Your Yorkshire Wedding - January/February 2024 (Issue 64)

AS TIME Tale as old We round up some of the county’s favourite historical venues SNEATON CASTLE 01947 603 150 | Sneaton Castle Estate is a family-run business, with a team passionate about turning your dreams into reality. Situated a mere stone’s throw from the historical seaside town of Whitby, it feels like a world away. Plus, there’s a myriad of photo opportunities both within the Castle walls and without. Imagine saying “I do” in the Castle’s fully-dressed, breathtakingly beautiful chapel, which is truly somewhere special. Licensed for civil ceremonies, your next chapter together in life starts here at Sneaton Castle. The venue uses produce from its own farm whenever possible and also provides a list of local suppliers that’s evolving on a daily basis! Local producers provide the venue with the pick of the crop, leanest cuts and catch of the day and are so proud of what they produce. The venue’s wedding package includes a delicious three-course Castle Charm wedding breakfast or a Vintage Nostalgia afternoon tea for 60 to 80 guests depending on the day. The carefully renovated Sister’s Priory is available to host your guests overnight with its modern en-suite rooms in a characterful setting. Complementary from 7.30am on the morning of your wedding until the ceremony is the Dovecote Dressing Room. A light and spacious room it’s ideal for getting ready with your bridal party with large full-length mirror, make-up chairs, floral arch and shower room. Plus, there are two further guest bedrooms located alongside the dressing room. Also included in the package is Our Lady Honeymoon Suite where you can spend your first night together as newlyweds. MANOR HOUSE LINDLEY 01484 504 000 | A hidden gem nestled in the heart of the desirable village of Lindley, West Yorkshire, Manor House Lindley is ideally situated just a mile-and-a-half from the M62. Its dramatic facade emphasises its heritage with sandcoloured stone and imposing columns around the front door, while large windows offer a glimpse of the tasteful interior design within. To one side, a sunny terrace entices and between buildings the beautiful courtyard brings a distinctly Roman feel. Painstakingly thought out and masterfully executed, the design of the Manor’s interiors stems from the Far East mixed with contemporary touches to give it a feeling of high-end luxury. The pièce de résistance is The Coach House, the designated wedding space, where vaulted ceilings and stained-glass blends with an opulent bar area and carved panelling. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and contain period features such as elegant fountains, leafy trees and a perfect view of the famous Lindley Clock Tower. The dramatic sweeping drive leading up to the Manor’s forecourt is also ideal for making a grand entrance on your big day. Ceremonies can be held in the spectacular Coach House (140 guests). Its clever dividers allow for an intimate wedding or a grander affair. Lindley Cellars (40 guests) offers pace for an alternative ceremony style. The space channels the Prohibition Era of dark and intriguing dens hidden from plain sight. The Lantern Room (40 guests) boasts a large bay window letting in ample light and bare brick walls. For even more intimate gatherings, The Lounge (eight guests) is located in the accommodation suite. Receptions too can take place in any of these spaces (140 wedding breakfast, 200 evening reception guests). There’s also St Stephens C of E Parish Church right next door. Various packages are available, and options may include free overnight accommodation in the fabulous wedding suite and free menu tasting once the initial deposit has been paid. © Chris Conway Photography © Chris Conway Photography 23 HISTORICAL VENUES