Merchant Taylors' Hall, York

£1,500 - £2,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
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Steeped in tradition, with medieval beams and a magical atmosphere, the Merchant Taylors’ Hall offers a romantic and unforgettable venue for your wedding celebrations.
Merchant Taylors' Hall, York Pricing & Costs

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The 20% Bridebook discount has been applied to these figures which represent the costs for 2024 Premium Dates £2,250 Fridays and Saturdays October to December Peak Dates £2,000 Fridays and Saturdays October to December Thursdays Throughout August Bank Holidays (including any dates immediately preceding or following them) All Other Days £1,500
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Day before set up available
Merchant Taylors' Hall, York Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Merchant Taylors' Hall, York Full Description
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: Michael Porter
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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jane & Andrew
Happy couple married in December
February 2024
An Intimate Celebration
Andrew and I wanted to say thank you for helping us create an intimate and special wedding day. Although we only had a small wedding your staff were so attentive and added to the occasion. Our wedding ceremony in the Blue Hall was beautiful and was followed by amazing food and service in the Great Hall. Thank you XX.
David & Jessica
Happy couple married in December
February 2024
A Special Place
Thank you for the most special day, the hall was an amazing venue with all its history, it has a warm cosy and welcoming feeling especially with the large open fire roaring on a cold winters day. Thanks to all the team for everything they did.
Charlie & Roger
Happy couple married in November
February 2024
An Amazing Wedding Day
Thank you so much for helping us create the perfect day, from the moment we arrived the staff were brilliant, helpful and accommodating making our day easier and more special. Please pass on our thanks to the staff and caterers.
Sarah & Jeremy
Happy couple married in November
February 2024
Expectations Surpassed
Just a quick message to say thank you for everything you did to support us before, during and after it all made our special day more memorable. We couldn't have wished for better.
Wendy & Alistair
Happy couple married in October
February 2024
Just Perfect
Thank you, we had a fantastic time celebrating our special day at the Merchant Taylors Hall. Everything was perfect from start to finish, please pass on our thanks to everyone for all their hard work, calmness and attention to detail.
Helen & Guy
Happy couple married in October
February 2024
Could Not Have Gone Better
Hi Mike and the Team we just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help on our wedding day and everything before, it made our day so much easier and stress free. Thank you again.
Merchant Taylors' Hall, York Location & Contact Details


Aldwark, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7BX, England

Travel Notes

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 and on car and coach parks at

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1M Jn 44/45

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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