Thicket Priory

£12,000 - £28,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
35 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Once a Monastery, our 19th Century Priory will provide you with everything from beautiful reception spaces, 35 stylish bedrooms, 18 acres of idyllic gardens, and your very own chapel!
Thicket Priory Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Venue hire changes from Peak to Off-Peak seasons, and also Midweek to Weekend. Please see pricing here: We accommodate single day hire or ideally multi-day hire to bring together all your favourite people under one roof. Food & Beverage is then an additional charge, arranged directly with our preferred caterers, and drinks collections arranged directly with the venue.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Whilst staying at Thicket Priory, catering must be provided for guests directly from one of our preferred caterers, from a meal the night prior, to breakfasts each morning. Tables, Chairs & Glassware are provided as part of your venue hire. Linen, Crockery, Cutlery and Catering staff are part of your catering costs.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Corkage charge applicable
Table linen included
Cutlery included
Menu tasting included
Minimum numbers apply
Thicket Priory Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Dancefloor Available


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Thicket Priory Full Description
With 35 ensuite bedrooms included in the price, Thicket Priory is the most romantic and exclusive setting for a truly memorable dream wedding. This secret gem nestled in the heart of Yorkshire stands out from the rest, set in 18 acres of idyllic gardens surrounded by a nature reserve, this romantic, ethereal country house is in a magical world of its own. With a cascading staircase, stunning banqueting room, exquisite ceremony rooms, and its own private chapel, you will be sure to fall in love with the memories for years to come. The bar is the perfect place to relax with your favourite people around the events of the big day and come the evening the atmosphere of the glamorous ballroom will be sure to get the party started. When it comes to the end of the day this English country house has 35 unique and stylish bedrooms to make your guests feel extra special, ensuring the perfect end to a perfect day. The Priory is glorious in every season ,whether you are working with autumnal colours; delightful blue skies of a British summer or the magic brought to the Priory by a winter wonderland , your wedding should perfectly reflect you; make you feel joyful, relaxed, and most importantly totally yourself. The Priory offers everything you need under one roof and does so with genuine warmth, style and luxury.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Anna Winkworth
Hello All! I'm Anna the lucky lady who get's to drive up to the Stunning Thicket Priory and call it home for my working week! Myself and our dynamic team work with you to deliver your dream wedding. We certainly look forward to meeting lots of lovely couples who get marry at our beautiful venue. Happy wedding planning!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Gee-Summons
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
Best Weekend of our Lives!!!!
We just wanted to say the BIGGEST thank you for the best weekend of our lives! I know other people say it ( but we never really believed them!!)! But now we do! 🥰🎉 Thicket Priory felt even more magical than when we looked round, there is something really special about it at Christmas and I honestly couldn’t imagine not having our wedding at thicket in winter now! Jess and the team were incredible. Love Mr and Mrs Gee-Summons x
Mr & Mrs Haley
Happy couple married in December
December 2022
This was the first venue we looked at and we didn't need to look elsewhere. From the initial contact to the actual wedding, nothing was too much trouble for Becca and the whole team. The Priory is magnificent, it takes your breath away. The attention to detail was outstanding. It's a home from home for the duration of your wedding and you are not sharing it with anyone else apart from your guests. If you want a 5* wedding in a magical venue, look no further.
Fran & Andrew Wallis
Happy couple married in August
October 2022
Thicket Priory is breath-taking, and Jess was Pure
Thicket Priory is just breathtaking. The venue, the grounds, everything about it is so lovely. Theres so many little parts to the house that make it magical, it's one of those places that you miss once you leave. We always set out with the dream of creating a weekend that people would enjoy, that we could celebrate outside with all our family and friends.... We have lots of little people within our close circle so it was important to find a venue that could accommodate them and that we could find ways of entertaining them too..... And we sure did that, the gardens were amazing, exploring the house with a scavenger hunt was fab fun....from the youngest (18months) to the oldest (97yrs old) everyone loved the different aspects of what Thicket had to offer, and we sure tried to make the most of them all. We fell in love with the place from the moment we first visited. And knew it was the venue for us. The team there are just magnificent..... Jess was nothing short of amazing....always so easy to contact, friendly and helpful. And throughout the weekend Jess was pure magic, especially with the kids who just loved her and followed her everywhere. She has particularly made a huge impact on our daughter who absolutely loves her. All the team, behind the scenes who work hard to keep the magic of the venue alive whilst you are there, are fantastic. Nothing is too much trouble. It's a venue you fall in love with so easily and it captivated us from the second we found it. It's a truly special place with a special team of people who really do look after you whilst you are there with them.
Mr & Mrs Sanguy
Happy couple married in June
October 2022
The venue itself is just stunning...
Thicket Priory... What can I say! To start off, Anna was such a fantastic wedding coordinator. She was organised, efficient and knew exactly what she was doing, but also kind, and always had a helpful word. Our wedding ran incredibly smoothly because of Anna & her trusty gong. The venue itself is just stunning... unimaginably so. In the video and pictures online you barely get a glimpse at the grandeur of the place, but it somehow manages among this to feel homely. Over the months I visited I fell in love with it more and more, and it felt so happy and normal to wander around downstairs with my slippers on the morning after my wedding. The rooms are just stunning. The bridal suite is the size of a small house, and all rooms are ensuite. There is plenty of space for your family & friends to stay. There is also the bonus of choice when it comes to wedding location within the building. All of my guests were impressed with the venue and we have nothing but good to say about it!!
Mr & Mrs Williams
Happy couple married in May
October 2022
What a Truly Magical, Unique & Stunning Venue!
What a truly magical, totally unique & stunning venue! When I Googled Top 10 wedding venues in York, the Priory was No 1. I scrolled no further! I knew straight away this was the one. If you want your fairly-tale wedding then this is your place. The house and grounds are so beautiful as well as 'very grand', 'outstanding' & 'classy' (quotes from guests!). They were blown away by how amazing the house is and how it looked, especially the ballroom & morning room all decorated. The Bridal Suite itself is out of this world. All of this coupled with the expertise and help from Anna & Becca then your day will be perfect. Becca looked after us from start to finish and the day ran like clockwork. Can't speak highly enough about this fabulous place and the people that run it. A day to remember. If I could do it all again I really would. Thanks you so so much for making our totally awesome. Nicky & Phil 25/5/22
Mr & Mrs Mason
Happy couple married in May
October 2022
The Most Incredible Wedding Venue!
The most incredible wedding venue. My husband & I got married at Thicket in May 2022 and Thicket Priory gave us the bed day of our lives. From the planning process to the big day itself they were so helpful and a pleasure to deal with. We hired the venue for two nights which was the best decision. All of our guests commented on how gorgeous all the rooms were and how amazing & kind the staff were. A special thanks to the amazing Becca for being incredible throughout the entire journey. Love, The Masons
Thicket Priory Location & Contact Details


Thorganby, Thorganby, North Yorkshire, YO19 6DE, England

Travel Notes

With close proximity to main road networks Thicket is ideally located for all your guests, A64, A1. York is very well connected with direct trains from London from as little as 1hour 48mins. A taxi from the rank outside York station to Thicket will take around 20 minutes.

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