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Venue Spotlight: Escrick Park, Near York

Escrick Park Near York land to hire for a wedding.

We knew pretty early on in our wedding planning that we didn’t want a hotel reception, and loved the idea of a marquee or a tipi. We also knew we wanted to get married in York. This is where I am from, where we met, and where we bought our first house together. Although we now live in Norfolk due to work commitments, York was always where we knew we would get married.

The only problem was that we didn’t have a huge garden to be able to put the tipi up, so needed to look for some land to hire for the day. I searched for hours, and actually found it quite hard to find somewhere suitable. I don’t think many places with land to hire are set up too well on the internet, making it hard to find them in Google. Eventually I cam across Escrick Park and thought it would be ideal. We hired our tipi’s through PapaKata, and Escrick Park is where they hold their open days, so we already knew it would be a suitable location from the practical side of things, and a venue PapaKata know well.

On a very foggy day in November, we went to have a look round (as much as you can look round a field…). It was pretty hard to imagine it all set up, when we couldn’t see 50 metres in front of us, but everything about it made it ideal.

The space was huge, so we really could do whatever we wanted here.

It was close enough to York to make accommodation and travel for our guests easy enough.

We would have the land for 4 days to enable plenty of time for set up and take down.

We could stay up as late as wanted (the only restriction was no live music after midnight, but we could have a DJ all night long if we wished).

We didn’t have to use any specific suppliers, we could source everything ourselves.

There were no restrictions on the bar and drinking (we could have whoever we wanted to provide a bar, they just had to apply for a temporary license).

The drive in from the main road down a tree lined track was really nice.

Escrick Park really is a great venue to hold a wedding or other party if you are hiring tipis or a marquee, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Helen, who manages the estate, is super lovely and helpful, giving us loads of recommendations for local suppliers and was able to help with lots of questions, while also leaving us to do whatever we wanted to. The day we were setting up we realised we had forgotten to order some hay bales to go outside the tipis, but they arranged some for us and even delivered them that afternoon. We couldn’t have asked for more!

If you are looking for a field to hire near York, then take a look at Escrick Park, you won’t be disappointed.

Escrick Park Near York Tipi Wedding

Photo by Alex Abbott Wedding Photographer

Escrick Park tipi wedding land to hire for a wedding

Photo by Alex Abbott Wedding Photographer

Escrick Park land to hire for a wedding

Photo by Alex Abbott Wedding Photographer

Escrick Park Near York land to hire for a wedding.

Photo by Alex Abbott Wedding Photographer

Escrick Park Near York land to hire for a wedding.

Photo by Alex Abbott Wedding Photographer

Papakata setting up at Escrick Park

Setting up the tipi’s at Escrick Park

Papakata setting up at Escrick Park

PapaKata arriving to set up the tipi’s at Escrick Park.

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