£12000 - £28000 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
35 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
2022 Availability
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!
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Venue hire changes from Peak to Off-Peak seasons, and also Midweek to Weekend. Please see pricing here: https://thicketpriory.co.uk/your-event/venue-hire-prices/ 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)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity


Water View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Dancefloor Available
Full Description
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
Tom Elgie
Wedding: November
January 2022
All the staff that hosted were simply amazing!
We attended a fantastic wedding in this historic venue. If you are lucky enough to be invited or host a wedding at Thicket Priory, the grounds are incredible. The current owners have turned this once 17th Century mansion house into an exclusive wedding venue, with incredible taste. Having its own chapel, lake, and expansive grounds with bridges across the lakes, it is a fabulous place to stay. There is a very large ballroom and numerous bedrooms each with their own quirks, such as doors from a stongroom, an observation room with its own telescope and even a secret door and its own corridor. It is a place that fills you with curiosity and is an awesome venue. All the staff, that hosted were simply amazing, with a few facts here and there, happy to help and all round 5 star service! I would love to attend a function here again, highly recommended.
Hearts & Twine Wedding Stationery
Wedding: November
January 2022
What an absolute dream of a venue!
What an absolute dream of a venue. You just can't describe it well enough. I'm so jealous of anyone who decides to get married here as it takes your breath away the minute you walk through the door. So romantic and stylish. Just wow.
The Longatto's
Happy couple Married on October
January 2022
We had our wedding here Oct 2021 and it was truly spectacular!
We had our wedding here Oct 2021 and it was truly spectacular! The venue itself is amazing - an old beautiful building set on its own nature reserve, plus natural spring water comes straight out of all the taps! On top of that Bruce the owner has renovated it perfectly, updating the entire place with high quality materials and fixtures, whilst retaining many of the period features. It’s not a hotel, it’s like it’s your actual house for the time that you have it. Obviously it’s not cheap which is great because it remains exclusive, its clean and well maintained and, the staff are very flexible and accommodating. Anna the manager is lovely and was really helpful and organised throughout. Due to all the Covid restrictions we had to postpone twice, each time Anna was super helpful contacting our suppliers and helping re-organise everything. Honestly, it comes with a price tag but just do it, the attention to detail is worth it - there’s even an ironing room full of spare cotton and buttons! You won’t fully realise and appreciate that you made the right decision, until you wake up in the bridal suite the morning before and the morning after.
Mr & Mrs Boamah
Happy couple Married on October
January 2022
Thicket will forever have a piece of our hearts!
Every newly engaged couple in the country should know about this venue! It was the first venue we happened upon and we fell in love immediately. The building, grounds, room decor, range of ceremony spaces and exclusivity make it unbeatable. In our opinion there is nothing of this calibre available in the UK. We were able to celebrate our marriage here in October 2021 having postponed due to covid. We were able to postpone with ease and the staff at the venue were always fair and understanding at such an uncertain time. Everything about the planning and the day was perfect. Anna helped us plan every detail (down to the time my mum was due to have her buttonhole fastened on the wedding morning) so that on the day everything was seamless. The whole of the staff were a dream and made sure we had nothing else to think about on the day other than our marriage. They were working so hard in the background to talk with all our vendors and keep the day running smoothly! All of our guests and vendors alike kept commenting on how helpful the venue staff were and how this made the whole event so much easier! We could never put into words just what the team at Thicket have given to us. It’s the kind of wedding we never imagined possible and we’re forever indebted to Anna and the team. They really are the best at what they do and Thicket will forever have a piece of our hearts!
Mr & Mrs Moran
Happy couple Married on October
January 2022
A magical venue hidden away in North Yorkshire.
A magical venue hidden away in North Yorkshire. We felt very honoured to be able to experience such a special weekend with our friends and family at this beautiful venue. Everyone commented on the stunning surroundings, delicious food and attention to detail provided by Anna and her team. If you’re looking for a wedding where all of your guests can stay in one venue, complete privacy and the feeling of a home yet in complete luxury then Thicket is for you! We would love to re live our experience do it over and over again.
Shelagh Farrelly
Wedding: October
January 2022
It's hard to describe the Wow factor associated with this GORGEOUS place!
It's hard to describe the Wow factor associated with this GORGEOUS place. It's a glorious mix of opulence warmth and sturdiness! It felt like a film set mixed with someone's home. The staff were some of the friendliest people and took great care of us, nothing was too much trouble. The facilities were so niche, that fabulous Servants' kitchen where we made tea and coffee was my favourite. We explored right up to the viewing room and had wonderful misty views. The beds were super comfortable, it shouldn't be allowed!!!
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.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


Follow This Supplier On

Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love them all!

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

Laugh about the little things, planning should not be stressful! Enjoy every second of it!

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

The favours for a Christmas wedding were baubles, all handmade by the bride and groom, personalised for each and every guest! A wedding favour which can be used for life, not just the wedding day!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Welcoming, Luxury, Homely, Classic, Fairytale

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Grand Staircase

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

The cast of Made in Chelsea including Jamie Laing and Alex Mytton. We also had some filming here with ITV's Chaser's!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Wensleydale BonBons!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Wedding Cake!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Unique and stylish bedrooms for every guest, you can do everything under one roof!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The Team!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftX
Bridebook Special OfferX