Yorkshire wedding venues with character
One thing that Yorkshire does not lack is beautiful old churches of all sizes, ages and architectural style. Every village just about seems to have a lovely old one sitting surrounded by greenery and gravestones of folk having lived long ago.
If you are looking for a historical building to lend tradition and romance to your wedding then Yorkshire churches will certainly fit the bill for you. Here is one within easy distance to historical York and even closer to Harrogate.
Allerton Mauleverer, North Yorkshire HG5 0SE, UK
The parish church at Allerton Mauleverer is outside Allerton Park Estate which has been the home of the Mauleverer family for close on 7 centuries. One of the ancestors of this family founded the first St Martin’s church in the late 12th or early 13th century and could have been associated with the nearby priory of Allerton Mauleverer.
It was Richard Arundell, a much later descendent of the family, who rebuilt the medieval church in 1745 which is the building now in irregular use. It was constructed in the Norman style. It is fortunate though that many medieval features were retained amongst them tombs of generations of Mauleverer family members.
The Interior of the Church
The interior is graced by a lovely hammerbeam roof with Georgian pews, benches and carved pulpit. An unusual painting depicting Moses and Aaron, both large and richly coloured, hangs above the chancel arch.
To add to this charming church there are several timber medieval effigies which appear to depict the Knights of Mauleverer, who were resident in the area for 600 years and founded the old church on this site.
Although not in regular use as a church the facility is nevertheless well maintained and could be used for a wedding.