What’s on at Bedern Hall – Events in York

Springtime offer for Business Meetings


With daffodils blooming in our courtyard and garden terrace, spring is firmly in the air at Bedern Hall, providing a tranquil haven for productive business meetings in the heart of York’s bustling city centre.

And with our Spring Promotion, you can now experience our stunning medieval venue and our outstanding corporate service, for less, for all events held before the end of May 2016.

Book for a conference, meeting or seminar with lunch or dinner for 12 people at Bedern Hall this spring and you will receive two complimentary places.

For every event for 24 or more delegates, take four places free and 10% off room hire. We can also make arrangements for larger group deals.

Situated just a short 10-minute walk from York train station, Bedern Hall is equipped for private and business entertaining, small conferences, meetings, seminars and exhibitions. Our recently renovated conference room provides free Wi-Fi fibre optic broadband, electronically operated blackout blinds and space for AV equipment.

We believe that food should be part of the event, not just 'fuel'; served in a manner that stimulates conversation and allows work to flow. Our conference catering is second to none; we change the menu seasonally and use produce from our own gardens to include dishes, such as Spicy Parsnip Soup. Fresh cafetiere coffee, handmade biscuits and fresh fruit are included in all bookings.

We’d love you to join us for our free Bedern Hall Foundation Lecture on Thursday 17 March from 6pm to 8pm, where you can discover more about our new vision for the Hall that encompasses education, preservation and accessibility.


Bedern Hall enjoys success at Yorkshire tourism awards

What a night for Bedern Hall at the recent Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards in Leeds, the annual celebration of the very best of the tourism industry throughout Yorkshire.
We scooped a Highly Commended Award in the Business Tourism category at the ceremony held at the First Direct Arena and attended by more than 1,000 finalists and special guests.

White Rose Awards Highly Commended

In presenting the Award, the judges revealed that they were captivated by Bedern Hall, describing it as a beautiful gem of a meeting place in York, ideal for those seeking a smaller location with a special atmosphere.

Bedern Hall’s Director Roger Lee attended the event and was thrilled with the prestigious accolade, commenting: “This is wonderful recognition and demonstrates that a small business with relatively limited resources can punch above its weight by providing exceptional service.”

“As a non-profit business, we face continuing challenges especially in a period of austerity. However, we have recognised and acted on customer feedback to ensure that we keep ahead of demand. Highly Commended Awards are only given by the White Rose Awards judges where special recognition is deserved so we’re delighted to receive such an accolade in a category filled with other brilliant finalists.”

The Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards, run by official tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire, are the biggest tourism awards in the UK and have recognised tourism stars for more than 25 years.

Make summer last longer with our meetings and conferences offer

Summer Meetings and Conferences at Bedern Hall York

This stonebuilt 14th century Hall provides a cool, stimulating and unusual working environment, and we offer flexible in–house catering with the emphasis on all that’s best for the season – some of which will come from our own gardens.

Medieval meets Modern at Bedern Hall, with fibre broadband available via WiFi free of charge.

Meetings and Conferences in York

Cool meeting rooms at Bedern Hall

Meeting and Conferences in York

Sunny Courtyard cafe at Bedern Hall

For meetings and conferences booked and held before the end of September, we'll round off the day for you with either FREE homemade lemonade or strawberries and cream.



If you are planning a series of events, why not take advantage of our Bedern Foundation Membership?  As an Enterprise or Corporate Member you can take advantage of reduced cost and even free meeting room hire!  Read more here...

Celebrate summer with Afternoon Tea in York

What could be more  English than a  traditional Afternoon Tea in York?

Served in the historic surroundings of Bedern Hall, it becomes even more special.

With our small but professional team of staff, Afternoon Tea at Bedern Hall is the perfect opportunity for friends and family to get together and celebrate that special occasion.


  • Enjoy your pre-wedding celebrations
  • Invite family and friends to your Baby Shower with the abundance of cakes and pastries our Afternoon Tea provides.
  • A birthday, anniversary, graduation day or just simply celebrating something special to you!
  • An afternoon out with friends.

Whatever the occasion, Afternoon Tea can be a great way to celebrate at Bedern Hall.

We are running 3 Afternoon Tea events at the Hall on Wednesdays 12th, 19th, and 26th August from 2.30pm to 5.00pm.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To view our menu and to reserve a table Here