How to achieve thE 'At Home' wedding experience without the stress of having to host at your own home

Without doubt one of the most frequent comments we get from our couples (and their guests) at any of our private home wedding venues is... "how welcome and 'at home' everyone is made to feel", and "how refreshing it is to come to a venue that doesn't dictate how and when and where everything needs to happen".

We have fully embraced this yearning for couples to truly personalise their wedding, and for this they need flexibility, privacy and choice!

Having your wedding with us is like designing your perfect week-end at your own home, with all the flexibility you need to make it extremely personal, but without all the stress and hassle of planning and running it, as our venue hire fee includes full wedding planning and management throughout, working with your budget and ideas to help you achieve your day, your way - a successful formula and an absolute bargain!

Just a few of the moments we have witnessed of our couples truly personal weddings....

By offering a choice of 3 different types of private venues, to cater for all wedding styles, there is something for everyone:

  • Classic English country garden home
  • Boho chic marquee site, with camping if required 
  • Fairytale (authentically aristocratic) stately home

Contact for a no obligation, private viewing of any or all of our venues any time. We can't wait to meet you and hear all your plans. 


Allanah & Neil 

Dreamy wedding pom poms

We are excited to share our latest enthusiasm with you for styling your wedding with POM POMS!!! Committed to working with our couples in helping them to make their day unique and special, it is always a joy to be able to offer some great ideas which are light on the budget but tremendously impactful, and of course GORGEOUS!

Check out this adorable collection of pom pom garlands and fairy lights from

A welcome and refreshing change to bunting, these are perfect accessories for styling your wedding. Combined with candles and flowers these impactful and stylish pom poms can vastly reduce your wedding flower budget, and they are reusable! We are careful to only recommend products and suppliers that are reliable and offer great quality and service. This is a UK based company which has come on our radar over a number of weddings with Riverside Events Yorkshire and we are delighted to recommend them to you!

In white and dusty pink they look utterly stylish and romantic, and in a range of bolder edgier colours there is something for every wedding look. Battery operated on timers the fairy lights look stunning as table dressings or strung on a marquee, wrapped on grand staircases, and the garlands decorate chairs, walls, doorways, gazebo arches - there are a host of ways these can be used as they come in a variety of lengths. Versitile and long lasting, your pom poms can be used way beyond your wedding day; around your home or on your Christmas tree as a happy reminder of your special day! 

Excited About Our New Venues

After three wonderfully successful years of hosing truly magical weddings at Tanfield House we have more than validated the damand for flexible 'at home' very personal weddings. This is what distinguishes Tanfield House for other similar style venues. And while Tanfield House continues to be an ideal venue for small to medium sized weddings (max 100) we wanted to be able to offer our couples even more choice and flexibility.

So the addition of Danby Hall, Wensleydale and Upsland Farm, near West Tanfield provides greater choice and flexibility to larger wedding parties (100+), with the opportunity for a greater variety of marquee structures as well. The clear span, framed marquees fit best and make the most of the Tanfield House setting, and will also suit the new venues, but the new venues can also accommodate Tipis, Yurts, Sperry Tents, Pole tents etc.

Exciting times for Riverside Events Yorkshire couples craving an excape from rigid wedding packages! 

WEDDING TRENDS...influenced by Harry and Meghan's engagement!

While the last three years have seen a growing trend for fun and fabulous Boho, vintage and rustic barn style weddings, the royal engagement of Harry and Meghan has seen online searches for more traditional fairytale castle and stately home style venues soar by 65% since their engagement last November, according to online wedding planner, Bridebook.

But why not combine both tradition and fun in a truly individual way in our recently launched private historic home venue, Danby Hall, in Wensleydale, which guarantees complete flexibility to enjoy your day, your way!

Danby delivers the grandeur of castles and stately homes, while oozing character in an authentically aristocratic way. As it is privately owned our couples who choose Danby are guaranteed complete flexibility to curate their dream day in a truly unique way.

Offering exclusive use of the venue for 2 1/2 days, allowing lots of time to not only enjoy this stunning and private environment within Wensleydale, you are refreshingly liberated you from the often paralysing restrictions of more commercial venues.

We would LOVE to know what you think! Should you wish to arrange a private viewing, please don't hesitate to contact us for an appointment to see if Danby could be your fairytale wedding venue.


Allanah & Neil