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Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Wedding Ceremony Venue

Wedding Ceremony Venue

Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DY

Tel: 01765 608888

Newly married couple in front of Fountains Abbey


Congratulations on your engagement!

Do you want to get married in North Yorkshire? What about at a World Heritage Site, surrounded by heritage and culture? 

Let us help you make your wedding day the day you've always dreamed of. You can choose from a ceremony in the historic Fountains Hall or the summer house and herb garden. One couple a year has the chance to hold their wedding in the elaborate Georgian Banqueting House in Studley Royal water garden. This secluded location with grand folly and lawn overlooks the World Heritage Site water garden. 

Visit our website for information on wedding open days and to see our weddings brochure. 

Send our weddings co-ordinator an email with any questions.

A wedding made for two...

If you're after something more intimate have a look at the Ultimate Intimate Wedding, put together for just you, your partner and witnesses. 

Wedding photography

If you're after the perfect wedding photography shoot then have the ancient abbey ruins or elegant water garden as your back drop. 

Have a look at our Instagram for some inspiration:

Engagement photography shoot

Are you looking for a romantic spot to capture your engagement photos? Look no further than Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal. Whichever way you look there are picture perfect moments.

Please contact our weddings co-ordinator to book your engagement shoot. 



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  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property
  • National Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Road Directions

By Road:-Leave York on the A59 towards Harrogate, turn right onto B6265. Follow the B62565 through Boroughbridge and Ripon, pick up the brown signs to the F.A.S.R. Disabled parking is available at the Westgate entrance.Free parking at Visitor Centre and West Gate. Parking at Studley is £3.00By Public transport:-Ripon Roweller service 139 provides a regular shuttle service from Ripon on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, and a less frequent service on Mondays to Saturdays all year. Also Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday bus 802 runs to Fountains Abbey from Leeds and Otley. For further local public transport information see: www.dalesbus.orgThe nearest railway station is Knaresborough, which is 11 miles away.

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