Whether you want a summer wedding in the garden or a winter wedding in rich and comfortable surroundings, the hotels in Yorkshire make wedding planning a joy and create the perfect setting where everyone can relax and having a fantastic time.
The Angel at Hetton was awarded a Michelin star in 2022 and is a delicious blend of contemporary style, heritage architecture and fantastic cuisine. Besides offering all the ingredients for a wonderful holiday, it is also the perfect location for an elegant wedding. There are 15 rooms and suites, including Fell View Barn houses, three magnificent suites and two deluxe studios across from the main building. Sycamore Bank is a side-by-side cottage conversion with two studios and two suites, and each room includes lovely details, from freestanding baths to gorgeous views of Rylstone Fell.
Weddings here are superbly romantic and the inn offers two wedding packages; the Gourmet Package and the Classic Package. They have a dedicated and experienced wedding coordinator to work with you; you can opt for the full use of all rooms; and you can have your ceremony on site with up to 50 guests.
A unique venue, Bar Convent is a Grade I listed building with a magnificent glass-roofed entrance hall. Believed to be England’s oldest active convent, having been founded in 1686, it has a lovely garden and is a multi-faceted property with an immaculate guest house.
The hidden 18th century chapel at Bar Convent is really quite spectacular. Heralded as one of the finest examples in Europe, with its splendid neo-classical domed ceiling. The chapel hosts weddings and guests can choose to stay in the matching guest house. Although they don’t host functions, it’s certainly a unique setting in the heart of York to form part of your day.
Yorebridge House, Bainbridge
A five-star boutique hotel, Yorebridge House sits in the Yorkshire Dales, surrounded by the small town of Wensleydale and the romance of the National Park beyond. The restaurant has three AA Rosettes and luxury details abound. Each room has its own unique features, whether it’s a whirlpool tub or stunning views of the Dale.
Voted the most romantic hotel in the UK, Yorebridge House has everything you could ask for for a wedding, from planners to venues, all against a backdrop of dramatic hills and rivers. There are two halls licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships; The Orangerie, which can accommodate up to 90 people, and the Masters Room which overlooks the lawns and can accommodate up to 25 people seated.
Your reception could then take place in the house, under a marquee on the formal lawn with a candle-lit walkway leading to the house and bar, or a teepee with a festoon-lit walkway. Then party the night away, with a small group or a large party of up to 120 guests.
The Cleveland Tontine, Northallerton
An elegant Georgian property in Northallerton, The Cleveland Tontine is a lovely spot for special occasions. They have seven eclectic rooms, each offering individual style. They’re also dedicated to where their food comes from, so the meals are superb, serving up feasts of local ingredients from Yorkshire-based suppliers.
Weddings at the Cleveland Tontine offer a sense of timeless elegance. The team will set up the house for the ceremony, there are multiple photo opportunities and you can pick up all the rooms for the occasion. The chefs will adapt the wedding menu using their own vegetable garden ingredients, creating a wedding breakfast that embodies the season and your personal tastes.
A country pub known for its food and style, The Durham Ox is a 300-year-old family owned property. Brimming with historic details and innate style, from the oak paneling to the exposed beams, it is elegant yet welcoming. For those staying overnight, there are five converted stone farm buildings, a converted studio suite above the pub and a detached three bedroom gite in the village.
With all of that in mind, there’s plenty of space for a bridal party. The team takes care of wedding planning and the property is licensed for wedding ceremonies. They can accommodate smaller events in the private dining room or can formally accommodate up to 80 people in the barn. They can also recommend artists, musicians and photographers, doing everything in their power to make planning easy and enjoyable.
Lindley Manor, Huddersfield
A stately Georgian mansion with alluring, almost fairytale-like interiors, Manor House Lindley is located in the Yorkshire village of Lindley, with elegant interiors and five-star service. Sophisticated and decadent, the hotel is a hidden gem where heritage meets modern hospitality.
For weddings, Manor House Lindley is a dream location. They offer a variety of packages and a variety of settings for your day, whether it’s floral paradise or art deco glamor. They have six halls licensed to host the ceremony or for a more traditional service, the beautiful St Stephen’s Church is just across the road. The team pays close attention to detail, and whether you want to make a grant statement in the avant-garde Coach House (for up to 160 people), an atmospheric and intimate occasion in the Cellars, or a secret ceremony in the Bridal suite surrounded by Geisha art, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities.
Grassington House, Skipton
Overlooking a cobbled square in a pretty village in the Yorkshire Dales, Grassington House is an elegant restaurant with heritage-style rooms outside and unique, plush interiors. Decadent touches can include a gold-painted French-style bed or a claw-foot tub in the bedroom – just the kind of glamor that can suit a small but elegant wedding.
A place of relaxation, Grassington House is suitable for hosting celebrations and events, whatever the occasion. Their team will organize bespoke receptions and celebratory dinners, while providing accommodation, ideal for intimate weddings.
The Coach House at Middleton Lodge, Richmond
One of the Good Hotel Guide’s illustrious Cesar Award winners, The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is a grand 18th-century Georgian estate with rooms spread across cottages, former stables and outbuildings. It’s home to a popular restaurant (served largely by the walled vegetable garden) and 200 acres to explore.
In this fairy tale setting, weddings are the stuff of dreams. There are, in fact, two wedding venues in the grounds: the grand main house or the romantic Fig House overlooking the walled garden. The main house can be fitted out for the day, with 15 bedrooms centered around a grand staircase in the Great Hall. Host your ceremony in the drawing room, hallway or under the wooden pavilion on the lawn, enjoy canapes in the library, then invite between 32 and 170 guests for dinner.
The Fig House has been recently restored to maximize the views, providing a country garden style surrounded by fig trees and garden antiques. The ceremony takes place here at the Boiler House Bar, through stone archways, and the wedding feast is served in the Fig House itself, allowing guests to spill out into the gardens as the party continues into the evening .
This 15th century property on the Pennine Way is an enchanting place to get away from it all and perfect for an elegant wedding celebration. Steeped in heritage, these are all four poster beds and traditional styling – perfect for playing lord and lady of the manor.
For weddings, you can choose to take possession of the entire property and its 18 beautiful period rooms. The gardens, which extend to the glen and surrounding hills, offer plenty of photo opportunities, while the hotel is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships in the lounge. They can cater for dinner parties of many sizes, ranging from small groups to 150 guests, and the food is a feast of local dishes, expertly crafted into celebratory dishes.