Principal York Hotel Wedding Venue
Victorian Historic City Centre Hotel Wedding Venue
North Yorkshire, York
£5,000 - £10,000
Historic City Hotel, Licensed for Ceremonies
Outside Space for Wedding Photography, including York Minster
Stunning Victorian architecture
Three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens
Views out to the York Minster
Your big day will be elegant, glamorous and perfectly delivered
Prices & Key Facts
Price Band: ££ - £££
Typical Price: £7,500
Price Range: £5,000 - £10,000
Based on a typical wedding reception for 60 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.
Hire Price Range: £600 - £2,500
Per Person Price Range: £115 - £150
Guests for a ceremony: 220
Guest Capacity (min/max): 20 / 220
Guests for sit down meal: 20 - 220
Accommodation Rooms: 155
Accommodation Capacity: 155
About Principal York Hotel
This historical victorian hotel wedding venue in the City of York, licensed for civil ceremonies and available with outside space for your wedding photography. With views of York Minster, a stunning city hotel, within a historic setting.
The Principal York is the perfect wedding venue in York, indeed, couples have been celebrating their wedding nuptials – and more recently tying the knot itself – for generations.
Stunning Victorian architecture, three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and views out to the York Minster makes us a perfect setting for your wedding day in York.
The hotel boasts a beautiful array of spaces, including banqueting rooms licensed for your civil ceremony, an outdoor terrace for a Champagne reception and private dining rooms that seat from 30 to 250 guests.
Your dedicated wedding planner will help you realise your vision for the day, recommending the best photographers, florists and entertainment providers and liaising with them on your behalf, as well as working with our chefs to create your perfect menu. Your big day will be elegant, glamorous and perfectly delivered.
Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Jewish (Stage and Chuppah)
Unique & Unusual
Suitable for Asian Weddings
Suitable for Jewish Weddings
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
One wedding per day
Good Disabled Access
BBQ & Hog Roasts
Special Guides for Brides Offers
Evening Reception Package
The classic evening reception package includes: A glass of Prosecco arrival drink for each of your guests Our classic evening buffet menu, a selection of choice of hot and cold items Candelabras as centerpieces for your tables Classic silver cake stand for your wedding cake to be displayed White Post Box for your gifts and cards to be stored Welcome Mirror and easel White table linen and white napkins White chair covers Our resident DJ and dancefloor Dedicated banqueting manager throughout the evening Price per head : £55.00 per person Our evening reception package is based on a minimum of 60 guests.
Terms and conditions
This offer is available to book until 31st December 2024. A minimum number of 60 evening guests is required for this package. If the number goes below the required guests then we will need to charge for our minimum numbers or you may incur a room hire charge.
Intimate Wedding Package
Includes: Bespoke arrival drink Three course wedding breakfast from our classic menu with coffee and petit fours A glass of prosecco to toast the married couple Half bottle of house wine per person Chiavari chairs and white table linen Candelabras on each table Menu and place cards Exclusive use of the Snug for your drinks reception Post box for cards and gifts Banqueting manager to act as toastmaster Evening light bites buffet Pricing is from £105.00 per person. Any additional evening guests are charged at £20.00 per person. Package is based on a a minimum of 20 guests. You can upgrade your package and include your ceremony room hire if you wish to have your ceremony onsite with us, and an ivory isle runner for when walking down the aisle, for an additional £600.00.
Terms and conditions
This offer is available to book until 31st December 2024. A minimum number of 20 day guests and 40 evening guests is required for this package. If the number goes below the required guests then we will need to charge for our minimum numbers or you may incur a room hire charge.
Contact & Location
Principal York Hotel
Station Road, York, YO24 1AA, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Unfortunately we are not able to perform ceremonies outside but we do have lovely gardens and fountains for your wedding photos.
Yes we are licensed for civil ceremonies in our Crown, Wedgewood, Oak and Ebor rooms which range in size from 40 to 120 guests.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer exclusive use of our venue.
Yes we do allow you to bring your own wine and have corkage charges dependent on what you would be bringing and the quantity.
You are able to access to decorate your venue the morning of your wedding. However we are more than happy if you wanted to pass on your decorations/stationary/wedding favors to us and we can decorate the room for you.
Your evening reception will finish at midnight.
Confetti is allowed at the venue as long as it is biodegradable.
Yes we have a bridal suite that we provide to our couples.
Yes we have over 150 bedrooms at the Principal with a number of different room types for your guests.