The White Lion offers a beautiful, luxurious and traditional setting for your most special of occasions. The White Lion boasts incredible heritage throughout our 1657 built Coaching Inn and provides a versatile and stylish space for your Wedding Day across our numerous facilities.
Our venue offers a beautifully finished, neutrally decorated and furnished Function Room which becomes a canvas for you to create the perfect day. Whether you’re picturing a traditional Wedding Breakfast lavished in locally sourced flowers and a fine three-course meal or something more modest – we can cater for all couples on their special day. Happy couples can enjoy their full day of celebrations with us after enjoying a meal or buffet crafted by our talented kitchen team as we transform the Function Room into a space to dance the night away. With our Private Bar, HD Sound System and Dance Floor you can truly make your wedding night one to remember at The White Lion.
Our Function Room offers a seated capacity of 42 people and a standing capacity of 50. By hiring The Snug alongside the Function Room, the standing capacity for evening parties can extend to around 60 people. The Riverside Garden can also be hired as extra to offer a beautifully peaceful setting outdoors for your guests to enjoy those romantic summer evenings.
We offer a bespoke service when it comes to booking Functions and Weddings at The White Lion. We believe in giving our customers what they want and how they want it. Add a personal touch to your Wedding Day by having your three, four or even five course meal tailored especially for you by our kitchen team. Likewise, craft yourself the perfect hot and cold buffet with ingredients and offerings that are personal and enjoyed especially by you and your guests. Whilst we will of course offer our expertise, we will always design your menu to your liking through a process of consultations with our management as you put together your perfect wedding day.
Whether you’re planning a three-course meal, a delectable, luxurious buffet or an evening snack to go with your party – The White Lion will create and find the perfect menu just for you.
Please see our Functions Section for information on Buffet options.
Our in-house wedding planner is there to help you from start to finish when booking your big day with us at The White Lion. Our General Manager is on hand to set up consultations throughout the process to make sure everything is as you want it and delivered to perfection. Design your perfect three-course meal and create the perfect evening do through a clear, informative and bespoke planning process with your own Wedding Planner for no extra charge.
Your Wedding Planner is there to help you introduce all the smaller, finer details that make all the difference on your Wedding Day. We want the booking process to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible, allowing you to get excited for tying the knot!
Our bespoke service means we can cater to all budgets and ceremonies. We construct our menus and service to your taste and preferences in the interest of giving you exactly what you want. This means pricing is as bespoke as the packages. Below are some estimate prices that we use as examples.
Our Function Room Hire is priced at a variable rate of £50 per hour.
We provided experienced, knowledgeable staff to ensure you have the perfect Wedding Day. We usually recommend a staff member to join the team per 15 guests and we charge a daily rate of £50 per staff member.
Our Hotel offers ten bespoke rooms which are available to hire, subject to availability. Room 2 is considered our Bridal Suite and can be hired alongside the Function Room for a discounted rate, allowing you to enjoy your Wedding Night that little bit more. We always recommend guests book their own rooms way in advance when attending a wedding at The White Lion. Rates for Rooms vary between £110 and £170 per night.
The bespoke nature of our Wedding Packages means our happy couples can set their own price per head, depending on the type of menu they choose to order. Wedding Buffets usually price between £20-30 per person. Sit-down means vary in price depending on the number of courses, the menu itself and the type of service. A Traditional Three-Course Wedding meal for example would be priced at approximately £25-35 per person.
The White Lion is a truly unique Wedding Venue that benefits from the traditional coaching inn setting combined with a boutique and stylish décor. Whether you’re looking to create a contemporary white wedding or something a little more low key with family and friends, The White Lion is a perfect option for those seeking to make their exchange of vows in the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside.