Wedding Reception Venue York

Host Your Dream Wedding Reception At The Star Inn The City

Your wedding day should be one of the most magical days of your life and here at The Star Inn The City we are fully committed to making that happen. Our award-winning brasserie, located in the heart of York, serves as the perfect venue for an intimate wedding reception, whatever the weather, whatever the season.

From initial consultation to final toast, our talented team will work closely with you to create a bespoke wedding reception that perfectly reflects your personal style and preferences, whilst our idyllic riverside location and elegant interiors provide a cosy and intimate atmosphere that’s ideal for celebrating with your closest friends and family.

Our unrivalled service and friendly Yorkshire hospitality is matched only by the quality of our cuisine; wow your wedding guests by inviting them to tuck into to some exceptional seasonal dishes designed by distinguished Michelin-starred chef Andrew Pern.

From room hire to food, drinks and more, here’s everything you need to know about hosting your dream wedding reception at The Star Inn The City.

Wedding Reception Room Options

The Star Inn The City boasts two stunning private dining areas that are perfect for hosting a magical wedding reception. The first option is our charming River Room, a warm and inviting space that affords spectacular views of the River Ouse. With large windows that allow plenty of natural light to flood in, the River Room is an elegant and welcoming setting for your special day and can accommodate from 14-26 guests.

The second option is the Mezzanine Dining Room, a flexible space that exudes a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. The room is adorned with stylish check patterns, antique mirrors, and elegant lighting fixtures, creating a refined and luxurious ambiance. This room can accommodate 20 guests up to a maximum of 36 for larger wedding parties.

Wedding Reception Meal Options

The Star Inn The City is an award-winning food-led celebration destination and we pride ourselves on serving exceptional seasonal dishes that comprise the freshest and finest locally-sourced produce. Think top quality seasonal game, fresh fish straight from the Yorkshire coast and delectable, in-season vegetables and that’s just a little taste of what your guests can expect on your big day.

Ahead of your wedding, one of our friendly team members will be in touch and we will put forward two options: you can either choose to select three delicious courses for your guests to try from our A La Carte or you can opt for your wedding party to enjoy our set Group Menu.  Please note that we cannot facilitate mixed choices between both menus, but we will do our absolute best to accommodate anybody with special dietary requirements.

If you opt for our fabulous Group Menu, your wedding party will be treated to an array of delectable starters. These mouthwatering appetizers could include a divine Yorkshire Wold’s Chicken Apricot & Pancetta Terrine, a harmonious blend of flavours nestled alongside a vibrant Heritage Carrot & Apricot Chutney. The plate comes alive with Sweet ‘n’ Sour Summer Vegetables and a crisp Short Stack Farm Herb Salad. For those preferring seafood, the Hot Smoked Organic Scottish Salmon & Horseradish Mousse starter presents a delicate balance of smoky and zesty notes, complemented by a refreshing Cucumber & Red Pepper Relish and peppery Baby Watercress, all served with golden Rye Toasts

The  Group main course selection is equally enticing. The BBQ Glazed Monkfish Tail ‘On the Bone’ is a showstopper, its succulent flesh enhanced by a velvety Smoked Aubergine Puree. Preserved Lemon & Anchovy Dressed Tender Stem adds a citrusy punch, while crispy Salt ‘N’ Vinegar Onion Rings provide a satisfying crunch. Alternatively, the Yorkshire Wold’s Chicken ‘Schnitzel’ offers a crisp exterior giving way to juicy meat within. It’s paired with a summery Isle of Wight Tomato & Rocket Salad, tender Garlic & Herb Buttered Green Beans, and a robust Henderson’s Spiced Tomato Sauce.

For dessert, our signature Eton Mess reimagines this classic with clouds of Crushed Meringue and silky Madagascan Vanilla Chantilly. Anabelle’s Strawberries & Sorbet add a fruity freshness, while Pistachio and Lemon Balm provide nutty and herbal notes. Likewise, the Passion Fruit Curd Cheesecake is a tropical delight, its creamy filling contrasting beautifully with the crumbly ‘Hobnob’ Biscuit base. Toasted Coconut adds texture, while Whitby Rum ‘Sunshine Fruits’ bring a boozy kick, all balanced by cool Mango Yoghurt Ice Cream.

Finally, if you opt for our extremely popular A La Carte Menu you will be treated to an impressive range of nibbles, starters, mains, and desserts. Each dish highlights the freshest, finest seasonal ingredients from Yorkshire’s abundant larder. From field to fork, these creations cater to diverse tastes, ensuring a memorable dining experience for all your wedding guests.

Wedding Reception Drinks’ Options

No magical wedding reception would be complete without some outstanding drinks options. After all, your guests will need something to toast the happy new couple with!

Our extensive Drinks’ menu includes premium champagnes and sparkling wines so you can celebrate in style. We also proudly serve signature cocktails, or mocktails, as well as tasty local ales and premium spirits.

If you’d like to discuss wine options for your big day, please get in touch; we have an impressive collection of vintages sourced from some of the world’s most reputable wine producing nations.

Dedicated Service

At The Star Inn The City, we understand that your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life, and we take great pride in helping you to create magical and lasting memories. From the moment you first get in touch, we’ll be with you every step of the way, providing a friendly, supportive, and professional service that prioritises attention to detail.

As soon as you confirm your booking with us our experienced team will work closely with you to help you choose your menu and organise any elements for the big day. Our aim is to bring your dream wedding to life whilst making sure the day itself goes off without a hitch.

We will also happily liaise with external suppliers including venue stylists and florists and you’re free to ask us as many questions as you like: that’s what we’re here for!

Enquire Now

Spring or Summer, Autumn or Winter, The Star Inn The City is the perfect all year round wedding reception venue in York.

If you’re thinking of getting married in 2024 or 2025 it’s never too late, or too early, to start planning. Get in touch with us today to find out more, including details about current prices and availability.

Please kindly note that we only offer the following timeslots for your wedding reception: 12pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8:30pm.

The Star Inn The City – a food-led celebration destination