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 occasions, medieval banquets or corporate events, 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, corporate event 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.

Barden Tower and Wharfedale Valley at sunset.

Upcoming dining dates 

Please scroll down the page to see our upcoming dining dates, or click the button below:

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

Sunday Lunch

From October, we will be bringing back our much missed Sunday lunches! Follow the button below for more information.

Upcoming Events 

We are passionate about creating incredible occasions that will be remembered. Find out about our upcoming events below. 



A man in a king attire inside the Chapel.

Medieval Banquets 

Experience The Priests House in its full. Not only is our venue perfect for corporate functions and dinners alike, we can offer Medieval Banquets which brings to life what our venue has to offer.

Contact Us

Have any queries or would you like to discuss a wedding or event in more detail? Please follow the button below for our contact form and contact details. We look forward to hearing from you!

Book in advance


Whether you are exploring our website for your special day, a celebratory occasion, a corporate event or for other enquiries, we always advise you to contacting us before turning up. This is to both guarantee that we are there to help you or to ensure you do not become a wedding crasher! Please follow the contact link below to book a meeting with the team about your event, enquire for extra information or to book a wedding tour. 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

“They made the day as stress free as possible”

"We got married here in August 2023 and I can’t thank Conor and his team at the Priests house enough. They made the day as stress free as possible, the food was excellent, and the location was stunning."

Matt & Ash

“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

Upcoming dining dates

Thursdays 20th & 27th June – food tasting evenings – 19:00 sitting  

Sunday 16th June – Father’s Day Sunday lunch – 12:00 / 15:00 sittings 

Sunday 23rd June – Sunday lunch – 15:00 sitting 

Sunday 30th June – Sunday lunch – 12:00 / 15:00 sittings

Do you have a question?

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

Call us

01756 720616