Set in the shadows of Ripon Cathedral, the Old Deanery.
Room with a View

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Whether it be a big birthday bash, a small family christening or a celebratory wake – The Old Deanery and its friendly staff can meet every requirement. With 4 private dining rooms, a large bar/lounge and stunning gardens there is space for all celebrations, no matter how large or small.

Enjoy the comfort of your own dining room or hire out the whole of The Old Deanery, taking advantage of exclusive use and allowing for live bands, DJs & more!

The best way to see if we’re right for you is to come and see us. Ring ahead and book an appointment with our Events Manager – we’d be delighted to meet you & talk through your ideas.

Buffet Menu

Canapé Menu

Autumn & Winter Function Menu (September – February excl. December)

Spring & Summer Function Menu (March – August)

Vegan options available upon request

Afternoon tea and other catering options available, hog roast anyone?!

Please note: due to the extreme trading conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and continued restrictions indefinitely affecting our wedding & event trade, the Directors have made the difficult decision to cease trading at the end of our current lease period which would renew on 1st July 2021. As a result, we are unable to accept bookings after 30th June 2021.


Create a lasting memory in an historic venue

The Cathedral Dining Room

Our Cathedral Dining Room overlooks the neighbouring Ripon Cathedral and can seat up to 46 guests, or up to 80 guests with the adjoining Dean’s Dining Room open. Also perfect for smaller functions, allowing space for gift tables, buffet tables and any of your own touches you may like to make to the room. 

The Dean’s Dining Room

Our Dean’s Dining Room overlooks the stunning gardens to the rear and can be separated from the adjoining Cathedral Dining Room to create an intimate space for up to 34 guests, or opened up to seat up to 80 guests.

The Garden Room

Our Garden Room overlooks the magnificent gardens to the rear, with double doors opening on to the lawns. Seating up to 22 guests, you will have your own private access to the gardens and a lovely, light space for your guests.

The Sanctuary Room

Our Sanctuary Room is located away from the bar & lounge, providing a peaceful and airy space for up to 46 guests. Views of the Cathedral to one side and our gardens to the other.

The Bar & Lounge

Our Bar & Lounge provides a relaxing space for your guests prior to, or after your celebration with us. We stock a wide range of spirits, liqueurs, beers and a hand-picked wine list chosen by the General Manager, Chris. If the British weather holds up, the front terrace can be accessed through double doors.