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Congratulations! With years of experience, we are confident to say that you are considering one of the country’s finest venues for weddings, blessings and renewal of vows. Our Castle is steeped in a history of Kings and Knights. Having been sensitively restored and converted into a fabulous destination offering luxury accommodation, stunning grounds, an award-winning restaurant and all with excellent service that makes every event a truly memorable occasion. With a fabulous location, only 20 minutes from the historic City of York and the cosmopolitan City of

Leeds and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Hazlewood Castle is a truly unique venue for the wedding of your dreams. To meet your dreams, we have created a selection of individual and elegant private rooms, a number of which are licensed for Civil Ceremonies. Additionally, St Leonard’s Chapel provides an impeccable church setting for blessings with excellent acoustics. Every wedding day is a once in a lifetime experience and we strive to make each occasion as individual as you are.


Hazlewood Castle has been in the family estate of the Vavasours since Norman times and was first mentioned in 1086 in the Domesday Book. It has remained in the family for nine hundred years.

Further additions were made in the 15th and 20th centuries which have enhanced the character of the Castle - and today Hazlewood still retains its aura of majesty and calm.

The ‘Baron Wars’ during the reign of Henry III saw destruction of the original house and chapel. Sir William Vavasour, one of Edward I most respected knights, commenced rebuilding the castle in 1283. Sir William was aware that peace would be precarious and petitioned the King for permission to fortify and crenellate his manor.

The Chapel of St Leonard was rebuilt in 1286 along with a licence from the King to endow a chaplaincy. By favour of Queen Elizabeth I the Chapel remained untouched during her reign. The Castle opened in late 1997 having been dramatically and sympathetically restored, whilst retaining an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.

The licence was granted in 1290 turning the Hall of a Thane into a Castle of a Baron.


We warmly welcome ‘Exclusive Use’ at Hazlewood, so why not celebrate the happiest and most memorable day of your life in total privacy with your guests and your guests only. This is a unique opportunity to take over one of England’s most celebrated Castles, be King and Queen of the Castle for a day! You can enjoy a true

House Party experience with use of all 35 bedrooms, all Castle rooms, St Leonard’s Chapel and the stunning grounds. Exclusive use coupled with your chosen Wedding Package will ensure your private Paradise for the day. Your personal Wedding Planner will work with you throughout the planning process of your wedding, offering support and advice every step of the way.


We are delighted that you are considering Hazlewood Castle for your Wedding Day. Our promise to you is one of a truly memorable experience, one that will last a lifetime. We have thought about every aspect of your wedding and have designed bespoke wedding packages to help relieve the stress of organising your special day. From All Inclusive Wedding Packages with ‘No Hidden Charges’, to tailor made, we have something for everyone. Hazlewood Castle will provide you with your own Wedding Day Manager and professional, friendly staff. This ensures that the whole experience goes exactly

the way you planned. Your Wedding Day Manager is on-site to offer support and will gladly undertake the role of toastmaster. Hazlewood Castle does not charge for organising any of the above, it’s all part of the service! Here at Hazlewood Castle you don’t need to worry about how many guests to invite. For really large numbers, you can enjoy your perfect wedding in a marquee that is tailored specifically to your taste. Our manicured lawns can accommodate wedding parties of any size where you can enjoy the sunshine and champagne outside.


Included within your chosen wedding package you have your very own private rooms for your reception... The Old Bar The Flemish Hall leads into this room where a stunning oak bar with polished oak floor await. The Old Dining Room adjoins, making The Old Bar perfectly situated for your sole use during your private event. The Old Dining Room East of the Great Hall, the natural daylight, exquisite fireplace, Adam’s work frieze and Ceiling dominate this room. The elegance of The Old Dining Room enhances any receiving line or evening buffet celebration. The Great Hall This spectacular, South-facing room, overlooking the stunning view of Towton Moor, is medieval at its boldest with classical inspiration. Great columns, a marble fireplace, alcoves framing large statues and

