tel:- +44 1765 603 462
fax:- +44 1765 690 530
web address:- www.riponcathedral.org.uk
Ripon Cathedral :-
Venue type - Historical Building
Venue type - Church
Number of function rooms available for weddings: 1
Function room names and capacities: Choir 150
Old Deanery Hotel
The Unicorn Hotel
Wedding services provided: Traditional Church of England Service
Gardens or outside locations suitable for wedding photography:
West End Forecourt
Suitable locations inside the venue for wedding photography: Only an official Wedding Photographer is permitted to take photographs during the wedding service.
Local picturesque areas suitable for wedding photography: Open area across the road in front of the Courthouse Museum Spa Gardens
Venue special features:
Venue History: St wilfrid built his amazing Crypt in 672, which makes it the oldest existing Saxon Crypt in England. Visitors have followed the Pilgrim trail here for over 1350 years enjoying the peace and prayerful tranquillity of the Cathedral, which has been at the heart of the Christian Mission to Europe for centuries.
Other information: Dominating the Ripon skyline, the Cathedral has inspired the likes of Lewis Carroll and Wilfrid Owen and continues to inspire visitors and worshippers alike. Special trails for children and youngsters are available, come and meet Griff the Gargroyle or search for angels and dragons.
A wide variety of musical events are held in the Cathedral including recitals on Thursday Lunchtimes and Summer Evening Concerts each year.
A major project to rewire and relight the Cathedral, both inside and out, has just been completed which reveals its historical gems and enhances the visitor experience.
Whether you visit to enjoy some special music, explore the ancient Crypt, light a candle or simple enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of the Cathedral, you are most welcome.
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