Weddings at York Mansion House



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

With a unique history spanning almost 300 years, the Mansion House provides a spectacular backdrop for your wedding celebrations. The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York, this remarkable home has long been at the heart of celebration in York, and we want to invite you to add your story to ours.

At the Mansion House, you have exclusive hire of the entire house for the duration of your day. Across four floors, delight and surprise your guests as you welcome them to your home for the day, and create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

We offer the house as venue hire only, which allows us to deliver a beautiful and affordable option for all, as well as giving you the flexibility to bring in your chosen suppliers to create the personal day you deserve. Whether an intimate ceremony with two guests, or a party for 100, treat the house as your blank canvas on which to create exactly what you want.



Venue Hire, Exclusively Yours

Enjoy the house as venue hire only, giving you exclusive access for the day of your wedding. Within this day, the house is your space to use as you wish – whether a wedding ceremony and reception, or one or the other, you stay in control.

As each event is unique, we will work with couples to work out exact timings that suit everyone.


Ceremonies and Receptions

With a full house hire, you are free to structure your day as you please, however the house provides a spectacular setting for both civil ceremonies and receptions.

The whole house is licensed for ceremonies, so there are plenty of unique spaces to choose from depending on the ceremony you envision. While all bookings for civil ceremonies must be made by you through York Register Office, we will work closely with the Registrars to ensure the smooth running of your ceremony.

Find out more about hosting your ceremony with us.


Catering and Bars

Our venue hire package allows you to choose a caterer that fits your style and budget. While we have an excellent list of recommended suppliers, you are also free to choose your own.

With a full catering kitchen, we are experienced in managing everything from buffets to banquets. Depending on your selection, your caterer will be able to advise you on bar management and drinks, as our alcohol license requires drinks to be served through your caterer, or a pop-up bar.


Evening Receptions

While we welcome dinner and drinks receptions, due to the historic nature of the building (and our grand but fragile chandeliers!) we are unable to accommodate DJs and dancing. However, we can recommend some great nearby venues that will happily host an evening party just a stone’s throw away – think of the beautiful evening photos!


Planning and Event Management

Our Events Manager will help you get everything booked in and be on hand for any advice going forward. We know some fantastic coordinators who will help you plan every aspect, or who will just oversee the running of your day, making sure everything runs smoothly.



We have limited dates available for weddings throughout the year, and so please get in touch if you have a date in mind. We also welcome late-availability enquiries.



Get in touch

We want your day to be just that – yours, and we treat your day like the unique event it is.

Contact Laura, our Events Co-ordinator at, or on 01904 553663 to find out more or to book.


All information is correct as of April 2021. York Mansion House reserves the right to update this information at any time, and to revise prices in accordance with City of York Council budget setting.