a high ceiling where oval medallions decorated with over fifty coats of armour encircle the room; all this makes for a day in history with your wedding breakfast celebration in The Great Hall. The Flemish Hall Great oak doors make for a magnificent entrance with Belgian marble floor tiles leading into the hall filled with hand-carved panelling, a magnificent fireplace engraved with scenes from Jerusalem and an ornate ceiling of armorial motifs. Vavasour Restaurant Our Vavasour Restaurant nestled in the Castle, overlooking the Cherry Blossom Orchard is all about luxury and privacy with it’s own Private Dining for 16 people, elegant lounge, Terrace and Champagne Bar with your own hostess. It provides the perfect place for private meetings, family occasions and corporate entertaining.


Hazlewood Castle is licensed for civil ceremonies in four private rooms available for private hire; The Victoria Room, The State Drawing Room, The Old Dining Room and The Great Hall. Each have a different ambience and vary in size to suit your individual needs. The Victoria Room Located in the far South West of the Castle, with its hooded stone fireplace, panelled woodwork, Grade I listed metallic wallpaper and dual aspect with natural light. This room is splendid for the smaller, more intimate, civil ceremonies. The State Drawing Room Situated to the West of the Castle, this room

combines grandeur with intimacy with its Adamesque decorations and a magnificent crystal chandelier. The State Drawing Room is perfect for a family private dinner the night before, or Champagne Breakfast before farewells the following day. The Chapel Built in 1286, St Leonard’s Chapel is situated to the East of the Castle, complete with a Palladian altar piece, fine fretwork and glass decorated with symbols of passion. With its own organ, The Chapel offers an ambience conducive to larger gatherings with superb acoustics and a gallery. A perfect setting for your blessing.


The wedding breakfast is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. At Hazlewood Castle the hardest part will be choosing from our exquisite range of dishes. Our team of chefs bring a wealth of experience and you can be assured that your every taste will be catered for. You can choose between any of our varied packages to find one that is perfect for you and your guests.

Whichever you opt for you can be certain that only the freshest and highest quality ingredients will be prepared by our experienced team of chefs. At Hazlewood Castle our guests benefit from some of the most picturesque grounds in the country and many make the most of this by taking advantage of our delicious BBQ menu for their evening buffet.


Within the castle walls, the exterior splendour of Hazlewood Castle is mirrored by individually decorated bedrooms and suites, each named and themed after a flower. The 35 exquisite bedrooms boast the finest in interior design and comfort. Many of the rooms overlook the 77 acres of parkland and historic gardens. Each room is unique in size and style. All have antiques, paintings and original prints, direct dial telephones, broadband, desks, TV and superb marble en-suite bathrooms with shower and bath.

Anniversaries, Christenings and Birthdays It doesn’t stop there! We are more than happy to offer you special bedroom rates and room hire rates for any event that you may wish to host after sharing your wedding day with us. The perfect reason to return and make more happy memories. Subject to availability, please call the Events Team for more information on 01937 53 53 53.


We know from experience that the little finishing touches can make even the best day all the more magical. That’s why at Hazlewood Castle we have taken the time to put together a recommended services directory to make your life a little easier.

Hazlewood Castle has the finest collection of wedding specialists to assist in making your day perfect. Please consult our directory of recommended services in the second half of this brochure where you will find everything you need to make your day perfect from start to finish.


Many of your guests will no doubt be travelling long distances to join you on your special day. It is now becoming more popular for the wedding celebrations to last a little longer than just one day. This being the case, the Hazlewood Castle team is happy to arrange for any number of activities to be enjoyed by our guests.

From Champagne Breakfasts, to Private Pre-Wedding Family Dinners, Cookery Master-classes to Clay Pigeon Shooting, Pamper Days to Murder Mystery Dinners, Golf to Racing Days, Hazlewood has it all and you can be assured that all your guests will experience a wedding to remember. Gift vouchers are available upon request.




