The Black Swan Hotel

(12 reviews) 12 5
Market Place Helmsley York North Yorkshire YO62 5BJ
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About The Black Swan Hotel

Market Place, Helmsley, York
North Yorkshire, YO62 5BJ

Nestled in the picturesque market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, The Black Swan is a charming four-star boutique hotel and the perfect place to hold your wedding. With an eclectic mix of styles, and architecture which dates back to the 15th Century, the hotel is now a charming, unique venue.

The market town of Helmsley is picture-perfect, offering numerous backdrops for your cherished wedding photographs. Helmsley Castle, Duncombe Park and the delightful babbling brook which runs through the town, all look wonderful in romantic photos.

As elegant as the bird which shares its name, the hotel is full of charm and character. Effortlessly combining romance, history and style, the hotel boasts snug lounges, cosy open fires and a delightful quintessentially English walled garden.

To help with your plans and preparations, we have created four wedding packages, designed with wonderful weddings in mind. Our ‘Cygnet’ and the ‘Yours for the Day’ packages are perfect for intimate occasions with up to 50 guests, while the ‘Elegantly Classic’ and ‘The Black Swan Exclusive Use’ packages are ideal for weddings with up to 90 guests. Please do get in touch for more details about the packages available.

We are more than happy to tailor our packages to suit your personal tastes and specific requests. Whatever you have in mind for your big day, you can relax knowing that every detail will be taken care of by our excellent wedding co-ordinator. They will be on hand to personally ensure that your wedding is your perfect, unique celebration.

• Open Day: Sunday 19th November 2017, 12 - 4pm • 2017/18/19 wedding offers available – visit our website for more details • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Four-star boutique hotel • Four different wedding packages available

Facilities at The Black Swan Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Black Swan Hotel Location

The Black Swan Hotel, Market Place, Helmsley, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 5BJ

Market Place Helmsley York North Yorkshire YO62 5BJ
01439 770466
12 5

The Black Swan Hotel Reviews (12)

A 1000 thank yous
Venue Service

By Rachel and Edward, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2018

Hi Nicola, so I finally have 5 minutes to sit and say thank you. Well, actually a 1000 thank yous would not be enough. From the very start of the 'wedding planning journey' you made the whole process simple, logical and have answered every random question I could have possibly had (and I had a few), this was all made so much easier with your friendly and approachable manner. Your attention to detail was brilliant and was very reassuring that every element of our big day was being looked after and would be as we wanted. Please pass our compliments to the chef and kitchen staff, the wedding breakfast meal was beautiful and I received lots of comments from guests saying how lovely the food was, the whole meal was delicious and there was not a single dead fly in the sticky toffee pudding, what more could a bride ask for I would also like to say a special thank you to Alastair, from checking in on the Friday afternoon he was always there ready to help, bringing everything we needed from glasses, sweetie jars that needed fixing and helping to pack up the car on the Sunday morning to insure we got home on time to catch the train to the airport. He was always polite, professional and had a smile on his face, he truly was a star. So thank you for making our big day so special, not once did I have to worry or think of anything other than enjoying our wedding and this was due to you, thank you. We hope you to see you soon, as we will definitely be back as The Black Swan will always be a special place to us. Kind regards Rachel and Edward

Wow, recently got married at the Black Swan.
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By Jonathan & Kay Adams, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

Once we had settled on a date, we experienced a level of detail and planning from someone who genuinely cares about you and your wedding day. It’s was very thorough from tasting and styling. This meant that our day ran as smoothly as we ever could have hoped. She and the rest of the team are always on hand to take away any stress or strain. Outstanding from beginning to end. Our big day was the best day of our lives and I believe it to be due to Nicola and the black swan team. Myself and my wife had a lot to do organising ourselves. Luckily thanks to the help of the black swan from organising our suppliers and making sure the room was dressed they went above and beyond. Nothing is ever a problem and we were felt confident that we could really enjoy the day. The food was amazing from breakfast through to our wedding lunch and evening feast. The chefs do amazing work and more than deserve the accolades if not more. The garden rooms is pretty much perfect and a great spot for some photos. Helmsley is a great place for extra photos too. Our family and guests were especially blown away with the high level of care and treatment received throughout their stay. “best wedding I have ever been too”. Nicola and the team are so professional and super organised they took any stresses away and treated us like we were very important and made our wedding day the best it could be. All in all if you can visit the black swan you won’t find more welcoming and friendly people. Thanks very much to Nicola and the whole team

