Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony license
Chapel on premises
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Small and intimate
- Medieval setting
- Exclusive use
- Excellent service and delicious food
- Wide range of decor options included
- Option for in-house floristry service
- Stunning photograph opportunities
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
All our weddings have exclusive use for the duration. Typically ceremony only is 3 hours, with a wedding breakfast 6 hours and the full day 10 hours. Times commence from one hour prior to the official ceremony time
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes. Both the main room in the House and the Chapel are licensed for civil ceremonies.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
No, unless you are using a celebrant.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Sorry, we do not as a rule allow corkage.
Can we use our own caterers?
We provide an excellent catering service in-house.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
There isn't a great deal of decorating required, the Chapel and House speak for themselves. We can provide a fabulous floral service. Access is usually granted from first thing in the morning of the wedding but arrangements can be discussed.
What time does the reception need to finish?
The bar is 11pm, last dance 11.30pm and carriages for midnight
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
Whilst we do not have noise restrictions, the acoustics of the venue itself will dictate the noise levels.
Are fireworks allowed?
Only on 5th November and New Years Eve except for hand held sparklers....there is livestock in the fields all around...
Is confetti allowed?
Are candles allowed?
Is there accommodation on site?
We have a comfortable bunk barn that sleeps up to 24 guests. Great for families and younger guests, but perhaps not for gran or your favourite aunt!
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
There are plenty of B&B's in the valley, with hotels in Skipton, Ilkley and Grassington which are all equidistant.
About The Priests House
With the stunning backdrop of Barden Tower, the Priests House is ideally located for a private and exclusive wedding and reception. The House is perfect for an intimate meal for up to 30 guests whilst the magnificent chapel can cater for up to 75.
The Priests house is a small, exclusive wedding venue in the heart of the fabulous Yorkshire Dales. With the magnificent backdrop of the grade 1 listed Barden Tower and the splendid Upper Wharfedale valley, this is a quite superb historical setting with fabulous views up and down the valley. As its name suggests, The Priests House was originally a 16th century chapel serving the Tower and the local area and consists of the House itself together with the newly renovated "Old Chapel".
The House itself is ideal for small, intimate ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for up to 30 guests with the ceremony in the Old Chapel and wedding breakfast in the House itself. Lovingly restored, it has retained many of the medieval features including the open fires, fabulous log beams, and quaint dressers. It is especially intimate in the darker months when the real fires and candles are fully lit and the lights are turned down...
The Old Chapel having stood empty for some 75 years has been sympathetically refurbished and brought back to its former glory. It can host ceremonies up to 90 guests and is ideal to also use for your wedding breakfast and evening reception venue too (capacity 75). We can also offer the Barden Bunk Barn on the other side of the Tower which provides accommodation for up to 24 guests.
The photo opportunities are endless, with superb backdrops of the ruin of the once magnificent tower on one side and the expanse of the Wharfedale valley on the other.