Hire Goddards

wo woman sat on a couch with a tiered afternoon tea tray on a table before them

Whether you're looking for somewhere to celebrate a birthday or special occasion with family and friends, or you're after something a bit different for a corporate event; hire Goddards to help create the perfect day.

Have the whole place to yourself

Do you love Goddards and fancy hiring it out to enjoy with your family and friends? Or perhaps you’re looking for an original venue that offers something a little bit different for your corporate away days?
Just a short distance from York city centre with lots of public transport and accommodation options, Goddards is an ideal spot for private functions.

From drinks receptions to informal lunches and dinners through to intimate family celebrations, our events team can help you plan the perfect event in this beautiful Grade I listed building. 
Enjoy a drink on the terrace before getting together in the drawing room, a flexible space which caters for up to 80 guests for a buffet or canapes with the dining room offering a great space for smaller groups of up to 24 people (for sit down meals). The drawing room is also the perfect hub for your team away day, with plenty of smaller rooms available for break out groups. 

Whatever the occasion, the best bit about hiring out Goddards is that you can have the whole place to yourself, for you and your party to enjoy exclusively.*
 * Venue hire only available on close days only (Mondays and Tuesdays).


Relax and put your feet up in the drawing room
Sofas and chairs in the drawing room at Goddards
Relax and put your feet up in the drawing room

A bespoke service

We want to make your day as special as possible and we tailor the day to your requirements. We love to make you feel at home so spaces can be set up in lots of different ways from the big things to the finer details. ​Contact us to discuss what you're looking for.

Parties, events and functions can be arranged all year round through selected indoor options but Goddards really adds something special through the beautiful garden which is available for hire. The lavender terrrace and tennis court garden are especially good for overspill and outdoor receptions on sunny days.

Food and drink

For smaller events Goddards can provide a bespoke food and beverage service, or we can provide and arrange options from external companies for larger groups.

Or alternatively what about Treasurer's House?

Historic Treasurer’s House with its award-winning garden is located next door to York Minster right in the city centre. It offers the lower tea room for individuals and groups up to 25 people. Treasurer's House is open 7 days a week for most of the year so exclusive hire is limited.
Find out more about Treasurer's

Middlethorpe Hall Hotel

This Historic Hotel is a jewel in the York area, twice winning 'Hotel of the Year' from Visit York. Exquisite dining from the talented team and packages can be tailor made to suit your needs.
Find out more about Middlethorpe