Weddings at Jervaulx Abbey

Jervaulx Abbey is a exclusive and naturally stunning wedding venue, with wild flowers already decorating the ruins. The nature and natural beauty of these historic ruins lends itself perfectly for a romantic setting. Due to the current laws in England it is not possible to legally get married outside, but luckily we have a beautiful, fully-licensed room at the Jervaulx Abbey Tearoom and during 2020 we are building a oak framed structure within the Abbey which will also be licensed for the legal ceremonies.
This privately run venue is the perfect place to make beautiful memories, also knowing that you have contributed to the preservation of the Abbeys future.  You will be working alongside Anna, youngest daughter of Ian who owns the Abbey.  With extensive knowledge of the wedding world of suppliers, with help from our wedding cake business Where the Ribbon Ends.

Legal Ceremonies

We currently have a room licensed at our tearoom to complete the legal part of marriage.  Our Summer House structure is due to be completed by the end of 2020, this will offer the perfect location to perform the legal part of your wedding ceremony.

In England, currently, the legal part of marriage must be within a licensed building.
Anna will be able to advise all options for this.


Blessings in the Abbey

A unique setting to hold a civil ceremony or blessing. After your ceremony why not move onto your welcome drinks within the Abbey – all your guests can enjoy the idyllic surroundings and soak up the atmosphere, and whilst your guests soak up the romantic setting, you can capture your wedding day with some photographs around the Abbey, keeping off the walls at all times.





At Jervaulx Abbey we have 3 sites available to hire for your marquee/teepee/yurt, whatever you choose, whatever your wedding party size. Two paddocks and an area at the front of the Abbey provide a beautiful backdrop to your special day.

‘Whether you have had a church service and then to the Abbey or had your blessing here, you and your guests can enjoy the abbey grounds with welcome drinks and a chance to explore these beautiful ruins.  With plenty of photo opportunities for you and your guests, the abbey creates a natural entertainment.  After a few hours of enjoying drinks and canapés, of which your caterer would provide.  The party would move onto the marquee for the wedding breakfast and toast.  Sunset offers a great chance to return back to the Abbey for some more photos with beautiful light cast throughout the windows of the abbey.  Music and drinks will continue, carriages are at midnight.




Email us for more information and to book an appointment

We have many packages available, and we’d encourage you to have a site visit to discuss all options.  Organising a outdoor wedding may seem daunting, but we are here to help and assist, it’s a personal journey and Jervaulx Abbey is a remarkable place for such occasion.

To help you along with your event we have previous knowledge and experience on all aspects of outdoor events such as hiring of marquees, teepees, caterers, cake makers and decorators, florists, photographers etc. which we can pass on to you to make your special day an enjoyable and successful one.



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