Private events

An enchanting 15th-century rural setting, personable service and mouth-watering food work in unison to create a memorable event – no matter the occasion.

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Hosting your private event at The Priests House

With the magnificent backdrop of the 15th-century Barden Tower, this definitely provides the “wow” factor for your event as you drive over the hill and see the venue it all of its glory. Steeped in romanticism and charm, this unique venue is surrounded by some of the best landscape the Yorkshire Dales can offer.

The Priests House has hosted numerous events over the years from birthday parties, anniversaries, themed nights, network events, Christmas do’s, wakes and many others.
We love making your events special and memorable (we cannot help if you forget due to a glass of wine too many though!)

Please find below the different rooms for hire and for numbers.

The Chapel

The Chapel beneath the House had been left unloved for many a year but has been sensitively renovated to provide a fabulous new function venue. It provides a truly historical and charming setting. You will also have the 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 70 guests

The Oak Room

The Priests House itself is perfect for a smaller occasion. With dark oak beams, open fires and candles this provides a truly medieval setting. A 15th century, intimate room for restaurant use.

  • Catering for up to 30 guests
  • Historical artefacts displayed around the room
  • Perfect for smaller occasions and parties
  • Use of our grounds during your stay

The Barn at Barden

Why not combine your event or evening with an overnight or weekend stay at The Barn at Barden? It sleeps up to 20 and is located on the same site as The Priests House. Perfect so that you can enjoy your evening without having to worry about driving home.


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

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01756 720616