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celebrations at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

Planning a celebration? We’ll design an event especially for you!

Hotel celebrations in Yorkshire

Whether you’re planning a large scale gala dinner, or have a small family get together in mind, here at the Rendezvous we take great pride helping our guests plan events and celebrations of all shapes and sizes.

Although the Rendezvous is one of the largest hotels in the Yorkshire Dales, we still work hard to offer that personal touch – something which you simply don’t get with a lot of larger establishments. Regardless of whether you’re planning an event for four guests or 400, we know that your event is incredibly important to you and we’ll work closely with you to ensure everything goes to plan so you can relax and enjoy yourself!

We cater for events of all shapes and sizes

Our events team have planned countless events over the years, ranging from family birthday celebrations and christenings, through to dinner dances, awards ceremonies, exhibitions and conferences. Every event – regardless of size – receives the personal attention of one of our Managers, both during the planning stage and during the event itself.

We offer a range of versatile spaces for holding events, from our VIP Balconied Ballroom which has the capacity to cater for up to 400 guests, through to our Old Nursery Suite which is ideal for smaller events and family get-togethers. Whichever space you choose, we’ll provide any optional extras you may need, such as co-ordinating table linen, a host for the event, music, food and floral arrangements.

Event venue in Yorkshire

So if you’re looking for an event venue with a personal touch, why not get in touch with us today to talk through your requirements?

cycle friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

The Tour de Yorkshire comes to Skipton

Tour de Yorkshire hotel accommodation

As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous Hotel we’re huge fans of cycling and we are delighted to see that the route of Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 will be passing through Skipton.

Stage 3 takes place on 30 April and this incredibly challenging route starts in Bradford before travelling north through Ilkley and Bolton Abbey, turning south just before Grassington then heading towards Skipton. Skipton is just under half way along the route and after the riders have passed through the town, they’ll continue south through Keighley, Haworth, Halifax and Holmfirth before arriving in Sheffield. This sounds like a real challenge indeed as this route takes in around 195 km of some of the toughest cycling Yorkshire has to offer!

Cycle friendly hotel in Yorkshire

Whether you’re a keen cyclist yourself and would like to try the route (or part of the route) for yourself, or are simply thinking of coming and watching the cycling action, here at the Rendezvous we’re proud to offer high quality cycle-friendly accommodation in Skipton. Our hotel is located just outside Skipton next to the picturesque canal, within easy reach of Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Reserve your accommodation today

The Tour de Yorkshire has become an incredibly popular fixture in the UK’s cycling calendar and this year’s race looks like it could be the most exciting yet! We offer a range of high quality hotel accommodation, from single rooms through to family rooms and executive suites. To find out more or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with us today?

Family-friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

Family breaks in Yorkshire

Families are always made very welcome at the Rendezvous and if you’re looking high quality, great value family-friendly accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales, our hotel is the ideal destination!

Hopefully some beautiful warm spring weather will soon be on the way and what better excuse could there be to explore everything that this beautiful part of the world has to offer? Thanks to our fantastic location on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Skipton, we’re within easy reach of a huge selection of interesting independent shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Or, if you’d rather explore a little further afield, there’s a huge range of fantastic things to see and places to explore – all accessible from the Rendezvous by public transport or car.

Family-friendly fun in the Yorkshire Dales

Kids love animals and children of all ages will love visiting one of the fantastic farm parks located around this part of Yorkshire. Hesketh Farm Park is close to the beautiful Bolton Abbey Estate, making it the perfect location for a fun-filled family day out. With lots of super-cute animals to see and feed, Hesketh Farm Park also has a café and play equipment to keep everyone entertained. The Bolton Abbey Estate is set amongst some of the most stunning scenery in Yorkshire – once you’ve explored the fascinating ruins of the Priory, why not enjoy a drink and slice of cake in one of the Estate’s tea rooms?

If you have a budding railway enthusiast in the family you’ll find that they’ll love this part of the world! The Bolton Abbey Steam Railway is just a short drive from the Rendezvous and with lots of special steam trains including visits from Thomas the Tank Engine himself, makes a wonderful day out the whole family will enjoy. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is also within easy reach of the Rendezvous – a real trip down memory lane – Oakworth Station was used in the 1970 film version of The Railway Children.

Relax and unwind at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

After a busy day exploring the Yorkshire countryside you’ll be able to relax and unwind here at the Rendezvous. Our Baby Swan Restaurant enjoys a wonderful view overlooking the pretty Skipton Canal to the Yorkshire Dales beyond, serving delicious home cooked meals to appeal to all tastes and appetites. Don’t forget that we also have a swimming pool – perfect for relaxing with the kids!

Contact us to make a reservation

So why not book a family-friendly break at the Rendezvous?  Our family breaks are available for just £90 for two nights’ accommodation, including full English and continental buffet breakfast, full use of the leisure facilities, free parking and Wi-Fi. To make a reservation please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Sheep in the Yorkshire Dales

The Real Yorkshire Experience

For all groups big and small. This month there’s an exciting new package coming your way. Find out more about it on the 22nd March 2017!

Yorkshire like you have never seen it before!