Venue hire

Venue Hire at Abbey House Museum

Abbey House Museum is a unique venue in Leeds and is available to hire throughout the year.

Abbey House Museum and The Gatehouse Café are suitable for a range of events including wedding receptions, film opportunities and more.

Wedding Receptions

Plan your perfect wedding reception at The Gatehouse Café, Abbey House Museum in Leeds. The 12th century building was the original gate house for Kirkstall Abbey and features stunning Cistercian arches and beautiful gothic style windows.

The Gatehouse can seat up to 60 dinner guests and up to 175 for canapé and drink receptions. There are two pretty patio areas which look over to Kirkstall Abbey ruins and the surrounding parkland.

Dating back over 800 years, Kirkstall Abbey is a spectacular setting for your wedding blessing. The Grade I listed venue is both dramatic and beautiful for wedding photography and the surrounding parkland is a tranquil setting for guests to relax.

Within the abbey’s Visitor Centre, the Colonel North Room can be hired for drinks and canapés. Hire can be for half a day or a full day depending on your needs.

Please note that Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey are not currently licensed to host wedding ceremonies.

Link to Temple Newsam wedding page
Recreated Victorian streets and a shop front

Film & Photography

The detailed recreated Victorian streets of Abbey House Museum provide an excellent location for film shoots and photography projects including commercial film, TV and event photography.

We are very happy for prospective filmmakers and photographers to arrange a viewing on request.

Make a venue hire enquiry

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