Weddings at York Mansion House




We can't wait to add your story to ours...


With a unique history spanning almost 300 years, the Mansion House provides a spectacular backdrop for your wedding and civil partnership celebrations. The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York, this remarkable home has long been at the heart of celebration in York, and we want to invite you to add your story to ours.


At the Mansion House, you can stay in control of your day from the start. For your ceremony or reception, take your pick from any of our incredible rooms – or choose the whole house – for celebrations from two to 100 people. We have a passion for delivering beautiful, personal ceremonies, with an array of options to add on a drinks or dinner reception. We have a full catering kitchen and excellent relationships with a wide range of local caterers, but uniquely in York, you have the freedom to use the caterer of your choice, as well as working with any other suppliers you choose to bring your vision to life.


We want your day to be just that – yours, and so we treat your day as the unique event it is. Let us show you the beauty of the house and how your day could look, so get in touch and let’s start planning.


Following government changes in September 2020, we can confirm that the count of 15 does NOT include registrars, photographers or venue staff - just you and your guests.

We will update this guidance as often as needed.





Your Wedding Day


Venue Hire

To allow you freedom, we operate as a venue hire only, and will happily advise you of excellent local suppliers. From florists to caterers, we have built strong relationships with businesses who know the house and understand what works best.


Food and Drink

Regardless of the size of your reception, your caterer will be able to help you create exactly what you envision. We have a full catering kitchen, and are experienced in everything from buffets to banquets. Your caterer will also be able to advise you on bar management and drinks, as our alcohol license requires drinks to be served through your caterer.

We are delighted to work with:

A La Tarte



Baba Ganoush

Poppy Caterers

We appreciate that the pandemic has made dates for caterers limited in 2021 and 2022, and so are happy to be flexible and accept caters outside of this list (additional charges may be applied). Once your date is confirmed with us, you should contact your chosen caterer directly to book with them.



We have flexibility to host your ceremony or reception at any time you choose, and will work with even the latest booking to make it happen.


Evening Receptions

While we welcome dinner and drinks receptions, due to the historic nature of the building (and our grand but fragile chandeliers!) we are unable to accommodate DJs and dancing. However, we can recommend some great nearby venues that will happily host an evening party just a stone’s throw away – think of the beautiful evening photos!


Planning and Event Management

Our Events Manager will help you get everything booked in and be on hand for any advice going forward. We know some fantastic coordinators who will help you plan every aspect, or who will just oversee the running of your day, making sure everything runs smoothly.


For all other questions, please download our wedding brochure, or contact us.



For everything else, please get in touch.



All information is correct as of September 2020. York Mansion House reserves the right to update this information at any time, and to revise prices in accordance with City of York Council budget setting.