Venue Styling




Hair Styling







Flowers create a lasting impression on your wedding ceremony and special occasion. The bouquet and table centrepieces are an integral part of your celebration. Consider button holes and corsages as well as posies. Make your day complete with the beauty of flowers.



Let us fill your day with flowers! Sheryl Create a truly bespoke wedding day with chair covers and sashes tailored to your chosen colour scheme or a room decorated entirely to your own individual requirements. Chair covers can really transform a room and create a magical look to enhance your theme.

Fulford Flowers, 69 Main Street, Fulford, York YO10 4PN T. 01904 631791 E.


Country, contemporary,modern modern or or funky? funky? Country,traditional, vintage, contemporary, Whatever your ideas are, we will transform them into a stunning display of colour, texture and fragrance. We work with you from initial consultation right up to your special day. Whatever your budget, we are here to help make your wedding or event come to life.

Tel: 0113 2813182 Mob: 07788643970 Email: Photographs by Mik2 Photography and Andrea Barratt Photography

Make your dreams & desires an integral part of your special day. Be it a romantic country feel, modern & up beat, vintage or a decadent & dramatic statement,let your personalities shine through. Arrange a free consultation with Melanie or one of the experienced team who will be only too willing to give their professional advice, inspiration & experience along with your ideas & dreams to create your perfect day. Melanies Florist, 18 Pontefract Road, Castlefiord, WF10 4AS I Melanies Florist @ Farmer Copleys, Ravensknowle Farm, Pontefract Road, Purston, WF7 5AF 01977 603702

Luxury wedding florist specialising in scented flowers and herbs Call Fiona Pickles on 01422 835540 or 07921 589234


TRANSFORM YOUR WEDDING VENUE We can work with you to transform your venue with our extensive styling range

Chair Covers | Sahshes | Table Drapes | Table Linen | Table Decorations | Aisle Runners Starlight Backdrops | Wedding Post Boxes | Topiary Trees | Finishing Touches 01757 229625 - 07908 130508 -

“Wow, what a transformation, the room looked amazing.”

Timeless Inspired Elegance...


A wedding cake is the focal point of your reception; make it striking, original and visually exciting. It is always admired, photographed, savoured and remembered. Enlisting the creative talents of a bespoke cake maker or cake designer will help create the perfect look incorporating your own design and specification.

Contemporary and Vintage bespoke wedding cakes * Wedding Cakes * Cake Pops * Cookies * Dessert tables *

* 07564 519691 * * *

Beautiful bespoke cakes by Valerie designed and baked especially for you 0113 268 1151


Sugar Velvet Cake Company

Couture Wedding Cakes and Designer Celebration Cakes


On the most important day of your life looking your best is a must. Co-ordinating your hairstyle with your style of dress and flowers will complete your look and give you the confidence to really relax and enjoy the day. A stylist will advise you on the different looks available and will also be able to offer assistance to your bridesmaids and mother of the bride.

Exquisite & Delicious Cakes To Suit All Budgets. Leading Yorkshire Cake Designer regularly featured in National Wedding & Contemporary Cake Design Magazines. E. T. 01484 645843 07402 862653

Achieve Picture Perfect Hair...


The Genesis Hair Design team understand that as a bride-to-be you want a creative look that will last the whole wedding day, that compliments your style and you feel comfortable with.  We pride ourselves on listening to clients and offering professional advice and services to get the best results from your hair for the look you want to achieve.    Our wedding services are available in our salon or at your wedding venue, whatever suits you best. To achieve your unique style call for a consultation where we put you first.      9 Commercial Street, Tadcaster, LS24 8AB    Email: Tel: 01937 832007


Incorporating unobtrusive and creative videography allows you to not only relive the memories but the emotions of your special occasion. Also giving you a chance to see events or views you may have missed. Employing the skills and equipment of a professional will ensure you are not disappointed as you will receive a more superior quality production.


