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The Hospitium


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barn venue, cabaret style layout

theatre layout, pillars, white covered chairs

exterior of Hospitum

wedding photo in the Museum Gardens

people outside of the building

  • Capacity: 50-250
  • Suitable for: conferences, dinners, meetings, receptions, training
  • Sustainable Venue


Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO30 7DR

The Hospitium

Museum Gardens, Museum Street, York, YO30 7DR

14th Century Grade I listed building set within the beautiful Museum Gardens overlooking the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. Medieval stone walls, latticed windows, high ceilings and half-timbered walls provide a unique and stunning location.


Located in the idyllic haven of the Museum Gardens, situated in the heart of the City of York. Over 10 acres of botanical garden with an array of plants, wildlife, trees and historic features. 10 minute walk from rail station; public parking easy walking distance.


The Ground floor is a versatile space, ideal for wedding and civil ceremonies with a historic, traditional air and a blank canvas for your floral arrangements. It’s also perfect for pre-meeting registration, buffet lunches or a break-out space. The First floor can be used as a stunning dining room, available for wedding breakfasts, reception lunches or evening banquets. Can seat 130 banquet style, or 180 for drinks. There is a roped-off paved area outside the building for use during the warmer months for a garden party effect.


Whirlwind wedding package – Sun – Thurs dates within 6 months of initial enquiry includes: venue hire, catering, chair covers, florals, DJ hire up to 50 guests – £6,500.


The Hospitium sits in the Museum Gardens – a registered Botanical Garden surrounding unique Scheduled Monuments and Grade I Listed buildings. The Gardens are home to the nationally scarce, protected Tansy Beetle, until recently thought to be the only habitat in England where this species survived. The Gardens host an array of plant species and wildlife with a fantastic array of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs. The Gardens also contain an Edible Wood and an Artists’ Garden.


Public car parking 3 minutes away. Full disabled access in venue.

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