The Old Deanery is a Jacobean mansion in the very heart of Ripon, in the shadows of Ripon Cathedral. An independently owned wedding venue, with a small friendly team helping to organise your special day. In addition to the main function room, the building boasts a grand reception area (complete with a red-carpet entrance!), two smaller function rooms, 11 bedrooms and, of course, our magnificent grounds and gardens, perfect for photographs. The wedding photographs on this website were kindly supplied by Jane Beadnell Photography.
Take over this Jacobean mansion for your special day. Exclusive use includes all public areas, grounds, and gardens, providing so many stunning backdrops for photography. Plus our team to look after your every wish.
As an independently owned wedding venue, we can tailor-make every aspect of your day. We have a framework to relieve as much stress as possible, but tell us what you want and we’re sure we can help make it happen!
We are licenced for civil ceremonies in our function rooms, but we also work very closely with Ripon Cathedral. Many of our couples get married there and then arrive via the Red Carpet into The Old Deanery.
The Old Deanery is privately owned by Chris & Rebecca, with the expert help of manager, David Macdonald, & renowned Yorkshire chef, Stephanie Moon. Having taken the keys to the venue in September 2021, we are currently giving the house and gardens some TLC, with a view to re-opening for winter weddings and Christmas parties from November 2021. At present we do not have any plans to re-open as a hotel or restaurant, and will be available for exclusive use weddings and events only. We do plan on hosting a few public events, such as afternoon tea parties, to keep The Old Deanery accessible to local residents.
Our senior management team are made up of owners, Rebecca & Chris, with the expert help of manager, David Macdonald, who has a wealth of wedding experience, having run a similar wedding venue previously. We also have the awesome Stephanie Moon as our chef consultant, assisting with anything food and drink related!