Welcome to The Ballroom at Hetty & Betty

A venue as unique as you are

A Whitby Wedding Venue in the heart of the town


The Ballroom at Hetty and Betty is an elegant Whitby wedding venue, steeped in charm and character; it is perfect for intimate, boutique weddings. Our beautiful Ballroom and our experienced team, help make your special day unique and exclusively made for you.

Our charming Ballroom, with a feature fireplace, ornate Captain’s mirror and unique shape, has been hosting wedding receptions since 1928. It is a very special place, with lots of happy wedding memories for the many locals and those from further afield, who have held their receptions here over the years. Read about our history here

Photo depicts a lit log burner in a beautiful fireplace, surrounded by dressed tables and chairs

Your dedicated venue coordinator is on hand to help you design your bespoke package for your wedding. Whether you’re hiring the Ballroom for a few hours, or for a full day, we can help advise and guide you through all of the decisions you need to make, to ensure your day is done your way. Every package is unique, bespoke and designed for individual requirements.

We can add as little or as much to your package as you would like us to. We have a range of food options and drinks options available to add your bespoke package.

We pride ourselves not only on our excellent service, but also on paying attention to the smaller details to make your day unique and special.

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Request our Wedding Brochure to find out more about Weddings in the Ballroom

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A Whitby wedding venue as unique as you are


Every single event in our Ballroom is unique; there are no pre-determined table plans, no pre-determined room layouts and no set menus. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding, a gothic wedding, a 1950s theme, or a vintage celebration; whatever your ideas, we do our very best to help you turn them into reality.

Traditional, LGBTQ+, Alternative and Unconventional – Everyone Is Welcome


Our beautiful Ballroom has hosted a whole range of weddings; from the very traditional to the most unconventional. Every one of the weddings we have hosted is unique. Your day is yours, and we will help you create your day, your way.

We are children and dog-friendly too.

Our Celebrant partners can provide your own, unique ceremony.

What our couples and their guests say

Lois and the team made our dream wedding come true. From the initial contact in June to our wedding day in August everything was smooth sailing.
We enquired with Hetty and Betty in June as our original venue had let us down, and with only 3 months to go we were in a panic about changing venues but Lois and the team were amazing. From the 2 meetings we had everything was arranged and organised. When we arrived the day before to set up everyone was on hand to help and make the ballroom look how we envisioned.
On our day when we arrived we were greeted with congratulations and a glass of bubbly, we were able to relax and enjoy the day as everything was taken care of by the staff. They couldn’t have done any more for us and our guests. They went above and beyond to make sure our guests and us had a great day, made beautiful memories and even provided us with some beautiful photos to look back on. The food was amazing – from fish and chip afternoon tea to the buffet it was impeccable.
Our wedding day did not turn out like we originally planned, it was 100% better and that was because of Hetty and Betty. It has become our favourite place to visit and we will be popping in every time we are in Whitby!
Sophie - Bride


Absolutely fantastic, we had our wedding reception here in the ballroom, Lois, Sarah, Dave and the team worked absolute miracles to make our day so special, the food was outstanding with our afternoon teas and cakes, the evening buffet was amazing, they all worked ever so hard and made ourselves and guests feel really special, couldn’t thank them enough and helped towards creating very special memories for us to cherish, would definitely recommend Hetty and Betty for any special occasion.

Lisa - Bride


After getting married at Whitby registry office we celebrated at Hetty & Betty with fish and chip afternoon teas. Although we were only a small group Lois and the team made it super special and I can’t thank them enough! The food was delicious and we’ll definitely be back for another fish and chip afternoon tea.

Sally - Bride


Here for wedding of Lisa and Martin what a fantastic time we had. Lovely venue, first class service and atmosphere. Owners and staff went above and beyond to make the day special. A unique location with excellent food and drink choices 👌😁👏

Duncan Stewart

Wedding Guest , Google Review

Friends wedding 

Amazing place full of history, the food in my eyes was 10/10 the drinks was priced reasonable for a wedding and the service was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble. Next time I’m in Whitby I’ll be visiting the cafe which is down stairs as the food was that good. Lovely place lovely staff 🙂 highly recommended


Wedding Guest, Trip Advisor Review

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