Your Yorkshire Wedding - September/October 2023 (Issue 62)

THE BRIDGE HOTEL & SPA 01937 534305 | Wetherby’s The Bridge Hotel & Spa is surrounded by Yorkshire countryside, with a beautiful Italian courtyard filled with greenery, flower arch and evening lighting. A perfect blend between old and modern aesthetics, each room incorporates a beautiful feature, including The Byron Room’s 18th century Rococo plasterwork – and the French doors which lead from the Walshford suite onto the courtyard. Say your vows in The Byron Room, with seating for up to 85. Painstakingly restored to its original glory, it’s illuminated by a beautiful English-cut crystal chandelier and Italian marble fireplace for a backdrop. You could, alternatively, marry outside under The Gazebo. This has seating for up to 130 and can be beautifully dressed with flowers to match your colour scheme. Receptions then take place in either The Walshford Suite or The Ribston Suite, with a total of 150 for your wedding breakfast, or 200 for your reception. What’s more, depending on the package booked, the venue also offers complimentary wedding tastings, overnight stay for the couple on their wedding night, and another stay to mark your one-year anniversary. MALMAISON YORK 01904 946060 | Different is what Malmaison York does best – especially when it comes to weddings. A luxury hotel that takes catering and celebrating to a whole new level, it features spectacular spaces big enough for an incredible wedding – or small enough for intimate gatherings in opulent and contemporary rooms. Bang in the heart of York’s ancient centre, the hotel was once a landmark insurance building, but now provides assurance of a different kind – that you have a remarkable, stylish celebration in a truly beautiful setting. Ceremonies and receptions are held in a number of contemporary rooms, from 24 guests up to 180, depending on the areas you work with. Each space can be transformed to host small, intimate gatherings, while movable walls allow you to open up the entire space, giving you complete flexibility to turn Malmaison York into your perfect venue. In addition, a muted pink, white and black colour palette adds a little drama to your special day, letting you embrace the extraordinary and giving you and your guests a day to remember. Be sure to take advantage of the stunning rooftop terrace for your wedding photos, with spectacular views over the city and including York’s standout Minster. 22