Private Hire

Once the doors close to the public each night JORVIK Viking Centre becomes the perfect setting for an unusual event.

Take your guests back 1,000 years to the Viking city of Jorvik were they will be able to meet and mingle with our resident Vikings. Millions of people have enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of Viking times, but few have had the opportunity to taste and drink Viking food. Our specially created menus take carefully researched ingredients from Viking times and adapts them to create splendid modern canapés and buffets.

JORVIK Viking Centre can accommodate buffets for up to 80 guests.

For more information please call 01904 653848 or email .


For the ultimate in Viking hospitality, savour the delights of a medieval feast in Barley Hall. For more information see our Feasts and Receptions page here.

Planning Your Event

We recommend that you meet with the corporate team to discuss your needs prior to booking, and also pre-visit our venues to make planning your evening easier.

Please be aware that for Viking feasts and for private evening viewings we require a minimum notification period of one month; please call 01904 610275 or email for further information.

JORVIK Viking Centre and Barley Hall are available for exclusive hire throughout the year and our caterers can provide everything from tea and coffee, to a full lunch, buffet or dinner.

Did you know, JORVIK’s sister attractions Barley Hall and DIG offer unique venues for all special occasions from weddings to birthday parties. For more information, please click on the links below.

Barley Hall