Wedding venues with a view in the North
28 Feb 2020
Looking for a stand-out wedding venue, which offers beautiful views in the North? Take a look at these extra special settings
Your wedding venue must meet a whole host of essential criteria, including your budget and size of guest list. The setting itself also has a big part to play in your final decision and with Yorkshire, Lancashire and North Wales offering some of the UK's most spectacular views, there are lots of wedding venues which are guaranteed to take your guests' breath away.
Here are a selection of some of the finest wedding venues with a view that the North has to offer...
Laura Ashley The Belsfield, Lancashire
An idyllic Laura Ashley wedding venue on the shores of Lake Windermere. A wedding deserves a location that reflects the beauty and enormity of the occasion. Hosting your celebration with the backdrop of Lake Windermere at The Belsfield offers you just that opportunity to get everything off to the perfect start.
The beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking Lake Windermere and the stunning Victorian Italianate architecture of the hotel provide an idyllic romantic backdrop for your wedding photography.
The venue offers a fantastic range of packages that are designed to make life stress free so that you are able to truly enjoy such an important day. Champagne and canapés on the terrace give you time for incredible photos with loved ones, followed by a wedding breakfast in The Belsfield Restaurant that won’t fail to impress your guests.
Your wedding day will be meticulously planned by the dedicated wedding team, ensuring a perfect wedding day. Where dreams are made and memories will last an eternity.
Oulton Hall, Yorkshire
The team at Oulton Hall know that your wedding is a very special and personal day, so the professional and dedicated team members are here to help wherever required throughout the planning of your day, no matter how big or small.
Why choose Oulton Hall?
- A dedicated and experienced wedding co-ordinator and team to help you plan every detail of your special day
- Exquisite and delicious food, provided by the dedicated head chef and his team
- A beautiful and historic location, surrounded by landscaped gardens, providing stunning photographic opportunities both inside and out
- 152 bedrooms for guests to stay over and enjoy your day with you right up until breakfast the following morning
- The spa for a calming swim or choose a treatment from the Elemis product range
- 27 hole Championship golf course for the men to relax their nerves the day before.
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Lancashire
Imagine taking your wedding vows floating on water, surrounded by panoramic lake views and amazing wildlife.
Set in the heart of a Lancashire Wildlife Trust wetland nature reserve, this eco-friendly wedding venue floats on the lake among the reeds. With birds singing and swans gliding over the sparkling water, Brockholes is the perfect place for a natural wedding.
The unique, award-winning venue offers a truly memorable setting for your perfect day. Take a walk along the banks of the river, explore the ancient woodland or watch the sun set across the lake; you won’t be short of stunning photographs to treasure forever.
What’s more, by choosing Brockholes for your special day, you are supporting the venue's charity and helping the team work towards a wilder future for everyone.
Image: Stella Photography
Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa, Yorkshire
Luxurious privacy, exceptionally good food, dedicated staff and the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales make an idyllic wedding venue.
With its quintessential country house character, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa at Bolton Abbey is the perfect location for your dream Yorkshire Dales wedding. From open fires to a romantic four-poster bed, every last detail is designed to ensure your day exceeds every expectation.
With four beautifully appointed function rooms to choose from, the venue can accommodate wedding parties from 2 to 100 guests in the daytime and an evening reception of up to 130.
With a wealth of experience, the team can offer advice from choosing reception drinks, menus and complementary wines, to their recommended suppliers such as entertainers, musicians, and florists. They will help you make your wedding unique. On the day, all you have to do is enjoy yourself as the events team look after you and your guests.
The Devonshire Fell, Yorkshire
Nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales in the gorgeous village of Burnsall, lies your perfect wedding venue waiting to be discovered.
Enjoy spectacular views, sneak to the 12th century priory at Bolton Abbey or steal a kiss under the Burnsall Bridge over the River Wharfe. Lose yourself in beautiful surroundings, hide in a luxury suite or indulge in fresh local award-winning food.
With 16 beautifully appointed bedrooms, The Devonshire Fell can also be booked on an exclusive basis, offering you the luxury of enjoying the whole hotel for the duration of your wedding celebration.
