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Do you have something to celebrate?
Celebrate your special occasion at our family run hotel in Skipton
Here at the Rendezvous we love an excuse to get-together and celebrate! Whether you’re looking forward to a big birthday, family reunion, christening or anniversary, we have a professional event planning team who are committed to ensuring the occasion is extra special.
Our team have many years of experience in planning everything from from black-tie balls and dinner dances, through to conferences, parties and business meetings. With the space and expertise to cater from four to 400, we can provide you with everything you need to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Organising an event can be stressful but we believe that it doesn’t have to be that way. Our dedicated team will work closely with you from the start, providing you with reassurance that everything is in hand. No detail is too small and because you’ll have a dedicated point of contact, you’ll be able to sit back and relax.
Special spaces for special occasions
We offer a range of spaces, from our VIP Balconied Ballroom which is the largest, through to the small but perfectly formed Old Nursery Suite. With options suitable for theatre-style seated events, cabaret-style or dinner dance-style, our event spaces combine good looks and practicality.
We can also provide a range of event packages which offer everything you need to ensure your occasion is a success, including a red carpet and coordinated table line. In addition, we also offer a range of optional extras such as table centres, chair covers and sashes, resident DJ and special rates for accommodation.
These are just a few examples of how we’ll go the extra mile to ensure your event goes with a swing! If you’d like to find out more or to discuss your requirements, please get in touch by calling us 01756 700100.
What’s on in Skipton?
Stay at our family run hotel in Skipton
From pumpkin picking and art exhibitions, through to Bonfire Night fireworks and a Christmas market, there’s always plenty going on in Skipton! As regular readers of our blog will know, we’re incredibly proud of our fantastic location on the banks of the pretty Skipton canal, just a short walk from the town centre. Our hotel is a great place to stay if you’d like to explore Skipton and surrounding areas so here’s a couple of examples of what’s happening in our local area…
From Halloween to festive Christmas fun
This time of year is packed full of fun things to do in Skipton, from pumpkin picking at Thornton Hall Country Park through to Skipton Christmas market.
Thornton Hall Country Park is located in Thornton-in-Craven which is just a short drive from Skipton town centre. The perfect day out for the whole family, Thornton Hall Country Park offers a wide range of activities; from farm animals to meet, through to quad biking, a caterpillar ride, egg collecting, rare breed farm animals and an adventure playground. Pumpkin picking is available from 12th to 31st October and is a great way to choose your own pumpkin to carve, whilst enjoying a range of spooky Halloween activities!
Skipton’s annual Christmas market is incredibly popular and offers a great opportunity to find all the presents you need for friends and family. Awarded the UK’s ‘Best Large Speciality Market’, the Christmas market runs the full length of the High Street and features stalls selling gifts, food and more. There are two opportunities to enjoy the Christmas market: Sunday 1st December and Sunday 8 December.
Book your stay at our hotel in Skipton
From Christmas shopping to family fun, Skipton is the perfect place for a short break in beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire countryside. Whether you’d like to find out more about our Yorkshire hotel, or make a booking, we’d love to hear from you. Getting in touch is easy: simply call 01756 700100.
See out the old and welcome in the New Year with us!
New Year’s Eve at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton
The festive season wouldn’t be the festive season without our legendary New Year’s Eve Gala Ball and as we’re already taking bookings, we thought we’d share some details of this unmissable event.
The perfect way to see out the old and welcome in 2020, the New Year’s Eve Gala Ball will begin with a glittering drinks reception which will be held in the Papa Swan Bar and Hospitality Lounge from 7pm. Guests are then serenaded by a piper into the Malham Ballroom for an extravagant and delicious six course banquet.
Entertainment begins during the banquet with a Movie Musical theme, guaranteed to keep you in the party spirit. When midnight approaches we’ll toast the New Year to the chimes of Big Ben and the singing of Auld Lang Syne. Guest will then be able to dance the night away to the sounds of our resident house DJ until the small hours.
Tickets for our New Year’s Eve Gala Ball are available for £130 per person, including unlimited high quality house alcoholic and soft drinks. If you’d like to add accommodation to your tickets, prices start from £420 based upon two people sharing a standard double or twin room. For further information on our New Year’s Eve packages, please contact Vanessa by calling 01756 700100.
Contact us to celebrate New Year the Rendezvous Way
If you’d like to spend New Year’s Eve at our family-run hotel in Yorkshire, please get in touch to make a booking or buy tickets for our Gala Ball. Contacting us is easy: simply call 01756 700100 to speak to one of our team.
Christmas in Yorkshire – celebrate the festive season the Rendezvous way!
With only 85 days to go until Christmas, it’s never too early to start making plans to ensure this year’s festive season is extra-special! As regular readers of our blog will know, here at the Rendezvous Christmas is our favourite time of year. We are now taking bookings for Christmas 2019 and if you’d like to find out what makes Christmas at the Rendezvous Hotel so special, read on to discover what we’ve got planned!
Christmas Party Nights in Skipton
Our Christmas Party Nights are legendary and if you’re looking for a fantastic and fun way to celebrate the festive season, look no further than us. Including a delicious three course traditional set meal, prepared from locally-sourced ingredients by our talented chefs, followed by party games with prizes, live entertainment and disco until 1am.
Although we’ve already started taking bookings, we do still have a number of dates available, including Friday 20th December and Saturday 21st December. Prices start at £30 per person for Thursday night bookings, up to £37 per person for Saturday night bookings.
If you’re interested in booking one of our Christmas Party Nights we recommend getting in touch as soon as possible to secure your places.
Celebrate Christmas the Rendezvous Way with our Christmas 3 Night Breaks
Including a three-night stay from Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December 2019, for 2 adults sharing a standard double or twin room. Further additional nights can be booked for £60 per person including Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.
Our Christmas 3 Night Break includes a mouthwatering gala buffet served in the Grand Ballroom on Christmas Eve, breakfast, traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings on Christmas Day, followed by breakfast and three-course dinner on Boxing Day. This is just a small sample of what’s on offer and we’ll also provide live entertainment, dancing and more.
Download our Christmas 2019 brochure to find out more
If you’d like to find out more about Christmas at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton, why not download our 2019 brochure?
5 great reasons why a winter wedding in Yorkshire should be top of your list
Magical winter weddings in the Yorkshire Dales
Although the nights are longer and the weather is colder, winter weddings have a unique charm all of their own. If you’ve been wondering whether a winter wedding is right for you, here are some of the reasons why getting married during the colder months of the year is becoming increasingly popular:
- Although you might get lucky and wake up to a clear, crisp wedding day, winter weather is notoriously unreliable. In fact this means that you don’t need to worry about the weather: if it’s lovely you’ll be able to have photos outside but if it’s not so good, we have plenty of stunning indoor backdrops, including our central staircase.
- Winter weddings are becoming more popular but because spring and summer are still peak wedding seasons, winter dates are in much less demand and often cost less.
- January and February can be wonderful months to get married in. After the excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, imagine having a fabulous wedding to look forward to!
- Getting married in the winter offers the perfect excuse to go for something a little different. Rather than going for traditional summer flowers, why not consider going for an eye-catching evergreen bouquet, decorated with winter berries?
- Last and by no means least, winter weddings are perfect for indulging in a comforting wedding feast! Our chefs create seasonal menus using locally sourced ingredients where possible, so why not treat your guests to a delicious, warming winter meal?
Get in touch to book your winter wedding at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire
To find out more about winter weddings at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire, including our unbeatable Winter Wedding Offer 2019/2020, get in touch by calling 01756 700100.