There are some venues in Yorkshire that are utterly charming but maybe none so much as the beautiful Newburgh Priory in Coxwold near York.  As we approached the little village of Coxwold, it was clear to see where the village ended and the estate began by the manicured topiary yews lining either side of the road. After passing a slight bend in the road, there lay the entrance to the house lead by a long, straight driveway, either side, two very large yews had been shaped into crowns. It certainly does feel like a regal venue to us.

Still owned, run and loved by the Wombwell family, the grounds are immaculate. The north facing front of the house is dramatic and overlooks the man-made lake, lawns and The White Horse of Kilburn, whilst the short walk around the ruins of the priory to side of the house have their own wonders to admire. The path is adorned either side with topiary yews of rabbits and ducks and leads to the grand lawns on the south facing, much softer facade of the back of the house.

Newburgh Priory is a venue that gives you true flexibility. You can be married inside the house itself in one of the beautiful Georgian rooms, or for wedding parties larger than 100 you can have a ceremony to suit your needs. As with venues across the UK, outdoor weddings are not legally binding, but with the legalities completed at a registry office before hand, you can hold a stunning blessing in a variety of places on the estate; a wedding ceremony by the lake, a wedding in a marquee overlooking the manicured lawns or in the ruins of the priory, a garden wedding and even a woodland wedding – this venue offers it all. Newburgh Priory weddings – the place where memories are made!


Our photos don’t do the venue the justice it deserves and to truly appreciate it, we would recommend a visit. If you would like us to arrange this on your behalf, please do get in touch – we will be happy to help.