The historic Priests House

The historic Priests House - The House with the Tower in the background. Fabulous setting for those special wedding pictures.

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The Priests House
Barden Tower
Barden, Skipton
North Yorkshire
BD23 6AS

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01756 720 616


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The Priests House description

Wedding Venues / Wedding Venues / Party Venue / Funerals and Wakes / Team Building Venue

Medium (1-150)

The Priests House is located in the heart of the fabulous Wharfedale valley at the northern edge of the Bolton Abbey estate, considered by many to be amongst the most beautiful of the Yorkshire Dales areas.

With the magnificent backdrop of the 15th century Barden Tower this is one of the most historic of Yorkshire civil wedding venues. Steeped in history and charm, this totally unique house is surrounded by some of the best landscape the Yorkshire Dales can offer.

The Venue

The Priests House is an ideal venue for a very special, private function or celebration. This could be a medieval banquet, wedding, funeral, birthday or anniversary. Whatever the occasion, you will enjoy the privacy, the intimate ambience, the excellent menu and the totally relaxed and friendly service.

Smaller events up to 30 can use the House itself but we can accommodate up to 70 in the recently renovated "old chapel" beneath the House perfect for receptions, music nights, medieval banquets etc. It is a quite stunning and historic venue venue.

Venue suitability

This venue is suitable for the following uses:









Venue facilities

20 spaces

Within 20 meters




6 round tables, 6 rectangle tables

70 chairs



Yes - Manned

Other venue facilities

We are not a hotel, but do have the Barden Bunk Barn on site, literally on the other side of the Tower.
The Barn can accommodate up to 24 in four bedrooms, two bedrooms of four and two bedrooms of eight. One of the rooms of four could become a bridal room.

Ideal for guests who have potentially travelled a long way and want to make a weekend of it, families and the younger contingent wanting to carry on the evening!




Upcoming events are shown below:

Wedding show rounds

Thursday to Sunday (from 19 January 2019 to 1 January 2020)

Looking for a venue for your event? We are available to show you round and have a chat about your plans. There is nothing like actually seeing this fabulous venue and visualising your big day. Just drop us an email and we can sort out a mutually convenient time.

We look forward to seeing you.

Latest news:

new toilets

19 January 2019

Following the chapel refurbishment completed in June 2016, the one drawback was the lack of washrooms within easy reach. However, works commenced in January 2019 to build 3 new toilets plus a store room adjacent to the chapel. Hurray!

It is a 19 week project and should be completed in mid May 2019.  

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Thurs - Sun 01756 720616
Mon - Wed Mark 0785 9906746, Steve 07809 251785

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