The Swinton Park Green Wedding
(for 30 guests)
Celebrate your wedding celebrations here at Swinton Park, with the beauty of the surrounding 200 acres of parkland and gardens and the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep. The Green Wedding package includes accommodation for 30 guests, with care taken at every level to care for environment and minimise food miles and carbon emissions too. Swinton Park is a highly regarded champion of eco-tourism with a Gold Award from the Green Business in Tourism scheme and a 3 Star award from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (with the highest rating in the country).
The hotel’s heating and hot water is powered by a carbon neutral wood-chip boiler, using forestry thinnings from the Swinton Estate, the in-house laundry uses an eco O-Zone system reducing chemicals, water and energy by 30% and the hotel waste is “Landfill-Free” with it all being recycled or incinerated in a “waste to energy” scheme. In terms of food miles, most of the ingredients used for the wedding breakfast have been sourced from the doorstep, with a four acre walled garden producing a constant supply of seasonal fruit, herbs and vegetables, and the surrounding 20,000 acre Swinton Estate a source of game, meat and foraged wild edible ingredients.
Ceremony Room Hire
Hire our Panelled Room for your civil ceremony, a beautiful room with stunning views across our lawns, flooded with natural daylight.
Enjoy a glass of Summer Pimms (2 glasses per person) on the lawns, packed with locally sourced fruits, accompanied by Yorkshire themed canapés made on site using the finest Yorkshire produce (4 per person).
A dove release by our onsite falconer after your ceremony.
Full use of the 200 acres of the landscaped parkland (with lakes, follies, gardens and woodland) at Swinton Park for your photographs
Our magnificent Library, with views across the terrace to Home Lake, has floor to ceiling windows allowing natural daylight and fresh air on hot summer days. This is where the 3 course wedding breakfast is served, made with local produce and homegrown vegetables from our own walled garden. The meal includes a ½ a bottle of our house wine per person, followed by fair trade tea & coffee, along with water on the tables bottled here on site using our own in-house purification system and recycled glass bottles.
A glass of English Sparkling wine per person to toast your speeches.
15 bedrooms included to allow your guests to spend the night here at Swinton Park, with full Yorkshire breakfast the following morning.
Use of our tall vases of lilies on your tables, on mirrored bases with tea lights, from our local florist in Masham, along with a bridal bouquet and buttonhole for the bridegroom in flowers of your choice.
We plant a tree on the Swinton Estate for every Green Wedding Package booked, which you can return to visit on your anniversary.
Bridal Make Up
Enjoy having your wedding make up done onsite by our experienced beauty therapists, including a trial before your wedding. Wedding hair is also available at an additional cost.
£7,500 inclusive for 30 guests
In addition to the above, we also provide:
- Electronic, paper free organisation of your event where possible
- Access to our list of recommended local suppliers
- Complementary Therapy treatments in the spa such as Indian Head Massages and Reflexology
- Sacred Nature Spa Ritual : body scrub, massage and facial using eco-certified organic products
- Kite flying and nature trails for outdoors family entertainment
- Alfresco dining in the Deerhouse in the Parkland for those wanting to extend their stay
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Thank goodness the sun has now come out and we seem to have finally put winter behind us! The Parkland has burst into bloom with clouds of blossom and a colourful carpet of daffodils and bluebells around the trees.
The Walled Garden is also getting going, with bright tulips swaying in the breeze and home grown asparagus bursting forth. Asparagus is at its most delicious when eaten closest to home, so dishes featuring home-grown asparagus are now on all our menus, including the bar and lounge. The garden furniture is out and soon it will be time for afternoon teas on the lawn and evening drinks on the terrace at sunset. English summertime at it’s best.
Please click here if you are making plans for 2013 and want to see our Events and Activities Calendar to book a cookery course, themed lunch or family event. Our inspirational Themed Lunch and Dining Experiences page includes Wine Appreciation Lunches, with talks and tastings led by our new sommelier David Borwick, together with our Gardening Lunches, which include a talk and tour with garden designer Susan Cunliffe-Lister.