Dalby Forest is home to an abundance of internationally important wildlife species and is also a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site, where you can experience the magic of seeing the Milky Way with the naked eye.

The forest is the new home of the Dalby Astronomical Centre where events are held throughout the year, from team building activities and art shows to weddings and celebrations. The forest cafe offers a range of buffet-style catering options but their speciality is a barbeque on the terrace. The staff happy to work with you to get the catering for your event just right.

Dalby Forest Cafe

Come rain or shine, day or night, you will have a fantastic forest adventure and create lasting memories at any time of the year.

We are proud to manage the Dalby Forest Cafe that serves a delicious range of freshly prepared seasonal dishes using local produce such as heart-warming soups, classic sandwiches and wraps alongside barista made coffee and indulgent treats. 


Dalby is set in stunning woodland in the heart of the North York Moors and a wedding at Dalby means a unique and informal venue in the beautiful setting of The Great Yorkshire Forest.

Make the most of the forest surroundings by holding your ceremony on our outside terrace overlooking the treeline. We also have a dedicated room inside with beautiful floor to ceiling views across the forest landscape.

We can arrange a visit to Dalby where you can discuss your ideas or specific needs for the day – drinks, décor, food and any other special touches or themes you’d like featured at your wedding celebration.

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Meetings and Conferences

Dalby Forest has two stunning conference facilities in the heart of The Great Yorkshire Forest, the Visitor Centre Conference Room and the Courtyard Community Resource Centre. Each room provides an excellent working and meeting space with ample natural daylight in a fantastic forest setting.

The rooms are ideal for team training sessions, conferences, client presentations and many other events, such as a range of corporate or public outdoor activity days.

Our Visitor Centre Restaurant is able to provide excellent catering packages. Food and beverages are locally sourced where possible, to reduce the food miles and highlight the quality of local produce.

Mindful Meeting Packages

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Maximum capacity
Al fresco events