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 Papak├ąta 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