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The Old Swan Hotel

£5500 - £6500 for Venue Hire
Up to 450
136 Bedrooms
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The Old Swan is an elegant and romantic hotel set in the quiet Montpellier quarter of Harrogate and is the perfect venue for your special day
Pricing & Costs

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If you are looking at hosting a self-catered wedding, then look no further than The Old Swan. Our self-catered wedding packages include ...
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We offer a range of packages, from our Classic Package which begins at £3,200.00 and includes 55 day and evening guests to our Royal Pac...
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Features & Capacity


Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
07:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Late Night Extension


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Set in a quiet quarter of the spa town of Harrogate, The Old Swan exudes all the romance of its fascinating past. Surrounded by private lawns and with spacious elegantly-proportioned rooms and luxurious four poster guest suites, The Old Swan has all the grandeur that befits the most important day of your life. Our dedicated wedding team are here to look after you and we're highly experienced in ensuring the day will run as smoothly and enjoyably as possible, for you and your guests. We would be delighted to speak to you about your ideas an share some new ones with you - to turn a great day into an unforgettable one. As your wedding car arrives in front of the grand entrance, your photographer will have the perfect opportunity for beautiful pictures. Enter through impressive revolving doors into our fine hallway and the elegant atmosphere will lend an air of excitement and expectation. Because we are licensed for civil ceremonies, you can choose from one of a selection of reception rooms to take your vows, or you can marry in our romantic Garden Pavilion on the lawns, festooned with the flowers you have chosen, as your guests look on. The Old Swan has a selection of rooms that are perfect for small intimate events or a lavish party for up to 350, including our famous Garden Room or magnificent glass-ceilinged Wedgwood Restaurant. Mingle with your guests on the lawns for your reception drinks and canapés, and your wedding breakfast will be set just as you planned it, featuring the menus you have carefully chosen from our extensive selection. We know that your wedding day is the realisation of your dreams, so let us offer you a variety of flexible wedding packages or tailor-make an event so it is as individual as you are - your dreams start here.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Elisha Jennings
The Old Swan truly is the perfect venue for your wedding day. Contact me today to see how we can turn your dreams into reality!


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Sarah and Mark
Married in July 2019
August 2019
You Helped Turn our Dreams into Reality
Thank you so much for everything you did to help us with our wedding. Elisha helped to turn our dreams into reality and created the perfect wedding for us. We couldn't ha...
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Hanna and Josh
Married in June 2019
July 2019
A Day to Remember Forever
Hi Elisha I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help in the run up to our wedding on the 14th June. We had the most beautiful day and everything at the ...
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Kelly & Chris
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Can't Thank You Enough
Thank you so much we had such an amazing day. Elisha made me at ease and was so helpful in organising everything and Chris made sure everything ran well and really looked...
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Marie Steel
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Would definitely recommend The Old Swan Hotel
I would recommend The Old Swan Hotel to friends and family because everyone was so friendly and helpful and helped make our special day perfect. The food was excellent a...
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Location & Contact Details


The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR, England

Travel Notes

If you are travelling from Ripon, follow Ripon Road and turn right onto Swan Road straight after passing Southlands Home. If you are travelling from Leeds, follow Leeds Road to the Prince of Wales Roundabout. Take the second exit onto West Park and follow the road straight ahead before turning left onto Montpellier Hill. At the bottom of the hill, take the second exit at the Crown Roundabout and follow the road round to the right, past the pump rooms before taking a left turn onto Swan Road.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Harrogate Train Station

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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The Wedding Guide

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's hard to say because every wedding is very different but we love weddings that have surprises. Recently, we had a swan shaped ice sculpture that was unveiled to all the guests during the evening. They liked it even more when they found out it could be used as a luge and that the couple had ordered lots of bottles of vodka!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Just don't panic! It's likely that things aren't always going to go to plan - it could rain on the day, you might run a little bit late to the ceremony etc. but it's all things that can be dealt with on the day and there is no need to worry about them. When they do happen, you realise that when you have all your friends and family around you, it's enough for you to have an amazing day and that the small things you do worry about become unimportant.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We see so much creativity and variety with the weddings we host and each one always has a gorgeous personal touch to it. We did have a couple that were keen cyclists and their cake stand was actually a bicycle, which had their names written across it. It was just so lovely to see such an original idea and it really wowed their guests.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

• Elegant • Romantic • Charming • Welcoming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many fantastic photo opportunities as the hotel, as we have extensive gardens and lawns, but also the function rooms are so beautiful and characterful (especially good if it does rain on someone's big day). We are also only a minute's walk away from the Valley Gardens where there are also lots of photo opportunities.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We were the chosen retreat of the famous crime queen Agatha Christie, when she disappeared in the 1920s.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta, Mini Fish and Chips or Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We offer a wide range of evening buffet options, which are paired perfectly with wedding cake.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

There are so many gorgeous features of the hotel, but our garden pavilion is truly gorgeous and one of the only outdoor venues in the area. We also have our huge Garden Ballroom, which is adjacent to the Red Lounge, creating a gigantic space and flexibility for wedding receptions. Our Wedgewood Restaurant has an ornate glass ceiling, which fills the room with sunlight. There are so many amazing and unique features in the hotel!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our fantastic feedback and testimonials from previous couples.

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