White Swan Hotel

(66 reviews) 66 4.98
Bondgate Within Alnwick Northumberland NE66 1TD
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About White Swan Hotel

Bondgate Within, Alnwick
Northumberland, NE66 1TD

The White Swan has a stunning back drop for your wedding day. Set in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick, this charming 300 year old Coaching Inn blends its unique heritage with superb accommodation and venue.

With its original panelling, ceiling, staircase & revolving front door taken from the RMS Olympic ,sister ship to the RMS Titanic it provides endless photography opportunities, creating lasting memories that will be as special as the day itself.

The Olympic which is licensed for Civil Ceremonies, can cater for your wedding breakfast for up to 100 guests and up to 160 for your evening function making it the perfect venue for every occasion .

The Castle Suite has the benefit of lots of natural light. Combined with the room’s Intimate ambience, it is ideal for a smaller less formal wedding celebration for up to 35 guests.

Whatever the size of your big day, we will work with you to find the perfect package, from a small canapé reception to our comprehensive wedding package which includes a complimentary bridal suite, discounted accommodation for your guests, a master of ceremonies and more importantly, your own dedicated wedding co-ordinator.

Our wedding team will be delighted to discuss every aspect of your wedding reception & offer advice or help to arrange any extra requirements you have to make it a perfect day.

And we promise your wedding will be the centre of attention for us because we host only one wedding per day.

Our exciting 2019 "Complete Package" Wedding offer which is inclusive of ceremony room, 3 course wedding breakfast, drinks package and disco with DJ to  name but a few. We also work with carefully selected suppliers who can provide  the likes of stationary, cakes & music to help with the special finishing touches to your special day.

• We only host ONE wedding reception a day, our Bride & Groom centre of attention for the duration of their special day! • Available for Civil Ceremonies, Wedding Breakfasts and Evening Reception in both our STUNNING Olympic Suite or Castle Suite. • Available for Exclusive use, our hotel is yours for the entire day AMAZING Accommodate Wedding Rates. Your own DEDICATED wedding coordinator. • WINNERS OFTHE NORTH OF ENGLAND WEDDING AWARDS 2014 • All inclusive wedding package

Facilities at White 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
Changing Room for Guests
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private 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

White Swan Hotel Reviews (66)

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By Susan Bennet, on 07 Jan 2020Date of Wedding - 20 Feb 2019

I would like to thank all at the White Swan for helping to make our special day so wonderful and so memorable. {see trip advisor review posted today} The staff were so friendly and the service so efficient, the meal was excellent and most of all we appreciated the welcome you gave to our whippet Monica.Please pass on our thanks to all involved.

A massive thank you!!
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By Kymala & Graham Stewart, on 20 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Dec 2018

Good afternoon Valerie, We have finally recovered from our big day. We just wanted to send you a message to say a huge thank you to yourself, Anthony, Louise and all the team who helped our wedding day run so smoothly! From booking with you back in August 2016 to Saturday itself you have always been there to assist and guide us, nothing was too big or small. The organisation of everything was perfect from the timings on the day to the service, the friendly staff, the fantastic food and drink and accommodation! We love the White Swan and the rooms both looked brilliant! We can't wait to come back and celebrate our anniversaries up there! Take care and have a fabulous Christmas Kymala and Graham Stewart

Huge thank you!
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By Laura & Jos Storey, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2017

Hi Valerie I just wanted to say a huge thank you. The whole day was everything I wanted and more (except for my abundance of nerves). You were a great help from start to finish. We've spent a year setting it up and although I found it difficult I am by no way happy it's now passed. I wish I could relive the day again. You and your team made it magical, that's all we could have asked for. You are truly a wedding wizard my dear.

Cant thank them enough!
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By Joanna Baily, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jan 2017

The hotel just worked with us every step of the way, no detail was too detailed, no email or phone call went unanswered. They delivered a bespoke event for us going above and beyond. The support was just what we needed to help keep the anxietys down about how our reception would run. These people are pros!!! Can't thank them enough.

They went above & beyond
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By Denise Gordan, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Dec 2016

Each and every member of staff at the Hotel played a part in our special day. From the moment we attended the wedding fair, through to booking the wedding and the moment we left as husband and wife the staff could not have done more for us. Nothing was a problem and they went above and beyond to help us have the best day ever.

