Mirfield Monastery offers weddings and receptions, or both, in this truly unique Yorkshire setting. Hosting only one event per weekend, and with nobody else on the site except for your family and friends, the Monastery is a magical venue.
The Monastery Chapel offers a unique and intimate setting for your wedding. Forming part of the church still used by the monks that live at the Mirfield Monastery, the newly refurbished romanesque Chapel offers seating for 102 guests to witness you tie the knot.
The wedding service is conducted by the local Vicar from Christ the King church next door. You will need to talk to the Vicar well in advance to discuss the options open to you. Contact details are available from the Business Manager.
We at the Mirfield Monastery are also very pleased to be able to offer you an amazing wedding reception venue. The Great Hall with its high arched ceiling is sure to make a great impression. Combined with over 20 acres of walled and private gardens, and areas ideal for wedding photographs and for your guests to enjoy, we are sure this is a unique venue without match.
Uniquely, the Hall offers seating for up to 102 guests on long, solid oak dining tables that are accompanied by matching oak benches or they can be replaced by more modern chairs in a range of styles and colours. The capacity of the room can be increased to 120 by adding additional tables and a long top table.
After the wedding breakfast, the adjacent room is available for your evening reception - whether you are looking for a band or DJ, it provides a great space for you and your guests to dance the night away.
Mirfield Monastery is an exclusive venue, providing you complete privacy on your special day. The monks have created a beautifully tranquil location with the majority of the grounds and gardens being tended to over the decades by the monks themselves. It is a real privilege to be given the opportunity to share this special location with them.
The Estate is a photographers dream, full of small, intimate spaces for those all important photos which will help create wonderful memories. From the manicured Principal's Lawn for your drinks reception to rustic Orchards, Mirfield Monastery has something for everyone to enjoy.
Type of Cuisine:
We do not have any specific menus or packages preferring instead to provide a bespoke service so you have what you really like.
We have provided all types of cuisine ranging from traditional English to Mediterranean, North African and Arabic.
The Mirfield Monastery was founded in 1898 by Walter Howard Frere, later Bishop of Truro, establishing the Community of the Resurrection at its current home in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Walter Frere was particularly concerned with Christian socialism and the women’s movement and in 1906 and 1907, he presided over conferences at Mirfield at which Keir Hardie and Emmeline Pankhurst participated.
The Mirfield Monastery is still a vibrant community, with the brethren actively involved on the site, within the local community, and further afield. The community flourished establishing links in South Africa and Zimbabwe that continue to this present day.
Alumni including Bishop Trevor Huddleston, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the current Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, demonstrate the calibre of people that have passed through its doors and ensure that the college and Great Hall remain well thought of and highly regarded.
Directions by car:
The easiest way to get to the Mirfield Monastery is to come off the M62 at junction 25. Follow the signs towards Mirfield. You'll invariably come to a queue of traffic at Cooper Bridge Roundabout. Fork left and follow the signs towards Leeds. Take the first right after the Shell garage (Stocks Bank Road - Signed to Battyeford and CR House). We're about a half mile down this road on your right at the top of the hill.
Directions by public transport:
The main train station in Mirfield is less than 1 mile away.