The NCEM provides a stunning and unique venue for your wedding reception or celebration party

Our medieval, Grade 1 listed building is set within peaceful and private gardens and can offer the perfect setting for your special occasion. We are an accessible and inclusive venue for all faiths situated inside the city walls, just off Walmgate, a stones throw from the beautiful Walmgate Bar.

On the day you will have exclusive use of the venue and our friendly and welcoming staff will work with you to ensure that your occasion runs smoothly and is enjoyed by everyone. You might choose to enter through our stunning Norman arch on the south side or via our contemporary foyer with views of the garden. With plenty of natural light, the church offers a bright, welcoming atmosphere and the stone arches and wrought iron candelabras give a sense of grandeur. At night, the candlelit church offers a beautiful and intimate setting for dining or dancing and the excellent acoustics are perfect for a live band or DJ. The setting inside and out provides a perfect backdrop for your memorable photographs.

We work with Bradshaws of York, Caterers of Distinction, who will be on hand to create delicious dishes for your sit-down meal or buffet. They offer an extensive range of options for food and wine to suit your tastes and can cater for any special dietary requirements.

For more information, please download the hire pack on this page which has information about room layouts, our caterers and other recommended suppliers, and hire rates.

If you would like to arrange a visit to look around, please contact India Ashberry, our Events Coordinator on 01904 632220 or email

For full details about hiring the NCEM for your celebration, download our hire packs here:

2024 weddings & parties hire pack

2025 weddings & parties hire pack

For 2026 availability, please contact us at to discuss your requirements