Open Days

Come and visit the Black Swan Hotel on Sunday 27th October.

The hotel will be perfectly styled for your dream wedding with wine and canapes to sample and a selection of suppliers on hand.

This is the perfect opportunity to visualise your special day and see the variety of wedding options available in our rooms and gardens.

The first 25 couples to sign up here will receive a goody bag on arrival!

The Bridal Lounge, Northallerton opened its doors in May 1999 and is the sister shop to Brides of York which has been successfully operating since 1964. You are guaranteed a one to one service at The Bridal Lounge, whereby you will be given a private fitting room with one of the sales team who all have 20 years experience in the bridal industry, and if required, they will make suggestions of styles for you to try. The carefully selected collection of gowns they hold include styles by Alfred Angelo, Romantica of Devon, White Rose Bridal and White Rose Plus, Cymbeline of Paris, Augusta Jones and Alan Hannah. They also have a collection of adult maid gowns and accessories.

Busy Liz’s is a Yorkshire-based floral design company comprising mother and daughter duo Maureen Elizabeth and Liz Wood. Their passion makes them different, together with their painstaking attention to detail and care in their work. You will find only the freshest, most beautiful flowers and materials in their displays which take their inspiration from the natural world. They especially love using seasonal flowers and believe nature has provided a rich palette of colours and ideas. Busy Liz’s understand that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and your wedding flowers need to be beautiful. Busy Liz’s will listen carefully to your ideas and turn them into fabulous floral designs that you will remember forever. Based in Kirkbymoorside, just 6 miles from Helmsley, come and talk to them about how they can help you with: colour schemes (including matching flowers to bridesmaids’ dresses/male attire), seasonality of flowers, theme, style and atmosphere. As always, they do understand that you will have a budget in mind and will always work with you to ensure that your flowers add beauty – but without blowing the bank balance!

Celebrate Country Cake Design is based in the picturesque market town of Helmsley close to the sweeping moorlands of North Yorkshire. The business was established in 2008 by Rhian Crusher, a professional baker with more than 20 years experience in baking and decorating cakes, and whose inspiration and expertise has led to them getting the accolade of being the leading Wedding Cake maker in the area. They love to make individual creations that are specifically designed for that special person in your life. If you can think it up they can make it, from five-tier wedding cakes to Buzz Lightyear and Beyond – a cake perfect for a baby’s Christening, a London Wedding or a 99th Birthday party.
Emma Dodsworth is a local, innovative photographer who is carefully and unobtrusively able to capture the moment of your special day. Her friendly and personal manner enables her to capture emotions and feelings which are then re-created onto paper showing the intensity and beauty of your wedding day. Emma works using a mixture of reportage/documentary and formal photographs, your personal taste and requirements will decide the ratio of this.

Kate Pymm is a professional make-up artist and hair stylist, who has over 8 years experience in the cosmetics industry and holds qualifications in Cosmetic Make-Up, Beauty NVQ, Bridal Hair Styling, and Theatrical and Media Make-Up. Kate travels the whole of the UK not only for bridal styling but also as a creative practitioner, a make-up artist/stylist for fashion events, photo shoots, editorial, film and media. For bridal styling Kate will travel to your preferred preparation address whether it’s at your own home or at the hotel. Kate has also recently taken on a couple of make-up artists who work under the Kate Pymm Make-Up standards who she has personally trained, so in busier times they’re available if Kate herself isn’t.

Carolyn and Andy took over Libby Butler Jewellers in June 2009 and have built an excellent reputation with both locals and visitors to Helmsley. You are sure to find something you like here, as they have a wide range of styles for everyone from traditional to contemporary, whether you are shopping on a budget or blowing the budget! You will always find something new and different here, they choose all their jewellery personally from the makers or designers both in the UK and internationally, with a focus on quality and design, and firmly believe that jewellery needs to be practical and affordable as well as beautiful. Libby Butler’s also offers a range of services including engraving and made-to-order wedding rings.

Val Bilton is a singer based in the Tees Valley region of the North East, UK. She plays acoustic guitar & enjoys singing covers of well known songs – both old & new! Her style is perfect for creating a lovely relaxed atmosphere, whether it be for your civil ceremony, drinks reception, or informal after dinner entertainment.

Travel in luxury and comfort on your special day and arrive in style at The Black Swan in a luxury black Range Rover. The Yorkshire Chauffeur Company can be used for the Bride and/or Groom, Bridesmaids, family or friends, and are perfect throughout the year – ideal for country and winter weddings. As their vehicles are licensed through their local authority they can offer a bespoke chauffeuring service throughout the day. This service is especially popular at the end of the evening to transfer the Bride and Groom and/or guests back to local accommodation.

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