Capture your wedding day forever. Enlisting the services of a professional photographer will make the photo album the most treasured memento of your day. Hazlewood Castle recommends the use of professional photographers who are familiar with Hazlewood Castle, they can truly capture the most attractive settings in Hazlewood Castle’s surroundings. For unparalleled service, we recommend the following photographers for your wedding.

West One


By Vernon Miles ASWPP Specialist Wedding Photographer

Let us help you capture the beauty and joy of your precious moments. Captured in a style that will flow with how your day unfolds. The excitement, the passion the love. From the first moment to the last detail. How beautiful is the day touched by love! Mill Hill, Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 1AQ Mob. 07956 120994 Email.

BIPP and MPA Qualified Photographers with National & International Experience

Based 5 minutes from Hazlewood

Husband and Wife Team Married at Hazlewood Castle

01937 541400

Wedding filming available as additional service ask about the 35 minute story of your wedding and Director’s Cut

When you're looking for something classical but different

Chris Chambers Photography T. 07905 853155 E.

Chris Chambers Photography

Distinctive Creative Imaging Contemporary and photo journalistic styles seamlessly mixed together to create the perfect record without having spent hours posing.

‘Memories fade, beautiful pictures last a lifetime’ Photographing each wedding as the truly unique occasion it is, my aim is to tell the story as the day unfolds from breakfast to late into the night. blending creative, exciting and distinctive images that truly capture the moment as it happens and leaves you with a complete story of your special day. Two photographers - Large screen evening reception display - Full days attendance

15 Dunninwood Drive Castleford West Yorkshire WF10 5EW

T. 07905 853155 E.

The Free Range Hog Roast & BBQ Caterer

Bespoke Catering Menus


Free Range Special Breed Hog Roast Freshly Baked Bread Buns Homemade Apple Sauce Sage and Onion Stuffing Hand Carved Straight to Your Guests!

Also Available We are proud of our outside catering facilities which assure the smooth organisation of any event. Our stunning venue can be hired on a venue only basis so you can choose an outside caterer for your specialist, religious or cultural needs. Your caterers receive full use of our kitchen facilities and the support of our dedicated staff.

Spit Roasted Free Range Lamb, Spit Roast Beef or Spit Roast Carvery Belgian Chocolate Fountains (only available when catering)

Local free range award winning meat and fresh local ingredients for all menus. We make relaxed informal dining an enjoyable and tasty experience for the most important day of a bride and grooms life together. You can book us through your wedding co-ordinator or contact us directly. 07936 401867 01757 429264

Aagrah at Hazlewood Castle,

A Truly Majestic & Unique Setting Aagrah are Exclusive Asian Caterers at Hazlewood Castle. Providing Kashimri Cuisine and Bespoke Menus with Dishes from Around the World. Hazlewood Castle indoor capacity 160. Marquee weddings in the grounds of Hazlewood, up to 400 guests. Services include Marquee, full setup. Room Decor, chair covers and sashes, table centres, stages, lighting, Cake, flowers and car hire. Our dedicated wedding coordinators are delighted to help with the planning of your wedding, ensuring that organising this most romantic and memorable day is as pleasurable as the day itself. Our wedding packages cover everything from catering to an all inclusive service and ultimately intertwining your personal touches for a truly unique celebration. Our reputation for delectable food is sure to exceed expectations and within our wedding packages we offer a range of dining and menu options to suit your personal requirements.

Aagrah Midpoint Suite, Bradford BD3 7AY 路 For details please contact 01274 668818 Email: 路


For those who would like to have their wedding blessed in the Christian tradition but never thought it would be possible...

The work of a Priest helps with planning and celebrating personalised wedding blessings, renewal of vows, baptisms and a full range of other church services. Services offered to the bride and groom in particular may draw from the many traditions and liturgies found within the Christian faith but are completely flexible.


