The Sun Pavilion, Harrogate

£1575 - £2500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
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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

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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
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Cutlery included
Table linen included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

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.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stuart McIntyre
A top tip from Stuart for couples just starting out on their planning journey... Don’t be afraid to ask LOTS of questions. We’re here to help as much as we possibly can and there are no silly questions/no question too small. Make a list of everything you’d like to know before coming to your venue viewing and we’ll run through absolutely everything with you


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ben and Alex
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Amazing venue and brilliant staff.
We booked the venue from overseas (we live in Australia) so didn't get a chance to recce the venue until a few months prior. Needless to say, we were blown away - Historical architecture, lots of natural light with a gorgeous green park on its perimeter. The terrace was perfect for our ceremony as was the interior for our food (delicious) and party. The staff both front and back of house were professional, hard working and courteous. Special mention to Megan and Stu who managed the day with dedication and enthusiasm. We'd do it all again if we could. Get married here. you won't regret it.
Warren & Jackie
Happy couple married in September
September 2022
Absolutely brilliant !
We booked The Sun Pavilion in Harrogate as our wedding venue because when we were looking for venues the wedding planner and staff werelovely, attentive and on the ball. This communication lasted the whole of the build up of our wedding. They honestly couldn’t do enough for you. The building, terrace, park just makes for a bespoke wedding. On the day the food, staff and everyone involved were professional, friendly and efficient, we honestly couldn’t have asked for more! We had loads of comments on how fabulous it all was. We would 100% recommend The Sun Pavilion!
Philippa & Stuart
Happy couple married in July
July 2022
Fantastic venue
We couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue. Despite being on the edge of a public park it felt so private and intimate. The venue and the terrace were absolutely stunning on the day. Everything ran perfectly and the communication leading up to our big day was exemplary. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was and how fantastic the food was. The staff on the day were phenomenal, they were so helpful and professional- particularly Stuart and Megan on the day and Claire who was our contact for tastings and coordination before the day. A huge thank you to everyone at the Sun Pavilion and at CGC- we are so grateful!
Hannah Stones
Happy couple married in July
July 2022
A truly magical day
We had our dream wedding at The Sun Pavilion in July 2022, having visited and booked this magical venue all the way back in March 2020. We were so excited in the lead-up and weren't disappointed. The venue is even more beautiful than the pictures do it justice, and the staff were so supportive every step of the way. Clare, especially, was a godsend. We also couldn't fault the food, and people keep talking about the lemon torte in particular. If you're even slightly interested in this venue, surrounded by the sweeping beauty of the Valley Gardens, go see it.
Katie & Jack Pogson-Ward
Happy couple married in June
August 2022
A day to remember for us & the Queen!
Our wedding had been 3 years in the making but due to the pandemic we have had rearrange multiple times, but we finally got our big day! The staff at the Sun Pavilion were supportive throughout those 3 years and if we had a problem or had to push the dates further back they were always accommodating to help with our requirements. To the big day it’s self… Well we couldn’t have wished for anything better from the setting, to the food, to the venue and of course the ceremony! Everything was beyond our expectations and Clare and Stuart who were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly! Our big day was on the Queens Platinum Jubilee and there were events on at the park (which we were made aware of). We had apprehensions that this could have made the day more awkward for photos around the beautifully kept park but if anything it added to the day. With even a cheer from the people in the park when we came out after our ceremony! Thanks again to all at the Sun Pavilion!
Lou and dec
Happy couple married in May
May 2022
The perfect day
An absolutely gorgeous venue with the most amazing staff who accommodate any needs and make the planning and day run smoothly. I couldn’t recommend this place enough. Amazing.
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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Press & Awards

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?


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.

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


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’s your favourite midnight treat?


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.

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