The Merchant Adventurers' Hall was one of the first private venues to be licensed for civil ceremonies in York and is now one of the most popular outside the registery office.
The Hall makes a truly unique and romantic setting for large or small wedding parties. We can accomodate 20 to 180 guests for your ceremony. Large ceremonies take place in our stunning timbered Great Hall, while small ceremonies (20 people or less) are held in the elegant Governor's Parlour.
Afterwards, celebrate with a wedding breakfast in our Great Hall with a bar, dance and entertainment in the Undercroft.
In the spring and summer months, the walled garden provides an exclusive setting for a drinks reception and photography after your ceremony.
Having both your ceremony and reception at the Hall makes your big day even more enjoyable for you and your guests- no one will get lost or delayed moving between the ceremony and reception, so you have more time to celebrate!
Even if you get married elsewhere, you can still use the Hall for your reception.
In season, start your celebration in the Garden with photography and drinks, or if the weather is cold, be welcomed by a roaring fire in our Undercroft reception for drinks in the Undercroft, followed by a meal in the Great Hall and dancing in the Undercroft- it's up to you!
The Hall is centrally located in the historic city centre of York, within a 5 minute walk of several car parks and historic churches.
Many women grow concerned when they find out that stiletto heels are not permitted in the Hall. This is to protect both you and our ancient wooden floor. We classify a stiletto as anything smaller than a 5 pence coin. Heels larger than this are welcome!
However, you can now wear your favourite stilettos as we stock heel caps at £3.50 a pair.
So never fear, this means that you can wear almost any pair!
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