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Another great wedding. It was a great pleasure to have such a lovely couple hold there wedding at our venue. Congratulation Daren and Zoe. ...

Yesterdays wedding couldn't of been more amazing! Iv known Zoe since primary school so capturing this couples wedding day was pretty special, it was so lovely to see so many family and friends come together to make handmade wedding 💚 Braisty Estate

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Thanks Paula your photos of our venue are just brilliant. ...

Another beautiful gallery all finished for Charlotte & Chris at the very stunning Braisty Estate Here are just a few of my favourites! *Please tag images* xx

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On your wedding day, from the start to the end of the day it is a special and momentus occasion. Our unique venue will only enhance your day.



Why not hold that special birthday celebration at the wonderful setting of Braisty Estate.

Special Functions

Special Functions

Whether you need space to hold a christening, dance evening or any special occasion, our venue can be flexible to encapsulate the day whatever your needs.

About Us


How it all started

Braisty Estate was born following the fantastic experience of our own wedding.

We had no doubt that Braisty had to be the venue, Rachel and her family were born and raised there, the Barrett’s had farmed Braisty Woods for over a hundred years, there was no where else our wedding should be!

Biased as we were that Braisty was special, with views that everyone envied, we did not want just any wedding, we wanted something a little different and thats when the Giant Teepee’s caught our eye.

We did not realise quite how lucky we were until our wedding day, as the guests, staff and even the locals that had come to have a peek commented on how incredibly wonderful it was!

And so Braisty Estate was born, why shouldn’t others have the chance to enjoy their wedding or event, and talk about it for years to come just like our guests.

Braisty Estate is set in the heart of the beautiful and tranquil area of Nidderdale.

With our venue you and your guests will be enchanted by the stunning views of Brimham Rocks and the surrounding area.

Conveniently located close to Harrogate and Ripon our venue can be used to hold small intimate weddings to large festival style weddings.

We are a small and relaxed company that don’t pressure any ideas on you. Braisty Estate provides you with a blank canvas to create your special wedding or occasion, there are no package deals like most venues, giving you the freedom to make the day your own.

If like us you want your wedding or event to be exclusive, when booked the venue is totally yours, where you don’t have to share it with another function, or like some other places where members of the public are able to visit.

We work closely with Papakåta who hire out Giant Teepees providing you with great packages for your day and a team of trusted suppliers that we can recommend, or you can use your own, it’s entirely up to you!

We have vast experience in the wedding and special occasions trade spanning over a number of years.

We are always motivated, enthusiastic and constantly eager to please to make your day absolutely perfect!


Andrew and Rachel Dawson



Dear Rachel & Andy

We just wanted to send you an email to say a huge (belated) thank you for everything you did in the run up to, and during, our wedding. We had the most magical day in breath taking surroundings, so thank you for sharing Braisty with us! We, and all of our guests, fell completely in love with Braisty and even the temperamental, Yorkshire weather just made the day even more special. That double rainbow was like nothing we’ve ever seen before!

Thank you also for being so kind, warm and helpful in the run up to the wedding. We really enjoyed our visits to Braisty and we always felt very welcome.

With warmest wishes,

Joelle and Tom

Dear Rachel & Andy

Jonny and I just wanted to thank you and your family for letting us use your beautiful venue to have our wedding. You were so helpful from start to finish and we couldn’t have asked for any more during the whole process; from your replying to my thousands of emails and for helping us out during the set up too. So many people commented how beautiful the venue and surroundings were, it was just an absolutely perfect day.

Stef and Jonny




Braisty Estate will provide you with the site to hold your wedding, birthday or special occasion.

We also guarantee that when you hire our venue you will not be sharing it with other functions, it’s all yours!

If you wish to hire Braisty Estate and bring in your own services, that is at your discretion, or we have links with some local businesses who can provide you with everything you need.


Are the folks who specialise in hiring out Kåta Tents, the giant teepees that create utterly unique and truly magical party spaces!

