Exclusive wedding venue

The Priests House, located at Barden Tower, makes for a perfect, intimate wedding venue.

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“Absolutely stunning”

“The venue and it’s setting is absolutely stunning and has been restored impeccably, the people are lovely , professional and very accommodating and the food was fabulous!”

Asha & Jojo

Your wedding day

Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life. Here at the Priests House, we understand the importance of that precious moment in saying ‘I do’.

With years of experience in delivering truly memorable weddings, we know a thing or two about what makes your day even greater than it already will be.

“They took the stress away”

“Our guests were all blown away by the location and the team at the Priests House took all of the stress out of the day, so we got to just relax and enjoy getting married.”

Emily & Dave

Barden Tower and its surroundings

Holding your day in one of the most magical wedding venues in North Yorkshire can only add to the occasion.

With the magnificent backdrop of the 15th century Barden Tower, this has to be one of the most historic of Yorkshire civil wedding venues. Steeped in romanticism and charm, this totally unique venue is surrounded by some of the best landscape the Yorkshire Dales can offer including:

  • A stunning, awe-inspiring setting for your event
  • Ample supply of picturesque backdrops for your photo’s
  • A sense of exclusivity and intimacy
  • Superb countryside views down the Wharfedale valley

Your options

Without question, the House and Chapel are quite unique. We only ever undertake one event on any day so you will have exclusive use of the facilities for the duration of your stay.

There are plenty of options to choose from, whether you are just looking for a ceremony with a drink and photographs, to stay for a fabulous wedding breakfast, or to hold the whole day including an evening reception. Debbie can also arrange for most of your floral requirements and we have a selection of table and other decor that you are free to use. 

The House is perfect for a small, intimate occasion of up to 32 guests. The Chapel is ideal for larger events up to 65 for a wedding breakfast with a few more for the evening reception.We can host up to 90 for a ceremony.

      The Chapel

      The Chapel beneath the House had been left unloved for many a year but was sensitively renovated in 2016 to provide a fabulous new wedding and function venue. It provides a truly historical and charming setting. Includes a bar, dance floor, piano and washrooms the latter just completed in 2019. A medieval tiled stage can be used either for a top table or for a DJ / small band. An adjacent external seating area contains a fire pit.

      You will also have a totally exclusive use of the whole House and grounds for the duration of your stay.

      • A newly renovated, 15th century chapel
      • Oozes character and charm making use of original features
      • Catering for up to 65 guests
      • Ceremonies for up to 90 guests
      • Evening Parties (drinks & dancing) for up to 80 guests

        The Priests House

        The Priests House itself is perfect for a small, intimate celebration for immediate family and friends – or even for just the two of you. The ceremony will take place in the Chapel with the wedding breakfast for up to 32 in the House. With dark oak beams, open fires and candles this provides a truly historic setting. We only undertake one event on any day and hence you will have exclusive use of the House and immediate grounds and our dedicated attention. Relax and just enjoy the day…

            • Ceremony in the fabulous Chapel
            • Cosy wedding breakfast for up to 32 guests in the House
            • Historical artefacts displayed around the room
            • Exclusive use throughout your stay

        The Bunk Barn

        Why not combine your event or evening with an overnight or weekend stay at the Barden
        Bunk Barn. It sleeps up to 24 and is located on the same site as The Priests House. Perfect
        so you can enjoy your evening without having to worry about driving home.

        Testimonials

        Don’t just take our word for it

        “A perfect day”

        “We had our wedding at the Priests House on 6th October 2018. Debbie and her team could not have done enough for us. From the decorations for the ceremony to the seamless transition of the chapel for the wedding breakfast and to Mark whose food was absolutely sublime! They helped make the day so special”

        Laura & Ben

        “Just amazing throughout…”

        “Debbie, what can I say? You were amazing throughout, you made our wedding planning so much more enjoyable and took care of everything. The venue looked more stunning than we could of ever dreamed, the flowers were gorgeous and the food was amazing. We really can’t thank you enough!”

        Becky & Dom

        “Simply a perfect venue”


        I honestly cannot say enough about The Priests House. Debbie, Conor, Katherine and all the team went out of their way to make our wedding day special and memorable. 

        The venue is absolutely stunning in and of itself but with Debbie’s extra touches, it is taken to the next level. The food was immaculate and more than plentiful! The service was second to none, the perfect balance of being attentive without being intrusive.”

        Loi & Ste

        Do you have a question?

        Visit us

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

        Call us

        01756 720616