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13 Yorkshire wedding venues you can view from home (Video and virtual wedding venue tours)

You might be stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t view virtual wedding venue tours of your prospective Yorkshire wedding venues!

In these unprecedented times technology is helping us continue most activities without interruption. But there are some things you just need to do in person. Like walk around the place you want to get married.

Well, guess what – you can do that online too! Plenty of helpful wedding coordinators have pulled out their phones and recorded walk throughs of their wedding venues to give you a decent idea of how your wedding might feel.

But not every venue has done a tour, and it can be difficult to find the ones who have… so, seeing as I have no weddings to photograph at the moment, I’ve spent some time pulling together a list of Yorkshire wedding venue virtual tours!

Drumroll please!
(Silence, hmm, drummer must be at home on lock down. OK, just imagine one)

Thicket Priory video tour

South east of York, amazing country house set in 18 acres

The best example I’ve seen so far!

They have a virtual wedding venue tour page on their website,
but their facebook live posts are the best way to have a walk around.

A whole series including tours of the bedrooms, the chapel, outside, inside – these are fantastic and a greeat way to get a feel of the venue and the people who work there!

This is the first video of the “Live tours with Anna” series: https://www.facebook.com/thicketpriory/videos/247532809704878/

the normans wedding venue

The Normans virtual viewings

an amazingly beautiful farm/ barn luxury wedding venue at Bilbrough to the west of York

No live videos to view online, but they are holding virtual viewings.

You can send them an email and schedule and appointment to have a virtual tour via Whatsapp or facetime.

Link to their contact form: https://thenormansweddings.co.uk/contact

Ox Pasture Hall 360 experience

A country house hotel venue in North York Moors near Scarbrough

With amazing views, and a barn for people who want a barn wedding, and very dog friendly!

Again no live videos here, but they have a great interactive 360 experience of their venue here: oxpasture.digitalzest.co.uk/vt/

This is a link to their website: www.oxpasturehallhotel.com/weddings

ox pasture hall virtual tour

Allerton Castle virtual wedding venue viewing

A proper fairytale castle! a very fancy and exclusive place - between Harrogate and York

Allerton Castle have done a fantastic job with this video – so much information, and a really good practical tour of the whole place.

It wasn’t very easy to find though – not linked to from their website or facebook pages, I found this video on a wedding venue directory.

Link to wedding video
Link to their website

Wharfedale Grange virtual wedding venue tour

between Leeds and Harrogate overlooking the grounds of Harewood House it is a luxury farmhouse and barn type of venue

No video or virtual tour to view on rtheir wesbite, but you can email them to arrange a Facetime virtual tour: [email protected]

Their website does have a good range of photos of the various areas too.

Link to Wharfedale Grange website

Bunny Hill virtual 360 tour

stunning luxury wedding barn venue near Market Weighton

Unfortunately no live videos on their Facebook page, but they do have a good floor plan and virtual 360 tour on their website.

360 tour link

Website link

Chilli Barn wedding venue virtual tour

Otley, West Yorkshire - a really beautiful relaxed and fun festival type venue

A 360 virtual tour of this venue gives a really good feel for the place. View it here.

No videos that I can find unfortunately, but they have a great gallery that would make me book without needing to visit!

Wedding gallery here.

Chilli barn yorkshire wedding venu

Danby Castle virtual tour

Amazing low key, relaxed castle ruins with historic barn venue near Whitby

As the castle is their home, they are offering virtual tours if you get in touch [email protected]

Link to website

Carlton Towers virtual viewing

between Selby and Goole

Virtual 360 tour on their homepage https://carltontowers.co.uk/
No video tour or mention of virtual viewings though.

The Manor Rooms online tour

South Cave, East Riding another stunning luxury wedding barn

Aldby Park virtual viewing

NEAR STAMFORD BRIDGE

Aldby Park virtual wedding venue viewings are available by appointment – you can use their facebook page or Aldby Park website to contact them.

York Barn - venue details and video

Wigginton, just north of York Cirty Centre - a lovely wedding barn complex

Although York Barn don’t have a venue walkthrough video (that I can find) they do have a really useful blog post which gives plenty of details about the features of the venue and details about everything that is included.

They also have a great video on youtube which shows the outside of the venue from various different angles.

Woolas Bar virtual viewings

Appleton Roebuck, south west of York

Woolas Barn is a beautiful wedding venue – a properly rustic blank canvas venue with an authentic farm feel. The barn was built in 1863 and the farm is still a working farm.

Opening up for real life venue viewings from 16th June, they also offer virtual viewings for anyone who doesn’t want to wait that long (2021 wedding dates are in high demand!).

Email [email protected] to arrange a viewing.

Have you found a wedding photographer yet?

It’s not a normal year when it comes to wedding planning, so don’t be afraid to break some of the more traditional rules! 

Normally a couple would go and find a venue first before contacting other suppliers, but this year it might be very useful to contact a wedding photographer first. Talking to an experienced wedding photographer about the venues you have in mind can be very useful as they will be able to offer you unbiased advice based on weddings they have photographed at the venue before.

Please click on one of the otters below to learn more about me and my style of wedding photography, or contact me at [email protected] 

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