Whether you are considering Hornington Manor as your potential wedding venue, or have already booked with us, you probably have a few questions. Our most frequently asked questions from brides and grooms can be found below. Have a browse and if your question hasn’t been answered, please get in contact with us – we will be happy to help you.

How many guests can Hornington Manor sleep?

Hornington Manor has 19 bedrooms, sleeping up to 44 guests across five different areas of the Manor.

Do we need to take all the accommodation?

Each wedding party has exclusive use of the Manor and gardens, and you are required to take all the accommodation for at least 2 nights.

Are cots available?

Yes, we have two cots available. Please ensure you request these from Joanne at least two weeks in advance.

Are guests able camp in the grounds of Hornington Manor?

Unfortunately we cannot allow camping because we are set in the grounds of a working farm.

Do you have wheelchair accessible rooms?

There is a ground floor bedroom in the Servants’ Quarters which is wheelchair accessible.

Is there any additional accommodation within the area?

Yes there is a wide range of accommodation in the area, from large hotels to family run B&Bs. Have a look at our Recommended Suppliers section for more information.

What day and time do we have access from?

For weekend weddings, you can have access to the barn anytime from 9am on the Friday to set up. You and your guests can then access the house from 3pm.

Do you offer mid-week weddings?

We have a select number of mid-week weddings available throughout the year. Please give us a call to discuss your options in more detail.

How do we arrange a viewing?

Drop us an email enquiries@horningtonmanor.co.uk or give us a call on 07930 983284.

Are we able to bring pets?

As we are in the grounds of a working farm, pets are strictly not permitted within the venue or grounds.

Is parking available?

Parking is available for approximately 32 cars. This does not include the courtyard which can be used by evening guests after the wedding breakfast. The courtyard provides 10 additional car parking spaces.

Are guests able to leave their cars overnight?

Yes, but we ask that they are collected on the day of departure by 10am.

Is it easy to get taxis?

Due to our location, it is always best to pre-book taxis. We recommend Dougies, and Station Taxis who are local to us. Please see our Plan your Stay Page for more information.

What is included in the hire of the barn?

The hire of the wedding barn includes:

  • Tables and chairs for up to 160 guests
  • A cake table/gift table
  • Use of wooden easel for table plan
  • Access to a fully stocked and staffed bar
  • Full heating within the barn and toilets
  • Beautiful ceiling drapes
  • Mezzanine chill-out area
  • External catering access
  • Use of the front lawn for a drinks reception and photos
  • Dedicated events coordinator on the day of your wedding

In what way can we decorate the barn?

You can decorate the barn however you wish (within reason)! We allow candles within flame covered holders, bunting and fairy lights to name a few. From large birch trees to a Midsummer’s Night Dream inspired barn, we have had some spectacular decorations. Take a look at our Love Stories and Inspiration pages for some ideas.

How many guests can we have for the wedding breakfast?

The barn can seat up to 160 guests comfortably, with capacity for 200 in total for the evening.

What time are you licensed until?

If you wish, we can apply for a late license which extends the bar service until 1am, however this does incur an additional charge of £150.

Do you have highchairs?

We have two highchairs which would be available for you to use. Please let us know in advance if you require them.

Is table linen included?

Table linen is not included in the hire of the wedding barn. It is charged at £10 per cloth, however often your caterers will be able to provide this for you.

Are fireworks/Chinese lanterns allowed?

Unfortunately not. The venue is within the grounds of a working farm and these would endanger our livestock. We do allow sparklers though which make for a fab night-time photo!

Is Hornington Manor licensed for civil ceremonies?

Yes, we are fully licensed for civil ceremonies.

Where are we able to hold our civil ceremony?

For those of you who like the idea of an outdoor ceremony, the Lych Gate in the Courtyard and the Manor Lawn are both licensed for civil ceremonies. Alternatively, you may wish to say your vows in our Hornington Gallery with stunning views over the sheep fields, or you could opt for a larger ceremony in the Barn. Visit the Civil Ceremonies page for further details.

Do we book the registrar separately?

Yes, you will need to book this directly through the Selby Registration Office.

We would like a church ceremony, is there a local church?

All Saints Church is situated just down the road from us, in the village of Bolton Percy. You can even see the spire through the trees!

Do you provide catering?

No, we do not have in-house caterers but can recommend some fantastic local caterers who we work with regularly. Please see our Recommended Suppliers page.

Are we able to use a caterer of our choice?

Of course, we are always happy for you to source your own – this gives you full control over your day.

Are we able to supply our own alcohol?

We do not permit your own alcohol being brought into the barn, or being consumed throughout the wedding, and we do not offer corkage. We put together a drinks package for you and we have a really well-stocked bar which offers a wide range of wines, spirits and soft drinks, so there is sure to be something for everyone.

You are of course permitted to bring your own alcohol for use within the house for the rest of your stay.

Are we able to try the wine before we select it?

We invite all couples to a wine-tasting evening at Hornington Manor, where you can select the wines that you would like throughout your day. Our lovely Bar Manager, Simon, will set out the range of wines and talk you through each option, before you can choose a selection to try for yourself.

Are we able to make special requests for drinks?

We have an extensive gin, whiskey and rum menu. However if you have an extra-special request, please speak to Simon, our Bar Manager, and he will see what he can do – we always aim to please.