With the capacity to accommodate up to 90 guests for a formal wedding breakfast and up to 100 for an evening reception, the Dalzell Room is also licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 80 guests. The large picture windows flood the room with natural daylight and offer panoramic views across the valley.
The Devonshire Fell’s in-house wedding planners will guide you along every step of the way, and the friendly team will make sure that your big day is one to remember.
The Cavendish Pavilion, Yorkshire
A breathtaking Yorkshire Dales wedding venue, The Cavendish Pavilion is a place where elegant entertaining meets the natural beauty of the River Wharfe.
The Cavendish Pavilion is located in the heart of the Bolton Abbey Estate, and in the evening is transformed into a breathtaking wedding venue.
Offering everything you could need for a wedding party with a difference, The Cavendish Pavilion features a traditional fireplace, integral bar and can be decorated to complement any theme you have in mind. With stunning exterior views, it’s also the perfect place for your guests to spill outside and enjoy the evening overlooking the river.
The setting is complemented by expert organisation, great tasting food and friendly attentive staff, all of which combine to help make your day one to remember.
Good food is freshly prepared in the venue's own kitchens using the best quality local produce – the team can even organise bespoke menus to suit your taste.
Tyn Dwr Hall, North Wales
Discover Tyn Dwr Hall, your very own destination wedding venue. Set in seven acres of idyllic woodland, Tyn Dwr Hall is one of the most unique, luxury venues in North Wales and promises a tranquil country escape for you and your loved ones.
Offering five-star accommodation that sleeps up to 66 guests, including the charming Yew Tree Cottage, the Glamping Village and a selection of exquisite guest rooms bursting with character, you can really make the most of your time in the picturesque town of Llangollen.
Think handcrafted fireplaces, stained-glass windows and romantic waterfalls surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Your private country estate awaits…
Above: Tobiah Tayo Photography
Bolton Castle, Yorkshire
Bolton Castle is a stunning backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. Nestled in the Wensleydale countryside near Leyburn, the castle is surrounded by glorious views, with a location that offers excellence in service and attention to detail. This ensures you and your guests enjoy a unique experience at one of the best preserved medieval castles in the country.
Included in the UK’s Best 50 Wedding Locations by The Independent, the venue boasts a professional team who can help you craft your wedding to your requirements and create the fairytale wedding you’ve dreamed of.
Follow in the footsteps of royalty and take your vows in candlelight with your rings delivered by our very own owl, or have your guests be served champagne overlooking the vineyard, maze and extensive country gardens while they enjoy the views – it’s up to you. With different packages for every budget, you can be king and queen for the day at Bolton Castle.
The Beaches Hotel, North Wales
Set in the idyllic surroundings of the beautiful North Wales coast, The Beaches Hotel has exceptional views out to the Irish Sea and the Welsh mountains.
The hotel delights in welcoming couples for their wedding reception, as well as hosting civil wedding ceremonies. From taking your vows to the wedding night, the team can cater for all of your needs under one roof.
The Beaches Suite has windows all around so that from dawn to dusk natural light spills into the whole room. Patio doors open out on to the seafront and with a private outdoor seating area, where all your guests will be treated to some of the most beautiful views.
At The Beaches Hotel, the dedicated wedding co-ordinator will be by your side from your first meeting at the hotel right through until your big day and can guarantee that your wedding will be the only one to take place that day.
West Tower, Lancashire
West Tower is a romantic hideaway dedicated entirely to weddings. Licensed for ceremonies both indoors in the elegant Ballroom or outside in the secluded Pagoda, it’s the ultimate dream wedding venue due to the location and hand-picked dedicated staff.
Set in ten acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, the uninterrupted views of the stunning Lancashire countryside provide a ready-made canvas for photographs, which are second to none.
With 27 guest bedrooms in addition to the majestic bridal suite and a state-of-the-art dressing room available from 8am, the venue can accommodate up to 145 daytime and 250 evening guests.
All dishes are freshly prepared on-site using locally sourced produce with a meticulous attention to detail, ensuring every plate leaves the kitchen as a work of art.
As one of the few truly exclusive wedding venues in the North West, couples receive a completely bespoke package for their special day.
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