Events at Ampleforth


From small family gatherings to large scale sports events, Ampleforth hosts are variety of events throughout the year.

We would be delighted to help organise your next event.

Harrogate Festival
Choral Course

HFCC first visited us in 2012 and after seeing our facilities booked two boarding houses for their week long stay. This annual course has grown in popularity each year and has now extended to book three boarding houses.


We provide a large concert area for rehearsals as well as use our on site private pub, The Windmill for evening social gatherings.


The week culminates in a concert in the Abbey Church by kind permission of Fr Abbot.


"I can't thank you enough for all your help over the year and during the past week. Lots of singers commented on the friendliness of the staff, especially the catering, housekeeping and maintenance staff so, please, thank them from us. We love running the course at Ampleforth and, as I say repeatedly, have no thoughts of going elsewhere."

Ryedale Grand Prix

Ryedale Grand Prix were looking for a unique venue to hold their cycle race.


They chose Ampleforth as we were able to accommodate an event centre and sports area for the riders all within our 2,200 acre site. In addition to this we helped with logistics for the event as well as promoting the event to our visitors through social media and our



"Widely praised for the new Championship course and venue, the event will once again be played out on the circuit that passes through the magnificent grounds of Ampleforth Abbey."

Sarah & Jonny's Wedding

We were contacted by a local family who were looking for a unique location for their daughter's wedding.


After finding out their requirements we were able to offer two marquee locations with their preferred choice being within the grounds of St Bede's House.


We arranged site visits with the marquee company, caterers, florist and interior design company.


We also created personalised miniatures of our produce as wedding favours as well as supplying Ampleforth Abbey Cider and Beer for the reception.


"It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and organising the whole event. The wedding simply exceeded expectations and we are so thankful to have been able to celebrate in both the Abbey and then on the grounds. Thank you very much for all of your help organising it."

Gilling Castle Gift Fair

The very first Gilling Castle Gift Fair was held in October 2015 with over 25 local businesses taking stalls.


The event was a great success with hundreds of people visiting to browse the stalls of Yorkshire crafts, gifts and produce.  A treasure hunt kept little ones entertained and refreshments were provided by a pop up Ampleforth Abbey Tea Room which served delicious cakes and scones throughout the day.


“Gilling Castle was the perfect setting for the Gift Fair – visitors were impressed with the magnificent surroundings and the facilities were excellent."