Experience the delights of an alfresco wedding celebration in the restored period Deerhouse in the parkland, just a short distance from the hotel.
The Deerhouse is perfect for those seeking somewhere truly out of the ordinary, for either a daytime wedding breakfast or an evening barbecue celebration. By day, enjoy the parkland setting with ancient trees, wide skies and views over the castle and Home Lake. By night, enjoy the magic and romance of a candle-lit setting, with flaming torches to light the way and glowing braziers to ward off the evening chill.
Divided into two large bays, the Deerhouse can accommodate parties of up to 30 guests, with dining at a long table in one bay, and a bar with informal seating in the adjoining bay. Larger parties can be accommodated with adjacent party tents (hire and set up charges will apply). While the rustic nature of the Deerhouse is part of its charm, creature comforts are not forgotten. Windowed canvas sides can be lowered in wet or windy weather and party tents set up to provide additional protected space outside. Those not wishing to walk from the hotel can be transported by car or minibus.
Castle Wedding and Deerhouse Celebration for 30
Following a romantic castle wedding in our Pannelled Room and a celebratory glass of Pimms at the hotel, stroll through landscaped parkland to the charming period Deerhouse. Decorated with Swinton Estate flowers and foliage, and enhanced with the music of your choice*, the Deerhouse provides a relaxed setting for a delightful alfresco wedding breakfast. The menu comprises a two course gourmet barbecue with half a bottle of wine per person and a large cheeseboard for guests to nibble on. Afterwards, continue your celebrations outside and in the informal-seating bar area, which will be open for further drinks purchases. At the end of a wonderful afternoon or evening, the bride and groom will return to the castle for a romantic wedding night in a luxurious Earl’s bedroom.
Package price £3,000
Humanist Wedding and Celebration at the Deerhouse for 30
The Deerhouse is not licenced for a civil ceremony, but is ideally suited to blessings and humanist weddings. Free spirits wanting to create their own individual rite of commitment will find the Deerhouse an idyllic, natural setting.
The dining bay of the Deerhouse would be arranged for your ceremony, decorated with Estate foliage and flowers, with straw bale seating set out for guests. After the ceremony, enjoy your celebratory glass of Pimms in the bar area and outside on the grass (party tents will be set up, in inclement weather) while the Deerhouse is prepared for your wedding breakfast. The rest of the day would follow the same arrangements as above.
Package price £3,000
For those wanting to make their rustic celebration all the more memorable, the following elements can be added to the above packages:
- Dove Release
- Additional drinks
- Upgrade to a Dukes Room or Suite for the wedding night
*Amplified music is not suitable for this venue but small acoustic groups or MP3 players with speakers can be arranged.
As we bask in the sunshine of high summer, the Swinton Estate and Yorkshire Dales provide a heavenly venue for walking, cycling and riding. Closer to home, the Walled Garden is brimming over with soft fruit and young vegetables, providing delicious ingredients for our Garden Lunches and Estate Produce Lunches.
The darkening leaves on the turret remind us that Autumn is coming, but also herald the coming of game, wild mushrooms and other seasonal treats.