Harrogate is a beautiful place to live and a spectacular place to get married! There are so many amazing venues to choose from in and around Harrogate. Here are my top 5 wedding venues in and around the famous spa town.
Ripley Castle is a Grade I listen 14th Century Country House in Ripley, North Yorkshire. It is a luxurious and grand venue for a traditional but glamorous country wedding in Yorkshire. Ripley Castle is a very popular wedding venue so booking well in advance is important. Being so popular has it's good sides as they really know what they're doing when it comes to weddings and have everything covered! They have 3 different packages available which cater for your every need and want. From a smaller, intimate wedding with upto 50 guests to a 'Platinum Wedding Package' offering absolutely everything you would need including your very own wedding planner!
One great feature of getting married at Ripley Castle is their choice of rooms in which to have your reception, all with their own grandeur and beautiful decor. You can also choose the have your wedding ceremony at Ripley Castle too which actually brings down the price of the reception.
Another great feature is that the chef at Ripley will create a bespoke wedding menu to your taste on request! So you really can have everything you want here! Prices start at £54 per person plus venue hire.
4. Rudding Park
Rudding Park is one of my favourite Wedding venues inNorth Yorkshire. It is a stunning 5 star Hotel, Spa and Golf Course located just outside Harrogate. Set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens and woodland, Rudding Park is one of the most relaxing Harrogate hotels within easy access of both York and Leeds.
The Grade I listed Regency House, 19th Century Chapel and landscaped gardens make Rudding Park naturally one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in Yorkshire.
Prices at Rudding Park don't come cheap and reception menu prices start at £72 per guest, but they do often have offers on their site. For instance, they are currently offering a civil ceremony and a wedding reception for up to 80 guests for £10500. Included in their wedding packages is a red carpet entrance, a late bar until 1am, a complimentary suite for the bride and groom to stay and complementary golf for upto 8 people.
I would have to say Rudding Park is a remarkable venue and would make your special day a magical one too!
3. Hotel Du Vin
Hotel Du Vin is my alternative contemporary option for a wedding venue in Harrogate. It is a 4 star boutique hotel set opposite The Stray in central Harrogate with individually decorated rooms and suites and a wonderful bistro restaurant.
The hotel is a classic but contemporary venue for the modern bride and groom not necessarily wanting a country estate wedding but something just as classy. It is wonderfully located and the hotel offers some great wedding packages.
Not only do you get a wedding host for the day, you also get a wedding coordinator to help with the planning of your day. There are also different rooms you can choose to book for your reception and you can even book the entire hotel for £9000.
Braisty Estate comes in at number 2 as it is such a unique and truly beautiful wedding venue. The estate is based just outside Harrogate in the tranquil and stunning setting of the Nidderdale in North Yorkshire with an amazing view of the famous Brimham Rocks. The venue is run by a lovely couple who started the business by getting married there themselves. They work closely with a selection of suppliers including Giant Teepees and many different caterers to ensure you have everything you need. Alternatively you can simply hire the venue and use your own suppliers, giving you the freedom to decide on exactly what you want from your wedding day!
You can also have your wedding ceremony here too if you don't want to have a traditional church registrar. Ceremonies at Braisty Estate are more about the promises a couple makes to eachother and again, this is unique to every couple. Braisty Estate is a wonderful choice for a wedding venue if you want something slightly different and set within the beautiful rural surroundings of North Yorkshire.
You can hire the location for your wedding and then add your caterers and decoration yourself. Prices to hire the venue start at a very affordable £1500 for the day and evening.
Castle Howard makes the top of my list of wedding venues in Harrogate due to it's stunning architecture and grounds which make an incredible setting for your wedding photographs.
Castle Howard is an extremely grand stately home in North Yorkshire and undoubtedly one of the most famous wedding venues in Yorkshire due to it's grand interior spaces and huge stunning grounds in which to have your wedding photographs taken. It is still to this day a private residence to the Howard family and boasts some of the county's most beautiful Baroque architecture and vast landscaped grounds.
Wedding prices start at £15000 excluding catering and along with this you get your own wedding coordinator to make sure your special day runs smoothly.
Alternatively, you can just have your wedding photographs taken in the grounds of Castle Howard for £1000 for 3 hours. Castle Howard is available for weddings between March and October from late afternoon and selected dates in Winter. For a truly unforgettable experience in one of the most romantic historic houses in the country, have the best day of your life at Castle Howard.