The Oakwood at Ryther

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£11000 - £22500 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
15 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Nestled in the Yorkshire countryside, boasting two stunning barn conversions and 15 luxurious bedrooms, The Oakwood at Ryther is the picture-perfect place to start the rest of your lives together.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£11,000
Maximum Price
£22,500
You have exclusive use of the venue for the whole weekend, from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. You will have full use of the Old Grain Store, the Ceremony Hall and the full accommodation for 2 nights. We have a wonderful selection of authorised caterers who perform to our five star standards!
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Guest accommodation included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£12,500
Maximum Price
£22,500
This includes: - Venue Hire - Full Accommodation We offer Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday weddings
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
15
Sleeps No. of People
34
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Authorised Caterer List provided

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Other
Full Description
The Oakwood at Ryther is a brand-new wedding venue in the heart of the Yorkshire Countryside. Once a generations old family farm, Oakwood has been lovingly and stylistically transformed into a breathtaking venue and the perfect place to celebrate your special day. Offering two modern contemporary barns and luxury accommodation for up to 34 people, and beautiful landscaped grounds, every element of Oakwood has been specifically designed with your wedding in mind. The Old Grain Store’s original wooden beams and exposed brick work have been carefully restored and now sit effortlessly with the contemporary luxe styling inside. Soft ceiling drapes are accentuated by statement chandeliers, adding modern elegance to the building’s rustic character. The grand central staircase, combining natural wood and sleek glass panels, leads to a luxurious cocktail lounge, overlooking the bar and the dance floor. A state-of-the-art speaker system promises the perfect soundtrack to your day, and the large granite topped bar ensures your guests will always have a drink in hand. The Ceremony Hall is a breathtakingly grand space, featuring huge whalebone oak arches and a traditional York stone floor, (and most importantly, a Prosecco bar!) The Ceremony Hall’s church-like setting is the perfect place to say ‘I Do’. Just across the courtyard from the Old Grain Store and the Ceremony Hall sits the Accommodation Barn. Sleeping up to 34 people, in 15 bedrooms, the accommodation also boasts a huge open plan kitchen, dining area and living space within a beautiful glass and oak double height extension. You will also be invited to a wine tasting where you will sample all of our wines! We provide the wine, food and entertainment and you can just come along and enjoy the venue!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jessica Cook
Hello there! A huge congratulations on your engagement! This is such an exciting time, but I know it can also be a little overwhelming- this is where we step in. At Oakwood, everything has been designed around your day, to ensure you have absolutely everything you need and your day runs like clockwork. We would really love to show you our beautiful venue and hopefully you will fall in love with it as much as we have! We can’t wait to welcome you into the Oakwood family!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2020
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(22)
Katrina & Sam Thorp
Married in April 2022
May 2022
Perfect venue for a Perfect Day
Our wedding event at The Oakwood at Ryther was nothing short of perfect! From our first contact with Janine and Ian at a Wedding Fair in York when they were just setting up their business, to the dream team working at the venue on the day. The team here work excellently together. We are so thankful that Simon was there, keeping things on time and interacting with guests. Our guests loved finding out more about the venue on the day from him. Becky is a star! Nothing was ever too much hassle and she answered all our questions in the lead up to the wedding promptly. During the time we were on site she was on hand to deal with any last minute things that came up, liaise with our suppliers and keep the day moving on smoothly. She checked in with both of us throughout the wedding day, but she was never intrusive. The rest of The Oakwood team from the bar staff to the cleaners were also polite and friendly to deal with. The venue itself is stunning, and our guests continue to comment on how wonderful the buildings, interiors and setting was. We loved the on-site accommodation for our closest friends and family, which was spacious and clean. It felt like a home away from home for the time that we were there. Thank you again to everyone at The Oakwood, we are still awe-struck by the perfection of the day! x
Joshua Browne
Wedding: March 2022
April 2022
Amazing service
We attended The Oakwood at Ryther as guests recently. The highlight of the day for us, apart from the beautiful weather, was the wonderful bar! With a variety of cocktails, spirits, beers and pale ales myself and my wife were never short of choice. The amazing customer service from all bartenders and the team wandering around was nothing but perfect. Thank you for such a wonderful day.
Natalie & Graham
Married in March 2022
April 2022
The most wonderful venue!
Wow! What a venue! We got married here on the 19th March 2022 and to say it was the best day of our lives is an understatement. The team were incredibly professional, gave great care to every small detail and were there every step of the way to guide us through the whole process. The worked seamlessly with all our suppliers and took the stress out of planning. I have no words… apart from can we do it all again! I wish them all the best, they really do deserve every success that is sure to come their way.
Lauren & Dave Harrison
Married in February 2022
May 2022
BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES
BEST DAY EVER!! We can’t speak highly enough of the team at Oakwood - we truly had the best day of our lives and felt so incredibly lucky to get married at such a stunning venue ❤️ The Oakwood was the first wedding venue we viewed and from the moment we arrived, we knew it was going to be impossible to beat (and it was!). From the stunning romantic ceremony barn with its twinkly fairy lights to the incredible reception room with the fun mezzanine to the most luxurious on-site accommodation, we knew we could build the most perfect wedding weekend of our dreams with all our favourite friends and family, and that’s exactly what we did with the help of the team. The whole team were exceptional and made the day run smoothly without a hitch which meant we could enjoy it and not worry about a thing. All our guests commented on how well looked after they were and nothing was too much trouble. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did and giving us truly the most perfect and special day (wish we could do it all over again!). Love Lauren & Dave Harrison, 26.02.22 xx
Sam and Alisha
Married in January 2022
May 2022
Faultless!
The wedding venue of dreams!! I feel so lucky to have got married at such a beautiful place. Every last detail of the venue is finished off to the highest standard. We booked the Oakwood way before it was completed as once we had seen the wedding reception barn I knew there was no where else that would compare, and even though the rest was a building site at the time, I knew it would be amazing. Our wedding was postponed due to covid and the lovely members of the Oakwood team helped us every step of the way with all the stresses associated with that. They were fantastic on the day too, so friendly and helpful. I couldn’t emphasise enough how beautiful and special this venue really is. Thank you oakwood! X
Ruth and Brian Woodhouse
Wedding: December 2021
May 2022
What a glorious weekend
We arrived the day before and decorated the ceremonial hall. Spent the night in the accommodation which was great for meeting and getting to know other guests before the wedding. There were a few hiccups (aren't there always?) such as the make up artist testing positive for Covid the day before. Jess managed to sort out the problems - including finding us another makeup artist at very short notice - which took the pressure off us so we could just enjoy the weekend. The immediate families also stayed on the night of the day following the wedding - we thought that was a really nice idea - so we didn't feel such a big comedown. Absolutely gorgeous venue - everyone is still talking about the wedding 4 months later and saying how perfect everything was. The photograph was take by Chris Stevenson chrisstevensonphotography.co.uk who has given permission for them to be used in this review.
Location & Contact Details

