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“Wedding Day at the Maze”
Review of York Maze

York Maze
Ranked #7 of 218 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: York Maze is an a-maizing day out for the whole family. The attraction is based around a giant maze, made from maize plants. We open during the school summer holidays,to give families an amazing day out. With over 20 different rides and attractions, the kids will be kept busy for the whole day! York Maze also runs Halloween events for families in the daytime, and teenagers and adults at night during the Halloween half term. We finish the year with a huge firework spectacular set to music, on November the 5th every year. When we are not open to the public, we host weddings in our beautiful barn complex. It's the perfect setting for a rustic wedding!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 April 2012

After looking round many wedding venues, we felt the maze offered us the flexibility and informality which we wanted on our wedding day.

Having booked the venue 18 months before the big day, we had quite a few dealings with Tom (the owner). Right from the word go, he and his staff were so helpful, with a nothings too much trouble attitude to any query we had.

Fast forward to the week of the wedding. We spent 5 hours the day before the wedding dressing the venue with decorations we had come across during our 18 months of planning, The staff at the maze were on hand to help move some of the bigger plants and to set out the seating how we wanted it. In fact Tom went back to his house for us as we had left some tape at our house to stick the lanterns up with, which was a fantastic help!!

The Wedding itself was amazing, the venue did everything they promised and much more, which made us and all our guests feel amazing welcome. The venue is superb for children as there is so much space for them to run around safely in, which takes the pressure off the parents and makes everyone's day all the more enjoyable.

We couldn't of wished for a better venue or a better team of people to look us on our wedding day - 10/10!! Would highly recommend this venue to anyone that would listen!

8  Thank Graham F
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tomaze, Owner at York Maze, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2012

Hi Guys,
Thanks for your lovely review!! We really enjoyed helping you celebrate your special day with us here at the maze.
All the best for the future,
Tom and the maze team.

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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Fab fab day out. Lots to do. Bit pricey and food overpriced, but take your own. Spent many many days there over summer and got good value from the pass

Thank Soapdish1970
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tomaze, Owner at York Maze, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Hi there,
Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at the maze! I just wanted to post a quick response about our food offer here at the maze, as a few people have posted that the prices seem to be on the high side. We passionately believe in trying to do things as well as we can here, and that includes our food!! We also believe that it is NOT "o.k." to rip off our visistors, as many attractions seem to do. So, yes we could source low quality ingredients and make the food cheaper, but we believe in using good, responsibly sourced (and local if possible) food, at a reasonable price. We make all our own sandwiches, fresh each morning and sell them at a similar price to high street shops such as "pret". On our bbq stall we sell sausages and burgers made by local butchers that we believe taste better than anything you will find on the high street (or other attraction!!) And at a price that offers good value for money. (whilst still allowing us to make something from them!) The ice creams we sell we offer at a similar price to the high street, again bucking the trend for selling them at an extorcinate price, because we have a captive market. (unfortunately they will seem expensive this year as most manufacturers have just raised prices by 20%)
We are more than happy for visitors to bring picnics, and fully understand that you may wish to do so in the current economic climate, but I just wanted to explain that we are not like other attractions, where the food is poor and the prices are high, and I did not want any people thinking of visiting to rule out trying our food, thinking it was the usual theme park overpriced rubbish!!
Thanks again for the feedback, and we all hope to see you here again this summer,
Tom and the maze team.

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Reviewed 19 March 2012

visited the Yorks Maze expecting to see a Maze, there wasn't one. However there was a small petting area and a great playground for the children, we were looking for a wedding venue for our daughter, it's perfect. Well presented and kept and we were given a lovely warm and informed reception by the staff. Top notch, looking forward to holding her wedding there next year as we even booked it there and then

1  Thank summerleeds
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tomaze, Owner at York Maze, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2012

Hi there,
Thanks for your lovely comments! I just wanted to post a quick response, to clarify that we do have a maze here when we are open to the public!!! The maze itself is grown from maize plants, that are planted each spring, and the maze is not ready to use until July. When the maze is not open we host weddings at the site within our barn complex and grounds. I hope that might help clarify that for anyone reading this post that may be a little concerned that there is no maze at york maze!!!
We look forward to hosting your special day,
Tom and the maze team.

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Reviewed 10 March 2012

First time we had visited after hearing lots of good things and I have to say I was disappointed.

1  Thank Jo H
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tomaze, Owner at York Maze, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2012

Hi Jo,
Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts. We would love to hear more from you and why you were left a little dissapointed by your trip to the maze. If you could find the time to drop us an e-mail to info@yorkmaze.com and let us know a little more about your trip we would really appreciate the feedback.
We do conduct regular surveys with our visitors, and the results tell us that we are getting it right by exceeding people expectations and offering good value for money, so it is always good to know where we might be falling short!!
we hope to hear from you soon,
Tom and the maze team.

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

This attraction is great and it just seems to get better year on year! You could easily spend the whole day here. There is obviously the maze, water games, sand play, slides, trampoline etc. There is plenty of space for picnics but also food available - although not a huge range for vegetarians. A great day out for all of the family.

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