Your Special Day

For a truly unique wedding or party, York Maze can make your day "amazing"!

Set in open countryside close to the city, York Maze is a fantastic rural venue, perfect for the less formal wedding or reception.

When we close as a visitor attraction we take down all the maze related paraphernalia and return the site to the beautiful farmstead it naturally is.

Our aim is to give you the wedding you wish for, our catering team will create your choice of menu and you can decorate the site in your own style.

So many places do not give you the freedom to create your own special day. We are only able to hold a small number of weddings each year so you will not be treated as if on a wedding conveyor belt, as happens at so many venues.

The Venue

We are located in the open countryside on the way to Elvington on the south side of York. Although we are in the countryside we are only 7 miles from York city centre.




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We held our wedding at York Maze on June 10th 2017. It was the perfect venue for us but the day was made by the incredible team at the Amazing Wedding Company.
The “Congratulations” card on the day and the lovely e-mail we received this week are the kind of simple but so thoughtful touches that characterised the whole event. From our arrival early Friday morning for “set-up” to our departure on Sunday it is hard to imagine what more the team, Vikki and Jason in particular, ...could have done to make the wedding more perfect. Whether dealing with the complications of our own draft beer bar or the truly amazing dressing of our cake of cheese after we forgot to bring the figs, every detail was taken care of completely professionally yet with a total understanding of the “flavour” of the occasion we wanted to create.
During Saturday Vikki seemed to possess the twin powers of telepathy and teleporting. We never saw her until 1 second before we needed her to do something, at which point she magically appeared next to one us. It seems inconceivable that she was only a few weeks (and a handful of weddings) into her role as the Maze's wedding co-ordinator.
A number of our guests have described our wedding as the best they’ve ever been to, and it was certainly the best we’ve ever been to! We’ve also had lost of positive comments about the food – both the pies and the hog roast were superb. One guest who came over from Holland and is a retired chef was described by his partner as “in 7th heaven” as he tucked into the hog roast, and he is not an easy man to please.
We heartily recommend York Maze as a wedding venue, but of course you'll never have a wedding as perfect as ours!
Karen and Kerry Benson

The facilities we have are a range of brick and timber barns, connected to a south facing wooden terrace with a removeable frontage. The larger timber barn has a stage at one end ideal for bands or DJ's. The barns are licenced for marriage and can seat up to 200 people for the ceremony. We can seat up to 140 under the terrace barn for dining and many more for the evening function if you wish!

The hire of the site includes all the buildings, toilets, power, heat, etc. as well as the tables and benches for dining. You also get the use of our play areas for any younger ones at the wedding. When you hire the maze you effectively get a 3 day hire, the day before to set up and the day after to take down any decorations. Guests are welcome to camp on site if they wish!

 We only hold weddings out of our open season, so weddings are available in April, May and June only. If you have the imagination, we can make it happen!!

Wedding viewings are by appointment only  please contact The amazing wedding company for available times.


We will provide a bar which serves a wide choice of drinks. We can provide any type of catering you want, we do not have prescriptive menus, we would rather give you exactly what you want and work to your budget. Please see below a slection of sample menus as a guide to the range and quality of catering we provide and to inspire you. Please note these were based on 2016 prices.

Sample Menus - click to download pdf...

Wedding BBQ

A Very British Affair

Its all about the Hog

Wedding Festino

Spring Days

Wine List 

The experiences speak for themselves

We have hosted many amazing weddings here at York Maze, but each one is unique reflecting the bride and groom's personality. Here are just four reviews with links to the blogs/review sites where you can see the full review and feast your eyes on the stunning photographs.

I would just like to thank all the staff at York Maze for making Becki and Greigs wedding so special.Everything went to plan and the staff were very helpful and attentive but also unobtrusive.We were blessed with good weather which enabled us to use the facilities to their full advantage.Parents could relax knowing their children were entertained and safe.Special thanks to the lovely coordinator who was very professional and efficient whilst being flexible and creative with ideas.The food was delicious and served beautifully.We have been bombarded with compliments on an unforgettable weekend and we will treasure all the memories forever.Thanks again.From a very proud Mother of the Bride, Christine x


Christine - Mother of the bride - May 2017

Hi Vikki, Jason and the entire team at the York Maze,

We would like to thank each and every person for making our wedding so special.
Vikki: You made us feel so comfortable and made everything run so smoothly. You give us 150%, we couldn't have asked for anything more.
Jason: The food was amazing and everyone of our guests commented on great it was. Thank you for all the advice.
You are such a great team and we are so greatful for all the effort and attention to detail that was given.
The gin menu was such a huge success, but must have given a few people hangovers in the morning :)
Hopefully we will see you when we come for our our yearly family trip to the maze.
Thank you so very much again and we feel we have made some friends in the process.
Emma and Steve x

Emma and Steve - April 2017

Dear Jason and Vikki,

We wanted to write and say a huge thank you for everything.

Our wedding day is one we will always treasure and that is largely down to your hard work, professionalism and easy going attitudes. As it was our special day we might be a little biased, but we have had numerous comments from our guests about how great York Maze was, the food, the venue and all the staff.

We thought the food was exceptional. All the guests were well fed and commented about how good it was too. The bar staff were great. 

We really appreciated how relaxed you were about the schedule, how you guided us through the day and how easy you made it for us.

We would highly recommend York Maze to anyone considering it. We can't speak highly enough of you.

Thank you!

Best wishes

Tim and Jenny Wrigley

Tim and Jenny - May 2017

We originally stumbled across this unique venue when looking for places for a friend’s wedding. A couple of years down the line we were engaged and knew instantly that York Maze was a top contender - we even put our deposit down 2 years before the wedding day! Finding a venue with such flexibility and inspiration for creativity is hard to find and with us wanting to really put our own stamp on the day, it ticked all the boxes. Deciding on our menu was easy and Jason was brilliant at advising us. In the end we chose the BBQ platter which was outstanding. Vikki was just brilliant. She was always at hand when you needed her and yet always knew when to give you space. The whole team allowed us to forget the potential stresses on the day and were extremely professional. Overall I couldn't have wished for a better venue. Thank you for all your help. Jonny and Verity Dixon
All the best,
Jonny and Verity


Jonny and Verity - May 2017

Contact details

To check availability of dates and discuss your wedding plans please contact York Maze as below.

The email address to use is or you can call on 01904 607341