A Yorkshire Dales Wedding

A wedding journey from start to finish

We know it’s the biggest event in your lives to date and the Grassington House team 
has years of experience to take the stress and strain out your day.

Incurable romantics themselves, owners John and Sue Rudden fell in love with their corner of the Yorkshire Dales many years ago and have been nurturing their guests and visitors at Grassington House ever since. An attractive Grade II listed Georgian building in the heart of the pretty market square of Grassington, this award-winning restaurant with nine rooms makes for an ideal location for a wedding.

A traditional restaurant with rooms presented with a modern and contemporary twist, Grassington House is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and is available for complete takeover to ‘house’ the bride and groom’s own backdrop to their all-important day.

Whether it’s dinner for six or forty-six, John and Sue have extensive experience in creating successful and inspired events that have won over the hearts of couples for many years.

The location

Steps away from the Dales Way, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, and with a picturesque backdrop of rolling green hills and rivers, Grassington House is found in an idyllic location.

There are several churches in the local area for a church wedding; Linton Church and St. Michael’s.

Exclusively yours…

The wedding offer

The Wedding Reception and Wedding Breakfast can all be enjoyed within the house and using the front terrace, which leads from the bar out onto the edge of the vibrant and pretty market square. 

We recommend that the bride and her entourage take their rooms the night before, so we can spoil and treat them from the very beginning of this exciting journey. 

Both the restaurant and the rooms have received Gold standard accolades for food and accommodation, and a wedding at Grassington House is in capable and experienced hands.

  • Capacity for Wedding Breakfast – 46 seated guests
  • Capacity for Buffet Reception – 60 guests

A wedding package from £3,500 includes:

  • Bespoke menus for your wedding breakfast and evening buffet
  • Exclusive use of the whole hotel, including heated terrace and entrance hall for your photographs
  • A personal wedding coordinator to work with you in advance and on your wedding day
  • Menu sampling evening
  • Sumptuous three-course Wedding Breakfast prepared by award-winning Chef John Rudden and his team
  • Evening buffet
  • A Master of Ceremonies
  • Cake stand and silver knife
  • Bespoke wine and bar list
  • Complimentary superior bridal suite for your wedding night
  • Preferential accommodation rates for your guests based on two people sharing each room
  • Complimentary Car Parking facilities.

The menus

The restaurant has been awarded two AA Rosettes and Chef and owner John Rudden draws on the inspiration of Yorkshire in his quest to create exciting menus, using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients where possible - all put together with a Grassington House twist.

It might be a taste of John’s own 14-hour roast lamb, or cured pork from his own pigs, dishes are brought to life through John’s passion and vision and will delight guests.


John and Sue have over 25 years’ experience in managing and catering for important events. John’s creativity and skill in the kitchen has seen him bestowed with AA Chef of the Year several times, and has won Grassington House numerous food awards.
His passion is sourcing the freshest seasonal and where possible local ingredients, 
using modern culinary techniques to give traditional dishes a Grassington House twist that will delight your guests.


Sue’s flair for design is evident throughout the award-winning Grassington House, and she brings this to life when working with a blank canvas in any wedding setting. With an excellent front of house team, your personal service and attention to detail is available from the very beginning of your wedding journey.

Sue’s flair for design and event management ensures a beautifully dressed venue and clockwork service from our team, while John’s exceptional skills in the kitchen ensure delectable food from perfect canapés through to seated banquets.

We are able to help plan every aspect of your event, offering help with entertainers, musicians, florists, beauticians and photographers – putting everything in place for a perfect and unforgettable day.

And if you love dining with us but have an alternative venue in mind for your event, then we’ll bring the party to your home, marquee or village hall, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Entertainers, musicians, florists, beauticians and photographers, we have contacts and experience with all areas of the wedding planning and can help and support you.

If you love Grassington House but your wedding is much bigger, then we can cater for weddings and events outside with Grassington House Outside (hyperlink). From marquees to village halls, we can prepare deliver the culinary element of your wedding and ensure an unforgettable day.