Your Wedding at Principal York

At Principal York wedding couples have been celebrating their nuptials – and more recently tying the knot itself – for generations. Indeed, we have known three generations from the same family pose for their wedding photograph on the same spot of the grand staircase that sweeps down to the lobby.

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.

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.

Our Wedding Spaces

Oak room

A sense of occasion on a grand scale

In the early years of the last century, a new wing was added to the original hotel building. Known as the Klondyke Wine – because it opened in the same year as the famous gold rush – it boasts some of the grandest most beautifully crafted rooms in the entire hotel. Chief among these is the Oak room, which combines oak panels and decorative carvings with double-height sash windows and sweeping views of the hotel gardens and Minster.

Couples can exchange vows in the Oak room, which is licensed for ceremonies for up to 160; or raise a toast and tuck into a definitively romantic wedding breakfast for up to 100 people.

Crown & Wedgewood rooms

A charming mix of old and new

Sitting on the first floor of the hotel, and immediately above the Oak room, the Crown and Wedgewood rooms are elegant interiors that provide a neutral yet sophisticated ‘canvas’ in which to bring your wedding to life. Originally built for the great and the good of York to hold business and board meetings. The Crown is panelled and elegant, while the adjoining Wedgewood has ornate plaster decorations in an Adams style. Both will comfortably hold 80 people for a wedding ceremony or 50 for wedding breakfasts.

Couples can exchange vows in the Oak room, which is licensed for ceremonies for up to 160; or raise a toast and tuck into a definitively romantic wedding breakfast for up to 100 people.

Ebor room

For something intimate

The Ebor room. which is just off the lobby on the ground floor, overlooks the hotel’s landscaped gardens with a view of the Minster.

The Ebor is the perfect space for wedding breakfasts for up to 30 guests and for civil ceremonies seating up to 50.

At a glance

Set in three acres of landscaped English gardens, adjacent to York train station.

Beautiful backdrops for wedding photos.

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies.

Up to 250 guests for dinner and dancing.

Views to York Minster and the Roman walls.

Download our wedding brochure

Showcasing our nuptial offering

Wedding packages

Choose from an existing priced package, or we can create a bespoke package for your day

Sample Wedding breakfast

Perfect catering for your big day

Wedding Fayre 3 October 2021

In conjunction with Belle Bridal Magazine the Love&Luxe Show returns to The Principal York on 3 October.
Brides and grooms-to-be can indulge in over 80 of the region’s finest wedding creatives. With bridal fashion catwalk featuring the hottest designs from the region’s best boutiques.

2021 Availability

Weekend availability:

Friday 2 July
Sunday 11 July
Sunday 18July
Saturday 27 November

We have plenty of mid-week availability

2022 Availability

Weekend availability:

Saturday 5 March
Saturday 19March
Saturday 4June
Saturday 25 June
Saturday 9July
Saturday 23 July
Saturday 27 August
Saturday 10 September
Saturday 17 September
Saturday 24 September

mid-weeks are also available

Testimonials from our Bride & Grooms

Contact us and book a viewing

01904 653681