Thief Hall Journal

Who you should and shouldn’t get help from

It’s so important to get help in preparation for your big day, there’s a lot to do and you should be enjoying the journey; but who should you get help from? Who’s going to help not hinder? Who can you trust? Who’s going to keep it fun not stressful? Let’s start with who you  SHOULD get help from…


Suppliers are some of the best people you can ask for help, they have years of experience in the industry, they’ve seen it all! They will be full of advice and guidance and can help you with your ideas. Suppliers are there to make your planning journey less stressful, the better relationship you create with a supplier the easier your planning process will be. A supplier should be someone you can trust and rely on to meet your demands but have fun while doing so, they are a big part of making your day run smoothly and helping to create your dream wedding, so it’s important you book suppliers you have full faith in and you know will do an amazing job.

Your Venue 

If your venue is anything like us we are there for you 24/7 from your first viewing to your big day and we love to stay in touch even after the big day is over, it’s gorgeous to see some of our Thief Hall couples turn into Thief Hall family’s! Our team of coordinators can help you with anything, nothing is too much to ask, any worries or questions? Ask away, that’s what we are here for, we want to make your wedding journey as fun as possible and as stress free as possible! Many of our Thief hall couples have described the process as “not having to lift a finger”. If you want to read more about what we offer as a venue why not read our previous blog “how do we compare to other venues… We don’t!!”.

Now we’ve looked at who is ideal to help you, let’s look at who you might not get help from and why…

Family and Friends 

It’s a lovely thing to get friends and family involved with your special day by asking them to help. It’s very cost effective. However, it’s so important that everything for your wedding is done at least 2 days before your wedding day. Why does it need to be done 2 days before? Why can’t they do it the morning of the wedding or the day before when all the other guests are there to help?… its because they always wish they had done it sooner, with all the excitement of the wedding ahead and all your guests arriving you will find yourself being pulled in all directions and we don’t want you worrying about if the cake is finished or if the chair sashes have being done. The day before your wedding and the morning of always goes so fast especially if you are having a pre wedding bar or food the night before, we want your friends and family to be able to enjoy every second of the celebrations rather than still finishing off their jobs. Therefore we would recommend that (if possible) none of your bridal party are responsible for any of the big jobs or supplying any of the services for your special day as it only adds so much stress to your preparations.

All help is appreciated but make sure its being done by the right people, someone with experience, someone you trust but most importantly someone who’s going to make it stress free! Stress is the last thing you need in the build up to the big day. Use your coordinator/ Venue that’s what they are there for, to help! It’s what we do! 

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