For more information visit www.papakata.co.uk, email: telmemore@papakata.co.uk or call 0800 612 9692

Vines Wines

Are a mobile ‘pop up’ Wine Bar serving great wines and good times from their vintage Citroen H van!

For more information visit www.vines-winebar.co.uk, email: info@vines-winebar.co.uk or call Dan on 07889 149716

Richard Wynn Davies Photographer

Richard and Caroline Wynn Davies are highly experienced wedding photographer who are passionate about your day into timeless pieces of photographic art!

For more information visit www.richardwynndavies.co.uk, email: capture@richardwynndavies.co.uk or call 01757 228647

Yorkshire Yurts

Yorkshire Yurts supply large Yurts that are suitable for a whole host of events and special occasions, they promise a professional service, friendly staff and the most beautiful British handcrafted yurts.

For more information email: info@yorkshireyurts.co.uk or call Tom Sterne on 01423 410030

Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings

Jan Shillito of Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings is one of the first Independent Celebrants to be qualified and approved by Government training body Ofqual. They specialise in writing, conducting and styling personal wedding, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies that have a bit more heart, soul and personality that can be held in off the beaten track and outdoor locations that make you feel “this is us”

For more information visit www.thememorybox.com/ceremonies, email: ceremonies@janshillito.co.uk or call Jan Shillito on 07745 385 981

Swish Flowers

Yvonne has been in the florist industry for 22 years. Originally self taught through her extraordinary creative talent, Yvonne has more recently undertaken an intensive training course with the renowned Ian Lloyd School of Floristry.

For more information visit www.swishflowers.co.uk, or call Yvonne on 07413 629437

Camp Couture

For a fabulous Glamping experience: Fashion-a-bell tent to your exact requirements and let Camp Couture do the rest!

Camp Couture offers you, your family and friends the perfect way to get away from it all, sleep under the stars, unwind and spend time outdoors together amongst nature with bell tent hire in yorkshire.

For more information visit www.campcouture.co.uk, email: fashionabell@campcouture.co.uk or call Emily on 0780 327 6528

Wills Marquees

For a fabulous Glamping experience: Fashion-a-bell tent to your exact requirements and let Camp Couture do the rest!

Camp Couture offers you, your family and friends the perfect way to get away from it all, sleep under the stars, unwind and spend time outdoors together amongst nature with bell tent hire in yorkshire.

For more information visit www.wills-marquees.co.uk, email: info@wills-marquees.co.uk or call Will on 07790 221 252 or 01423 339915

MKC Catering

All strong companies grow and develop over time. MKC is no exception. When husband and wife team Mike and Anna Kernall launched the company in 2002, the mission was to create amazing restaurant quality food for a large number of guests and this is something they have developed and achieved.

MKC are well supported in Yorkshire with a great reputation for Weddings, Private Dining, Canapé Parties and corporate event planning, with a ‘no problems just solutions’ attitude, makes MKC the right choice every time.

For more information visit www.kernallcatering.com, email: eat@kernallcatering.com or call 07779 280 362

The Yorkshire Chauffeur Company

The Yorkshire Chauffeur with their fleet of Range Rover Wedding Cars can provide a bespoke chauffeur service for your wedding.

For more information visit www.theyorkshirechauffeurcompany.co.uk, email: info@theyorkshirechauffeurcompany.co.uk or call 07933 784306

Dusty Miller Catering

Bespoke caterers : four to four hundred, weddings, private functions and corporate event catering tailored to suit event budget and style of occasion, the Dusty Miller has over 35 years outside catering and event management experience.

With considerable experience in every aspect of event management, we are at home with all party catering requirements: corporate, birthdays, weddings, etc. Plus, we can adapt with ease to the facilities of a marquee or grand hall! In fact, we cover all special events and all venues.