You deserve the very best on your special day. That is why you should experience the ultimate chauffeur service for your wedding. Choose a highly experienced chauffeur, impeccably dressed, with an excellent knowledge of the surrounding areas whose job it is to make sure you arrive in first class style whilst assuring your comfort, safety and security.

Order Of St James - Serving Christ and Community Offering a range of relevant and flexible services to meet all needs


T. 01937 587265

Calcaria TAXIS & MINI-BUSES Supplying punctual and reliable transportation for Hazlewood Castle since October 1997

• Calcaria Taxis & Mini-Buses has been established since 1994. • Locally Based with great knowledge of the local and surrounding areas. • All vehicles are fully licensed and are covered by both fully comprehensive and public liability Insurance. • All vehicles are maintained to the highest standard. • All are driven by professional drivers licensed by the local authority. • Selection of vehicles are available - including 4, 6, 7, 8 & 16 seater vehicles, three of which are wheelchair accessible. T.T:01937 233570 01937835 835205 205 M. M: 07909 07738 540 569 E. E:


Create a unique and awe inspiring day for everyone with a stunning fireworks display to add that special touch and magic to the end of your evening.


Make your special day go with a bang as we give your day the ultimate finale!

Entertainment is the key to every successful party. Whether it’s a string quartet, band or DJ our suppliers will ensure the day goes with a swing. Your choice of entertainment is sure to make the day more enjoyable and memorable for all your guests. Why not choose a selection of musicians to ensure all tastes are catered for providing music throughout your day.

Ring Steve: 07970 751820 or Simon: 07767 264864

Photography by Andrew sutcliffe


THE ProFEssIonAL DIsCo ComPAny

Audio Events Ltd are dedicated to providing Hazlewood Castle with quality discos, using experienced professional DJ’s. From the first dance to the last dance we welcome your input in to our playlist. Happy to work alone or alternate with your live band. We look forward to contributing to the success of your wedding day by keeping you and your guests dancing throughout the evening. T:

01423 525600 E: For more information please visit our website

Images 2 & 3 courtesy of

Kate Chruscicka The Wedding Violinist

Classical Violin Electric Violin

~ Classical | Hymns | Pop | Rock | Indie | RnB | Film | Musical ~ ~ Any Requests Learnt ~

Wedding Ceremonies Drinks Receptions Wedding Breakfasts Evening Entertainment FREE 70 track Sample CD


0113 243 8245


4th Coming Events has over 15 years experience in providing wedding entertainment throughout Yorkshire. We have become recognized for our high level of service, attention to detail, competitive prices and extensive range of professional wedding entertainment options. Our main categories of entertainment for weddings are: - DJs - Bands - Musicians - Vocalists - Caricaturists - Fun Casino - Toastmasters - Children’s Entertainment - Photo Booths - Magicians Please contact Michael on 0113 3683848 or for further information, ideas or to receive a copy of our wedding e-brochure.

Franklin The Mind Magician

Franklin is an award-winning magician who specialises in close-up mind magic for weddings. Offering modern magic with that wow-factor, Franklin presents interactive and thought provoking entertainment, leaving guests in awe and astonishment with something that they will talk about for a long time to come. • Close-up mind magic as an ice breaker whilst your photographs are being taken and from the moment your guests arrive. • Entertainment around the tables during the wedding breakfast. • Tailored entertainment for the children during the speeches. • Mind magic cabaret to entertain your guests during the evening reception.

