Five things you need to know when organising a hotel wedding in Yorkshire
26 Sep 2018
Make your Yorkshire wedding a spectacular occasion by considering these elements and venues which make the region so special
When it comes to beautiful wedding locations in the UK, Yorkshire is unusually blessed with a combination of beautiful city as well as rural locations. Awash with country houses, rolling hills, a sense of history and a reputation for exceptionally good food, Yorkshire has it all and its hospitality reflects that. Here, the Good Hotel Guide explains what to look out for to ensure a hotel wedding in Yorkshire that truly reflects the best of the region.
Yorkshire’s history is intertwined with pivotal moments for the UK as the location of major battles and the homeland of some of the country’s most powerful families. Today that history is represented in a more genteel manor, with country house hotels like Middlethorpe Hall and Spa at your service for a spectacular wedding setting.
In this part of the world there is a strong tradition of hearty fare, not least of course the famous Yorkshire pudding. Today its artisan foods still herald an industry that is going strong, with wonderful cheeses and smoked fish among its assets, making for a wedding breakfast with an extra something special. For those wishing to keep the tradition alive, The Star Inn at Harome is a wonderful example of the best of Yorkshire cuisine - a 14th century inn with a Michelin Star restaurant for a low key but spectacular occasion.
If you know Yorkshire or have travelled there on holiday, you will know from walks and drives that its natural scenery is both dramatic and beautiful, peppered with monastic ruins like Fountains Abbey, dramatic natural landscapes and ornamental gardens. This variety of scenery is all represented at Easby Hall, a Georgian country house in an idyllic hamlet offering all of Yorkshire’s best attributes: history, home-grown vegetables, carefully designed gardens and the serene ruins of the ancient Abbey of Easby.
Yorkshire is not all about scenic country locations; many of its cities play a profound part in British history, and York in particular is known for its beauty. For these reasons, Bar Convent is a uniquely special location for a wedding. Once again drawing on Yorkshire’s other key attributes, Bar Convent is a unique historic site - it is England’s oldest living convent and is beautiful with its 18th century domed chapel.
The healing waters of Yorkshire’s spa towns have given it a historic reputation for wellness, so a spa experience within your chosen wedding location is a real nod to the best of the area. Stay and unwind before or after your nuptials, enjoying a boutique experience at The Coach House at Middleton Lodge.
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