Top Tips to Wedding Planning from Bedern Hall

Wedding_YorkWeddings have a high expectation of being the best day of many people’s lives, which in turn, can result in producing the most stressful day of many people’s lives. Our team have been helping guide people through this special day for many years, and together have narrowed it down to what we believe are the most important tips to planning your perfect day.

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Love a Little Later at Bedern Hall

Wedding postponement package

Our hearts go out to all couples that have had to postpone their 2020 wedding due to the current COVID-19 crisis. Therefore here at Bedern Hall, we have come up with a one-size-fits-all solution!

When you’ve had to delay the big day, Bedern Hall can help with the perfect postponement package, helping you to rescue the day and save you time, stress and money

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Behind the scenes of Tuesday Social: Hosting a business event in York

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We’re delighted to welcome the Pick & Mix Marketing team as our guest bloggers this month. Pick & Mix Marketing, York’s leading social media marketing agency, have partnered with us for a number of years now helping to market Bedern. The team recently hosted their very first networking event, Tuesday Social, here in the Hall. Why did they choose our venue and what was involved in the preparation? Here is a glimpse behind the scenes…

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Weddings- We’re not cheap, nor are we expensive

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From Roger Lee, Director and Resident Chef…

I recently showed 2 people around the Hall and both said “What a fabulous place for a wedding how much does it cost to hire?”

I told them that it cost £995 for exclusive use of the Hall for a wedding ceremony and reception.

One said, “That sounds expensive”

The other said, “Actually I think that’s cheap!”

So what to do?!

Well, we’d prefer the phrase ‘value for money’ rather than ‘cheap’, because we may charge less than many other venues but we certainly do not do ‘cheap and cheerful.’

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Hall Histories: Excavation and Restoration

Bedern Excavation and Restoration

Our Hall Histories series is back with Bedern’s return to Medieval splendour. We explore the work of York Archaeological Trust in the 1970s and Bedern Hall’s restoration.

1971. After almost 20 years as the home of Wright’s pork butchers, Bedern has been singled out for development. The City of Council has decided that it’s time for the industrial buildings to go and York’s history to be uncovered.

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Hall histories: The butcher, the baker… and not quite the candlestick maker

bakerWith this month’s edition of Hall Histories, it’s time to return to the early 20th century. We’re discovering the businesses that called Bedern Hall home.

1918. The bakery firm, G.E Bartons has taken over Bedern Hall and made a fair few alterations. What was once an elegant Medieval dining room and a disease-ridden slum has become a hive of industry. A coach house for the horses delivering grains and bread now stands near the Minster yard. The entrance from Goodramgate is covered though- a passageway built to the 16th century gatehouse still stands. If locals milling around town don’t smell the bread, they might not realise Bartons is there.

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How to choose a meeting, conference or event venue in York: 10 tips

York conference venue

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York’s location in the middle of the UK, thriving tourism industry and array of transport and technology businesses make it a fantastic place for meetings, conferences and events. But with so many historic halls, function rooms and hotels to choose from, how do you settle on the right space for you and your delegates? We’ve got 10 tips for how to choose a meeting, conference or event venue in York.

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Hall Histories: Squashed into slums



Step back into Victorian York as we uncover the Bedern slums in York. It’s this month’s edition of Hall Histories, sharing stories of the building’s captivating past.


Once a fine college home to the highest in York society, Bedern has declined until it is one of the least respectable places in the city.


1852. Immigrants from Ireland have come to York after the great potato famine. They’re desperately seeking shelter, but with Bedern now divided into tenement buildings, they can’t expect much.

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