They say that home is where the heart is so let’s take a look at the five Yorkshire wedding venues that have stolen mine!
The Faversham, Leeds City Centre
First & foremost it has to be The Faversham, I loved this venue so much so that me & my now husband decided to get married there &, if I do say so myself, what a perfect day that was! This elegant yet unique location so effortlessly combines heritage charm with industrial modernity. What a breathtaking backdrop its original glass roof conservatory, south facing terrace & chic lounge make for one of life’s most precious events. The Faversham’s eclectic mix of vintage, industrial & modern furniture make it perfect for couples desiring a less traditional wedding whilst the original flooring & exposed brickwork give so much character to the building.
Photos from the wedding of Adrienne & Joe, August 2019.
The Faversham is located just five minutes from the city centre in its own grounds complete with parking. This makes it an ideal venue if you have family & friends traveling from further afield.
All I will say is Oak…ay wow! This beautiful venue nestled within tranquil meadows of greenery is located deep in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside. Once a family farm, The Oakwood has been lovingly & oh so stylishly transformed into a breathtaking venue which offers the most luxurious take on a countryside wedding. Comprised of two stunning converted barns which house a contemporary bar & cocktail lounge &, of course, the ceremony hall with its huge whalebone oak arches, traditional York stone floor, & beautiful statement lighting - one thing is for sure, this venue will not leave you wanting!
Photos from the wedding of Anna & Dan - September 2021
The Oakwood - which offers luxury accommodation for up to 32 people - is exclusively yours for the whole weekend, giving you a full day to set up the venue, a second day for your wedding & a third day to relax after all the celebrations! Bliss!
The Venue, Bowers Mill, Halifax
This lovingly restored & renovated industrial style mill is situated in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, surrounded by woodland & a tranquil lake. The Venue is an eclectic mix of original features combined with industrial finishes such as the large factory windows & exposed brickwork. This is a space that is suitable for those desiring an intimate, romantic ceremony as well as for those wanting a large celebration with all of their family & friends. Whether you choose to wed in the lofty, light Bowers Rooms or in the charming Spinning Room with its cast iron pillars & original mill floor, The Venue is guaranteed to have something you will love.
Photos from Annie & Dean's wedding - May 2022
The latest addition to the mill is an eleven-bedroom boutique hotel which makes this location perfect for couples wanting to dance until the early hours within walking distance of a comfy bed!
The Chilli Barn, Otley
The Chilli Barn is a traditional Yorkshire stone barn situated high on East Chevin Road - just outside Chevin Forest - offering breathtaking views of the Wharfe Valley. This picturesque, rural venue is most suited to couples hoping for an intimate & personal yet unique & informal wedding day. The materials & furnishings within the space combine rustic charm with a touch of glamour. The mezzanine level - which frames a stunning, antique chandelier - is the focal point of the Barn’s interior which is enhanced by the most wonderful natural light that floods in through the high-arched, south-facing glazed wagon door. If you are imagining your special day embellished with teepees, yurts, straw bales & fire pits then The Chilli Barn is the location for you.
Photos from the wedding of Laura & Tom - July 2021
To enable you to celebrate for longer, & decorate the space to your exact requirements, The Barn offers an exclusive two day hire.
Applewood Weddings, Scholes
For my fifth & final venue I have chosen somewhere really, really close to home - literally on my own doorstep in the village of Scholes - Applewood Weddings. Sheltered under a canopy of trees, your magical woodland wedding awaits. This exclusively outdoor venue only hosts a handful of ceremonies a year so, although dates are in high demand, you can rest assured your day will be wonderfully unique! This location is a match made in heaven for any free spirits in love with all that is bohemian, bold & beautiful.
Photos from the wedding of Jen & Lee - August 2018
Whilst this venue is incredibly remote & peaceful, it is also just 15 minutes from Leeds City Centre. With great transport links & plenty of accommodation nearby, it is the perfect distance for your family & friends to be able to travel & celebrate with you.
So there you have it, some of my favourite Yorkshire wedding venues, all with something a little different to offer. Are you getting married at one of these venues? I would love to celebrate with you!