Welcome to the Village Institute

The Institute, Embsay with Eastby’s village hall, is located in Embsay, just under two miles outside Skipton. It is a perfect venue for a range of events, from parties, wedding receptions and celebrations to conferences, meetings and clubs.

All bookings of the Village Institute are arranged through the Hallmaster booking facility. You can view the calendar to see what’s on, make a booking and see the hire charges.

Table top sale
Embsay Village Institute by Frank Corr
The Institute in the village of Embsay
Embsay with Eastby Annual Show
Embsay village car park and Embsay Crag
Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee
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View an overview of the Institute’s facilities including the different rooms available to hire – the foyer, main hall, kitchen and supper room – to see whether they meet your needs for your event.

View the DIARY

Click the image above or visit the Booking page to view the Village Institute’s diary and make a booking.

Clubs, groups & Societies

The Institute is already used by many local clubs, societies and groups for their events. Find out who uses the Institute already and see if it could be suitable for your organisation.

Parties & functions

From birthday parties to dances, afternoon teas to discos, magicians to movies, the Institute can offer flexibility for a range of occasions. Find out more about how we can help host your perfect party.

Weddings & Celebrations

Whatever you are celebrating, from the birth or baptism of a child to your wedding breakfast, we offer the flexibility and facilities to do so in your own style. Find out how we can be the perfect venue for your big day.

Meetings & Conferences

Whether you are holding a small-scale private meeting or a large public gathering, the Institute is the perfect venue. Find out more to see if it would be suitable for your meeting or conference.