Escape from the city into a luxury wedding venue - Review

Thorpe Park - wedding venue - reception troom

Vows & Venues editor Victoria Galligan headed off to Leeds to review a wedding venue but soon felt she was holidaying on the Med…

If you live in or around Leeds you’ll know what a bustling, vibrant and cultural city it is. For shopping, meals and a good night out, it’s the perfect location. Situated just outside the thriving city, close to the M1 and easily accessible from the north, lies Thorpe Park hotel – and it’s here where the pace of life slows down a little.

Why not hold a quintessential afternoon tea at your vegan wedding?

Afternoon tea at a vegan wedding

During World Vegan Month, we take a look at vegan wedding trends with Whirlowbrook Hall, a premier wedding venue in South Yourkshire…

What’s not to love about the quintessential British tradition of afternoon tea? Combine that with a vegan wedding and you’ve got the wedding breakfast of dreams.  As more and more couples are looking for something a little bit different for their wedding catering an afternoon tea inspired menu fits the bill perfectly. Add to that a choice of vegan only sandwiches and cakes then you’ve really got a beautiful wedding that suits all tastes and food preferences.

A leading luxury hotel and wedding venue in Yorkshire

Rudding wedding venue

In the heart of the Yorkshire countryside, Rudding Park is perfect for an idyllic escape with a loved one. The leading luxury hotel and wedding venue is home to the UK’s very first roof top spa and garden, complete with an outdoor hydrotherapy infinity pool, garden sauna cabin, herbal infused steam and spa bath.

Wellness of mind, body and soul form the foundations of Rudding Park Spa, with an emphasis on bringing the best of the outdoors inside. The revolutionary new spa is perfect for a pre-wedding pampering treat or hen party from the organic treatments inspired by nature to head chef Murray Wilson’s kitchen garden cuisine at Horto. With experiences ranging from Moorish mud treatments to the herbal bath steam room and sauna, guests will truly be spoilt for choice.


Newlyweds looking for a touch of class will find a honeymoon hideaway heaven at Falcon Manor, a country house-style, boutique hotel in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

Said hotel marketing manager Heidi Kettle: “UK honeymoons are really popular for 2016 as couples welcome the high standards and beautiful landscapes our country has to offer. There are also so many outdoor activities to be found in the British Isles which appeal to couples looking to make the most of their first holiday as Mr and Mrs.

“And the Yorkshire Dales offers all the splendour of areas like its honeypot neighbour, the Lake District, without the crowds.”

Pennine Manor – a stunning Yorkshire location

Pennine Manor Hotel, Yorkshire will help you design your perfect wedding


Sat on the edge of the stunning Pennine hills, the Pennine Manor Hotel is set in a beautiful and tranquil location. With panoramic views right across the Yorkshire countryside, the hotel is located just outside Huddersfield. 

It’s our belief that every single wedding should be completely unique and personal to the special couple, so our wedding planners will go out of their way to help you design that perfect day. We’re not just helping you to plan out one day, we’re making memories that will last you a lifetime. 

Jollydays and North Star Club

Jollydays and North Star Club

Nestled within the Yorkshire Wolds, Jollydays Glamping and the North Star Club are unique and exciting locations to host a wedding or party. Either for a festival vibe, a “proper posh” tea party or a romantic Kate moss style extravaganza, the magical woodlands are the perfect venue. Hire either the 200acre woodland at Jollydays or the 500acre woodland at North Star Club and in addition have somewhere quirky for guests to stay.