The Abbey Inn at Byland Abbey


This is the home of my wedding business and is very close to my heart.  The Inn was the Nordli’s family home for 7 years and where my passion grew for planning weddings. Situated in the shadows of Byland Abbey this is a truly romantic venue tucked away in a quiet valley; quite simply the setting of the Abbey Inn at Byland Abbey and its surrounding landscape is just breathtaking.Built as a farmhouse in the 19th century from stones borrowed from the Abbey ruins, the Inn which is now owned by English Heritage offers a classical romantic setting for your wedding with a choice of informal elegance in the dining rooms (up to 80 guests) and beautiful mature gardens which are perfect for a marquee, Tipi or Yurt (up to 150 guests)The Inn is chock full of heart and charm with oodles of character. It is perfect for vintage style weddings, and for the brides who want to put their own stamp of style and personality on the day, With stone flagged floors, wood burning stove, a beautiful hand crafted oak bar and an eclectic mix of furniture, (including “Mousy Thompson” dining tables and chairs) it is ready for you to add your own personal touches. 

Our catering partners, The Durham Ox completely understand that your celebration needs to be unique, and combine as much of your own personality and ideas as possible. Our wedding team and our chefs aim is to accommodate as many of your own ideas as possible from picnics served from hampers and afternoon tea on vintage crockery, to “Posh BBQ’s” or fine dining. We champion local producers, and the provenance of our produce is at the heart of all our food and menu decisions. Download our menus and ideas below.


Our partnership promises to deliver your “perfectly planned, utterly unique wedding”


Exclusive use of the Abbey Inn : £2500

The marquee site in the mature gardens overlooking Byland Abbey plus exclusive use of The Abbey Inn:  £2950

Lisenced for Civil Ceremonies if you host the reception too at the Inn (up to 80 guests) £300.

You can host your ceremony only at the Abbey Inn and hold the reception elsewhere. £1000


The Abbey Inn Wedding menus 2014