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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ABOUT THE VENUE

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.

Barden Tower and Wharfedale Valley at sunset.

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 believe that a smaller wedding is still a ‘big’ day. 

Whether you have had to reduce your numbers due to the pandemic or were looking for a more intimate wedding already, we have you covered. From a ceremony in the Old Chapel to a wedding breakfast in the rustic Oak Room, we have everything you need to make your day as special as it should be. Please check out our brand-new Intimate Wedding Package, crafted for weddings of up to fifteen people in mind. 

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

Nicki & Faye

Christmas at The Priests House

We are looking forward to celebrating Christmas with you at The Priests House. With the log burners roaring, stunning countryside surroundings and rustic vibe, it really is the perfect setting for the festive season. From festive Sunday Lunches, a wintery afternoon tea and the return of our floral decoration workshops, we have several exciting events to share with you. Find out more information by visiting our Christmas page.

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.

Perfect for team building, Christmas dinners, private parties, birthday parties or simply a unique experience.

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.

Testimonials

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 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!"

Helen

“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

We are currently closed due to the national lockdown and will be back open soon! 

As per government guidance, lockdown is planned to finish on the 2nd December, so we will be reopening for Sunday Lunch from Sunday 6th December. 

We are still taking bookings for our Christmas events, so make sure to visit our Christmas page to find out more about our festive season!

 

Do you have a question?

Visit us

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

Call us

01756 720616