Civil Ceremonies

The Black Swan Hotel is fully licensed to hold civil marriages and partnerships, offering a variety of rooms to suit all sizes of parties from 4 to 90 guests.

Below are details of our licenced rooms and the capacities that they can hold:

The Main Restaurant is our largest licensed room for civil ceremonies. This light, spacious room can hold a maximum of 90 guests for a civil ceremony – room hire charge from £750.00

The Garden Room, opening onto the walled garden, can accommodate up to 70 guests for a civil ceremony – room hire charge from £500.00

The local registrars are based in Malton. Their contact number is 0845 034 9483 and they can be contacted Monday – Friday from 9.15am – 1pm.

If do you choose to hold your civil ceremony at the Black Swan Hotel, the booking procedure is as follows. We would first ask that you check that the hotel has availability on the required date. If the date is available we can provisionally hold this for you for up to one week. You would then need to check that the registrar has availability on the same date and at a time which is suitable to the hotel and yourselves. If this is available you would then make a booking with the registrar and then confirm back with the hotel. At this point the hotel would take a non- refundable deposit to secure the booking. We would also require you to sign and return a copy of our terms and conditions.

Please note that due to licensing laws, food and drink cannot be served in the same room as the civil ceremony one hour before or one hour after the wedding.

We can also privately reserve our gardens for you throughout your whole wedding at a charge of £350.00. Please speak to your Wedding Co-ordinator if this is of interest to you.

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