nter the wonderful world of Wharfedale Grange, with a stunning ceremony room complete with a cascade of twinkling lights, a chic cocktail bar stacked with spirits, champers and so many more tipples, a marvellous mezzanine sprinkled with sparkling chandeliers and elegant, soft velvet furnishings, parties from 50 – 250 can be catered for in the vast dining hall with spectacular views. There’s even a private luxury suite for the bride and bridesmaids to dress and make those flawless final touches. Decadent design dominates in the ladies loo too with Prosecco on tap for that all important top-up! Working closely with specially selected local businesses to make sure that every requirement for a perfect party has been catered for, from caterers to music performers, photography to floristry and an impressive on-site kitchen, the team at Wharfedale Grange are on hand for that all important advice and to accommodate suggested requests. “We work closely together and our sole aim is to make everyone’s occasion the best it can possibly be in fabulous surroundings,” explains Zach Williamson, Events Manager, with vast experience in bar and restaurant businesses, as well as modelling for international brands! Floral designers at on-site Leafy Couture can create everything that’s fresh flower and foliage fantastic, from intricate buttonholes to jaw-dropping floral installations. “We really couldn’t be in a more beautiful and inspiring location”, enthuses expert florist and Leafy Couture owner Sarah Richardson. “We’re a team who love what we do and we work with flowers to produce a range of designs from cutting edge to timeless elegance, taking inspiration from fashion, art and nature, using the best quality blooms from locally sourced growers and international suppliers.” They say it’s the best day of your life but what do the newlyweds really think? “It was magical! When we first visited it was still an old barn with no roof and stairs leading to nowhere. We only had to have one conversation with Claire to know that this was going to be the most exquisite and
perfect venue for us. We believed in her vision and we couldn’t have been happier with the spectacular transformation into the most impressive wedding venue we have ever seen,” Emily Allen and her husband Luke reminisce. “The best thing about Wharfedale Grange is the attention to detail and the glamorous décor. Claire has truly thought of everything and her style is impeccable. The dedicated team are so kind and really couldn’t have done any more for us. Everything was under control. It was perfection.” Luke and Emily were married on 11 August and guests flew in from the USA, Australia and all corners of England and Scotland and fell in love with Yorkshire. Emma Gray and Adam Mulroy were married in September, “We were not only blown away by the stunning venue and the views, but the local suppliers were top-quality and the friendly staff at Wharfedale Grange made everything special, right down to the last detail. It was a fabulous day and we had guests arriving from Scotland, Ireland and the Dordogne, all stunning places but they adored Yorkshire and most stayed on to explore the surrounding area, visiting Harewood House, shopping in boutiques and generally having the best time.” Asked if they’d recommend Wharfedale Grange to prospective wedding couples, the unanimous response? “I do.”
INSPIRATION From country, coastal and city to quirky or traditional, when it comes to planning one of the most important days of your life, Yorkshire has a whole range of venues and suppliers guaranteed to make your day extra special. To find out more go to yorkshire.com/ weddings
Clockwise from top: Emma and Adam on their big day © Cream Photography. Emily and Luke © Linda Blann Photography. Wharfedale Grange is nestled in the emerald fields between Leeds and Harrogate.