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Have you got something to celebrate?
As a family run hotel we understand how fantastic it can be to get everyone together and whether you’ve got a big birthday on the horizon or a planning a special christening celebration to welcome a new arrival into the family, you’ll find that there’s nothing we love more than planning a party!
We devote a great deal of time and energy into every celebration we plan and regardless of whether you’re thinking of a small, intimate get-together or have something large-scale in mind, we’ll work hard to ensure everything is perfect.
We have a team of highly experienced Managers who are dedicated to providing the highest standards of personal service and attention. Our team have helped our guests plan everything from dinner dances and gala dinners, through to birthday parties, baby showers, christenings and school reunions.
Here at the Rendezvous we have a selection of superb function rooms available and our VIP Balconied Ballroom is pretty hard to beat if you’re looking for a stunning large-scale space to hold a party or function. With enough space to cater for up to 400 guests, a VIP indoor balcony, outside balcony and flexible staging, our ballroom is the perfect venue for larger celebrations.
Our Wharfedale Suite and Winterburn Suite are both smaller rooms, large enough to cater for up to 120 people each, making either room the ideal venue for family functions such as wedding anniversaries, christenings or birthday parties. Each room even boasts its own private bar – perfect for getting the party going!
The Old Nursery Suite might be smaller but we think it’s perfectly formed and is a wonderful room in which to hold a smaller family-get together or a baby shower, with plenty of space to cater from 4 to 20 guests.
We believe that it’s those all-important finishing touches which can transform a celebration and all of our function rooms include the following as required: red carpet, host for the event to act as MC, co-ordinating table line and special accommodation rates for you and your guests. For an additional fee we can also provide chair covers, sashes, table centres and the services of our resident DJ.
If you’ve got something to celebrate we’d love to hear from you! We’re ready and waiting to take your call so if you would like to find out more, why not get in touch with our friendly team on 01756 700100?
Half-term fun for the whole family
The half term holiday is just around the corner and there’s so much to do in and around Skipton during this week that it’s hard to know where to begin!
A whole host of events are on offer with something for all the family – from farming fun at Thornton Hall Farm Park, through to Skipton Beer Festival, there’s more than enough on offer to entertain the whole family.
The Bank Holiday weekend sees Skipton Castle recreate a medieval campsite within the grounds, offering a great opportunity to journey back into the past to find out what life was like during the Wars of the Roses and to watch a garrison demonstrate their arms and armour. This event will run from Saturday 28th May through to Monday 30th May.
Thornton Hall Farm Park will be hold a special ‘Pony World’ weekend over the Bank Holiday, thanks to their special guests Leopald Equestrian and their term of performing horses and ponies. Perfect for all the family, as well as pony rides Thornton Hall will also be offering all the usual fun on the farm, including animal feeding and egg collecting. Other half term events at Thornton Hall include a circus skills day on Tuesday 31st May and a visit by some very special birds of prey on Wednesday 1st June.
The 10th Skipton Beer Festival will run from Thursday 2nd June to Saturday 4th June and will offer the opportunity to sample around 70 British ales, along with cider, English wines and bottled foreign beers. Skipton Beer Festival is held at Ermysted’s Grammar School and is organised by the Campaign for Real Ale.
Sunday 5th June promises to be a very busy day in Skipton, thanks to the Le Petit Depart cycle race and Skipton Car Show. Following much for the Stage 1 route of the Tour de France 2014, Le Petit Depart incorporates some of the very best cycling that the Yorkshire Dales has to offer. This events starts from Skipton town centre and includes two stunning routes designed to suit cyclists of all abilities.
Skipton Car Show will be held on Skipton High Street and will showcase a wide range of retro, classic, hot rod, vintage and American cars in this free show. A wonderful opportunity to view a collection of iconic motors and bikes, Skipton Car Show makes a great day out for the whole family.
For further details of all these events, please visit the Welcome to Skipton website for further information.
We think Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales are the perfect destinations for a short break or holiday the whole family will enjoy and what better place to stay than here at the Rendezvous Hotel? We offer a wide range of family-friendly accommodation, from family rooms through to serviced apartments. To find out more or to make a booking, why not get in touch with our Reservations team?
Planning a Yorkshire Dales wedding?
The Yorkshire Dales makes a wonderful venue for a wedding and if you’ve always dreamt of getting married surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside that the UK has to offer, we think the Rendezvous Hotel is pretty hard to beat.
There are countless hotels and wedding venues throughout Yorkshire and the Dales but we believe that it’s our personal, bespoke service that makes us stand out from the rest. We know that every couple is unique and by choosing the Rendezvous for your wedding, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your wedding day is truly memorable and the one you’ve always dreamt of.
