in Upper Wensleydale

Music by Andy Clark Piano 07849 964711

Marrying in church is a wonderful, personal and spiritual experience. Here in Upper Wensleydale, our prayer and desire is that your wedding day would truly be the special one that you have planned and longed for. We have a choice of beautiful and historic buildings within which your service can be celebrated, each one offering something unique, but all set in the most stunning surroundings of the North Yorkshire Dales countryside. The ceremony and celebration of the day is a key focus for your new life together and we hope to do all we can to ensure that it a memorable one for you, your family and friends, reflecting who you are and filled with love, joy and hope for the future; this begins the moment you make your initial enquiry. Many of our couples live outside of the Dale and become what we call our ‘extended family’ as we establish friendships that make such a difference to the experience of the day and also last beyond it. It’s always a joy to be able to meet our couples again and in some cases meet their children and even celebrate a baptism or a service of thanksgiving for a birth. There are a number of acclaimed reception venues close by and we all work closely together to ensure that your day is all that you would wish it to be. General Information about getting married in church and ideas for music and readings can be found on the national Church of England website:. We invite all of our couples to contribute to the picture gallery and to leave a comment about their experience of their Wensleydale Wedding with us. We hope that you might find our current selection below helpful. If you wish to pursue the thought of holding your special day in one of our churches then please get in touch using the contact form at the bottom of the page and may God bless you in all your preparations.

Our Churches

St Oswald's, Askrigg

Located in the heart of the popular village of Askrigg with a capacity for 250 guests. A grade one listed building with a tower of six bells that can be rung for your wedding.

St Margaret's, Hawes

Set in the popular market town of Hawes. A Victorian building with a capacity for 250 guests

St Mary and St John's Hardraw

The church is situated beside the tumbling waters of Hardraw beck. Medium capacity venue with seating up to 100 guests.

St Matthew's Stalling Busk

An intimate church holding up to 40 guests. Stunning views from this tiny village over Raydale down to Semerwater.

Reception Venues
in Upper Wensleydale

Yorebridge House Hotel

Yorebridge House is a Victorian grade II listed, former Headmaster’s House and School in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Voted the most romantic hotel in the UK, we pride ourselves on creating the most amazing day you will never forget!"

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Simonstone Hall

Simonstone Hall is a unique 15th Century Country House set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The hotel stands in its own splendid grounds with spectacular, unrivalled views across the dale and surrounding fells.

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Other Links

Malcolm Carruthers -Organist

Please contact Malcolm for your wedding music requirements at any of our Benefice Churches


Andy Clark Piano-Wedding Pianist and Vocalist

For all your reception music requirements
“Andy is absolutely amazing! He set the scene as soon as our guests walked into the room and filled it with a wonderful atmosphere.”
(Kate & Simon, Llyndir Hall Hotel)


Shannon McIntyre -Feather & Fern Florists

Shannon is fully qualified in events floristry and styling. Her inspiration comes from colours and scents, making individual and unique arrangements and seeing the smiles of the receiver!
Feather & Fern, Town Foot: Hawes : North Yorkshire : DL8 3NH

Tel: 078079 12985

Sarah Jane Photography

I love relaxed, laid back weddings and offer natural photography, which tells the story of your day through authentic moments, whilst leaving you completely at ease allowing you to enjoy your day.


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