Tags: Yorkshire


07 Nov 2011


Something a little bit different at the stunning Black Swan at Helmsley...

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If your idea of romance is ‘love hearts and roses’ and you have a taste for vintage nostalgia, then The Black Swan is the perfect match for your dream wedding day!

This centuries-old coaching inn, now a stylish boutique hotel, is set right on the bustling marketplace of one of Yorkshire’s prettiest towns, Helmsley. There is always a ‘sense of occasion’ here, the emphasis being on good old-fashioned values such as quality, first class service and traditional warm Yorkshire hospitality.

Our vintage-style wedding package is inspired by a sense of timeless elegance and girly romance. At your reception, sip on Bramley Apple Pimms and savour delicious canapés, including mini Yorkshire puddings filled with roast beef and horseradish, and asparagus and hollandaise. The formal wedding breakfast is replaced by a mouth-watering Afternoon Tea, served on mismatched vintage fine bone china, with crisp white linen and antique silver tea services. White chair covers with baby pink polka dot tie-backs to complement the theme. Feast upon smoked salmon or York Ham finger sandwiches, pork pies, mini shepherd’s pies, mini bangers and mash and mini fish and chips, followed by miniature patisseries, cakes, and cream scones. Tea is a house blend, exclusively created for the award-winning Tea Rooms at The Black Swan, and coffee is freshly ground, sweetened with love heart sugar cubes. Toast your fabulousness with Rosé Champagne.

There is a range of delightful reception rooms to choose from including The Tudor Lounge, located in the Elizabethan section of the building, and with its thick stone walls, inglenook fireplace, open log fire and oak beams, provides a snug location for small gatherings. More airy and contemporary classic décor may be your choice in the Crosland Room, or you may prefer the Garden Room with its honey stone walls and views over the hotel’s well-stocked walled gardens?

At The Black Swan you can relax and enjoy a wonderful day, which will delight your guests and stay in your hearts forever.


Call 01439 770466

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Editor’s Notes

The Black Swan is a three star coaching inn now a boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms and one of the county’s most superb tea rooms is part of the hotel’s award-winning food offering, along with the 2 AA rosette Rutland Restaurant. It has been well established as a hotel since the C18th, setting the tone for standards of hospitality in this affluent and rural part of Yorkshire, on the edge of the North York Moors. Awards include Yorkshire Life Hotel of the Year (2008-9) and The Tea Guild’s ‘Top Tea Place’ (2010)

Wedding packages priced from £81.50 per person.

The Vintage Wedding Package described is £87 per person and includes:

Use of the Garden Room, Tudor Lounge and Crosland Room for your wedding reception

- glass of Bramley Apple Pimms per person on arrival at the hotel/following civil ceremony

- canapés: Mini Yorkshire puddings filled with Roast Beef & Horseradish Sauce, Smoked Salmon & Sour Cream, and Asparagus & Hollandaise

Vintage crockery including tea cups & saucers, side plates, sandwich plates, sugar bowls, milk jugs, silver cake stands, silver tea pots & sliver coffee pots

- unique Black Swan Blend tea, blended exclusively for the Black Swan and freshly ground coffee

- love heart sugar cubes

- baby pink and white polka dot table cloths and chair ties (white linen chair covers)

Traditional Afternoon Tea offering of:

- finger sandwiches including cucumber, smoked salmon, York Ham

- mini quiches, mini tarts, mini shepherd pies, mini bangers and mash, mini pork pies, mini fish & chips

- homemade scones with cream and jam, selection of homemade cakes, selection of mini patisseries

- half a bottle of wine per person to accompany the afternoon tea

- a glass of rosé champagne for the speeches

- master of ceremonies, wedding co-ordinator, cake stand & knife, white linen napkins

Exclusive Use Weddings for up to 90 guests (140 for the reception) are available which will include use of all public areas, the gardens and 45 guest bedrooms. From £7250 venue hire plus £90 per person F&B package. Please ask for full details.

Civil ceremonies can take place in the Crosland Room (for up to 50 guests), The Tudor Lounge (for up to 16 guests) The Garden Room (for up to 60 guests) or The Rutland Room (for up to 90 guests)

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