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Weddings and civil ceremonies at Mansion House

The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Janet Looker 2019-2021:

For almost 300 years, Lord Mayors have lived, worked, and played in this most remarkable building. Recently benefitting from a multimillion pound restoration, I am delighted to be among the first to have my official residence in this new phase in the history of York Mansion House.

"Far more than the sum of its parts, the Mansion House is an icon in the city of York; a constant landmark at the heart of civic life and changing society. While the building has undergone many changes, the primary functions remain – to welcome, to entertain, and to host.

"As part of this long legacy, the Mansion House team and I are the current custodians of this unique history, and it is our privilege to invite you to experience it for yourself. Across four floors, we trust you will discover a home that will inspire you and your guests, and create a backdrop for a truly unforgettable occasion."

Mansion House at  twilight

We can't wait to add your story to ours...

We believe your day should be just that – yours, and so we treat each occasion as the unique event it is. You’ll find everything you need to get started in these pages, but if you have any specific requests or ideas, please get in touch as we’d love to help you bring them to life. Enquire about a wedding at Mansion House.

Exclusive Hire

To allow you to be as flexible as possible, York Mansion House is offered as venue hire only, and will be exclusively yours during your hire. We provide the beautiful back drop, and you are free to choose from our preferred local caterers that cover a range of budgets and tastes.

Unique Spaces

Perhaps a ceremony in the State Room? An intimate sit down meal in the Dining Room? Tell us your vision for your dream day.

Please note: due to the historic nature of the building, dancing is not permitted. We can however recommend wonderful venues nearby to dance the night away.


We have limited dates for weddings available throughout the year and do not increase our prices for peak season or weekend bookings. We welcome both early bookings and any late-availability enquiries you may have.

Enquire about a wedding at Mansion House.

Catering, Styling, Planning

With our offering of 'venue hire only' we have great relationships with some of the best external Wedding Coordinators who can help you with your day. Similarly, styling, catering, bars; we believe you should be able to choose what you want, and we provide the space for that to happen.


We're fully licensed for civil ceremonies throughout the building. Whether you're sharing your day with 2 or 80 people, we have the perfect space for you. Build your ceremony into your whole day hire, or take advantage of our ceremony-only offer: 2 hours of exclusive use, before you head off to the reception venue of your choice.

Across the 4 floors of York Mansion House, Georgian elegance is found in abundance. Walking up the steps, which are dipped from hundreds of years of footsteps, you are welcomed into a light, open, beautiful home, designed with hosting at its heart.

With so much to discover, from the incredible historic kitchen downstairs to the galleries of shining silver at the top of the house, why not open up the house and let your guests make themselves at home?

Let our home become yours, and create a truly spectacular occasion.

Maximum capacity: 100

For your wedding day, let the whole house become your home.

Exclusively yours, spread your special day out through the house, welcoming guests with drinks in the Dining Room, before moving to the State Room for your beautiful ceremony.

Speak to us to arrange a viewing, and find out how much is on offer at York Mansion House.