Complete Wedding Day Package

Your Wedding, the most special of days….in the shadow of York Minster

Many congratulations on your forthcoming marriage! And thank you for considering the Dean Court for your special day.

Set in the very shadow of York Minster the Dean Court offers an unsurpassable and truly spectacular location for your wedding day.

Our unique COMPLETE WEDDING PACKAGE offers exclusive and comprehensive arrangements for the bride and groom. All they need, to have a wonderful and memorable wedding, in the  knowledge that they are in the safe hands of the very best specialists in Yorkshire-based wedding services, and that all the arrangements can be made directly with the hotel. A ONE-STOP SHOP – at an unbeatable all inclusive price.


  • Licensed room for civil ceremony (should you prefer to use your own choice of venue or church a reduction of £50 will be made)
  • (*registrar fees not included approx £510 – 520)
  • Luxury chauffeur-driven cars for bridal party
  • Photographer and presentation album
  • Brides bouquet and corsages for the bridal party
  • Drinks reception, 3-course Wedding Breakfast with wines and champagne
  • Handmade 3- tier or cup cake style(supplement applies) wedding cake
  • The evening entertainment with buffet and dancing


  • Changing room/wardrobe facilities
  • Two courtesy spaces in hotel’s private car park
  • Master of ceremonies, if required
  • Use of hotel’s cake stand and knife
  • Keepsake menu scrolls
  • Hotel’s elegant flower-vases for tables
  • Children under 5-free food and drinks
  • 4-poster deluxe Honeymoon Room with Buck’s Fizz Breakfast-in-Bed OR
  • First Anniversary Champagne Dinner
  • # Reduced room rates for friends and family

(#min 2 nights stay required)

The Flowers

York’s Garden of Eden Florists has been established for 40 years. Angela Ellis-Skelton and her team are renowned specialists in bridal floristry.

The Offer:

Beautiful bridal bouquet to match your colour scheme. Corsages for the mothers and four button-holes for the rest of the bridal families.

The Photography

David Golding Wedding Photography

David and Diana understand that couples want their wedding photographs to reflect their personalities and the ‘feel’ of the day. All the magic of the wedding day will be captured, and recreated in a beautiful wedding album, for the couples to treasure forever.

The Offer:

Prior personal consultation. Photographs at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony, through until the Wedding Breakfast commences, including the speeches if before the meal and a ‘cutting the cake’ shot. 100 finished images display on a password protected website. 30 selected images presented in an 8″x 8″ leather-effect album. Family and friends able to view images/purchase prints.

Your personal transport to the Hotel

Our Chauffeur Services are well established. All  chauffeurs are trained to Advanced Driving ROSPA Gold standard status.

The Offer:

Two luxury cars to bring Bride and Groom and immediate family members, in style, from the Ceremony Venue to the Dean Court.

Seats are limited – and only one journey is included, within a 15 mile radius of the Dean Court Hotel.

The Wedding Cake

CAKE LANE is a first class proifessional cake maker of distinction. Your cake will be personally made by Samantha- the proprietor.

(She has made wedding cakes for two of the senior staff at the hotel. A great reference!

The Offer:

You will be offered a choice of cake designs from which to choose a 3-tier cake, fruit or sponge.

The Wedding Breakfast

D.C.H The hotel’s contemporary Restaurant, with a 2AA Rosette Award, has wonderful views overlooking York Minster. It is exclusively yours for the afternoon.

The Offer:

A drinks Reception followed by superb food and wines. A choice of dishes from which to pre-select a 3-Course menu. Alternatively a 3-course carving buffet

(We can accommodate up to 70 for the Wedding Breakfast)

The afternoon concludes with champagne for speeches and toasts.

The Evening in The Court Cafe & Bar

Werlcome drink. Musician/Singer Mark Gilroy. Buffet-Supper Dance

The Offer:

Enjoy a glass of iced Punch followed by a performance by the hugely talented musician-singer, Mark Gilroy. From swing to soul, Motown to rock, golden oldies to chart sounds, Mark will perform a range of hits to match your personal preferences, from 7.30pm – 10.30pm.

The Buffet

Mid-evening, enjoy a Buffet of hot and cold dishes prepared by the Dean Court’s chefs

The Bar will serve last drinks at 10.45pm

The evening concludes at 11pm

We ask guests to depart the premises by 11.30pm with due consideration for the hotel’s residents and others living locally.

The Prices

Prices shown are fully inclusive

MID-WEEK (Sun – Thurs) WEEKENDS (Saturdays)
** Total Price for min 40 guests £4780 £4945
** Total Price for 45 guests £5165 £5330
Total Price for max 50 guests £5550 £5715

** Extra guests for the evening reception (to a maximum of 50) £20 per person

We are happy to quote for parties of fewer than 40 guests

Please ask for details of our bespoke PLACE CARD and KEEPSAKE MENU SERVICE

We can provide specially designed keepsake menus and placecards with:-                                                                                      A picture of the Bride and Groom (current and/or in their childhood or youth).                                                                                         A list of other significant happenings on this special date

Prices : £1 per Place Card.  £3.50 per Menu Card (normally one menu card between two guests is sufficient)

10 days notice please – for this service

For further information, to arrange a visit to view or to make a booking – please telephone 01904 625082 or use the online enquiry form. We’ll be delighted to help.


As mother of the Bride, I could not have wished for a more bijou or delightful wedding venue as this beautiful hotel offered to my daughter, Leigh-Anne and new son-in-law, Darren. Indeed it surpassed all expectations and I would like to convey my appreciation and thanks to the Management who proved extremely welcoming, efficient and courteous without being at all imposing, on the day. The success of this momentous occasion was simply down to the superb preparation, organisation and attention to detail, executed with skill and competence. All of the guests’ needs and desires were fulfilled with a smile and without any hesitation. The wedding of Leigh-Anne to Darren will forever be remembered by all the guests as a very special occasion which was thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you.

Words cannot express what a pleasure it was staying in your hotel. It made it a memorable day for our son’s wedding. You should be proud of all your staff,  they were always cheerful and happy to help.  M.T.P. Father of the Groom œ South Woodham Ferrers, Essex

We’d like to reiterate our thanks to you and all your staff for the brilliant running of our wedding last Saturday.

We all had a wonderful weekend œ all staff were friendly and helpful without exception, which really made our stay a pleasure. Please also pass on our compliments to your chefs œ the wedding breakfast was gorgeous! (as were the normal breakfasts).We will look forward to returning in the future for our anniversaries. A & N Davies

My husband and I would like to say many thanks for making our daughter and her husbands wedding reception in the Ellen Best room such a happy and successful event .

Just a note to say a huge thank you for our wonderful wedding reception on 9th March . All the staff were marvellous, all our guests commented on how attentive everyone was, we couldn’t have had a better day! Thank you!!. L & M Scaife

Just a few lines to say a really big thank you to yourself personally, and all of your team at DCH that made our day such a pleasurable and memorable one for all the right reasons. From the moment we arrived until we left we were very well looked after. The food especially will not be forgotten as all of our guests made a special mention of this to us.The staff who prepared the McLeod Suite and looked after us throughout the evening, another big thank you (especially Scott and the other girls who served us our food and drink)We may both visit you again soon just to say hello and thank you again. C & D Nickless

Your preparations and welcome was superb, the food (thanks to chef) was superb and nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate to recommend the hotel for any sort of event/celebration and indeed will come back to celebrate in the future. Cheers! G & C Richards

Tel: +44 (0)1904 625082

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We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel. The location is excellent. We had a family room for our 3 teenaged children. Returning home my daughter realised she had left her pjs behind and when we rang the receptionist they had already posted them back to us!