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Barley Hall


Step back in time and discover the beauty of a medieval-inspired Christmas at York’s recreated townhouse, Barley Hall, located right in the heart of the city of York.

There are two special packages on offer that are sure to fill your guests with festive cheer! From a drinks and canapé reception to a sumptuous banquet in the Great Hall there is certainly something different on offer to entertain you and your friends this Christmas.

Looking for Something Different?

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York, and now you are invited to make yourself at home in this lavish and unique setting for truly special events in this intimate venue.

Christmas Canapé Reception

Mingle under the holly with friends and colleagues this festive season, with an exclusive Christmas canapé reception at Barley Hall.

The Christmas canapé package is the perfect fit for anyone organising a relaxed festive get-together with work colleagues, key clients or simply close friends and family. Taking place across the 14th century townhouse of Barley Hall, your guests are in for a Christmas party inspired by the Middle Ages but still delightfully modern!

The Hall’s specially chosen canapé selection is festive in its approach with all the flavours on offer that make this everyone’s favourite time of the year. Plus, all your drinks are included in the package price as well exclusive access to all of Barley Hall, including the special ‘Wolf Hall Comes to York’ exhibition on the first floor.

Explore the Package Details in More Detail:

  • Exclusive 2 hour hire of the Hall, including the opportunity to explore the two special exhibitions on display, including ‘The Lost Traditions of Medieval Christmas Rediscovered’. 
  • Christmas canapé reception (12 canapés per head)
  • Welcome drink of mulled wine
  • 1/2 bottle of wine or mead per person including alternative soft drink option & unlimited jugs of water.
  • Festive background music
  • Your own personal hospitality co-ordinator will take you through from booking to delivering the event, giving you peace of mind when organising your perfect Christmas celebration.

7pm-9pm

Exclusive Hire of Barley Hall - £300
£40 per person (20-100 guests)

Please note prices exclude VAT

Looking for Something Extra?
The following options can be added to your package, creating a tailor-made experience:

  • Live Medieval Minstrels*: £350
  • Medieval Combat entertainment*: £100
  • Extra hour of Hall hire: £75.00 per hour
  • Cash Bar: £100

St Nicholas Christmas Feast

Discover a unique gastronomic experience inspired by the sumptuous banquets of the Middle Ages right in the heart of modern day York this festive season!

Barley Hall, York’s hidden medieval townhouse, is decorated for the festive season and is the perfect venue for a decadent banqueting experience, inspired by the Lords and Ladies of the medieval period.

Take your seat at the dining table of William Snawsell, Goldsmith, Alderman and former Lord Mayor of York as he invites you and your guests to make yourselves at home in the stunning Great Hall, with its exposed timbers and vaulted ceiling.

With a menu inspired by the Middle Ages but with familiar flavours of a modern Christmas your guests are sure to leave feeling satisfied and full of festive spirit.

The Steward of the Hall will be your host for the evening, acting as master of ceremonies and entertaining you with stories and tales that wouldn’t seem out of place in any of the grand houses of medieval York.

You also have exclusive access to all of Barley Hall, meaning that you and your guests can explore this fascinating building and uncover the many stories it tells. Make sure to check out our special ‘Wolf Hall Comes to York’ exhibition as well before the banquet is served.

Explore the Package Details in More Detail:

  • Exclusive hire of the festive decorated Great Hall
  • Enjoyment of our exhibition
  • Welcome drink of Mulled Wine
  • A St Nicholas Christmas Feast
  • Complementary Drinks with your Meal*
  • Festive Background Music
  • Your own personal medieval host for the evening

Your own personal hospitality co-ordinator will take you through from booking to delivering the event, giving you peace of mind when organising your perfect Christmas celebration.

7:00pm to 10:30pm

Exclusive Hire of Barley Hall - £300
£60 per person for 25-45 guests

Please note prices exclude VAT

*1/2 bottle of wine per person including alternative soft drink option & unlimited jugs of water.

Looking for Something Extra?
The following options can be added to your package, creating a tailor-made experience:

  • Live Medieval Minstrels*: £350
  • Medieval Combat entertainment*: £100
  • Extra hour of Hall hire: £75.00 per hour
  • Cash Bar: £100

Take the Stress Out of Organising
With packages starting from just £40 per person, including welcome drinks, exclusive access to the 14th century Hall and your own personal hospitality co-ordinator to take you through from booking to delivering the event. You are assured peace of mind while organising the perfect Christmas celebration.


 

 

To make arrangements for your Christmas party, contact Emma Binnersley at VisitYork4Meetings on 01904 550080 or email conference@visityork.org

Get in touch with our Conference Team

For all enquiries, please contact Emma Binnersley, Jennie Lowthian or Laura Freer at VisitYork4Meetings:

Emma Binnersley 
Telephone : 01904 550080

Jennie Lowthian
Telephone : 01904 554653

Laura Freer
Telephone : 01904 554453

Email : conference@visityork.org