If you wanted to hear first-hand what a wedding at Thicket Priory is like, I’ve put together a collection of testimonials with a few from each season…


Lauren & Tom – Mr & Mrs Mason 21.05.22

“I dont really know where to start …
We viewed many wedding venues all over the country but as soon as we went to thicket we knew it was the one.

The venue itself is unreal. So many of these historic wedding venues have a dodgy red carpet and dated bedroms but at Thicket everything is modern yet timeless, instragramable but also practical … a bride’s dream!

Every bedroom has been designed beautifully and there are so many little details around the venue which make your wedding day extra special. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue & the rooms were.

Although we fell in love with Thicket for the beauty, what we didn’t know was how amazing the staff were going to be…. Becca was an absolute dream from start to finish, supportive, so kind & understanding throughout. We had Becca was with us from start to finish and I can hand on heart say we couldn’t have had a better person organise & run the day for us. Thicket think of every little detail and I’m forever grateful to Becca & Jess for giving us the best weekend of our lives.

Our love for Thicket Priory will always be there, the best wedding venue with the best staff.”

Amy Lou Photography

Catherine & Craig – Mr & Mrs Batty 01.04.23

“For years I’d heard people describe their wedding day as the best day of their lives, and truthfully I’d always thought it must be an exaggeration, until I got married at Thicket Priory in April 2023. It truely was the best weekend of our lives.

Anna and the team are incredible, a huge asset to the stunning venue. Nothing was too much to ask, and Anna put my mind at ease from the moment we met her to view Thicket Priory for the first time. We booked the wedding on a relatively short time frame (4 months before the wedding), and Anna was unflappable!

As a wedding planner myself to say I’m particular is an understatement, but Thicket delivered in every area. With a number of catering options to choose from (which many venues don’t offer you), we felt like we had control over what to serve, how it would be served, and the price point we wanted to work to, (would highly recommend Nomad Catering by James Brown). The bedrooms are all unique and kept to an incredibly high standard, the bar is very reasonably priced (especially to say they have you as a captive audience so could charge a fortune!), the grounds are second to none, the number of options for where to get married is a luxury many places can’t offer, and the team are just the BEST (cannot stress this enough).

If you’re looking for somewhere beautiful to gather your loved ones under one roof for a couple of nights, stop looking and book Thicket Priory. You will not be disappointed! X”

Neil Jackson Photography

Chloe & Ollie – Mr & Mrs Norton-Lamb 08.04.23

“Thicket was the dream wedding venue and I could not recommend them enough. What really makes Thicket so special is the amazing team there. Anna (and the whole team) are brilliant at their jobs and really made the whole process so special and as easy and stress free as possible. From the initial meeting to our wedding day they were attentive, there to answer questions and guide us to the right suppliers. They’re just a great laugh to be around too. Anna was there with me the whole way and made planning our wedding so much easier. Nothing was too much and she always knew what to say!

The venue itself is stunning and we loved being able to offer our guests rooms. The attention to detail is excellent and the whole place has been so thoughtfully finished.

Thicket is a very special place with a dream team. Thank you so much for the best day of our lives x”

Carla McLaren

Amy & Steve – Mr & Mrs Lee 15.04.23

“Honestly cannot recommend Thicket Priory enough! I know everyone says that their wedding day is the best day of their lives but ours honestly was – it was such a magical weekend and Thicket Priory had a HUGE part to play in this! Becca and the team were / are so amazing! We fell in love with Thicket from our first virtual (covid) tour, it ticked all of our criteria for our wedding and more! We really couldn’t fault anything! We want to do our wedding weekend again and again!!”

Photography by Charli


Richard & Danielle – Mr & Mrs Ogle 26.08.23

“What a wonderful venue Thicket Priory is. The attention to detail on the house and grounds is amazing and just leads to the best experience for your wedding day. The staff here are also an amazing team who cannot do enough to make your day special.”

Sally T Photography

Holly & Callum –Mr & Mrs Stoddart 22.07.23

“We cannot – CANNOT – recommend Thicket Priory more highly for your wedding. From our initial viewing right through to the day and all the support afterwards – the Thicket team have been phenomenal. Anna, Becca and the entire team feel like family and without a doubt gave our day so much magic – words can’t explain how brilliant they’ve been. The venue itself is fabulous – it’s unique and has so many little quirks: the little pantries, the haberdashery room, steamers for the wedding dress, handwritten room keys and personalised directions to find where your staying, and of course the hidden door! We had total freedom to use the space and create the setting that we wanted. We had a typical Yorkshire summer weather (rain all weekend!) but the venue is such that we didn’t need to go outside and could move through the venue without any need to be outside. And the team! Wow. They are a knock out. They gave us ideas and suggestions without any pressure of how we should plan our day. They made the whole planning process fun and even better, once we arrived on the Friday didn’t have to lift a finger and could fully relax into the wedding. We can’t thank our Thicket family enough for making our wedding weekend so so so magical.”

