The Sun Pavilion, Harrogate

£1575 - £2500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Are you looking for a wedding venue that's  a little bit different to a hotel or barn? Do you love the idea of an outdoor ceremony with beautiful ancient trees and brightly blossoming flowers?
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
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Our venue hire includes for exclusive use of The Sun Pavilion and surrounding terrace area from 9.00am on the day of the wedding until 11.30pm (with the bar closing at 11.00pm). There is also the option to extend the bar closure time. Also included are 5’ round tables to seat up to 10 guests and red gilt banqueting chairs but with the option to hire in alternative chairs such as the popular Chiavari Limewash. Venue hire includes white tablecloths and linen napkins, crockery, cutlery and glassware, as well as bar facility for the duration of the reception. All catering is then charged for on top of the venue hire
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Here at The Sun Pavilion we’ve chosen not to offer packages, we prefer to take a more bespoke approach allowing you to piece together the catering for your wedding day to fit your style and budget. Our menu pack is easy to follow with everything individually priced for ease. We have a wide range of menus, both formal and informal, along with drinks packages, evening dining options and more
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Disabled Access
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
With its Art Deco glass dome and stunning views over Harrogate’s Valley Gardens, The Sun Pavilion really does offer a beautiful and completely unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. Built in the 1930s and restored to its original splendour in 1998, this fairy-tale building occupies a tranquil corner of Harrogate’s historic Grade II listed Valley Gardens. With private terraces hidden away amongst ancient trees and lush greenery, The Sun Pavilion Harrogate offers a one of a kind experience in which to raise a glass with friends and family.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
India and Joel
Married in August 2020
December 2020
A beautiful setting and a relaxed atmosphere
Clare and the rest of the staff were so organised and relaxed that it meant we were too. The staff at the Sun Pavilion couldn't do enough for us, not only on the day but on the lead up, through ups and downs and the uncertainty of a pandemic. The day ran seamlessly (even if the bride was fashionably late) and the food, atmosphere and set up was absolutely perfect.
Tracey and Tim
Married in September 2019
December 2020
From beginning to end the day was wonderful
We had AMAZING weather - so lucky. The fact that the UCI World Championships were taking place in Harrogate added to both the chaos, stress and the fun of the whole day - we embraced the cycling theme and included bicycles on our wedding stationery and a tandem in our decor..Tim is a keen cyclist so it made sense! our wedding cake was an absolute show stopper, the food and service was excellent and the DJ played all our favourite songs so we danced all night. Our photographer was incredibly funny and laid back and was great fun to work with and Annabel, my makeup artist, is one of my closest friends which was lovely too. What is not to like about being with your closest friends and family, in glorious weather, with great food and drink, in beautiful surroundings. From beginning to end the day was wonderful.
Rob and Nicky
Married in August 2019
December 2020
Beautiful venue
The Sun Pavilion is a beautiful venue and we had such a great day. The staff are really good and made things run smoothly all day. It was a beautiful day!
Katie and Tom
Married in September 2018
December 2020
I couldn't recommend this venue enough!
Sally is an absolute dream and helped us tailor our day for a truly unique wedding. Thank you so much for your patience and help! Stuart was beyond helpful on the day too. The venue is stunning, the staff are second to none. If you're wanting a wedding you can tailor to your own style without tons of effort - this is the place. You're all magical! Thank you so so much ❤️
Kate Starkey
Married in August 2018
December 2020
It is beautiful!
We held our wedding here a couple of weeks ago and it was the best decision we made. The whole team looked after us from the start and Stuart and Nigel were amazing on the day. All our guests said how gorgeous the venue was and how delicious the food is (it's really amazing!). If you are thinking of having your wedding in Harrogate, look here, it is beautiful! Thank you everyone, you helped us make memories to last forever.
Hannah and Remi
Married in August 2018
December 2020
A beautiful venue
A beautiful venue that is the perfect size for a wedding. We didn't need to decorate the venue much because of the beautiful flowers and greenery. I always had quick responses from Sally regarding planning and she was accommodating even at short notice. Stuart and Nigel were helpful and professional on the day. Thanks so much for helping us have such a perfect day! Hannah and Remi

In person venue viewing

17th January 2021
We love meeting couples in person & there's no better way to get a feel for The Sun Pavilion than to come & see it for yourselves. Book your slot at
Location & Contact Details


Cornwall Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2PQ, England

Travel Notes

We're not far from the town centre. A lovely way to find us is by walking up through Valley Gardens

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Harrogate Train Station

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport

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

Enjoy the planning and don't focus too much on what you think everyone else wants your wedding to be like. Stay true to your own tastes and you can't go far wrong. Don't get too hung up on all the precise timings for the day, things will overrun and things will move but you're the only ones who will know.

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

Rather than giving a speech, the Groom wrote and performed a unique song for the Bride, accompanying himself on the guitar (no pressure Grooms!)

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Bright, light and airy Unique and impressive

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We're so lucky to be located in the stunning Valley Gardens which has lots of gorgeous photo opportunities. Our favourites are the Japanese garden, the boating lake and the incredible ancient trees and plants.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We know our couples LOVE the mini fish and chips with mushy peas, a real crowd pleaser and makes people smile

What is your venue's most unique feature?

This has to be our stained glass dome roof which it's hard not to be impressed by when you're inside The Sun Pavilion.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team and our flexible approach. We make sure we tailor the day around our couples, rather than shoe horning people into set packages.