Summer of Love

When it comes to planning one of the most important days of your life, Yorkshire has a whole range of venues and suppliers guaranteed to make your day extra special.

Inspiring Venues

Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting for a small gathering or a venue that can accommodate hundreds of guests, The National Railway Museum in York is an impressive option and offers something completely different. Your wedding guests can dine on the stunning central platform of Station Hall among carriages and locomotives set against an Edwardian era backdrop.

Why not hire out a 33ft yurt for your special occasion in the beautiful grounds of Yurtshire. Yorkshire Yurts can be kitted out in all kinds of themes including ‘English Country Garden’, ‘Nordic’ and even ‘Arabian Nights’, all tailored to make your wedding as unique as you. For contemporary style combined with country chic, Utopia on the Broughton Hall Estate is an excellent choice. With floor to ceiling glass windows and timber frame, this venue also comes complete with its own private red-bricked walled garden set against a backdrop of sweeping countryside.

Ensure your special day is captured in history at the spectacular 17th Century Carlton Towers in Selby. Enjoy exclusive use of the three grand state rooms, sixteen bedrooms, the Minstrels’ Gallery, Bar, Entrance Halls and Gardens.

For luxurious privacy, exceptionally good food, dedicated staff and a staggeringly beautiful location, The Devonshire Arms near Skipton has it all. Choose from four private rooms for the ceremony, followed by a delicious lunch in the Burlington Restaurant.

As elegant as the bird itself, The Black Swan in Helmsley is a unique wedding venue. The stylish four star boutique hotel has a unique historic and romantic charm with snug lounges, open log fires, and quintessentially English country walled gardens.

The Wedding Breakfast

Fresh, seasonal and creative dishes guarantee a wedding breakfast to remember with Bertie’s @ La Cachette. They can cater for wedding parties of all sizes, whether it’s a five course meal or a finger food buffet with menus designed to give you as much freedom as possible to suit your budget and theme.

For something different to a traditional wedding fruit cake, why not try a wedding cake made out of cheese? Cryer and Stott are passionate, enthusiastic cheesemongers with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Whether you love a strong cheddar or adore a creamy blue, they will help you create a masterpiece of cheese!

Finishing Touches

Leeds based Dulcie Butterfly offer flowers for all occasions, but their speciality is wedding flowers. They can provide every floral aspect of your wedding from the button holes to the table flowers customised to your taste and budget. Pop in and meet them for a chat with a cuppa in their vintage tea room.

Arrive in style on your big day and choose from a spectacular range of classic cars at Red Bus Days. All their vehicles are supplied with a uniformed chauffeur and trimmed with ribbons and silk flowers in your choice of colours.

This feature was part of our 2016 Summer Guide.