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February 14th, 2018 | Rachel Parry

Richard Perry (1)

Happy Valentine’s Day! We feel a surge of ‘just engaged’ selfies and shiny ring shots filling up our social feeds throughout the day as guys (and some gals!) seize this most romantic day of the year to get down on bended knee.

If you’re freshly engaged yourself (*waves whilst flashing my own bling*) we highly advise getting ahead of the St Valentine’s crowd and getting the all-important venue hunt underway – trust us, when we say the best ones sure do book up fast!

For those of you looking for a picturesque big day setting in Yorkshire, you’ve joined as at a perfect time, as today on the blog we’re catching up with the lovely team at our stunning Sponsor venue and Luxury Wedding Show partner Denton Hall. If you’ve not had this fabulous venue on your must-visit radar before, that’s because it’s something of a hidden gem, nestled in the Yorkshire Dales just outside of the historic spa town of Ilkley – and its team are at the ready to tell you all about its wonderful wedding offering…

Images: Barnaby Aldrick, Joel Skingle, Richard Perry & Wynn Davies Photography, with thanks.

Joel Skingle (2)

Can you tell us a little about the history of Denton Hall and describe the look and feel of the venue?

denton hall say: The Hall was designed by famous architect John Carr and built in 1778. Today the beautiful building provides a venue that is brimming with timeless elegance and situated in a luxurious rural setting. Being nestled in 2,500 acres with stunning views across to the Ilkley moor, we really are spoilt with some of the best views in Yorkshire. The building has been beautifully restored to mirror its original style and retain its unique character. From the stunning spiral stair case to crystal chandeliers, there are so many areas just perfect for photographs and for friends and family to relax in.

Tell us about the ceremony and reception areas at Denton Hall…

With three stunning rooms within the hall licensed for civil ceremonies and the local church just a stone’s throw away in the village of Denton, getting married here could not be easier. Typically, we use the front terrace of the Hall, which has sweeping views across to the Ilkley moor for your drinks reception – as well as our newly refurbished reception area and bar, before moving through into the elegant dining room. After dinner, its back to the bar and reception area to dance the night away until the small hours with our late licence. We can host up to 100 guests for the day reception and then 160 for the evening.

Wynn Davies Photography (4)

What makes Denton Hall a special wedding venue and sets it apart from others?

We like to think that what we offer here at Denton is truly a magical experience, we like to get to know our couples and with the exclusive use for the whole weekend, you really do become part of the Denton family. You are our only guests and we get to look after you and your loved ones from the moment you all arrive on Friday until you all depart on Sunday.

Each and every wedding is as individual and different as the couple; so with this in mind we don’t have set packages which couples adhere to. Instead each and every couple sit down with us and we create a bespoke day tailored exactly as they want it – from the reception drinks all the way through the day to evening food.

What sort of bride would be a Denton Hall bride?

Any bride can be a Denton bride, whatever their vision. With the bespoke tailored packages we can caterer for all wants and desires.

Richard Perry (3)

How can your staff help to make the planning process easier and the big day amazing?

We like to try and make the planning process as easy as possible for our couples by offering our guidance and expertise on; from suppliers and styling, to traditions and seasonal food/drink. We are always on hand to answer questions and queries – whether that’s on the phone, over email, face to face, or even text.

On the big day one of the team is here from the moment the first guest arrives on Friday afternoon until check out on Sunday. Ourselves and the catering managers from Box Tree Events always ensure that the bridal party are aware of who we are and that they can come to us with anything they need, plus we are on hand for you both all day too.

Can you tell us about the accommodation at the venue?

Our couples can make a full weekend out of the exclusive use of the hall, we have 24 guest bedrooms plus our luxury bridal suite and lodge suites. We don’t book our rooms out to anyone other than the wedding party and get the bride and groom to allocate the bedrooms – that way you can make sure that those who definitely need a room have one.

Wynn Davies Photography (2)

Tell us about your catering services and what makes them special? 

One thing we are immensely proud of here at Denton is our catering. We have worked exclusively with the amazing and fabulous team at Box Tree Events for the past seven years, who will delight and excite couples with their wonderful wedding menus and choices.

What is the feedback like from couples about Denton Hall?

One of the bets parts of the wedding weekend for us is seeing just how happy our couples are. The joy just beams out of their faces. We often get feedback which thanks us for being part of the whole journey, from the first show around until check out on the Sunday morning. Working with Box Tree Events also ensures the food is just sensational. There are always comments from our couples and their friends and family on just how delicious the entire wedding breakfast was.

Barnaby Aldrick (4)

Can you give Brides Up North an idea on price?

The venue hire for Denton Hall from Friday afternoon until Sunday lunch time is from £3,450 (seasonal variations). For each Denton wedding we always create a bespoke quote; everyone’s wedding is as different and individual as they are and we believe this should be refelcted in the food and drink choices. To help with your venue decision, some example packages have been created which we can dicuss in more detail to give you a better idea of the overall wedding cost for the day you are aiming to achieve.

How can our readers get more information on the venue?

If you would like to find out more information, or to see more photographs of Denton Hall, please visit our online platforms via our website, Pinterest, Instagram or Facebook. The best way however is to pop in and have a chat over a lovely cup of tea.

Joel Skingle (3)

Do you have any special events or open days coming up shortly that our readers should know about?

A perfect opportunity to pop in is in March when we will have our wedding open day on Sunday 18th. The Hall will be set up just like a wedding for potential couples to come and experience what a wedding day at Denton Hall is like.

Wynn Davies Photography (3)

Any other exciting news to share?

Yes, we’ve have added two additional rooms on to our Civil Ceremony licence from April 2018. Couples can now get legally wed in our stunning staircase under the sparkling light of our gorgeous crystal chandelier. Also, our Palmery Room has been licensed – the best part about this space is the lawn just in front meaning our couples can now have guests seated on the lush green lawn as the ceremony takes place. We are really excited to give our couples these two beautiful options. As such, we’re planning a gorgeous photo shoot here in early 2018 to show off the new ceremony options. Watch this space!

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Rachel Parry
Rachel joined the Brides Up North editorial team as Features Editor in February 2015. Rachel draws on her news reporting background, experience in features, bridal & lifestyle editing for previous regional titles and time spent working for Yorkshire’s most successful PR agencies. Yet to tie the knot herself, Rachel's own wedding looks set to be very, very pretty...

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