The Coniston Hotel

(172 reviews) 172 5
Coniston Cold Skipton North Yorkshire North Yorkshire BD23 4EA
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About The Coniston Hotel

Coniston Cold, Skipton
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA

The countryside wedding you've always dreamed of.

For a romantic country wedding celebration, the Coniston Hotel is a simply stunning choice. Nestled within 1400 acres of beautiful Yorkshire Dales' countryside and set against a picturesque 24-acre lake, the Coniston Hotel’s incredible scenery provides the most spectacular backdrop for your important wedding photos.

A 17th-century barn, acres of grounds for picture-perfect moments, 2 AA Rosette dining, and even a historic church; weddings at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa are something truly special. Our enchanting event spaces can accommodate up to 120 for a wedding breakfast, or if you're looking to extend your guest list even further, you can make the most of our grounds with an elegant marquee.

We have an excellent reputation for our dining experiences. Where possible, all of our menus are created using the finest, locally sourced ingredients. Each delectable dish is complemented perfectly by an outstanding selection of wine.

As well as our fantastic wedding services, we offer you and your guests a little more. The estate offers a large selection of exciting activities, from clay pigeon shooting to 4x4 off-road experiences. For a more relaxing stay, guests can also make use of wonderful spa facilities.

We look forward to meeting with you to discuss your dream day.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

• Stunning countryside surroundings in the Yorkshire Dales • Delicious food and wine selection • Exclusive use – we only hold one wedding per day • Dedicated wedding co-ordinators on-hand to help and advise at each step of the process • Complimentary Bridal Suite for your first night of married life • State of the art award-winning Spa

Facilities at The Coniston Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Large Hotel
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Health Suite
Fitness Centre
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
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

The Coniston Hotel Reviews (172)

The Most Perfect Winter Wedding
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Longmore, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2017

We got married at the Coniston Hotel on 29th December 2017. We had the most perfect winter wedding! The snow fell thick and fast, and Sharon and the team did not let it phase them in the slightest. They allowed us use of a 4x4 to travel down to the lake for our beautiful photos, cleared the patio overlooking the lake for even more photos and catered for any tiny request. Sharon even turned into a florist in the morning trying to amend the button holes to corsages as they had arrived incorrectly! Nothing was too much trouble, from the day we first visited the Coniston Hotel, until our wedding. During our wedding breakfast, one of my vegetarian friends could not eat her vegetarian meal for health reasons, and the staff went and made her a completely different meal, and we were totally unaware. Anything that may not have been going to plan, was taken care of without us even knowing. The waiter and waitresses and the gentleman looking after us in the evening (we have forgotten his name, apologies), was also extremely accommodating, reassuring and couldn't do enough for us. It was by far, every bit as special as we had hoped, and this was made possible by the staff at the Coniston Hotel (including reception, the porter, the 4x4 driver, the spa etc. the list could go on!) We would highly recommend the Coniston hotel to anyone, for any occasion. Thank you so much for everything. With best wishes (we will be back),

Absolutely Gorgeous Venue for my Winter Wedding
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Leach, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Dec 2017

Absolutely gorgeous venue for my winter wedding! Sharon, Krystina and Sophie have all been so helpful, considering they will be managing 100s of weddings at once you only ever feel like there’s yours! On the day i must mention Dave who quietly works tirelessly to make everything perfect, he’s a diamond. Everyone loved the venue, the food, service etc was amazing. Really is a great blank canvas that can be turned into something fantastic, and really good value compared to other venues! Wouldn’t hesitate but recommend.

Magical Perfect Day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Nelson, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Dec 2017

We had such a magical perfect day. I would like to give a special thank you to Sophie who had helped conduct the day perfectly. We (or should i say 'I' ;) ) couldn't have done it without her, she's so polite, friendly and super helpful. I know people probably say this all of the time but our guests were genuinely so impressed with everything, the food, the staff and the venue. A member of my family had said she had been speaking to the rest of the family and they all had said that usually people comment on how the day was wonderful BUT... and she said not one of them had a 'but' it was that perfect, they were extremely impressed. I genuinely don't think I (I mean 'we') could have chosen a better venue, thank you so very very much to all of the weddings team that have helped us from start to finish but to all staff at The Coniston Hotel as it was everyone as a collective that helped make our day so special. I also wanted to give a massive thank you to the kind people that stayed with my Auntie until the paramedics arrived, there is one particular gentleman I wanted to point out specifically, he cropped up throughout our stay, he served us our 'menu tasting' meal months ago, he served us again during our stay and his welcoming friendly face popped up throughout, he was always very friendly, helpful and he's just genuinely an all round nice gentleman, he was there with my Auntie too and didn't leave until he knew she was OK. All in all, it was simply wonderful. Thank you all so very much.

