Swinton Estate

Swinton, Masham, Ripon (North Yorkshire) HG4 4JH Map · Telephone · Website
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Number of guests 2 to 250
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About Swinton Estate

Many congratulations on your engagement!

Swinton Park

Set within the stunning Yorkshire Dales, Swinton Park is a beautiful and unique castle setting for your special wedding celebrations. The grand historic building, situated in 20,000 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, provides an idyllic backdrop for your big day.

The stately home’s fantastic team are welcoming and professional, providing an outstanding quality of service and ensuring that your day runs seamlessly. Working closely with you, the team will create a wedding day that surpasses your expectations.

Swinton Park hotel offers a variety of function rooms to choose from for your ceremony, wedding breakfast or evening celebrations. From the small and intimate to the large and lavish, we have a space to suit you and your specific requirements.

Lake Island, with a quaint Georgian summerhouse is ideal for intimate meals and alfresco dining. The wonderful privacy of the island is beautifully complemented by woodland and birdsong.

Deerhouse

Alternatively, the beautifully restored Deer House is perfect for those seeking somewhere truly out of the ordinary, for either a daytime wedding breakfast or an evening barbecue celebration. By day, enjoy the parkland setting with ancient trees, wide skies and views over the castle and Home Lake. By night, enjoy the magic and romance of a candle-lit setting, with torches to light the way and glowing braziers to ward off the evening chill, with acoustic music to entertain guests or a silent disco for something that little bit different.

Swinton Bivouac

Looking for something a little more rustic? Swinton Bivouac allows you to get back to nature with a woodland wedding with the unique druids temple as backdrop, with a Tipi for post ceremony celebrations with stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside. Sleep under a blanket of stars in our Meadow Yurts, Tree lodges and bunkbarn, and there's even a bistro cafe and bar! If you've ever dreamt of a charmingly rustic wedding in the beauty of the great outdoors and want something that is magical, memorable and creative... A woodland wedding at Swinton Bivouac is for you.

Your woodland ceremony is without doubt the heart of your wedding day and therefore we believe it should be something you and your guests will remember forever. The woodland ceremony includes hay bale seating and a blank canvas for you to personalise as you wish. After your beautiful ceremony, your guests can enjoy woodland games and explore the area while you have some remarkable photographs taken amongst the woodland.

For more details about this fantastic venue, or to arrange a visit, please get in touch with the wedding’s team today!

  • Luxury Castle Hotel, full of character
  • Set within 20,000 acres on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales
  • Variety of function rooms from the Castle, to the Alfresco Deerhouse
  • Warm and welcoming team to help and assist throughout
  • The finest cuisine using the freshest ingredients sourced from the wider Estate
  • Outdoor weddings amidst the Druid's Woodland
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10 Reviews for Swinton Estate

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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
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  • Rosie

    Rosie · Married on 09/12/2020

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    A beautiful castle hotel and a stunning, magical venue for a wedding!

    I found Swinton Estate via an internet search and fell in love with the hotel immediately. I had been looking for a venue offering an elopement package and the "Just For Two" package was incredibly good value. The hotel looked spectacular with all its Christmas trees and decorations.

    The estate is beautiful and we enjoyed a long walk to look around the lakes, the hundreds of deer and the Birds Of Prey centre. There are so many locations for wonderful wedding photographs. The food was great, with a large varied food and drinks menu in The Terrace restaurant. The staff were very friendly, particularly Gay who served us for breakfast each day and remembered what we liked to order - she even waved us off when we checked out. The spa, pool and treatment rooms were clean and luxurious, I would recommend a massage.

    The rooms are all uniquely different (even having Christmas wreaths on the bedroom doors), however they all share one thing...HEAT! For people like me, who are always cold, this is perfect. It is easily sorted however, by opening some windows and switching off the radiators.

    Rosie and Johanna on the events team were super helpful with arranging dates and creating our perfect day. Unfortunately we arrived late to check in, however Rosie managed to move back our couples massage so we could still visit the spa. We were greeted with a glass of fizz and our bags were taken to our room. The hotel is obviously operating differently due to the COVID pandemic, although everywhere felt clean, the staff all wore masks and even the reception desk had a plastic barrier around it. The social distancing actually enhanced our wedding as we were able to have our ceremony in the slightly larger Panelled Room and our wedding breakfast in the Private Dining Room. The hotel allowed us to bring in our own decor for the wedding but did provide us with chair covers and a sound system. There were so many little personal touches, little chocolates and biscuits in the bedrooms and even a Christmas Welcome card!

    A huge thankyou to Swinton Park for making my wedding day so magical and special. For anyone researching Swinton for a wedding, this venue will definitely meet your requirements! We hope to visit again for our 1st wedding anniversary.

