Crayke Manor is a Tudor Manor House, built in 1620 and considered to be one of the most beautiful homes in North Yorkshire. Sitting in its own 17 meadowy acres, you’ll have an amazing sense of privacy and privilege when staying here.
The estate includes a Dutch covered barn, perfect for weddings and parties. They’ve hosted many weddings and large social events in the relatively short time it has been available for hire. Guests have enjoyed tailoring the occasion to suit their tastes; dressing-up the covered barn, erecting marquees in the meadows, even hosting silent discos on the lawns.
Crayke Manor is 10 miles from York, with London reachable in under 2 hours.
Crayke Manor is a DIY venue.
They provide the most wonderful setting and platform for a couple to stage their own bespoke wedding event – leaving you to choose the caterers you want and how you wish to dress the Barn – or leave it in its’ simple, rustic unadorned beauty.
They don’t charge corkage, neither do they insist on any preferred suppliers – but they’d be happy to provide a list of suppliers that previous couples have used, from caterers to florists, from musicians to pop-up bars.
As part of this chilled, rustic vibe, couples can book the venue for a few days – a day to set-up, a day to wed and a day to wind-down and enjoy post-party. Outside the busier summer months, a 2 day option is available – and perhaps suitable for smaller, more intimate weddings of under 50 guests.
Couples can seek extra help on co-ordination or design with the help of a wedding planner and they can happily recommend from a tried and tested selection on request.
We have a license to conduct wedding ceremonies either outside on the front, South-facing lawn or in one of 5 covered areas, including inside the Manor (for more intimate weddings) and the Dutch Barn. My favourite spot is under the front porch, which faces onto the lawns!
Absolutely. You have total carte blanche to cherry-pick all your favourites; the caterers, the drink supplies and bar staff, how the barn is draped and dressed. But we will gladly provide a list of different local and reputable suppliers for you to sample and choose from, if you don't have your own.
Yes, the barn and the Manor are one. In the high season, you'll have the Manor, barn and grounds for 3 nights. Plenty of time to really turn the wedding into a most memorable event.
Well, what's different is that every wedding at the Manor is different, because every couple gets the chance to stage the wedding of their dreams. There's no 'menu' to choose from. Your choice is as limited as your own imagination. And everyone you invite gets the chance to share in that dream event with you.
We only started hiring the Estate out for weddings 5 years ago - but already, we are becoming known as the most amazing venue for bespoke weddings in Yorkshire. I didn't really know anything about Instagram until one couple started #craykemanor - where there's a burgeoning source of inspiration for future couples to explore.