Create treasured memories at the De Grey Rooms
In the heart of York City centre, just a few minutes from York registry office lays the city centres hidden gem of a venue. Whether…
In the heart of York City centre, just a few minutes from York registry office lays the city centres hidden gem of a venue.
Whether you are looking for a formal dining experience or a place to dance the night away the De Grey Rooms is ready and waiting to accommodate your event. The building consists of a stunning ballroom and cocktail bar both restored to their former glory, with other break-out spaces available.
Built in 1841 this building is grade two listed and having historically been used for dinners and dances the De Grey Rooms is thrilled to be able to offer this space to you as a wedding and events venue.
With an original sprung dance floor, surround sound system and fully stocked bar their space is one that is a beautiful canvas on which to paint your perfect occasion. With a capacity of 120-150 the ballroom has the space to accommodate anything from weddings to corporate events and charity hire rates are available.
Along with professional catering partners, the De Grey rooms’ dedicated events coordinator is ready to accommodate your wants and needs and help you create treasured memories within a building originally intended to promote grandeur, entertainment and lasting relationships.
A brief history of the De Grey Rooms
The De Grey Rooms are named after Thomas Philip de Grey, who was the 2nd Earl de Grey and colonel-commandant of the Yorkshire Hussar Regimen. De Grey Rooms was built in 1841-1842 to the design of the english architect George Townsend Andrews reflecting a neo-classical design.
Its original purpose was to provide the Earl de Grey and officers with suitable accomodation for their annual mess and was intended to be used for concerts, balls, public entertainment and meetings.
In later years, the De Grey Rooms became a venue for social entertainments of the non-military sort: balls, concerts and parties. During the Second World War, dances were held providing a little relief for the people of York more familiar with air-raids and ration books.