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…
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.’
We’ve recently had the pleasure of hosting some fabulously festive Christmas weddings here at Bedern Hall. What’s the secret to making a seasonal wedding spectacular?
This yuletide at Bedern Hall, we’ll be opening our doors to visitors of two very different kinds. Whether you’re up for a ghost hunt or pining for a Christmas wreath, come and join in the festivities at our beautiful Medieval hall.
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.
Whatever your occasion, be it a wedding, family birthday- or dare we say it -Christmas party, it’s important to get your venue just right. But how do you choose in York? With everything from historic churches to trendy bars, here are a few things to consider in selecting a superb setting.
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.
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.
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.
Our Hall Histories series continues with a closer look at York vicars behaving badly… When you book your business meeting or afternoon tea here, you won’t forget the scandalous stories of those who called Bedern Hall home.
Medieval York. The intense cloistered life of the vicars is taking its toll and several have started to stray. Word has it that William Burdcleuer has been keeping a woman, despite strict instruction to stay celibate. To make matters worse, she was spotted out in the centre of York after curfew with their two children. The scandalous reputation of the vicars choral spreads across the city well beyond Bedern Chapel on Bartle Garth.
Bedern Hall may be a beautiful wedding and conference venue today, but it also has a fascinating past. In this series of Hall Histories, we explore some of the stories of people who dined, worked and lived here over the centuries. Join us as we step back into 15th century Medieval York…
1400. Singers gather in the centre of the Vicars Choral college off of Goodramgate for their evening meal.
The hall is large with soaring timber beams and high stone walls. A roaring open fire provides much-needed warmth after a day of services in the Minster. Its smoke fills the air and drifts up to the rafters of the hall’s majestic oak roof.
Beautiful flowers are blooming in the Bedern garden and the smell of hot cross buns is in the air! Spring is upon us and we have lots of exciting events on our calendar for you to enjoy. From an Easter flower workshop to a new art exhibition, read on to find out more.