Dine Venues is presenting a brand new wedding venue in Yorkshire for 2018 and I must say, it is spectacular. The venue is called Howsham Hall and it lies just to the North East of York, so it is in a beautifully rural location in North Yorkshire, but still in close proximity to Leeds and Harrogate. Up until very recently, the incredibly beautiful venue used to be a family home and has now been transformed into a luxurious countryside retreat.
Inside The Venue
I was delighted to be invited to Howsham Hall for a little sneak peek of this stunning new wedding venue in Yorkshire in January. I wasn't sure what to expect when I first arrived at Howsham Hall. Being a Grade I listed building with a staggering 89 acres of grounds, I would say my first impression was of a very classical and traditional English country venue. Inside the house, the story is completely different. Each of the rooms in the house have been refurbished in such a beautiful and unique way, and to an incredibly high standard. The decor screams opulent but classical luxury but with a slight edge of the quirky and interesting. For instance, one bedroom has an incredibly large sculpted stone foot ( see photographs below for proof! ). It is very apparent, when walking around this venue, that everything has been carefully selected and created for an entirely bespoke interior, it is truly a unique venue. I'm only disappointed I've already had my own wedding so I can't book this venue myself!
The venue is perfect for a private, peaceful but luxurious wedding in Yorkshire. Not only is the venue available for weddings, it is also available for private hire for corporate events and family get aways.
Howsham Hall is a fully licensed wedding venue, so you can have your entire wedding here - celebrating your ceremony and reception in one place is perfect. Any aspect of travel within a wedding day can add unnecessary stress to your wedding.
There are five formal reception rooms for you to choose from here at Howsham Hall, so you aren't restricted to just one room. You also aren't beholden to waiting for event staff to turn around your dining room for an evening do - another big tick!
Weddings at Howsham Hall can be of varying size - each reception room can hold a different number of guests, so depending on the size of your guest list may affect which room you could have your ceremony or reception in. The guest numbers for an interior reception range from roughly 80-100, but Dine Venues can also cater for a larger wedding of up to 250 guests in a marquee in the grounds of Howsham Hall.
Dine Venues also offer a full butler service and a team of staff for your stay at Howsham Hall, which means you will not have to lift a finger.
You get the whole house!! This, in my opinion, is truly incredible! When you book your wedding at Howsham Hall, you book the entire house for the weekend ( depending on your dates and availability ). This means you can enjoy the run up to your wedding day in a relaxing, stress-free environment and enjoy every single second of it!
What is so special?
There's something special and totally unique about this wedding venue. One thing that is truly spectacular is the Bridal Suite ( see first image below ). It is incredibly spacious, stunningly decorated with the most amazing light coming through a whole wall of windows and would make the most beautiful setting for your pre-wedding festivities with your bridesmaids.
The second amazing thing about Howsham Hall is that almost every one of the 12 available bedrooms have a free-standing bathtub of dreams ( see photographs below ). If there was ever a bathtub to aspire to having, then it lives in Howsham Hall.
I LOVE the fact that the entire house is available to book for the weekend of your wedding. I also love the fact that there are no fridges or drink facilities in the bedrooms. The idea of this is that it encourages and promotes social aspects of being here and getting away from your regular life, but without being couped up in a hotel room. The whole house inhibits a kind of togetherness that I adore and you don't get with most wedding venues.
Having been to many wedding venues around Yorkshire, Howsham Hall stands out to me as somewhere unique but super luxurious and will no doubt become one of the most prestigious wedding venues in Yorkshire.
For more information on Howsham Hall, take a look at the Dine Venues website.
To book your Howsham Hall Wedding Photographer for your incredibly unique wedding, I'd love to hear from you. You can check my availability here and get in touch to discuss your future wedding at the amazing Howsham Hall Yorkshire.