Lisa & Leon – Mr & Mrs Chang 20.06.23

“We were blown away when we first visited Thicket Priory- it was an absolute fairy tale castle with incredible character and lovely details- each room was gorgeous and the team were incredible at making our planning process and wedding day superb! Could not recommend them enough!”

Carla McLaren


Sarah & Kevin – Mr & Mrs Boamah 27.10.21

“Every newly engaged couple in the country should know about this venue! It was the first venue we happened upon and we fell in love immediately. The building, grounds, room decor, range of ceremony spaces and exclusivity make it unbeatable. In our opinion there is nothing of this calibre available in the UK.

We were able to celebrate our marriage here in October 2021 having postponed due to covid. We were able to postpone with ease and the staff at the venue were always fair and understanding at such an uncertain time.

Everything about the planning and the day was perfect. Anna helped us plan every detail (down to the time my mum was due to have her buttonhole fastened on the wedding morning) so that on the day everything was seamless. The whole of the staff were a dream and made sure we had nothing else to think about on the day other than our marriage. They were working so hard in the background to talk with all our vendors and keep the day running smoothly! All of our guests and vendors alike kept commenting on how helpful the venue staff were and how this made the whole event so much easier!

We could never put into words just what the team at Thicket have given to us. It’s the kind of wedding we never imagined possible and we’re forever indebted to Anna and the team. They really are the best at what they do and Thicket will forever have a piece of our hearts!”

Aaron Jeffels

Alexandra & Anthony – Mr & Mrs Owens 28.10.23

“If you’re looking for a unique, magical, utterly stunning wedding venue – then stop looking, you’ve found it. We cannot recommend Thicket Priory more, from our first show around, we were blown away by the beauty and character of the venue, and even more so, how friendly and helpful the staff are.
Our wedding coordinator Jess was amazing in every way, happy to deal with my thousands of questions, never made us feel like anything was too much trouble, and gave us so much helpful advice which proved invaluable to helping our day run as smoothly as possible.
The benefit of being able to have the venue for 2 days is brilliant, it meant we could spend so much time with our guests and haven’t come away worrying there were people we didn’t get chance to speak to.
Every guest has told us how blown away they were by the venue and staff.
Just a simply perfect wedding venue, we can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us.”

Simon Hird Weddings

Melissa & Oliver – Mr & Mrs Fields 30.09.23

“Thicket Priory is a dream come true and everything we could ever have hoped for from a wedding venue. From our very first meeting to our last, we were made to feel so at home, and they did everything to make it perfect for us. Not only is it gorgeous but the staff are exceptional, and it really is a dream when you’re there. We couldn’t recommend it more!”

Lucy Henzell Photography


Gina & Matt – Mr & Mrs Marshall 15.02.23

“Best decision we ever made was picking Thicket Priory as our wedding venue! The staff, the venue and the day was absolutely out of this world and everything we could have dreamed for! Anna, our wedding coordinator was just amazing, she was there through the entire process from the initial booking to the morning we left helping and guiding along the way, thank you so much for all you did! 🤍

We couldn’t recommend this venue more if we tried! Wish we could do it all again, best day ever!!! Xx”

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Clare & Steve – Mr & Mrs Haley 10.12.22

“This was the first venue we looked at and we didn’t need to look elsewhere. From the initial contact to the actual wedding, nothing was too much trouble for Becca and the whole team. The Priory is magnificent, it takes your breath away. The attention to detail was outstanding. It’s a home from home for the duration of your wedding and you are not sharing it with anyone else apart from your guests. If you want a 5* wedding in a magical venue, look no further.”

Carla McLaren

Steph & Matt – Mr & Mrs Minshall 18.12.21

“Simply magical. No better way to describe this place. They made the entire Priory feel like it was ours for the weekend. And they were so amazing to work with. The staff was so friendly and hospitable and the management is so welcoming and personable but also professional. This place will always feel like a slice of home to us now. If you want the most amazing, impressive, and unforgettable experience, stop looking anywhere else and book this place now.”

Dan McCourt

If you are dreaming of having your own fairytale wedding at Thicket Priory after hearing about all our beautiful couples’ experiences, please do get in touch HERE. We do have some dates still available for 2025 and 2026.

With love,
Lil xXx