    Sent on 23/12/2020

    Swinton Estate's reply:

    Thank you Rosie for your lovely feedback, we're so glad you had a lovely day! I have passed all your kind words onto the team (especially Gay!). We look forward to welcoming you back next year for your anniversary - Rosie
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    Charlotte · Married on 16/06/2018

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    Such a Beautiful Venue

    We are so thankful to have found such a beautiful venue to celebrate as we began our new life together. Our wedding would not have been complete without the effortless work the events team put in. As soon as we arrived we were made to feel most welcome and had the best weekend!

    A little thank you woof from Poppy (the dog) for making her feel welcome too!

    Sent on 14/02/2019
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    Mr. · Married on 20/05/2018

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    Elegance & perfection

    Where do we start? After a long search for a wedding venue in the UK and were nearly about to give it all up, we finally found one - Swinton Park - the most amazing, beautiful and perfect venue for our wedding weekend.

    First of all, the castle is absolutely stunning and is surrounded by beautiful lush nature and wild deer like it came straight out of a fairytale. Everything in the interior is just as gorgeous, the dining room, hallway, drawing room, library, etc., and the accommodation rooms are so unique, luxurious, spacious and well kept. The brand new country club and spa just adds to it all.

    We could write for ages about how amazing Swinton Park is...

    However, our wedding day wouldn’t have been so perfect if it wasn’t for their amazing staff - every single person was so professional, helpful, warm and welcoming, and did absolutely everything to make sure everything was perfect. A special thank you goes to the wonderful events team: Lauren, Molly, Chris, James, and the rest of the team at Swinton Park.

    We got all the help we needed to plan our wedding from start to finish and everything turned out even better than we could have ever imagined! Everyone at Swinton Park made our day so magical and we left with so much joy and happy memories.

    We really can’t find any negatives. The food, the service, the rooms, the atmosphere, the spa, the outdoor surroundings, EVERYTHING was PERFECT. We cannot wait to be back to celebrate many anniversaries at Swinton Park in the future :)

    Sent on 19/06/2018

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Swinton Estate FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Small Hotel
    Pub or Restaurant
    Castle
    Stately Home
    Historic
    Marquees and Tents
    Woodland and Festival
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Tipis and Yurts
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Evening Reception Facilities
    Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Venue Leisure Facilities:
    Hairdresser
    Swimming Pool
    Health Suite
    Beautician
    Fitness Centre
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Helipad
    Confetti Permitted
    Changing Room for Guests
    Pets Welcome

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2 Events

  • May Sun

    Deer House Wedding Open Day at Swinton Park

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    • When:
      May 16, 2021 12:00 - 16:00
    • Place:
      Swinton, Masham, Ripon

    We are delighted to open up the recently restored period Deer House at Swinton Park for its first Wedding Open Day.

    Perched on the hill side with stunning unique views, couples will be able to view the Deer House set up for a wedding celebration, giving you ideas for your big day. Arrive to a glass of fizz before meeting with our weddings team to talk through everything the Deer House offers, mixed in with your ideas to create your dream day.

    The Deer House is perfect for those seeking somewhere truly out of the ordinary, for either a daytime wedding breakfast or an evening barbecue celebration. By day, enjoy the parkland setting with ancient trees, wide skies and views over the castle and Home Lake. By night, enjoy the magic and romance of a candle-lit setting, with torches to light the way and glowing braziers to ward off the evening chill, with acoustic music to entertain guests or a silent disco for something that little bit different.

    To ensure that we keep you safe, attendance is by appointment only. Appointments are available from 12.00pm until 4.00pm and can be made by contacting our Weddings team by emailing weddings@swintonestate.com

  • Jun Sun

    Bivouac Tipi Wedding Open Day

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    • When:
      Jun 13, 2021 12:00 - 16:00
    • Place:
      Ilton, Masham, Ripon

    We invite you to join us at Swinton Bivouac for our Wedding Open Day, to take a look around the stunning outside space and Tipi – new for 2020! The ceremony area in the woodland will be set up with the unique Druid’s Temple back drop and the tipi will be in place to give you inspiration for your wedding at Swinton Bivouac.

    Imagine … wandering through picturesque woodland into a clearing laden with flowers, walking down the aisle sheltered by trees with the unique Druid’s Temple as the backdrop for your moment. Swinton Bivouac is a magical and creative outdoor space for a memorable woodland DIY wedding.

    Sunday 13th June 2021, 12pm until 4pm

    To ensure that we we keep you safe, attendance is by appointment only. Appointments are available from 12.00pm until 4.00pm and can be made by contacting our Weddings team by emailing weddings@swintonestate.com

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