Your Yorkshire Wedding - March/April 2023 (Issue 59)

THE NORMANS 07580 900 933 | The Normans is set in the North Yorkshire countryside, with much of the exterior aesthetics attributed to the 18th century working farm on which the venue is set. Comprising several distinct indoor areas, The Ceremony Barn boasts exposed brickwork and cascading fairy lights; while The Grain Shed has been transformed into the ultimate party space. Though the cows have long gone, the Cow Stalls still retains much of its original charm since being put to a more stylish purpose: a ‘snug’ where guests can take time out from frivolities to chat and relax. The Normans is fully licensed to hold civil partnerships and marriage ceremonies in The Ceremony Barn for up to 120, while weather permitting, drinks receptions are held in the south-facing courtyard, complete with water fountain, extensive seating and easy access to indoor areas The Cow Stalls, Tack Room and The Stables Bar – in case the weather turns and guests need to take cover! THE GAMEKEEPER’S INN 01756 752434 | Situated in the beautiful grounds of Long Ashes Park in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Gamekeeper’s Inn is surrounded by rugged scenery, outstanding walks and quaint villages. Providing a contemporary and feature-packed setting for your day, the conservatory provides a relaxed dining destination serving tasty local produce, while the bar area is an informal space with glowing log fire and cosy nooks and crannies, perfect for pre-wedding get-togethers. Built in the 19th century and formally the estates Gamekeeper’s cottage, the building still retains its quaint traditional look. Ceremonies and receptions are held in the award-winning Netherside Suite for up to 120; an idyllic setting featuring natural oak beams and large windows. What’s more, should you book all of The Gamekeeper’s Inn accommodation for guests, they’ll give you a complimentary stay in the honeymoon suite on the night of the wedding. 22