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Market Place, Helmsley, YO62 5BJ

The Black Swan is a wonderfully, romantic coaching inn dating back to the fifteenth century. Today, the Black Swan has been transformed into a beautiful boutique hotel. The hotel boasts an eclectic mix of unique antiques and artwork with classic contemporary design creating the perfect place for a unique wedding venue.

Whether you are planning a small, intimate wedding or a larger exclusive house party style celebration, there is always a sense of occasion at the Black Swan.

Beyond Helmsley’s bustling market place, the Black Swan offers a wonderful choice of varied private rooms each with their own distinct character along with tranquil private gardens which nestle snuggly behind the hotel’s frontage.

The Black Swan offers a selection of packages, inclusive of everything that you need for your own fairy tale day. If, however, you can’t find what you are looking for our Wedding Co-ordinator would be delighted to offer a bespoke service to cater for your every need.

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2016 Wedding Special Offer

With two stunning packages to choose from, you can opt for either a small and intimate wedding for up to 50 guests, or a larger party for up to 80 guests. These ‘all-inclusive’ packages include everything that you could possibly want for your dream wedding day, including a photographer and wedding cake, meaning that all you need to worry about is choosing your dress!

The wedding package is priced at £5300 based on 50 guests, or £7900 based on 80 guests, and includes the following:

– A drinks reception following your wedding ceremony, with the choice of either Pimms or Bellini for your guests

– A selection of three canapés to accompany your drinks reception

– A three course wedding breakfast with coffee and chocolates

– Half a bottle of house wine to accompany your wedding breakfast

– A glass of Prosecco to toast the bride and groom

– A two course evening buffet

– Disco and DJ for your evening reception

– Your wedding cake (chocolate sponge covered in white or ivory icing) made by Celebrate Country Cake Designs

– 3 hours of wedding photography by Emma Dodsworth, plus full copyright of all your wedding photographs provided to you on disc

– White chair covers and ties to complement your colour scheme

– Use of the hotels candelabras for your table centres

– Function room hire of the Garden Room, Tudor Lounge and the Crosland Room (plus use of The Gallery until 5.30pm for weddings of 80 guests)

– Three complimentary bedrooms on the night of your wedding, including full English breakfast

– Use of the hotels cake stand and knife

– Table plan and place cards provided by the hotel

– White table clothes and white table linen

– Personal Wedding Co-ordinator and Master of Ceremonies on the day to plan and oversee your special day

– Ample free car parking

– Plus, a complimentary return visit to The Black Swan Hotel on a Bed and Breakfast basis to celebrate your first wedding anniversary

Please note that this package is only available on selected dates in 2015. Preferential bedroom rates are available for any of your guests who wish to stay at the hotel on the night of your wedding. Please speak to our Wedding Co-ordinator to discuss rates.

If you would like to arrange an appointment to view the hotel please call Nicola Bolden, Wedding Co-ordinator on 01439 770466 or email

To make a booking, we will require a deposit of 25% of the total booking value at the time of booking. The balance will then be due 14 days prior to your wedding. Please note that no reductions in price can be made to the package should you choose to alter any of the content within it. Should you wish to add additional guests to the evening reception of your wedding, additional charges will apply. Please note that this package is available to new bookings only.

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Special Offer

Save 20% on your Winter 2016 Wedding

If you’re looking for the perfect winter wedding venue, then maybe you don’t need to look any further?

Winner of the ‘Top Wedding Venue’ in the North East at the 2012 and 2013 Wedding Industry Awards, The Black Swan Hotel has a picturesque location right in the heart of chocolate box Helmsley, overlooking the pretty market place. With a range of rooms within the hotel to suit all styles and size of wedding celebration, each wedding here is completely unique.

If you’re looking to get married in January, February or March 2016, we’re delighted to offer a generous 20% discount off our Elegantly Classic, Yours for the Day and The Cygnet wedding packages, making this hotel even more appealing! For our Exclusive Use wedding package, please call the hotel to discuss rates and availability.

For more information, please contact Nicola Bolden, Wedding Co-ordinator on 01439 770466.

This discount applies to the Elegantly Classic, Yours for the Day and The Cygnet packages only, and weddings must take place in January, February or March 2016. The discount of 20% is available to new bookings only, and a minimum of 40 guests must be booked to take advantage of this offer. A deposit of 25% of the total booking value will be required at the time of booking, and the balance is due 7 days prior to the wedding. This discount is not available in conjunction with any other offer, and all other standard terms and conditions apply.

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