Thicket Priory York

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All, Wedding & Reception, Event
35 Bedrooms
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DIY Weddings Allowed:


This secret jewel designed by the architect of Buckingham Palace is a romantic and ethereal country home and set in 18 acres of idyllic gardens, surrounded by a world-class nature reserve. Thicket Priory elegant country house is nestled right in the pith of the North Yorkshire countryside, yet only 20 minutes from York.

An utterly unique, arriving down the old tree-lined driveway, both the house and gardens are reserved exclusively for your wedding or event, fulfilling your needs under one roof with genuine warmth.

You will experience the utmost privacy during your stay, with a stunning banqueting room seating from 70 to 200, a choice of ceremony rooms, including a private chapel and 35 unique and stylish bedrooms.

Why do you want to work with us?

The wedding venue is truly magnificent, and we would like to show it off and make it available to everyone.

The venue is super flexible to same-sex couples, cultural diversity – at the end of the day, Love is Love!

They have two suites, not called the Bridal Suite and Groom’s room but the Buckingham Suite and Vavasour Suite where everyone is looked after with all luxuries.

What is your approach to weddings?

Thicket Priory is an exclusive use venue which means you have a beautiful wedding venue to add your signature to.

The staff are there to guide and help, knowing the result is unique every time.

The Priory has thought of every little detail, from two suites to larger cubicles in both the ladies and the gents to fit your dress, to including a transgender toilet.

They have ensured that the venue is flexible to all couples and want to start seeing just how versatile the Priory can be.

What do you love about what you do?

It’s all about the people, says the staff at Thicket Priory and they mean it.

We are a team who adore working with people, getting to know each couple and each supplier, knowing that this is a vital part of delivering what our couples have been dreaming about… from intimate and understated to creating something with all the bells and whistles.

Anna Winkworth, General Manager at Thicket Priory

They also have rooms licensed for civil partnerships and weddings:

  • The Ballroom/Morning Room
  • Jefferson Room
  • Band Stand
  • If using the Chapel a wedding celebrant is required.

cancellation policy

In the unfortunate circumstances that you have to cancel or postpone your confirmed booking, this should be advised to the management of Thicket Priory verbally in the first instance. They do also request that cancellations are also confirmed in writing.

In the event of a cancellation, the following charges will apply:

  • cancellation more than 32 weeks’ notice – Loss of booking fee
  • between 32 and 16 weeks’ notice – 25% of the total booking value
  • between 16 and 8 weeks’ notice – 50% of the total booking value
  • between 8 and 4 weeks’ notice – 75% of the total booking value
  • less than four weeks – 100% of the total booking value

The non-refundable booking fee will be deducted from the cancellation charge total. The amount due will be levied, and payment required, immediately following the cancellation. This excludes bar drinks from the evening function other than those requested in advance by you. More information can be read in their cancellation policy.

Contact Information

Thicket Priory
Thorganby, York
YO19 6DE

t: 01904 230600
e: [email protected]

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Registry Office

North Yorkshire County Council
County Hall
North Yorkshire

t: 01609 780 780
e: [email protected]

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