Celebration of life

The York Pavilion is a perfect place for a Life Celebration with a choice of delightful rooms for between 10 and 150 guests.  This is a difficult time for the family but exchanging memories with loved ones is a very important opportunity to cherish. As a privately owned and operated hotel we will go the extra mile to ensure everything is just as you want. We promise that you will find our team sympathetic and understanding.

Our smaller intimate Dining Rooms with their log fires are perfect for up to 30, the Courtyard Suite with its private garden for up to 50 guests and our Sandys Richardson Suite for larger parties.  

Maybe you’d like to offer a glass of sherry or wine when your guests arrive as a welcome drink or the bar open so guests can choose their favourite tipple – whatever you’d like is what we’ll do. We have a range of lunch or afternoon tea options to choose from too. Come and meet the team and discuss how you would like the occasion to go – our promise to you is that we will look after you with care and unobtrusive attention.


'We held a Funeral at the Best Western York Pavilion Hotel on Thursday 22nd October and we would like to express our gratitude to the hotel and the team. The funeral couldn't have been better. From the moment we walked in we received  a warm welcome and the room was set up just as requested. The food and service were fantastic and all the family commented on how they had enjoyed the funeral tea. 
We would like to thank you all at the hotel and couldn't of wished for more.

Mr ​Smart.