Venue Hire FAQ

Here you will find a selection of our most frequently asked questions. If you need any further information, please contact our Events team.


What is included in the hire?

Tables (round)


PA System

1 House Steward for security and house management


Are there any additional costs?

As a perfect blank canvas, you have the freedom to be creative with your day. As such, additions such as candelabras, candles, linens, and any additional staff are charged separately.


Your chosen caterer will be able to advise you on catering and bar costs. For wedding and civil ceremonies, please contact York Register Office for all legal and statutory payments, and to organise your registrar.


Do you have parking onsite? 

Due to our central location, we have no parking on site. However, we are in easy walking distance of many city centre car parks, and the railway station. Head to our Useful Information page for more details.


Is the house accessible?

York Mansion House is fully accessible, with lifts, ramp access and accessible toilets throughout. On account of fire regulations, only two wheelchair users at a time can be accommodated, so please ensure you let us know of any additional requirements in your party.


Can I choose my own caterer? 

We have handpicked a list of recommended catering partners, all of whom we have worked with extensively over a number of years and who are familiar with the house and kitchen. 

Baba Ganoush

Poppy Caterers



A La Tarte


Each caterer should be contacted directly to secure your date and to book. If you have more specific requirements, we can advise you who might be most suitable. 

While you are welcome to use your own choice of caterer not listed here, there will be an additional fee to do so.


Do you have a bar?

York Mansion House is fully licensed, however we don’t have our own bar. We recommend you speak to your chosen caterer about your bar requirements, and they will be able to advise you.


Can we use the house for a full evening reception/party? 

While you are very welcome to hire the house for as long as you like, unfortunately, due to the structure of the building, we are unable to accommodate dancing. We have links with excellent venues from across the city, who we will happily recommend should you choose to add this element onto your event.