The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

(70 reviews) 70 4.99
Bennetthorpe Doncaster South Yorkshire DN2 6AD
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About The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Bennetthorpe, Doncaster
South Yorkshire, DN2 6AD

The Earl of Doncaster is a four star hotel uniquely decorated with an art deco finish.

At The Earl we pride ourselves on helping you plan your dream wedding. We believe your wedding day should be exactly as you have always imagined. Whether it is intimate or grand, a ceremony or a reception, or both, we will set the scene for your special day.


Retaining many of our late 1930’s characteristics, strikingly beautiful and timeless glamour, The Earl is the perfect setting for your special day. From fairytale weddings to romantic receptions, our luxurious spaces, service and attention to detail ensure nothing but the very best for every couple.


Licensed to hold civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies in two elegant settings, allowing your day to effortlessly unfold, whilst we take care of the organisation.


If you plan to hold your ceremony at a local church or registry office we would, of course, be delighted to host your reception.
Whatever arrangements you have in mind, our flexible spaces can be adpated to meet your every need. Whether you’re looking for an elegant intimate wedding or an extravagant celebration, your dedicated Wedding Coordinator will make sure no detail is overlooked.

If your guests choose to stay the night we have 78 bedrooms of all different sizes to suit your loved ones needs.

To speak to us about what we can offer and to book a visit call 01302361371 

• Four star art deco Hotel located only a short distance from Doncaster city centre • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies in either the BALLROOM, or RIPON AND WETHERBY suite • Complimentary accommodation for bride and groom. Upgrade to a lavishly decorated Signature Suite for that extra special touch • Preferential room rates for your guests in our 78 rooms • Fully customisable wedding packages for every budget and taste • Experienced wedding planners, co-ordinators and master of ceremonies to attend to every detail.

Facilities at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Large Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
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
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Earl of Doncaster Hotel Reviews (70)

Wanted the night to last for ever
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By Nina F, on 26 May 2016

We stayed on Friday 22nd April for our wedding celebration, our room was beautiful. We had over 100 guests who were delighted at the event. The food was excellent and service was excellent . From first booking our celebration Harriet was very attentive in offering advice and nothing was too much trouble. Wanted the night to last for ever. Thanks all the staff at the hotel for making our evening very special.

Eager to please
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By Helen S, on 19 May 2016

Recently held a 50th birthday party for 150 guests in the ballroom upstairs. The Earl were really helpful planning the occasion and the night was a great success. Staff are friendly and eager to please. The party food was excellent, tasty and hot. Cannot thank the staff enough nothing was too much trouble. The decor in the room is fantastic and we had a great party atmosphere. Cannot thank the Earl of Doncaster and staff enough. Would highly recommend as a party venue. Thank you.

Cannot fault
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By Lee R, on 06 Apr 2016

Just back from another lovely meal. Cannot fault the quality & the staff. Will be back again soon. Try the aged beef for Sunday lunch or the mega mix grill. The house red is not too bad for the price.

Inside is pure art deco
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By Karen M, on 05 Apr 2016

Booked through a booking system at work. Hadn't stayed in Doncaster before, don't be fooled by the dated look outside. Inside is pure Art Deco. Arrived & booking in was quick & easy. Room was gorgeous, big French chic bed very comfy Have no complaints & would recommend this hotel. & will stay here again. Staff friendly & it's located close to town and racecourse

Absolute Professionalism
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By Hides, on 31 Mar 2016

Came to the Earl of Doncaster, too see if they could accommodate us, for my mothers Funeral Breakfast. On meeting the delightful Abbigail, who organised everything. With absolute professionalism. The funeral breakfast was served in the ballroom, Which is Art Deco in style, just up my mothers street. The food served was outstanding, with the lovely serving staff, being very discreet but always replenishing. The Earl and all staff have been a credit, in a very difficult time. It was truly outstanding. Sincere thanks to all concerned. Some family also stayed over, and they complemented the rooms, they were staying in. Would highly recommend, and once again, Sincere Thanks to all concerned.

