For the next wedding venue in my series of the top wedding venues in the North of England, I have stayed in Yorkshire but move over to the west near Leeds where Denton Hall is located. Denton Hall is another old historic wedding venue and oozes elegance and character. To give the lowdown on the venue, Hannah has provided the words and Gary Micklethwaite has provided the pictures!
Describe the venue and setting:
Located in an elevated position high above the historic spa town of Ilkley, our Grade 1 listed Georgian country house is home to the finest examples of 18th century décor and elegance.
The hall is set in the heart of 2,500 acres , which feature their own manicured lawns, mature woodlands, working farms and two lakes.
It features two magnificent reception rooms, with smaller, more intimate areas including an oak-panelled library and a period dining room.
There are also 24 newly-refurbished bedrooms and two luxury suites – including an elegant bridal suite.
The Hall includes many charming features including a spiral staircase, hand-crafted genuine vintage Mouseman oak furniture, Adam style fireplaces and ceilings and crystal chandeliers.
What is it that sets you apart?
By drawing upon the skills of our award-winning catering team, we are uniquely placed to offer you and your wedding guests a fine dining experience provided by our Michelin starred team.
Every wedding is a unique special occasion and each of our brides adds their own individuality and vision, we are committed to realising this vision and turning it into their dream day.
With over 25 years experience and three Michelin starred restaurants under his belt Executive Chef Simon Gueller and the team here at Box Tree Events have forged a reputation for providing both quality food and exceptional service.
What can the couple as well as the visitors expect when holding their wedding at Denton Hall?
By only holding one wedding a week, the bride and groom has full exclusivity of the Hall for the weekend, from 4pm Friday until noon on Sunday. They have the opportunity to see the Hall as their home for the weekend, meaning they can dress the house using the most personal touch.
Denton Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies but also there is a small chapel in walking distance, just outside the gates of the main Hall.
Our dedicated wedding planner meets the couple on their first visit to the Hall and is their contact right through the planning process. She is also there on their wedding day to make sure everything is running smoothly.
The bride and groom not only have a wedding planner at Denton Hall, but also with our caterers, Box Tree Events. Both planners work very closely together to make sure every aspect is covered.
The Hall isn’t a hotel, and so our 24 recently refurbished bedrooms will only be used by the wedding guests – the bride and groom can even allocate where each guest stays.
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If you have held your wedding at Denton Hall or are booked for a future wedding I would love to hear from you in the comments section below, please leave your honest feedback about the whole experience with this venue for other brides to consider when making their own wedding venue selection.