For more information visit www.dustymillercaterers.co.uk, email: dustymillercaterers@gmail.com or call Elizabeth or Brian  on 01423 780837

99 Catering Ltd

Ninety Nine Catering provide bespoke catering services to premium events across the UK.

For more information visit www.99events.co.uk, email: info@99events.co.uk or call 01977 277260

Along with ample parking, we can supply you with everything you need to make you event an outstanding success.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries, or just to chat about ideas.

Contact Us


accomodationBraisty Woods Cottage

Situated in Braisty Estate we have a wonderful 5 bedroomed holiday cottage that can be hired if needed.

The cottage is a detached stone farmhouse located on a the farm within a mile of Brimham Rocks and Summerbridge and only a few hundred yards from our venue.

The cottage boasts five bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and en-suite shower room with Egyptian cotton bedding to all beds plus white fluffy towels provided.

There is a large sitting room with open fire, games room with multi-fuel stove, a well equipped kitchen/diner with electric aga and French doors out to gardens and ample parking and also a porch for boots and walking gear.

Situated close to the Nidderdale way and on the “Way of the Roses” cycle route. Lots to do in the locality including clay pigeon shooting, fishing, cycling off or on road, walking with Llamas, climbing or bouldering at Brimham Rocks. We can help arrange activities just give us a call.

For more information call Fiona on 07584 01 01 70 or email longa@btconnect.com, or visit the web site www.braistywoodscottage.com

Local Accommodation

We are only 20 minutes away from the Spa Town of Harrogate, which has literally hundreds of Hotels and Guest houses which can provide accommodation for you and your guests, and there are also a wide variety of hotels and pubs in the area that offer excellent accommodation, here are just a few:

The Wellington Inn, Darley

Tel: 01423 780362

The Royal Oak, Dacre

Tel: 01423 780200

Grassfield Hall, Pateley Bridge

Tel: 07958 038134

The Sportsman’s Arms, Wath

Tel: 01423 711306

The New Inn, Burnt Yates

Tel:  01423 771070

The Station Hotel, Birstwith

Tel: 01423 770254

Your Ceremony

ceremoniesAt Braisty Estate we don’t have a wedding license for a Registrar to perform the legalities in the barn and civil ceremonies cannot be performed outdoors in the UK. However this does not mean that you can’t have your wedding ceremony followed by your wedding celebrations here on the Estate.

Many couples today are opting for a more personal ceremony and wedding experience that compliments their unique venue. They are looking for a ceremony that allows them to say what they want to say and promise to each other, choose which traditions they want to include and the personal touches that can make it their own.

We work closely with Jan Shillito, owner at Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings, one of the first Independent Celebrants to be qualified and approved by Government training body Ofqual a few years ago. They specialise in writing, conducting and styling personal wedding, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies that have a bit more heart, soul and personality that can be held in off the beaten track and outdoor locations that make you feel “this is us”.

Their ceremonies can be as formal or informal as you wish and can include either secular, religious or spiritual content; each one is bespoke and written to reflect your personalities and style, what’s important to you and tell your story.

Couples are required to complete “the legal bits” at their local Register Office with just their two witnesses either on the day or at some point before the ceremony; it only takes 4 minutes then you are free to hold your personal ceremony in the location of your choice.

Like us, Jan’s inspiration to set up Celebration Ceremonies & Weddings came from her own wedding:

“When we got married ten years ago this “concept” just didn’t exist. The idea of having an inflexible, production-line ceremony that sounds the same as everyone else’s just filled me with dread! We wanted something more unique, personal and relevant to us that could be conducted at our own home. The rest they say is history!”

In addition to writing and designing ceremonies, as a qualified designer and client service professional she and her team also offer bespoke design services including: stationary collections, venue illustrations, monogram design, china favour dishes and on the day ceremony styling set up and wedding day co-ordination.

For more information and to discuss your requirements contact Jan on:

07745 385 981



Photography Credit, from left to right: Rachel Edwards, Matthew Priestley, Opal Desires, Rachel Edwards.


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