Priory Barn & Cottages

£3,400 - £15,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
17 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Just £11500
Exclusive weekend hire of our Yorkshire barn, cottages and marquee. Flexible for couples requirements and a blank canvas for you to put on your own stamp.
Priory Barn & Cottages Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Maximum Price
Barn hire Exclusive use from 1pm the day before your wedding – 10.30am the day after, which also entitles you to use the grounds, AV system and surrounding areas. Your wedding planner will be available throughout your planning process as well as on the big day to make sure everything runs smoothly. Ceremonies can take place in the barn with a maximum of 120 people seated upstairs. Your champagne and canapes will then be served using all of the barn area. Your ceremony - If you choose to get married here at the venue your ceremony will be held in the barn or outside (weather dependent). The ceremony includes a full ceremony set up including chairs and registrars tables, surround sound and a rehearsal the night before with one of our wedding co-ordinators ensuring everything will run smoothly on your big day. Numbers of 50 and under then have the option of eating upstairs in the barn and then having a dance floor marquee for your evening reception. Dance floor marquee option – when having your wedding breakfast upstairs in the barn why not add a 10m marquee bay with a fully star lit ceiling, including stage, dancefloor and heating,only available on off peak weekends (January, February, March and November excluding half terms) and any month mid-week. Minimum numbers of 60 do apply for weekends on peak months. Marquee hire The marquee is curtained off from the champagne reception which leads to an element of surprise! Our marquee price includes all the following options: choice of coloured carpet, linings, uplighters, heating, fairy lights, stage, dance floor (available in different colours). Tables (available in different sizes), chairs, chandeliers on dimmers, cake table, easel and kitchen facility. We plan your marquee together from top to bottom! Cottage hire All cottages must be taken exclusively for the night of your wedding, we sleep 29 guests in 7 cottages. All of the cottages are accessed from the court yard, so easy to role into bed at the end of the night!
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Priory Barn & Cottages Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Priory Barn & Cottages Full Description
The Priory Syningthwaite is surrounded by the dramatic scenery of North Yorkshire with just the right blend of romance and enchantment for an idyllic wedding. We specialise in small and intimate weddings which are held in the Barn area (up to 60 people) or for larger wedding (up to 140 people) in a marquee. Either way your celebrations take over the whole place. We are a family run business and pride ourselves on providing a friendly and personal service. We have a wide range of options to suit every taste and budget and we will always endeavour to tailor a package to suit you rather than you to suit a package. Exclusive use weddings allow you to quite literally take over the Barn and Cottages and make it your own for your wedding celebrations. Enjoy your wedding day and the two nights in our luxurious and cosy cottages - we will ensure your wedding is memorable and unique for all the right reasons. If you need some inspirational ideas to make your special day stand out, look no further we have plenty of options to make sure you have a day to remember. Imagine this! The Priory Barn and Priory Cottages all yours for 43 hours not just the usual 24....tailor your wedding exactly how you want it. With 17 bedrooms in 7 cottages we offer accommodation for up to 29 guests although for the wedding breakfast we can accommodate numbers up to 140. Hire the whole venue and accommodation from 3pm the day before, which allows you and your friends to get settled in. It’s your day – we’ll help you to make it fabulously special - whatever your dream wedding entails we have the experience and knowledge to make it happen. There are some ideas of menus, dj’s, florists, photographers provided but the thing is it really is up to you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Serena, Amy & Kat
Lets plan a wedding where everything flows, everyone has a drink and yummy food. Then they can party the night away to celebrate your wedding. We are very much open for business, virtual viewings and phone consultations during this crazy time. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ann & Peter Goldie
Wedding: August
October 2023
It's a day I will never forget
Dear Serena, Just wanted to thank you and your staff for the wonderful day we all had celebrating the marriage of Thomas and Charlotte. I can only imagine how much work was involved to ensure they had the perfect day. The setting is the dining area took my breath away. Everything laid out in perfect detail. The food was spectacular and I received so many compliments on the beautiful venue. Thank you again to you and all your staff. It's a day I will never forget. Best wishes Ann & Peter Goldie x
James & Holly
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts
To Serena, Kat and everyone else at Priory Cottages, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for us to make our wedding on 15th July the best day of our lives. Serena - you were such a great help with organising everything (not even just venue related, truly don't know what we'd have done without you!) You were such a calm presence in the morning and everything ran so smoothly. I wish we could do it all again. Thanks Again, Holly & James xxx
Emma and Jordan
Happy couple married in July
October 2023
You are the loveliest and kindest bunch of people
Dear Amy & the whole team at Priory, Thank you so much for everything! We had the most amazing wedding day and we can't thank you enough for all you did leading up to and during it to make it perfect. You are the loveliest and kindest bunch of people and we feel so lucky that our first venue cancelled and lead us to you! All our love, Emma and Jordan xxx
Kat & Jack
Wedding: June
June 2023
THANK YOU - again
Dear Priory team, I know we thanked you on leaving Thursday morning after Wednesday being the most special and successful wedding day for our daughter. Everything ran so smoothly, the sun shone, the venue magnificent and the staff outstanding. All the very best for the future and we look forward to visiting you all again in the future.
Tom & Amy
Happy couple married in April
October 2023
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful venue
To All at Priory Cottages, Thank you so much for hosting our special day - we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful venue with incredible staff. Amy and Serena were amazing on the day and we would like to send a special thanks to them! Love Tom & Amy x
Kerry & Ray
Happy couple married in December
February 2023
Mrs MCNicholas
We had the best day at the most incredible venue !!! We cannot thank you enough right from the start you and your team made it such an incredible journey for us I wish we could do it again !!
Priory Barn & Cottages Location & Contact Details


Syningthwaite Priory, Featherbed Lane, Wighill Park, Wetherby, North Yorkshire, LS24 8BL, England

Travel Notes

LS24 8BL - this is our post code, if you put it into google maps we are very easy to find. In the middle of the golden triangle - Leeds, York and Harrogate. Turn onto Featherbed Lane and come up our fruit tree lined spectacular driveway.

Nearest Town

Wetherby (3 miles)

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 junction 46 (3 miles)

Nearest Train Station

Cattle (6 miles)

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Priory Barn & Cottages?

A wedding that sticks out is a Christmas wedding where Reindeer came to the drinks reception. A glass of champagne and a ride around the court yard. It made for great photos and a funny talking point.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure your day entertains and flows.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Personalised wedding baubles which were used as their name setting and a favour.

Describe Priory Barn & Cottages in 5 adjectives

Timeless Modest Friendly Professional Party

Where’s the best photo spot at Priory Barn & Cottages?

There are so many, but our personal favourite us the confetti shot from the balcony. It works every time and no matter what time of year. Guests love participating too as its different to what they have done before.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Priory Barn & Cottages?

Yes, lots of sportsmen for some reason. I think its because its private and exclusive.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Its got to be our Hoisin Duck Pancakes - everyone LOVES them.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Thats easy - Burritos and a G&T!

What is Priory Barn & Cottages most unique feature?

The dance floor, bar and large glass doors to the courtyard are all next to each other. This keeps people together - especially on a hot day where guest are outside until late. Bands/DJs can be seen and heard.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our down to earth, efficient and conscientious customer service.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferPriory Gin