Welcome to Thicket Priory, one of the UK’s finest venues

Shrouded in privacy for decades, Grade II-listed Victorian masterpiece Thicket Priory has now been lovingly restored to create one of North Yorkshire’s finest private houses for exclusive hire only.

Dating back to the 1840s and built by Edward Blore, most notable for his work on Buckingham Palace, Thicket Priory was until recently lived in by an order of nuns and sealed off from the outside world.

Today our sanctuary of tranquillity boasts 35 en-suite bedrooms, a magnificent Ballroom that can seat up to 200, a private chapel, 18 acres of grounds, a private lake, a boathouse and even a helipad. Meanwhile a myriad of mysterious stairs and doors will make it feel even more like a magical secret just waiting to be discovered. And yet we are only 15 minutes from historic York and just two hours from central London.


A romantic and ethereal country house, set in 18 acres of idyllic grounds and surrounded by a world class nature reserve, every wedding hosted at Thicket Priory is as unique as you are.

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Private Events

Thicket Priory offers an unparalleled, year-round setting for weddings, private parties and corporate events.

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Filming & Shoots

We are proud to have been chosen as the set for a number of inspirational photo-shoots and TV productions . Please get in touch to discuss your creative project.

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