‘Thank you for making our wedding day truly special & memorable’ David and Natasha Facey, Woodlands Hotel, Leeds

‘..a MASSIVE thank you!! Franklin was AMAZING & made our day the best ever!!!!’ Carla and Dean Turgoose, Ye Olde Bell Hotel, Nottingham I I 0113 3683848

0113 368 38 48 I I

If you are looking for something to make your wedding that little bit more amazing, fun, and exciting, then The Amazing Group is definitely for you! The Amazing Group (based in north Leeds) specialises in: - Luxury Photo Booths - Classic London Taxi Photo Booth - Stunning Chocolate Fountains - Vintage Candy Carts - Fun Casino Entertainment -

‘We had a great time thanks, the fountain and photo booth proved very popular, you did a great job and everyone said they loved them’ Rowan and Michael, Wedding at Oulton Hall, Leeds

‘A massive thank you for the impeccable service we received. Also the staff on the day were amazing.. Thank you again’ Pearl, Wedding at the Old Swan Hotel, Alnwick

Please contact Emma on 0113 3683848 or for further information, ideas or to receive a copy of our wedding e-brochure.

This is the ultimate in digital interactive entertainment that captures the fun at your wedding. Our range of luxury Photo Booths include: Top of the range, stylish, fun photo pod with a glossy, curved surrounding to give that extra Wow factor; and Classic London Taxi Photo-Cab equipped with a fully functioning photo booth built into the back. Also packages available with our Paparazzi photographers to give your guests a quick flash!! All packages include: - Booth Attendants to fully manage the photo booth - Guest Book - High quality 6 x 4 (or 6 x 2 strips) prints in colour or black/white - Duplicate copy of the print for the guest book - Customised print format and design - Prop Box (vintage, themed, fun) - All images provided on a disc (or available to upload) - Up to 4 hours hire available I 0113 3683848

0113 3683848 I I

live music choices for your wedding day Specialising in Wedding Ceremonies, Drinks Receptions, Wedding Breakfasts and Evening Parties Swing Band • Jazz Trio • String Quartet • Solo Acts & Duos • DJ

to book gourmet music please contact us on 07974 420 523 or email or visit our website at


What is a Wedding Breakfast? Confusingly, the Wedding Breakfast is usually not a morning meal (breakfast), but is the traditional name for the dinner given to the bride, bridegroom and guests at the Wedding Reception that follows a wedding in the United Kingdom. What is a Civil Ceremony/Partnership? A civil ceremony is a non-religious legal marriage ceremony normally conducted by a registrar. It is often performed in a registered venue instead of a church wedding. We are also happy to arrange Civil Partnerships. How do I arrange a Civil Ceremony/Partnership? Having confirmed the date and time of your marriage, you should contact the Superintendent Registrar for the district in which Hazlewood Castle Hotel is situated, which is Selby. You will need to confirm with the Superintendent Registrar that she can attend and conduct the ceremony on the day and time in question. This can be

confirmed up to twelve months in advance of the marriage and provisionally held up to five years in advance. Who is the Superintendent Registrar? Mrs W Stables, Superintendent Registrar The Register Office, The Annexe, Brooke Lodge Union Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 0AL Tel: 01757 706590 Hours of Opening Monday: 09.30 - 13.00 / 13.30- 16.00 Tuesday - Friday: 09.30 - 13.00 Can we get married in the Chapel? The Chapel of St Leonard has been de-commissioned which means only blessings services can take place there. It is not licensed for Civil Ceremonies, but it may be used in conjunction with one of our rooms that is licensed for Civil Ceremonies. It can also be used for a blessing following a church wedding or a wedding at a Register Office.

Can my guests check in early to change? Our guest check in time is 3.00pm, with the exception of the Bridal Suite, which is 12.00pm. Should your guests require earlier access, we strongly advise that they reserve their room for the night prior. Can Hazlewood cater for any other type of event? The quick answer is of ‘course!’ Be it a christening, anniversary, birthday or conference, Hazlewood Castle can provide the same level of exceptional services as you will experience on your wedding day. For further information about any of our services, please contact us at: Tel: 01937 535353 Fax: 01937 535304 Email:

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Hazlewood Castle Wedding Brochure  
Hazlewood Castle Wedding Brochure  

Hazlewood Castle Wedding Brochure