The Merchant Adventurers' Hall

£1700 - £2495 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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The Merchant Adventurers' Hall situated in the heart of historic York was built over 650 years ago and offers a beautiful and exclusive setting for a wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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The charge to hire the Hall on a Saturday in 2020 is £2,495 (we do not charge VAT as we are a charity). For this you would get exclusive use of the Hall from 3.00pm through to 12.30am with the licence for any music and a bar finishing at 11.30pm (live music to finish at 11.00pm). The charge for the sound system for speeches is £95 (includes VAT) and in the winter months, the open fire £50 (includes VAT). The charge includes the use of the Great Hall where your ceremony and meal would take place and the Undercroft where a drinks and evening reception would be, tables and chairs and a member of staff in duty throughout the period of hire are also included in the hire price.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
03:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
The Merchant Adventurers' Hall Hall hosts weddings throughout the year and is a light and spacious venue for weddings in the Spring and Summer whilst the Hall is warm and atmospheric and offers a unique experience for anyone choosing to get married during the winter. The Hall is a wonderfully romantic setting for large or small wedding parties and can accommodate 20 to 180 guests for ceremonies and receptions. Larger ceremonies take place in the stunning timber framed Great Hall, whilst small ceremonies are held in the intimate and elegant Governor's Parlour. Afterwards, celebrate with a dinner in the captivating and breath-taking Great Hall followed by an evening reception in the atmospheric Undercroft. The Hall also boasts a large secluded walled garden which provides an ideal setting for a pre-dinner drinks reception and plenty of potential for photographs to capture the special day! There is also a varied choice in what caterer you would like to choose at the Hall. The Hall boasts six approved caterers who will provide delicious food and drink whilst delivering exemplary service. The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall really is a truly special venue offering an unforgettable day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Izzy and Rob
Married in February 2019
February 2019
Amazing day
Thank you for your support and help in organising our wedding. We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful venue and had an amazing day.
Location & Contact Details


Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9XD, England

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