Bespoke weddings in the Yorkshire Dales
We’re able to offer brides a wide range of different options which can be tailor made to create the perfect day and although the Rendezvous is a fairly large hotel, we believe in offering a highly personal, friendly service. Our bespoke wedding service is specially designed to help you plan and create your perfect wedding and our experienced, hard-working team will be on hand every step of the way.
We have two fully licensed function suites and Civil Ceremonies can be held in either our gorgeous conservatory which looks out over the canal across to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, or our Baby Swan Conservatory which also boasts delightful views. The perfect backdrop for intimate or large weddings, our weddings suites really do make the perfect venue for an unforgettable day.
Beautiful wedding photos – whatever the weather
We have to be honest and admit that the sun doesn’t always shine in Yorkshire but if the weather on your big day is less than perfect, we have the perfect solution. Our stunning double-sided staircase makes a memorable backdrop for your photos, whilst our canal-side setting is simply stunning should the clouds part and the sun come out.
It’s all in the detail
Planning the perfect Yorkshire Dales wedding is all in the detail and by choosing the Rendezvous, you’ll be able to choose from a range of mouth-watering wedding breakfast menus, with options to suit all tastes and budgets. From small weddings with just a handful of guests, through to guest lists which run into the hundreds, our experienced chefs have the expertise to create delicious themed menus.
Once you and your guests have enjoyed a delicious wedding breakfast we know that you’ll want to dance the night way. Our spacious ballroom has space for up to 400 guests but if you’re planning a smaller wedding, we have a number of smaller suites and function rooms.
Contact our wedding planning team on 01756 700100
Our wedding planning team are ready and waiting to take your call – remember that it’s never too early to start organise the perfect wedding so why not get in touch today so we can start helping you to plan your dream day?
Winners in the 2016 National Coach Travel Tourism Awards
We’re absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve been named as winners in the Best Accommodation Provider category in the 2016 National Coach Travel Tourism Awards.
This prestigious award is a huge accolade for us and is awarded to hotels who can demonstrate their commitment to welcoming coaches, coach groups and coach drivers. This is one of several hospitality awards we’ve won over the last few years and back in 2014 we were runners up in the National Coach Tourism Awards and runners-up in the Best Accommodation for Groups category in the Group Leisure Awards in 2012 and 2014.
We were shortlisted alongside a whole host of fantastic individual hotels based throughout the UK, including hotels based in Derby, Hayling Island, Looe and Dunster. When faced with stiff competition such as this, we’re thrilled to have won in our category.
We’re extremely proud to have won another National Coach Travel Tourism Award and believe that this is testament to our team of dedicated staff who genuinely enjoy their work. In addition, we put our success in the hospitality business down to taking the time to find the right member of staff for each department.
We’ve offered a group travel service for many years now and groups who stay at the Rendezvous can enjoy a wide range of benefits, including a group and tour charter, bespoke itineraries and entertainment. When combined with unbeatable Yorkshire hospitality and our beautiful surroundings of Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales, we think our group accommodation really is something worth shouting about!
If you would like to find out more about our group travel accommodation, please visit our Group Travel page for further information, or contact our friendly reservations team on 01756 700 100.
Looking for a Father’s Day treat for Dad? Why not treat him to a break at the Rendezvous?
Dads deserve a treat and what better way to show yours that you care than a short break at the Rendezvous Hotel? Thanks to our fantastic location right on the doorstep of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park, there’s a whole host of things to do; from walking and mountain biking, through to golf, fishing, canal boat trips and steam railways.
Skipton golf course is within easy reach of the Rendezvous Hotel and as visitors are always welcome, if your dad is a golf fanatic, he’ll be able to play a couple of rounds surrounded by gorgeous Yorkshire countryside. Or if your dad prefers fishing, the River Aire and the River Wharfe offer some fantastic fishing opportunities, whilst Kilnsey Park Trout farm is within easy reach of the Rendezvous.
For adrenaline-junkie dads the Yorkshire Dales offers some great opportunities for letting off steam as the National Park is criss-crossed by countless mountain biking routes, whilst the pretty lanes are wonderful for those who prefer road cycling. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is the number one area in the UK for caving and if this is something you think your dad would love to try, there are a number of experienced caving instructors working in the area. Or, if you and your dad would prefer, why not visit one of the many show caves in the National Park?
If gentler activities are more up your dad’s street, a canal boat trip makes an incredibly relaxing afternoon out and can be easily arranged by visiting one of the boat trip operators who are based in Skipton Canal Basin. Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is fantastic and a trip on one of the many steam trains which operate from this picturesque heritage line would make a wonderful treat for dads of all ages.
So rather than buying your dad a boring old tie or a box of his favourite chocolates, why not book a family get-together at the Rendezvous Hotel instead? We have a range of accommodation available and whether you’re looking for a room for you and your dad, or you’d like to bring the whole family, we’d be delighted to help. Why not get in touch with our friendly Reservations team for further information?