Your Wedding at Principal York

The Principal York is the perfect and award-winning wedding venue in York, indeed, couples have been celebrating their wedding nuptials – and more recently tying the knot itself – for generations.

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 in York.

The hotel boasts a beautiful array of spaces, including banqueting rooms licensed for your civil ceremony, an outdoor terrace for a Champagne reception and private dining rooms that seat from 30 to 250 guests.

Your dedicated wedding planner will help you realise your vision for the day, recommending the best photographers, florists and entertainment providers and liaising with them on your behalf, as well as working with our chefs to create your perfect menu. Your big day will be elegant, glamorous and perfectly delivered.

Wedding Open Day

Saturday 10th August & Sunday 3rd November 2024
11am-2pm

Explore our beautiful wedding spaces at The Principal York and let us help you create your dream wedding!

Free entry – no need to book!

More 2024 dates to be revealed soon!

UK Wedding Event at The Principal York

Sunday 15th September 2024
11am-2pm

The Principal York hosts a wedding showcase featuring many of Yorkshire’s finest wedding suppliers to help shape your dream wedding day! 

Enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival and canapés throughout the day.

Free entry – book your ticket below!

At a glance

Set in three acres of landscaped English gardens, adjacent to York train station.

Beautiful backdrops for wedding photos.

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies.

Up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing.

Views to York Minster and the Roman walls.

Our Wedding Spaces

Oak room

A sense of occasion on a grand scale

In the early years of the last century, a new wing was added to the original hotel building. Known as the Klondyke Wing – because it opened in the same year as the famous gold rush – it boasts some of the grandest most beautifully crafted rooms in the entire hotel. Chief among these is the Oak room, which combines oak panels and decorative carvings with double-height sash windows and sweeping views of the hotel gardens and Minster.

Couples can exchange vows in the Oak room, which is licensed for ceremonies for up to 160; or raise a toast and tuck into a definitively romantic wedding breakfast for up to 100 people.

Crown & Wedgewood rooms

A charming mix of old and new

Sitting on the first floor of the hotel, and immediately above the Oak room, the Crown and Wedgewood rooms are elegant interiors that provide a neutral yet sophisticated ‘canvas’ in which to bring your wedding to life. Originally built for the great and the good of York to hold business and board meetings. The Crown is panelled and elegant, while the adjoining Wedgewood has ornate plaster decorations in an Adams style. Both will comfortably hold 80 people for a wedding ceremony or 50 for wedding breakfasts.

Couples can exchange vows in the Oak room, which is licensed for ceremonies for up to 160; or raise a toast and tuck into a definitively romantic wedding breakfast for up to 100 people.

The Ebor room

The Ebor room provides the perfect space for a more intimate wedding

Fitted with simple but stylish design, the rooms’ large windows flood the space with natural light illuminating your special day. Located off the lobby on the ground floor, it over looks the hotel’s landscaped gardens with a views of the Minster in the distance.

Couples can exchange vows in the Ebor room, which is licensed for ceremonies for up to 50; or raise a toast and tuck into a definitively romantic wedding breakfast for up to 40 people.

Outdoor Ceremonies

Launching Spring 2024

Wedding Packages

The Classic York Package

Ivory Aisle Runner to use during your ceremony
A Glass of house prosecco on arrival for your guests
Three-course wedding breakfast followed by coffee and petit fours
A glass of prosecco per guest to toast the married couple during your speeches
Two glasses of house red or house white wine per person during the wedding breakfast
White table linen & white napkins
Our house chairs and white chair covers
Candelabras on each table
Use of the hotel’s cake stand, cutlery and crockery
A Personalised welcome mirror
Table plan, menu and place cards
Dedicated banqueting manager to act as your toastmaster
Late-night treats for you & your guests
Complimentary bridal suite for married couple on the night of the wedding

Prices From £125.00 per person.
Additional evening guests £35.00 per person. Prices based on a minimum of 60 guests

PLEASE NOTE CEREMONY ROOM HIRE IS NOT INCLUDED WITHIN THE ABOVE PACKAGE COST PER PERSON, THIS IS ADDITIONAL

The Royal York Package

Ivory Aisle Runner to use during your ceremony
A Glass of house prosecco on arrival for your guests
Four canapes per person to be served during your drink’s reception
Four course set wedding breakfast followed by coffee and petit fours
A glass of prosecco per guest to toast the married couple during your speeches
Half a bottle of red or house white wine per person during the wedding breakfast
White table linen & white napkins, along with our house chairs and white chair covers
Candelabras on each table
Use of the hotel’s cake stand, cutlery and crockery
A Personalised welcome mirror & table plan mirror
Table plan, menu and place cards
Post box for cards and gifts
Dedicated banqueting manager to act as your toastmaster
Evening hog roast for your guests
Complimentary bridal suite for married couple on the night of the wedding

Prices From £145.00 per person.

Additional evening guests £43.00 per person. Prices based on a minimum of 60 guests

PLEASE NOTE CEREMONY ROOM HIRE IS NOT INCLUDED WITHIN THE ABOVE PACKAGE COST PER PERSON, THIS IS ADDITIONAL

Intimate Package

Bespoke drink on arrival
Three course wedding breakfast from our classic menu followed by coffee and petit fours
Chiavari chair white table linen
Candelabras on each table
Menu and place cards for each guest
Half bottle of house wine per person during the meal
A glass of house prosecco to toast to the married couple
Exclusive use of the Snug for your drinks reception
Evening light bites buffet
Post box for cards and gifts

Prices From £105.00 per person.

Additional evening guests £20.00 per person.
Prices based on a minimum of 20 guests.

Fairy-tale Evening Package

Bespoke drink on arrival
Our classic buffet menu
Half a bottle of house wine per person during the meal
A glass of house prosecco to toast the married couple
Chiavari chairs white table linen
Candelabras for each table
Resident DJ and dancefloor
Late-night bacon sandwiches
Postbox for cards and gifts
Complimentary suite for bridal couple the night of the wedding with a bottle of Prosecco waiting for you

Prices From £90.00 per person.

Minimum number of 60 guests.
We can upgrade your package to a three-course wedding breakfast for an additional £25.00 per person.

Classic Evening Package

A glass of house Prosecco on arrival
Our classic buffet menu Candelabras for each table
White table linen and white napkins
Our chairs and white chair covers
Resident DJ and dancefloor
Dedicated banqueting manager

Prices From £55.00 per person.

Minimum number of 60 guests.
We can upgrade your package to a three-course wedding breakfast for an additional £25.00 per person.

Testimonials from our Bride & Grooms

Contact us and book a viewing

01904 653681

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