Your Yorkshire Wedding - November/December 2023 (Issue 63)

UNIQUE OCCASIONS AT LOVERSALL LIMITED 07941 340 291 | This ancient barn is a superb place to host your special day, surrounded by 129 acres of farmland it offers fantastic backdrops for wedding pictures to be enjoyed for years to come. Ceremonies indoors are held in the barn itself (90 guests), which is flooded with beautiful natural light on a sunny day and offers an intimate location on an autumn afternoon, with fairylights galore strung throughout. The barn also offers a fabulous dancefloor space for the evening celebrations. If you’d prefer to say “I do” al fresco, the meadow (120 guests) is located just across from the barn and is also licensed. Alternatively, for those wishing to opt for a religious ceremony, St Katherine’s Church is directly opposite. In the barn’s adjoining Courtyard Marquee (120 guests) you can host a wonderful wedding breakfast. There’s also ample accommodation available on site in the shape of two cottages each able to sleep eight members of the wedding party the night before, and the night of the wedding, ensuring your special day becomes a truly memorable wedding weekend. The Hideaway Hut is provided for the two of you on your wedding night free of charge. This also comes with a full English breakfast the following morning. The venue’s wedding planner will meet you three times prior to your special day to discuss your requirements and to help you with anything you need. YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK 01302 535 057 ext 76 | With bespoke wedding packages tailored to your specific needs by a dedicated team of event specialists, Yorkshire Wildlife Park weddings combine the facilities of the multi-award-winning park with the nostalgia and magic of family zoo experiences to bring your dreams to life. Tie the knot with stunning views of Yorkshire Wildlife Park as your backdrop in the elegant Outlook Suite (70-120 day guests). Situated just off the Safari Courtyard, this venue is a lion’s whisker away from the animal enclosures. Outdoor “I dos” are also possible here and can be hosted on Tsavo lawns with the roar of the lions accompanying you down the aisle. Host your evening guests in a luxury African-themed marquee, Tsavo Lodge (70-120 day guests), surrounded by sprawling lawns and luscious greenery, the perfect spot for prosecco and pictures. With plenty of space to dance until dawn, this beautiful spot can adapt to your requirements. Here, you have the opportunity to interact and connect with the Park’s amazing animals on your wedding day with intimate feeding and photography sessions included in your package. Your guests can also enjoy free access to the Park until closing at 6pm giving your party plenty of time to capture magical memories with the animals and exhibits. What’s more, you’ll be transported to your photography session in style in one of the venue’s VIP golf buggies! You’ll be whisked away to your three chosen animals in no time, meaning more time for feeding them and celebrations with your guests later. What’s more, there’s no need to worry about getting from the venue to your accomodation, as you can add a stay at the luxurious Hex Wildlife Hotel. Just a short stroll through the park, this gorgeous hotel is located in the park-adjacent Yorkshire Hive, meaning you and your loved ones can rest your weary heads as soon as the party ends. 16