Wow
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By MrsKG82, on 18 Feb 2016

Me and my husband came for the Valentine's ball with Barry White tribute act Upon arrival we where greeted by a very welcoming receptionist. Once we got to our room(the junior suite) it was more than we expected very clean and had everything we need. Upon arrival to the ball we where great my a staircase beautifully lite by candles and and dressed in rose petals then we where greeted by a lovely young man who gave us a complementary glass of fizz and the men where offered larger as an alternative(if wanted) and we walked through the doors into the ballroom to 'WOW' a sea of romance all the tables in red white and black and again candles and rose petals We where served a beautiful 4 course meal Our waiter was very polite,efficient and helpful. All our food was warm and served in just enough time between courses Then the entertainment 'fabulous' he had the whole room up on the dance floor Once finished the In house disco came on again the dance was was alive with couple dancing great much And over all a fantastic evening I cannot find fault with one thing. One of the best nights sleep I've had in a long time extra comfy bed so peaceful within the hotel. Highly recommended.

Amazing place to stay
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By Bryony T, on 16 Feb 2016

Amazing place to stay, can't find one thing bad about it, the receptionist is a really friendly lady, room service was delightful, blt sandwich creme brulee was lush, we stayed in a suite was gorgeous and just the right temp.

Praise Where Due...
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By BreakAwayYorks, on 22 Jan 2016

A table of 9 enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea here this week. The sandwiches were lovely, fresh bread with generous fillings. Scones and cakes delicious with generous amounts of jam and cream. A constant supply of tea was also provided. I cannot fault the staff, surroundings and food. The efficiency and friendliness of all staff was second to none. All staff from reception to waitresses to kitchen staff all helped to make a special Birthday extra special. Well done and thank you

A 1970s Themed Ruby Wedding Anniversary Bash
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By Daren S, on 18 Jan 2016

A great evening in a great place! The art deco hotel provided an atmospheric backdrop to a fantastic evening for a large 70s disco themed ruby wedding anniversary party! The downstairs bar next to the lobby/check in area is pretty cool in its decoration and styling, a good place for a drink anytime. Hotel rooms are good, clean and well planned. The function area was equally art deco cool, spacious enough for the large party of people yet still feeling quite cozy. The DJ done a good job with his 70s selection of songs! He even played Elton's Crocodile Rock, a classic tune. Great buffet it was that, the kids loving the tuna sangas and egg mayo sangas they did that! A much needed and welcomed full English breaky the next day, lovely jubbly. All in all a great venue cleanliness and art deco style, with attentive staff (one member of the group is diabetic and the bar manager kindly offered up a good sandwich out of the kitchen opening hours as it was a dietary requirement - a nice friendly personal touch) that is worth a visit whatever the reason.

Fantastic Ruby Wedding at The Earl
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By Malcolm S, on 13 Jan 2016

This beautiful art deco hotel does not disappoint ,staff were very friendly in all areas food at the buffet and breakfast was very good, the room comfortable with a lovely decor and spacious bathroom,a good time was had by all.

Excellent and central place
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By 146SamanthaH, on 12 Jan 2016

I've visited this hotel and restaurant on many occasions over the last few years. I live in the south but the Earl is an excellent and central place for us to visit family who live in the area. We can only say that each time we have visited it has been excellent. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Nothing is too much trouble for them. Our food was delicious on every occasion and my son being a chef and very critical didn't have a bad word to say about it. I highly recommend people to visit the Earl of Doncaster. People are all to quick to complain but never quick enough to praise.

The staff were wonderful
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By doncasterdarling, on 11 Jan 2016

My elderly mother booked in for xmas day lunch and bed and breakfast, and boxing day buffet. She loved it. (She doesn't have a computer hence my review for her). The food was superb, and the staff were wonderful and caring in all areas. She wanted to thank them for being so kind to her as a solo resident.

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