Address

The Oakwood at Ryther, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, LS24 9EL, England

Travel Notes

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Nearest Town

Ryther

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1 J42

Nearest Train Station

Church Fenton

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We recently had a wedding party who had a live casino and had a cocktail hour. We felt they were celebrating in true James Bond style!

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

Enjoy it! We are here every step of the way to take any stress or worry out of your day and the planning leading up to it, leaving you to enjoy planning all the exciting details.

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

A Bride and Groom's surname was Haddock and they had little chocolate fish for favours with a little note 'There are 2 less fish in the sea'. I Loved it!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Modern, Contemporary, Luxurious, Exclusive, Picturesque, Breath-taking

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Our manicured gardens will be jam packed with secluded little spots you and your photographer will love! We also have beautiful florals dotted all over our beautiful venue!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We have! We have had a footballer as one of our wedding guests.... You may see him on some of our Instagram tagged photos...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Yorkshire pudding with beef and gravy bites - you can’t come to Yorkshire and not have this!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

S’mores - we love making our own s’mores with our very own heaters here at Oakwood with a side of an espresso martini! You know where you’ll find us!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our Ceremony Hall is truly spectacular and offers such a wonderful space to say your vows. We have beautiful floor to ceiling curtain lights which truly are the perfect backdrop to you 'I do!'.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Absolutely everything! The venue was born from a family who ran a farm and it is unrecognisable from where we began. The transformation into The Oakwood at Ryther has been nothing short but spectacular!