Yorkshire Venues website

A newly created website has just been launched to help bring together and share information about community run venues across North Yorkshire. Visitors to www.yorkshirevenues.org.uk can find the perfect place to hold a special family celebration, a business meeting with modern facilities, or even a wedding reception.
The website has been created by the Lottery-funded North Yorkshire Rural Voice project and is a partnership of Ryedale Voluntary Action, Seachange, Rural Action Yorkshire, Ripon Council for Voluntary Service, Richmond Council for Voluntary Service, Northallerton and District Voluntary Services Association, Craven Council for Voluntary Service and the York Racial Equality Network.
Project Co-ordinator Sarah Robinson said “we heard from many community venues that they needed help to expand their client base and market themselves in an appropriate and cost effective manner. To enable this, Rural Voice Officers created venue directories across North Yorkshire. We then decided to bring these all together in one website for all to use”.
All the venues on the website are able to add their details and can update content to suit their needs. They can add plenty of information to market the venue, including full facilities lists and photos. The website aims to enable a venue to increase their customer base and give people more options on where to hold community events or family parties.
Sarah added “We particularly want to show potential users the benefits in terms of cost and location, of using a community run venue. In response to feedback from halls we hope to encourage users to consider these venues for a wide range of family and business uses, including weddings”.
At present the website just covers North Yorkshire with the exception of the Selby District, but we would like to increase the coverage to all of Yorkshire in the future.


If you are a Community Venue in the North Yorkshire County Council area that would like to be added to the website , please contact Rural Action Yorkshire on 0845 313 0270 or send a request using the online form which can be found below.

If you are planning an event, visit www.yorkshirevenues.org.uk.  By hiring a community-run venue you are supporting a valuable facility where many important activities take place.

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