A Beautiful and Romantic Setting
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Horridge, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017

My husband and I would like to say a massive thank you to the Coniston Hotel. From our 1st meeting with Sharon we knew it was the place for us. A beautiful and romantic setting in the Dales and Sharon's professional manner filled us with confidence that this would be an excellent venue! We booked the date 2 years before our wedding on Friday 10th November 2017, all the wedding co-ordinators Sharon, Sophie and Krystina were so helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. When the day came we had the most amazing time and couldn't have asked for better service, friendly, helpful and efficient staff, beautiful food we just wish we could do it all again! All our guests were so impressed with the venue many of them are wanting to come back to stay. The Spa amenities are a beautiful addition to the hotel and added to the whole experience. We would most definitely recommend the Coniston Hotel! Many thanks again

Everything was Amazing
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Jennings, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Sep 2017

Everything was amazing and there was no stone left unturned. All of our guests cannot stop telling us what a great time they had and loved the hotel; we couldn't agree more. The day before was also perfect; just as I imagined in the hot tub outside with all of our guests and a lovely glass of fizz. It was truly bliss. The hot tub also helped our hangovers the next day. Sharon, you were amazing, the rooms looked fantastic and I felt so relaxed knowing you were in charge. Your professionalism shone, along with the personal touches, and the day was a success, all thanks to you. We would also like to thank the gentleman who you left in charge of looking after us in the evening (apologies I have forgotten his name) however he was an absolute star!!!! Peter was extremely impressed when he brought up 2 g&t's at the end of the night - in his words 'a true legend'. Another special mention is for the DJ, I cannot say enough how fantastic he was; we definitely understand why he is your choice of DJ. All of the guests loved the songs and his enthusiasm - 'best DJ we've ever had' everyone said so please send our thanks to him. In fact all of the staff were amazing all weekend and all helped make our special day even more special. Now we are back from our honeymoon and have to unfortunately come back to reality would you be so kind to forward on our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone and provide us with the final bill. Thank you for everything,

This is an outstanding Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Firth, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Sep 2017

This is an outstanding wedding venue, the location is stunning!!! So so pleased we had our wedding here. It was everything we wanted. All the staff were really lovely & couldn’t do enough for us. Sharon was brilliant!! She made sure everything was as we wanted & we felt so at ease with her. Such a warm & friendly place. Thank you so much to Dave & Trevor who looked after us at our hog roast & evening buffet. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Can honestly say we didn’t stop smiling from start to finish!!! We have fallen in love with this place & can’t wait to come back!!!

Nothing was ever too much trouble
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Hill, on 17 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

Our communication with you and the team via email / phone, and our face-face planning meeting always seemed to be so effortless, organised and productive. Nothing was ever too much for you guys and we're very thankful to you all for being so attentive and responsive to what seemed like our non-stop questioning and queries! What seemed like a never ending list of last-minute tasks to do when we arrived at the hotel the night before the wedding was just completely taken away from us and handled so seamlessly by Sharon - thank you so much for this as we were really expecting to be spending the day/night before the wedding doing our last minute prep and piecing a wedding cake together (!!) which you completely took over. We were so grateful for that!!! Also, please send our thanks to Fred. He was absolutely amazing throughout the day and nothing was too much hassle. He was also a great help during the menu tasting session when choosing the canapes, wedding breakfast and wine. Fred made us remember that the wedding was our day and we should quite frankly cater for ourselves and not think too much about everyone else. He also gave us the fabulous idea of having a trio for the desert, which seems like a simple suggestion, but something we were back and forth on, being such big foodies! Sharon was our wedding coordinator on the day. The day went absolutely amazing and more than we expected. We didn't think we'd be so laid-back, calm and stress-free on the day - I actually thought I'd be climbing the walls with having so many decisions to make! But Sharon completely took charge and made sure that everyone was where they should be at given times.

Nothing was too much trouble
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Evans, on 07 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Aug 2017

We would like to thank The Coniston Hotel & their amazing staff for helping us create the most perfect day for our Wedding. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail was fantastic. From the moment we arrived at the hotel we felt no stress and had no worries at all as everything was taken care of by the wedding events team. A personal thank you to Sharon who coordinated our day. Sharon thank you so much your professionalism. Your fantastic personality really did shine through and our day went without a hitch. You made us both feel so relaxed knowing that everything was in your capable hands. Thank you so much! The food was absolutely fantastic! The canapés, the starter, main and the dessert WOW! Chocolate brownie was a massive hit with everyone! Our guests all gave us great compliments about all of the food. The Coniston Hotel is such a gorgeous setting and we are so pleased we chose here to start our life together and celebrate with our family and friends. The views were such a hit with all of our guests and with us! It is simply stunning inside and out. Thank you Coniston for making our day so perfect and making our dreams a reality! We will remember our special day for the rest of our lives together and we will definitely be visiting whenever we can! We would recommend The Coniston Hotel without any doubt at all!

