From £100 pp
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9 Bedrooms
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Our independently owned wedding venue, sat opposite the breath-taking Ripon Cathedral offers exclusive use, allowing you to take over this stunning Jacobean mansion for your own unique special day.
Pricing & Costs

Packages
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£100
Minimum Number of Guests
60
Your wedding at The Old Deanery includes: - Exclusive Use of all public areas, grounds and gardens of The Old Deanery* - Red carpet entrance - Welcome drink and nibbles on arrival - Three-course wedding breakfast followed by tea and coffee - Half a bottle of wine per person with the meal - Glass of Prosecco per person to toast the happy couple - Evening snacks - White table linen and napkins - Cake knife and stand - Private bar until midnight - Our friendly team to help all the way through to the big day
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Canapés included
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
80
Reception Capacity
120
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
18
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Pet-Friendly
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Our historic building and grounds are exclusively yours for your special day. We want you to treat The Old Deanery as your home, from the front gate to the bottom of the gardens and everything in between – just you, your guests and our friendly staff. Our elegant dining room, with a magnificent view of Ripon Cathedral, can comfortably seat 70 guests and is licensed to hold ceremonies. We have lots of break out areas, including a welcoming lounge, a bar overlooking our tranquil gardens and even a cinema room. We also have 9 individually styled bedrooms for your guests. Couples who choose to celebrate with us will find their very own wedding coordinator, on hand from day one. Our calming personalities and passion for weddings will ensure the planning process runs as stress free as possible, allowing you to enjoy the experience and relax on the run up to the big day! To take the hard work out of organising, we have designed the framework of a package that can then be adapted & extended to become personal to you. The Old Deanery weddings start from £100 per person based on a minimum of 60 guests.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rebecca & Chris, Owners
Congratulations on your engagement! Here at The Old Deanery, our wonderful team are always on hand to help take the stresses of wedding planning away and create perfection in both the run up to and on your wedding day. Every single wedding is special to us and the relationships we develop with our couples is second to none. We are always on hand to answer any of your questions and very much look forward to meeting you soon!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1799
No. of Weddings Hosted
Less than 10
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
15
Reviews
(41)
Chris White
Wedding: February 2022
March 2022
Dedicated owners.
The Old Deanery is reestablishing itself as a destination for Weddings and other events,it is run by a couple who are completely dedicated, I understand the music sought after Chris White Jazz Trio are among the recommended bands for Wedding Receptions.
Anonymous
Married in January 2022
March 2022
Fantastic party.
We so enjoyed our party with you, thank you so much, all the guests have said how fab it was and have been very complimentary about everything.
Rebecca Dean
Wedding: March 2021
March 2022
Beautiful setting.
Beautiful setting and amazing restaurant downstairs. I truly enjoyed my solo trip to Ripon and this hotel in particular.
Rachel & Rob
Married in September 2018
January 2019
Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so special. I really did feel that I didn't have to worry about a single thing, from the minute we booked, through all the planning conversations, emails and meetings right up to seeing you welcome us back from the ceremony to have dinner. The food was as good as we knew it would be, and I still can't put into words how beautiful the dining room looked. I was completely blown away by how well you had understood us and how much the room felt exactly like we wanted it to. Thank you so so much - if we could do it all again we would!
Martin & Andrew
Married in August 2018
January 2019
Thank you!
From our first visit we knew we had found a special venue, and as our planning progressed we realised we were blessed with a fantastic wedding coordinator. Keri is an absolute professional, who kept us at ease throughout and placated our many many requests effortlessly. On top of this, she was able to advise us on specifics and was brilliant on the day. From our arrival, to the removal of our circus of a wedding four days later, he could not do enough to help. This was again echoed through the other members of the team, who were a credit to the Old Deanery. I could not write this without making a special mention to the chef Lee, who created a fantastic bespoke wedding menu which met our needs perfectly. He was imaginative and open to suggestions, which led to a sharing style meal which we have received endless positive feedback about. All in all, I could not asked for a more fantastic team of people, in a more beautiful venue, to have helped us celebrate our wedding.
Rachael & Mark
Married in May 2018
January 2019
Our Perfect Day!
Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018 The Old Deanery delivered outstanding customer service, from the moment we first met with them to discuss the space as a potential venue. Our experience with all members of staff was utterly faultless, in both the lead up to our wedding, the day itself and throughout the rest of the time we and our guests stayed at The Old Deanery. No ask was too much effort for the staff at The Old Deanery; the Chef worked with us to fine tune our menu so it was exactly as we wanted it. Keri, our wedding planner, was so incredibly thoughtful and went over and above to ensure the whole day ran smoothly. We were so touched at all the additional effort the staff at The Old Deanery went to - from setting up and decorating the venue, to ensuring we had a chance to try the canapés on the day when we were busily chatting with our guests! At the end of the night we were even delivered with ice cold bottles of water to enjoy with the bacon sandwiches they’d held back for us. Every member of staff at The Old Deanery was polite, generous and thoughtful and so many of our guests commented on how the staff at The Old Deanery were the best staff they’d ever met at a wedding! Our wedding was perfect, all because of the magnificent staff at The Old Deanery, I couldn’t praise them any higher for their customer service.? Thank you to everyone at The Old Deanery, you are all wonderful!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Ripon

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A1

Nearest Train Station

Thirsk or Harrogate

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Our wedding (owners). We wanted our wedding, to be the first wedding we hosted.

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

Don't worry, everything will be perfect on the day! We are always on hand to help with anything that you require, from creating table plans, setting up your decorations for you or even looking after your pooch on the day - nothing is too much trouble for our wedding team!

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

Table names in memory of late guests, that could not attend.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

I would describe The Old Deanery as: 'unique' - there really is nowhere like us, 'beautiful' - our stunning building provides the perfect setting for your day, 'idyllic' - even though we are situated in the heart of Ripon, you really wouldn't know, 'intimate' - whether your guests numbers are 100 or 2, we have several rooms to suit your celebration, 'yours' - The Old Deanery becomes yours for your day, decorate however you wish and celebrate with your friends and family.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Under the willow tree in our secret garden - a photo opportunity not to be missed!

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

Unless our hotel dog counts as a celebrity, not yet.

What’s your favourite canapé?

There's so many favourites to choose from, however all our lovely staff highly recommend the Honey & Mustard sausages - YUM!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon sandwich.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our venue has a beautiful view of the historic Ripon Cathedral.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our lovely staff really do help make your day perfect. Our wedding team are on hand right from the start and can provide you will lots of experience and knowledge to help you create your perfect day.

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