Lizzie and Neils Wedding Day.
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By Rosemary Joyce, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jan 2018

Hi Nicola, I want to thank both yourself and your staff for ensuring everything ran smoothly on Lizzie and Neil's Wedding Day. It was a wonderful celebration and all our guests said they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Black Swan is a great venue for a country wedding! Thanks to all involved in making the day a success. Best wishes, Rosemary Joyce

Absolutely amazing wedding
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By Rachael Nunn, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Oct 2017

Absolutely amazing wedding. The venue and grounds are stunning with the hotel staff working tirelessly throughout to make our day flawless and perfect. Nicola our venue wedding planner was also perfect in every way and supported us during the preparation and also throughout our special day. We cannot speak highly enough of the Black Swan and would recommend this venue to anyone for their wedding!

Beautiful September Wedding
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By Kristina and Michael, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Sep 2017

We were so blessed to have our beautiful September Wedding at the Black Swan in Helmsley. Everything was beautiful and we received so many compliments from our guests, all because the food was incredible the attention to detail and the quality of work was amazing. The Black Swan exceeded all of our expectations, turning our ideas and dreams into reality and they did it with loving kindness. Nicola Bolden and her team at the Black Swan in Helmsley are truly the best! They put everything together perfectly. Nicola definitely made our wedding planning process stress free and smooth sailing! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding co-ordinator, whenever we needed something or had a question; Nicola always was responsive, quick and so professional. On the day she was attentive to my needs as a bride and a fabulous friend in my dress and shoes crisis, thank you so much. We would highly recommend the Black Swan at Helmsley to any engaged couple! Kristina and Michael

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By Colin and Frances, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2017

Colin and I would like to thank Nicola and all the team at The Black Swan for making our wedding day perfect. All our friends and family had a wonderful time from the moment they arrived right through the day to the evening reception. Everything went smoothly and according to plan and much fun and laughter was enjoyed by all. We can't praise the Black Swan team highly enough - thank you. - Colin and Frances, September 2017.

We highly recommend.
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By Karol Korzec, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Aug 2017

Thank you very much for preparing our special day. Everything was perfect. Food was amazing. Thank you Nicola Bolden and all hotel staff. If you are looking for a good place for a wedding, then just please choose Black Swan Hotel. We highly recommend.

5 star service all the way
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By Jenni Taylor, on 23 May 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Aug 2017

We cannot recommended the Black Swan enough! From the first phone call to enquire until the morning after the wedding it was 5 star service all the way :) Nicola looked after every detail and made our day perfect, we had no issues or niggles and we would not have changed a thing. It was a fabulous day in a fantastic setting. Thank you to everyone :)

Everything was just perfect!
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By Chris & Jayne Andersen, on 02 Jun 2017Date of Wedding - 28 May 2017

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. Your planning and organisation coupled with a highly efficient team helped to create a brilliant atmosphere with some great touches. The food was amazing and everything was just perfect! We look forward to returning to The Black Swan in the very near future.

More brilliant than we could possibly have hoped
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By Mr & Mrs McAllen, on 28 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2017

Everyone had a wonderful time, enjoyed some lovely food served impeccably by the brilliant staff. Nicola worked so hard in the weeks before the big day, making sure no detail was missed, and along with Grant made the day go smoothly with nothing too much to ask. They made our special day even more brilliant than we could possibly have hoped for.

A day we will never forget
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By Amanda & Simon, on 28 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 31 Mar 2017

Thank you to Nicola and all the staff for our incredible wedding! We had an amazing time and a day we will never forget.

Such a special, perfect occasion
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By Julie & Chris, on 28 Apr 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Mar 2017

Many thanks to Nicola and the team for helping to make our wedding day such a special, perfect occasion. We really could not have asked for things to go any better. The sun smiled, we smiled, the guests smiled!

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