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Last update: April 2024

The Devonshire Arms is the perfect country house venue for your dream wedding. Set within the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate, the hotel sits amidst 30,000 acres of natural beauty, courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The hotel exudes quintessential country house charm and character with cosy open fires and luxurious four-poster beds.

Your wedding day is all about you, and at The Devonshire Arms, we aim to exceed all of your expectations for your dream day. From the formal to the relaxed, we are happy to discuss your more specific requirements to tailor the day to you.

In order to ensure everything runs smoothly, your wedding coordinator will be on hand to assist from the very first enquiry through to the big day itself. On the day, our operations team will ensure that everything is taken care of.

We can accommodate intimate wedding celebrations for 2 to 30 day guests and larger celebrations for 40 to 90.

For a relaxing treat, The Devonshire Spa is there for you to refresh you ahead of the big day, with its pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and therapy rooms.

With award-winning 3 AA rosette food, stunning scenery and outstanding service, The Devonshire Arms Hotel is your fairytale wedding venue.

  • Beautifully decorated function rooms accommodating 2 to 90 guests
  • Situated on the Bolton Abbey Estate, close to Bolton Abbey Priory Church
  • Outstanding Wedding team to assist you along the way
  • Fantastic quality 3 AA rosette cuisine and wines to match
  • Picturesque Yorkshire Dales location situated close to the River Wharfe
  • Up to 10 bedrooms available for peak season weddings or 15 for off-peak
  • Three stunning cottages on the estate suitable for your wedding party

Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is a charming country house hotel wedding venue located in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Historic
Landmark
Large hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool
Health suite
Beautician
Fitness centre

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Anonymous Sent on 06/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing day and everything was perfect

Rob and I would like to thank you all at ’The Devonshire’ for hosting our daughter’s wedding. It was truly an amazing day and everything was perfect. We have so many wonderful memories now and can’t wait to see the official photographs. Our guests have been so complimentary of the venue, the food, the service, everything in fact!

We couldn’t have wished for anything more.

Thank you Robyn so much for the huge part you played in making Amy and Adam’s wedding day so special.
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Sheila Sent on 01/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

You ALL made it a day we shall always remember

We were extremely impressed with the overall service we received at the Devonshire Arms for our daughter Bridget’s wedding.
We were greeted on arrival in the car park with a gentleman holding an umbrella and assisting with the luggage –
What a lovely welcome!
The wedding food was exceptional and the service second to none.
Our sincere thanks to Robyn who worked exceptionally hard to make sure everything went smoothly and was on hand to make sure it did so.
You ALL made it a day we shall always remember – it passed too quickly
We have had so many message and phone calls from our guests who were greatly impressed and congratulated us on our choice of venue.
Once again our sincere thanks to you all.
Sheila & Jeremy Holmes
(Mother and Father of the Bride (Bridget Wilkinson)
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Andy Sent on 30/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The venue is beautiful and staff were amazing.

We got married at the Devonshire arms on the 1st June 2019. I can honestly say from beginning to end they were faultless. Right from looking round the venue to booking and all of the planning before the day was perfect. Robyn who was our wedding planner made our experience a dream. She was on the ball straight away, nothing was a ‘silly’ request and she dealt with everything we wanted to make our day special. We can’t fault the Devonshire Arms, our day was truly magical. If we could have our day again, I wouldn’t change a thing. The venue is beautiful and staff were amazing. We had a lot of feedback from our guests who all said positive things about the venue.
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Gill Sent on 12/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Just a little line to thank the staff

Just a little line to thank the staff for their service last Wednesday - celebrating our nephews marriage. Lovely food and friendly, helpful staff
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Wayne Sent on 12/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Just a note to say thank you for all your help planning our special day. We really do appreciate it!
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Richard Sent on 12/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We wish we could do it again

To Robyn, We cannot thank you enough for all your help and support. You are a true credit to an amazing Hotel and Wedding Venue. Please pass on our thanks to everybody involved. We wish we could do it again. We'll no doubt see you again soon when we come down for Afternoon Tea sometime. Our very best wishes, Mr & Mrs Bell
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Martin Sent on 02/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in making our wedding so special. The whole team at the hotel were so lovely, helpful and accommodating. Please thank the kitchen team for the wonderful food and Dan who looked after us on the day. All our guests loved the Dev, one of our gifts was a Sunday Lunch so we are looking forward to being back soon. Robyn you are great at what you do and work so hard, thank you again.
With our best wishes, Martin & Claire
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Olly Sent on 25/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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To Robyn and all the staff at The Devonshire Arms
Thank you for making our day run so smoothly and beautifully. We had a truly unforgettable day, and it couldn't have happened without your hard work throughout the last 6 months - thank you!
Love from Olly & Roya
x
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Sue Sent on 12/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had the perfect couple of days

We just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding celebrations extra special. We had the perfect couple of days at the Devonshire Arms and your staff were absolutely amazing - nothing was too much trouble. Special thanks to Robyn for organising everything.
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Adam Sent on 12/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It helped make our 2018!

Robyn and all the staff at The Devonshire Arms, Thank you so much for all your help with the wedding. It helped make our 2018. Best wishes, Adam & Amanda Richardson
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A Sent on 04/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating

The day was Perfect

I wanted to send a quick note of thanks for everything that you and the staff at the Devonshire Arms did for us this weekend! The day was perfect, we and our guests had a fantastic time. Liz an Tom kept us on time (no easy feat) and Katie was so kind to come to my room to put my hair up(which lasted the entire day!) Thanks again, and we'll send a proper thank you shortly
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Jessica Sent on 04/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

Glad you liked the chocolates! Our day was so perfect, it literally couldn't gave been better. Thank you so much for helping us plan and making everything so great :-) and thank you to everybody who worked so hard on the day to make it perfect. I have no doubt we will be back at the hotel before long - I think I'm going to book a surprise weekend for our anniversary next year!
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A Sent on 04/08/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you

Just to let you know everything went perfectly on Friday. The sun shone,food was delicious, venue fab and we all had a wonderful time. I wouldn't have changed anything. Thank you all for your input and for making our big day such a perfect one
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Anonymous Sent on 19/01/2009
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Service

My husband and I met and married in 33 days. With very little time to plan such an event 15 days from our engagement to our wedding on April Fool''s Day we turned to The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey. The events team were superb and the actual day was run like clockwork. Unfortunately the unscheduled dense fog meant that the Gazelle Helicopter that the events team had put us in touch with was unable to fly us home but the team at the hotel made sure we weren''t without special transport and within an hour and a half a fabulous vintage Jaguar rolled into the car park to whisk us off home. Ours was a very small, intimate wedding with only 8 guests and The Devonshire made our day perfect. We have now been married for four years and each year we return to The Devonshire for our wedding anniversary.
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Anonymous Sent on 08/05/2007
5 out of 5 rating

"Everything went exactly according to plan"

On behalf of my wife and myself could I just express our many thanks to you and all your colleagues for the arrangements for the Wedding Reception last Saturday. Everything went exactly according to plan and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves very much. We would like this made known to the staff concerned and would like to participate to pass on our thanks to Adam for his running of the evening. It was very much appreciated.
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