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Swinton Estate

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    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.

    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!
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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 :)
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    Mr Married on 06/05/2017
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    Mr & Mrs Earnshaw

    Thank you all so much honestly everyone was so helpful through the whole process.

    Sasha you were amazing and nothing was too much trouble. You answered all my emails and let me have a crafting room. To see your genuine excitement on the morning was lovely and made me feel like you had everything under control and we were going to have a great day.

    Lauren who we just met to be in charge of the music I would have panicked but she was a pro and again so genuinely excited.

    Michael was so welcoming and answered my mums 500 questions. The Belfast connection made us all feel at home.

    All of the staff especially the waiter who had just started made us feel so welcome- thank you

    All the guests fell in love with the hotel I think a lot of them will be back!and we will definitely be back soon and for anniversaries.

    Of course we will send you pictures I had a look at the ones on Facebook and I'm sorry the one of Matt sleeping/ passed out is tagged against Swinton park!!I'm so lucky!

    Thank you again for all your help and for making our wedding such a celebration.

    Thanks
    Mr and Mrs Earnshaw!!
    xx
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    Mr Married on 30/04/2017
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    Mr & Mrs Agar

    We just wanted to email and say what a fantastic day we had on Sunday. Everyone commented on how wonderful it was from start to finish. All the staff were lovely. Thank you both so much for your support in the run up to our wedding!

    Sasha - thank you for how lovely you were when I got out of the wedding car. You really made me feel special.

    Katie and Carl
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    Mr Married on 13/04/2017
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    Mr & Mrs Clarkson

    We just wanted to email and say what a fantastic day we had on Sunday. Everyone commented on how wonderful it was from start to finish. All the staff were lovely. Thank you both so much for your support in the run up to our wedding!

    Sasha - thank you for how lovely you were when I got out of the wedding car. You really made me feel special.

    Katie and Carl
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    Mr Married on 07/02/2017
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    Wedding for two

    This is a bit of a belated email to say Thankyou very much to you and Simone for being our witnesses when we got married at Swinton Park on 7 February.

    We had a really lovely day and thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Swinton Park with our two dogs. We plan on returning next year to celebrate our first anniversary.

    Thanks also for arranging everything for us. All the staff were very lovely and welcoming.

    We did of course end up adopting Swinton bear from our room!!
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    Kambili Married on 08/07/2016
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    Swinton! Swinton! Swinton!

    "Swinton Swinton Swinton! Where do we start from? I am not a girly bride and I definitely hadn't dreamt of my wedding day since I was a child. The only thing Deji & I knew we wanted for our wedding was for it to be fun and filled with love with no boundaries. From my first interaction with Sasha, I was won over by her enthusiasm, warmth and understanding (before we even visited Swinton in person!). The kindness, warm welcome and care we got from the whole team at Swinton was no different. From our first visit till the actual wedding weekend when their castle was taken over by our huge wedding party, their attitude to consistently exceed our expectations never changed.

    It would be an injustice not to state the impact they made on our weekend. From the cookery classes, clay pigeon shooting, presentation by Lord Swinton and hearty BBQ the night before to the flawless service during our wedding reception, our wedding was nothing short of epic & we had a blast!

    Sasha, thank you. The trust and rapport we easily built was invaluable. Thank you for leading the Swinton team to support us in such a lovely way. Our weekend was not just special because of the love that passed through our wedding party but also the heartfelt best wishes and care we got from the Swinton team. Thank you thank you thank you Swinton for everything!

    The Sasegbon's
    8th & 9th July
    Swinton Park "
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    Rebekah Married on 11/10/2002
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    We married here 16 years ago and are back for our

    It is so lovely to read the reviews here and see that nothing has changed. The staff were fabulous then and still are! We had a completely fairytale wedding and Swinton Park felt like our home for the two days that we shared it with our friends. A completely perfect venue for a wedding! We were lucky to find it!
    Many thanks all these years on ??????
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    Cant thank you enough

    I can’t thank you and your wonderful staff enough for making Rachael and Chris’s wedding this weekend such a success, and to you personally for the efforts you made to reassure Rachael and deal so well with the issues she raised. Everyone had a wonderful time, Swinton Park has made many new fans from guests who have not been before, with many saying they would like to return. Every member of staff was so polite and helpful, the rooms were wonderful (Rachael loved the York Suite - such a good upgrade!) and the food was delicious. Thank you for allowing the younger members of the party to stay up late dancing in the Library, I hope they didn’t disturb any guests. This was our 4th visit to Swinton and we look forward to returning when your new Spa is open - can’t wait!

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