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 3 miles from York city centre.

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"After looking round many wedding venues, we felt the maze offered us the flexibility and informality which we wanted on our wedding day. The Wedding itself was amazing, the venue did everything they promised and much more"


Graham F


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.

“We chose the venue because it was informal, rustic and quirky and it reflected our style and personalities. It allowed us to decorate however we wanted, to do the wedding however we wanted and to choose exactly what we wanted to eat. Karen from York Maze was brilliant and was always on hand to answer and questions / discuss ideas. She made the whole day run smoothly. York Maze provided the catering for the wedding breakfast and for the evening buffet. The food was amazing and everyone commented on this."

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Sal and Bob had their wedding at York Maze in September 2014

Without even looking around it we knew York Maze was the place we wanted to get married. Karen and Jason were so friendly there and very supportive in the planning process and absolutely incredible on the wedding day! It went without a hitch all thanks to them! Another thing that drew us to the York Maze was the amazing bouncing pillow, we couldn’t wait to get on them.


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Emily and David were married at York Maze in May 2015

After looking round many wedding venues, we felt the maze offered us the flexibility and informality which we wanted on our wedding day. The Wedding itself was amazing, the venue did everything they promised and much more, which made us and all our guests feel amazing welcome. The venue is superb for children as there is so much space for them to run around safely in. We couldn't of wished for a better venue or a better team of people to look us on our wedding day - 10/10!! Would highly recommend this venue to anyone that would listen!

Graham F, married at York Maze in 2012

Richard thought I was mental at first when I tried to explain that we could get married at a maze, which comprised of 3 large barns. But when we went to visit we knew it was perfect. The barns are a blank canvas so you can decorate however you wish. We were struggling to find a venue large enough to hold all our family and friends there was a lot of them, 370 people invited.'


Gemma and Richard married at York Maze in April 2013