Thief Hall Journal

Dog Blog

Did you know we are dog friendly? All your family members can be part of your big day, even your furry friends! 

Dogs on site

Do some of your guests also want to bring their dogs? Well they can! Most of our cottages are dog friendly and all of our pods too. We know how much dogs mean to people and that’s why we love having them here! While you’re here why not take them for a lovely walk through the countryside, there’s plenty of walking routes to choose from. Not only can they stay in the accommodation but they can also have roles throughout the day, they can be in your ceremony, have photos with you at the woods or maybe you would like them to greet guests as they arrive! Get your furry friends involved!!

Part of the Ceremony

If you’re thinking of having your dog in the ceremony consider who is going to look after them/ hold them for the ceremony, sometimes it can be overwhelming with that many people present, so we always advise that you have someone to look after them so that if they need to leave the situation someone can easily take them out. Due to this, we’d ideally recommend someone who isn’t in the bridal party. We always recommend that your dog comes to the ceremony rehearsal to make sure they are comfortable in that environment. We love it when dogs are involved in the ceremony it’s a nice personal touch for the couple.

Make sure they are looking smart!

Why not get them a new outfit or accessory to make sure they look the part on your big day. Or maybe even a little trip to the groomers so that they are picture paw-fect! As we are located between Thirsk and Northallerton you have a range of businesses to choose from including Pets at Home which has a groomers in it, or if you’d prefer to support a local business, there’s plenty of independent pet shops and groomers that would be happy to get your furry friends wedding day ready.

If you need a bit of extra help…

Although we love having dogs during the special day sometimes it isn’t always practical to put the responsibility of checking on them on an a member of your wedding party as this means they might miss out on certain aspects of the day. There’s also a good possibility they might forget to go and check up on them after a few drinks once the party gets started! So why not look at booking a doggy sitter,  for example Bow Wow Vow, Tails of Swale and Chuck Tails are just a few that would help out to make sure your furry friends are at your big day and not left behind!

Our team is full of dog lovers and it’s always an added bonus when couples or guests bring their dogs along to a wedding. The whole family should be able to attend and we love to see it which is why we love being dog friendly. 

Glamping Pods

Meet our six glamping pods with a difference…..
They each come with a separate theme and sleep up to 4 altogether with a king bed and bunk bed, perfect for families with children.

Thief Hole Barn

Whether you’re looking to take some time out with family, find the perfect setting to celebrate an occasion, are looking for an adventure break or a corporate retreat, Thief Hole Barn provides a stunning location. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the courtyard, spread out on the huge L-shaped sofa in front of the wood burning stove and enjoy the calm and serenity of country living.

Swift Nick Cottage

Offering spacious living for up to four adults and two children, Swift Nick is the perfect hideaway for any family or group. Easy access and a sloped ramp make Swift Nick ideal for those requiring versatile, easy living in an idyllic ground floor cottage. Whether you want to cosy up by the fire in Winter or enjoy the sunshine on the terrace in Summer, Swift Nick offers a luxurious holiday home away from home in the tranquillity of the countryside.

Turpin Cottage

Nestle yourself away in this beautifully converted cottage and enjoy splendid views of the North Yorkshire countryside. A haven of countryside charm and cottage comfort, Turpin Cottage is a fantastic location for some well-deserved time out for you and your pet. With a spacious feel and high beamed ceilings you cannot fail to appreciate its original character.

Fawkes Cottage

This sensitively renovated barn conversion oozes charm and character whilst providing contemporary home from home living for two adults and children. The perfect retreat for a romantic break, family holiday, or countryside escape, Fawkes Cottage balances five star luxury with everyday comforts including your very own private hot tub!

Millington House

The heart of the six cottages with dining facilities for up to 20 guests. This cottage is perfect for any celebration, party, family get-together or just a group wishing to get away from it all.

Bateman Byre

This one bedroom cottage is named after the Yorkshire witch Mary Bateman and with the original character of the barn you cannot fail to appreciate the old with the new. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and every other item you would expect. Why not enjoy watching the sunset from the hot tub!

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What we offer

Thief Hall is a barn conversion restored in stunning style, offering a blank canvas venue with open beams and a clean modern finish. Thief Hall is surrounded by the beautiful rural countryside of North Yorkshire, the perfect backdrop for your special day! Included with the venue you will receive:

Exclusive 3 day hire
Accommodation for 2 nights for 60+ guests
6 cottages, 5 with hot tubs
6 Glamping Pods
Wedding planning support throughout
Wedding coordination on your day
Fully licensed to hold civil ceremony weddings
Fully stocked and staffed bar
Outdoor Weddings available
No restrictions or stipulations
Tables, chairs, linen and more!
Marquees Permitted