Venue spotlight is on today’s agenda, and recently we were lucky enough to be invited to the beautiful hotel The Devonshire Fell, in the scenic hills of the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by the most beautiful countryside, in what feels like the middle of no-where it’s both grand and peaceful and offers some breathtaking views and photograph opportunities for your wedding day. It hosts a mixture of both classic, quirky and contemporary interior, and overlooking Burnsall Bridge, which is one of the most photographed bridges in Britain… and we can see why! Simply breathtaking…
Wedding Venue: The Devonshire Fell
The drive to the The Devonshire Fell was almost as impressive as arriving at the the Hotel itself, enveloped in rolling hills, beautiful views and miles and miles of countryside it’s sure to impress your guests. It’s the perfect countryside wedding venue, with a luxury vibe!
The Devonshire Fell – Wedding Packages
The Devonshire Fell is an exclusive wedding venue in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with a number of different packages to pick from for your wedding day, whether you are looking for a one day or two day exclusive package, an intimate gathering or a grand affair, it is sure to cater to your needs. Each of it’s different packages are based on your requirements for your wedding day, and the hotel can accommodate up 70 guests for the day and 100 for the evening. They also have some great additions in their packages including, table floral arrangements and chair sashes in your chosen theme.
The world is your oyster with the grounds, with the most amazing photo opportunities for a newly wed couple and your guests, the possibilities are endless.
The terrace of the hotel is the perfect place for an impressive drinks and canape reception, with the most breathtaking views, and green surroundings it provides a unique experience for your wedding day.
Each of the rooms in the main hotel has it’s own personality, The Dalzell room is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships and is where your wedding breakfast would be served, it’s classic decor is both elegant and timeless and it has a warm and romantic feel.
The reception and bar area offers quirky decor with a homely feel, and for winter weddings, or rainy days, is the perfect place for your drinks reception, with a roaring fire and sumptuous armchairs. Adjoined to the bar area is the Hotels restaurant area, with panoramic views of the countryside, so there’s plenty of room for your guests on your big day.
Included in the exclusive package is the use of the Fells 16 bedrooms, including the Fell Suite for the night of the wedding. We stayed in the spacious Cracoe room, a superior double bedroom with beautiful country house decor. It had some lovely touches and we were greeted with fluffy robes, homemade Yorkshire parkin, a guide to the area and places to visit, and of course complimentary drinks for our stay.
For larger wedding parties there is also self-catering accommodation available nearby at The Devonshire Arms Cottages, based on The Bolton Abbey Estate, it can sleep an additional 16 guests for a minimum of three nights, meaning your guests can enjoy the beautiful surroundings for a long weekend!
The Spa – The Devonshire Arms
During our stay we had free access to the luxury spa, located at the Hotels sister property The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey, a short 10 minute drive away, (more beautiful scenic driving) we, of course had to indulge, it would have been rude not to! A quaint and serene haven of luxury we took full advantage of the jacuzzi, experience shower and relaxation area, and felt well and truly relaxed and ready for dinner…
The Devonshire Fell holds two AA Rosettes so you are sure to get an array of impressive options for your wedding day. The chefs are ‘passionate’ about food, they use Yorkshire produce, and will create a menu personal to you, with mouth watering options to meet the needs of you and your guests.
We got to sample the cuisine, at our evening meal and it did not disappoint. We were seated overlooking… of course… more wonderful views of the dales. The restaurant area was both light and airy with complimentary decor and our beautifully laid table awaited us. We indulged in glass of fizz whilst browsing the impressive menu, and were served not one, but two appetisers – A olive and tomato tapenade, with mushroom arancini and a personal favourite, sea salt foccaccia with beetroot butter… we could have eaten this over and over, it was to die for, simple, but mouth-wateringly beautiful.
The appetisers left us wanting more and the cuisine that we picked showed off the extensive range of food that they have to offer, this included a crispy duck egg with asparagus to start, halloumi, courgette and carrot patties with chilli oil for main course and a freshly made chocolate fondant with white chocolate ice cream and kirsch cherries for dessert… and the breakfast menu was just as varied and just as impressive! We could see, and definitely taste, why the Fells restaurant holds two AA Rosettes rating.
A huge thanks to the hotel for providing us with such a lovely stay, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We could not fault the wonderful customer service we received, every single team member at the Hotel was faultless, warm, friendly and welcoming, they definitely went the extra mile!
Please note that we were gifted this stay, however all our thoughts in this blog post are true and our own.
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