Dating back to the 13th century and reputedly the oldest purpose built hotel in England, The Old Bell with its cosy ambience, log fires, antique furnishings and sinkable sofas in its lounges, which can be set aside for wedding parties, is perfection for winter weddings. Ceremonies are held in the Garden Room with wedding breakfasts in the charming atmosphere of the Edwardian Restaurant.
“Tis a very pretty place”, said Lady Mary Wortley Montague back in 1713 – a description that still befits this impressive romantic manor house situated close York City Centre. The upstairs sitting room is perfect for small intimate ceremonies followed by a reception in the elegant Yellow Room overlooking the rolling lawns; whilst the majestic oak staircase is one any bride would cherish descending.
Set in the trendy arty part of Newcastle this former H.Q. of the Tyne Steam Ship Company has a uniquely romantic ambience combined with an abundance of natural light, exposed brickwork, beams, original art and antiques plus breathtaking views over the River Tyne. The Shipyard and The Bridge suites have large, polished banqueting tables to seat your guests, perfect for smaller receptions, whilst the terrace and courtyard make ideal backdrops for photos.
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