Photography Credit: Sarah Mason

Venues

The Abbey Inn at Byland

sitting on the lawn of the Inn with the beautiful backdrop of Byland Abbey, it’s hard to think of anywhere better for a marquee wedding reception.

Aldby Park, Buttercrambe

with superb views of the grand house or in the secluded grounds of a beautiful, mature garden, well worth a look.

Grassfield Hall

family run, grade II listed house overlooking open countryside just outside Pateley Bridge

Duke's Place

south facing Georgian farm house, with countryside views and on site accommodation.

The Yorkshire Arboretum

romatic and natural setting with the added bonus of the cruck house for your ceremony

Escrick Park

ancient park and woodland just south of York with a choice of sites as the perfect natural backdrop.

Skipbridge Country Weddings

a delightful farm venue for a marquee wedding, complete with on site B&B accommodation and camping facilities, between Harrogate and York

Newburgh Priory

a fine stately home setting near Coxwold with breathtaking views over the countryside to the White Horse.

Cross House Lodge

charming wheel house for civil ceremonies and accommodation on site alongside a garden to accommodate a marquee in the lovely village of Harome

Newton Grange

near Skipton, a very private and altogether tranquil place in a lovely rural setting

Camp Katur

glamping in the woods or meadows on the beautiful Camp Hill Estate, near Bedale

Scampston Hall

manicured lawns in landscaped gardens overlooking parkland at this beautiful stately home near Malton

Villa Farm

on site self catering accommodation just outside York, with the opportunity to marry in an outdoor setting

The Walled Garden

fully enclosed and completely private, this hidden gem is a garden lovers paradise

 

 

Jervaulx Abbey

Set in the midst of the Yorkshire Dales the ruined abbey now stands as a charming, atmospheric backdrop to a beautiful parkland marquee site

Markington Hall

across the stone bridge, past the 18 century water mill sits the beautiful copper beech glade marquee site

Fixby Hall

lovely setting in the grounds of this grade II listed hall near Huddersfield

Newby Hall

with views of the Hall and the River Ure and set in lovely parkland the west front is an idyllic spot for a marquee wedding

Broughton Hall

stunning 17 century stately home near Skipton

Houghton Hall

Grade 1 listed Georgian mansion near Market Weighton in the East Riding. Stone edged pink brick house set in a beautiful, private country estate

Birdsall House

A beautiful setting for a wedding with timeless elegant function rooms, adjacent church and an evening party marquee site along with grand accommodation for the wedding party

Chapelgarth Estate

gorgeous Edwardian family home set in magnificent countryside near Stokesley

Butt Farm

run by Oly and Jen, Butt Farm is a charming working family farm and campsite near Beverley set in open countryside, ideal for a rustic wedding

Norton Conyers

romantic and picturesque 18th century walled garden near Ripon with an orangery, traditional herbaceous borders and an ornamental pond

Walled Garden Helmsley

lovingly restored walled garden overlooked by the ruins of Helmsley Castle

Barolin Farm

set within the grounds of a chateau style farmhouse in Markington near Harrogate, with the added bonus of accommodation on site

Thirsk Hall Farms

A family run farm right in the heart of Thirsk offering two sites for a marquee wedding reception. One site set in the beautiful grounds of the impressive Thirsk Hall and one in a more rural farm field setting overlooking unspoiled countryside.

If none of the above quite fit the bill, we’ve got plenty more up our sleeves, so do get in touch.

Wedding Planners

Not sure how to go about it all and need a bit of a hand? Try Lucy at Lucy Wright Events,  Jane Nordli, Charlotte at Eden & Eve or Sue White of the White Wedding Company, all experienced and talented wedding planners who can guide and support you at every step.

 

 

 

 

Styling

Lynne

Lynne lives and breathes flowers and creates the most beautiful and stylish floral arrangements

Wendy Rowley

based in Harrogate, beautiful flowers with relaxed, friendly service.

Queens Flowers

Kymm is passionate about flowers and has built a fantastic reputation through individual design

Rachel Chippendale

Rachel is a creative stylist who loves weddings and can help whether it is a vintage, classic or modern theme

Caterers & bars

We’ve heard great things about many caterers in our region, so if you are looking for a particular style or type of food then please do ask but for starters, we have no hesitation in recommending ..  Ged for the Hog and Apple’s gastro menus. Stylish, creative food from Lesley at Saunts.  The Yorkshire Party Company’s food is famously good. As is The Durham Ox not to mention their mobile pizza oven which is amazing.  Jonathan & Katrina head up Friends For Dinner with  a tailored approach. Matthew & Ashley from Baba Ganoush offer seasonal Yorkshire food as do Fryton Catering from their own small holding run by Linda. Siobhan at Feast is Ballymaloe trained. Brian and Liz at the Dusty Miller have been making lovely food for years. Then there’s Bruce at Salts for sophisticated homemade food. Alice at Home Grown .. great pork.  Karen Manley of Tastes Divine and Paul Heffernan of Upcroft Catering, seriously tasty food and .. James Brown of Nomad.

Music

For great live music, try solo guitarist, singer and songwriter Rachel Croft or Jazz Band New York Brass Band or multi instrumental folk band Gobbledigook, or rock and rollers, Johnny and the Dunebugs or The Players.  But for a musical specialist one stop shop with a variety of acts and a great lineup go to Matt at High Row Music.

 

Wedding Gowns

The wedding dress! You’ll find gorgeous gowns via Eternity Bridal.

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Photographers

We have been lucky to work with some really great photographers, here are a few of our local favourites .. Samantha Ward, Dominic WrightLissa Alexandra,, Olivia Brabbs and Joe Dodsworth .. all local, all excellent.

Further afield but available throughout the UK you won’t go far wrong with Craig Williams.