Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
A wedding couple let me in on a top secret for their wedding day, which involved me having to arrange for all the guests to be waiting at the end of our driveway as they had been told the Bride and Groom would be arriving in a pink Cadillac and wanted everyone to great them. The surprise was actually that they arrived by helicopter and landed on our large meadow in front of the hotel, the guests were surprised and delighted and it was memorable start to the day.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Remember to keep it fun, it's easy to get caught up in the planning but remember this is going to be the happiest day of your life.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
I will always remember a couple who married in late Autumn who were both from a farming background and the way they incorporated this gave such a personal touch on their wedding day. They had a rustic theme using milk churns with flowers as centre pieces and a personalised pallet from their farm used as a table plan.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Intimate, Exclusive, Outdoor, Bespoke, Specialist
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Just as you turn the corner onto our drive you can capture a beautiful shot with the hotel in the distant with our vast meadows and grounds in view.
Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?
Absolutely, but we can't tell you who. A little bit of searching in Hello magazine would reveal.
What’s your favourite canapé?
Our Yorkshire specials including Mini Yorkshire Puddings or Mini Yorkshire beef burgers
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Bacon Rolls are always a good way to end the night, perfect in our Oak Room bar with a night cap!
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Our views over the Wharfe valley provide the perfect backdrop for an outdoor ceremony.
What part of your business are you most proud of?
Our Award winning wedding co-ordinator's spend a great deal of time to get to know our couples which helps us plan 'your' day.