Delighted with the service.
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By Caroline Bastianpulle, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2016

"We had to change the wedding date and the venue and team accommodated this with ease. They went above and beyond to make sure our day went without issue especially a contingency plan for the unexpected rain. The team were fantastic for accommodating our dietary requirements as we had diabetics, coeliacs and vegetarians in our group and the options and variety available for our guests was inspired and its excellence was commented on by our guests. The experience and dedication of the team was visible and evident in their professional and friendly approach to their duties to create a fantastic day for us any our guests. Valarie (event team leader) was very approachable and able to meet our individual requirements and any requests we had she saw they were carried out and if compromise was required it was discussed in a professional and friendly manor. Valerie and her team were great at accommodating us, as my husband spends lots of time out of the country we arranged somethings in advance of 18 months and somethings were more last minute, the team adapted and worked hard to make sure our dealings with the venue and the team were spot on. Friends and family still comment on the day and the great time they had visiting the White Swan at Alnwick .Its historical interior created a spectacular and appropriate setting for our day and complimented the military uniforms worn by the groom and best man. The physical location was a point of interest for our guests as they visited from all over the world and experienced the venue as a holiday hotel as well as a wedding venue and were delighted with their service and time sent there. "

Lovely happy atmosphere
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By Cherry Oman, on 26 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jun 2016

"The staff were lovely and helpful the venue beautiful. Lovely happy atmosphere all our guests enjoyed the day. Valerie our wedding consultant was brilliant very helpful. The venue and food great. Would recommend 100%"

Amazing venue, fabulous staff
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By Helen and Bryan Mullan, on 21 Nov 2013

We were lucky enough to hold our wedding in the White Swan on the 9th November 2013. The staff are second to none and nothing is too much trouble for them. For example, the manager took time out to talk to us as the wedding planner was leaving 2 days before our wedding, and he wanted to reassure us that it wouldn't affect our day. The Olympic Suite is stunning - pictures don't do it justice. The day ran without a hitch and the food was amazing! It certainly didn't taste like the usual mass produced food we've had at other wedding venues. Our guests have commented on how nice and comfortable the hotel rooms were, and how comfortable the beds are. As we said before though, the major selling point for this hotel is the staff. We had amazing service from the hotel staff all weekend but a special mention has to go to Jannick, who is the bar manager and acted as our MC all day. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He made sure everyone was happy, without being 'in your face' and was just an absolute star. Our guests have also said how he helped make the day for them. Helen and Bryan Mullan

Super Special
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By A & D, on 25 Sep 2013

Dear Charlotte, Jannick and all the staff of The White Swan Thank you very much for all your support and effort to make our day so special. All staff were friendly and professional on the day and there wasn't anything we could have wished for to be better as everything was perfect. All our guests and us had a wonderful time and most had commented on the quality of venue, food and service. Both Andrew and I hope we will see you all again very soon. Once again a massive thank you for making our day super special. Lots of Love A&D

The day FLEW over, it was just so amazing.
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By J&T, on 13 Aug 2013

Hi Charlotte I hope you are well. Just wanted to thank you very much for all the hard work that you put into my wedding day. It made it very special to me! The day FLEW over, it was just so amazing. J&T - July 2013

an absolutely amazing time
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By S&J, on 13 Aug 2013

We had an absolutely amazing time on Saturday, please pass on our thanks to everyone who helped out setting tables and serving, we both felt very comfortable and enjoyed every minute. Thank you again for everything. S&J - August 2013 Now it's time for honeymoon!!!

The White Swan made our wedding day so special
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By Shirley&Stephen, on 29 May 2013

I wanted to drop you a line to thank you and the staff at the White Swan for making our wedding so special. Jannick was brilliant, I know its his job but he does it so well. I phoned the hotel to say we would be dropping all the stuff off on the Saturday evening when we arrived Jannick had been informed and was there to help us unload the car. He chatted to us all, was very complimentary on how well organized the boxes were, and on our homemade items. He even offered a drink with Steve when he booked into the hotel later that evening. Reception once again had been extremely efficient and friendly, as they have been on every occasion I have called in or phoned. On the day everything went so smoothly, the room looked absolutely stunning, little touches like a sprinkling of scatter crystals along the front of the top table were noticed by myself, the little additions above what I had asked for were brilliant. A huge welldone. Timings were spot on and plenty of space for our guests to be seated in the castle suite inbetween. 5 guests did not show up on the day, when I realised I asked Christina to let Jannick know, purely to rearrange the seats. Straight away we were offered 4 bottles of wine for the top table. Something I am sure the hotel was not obliged to do but very much appreciated by us. Jannick going round and ensuring everything was ok was also commented upon by our guests.Once again during the Disco when more seats were needed they were promptly provided.We could not fault the hotel from the delicious food to the tremendous and hard working staff and would not hesitate in recommending you all.

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