Top 10 Alternative + Unique Wedding Venues in Scarborough, UK

We’ve had a few people ask us where is a bit different to get married or hold an epic party in and around the Scarborough area. Here is our list in no particular order, just something a bit different to all the hotels!

1. Scarborough Fair Collection

This venue is probably one of my favourites in Scarborough as it sums up the town perfectly. There is a large section of fully operational fairground rides and a ballroom suitable for a reasonably large party.

Dodgems, waltzers, children’s rides and a proper old school merry go round are available to use during your party and they can even accommodate extras such as a hog roast and ice cream vans! If you want a fun filled reception with a difference this is certainly worth a look!

2. Stephen Joseph Theatre

The first official wedding Emma shot was on the McCarthy stage of the Stephen Joseph Theatre and it was a unique setting with some amazing staff.

If you’re a film and theatre buff this would be the perfect place for a wedding. They have a marriage license so you can get wed on the premises and a large bar area for your reception.

3. Stepney Hill Farm

A large barn with a bar, dance floor, hay bales and room for a live band this is the perfect place for a proper shindig. With a maximum capacity of 300 you don’t have to worry about the guest list that much as there is plenty of room to party!

They also have a tea room available to hire for up to 40 people. Oh and if you go for a visit don’t forget to visit the farm shop where you can purchase some lovely home grown meat and produce.

4. Wildwood + Eden

Tipis! In Scarborough! Located just south of Burniston this venue has a rustic charm and would be perfect for a festival wedding celebration! We’ve shot here 7 times, I think. Every wedding has been awesome. The food is awesome, along with the staff, pretty faultless to be honest.

5. Muddy Souls at Wold Top Brewery

If you want your very own piss up in a brewery then you have found the perfect place. Check out more pictures here.

Available for short or longer functions, Betton Farm has a wonderful tearoom and conservatory available to hire. They have varied menus available and the venue is in a peaceful location. We’ve shot two weddings here now and love everything about the place.

7. Grand Get Togethers

A DIY farm wedding venue on the outskirts of Scarborough, with accomodation. You could make a blooming lovely weekend of celebrations here. Especially if you get the hot tub, we love those.

Another DIY farm wedding venue, this one with a barn! Again, we can’t stress enough how ace festival and DIY weddings are. Check our Hana + Ste’s day to see what we mean.

9. Scarborough Cricket Club

Thought I should add the place where we had our wedding reception! This place is awesome, can decorate it how you want and pub bar prices – which was the most important thing to us when looking for a wedding venue.

10. Roscoe Rooms

A perfect venue for a reception on a budget. Loads of room, space for a DJ, in house catering and cheap beer!

This is just our list and is by no means everywhere. Let me know in the comments if I have missed anywhere or if you were married or have had an epic party somewhere awesome in Scarborough!


Yorkshire wedding photographers and husband and wife team, Emma + Rich take photographs and make films with our own creative, fun and unique way of telling your story. Based in Scarborough near York and Hull, we travel across Yorkshire, the UK and rest of the world to make memories that will last you forever.

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