Weddings, Events and Special Occasions

Whatever the size and scale of your celebration, from an intimate gathering with your nearest and dearest to large scale parties and dinner dances, our dedicated events team are on hand to support and guide you so that you can sit back and enjoy every element; from having fun planning to your occasion itself.

With advice on room layout and configurations to really maximise the space you’ve selected. to help choosing from our range of sumptuous menus, and of course, adding the finishing touches with our list of trusted suppliers from florists to DJs, our team simply love creating bespoke events and will be as hands on as you want them to be.

Weddings at Principal York

At Principal York wedding couples have been celebrating their nuptials – and more recently tying the knot itself – for generations. Indeed, we have known three generations from the same family pose for their wedding photograph on the same spot of the grand staircase that sweeps down to the lobby.

Stunning Victorian architecture, three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and views out to the York Minster makes us a perfect setting for your wedding day.

Hotel Events

Are you looking for an excuse to gather your friends and family for an enjoyable activity? There’s nowhere better to look!

Choosing the perfect setting

Our luxury hotel offers a stunning setting with a choice of elegant event space and rooms to reflect the size and style of your occasion. In addition to 10 internal event rooms, many of which blend historic and ornate features from the original Victorian hotel, our modern Event Centre is a purpose-built space ideal for larger parties, celebrations and balls.

Our beautiful gardens, with manicured lawns and views of the historic York Minster and Roman Walls in the distance, also allow you to add an outdoor element to your occasion. From marquees on the lawn to BBQs and drinks receptions on the terrace, we’re always happy to help bring a breath of fresh air to make your celebration even more unique.

Savouring the finest quality menus

We know catering can make all the difference to an event and we’re proud to showcase the culinary delights our Executive Chef has expertly crafted in our sumptuous event menus. We’re confident our range of menus, which are bursting with seasonal flavour and local provenance, cater for all palates, offering everything from amazing appetisers to splendid four-course taster dinners.

But of course, if what’s on offer is not to your taste, we will happily work with you to devise a bespoke menu to delight you and your guests.

Christmas & New Year

Bring your colleagues, friends and family for some festive fun in one of our stunning function rooms. Complete with delicious food, wine, dazzling entertainment and a great party atmosphere to ensure you have a memorable evening.

To book Christmas celebrations for 2024, please contact our team.

Contact us

Call our events team on : 01904 653681