A perfect venue in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

We welcome you to The Priests House. We are hands on owners who will put everything into making your day special and memorable. By offering a personable service for weddings, special events, medieval banquets or a Sunday lunch, our exclusive venue provides an experience to remember.


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Welcome to The Priests House

Nestled in the shadow of the impressive ruins of Barden Tower, a Grade 1 listed building with superb views of the valley and surrounding hills, The Priests House has a fine reputation for excellent cuisine and service. Whether for an intimate and exclusive wedding, a private function, a Sunday lunch or a genuine medieval banquet this is a unique North Yorkshire venue.

Both the House and the Chapel are steeped in history and charm. The House retains many of its original features such as the dark oak beamed ceilings, paned windows and real log fires and the Chapel has been recently renovated with its large airy windows, designed chandeliers and fabulous entrance. As soon as you set foot inside you know this is a place with a special ambience.

Weddings at The Priests House

Make your wedding day even more special 

The Priests House is the perfect venue to celebrate the most important day of your life.

We combine an extremely experienced and enthusiastic team, an enchanting setting and
the ability to be as hands on or hands off as you like, to ensure it’s not just the most important day, but the best day too.

“We just want to relive the day from start to finish over and over again”.

Nicki & Faye

Book in advance


Whether you are exploring our website for your special day, for Sunday Lunch, events or for other enquiries, we always advise you to call or email before turning up. This is to both guarantee that we are there to help you, you get a table or to ensure you do not become a wedding crasher! Please follow the contact link below to book a meeting with Debbie and the team about your event, enquire for extra information or to book Sunday Lunch. We are usually best available by phone from Thursday to Sunday.


Don't just take our word for it

“Just perfect”

"The best food and service ever for our wedding. Everything as perfect and everyone went the extra mile! Gorgeous surroundings and very good value!"

Murry & Jill

“An incredible family owned venue”

"Had our wedding here which was beautiful and the staff were amazing...Debbie is like a free no fuss expert wedding planner! Also Sunday lunches here are delicious and such a stunning setting!"


“Simply a perfect venue”

"What a night! the whole setting for a medieval banquet was just perfect....and the food was just superb. A great experience".

Dave & family

"Outstanding service"

"Great place great people! The lunch is something to experience with Mark who has a passion for bringing food alive and to another quality level! The setting is lovely in its historic grounds and a lovely experience too all in all i would have to give them 15 out of ten and then some!"

Pete & Lynne

Never Miss Out

Our news and events

A couple of dates for your diary:

Saturday 22nd June – we are available to book for a rare evening food service. Please email debbie@thepriestshouse.net or call 01756 720616 to book or for more information. More information and the menu for the night will be shared shortly.

Saturday August 3rd – The Priests House brings Afternoon Tea! Please check back later for more information, or keep an eye on our social media. 

For up to date news please see our Facebook & Instagram pages.

Do you have a question?

Visit us

The Priests House
Barden Tower
Bolton Abbey
North Yorkshire
BD23 6AS

Call us

01756 720616