Helmsley Galleries

Helmsley Galleries was formed in autumn 2012 in association with Stephen Jack, a renowned and highly respected Art Dealer. Helmsley Galleries is housed within The Black Swan Hotel and The Feversham Arms & Verbena Spa and currently showcases a fabulous selection of artwork in its new homes in Helmsley.

Stephen Jack acts as curator and not only brings highly respected and award winning artists to grace walls of these fine hotels, but he also brings considerable knowledge and experience of the art world to the Gallery. Stephen has previous experience as a director of two London galleries and for over 25 years has been advising both private and public collectors in the UK and overseas.

The paintings which are on display in the public areas of both hotels allow Helmsley Galleries to showcase one of the largest and most varied commercial art collections in the North of England, with the added advantage that many works can be viewed in natural room settings in the comfort of the lounge and restaurant areas.

Helmsley Galleries currently exhibits a wide range of paintings by artists such as Nicholas St John Rosse, David Howell, PRSMA, John Trickett, Yvonne Zomerdijk, and Jay Kirkman in the Cygnet Bar, main restaurant and reception areas of the Black Swan Hotel.

For more information on Helmsley Galleries visit www.helmsleygalleries.co.uk

Come on Inn

Autumn is knocking on nature’s door…and we couldn’t be more ready for it! We’re all set to embrace the colder weather with cosy lounges and toasty, roaring fires. Come and join us in the Autumn months for a two-night break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that will lift your spirits, allowing you to soak up all the best bits of this exciting season.

Halloween, Bonfire Night, crunchy leaves, hot chocolates…just a few of the things to get excited for as the darker nights draw in. To celebrate the start of Autumn, we’re offering a two-night stay, three-course dinner and full English breakfast each morning to get the season started in the best way possible.

Upon arrival at the Black Swan, you’ll be greeted by our dedicated team before spending the day as you please. Whether that’s relaxing by our fireplace with a cup of tea and a book or embarking on one of the many scenic walking routes surrounding our hotel – you can relax and unwind in any way that you wish.

As the evening draws in, you’ll be welcomed into our restaurant, The Gallery. Art gallery by day and restaurant by evening, this dual-function room provides our guests with endless entertainment. You’ll be treated to a three-course dinner, with all dishes featuring fresh local ingredients. Our menus also change seasonally to embrace the best foods available at the time, ensuring that each dish is packed full with delicious flavour. For a sample menu, please see here.

After a sumptuous feast, you’ll retreat to one of our Classic Rooms each night, which are mostly located in the garden wing of the hotel. Combining peace with luxury and comfort, these rooms are perfect for a tranquil getaway to rejuvenate and refresh. Each room is individually decorated, with inspiration drawn from the scenic North York Moors. On each morning, you’ll also be treated to a full Yorkshire breakfast – a local favourite – featuring fresh ingredients to kick start your day. The rest of your time at the Black Swan can be spent however you like – whether that’s exploring all that Helmsley has to offer or simply putting your feet up.

For just £299 per couple, you and your guest can enjoy a relaxing getaway in a cosy, warm place that will get your Autumn started in the right way. For more information about booking, please see here. But don’t leave it too long – this offer is only available until the 31st November!

Telling your own love story…

If you’re getting married in 2019, then why not make your wedding day the perfect love story…with our A Love Story – 2019 wedding offer.

Every bride and groom has a vision for their big day – whether that be an intimate occasion for just a few close friends and family, or an extravagant bonanza for a wider social circle. Whatever the vision though, the overriding theme is that they want something perfect to suit their particular desires – and ideally pulled together with minimal stress!

Our ‘A Love Story’ offer is designed to enable our guests to create the perfect wedding day for them – with the minimum amount of wedding worry thanks to all of the key elements being taken care of, allowing the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their special day.

After the initial glow of the proposal has faded, couples tend to draw up a list of the key requirements to ensure their wedding starts coming together. Have you got a venue? A photographer? Is music covered? Table plans and place cards? A cake?

When the list is first drawn up it can be a daunting one, with the level of organisation required to pull it off seemingly overwhelming…however, this is where our A Love Story wedding package really comes to the fore. We provide the basics so that our brides and grooms don’t have to!

So, what’s included?

Venue? Tick. Our Crosland Room, Garden Room and Tudor Lounge take care of that.

Photographer? Tick. We provide three hours of photography from local wedding specialist Emma Dodsworth.

Food and drink? Tick. A sumptuous three-course wedding breakfast is provided, along with coffee and a selection of canapés, as well as half a bottle of wine per person and a glass of prosecco for the toast, oh and not forgetting the evening buffet – that’s included too.

Table adornments? Tick. The package includes chair covers and ties, table cloths and table linen with our hotel candelabra available for table centres, while we also provide a table plan and place cards. You’ll just need to organise the flowers to add that final flourish.

Wedding cake? Tick. This is a chocolate sponge covered in white or ivory icing from Celebrate Country Cake Design, with a cake stand to showcase it and a knife to cut it.

Music? Tick. We provide a disco and DJ for your guests to dance the night away.

So that’s a brief run-down of the things we offer as part of the package, with plenty of other extras available on top of this, including a complimentary stay in one of our Feature rooms on the night of your wedding (with a full English breakfast too!).

In addition, we provide a personal wedding co-ordinator and Master of Ceremonies to plan and oversee your special day – helping to keep the wedding worry well and truly at bay.

For more information and for a detailed breakdown of what the A Love Story package entails, including costs please see here or get in touch via 01439 770466 or by emailing weddings@blackswan-helmsley.co.uk.