The perfect countryside wedding venue and now licensed for wedding ceremonies.
We pride ourselves on knowing how to plan the perfect day and throw a really good party! We have hosted fantastic weddings and events ranging from formal sit down occasions to relaxed barbecues. It has been a privilege to have been awarded national and local accolades, testament to our high standards, attention to detail and customer service. Planning your wedding should not be tiresome and difficult, but exciting and enjoyable. We have an experienced team that will be dedicated to you from the early planning stages through to your big day.
Whether you’re looking for a small and intimate venue such as our Private Dining Room, or to formally seat up to 88 (subject to COVID guidelines) in the Barn, we can easily adapt to suit your individual requirements
We’re wonderfully situated only a short stroll down the hill from Crayke’s beautiful local church, and just 20 minutes’ drive from York itself.
Formal, sit-down occasions for 12-88 guests
Buffets & barbeques for up to 100.
(subject to COVID GUIDELINES)
Whilst no two weddings are the same….here are some ideas to get you started…
Your Durham Ox Wedding…
Our classic “Durham Ox” wedding package contains everything you need to celebrate your big day as well as your first anniversary celebration.
Byland Abbey Weddings
If for any reason The Durham Ox isn’t big enough, or you would like an exclusive venue for your party. We also have another bespoke private venue at the magnificent Byland Abbey, only 10 minutes away. We have partnered up with wedding and event planner, Jane Nordli as exclusive caterers at this unique venue; an historic and really very special place. The marquee site is in the stunning grounds and can hold up to 150 guests, Byland Abbey is the perfect setting for a beautiful wedding.
- “WE JUST WANTED TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR US FOR OUR WEDDING AT THE OX ON THE 5TH JUNE – THE BARN LOOKED AMAZING AND THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS, EVERYONE SAID IT WAS THE BEST WEDDING THEY’D EVER BEEN TO!”