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Have you got something to celebrate?
Celebrate at our hotel in Yorkshire
If you’ve got something to celebrate our Yorkshire hotel is the place to do it! From parties and christenings, through to reunions and wedding anniversaries, there’s nothing we enjoy more than hosting a party.
We have facilities to suit get-togethers of all sizes and whether you’re planning on inviting hundreds of guests or just a handful, our stylish functions rooms are ideal for small, intimate parties or large-scale celebrations.
We also have many years of experience or organising a wide range of different events for both private and business guests. Our professional team are fully committed to ensuring your celebration is memorable and special; providing expertise and support with all aspects of organisation.
We know that planning a celebration can be stressful, regardless of how big it is! With this in mind, you’ll have the dedicated support of one of our managers, both during the planning stages and throughout the event. Not only will this provide you with peace of mind, it will also give you confidence that everything is running smoothly.
The Rendezvous Hotel has a range of spaces available, from our VIP Balconied Ballroom which has the space to seat up to 400 guests, the Wharfedale and Winterburn Suites which and the small but perfectly formed Old Nursery Suite. In addition, we also offer a selection of event packages which can be tailored to meet your individual requirements.
Get in touch to start planning your celebration
If 2020 is your year to celebrate, why not get in touch with us to start planning a very special occasion? Contacting us is easy: simply call 01756 700100 to speak to one of our event planning team.
Tour de Yorkshire 2020
The routes for the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 have just been announced and we’re thrilled to see that Skipton will once again be at the heart of the action! Stage 2 will take place on 1st May with the route starting in Skipton before heading north through Settle and Horton in Ribblesdale before turning to the east and finishing in Leyburn. The routes set for the Tour de Yorkshire 2020 look to be the most challenging yet and we can’t wait to watch!
Stay at our cycle-friendly hotel in Yorkshire
Thanks to our location just outside Skipton town centre, our hotel is the perfect place to stay whilst you enjoy some world-class cycling action! Thanks to the warm welcome we offer cyclists and our Cyclists Charter, we’ve been officially recognised as a Yorkshire Cycle Friendly hotel. Whether you’re a young family keen to start cycling for the first time, or a group of seasoned road cyclists, we’d be delighted to have you stay with us!
We offer a wide range of facilities for cyclists; from organised cycling tours and electric bike hire, through to secure cycle storage, advice on cycling routes, high carb meals and packed lunches. The Yorkshire Dales is a playground for cyclists with hundreds of miles of trails and road routes, perfect for road cyclists and mountain bikers alike. With options to suit families and experienced cyclists alike, you’ll find that there’s something to suit all levels of fitness and cycling ability.
Get in touch to book accommodation for the Tour de Yorkshire 2020
To find out more about our Yorkshire hotel, or to make a reservation, please get in touch by calling 01756 700100. For further information on the Tour de Yorkshire 2020, please visit their website.
Yorkshire Weddings at the Rendezvous Hotel
Book your dream wedding in Yorkshire
If you’ve just said ‘yes!’ and are thinking about looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, look no further than the Rendezvous! We are one of Yorkshire’s leading wedding hotels, with decades of experience in hosting and organising weddings of all sizes. Whether your plans are for an intimate day with just a handful of guests, or you have something large-scale in mind, we’d be delighted to welcome you.
Our 2020 and 2021 Wedding Information Packs are now available to download from our website and provide everything you need to know about planning your wedding with us. From function room sizes and options, through to menus, locations for photographs and prices, taking a look at one of our Wedding Information Packs is the perfect place to start!
Download your Wedding Information Pack
There’s no substitute for a meeting our team in person and if you’d like to arrange to visit us we’d be delighted to welcome you! We are a family run hotel and take great pride in our commitment to providing exceptional customer service so to find out more or make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lindsay, our wedding coordinator, by calling 01756 700100.
Skipton: the perfect place for a staycation in 2020
Short breaks and holidays at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire
Why is Skipton the perfect place for a staycation? Our answer to that is: why not? With so much on offer for the whole family, combined with a great location on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, Skipton and surrounding areas make the perfect destination for either a short break or longer staycation.
Although there are lots of lovely places to visit in Yorkshire – it is England’s largest county – we think Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales are particularly special. Yes, we know we’re biased but with so much to explore, our corner of Yorkshire is well worth a visit, whether you’re 9 or 109!
Our family-run Yorkshire hotel is located on the edge of Skipton in a picturesque location on the banks of the Skipton Canal. We take great pride in the warm, friendly Yorkshire welcome we offer our guests and by staying with us, you’ll be able to relax, unwind and make the most of all this gorgeous corner of the world has to offer.
Skipton town centre has something for everyone; from fantastic shops (Skipton has previously won the coveted ‘High Street of the Year award, and has recently been listed as one of the top 10 best places to live in the UK), cafes and restaurants, through to cobbled alleyways, canal side walks and boat trips, and the town’s impressive medieval castle.
If you’d like to venture a little further afield, the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is within easy reach. Skipton is widely known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ and with hundreds of miles of breathtaking scenery just a short drive or bus trip away, it’s not hard to see why. Featuring atmospheric moorland, rolling countryside criss-crossed by dry stone walls and lush river valleys, a visit to the Yorkshire Dales is a must.
Get in touch with the Rendezvous Hotel to book your holiday in Yorkshire
To find out more about staying at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire, or to make a reservation, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01756 700100.
A New Year Message from Mr Weaving
It’s been quite a year! Here at the Rendezvous Hotel we’ve welcomed over fifteen thousand individual guests, including a wide range of groups, societies and clubs who have chosen our hotel to host their gala evenings, charity events, conferences, club events and exhibitions, etc., all keen to discover why Yorkshire continues to be one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK. I’m particularly pleased that our ballroom, the largest in any hotel in the north of England, has once again proved so popular with societies and clubs looking for somewhere special to get their members’ feet tapping.
But now, as we approach Christmas and the festive period, there’s a new buzz going around the hotel. It’s not simply that we’re all looking forward to welcome guests to our many Christmas events. It’s not just the excitement leading up to the new year. This year we’re all looking forward to welcoming, well, launching would be a better word, a new member of the Rendezvous Hotel team. Fortunately for me she is beautiful, very friendly (ecologically speaking) and does all that I ask of her.
‘Graceful Swan’ is our new, all-electric restaurant boat, the first purpose-built, and believed to be the only boat of its kind on the canals of the UK, ‘Gracie’, as she’s become known around here, will offer a choice of unique dinner cruises, dining experiences and corporate events. Being all-electric she’ll offer a new dimension to canal cruising, peaceful and serene way to experience the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. As she glides over the water no engine noise or vibration, no fumes. Just the noise of the ripples as Gracie makes her way at four miles per hour (tranquil dining at its best). You can see more about ‘Gracie’ at www.gracefulswan.co.uk.
Having endured but obviously enjoyed 15 years here at Rendezvous, I still think my job is the best job in the world (99.9% of the time). The staff have obviously helped make it so. But for now, as 2019 draws to an end, may I wish you and your family an enjoyable festive period and a safe and healthy new year, and I look forward to welcoming you to the Rendezvous Hotel in 2020.
Owner and an occasional Santa