Never Been’ yesterday. Well, we HAVE been now, & I have no doubt whatsoever that we shall come back again! It was lovely! I envy you working in such a delightful place. Thanks again & we shall spread the word of your lovely welcome at Markenfield Hall.
Dr Kate
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Perfect vow renewal
"What an afternoon! An entertaining and knowledgeable guide, a delicious tea and idyllic surroundings for vow renewal. Thank you for such a warm welcome and such a bespoke experience. It really was the highlight of our year."
Wedding: September
October 2023
Thank you!
Hi Sarah You beat me to it today. I had wanted to be the first to say thank you! Richard and Felicity enjoyed their time with you. Thank you for doing so much! It was lovely to see you. The candles were a little thank you for what you’d done!
Samuel & Dorothy
Wedding: August
October 2023
From proud American parents
We had such an amazing day last week. The property is gorgeous and meeting Lady Deirdre, made the visit so special and memorable. The afternoon tea in front of the fire is like no other venue. Thank you all for sharing the beauty and history of Markenfield with us.
Markenfield Hall Location & Contact Details


Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3AD, England

Travel Notes

Please do not use Sat-Navs. They will try to take you along a road that has not existed for 500 years. Please use the directions we send you.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1M (Boroughbridge)

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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