Thirsk Lodge Barns, A Fabulous North Yorkshire Wedding Venue Full of Elegant, Rural Charm

Thirsk Lodge Barns - brides with her bridesmaids dressed all in white with a fairylights backdrop at this North Yorkshire wedding venue

I want to tell you about a really special wedding venue nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire’s serene countryside. Thirsk Lodge Barns provides a dreamy, romantic setting for couples seeking the perfect country wedding venue in the North of England.

This beautifully restored former working farm blends rustic elegance with luxurious modern touches, creating a relaxed and contemporary ambiance for your wedding day.

Imagine walking down the aisle in a breathtakingly beautiful and sensitively converted barn, adorned with twinkling fairy lights, where original features bring character and charm. A walled courtyard, with its vibrant climbing roses and hydrangeas framing a historic olive tree, offers a picturesque setting for your vows or for capturing those first moments as a married couple as you spill outside in merriment with your guests.

The barn’s floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the ceremony space in glorious natural light and a strong sense of connection to the stunning surrounding landscapes of North Yorkshire and the Hambleton Hills.

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I truly do know all of this, because I’ve been to Thirsk Lodge Barns and can speak first hand of the beauty and warm welcome that awaits there. It’s a complete gem.

I recently chatted with Letty Hunter Bell, the owner of Thirsk Lodge Barns, to find out more about this beautiful spot that I encourage all couples looking for the perfect North Yorkshire wedding venue to consider. Let’s find out more…
Thirsk Lodge Barns North Yorkshire Wedding Venue Jo Bradbury Photography

What sets Thirsk Lodge Barns apart as such a special wedding venue?

Initially a quintessential working farm, Thirsk Lodge Barns has undergone a remarkable transformation with much love poured in to renovating it into the blossoming luxury wedding and events venue it is today. This transformation has sensitively preserved the site’s rustic soul while breathing contemporary new life, elegance and comfort into the heart of the venue, making it an exceptional choice for couples seeking a blend of tradition and modernity for their special day. We really are very proud of Thirsk Lodge Barn, and everything it represents.

The venue’s magic lies not just in its picturesque setting and beautiful architecture, but also in its unique spatial design. Thirsk Lodge Barns has a series of interconnected spaces that maintain their distinct characteristics.

This ingenious layout allows for a fluid and organic transition throughout the wedding day, from the ceremony in a gorgeous barn setting, to an intimate reception under the stars in the courtyard. The design ensures that each part of the celebration maintains its own ambiance and charm while contributing to a cohesive and harmonious overall experience. We love it when couples visit for a viewing as we can walk them through these wonderful spaces – which our couples fall in love with every time.

Meticulous attention to detail has been given to interior design. Every detail, from the ambient lighting to the layout of each space, has been thoughtfully curated to enhance the experience of the couple and their guests.

The venue’s team of dedicated professionals works tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of the day aligns with the each couple’s unique vision. We want to create an atmosphere at every single wedding of romance and joy.

Thirsk Lodge Barns isn’t just a venue; it’s a canvas for your dream wedding. With spacious, intimate and characterful interconnected spaces, your wedding day will flow effortlessly from ceremony to celebration.

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Can you describe any breath-taking views or scenic backdrops that couples and their guests can enjoy while celebrating at Thirsk Lodge Barns?

As we are nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, Thirsk Lodge Barns is quite literally surrounded by gorgeous countryside with views towards the Hambleton Hills.

Thirsk Lodge Barns features a beautiful, walled courtyard adorned with climbing roses and hydrangeas, all centred around a large 200-year-old olive tree, and a wild meadow that bridges the gap between our manicured lawns and the rural fields beyond.

Our couples really are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful locations at Thirsk Lodge Barns, where they can have beautiful, meaningful, intimate portrait shots taken.

How does Thirsk Lodge Barns create a sense of romance and intimacy for wedding celebrations?

The entire venue loans itself to beautiful, intimate moments and celebrations. The majestic, old, red brick barn retains many of its original features and a wall of fairy lights provides the most romantic backdrop for both ceremonies and evening receptions.

Best of all, couples are very welcome to use real candles on their tables in the dining room – you’d be surprised how many venues don’t allow this. That mix of the old-world barn with all it’s twinkling lights and the candlelit dinners – it’s just magic, and it feels so very intimate and special.
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Floor to ceiling windows create a natural, warm feel and a connection to the spectacular outdoor surroundings.

A thoughtfully designed ‘VIP Room’ gives couples a moment together straight after the ceremony, to soak in that newly married feeling before being congratulated by all their guests.

Do you work with local suppliers to showcase the best of sustainable and locally sourced wedding offerings?

At Thirsk Hall Farms, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability and supporting the local community. Situated just two miles from the charming market town of Thirsk in North Yorkshire, we are ideally positioned to collaborate with a variety of local suppliers, which allows us to showcase the finest, locally sourced offerings for weddings, ranging from fresh, seasonal food to unique, handcrafted decorations.

Being part of the wider North Yorkshire area, we have access to an array of high-quality, sustainable and seasonal resources. We work closely with local food and flower farmers, artisans, and businesses to ensure that each wedding is not only a reflection of each couple’s personal tastes, but also a celebration of the best the region has to offer. Whether it’s locally grown flowers, artisanal foods, or bespoke items created by skilled craftsmen, our partnerships with these suppliers allow us to provide a wedding experience that is both luxurious and eco-friendly.

Our approach not only enhances the authenticity and charm of the weddings that we host, but also contributes positively to the local economy and environment – and we’re really proud of this.
Thirsk Lodge Barns North Yorkshire Wedding Venue Amy Katherine

How does Thirsk Lodge Barns go above and beyond to create precious, memorable experiences for your couples and their guests?

At Thirsk Lodge Barns, we’re not just about hosting weddings; we’re about creating beautiful, precious memories that last a lifetime. Our team is genuinely passionate about bringing your dream wedding to life. We love what we do, and there’s nothing more rewarding for us than seeing your vision come together.

What really sets us apart is that we don’t rush our events. We don’t host weddings on a back-to-back basis; this means you can come in the day before your big day, take your time setting up, and really make the space your own. It’s important to us that you never feel hurried.

Getting to know you, your family, and your friends in the lead-up to your wedding is something we cherish. It’s not just about the day itself; it’s about building a connection and understanding what makes your relationship special. This way, we can make sure every detail reflects who you are as a couple. It’s these personal touches that turn a beautiful day into an unforgettable experience.
Thirsk Lodge Barns North Yorkshire Wedding Venue ©GeorginaHarrisonPhotography CC 226

Enquire With Thirsk Lodge Barns

Thirsk Lodge Barns would love to hear from you if you are planning a wedding in North Yorkshire. Kindly get in touch with our team and book a tour – we can’t wait to welcome you!

Thirsk Lodge Barns
Newsham Road

EMAIL: enquiries@thirsklodgebarns

TELEPHONE: 01845 – 591 158


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.