£12000 - £28000 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
35 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
COVID-19 Update
As of Monday 29th March 2021 we will be working within government guidelines to allow in-person venue tours at Thicket Priory. We hold the health & safety of our guests and team members as our highest priority. In the meantime we are still available for virtual tours! Team Thicket
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

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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)

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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.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite

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


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
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 room, 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. Update as at February 2021: We are currently unable to offer in person show-rounds, however our team are available to arrange a personal one-to-one virtual showround. Simply get in touch via email enquiry@thicketpriory.co.uk or call 01904 230 600 to book your appointment! Book with Confidence For anyone who would like to hold a date during lockdown when in-person viewings are not possible, we offer a reduced refundable holding fee so you can book with confidence. When restrictions are then lifted, we will arrange a visit and should you find that you don’t fall in love with Thicket Priory in-person (which I’d be very surprised if you didn’t), we will refund your holding fee and release the date.

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 will get to say they were one of the first to get married at our beautiful venue. Happy wedding planning!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Small but Special Shoot
Wedding: January 2021
February 2021
The best Bridal Suite I've ever worked in!
I have worked as a hair and make-up artist at Thicket Priory now on 4 occasions. I have found the bridal suite to be the best I have ever worked in! There is so much space and the light is amazing, which is absolutely perfect to get a bridal party ready. I think the bridal preparation part of the day is one of the most special moments so it is so important to have an immaculate and beautifully decorated room as a backdrop for those all important photos. The grounds at Thicket Priory are also stunning, with a lake and a swing, like something from a fairy tale! The staff make you feel so welcome that you almost feel at home, a very grand home of course!
Married in August 2020
November 2020
I would highly recommend!
When we first came to view Thicket Priory, we were blown away and instantly knew that nothing else could come close for us. Not only is the venue incredibly stunning and magical in equal measure, it also had all the features we were looking for to create our dream wedding weekend with all our friends and family there to celebrate with us. The team really impressed us from that first meeting and haven't let us down since. We have always felt welcomed, valued, and understood by Anna, Rebecca and everyone at #TeamThicket. When the impact of the coronavirus pandemic started to hit home, we watched as our plans unravelled and our dreams started to shatter. Like many other couples due to marry this year, it's been a really difficult and emotional time, but we feel so lucky to be working with an amazing bunch of people who have our best interests at heart! They have been flexible, supportive and super helpful. We can't wait to get married here and know that #TeamThicket will be there smiling with us! I would highly recommend everything about this venue and it's incredible team.
Kate & Tom
Married in August 2020
January 2021
What an incredible day we had.
We got married here on Saturday and wow what an incredible day we had. Thicket Priory is absolutely stunning with the most beautiful grounds. The staff were amazing and went above and beyond throughout the whole day, as well as during the run up to the big day. Zoe, Anna and Flame were unbelievable and worked so hard to ensure that our day was perfect from start to finish. The food was also faultless. I would recommend this idyllic place for your wedding, you won’t be disappointed.
Mr & Mrs Baker
Married in June 2020
November 2020
Can’t recommend Thicket Priory enough!
We had the most amazing wedding weekend at Thicket Priory just before the world went crazy and lockdown began. And how lucky we were to have a weekend filled with love and laughter in the most stunning venue! We loved spending the Friday evening with our closest friends and family, eating pie and peas round a huge table in the old kitchen. Having the whole venue to ourselves felt like we were welcoming our guests into our home (albeit a very large home!) Anna and her team made sure that our ceremony and wedding day itself went without a hitch. Their attention to detail is superb and they went above and beyond to make sure that our little people were entertained and involved in the day too. We loved every second and can’t recommend Thicket Priory enough!
Wedding: June 2020
November 2020
Lovely venue for any bride.
Lovely venue for any bride, especially those looking for a full weekend experience. Plenty of bedrooms to choose from, to host a big wedding party - all bedrooms are incredibly decorated, with a classic but modern style. The bridal suite and the groom prep room are both gorgeous - lots of space for those "getting ready" shots. The venue has got a chapel as well for intimate ceremonies, and the main ceremony room/reception room is stunning - with steps to lead the bride down the aisle. The gardens are fantastic, lots of space and photo opportunities at the lake and gazebo. The bar has got a lot of space, and opposite the main evening room, so that everyone feels close but people can find a quieter spot should they want to have a chat. The staff is extremely friendly and organised - Anna the GM is absolutely great, her calm and friendly personality show from the start that you are in good hands. Booking your wedding at Thicket Priory will be an amazing experience. I know a few brides getting married there and they have had simply the best things to say about their planning journey with this venue.
Wedding: May 2020
November 2020
I could not rate the team highly enough.
I could not rate the team highly enough at Thicket Priory! Not only is the venue stunning and opulent, but every tiny detail has been added to enhance the guests experience and share the history and heritage. In terms of the team, they were flexible, hardworking, diligent and very proactive – spotting, well before we did, that something might be a potential issue and heading it off at the pass. Anna, the GM, was a joy to work with; very professional with an infectious personality, a complete aura of calm and ready to step in to support us even when not really her job to do so. Book your wedding or event here and be assured it will be amazing!
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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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?

Mini Yorkshire Pudding with Beef

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!

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