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Swinton Estate

Ripon, North Yorkshire View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 12 reviews
Menus from £140
2 to 250 Guests

About

Swinton Estate is a unique wedding venue located in Swinton, North Yorkshire. Set within the stunning Yorkshire Dales, this beautiful castle estate offers a grand historic building and 20,000 acres of picturesque gardens. Couples who marry at this stately home can look forward to idyllic countryside views and top quality service from professional staff.

Facilities and Capacity

Swinton Park offers a variety of function rooms for wedding ceremonies, elegant breakfasts and evening celebrations. From the small and intimate to the large and lavish, the venue can cater to numerous types of gatherings. At Lake Island, couples can enjoy cosy get-togethers and alfresco dining at the quaint Georgian summer house. The secluded setting creates a tranquil atmosphere complete with woody scents and melodic birdsong. Alternatively, the tastefully restored Deer House is perfect for those seeking somewhere truly extraordinary, for a daytime wedding breakfast or an evening barbecue celebration. During the day, guests can relax next to the ancient trees and admire the views of the castle. At night, the space can be transformed with flame torches and glowing braziers for a romantic candle-lit experience. Elsewhere, at Swinton Bivouac, to-be-weds can enjoy a rustic wedding ceremony in the heart of majestic woodlands, complete with authentic hay bale seating. After exchanging vows, they can take photographs amongst the trees and enjoy outdoor games with guests.

Services Offered

The expert team at Swinton Estate strives to provide couples with excellent service and warm hospitality. They will use their knowledge and expertise to help to-be-weds arrange an unforgettable celebration. Top-class catering is available at the Estate, with talented chefs using locally sourced ingredients to prepare an array of mouthwatering dishes. For a memorable outdoor experience, guests can camp in the Meadow Yurts or sleep at the Tree Lodges at Swinton Bivouac.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Castle
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
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:

Exclusive Use
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
Pet Friendly
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    Tania M. Married on 22/05/2022
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    Wedding May 2022

    Swinton is the perfect wedding venue and they hosted a fairy-tale wedding for ourselves in May 2022. Everything was perfect, the staff were helpful and attentive, the food was amazing and enjoyed by all our guests, and the DJ hired by the venue was brilliant. From the moment we went to visit to enquire the staff were extremely helpful, with the events manager Johanna keeping in regular contact and helping us rearrange when Covid hit. The staff were extremely flexible, adjusting things to make everything perfect for our day, including allowing our dog to be the ring bearer. The day ran so smoothly and this is a massive testimony to the staff who were so organised and supportive and made our day perfect. All the vendors recommended were extremely professional. From the stunning venue, both inside the castle, including the various rooms used for the wedding, and outside with the lovely walled gardens and lake, to the amazing facilities and stunning rooms included in the package we cannot fault. We would thoroughly recommend this venue to anyone planning.
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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.

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    Mr and Mrs Earnshaw!!
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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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As part of our 21st Anniversary year at Swinton Park, we have released a few dates in winter 2023 for a spectacular winter wedding in the opulent Swinton Park.

Swinton Park on the Swinton Estate offers a perfect wedding venue at any time of year, with quintessentially elegant rooms and stunning views, we provide an exceptional canvas for your day.


With 200 acres of beautiful gardens and parklands, opulent public rooms and sumptuous bedrooms - exclusively yours for the day you’ve been dreaming about.

Your 1 night exclusive 21st Anniversary special Winter Wedding includes:

  • 32 bedrooms on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Ceremony in the Library
  • Drinks reception in the Drawing Room
  • Reception in Samuel’s
  • One arrival drink per person
  • Mulled wine or Swinton fruit white wine cup
  • Two canapés per person
  • Three course wedding breakfast
  • Half a bottle of banqueting wine per person
  • Glass of Prosecco for the toast
  • Evening buffet of bacon and sausage ciabattas
  • Letterpress printed menus, name cards and table plan
  • Couple’s massage at Swinton Country Club and Spa
  • Services of a professional toastmaster
  • Silver cake stand and knife
  • White table linen
  • Use of 200 acres of gardens and parkland for photographs

Selected dates available:
12th January 2023
19th January 2023
26th January 2023
2nd February 2023
9th February 2023
23rd February 2023

Please quote ‘Winter Wedding Package’ when booking

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18 Sep
Open Door

To all newly engaged couples, we invite you to Swinton Park’s Wedding Open Day, have a look around the rooms available and meet with one of our coordinators to go through all your wedding requirements and hold the date for your dream day.

Be greeted in the Lower Hall with a glass of fizz. See the Library, with stunning views overlooking the deer park, the Panelled Room, for a more intimate celebration and the Private Sitting Room, which hosts the Wedding for Two.

Swinton Park is a luxury Grade II castle set in 200 acres of beautiful parkland grounds at the Swinton Estate. Owned by the Cunliffe-Lister family since the 1880s, and the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton, you and your guests will enjoy a traditional, yet informal stately home wedding experience.

Whatever the size of ceremony and whatever the requirements, we have the space and the imagination to accommodate.

To ensure that we keep you safe, attendance is by appointment only. Appointments are available from 10.30am to 1.30pm and can be made by contacting our Weddings team by emailing weddings@swintonestate.com

Date: From 18/09/2022 to 18/09/2022 Schedule 10:30 - 13:30
Place: Swinton, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire

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