Planning a wedding from overseas
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Peters, on 07 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2017

Planning a wedding from the other side of the world in Australia was not something I was looking forward to at all after the excitement of the engagement died down! Upon meeting with Sharon firstly over SKYPE she filled me with confidence from the get go that she and her team were the girls for the job! I had a virtual tour of the venue as myself and my partner were not going to be back in the country for some time Sharon was able to give me all the information I needed to make the decision to book The Coniston for our wedding in Aug 2017. Every step of the way throughout the planning Sharon and her team were unbelievably helpful and accommodating making everything really simple, I never had to wait longer than 12 hours for any responses to my questions or concerns. On the weekend of my wedding Sharon and her team took over everything, leaving me and my bridal party to really enjoy the Spa facilities and genuinely relax, I almost needed reminding I was getting married the next day! Sharon ensured the day ran to plan along with her team and made sure the guests were in the right place to get all the pictures I wanted, we were just left to enjoy the day and take it all in. I would highly recommend the Coniston as a venue not only is it a beautiful location but the staff and the facilities are incredible. I cannot thanks Sharon, Sophie and Kristina and the rest of her team enough for giving me and Declan a truly perfect day. ?? ??

Perfect setting for our special day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Bradley, on 07 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2017

It was the first venue we visited and we felt that it would be the perfect setting for our special day. However, we decided to visit a few more venues over the coming weeks but during these visits we always ended up comparing them to The Coniston... Needless to say we ended up booking for Friday 21st July 2017 with the help of Sharon, who was excellent throughout the booking process and was totally transparent about all the pricing. From the moment we booked, all the wedding coordinators were readily available and extremely quick in responding to all our questions/queries via email and phone. After a few months we found out that our designated wedding coordinator would be Sophie - we cannot praise and thank Sophie enough. We felt that she constantly went above and beyond her role, accommodating all our requests and often making herself available at short notice to meet with us. She constantly put us at ease and calmed our nerves on the run-up to the big day. She was particularly attentive to the finer details - such as the 'finishing touches' and decorations on the day that made it a truly special and personalised experience. Nothing ever seemed like too much trouble and she was always calm and reassuring, even when we were unloading our cars full of table decorations, bunting (180 metres!), signs, table plans and large pieces of wood in varying sizes! She also assembled out wedding cake, and did a beautiful job. A special thank you also has to go to the member of staff who looked after us during our evening celebrations. All our guests seemed to enjoy the day as much as we did, and were constantly praising the venue and how beautiful it was.

The Best Day Ever
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Lemon, on 07 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Jul 2017

Sean and I cant thank Sharon and the girls enough for making our Wedding Day the best day EVER!!!!! All the staff were friendly, the venue was set out beautifully, the surroundings were out of this world and the day went smoothly from start to finish. Everyone of our guests has commented saying it is the best wedding they have ever been to. We had just under 2 years to plan the wedding which we thought was plenty but the days soon flew by! Sharon and the girls were always on hand answering any questions we had, replying to emails as soon as possible, always willing to meet up for a chat. We were made to feel as though we were the only ones getting married at The Coniston, the personal touch from the girls was fantastic and we cant thank them enough. We would recommend anybody wanting to book to attend an open day as this gives you a chance to see the rooms dressed in all their glory, and WOW you will not be disappointed. It also gives you a chance to meet their recommended suppliers who are all brilliant in what they do. We honestly can not have imagined a more perfect day and we want to thank everybody at The Coniston for making it happen. Especially Sharon you were calm, patient and reassuring, meaning we had no stress throughout the whole planning process and on the actual Wedding Day. Wish we could do it all again as it goes too quick!!!! Thank you so much :) xxx

We had the most wonderful day
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Taylor, on 07 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 19 May 2017

Thank you so much to Sharon and all the team at The Coniston Hotel & Country Estate for all your help and services throughout our wedding. We had the most wonderful day which ran smoothly all because of the amazing staff who helped make it so special, all the stress was took away from us and we were able to relax and enjoy the day. The way you looked after not only us but our dog Buster who was a big part of our day was second to none. We have received some brilliant feedback about the wedding and the venue with some guests already rebooking for a weekend. We are looking forward to coming back for the weekend soon!

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