#WhereToWed – Winter Venues

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If you’re planning your dream wedding during Winter, it can be tricky to find that perfect venue that can create a stunning atmosphere during the cold months. How will the hotel look after a night of snowfall or frost? Will there be a cosy fire to keep your guests warm? Can the wedding co-coordinators help make the venue stylish for a winter wedding? We have rounded up some information about our favourite wedding venue’s winter packages along with some very inspiring frosty photographs.
Whinstone View – Wray’s Barn
Escape into your own winter wonderland at Whinstone View, a country retreat with Scandinavian log cabins and enchanting Wray’s Barn, just a few minutes away from Great Ayton in North Yorkshire. This unique wedding venue is perfect for weddings all year round, but their cosy candlelit receptions during winter are something special.
Whinstone View Winter Wedding
Wray’s Barn, a stunning and rustic setting for a country wedding, is available for both civil ceremonies and receptions, and features a fully equipped bar area, dance floor and full length folding doors which can be opened onto the surrounding lawns with a view of the Whinstone willow; a sight that will gorgeous after a winter snowfall.
Whinstone View Winter Wedding
Whinstone View currently have a fantastic competition to win a Twilight Wedding in winter 2018! Tickets cost £10, with the winner drawn on Christmas Day! Each ticket purchased can be redeemed as a £500 reduction against any Twilight Winter Wedding booked before 31st March 2017. Find the Terms and Conditions and how to purchase your tickets at www.whinstoneview.com/win
Find out more about Whinstone View by visiting www.whinstoneview.com or contacting andrea@whinestonview.com to book an appointment.
Whinstone View Nighttime
Sporting Lodge Inns
Sporting Lodge Inns is the perfect venue if you are looking to hold your special day close to Middlesbrough, as it is just 6 miles away from the town centre. They have a licence to hold civil ceremonies, so you could spend your whole day in this lovely hotel.  With a relaxed, informal and comfortable atmosphere, the hotel can become your home away from home, with flexible packages available to suit your budget and make your day perfect, whether you want an intimate ceremony or an extravagant reception.
Sporting Lodge Inn
The Middlesbrough hotel currently has a Winter Package available between November and February and selected dates in December. For 40 guests during the day and 90 evening guests, the package includes a Master of Ceremonies, a DJ for the evening reception, 3 course traditional Wedding Breakfast, centrepieces and linen hire and so much more. The frosted landscaped gardens surrounding the hotel will be the perfect backdrop for winter wedding photography for you to remember a special and precious moment.
Sporting Lodge Inns Winter Reception
You can contact the Wedding Co-ordinator on 01642 578 100 or email midds.weddings@hfyh.co.uk to arrange a look around, or take a look at www.sportinglodgeinns.co.uk/middlesbrough to see what other packages they can provide.
Blackwell Grange Hotel
A stunning 18th Century mansion in Darlington, the Blackwell Grange Hotel provides a warm northern welcome to all brides and grooms to be who are looking for their wedding venue. Complete with the original Georgian sweeping staircase and fireplaces, the team at Blackwell Grange can take you in from the cold outside and into their warm and toasty country mansion.
Blackwell Grange in Snow
Their winter package for 2017 offers a 25% discount on the brochure price, with a 3 course Wedding Breakfast and reception drinks for daytime guests, and bacon and sausage baps for evening guests, with of course upgrades to bring in a luxury sweet table and DJ service, as well as your own dedicated event manager to help you make your day perfect.
Blackwell Grange
Blackwell Grange Hotel has three suits to host your wedding; the Jacobean Suite, an elegant room with beamed ceilings and Minstrels Gallery; the Havelock Restaurant; and the George Allan Suite, that can also include the Gazebo which, judging by these incredible snowy photographs, this is the perfect setting for a winter wedding!
Have a look at Blackwell Grange Hotel’s other packages on their website at www.blackwellgrangehoteldarlington.com or find out more by contacting their wedding team at weddings.blackwell@sjhotels.co.uk or phoning 01325 509 955.
Grinkle Park
Hidden in the Yorkshire Moors and located near picturesque seaside towns Whitby and Saltburn-by-the-sea, Grinkle Park is a stunning backdrop for a Yorkshire wedding. The lush gardens and sweeping driveway whisk you up to the gorgeous country house, and as you step inside, you will be greeted by the traditional Victorian interior with high ceilings and picture windows to really make you feel you have stepped back in time during the cold winter months.
Grinkle Park in Snow
Their dedicated wedding team are on hand to ensure you have a day everyone will remember, with flexible packages all year round and two suites available; the Palmer Suite that overlooks the gardens and can accommodate up to 150 guests, and the Camellia Terrace that features it’s own private lawn. With 3000 acres of their own estate, Grinkle Park has exquisite grounds to set the scene for those all important photographs during a sparkling winter wedding, as well as a warm and stylish interior to create spectacular memories.
Grinkle Park
Grinkle Park’s current winter package includes dates for December 2017 and 2018, and features hot festive punch and mince pies with a red carpet arrival, a wedding breakfast and evening buffet, 20 bedrooms including the Bridal Suite, and a special visit from Father Christmas.
Find out more about Grinkle Park and their package by contacting gm.grinklepark@classiclodges.co.uk or phoning 01287 640 515. Have a look at their other options and menus at https://www.classiclodges.co.uk/our-hotels/grinkle-park/.
Credits – Whinstone ViewMichael Cartwright PhotographySporting Lodge Inns MiddlesbroughBlackwell Grange HotelGrinkle Park

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