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Christmas serving table

Why not join us for Christmas lunch?

Christmas lunch in the Yorkshire Dales

Christmas is fast approaching and rather than worrying about fitting the turkey in the oven and how you’re going to fit everyone around the table, why not treat your family to a delicious Christmas lunch here at the Rendezvous?

Christmas Day family lunch

Our family Christmas Day lunch starts at 1.00pm in our Malham Suit and guests will be able to enjoy a superb three course lunch, followed by a visit from Santa who will arrive by barge along the canal, ready to hand out presents to the children! Lunch will be followed by a festive sing-a-long and an action-packed afternoon of entertainment and family-friendly fun.

Adults only Christmas Day lunch

Our adult’s only Christmas Day lunch offers an opportunity to relax and enjoy our premium three course menu in the elegant setting of our Baby Swan Restaurant and Conservatory which boasts beautiful views across the Yorkshire Dales. Lunch starts with a glass of Bucks Fizz, followed by dinner, coffee and after dinner treats.

Boxing Day lunch and dinner

By the time Boxing Day comes around the chances are you’ll be fed up of all that washing up! Why not let us take the strain and come and relax whilst enjoying our delicious Boxing Day lunch menu? Lunch is accompanied by the beautiful sounds of our talented pianist whilst dinner is accompanied by a live band.

Contact us on 01756 700100

We’re already taking bookings for Christmas Day and Boxing Day so why not contact our friendly reservations team to reserve your table today?

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The perfect location for a Yorkshire Dales wedding

If you’re planning on getting on married in 2017 and are looking for the perfection location for a beautiful wedding in the Yorkshire Dales, look no further than the Rendezvous Hotel!

As one of the leading wedding venues in the Yorkshire Dales, the Rendezvous has been host to weddings of all shapes and sizes; from intimate weddings with just a handful of guests, to huge celebrations for several hundred.

Your wedding your way

Here at the Rendezvous we know that every wedding is unique and we take great pride in working closely with our clients to give them the wedding they’ve always dreamed of. Flexibility is at the heard of our wedding planning service and by choosing us as the location for your wedding, we’ll go the extra mile to create a unique and memorable day.

We are able to offer a wide range of function rooms, suitable for small weddings through to our ballroom which can accommodate several hundred guests. From catering and wedding flowers, through to food, drinks and accommodation for guests, our wedding planning service is designed to ensure that your big day is as stress free as possible.

Civil Ceremonies at the Rendezvous

We are a fully licensed wedding venue and our two licensed function suites offer stunning views across the Yorkshire Dales.

Complete wedding packages

We’re delighted to announce that for a limited number of dates in 2017 we are able to offer complete wedding breakfast and evening reception packages for just over £2000. If you would like to find out more about this unbeatable offer, or to discuss any aspect of our wedding planning service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling the Rendezvous on 01756 700100.

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Renewal of vows ceremonies at the Rendezvous

Love must be in the air here at the Rendezvous as following on from last week’s post on our Yorkshire Dales weddings, we thought we’d mention that we’re delighted to now be able to help you arrange a wedding vow renewal ceremony.

Beautiful bespoke ceremonies in the Yorkshire Dales

The perfect way to reaffirm your love for one another by saying ‘I do’ all over again, a wedding vow renewal ceremony at the Rendezvous can be as elaborate or as simple as you’d like. Because wedding vow renewal ceremonies aren’t legally binding, there’s lots of potentially for creating a uniquely personal event and we’ll work closely to help you create a special day that you’ll remember for many years to come.

We offer a wide range of personalised packages which can be tailor made to include catering, professional photographs, music – anything you need to help you relive your big day with family and friends.

Contact the Rendezvous by calling 01756 700100

To find out more about our personalised wedding vow renewal ceremonies, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our events team to discuss your ideas.

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The Piano Raft Theatre visits Skipton

We’ve had an interesting visitor by the hotel in recent weeks. For the past four years, artist  and puppeteer Ben Cummins has been pulling a rescued show boat (by hand) along the canal towpath, having set off from Liverpool four years ago.

He reached us at the Rendezvous Skipton last week (100 miles into his journey) and has been tinkling the ivories on his piano much to the amusement of our guests!

It’s been quite an interesting journey for Ben, as along the way harsh weather conditions ripped the roof and facade of the original structure apart… Luckily Ben managed to save it from sinking upon numerous occasions!

Determined to succeed he rebuilt, restored and extended the vessel using only reclaimed

materials that were either donated or salvaged from skips.

Over this time Ben has built his living quarters on board and developed the structure of the raft in various ways.

There’s still time to catch Ben on his route through Skipton. If you see him tugging his house boat along the canal towpath, be sure to say hello from us at the Rendezvous Hotel!

If you get a chance and you’re feeling flush, head over to Ben’s Kickstarter page and back his project.

cycle friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire – home of world-class cycling?

Yorkshire bids to host 2019 cycling world championships

This evening a formal announcement will be made as to whether Yorkshire’s bid to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships, one of the biggest cycling events in the world.

Here at the Rendezvous we’re waiting to see whether Yorkshire’s bid has been successful and as regular visitors to our blog will know, we’re huge fans of cycling. 2014 saw incredible scenes here in Yorkshire as the Tour de France Grand Depart travelled around the region and since that time Yorkshire folk have well and truly been bitten by the cycling bug!

Yorkshire’s bid is up against Italy, Colombia, Germany and Canada but although there’s no doubting the natural beauty and impressive cityscapes these countries have to offer, when it comes to stunning landscapes and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, this part of the world is pretty hard to beat.

Why cycle in Yorkshire?

We’re biased of course but since the success of the 2014 Grand Depart, Yorkshire has definitely become the UK’s spiritual home of cycling. Whether you like nothing better than enjoying a long distance cycle on Yorkshire’s roads, or prefer to get mucky on one of our outstanding mountain bike routes, Yorkshire offers a wealth of opportunities to get out on two wheels for experienced cyclists and novices alike.

Cycle friendly hotel accommodation

The Rendezvous is the ideal starting point for cycling in the Yorkshire Dales and with the route of the first stage of the 2014 Grand Depart right on our doorstep, along with some brilliant mountain biking routes, we’ve become incredibly popular with cyclists. We also aim to offer cycle-friendly accommodation; including cycle storage, drying room, map printing service, packed lunches and special menus on request.

Contact us on 01756 700100

To find out more about cycling in the Yorkshire Dales, or to book a cycling trip at the Rendezvous, why not get in touch with our reservations team today?