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The National Campaign For Courtesy Award 2017

A Nomination and a Celebration

Back in 2016, our owner Malcolm Weaving nominated Skipton for the National Campaign For Courtesy Award, a nationwide competition that recognises towns whose community exude those wholesome, courteous qualities that we all know Skipton embodies.
Judges visited Skipton a year ago and were bowled over by the friendly atmosphere of our community and the town as a whole and so awarded us the 2016 trophy for most courteous town! The award ceremony was held at Rendezvous Hotel where Mayor Martin Emmerson was handed the prestigious trophy.

Alas, the winners revel in their well deserved glory for a year alone, and the trophy must then move on to the next most courteous town in Britain.

Passing the Torch

So when the new winner was announced this month, the N.C.F.C. committee invited Malcolm and Mayor Emmerson to pass over the trophy to the 2017 town winners, Shepperton in Surrey!

Malcolm was delighted to be able to pass over the award which recognises towns that demonstrate courtesy in action, and had the opportunity to explain what Skipton has been doing whilst possessing the courtesy award.

Further Skipton Success

The handover came just as the Craven district was announced as the happiest place to live by the Office for Nation Statistics Survey in September. Skipton being no stranger to such titles of course, voted Sunday Times ‘best place to live in Britain’ back in 2014. Being firm champions of our wonderful town here at Rendezvous, we have to say we could not agree more – long may it continue!

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Planning a wedding in Yorkshire? We’d love to hear from you!

Weddings at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

There’s nothing the team at the Rendezvous love more than a good wedding and if you’re planning on tying the knot, we’d be delighted to help you arrange your big day.

We know that weddings are different and we’ll help you plan the perfect day so that it’s unique as you are. We’ve worked with couples to plan weddings of all shapes and sizes, from intimate civil ceremonies through to large-scale celebrations.

Winter wedding offer for 2017-2018

We’re delighted to announce that we have a limited number of midweek and weekend dates available for winter wedding packages. Offering superb value, we’ll help you plan your dream wedding at the Rendezvous for just £2,500. This incredible package includes:

  • Daytime for 50 people including civil ceremony room hire, reception drinks, three course wedding breakfast, master of ceremonies, sparkling toast drink, fairy light effect ceiling, colour table linen, red carpet and bay tree entrance and a complimentary engraved cake knife.
  • Evening for 100 people including evening reception function room hire, fairy light effect ceiling, coloured table linen, hot supper, suite with four poster bed for the bride and groom, four double or twin rooms for the bridal party on a bed and breakfast basis on the night of the wedding.

We think the Rendezvous Hotel is the perfect location for a beautiful wedding in Yorkshire and we’re sure you’ll agree. Our wedding coordinator has many years of experience in wedding planning and thanks to our fantastic location on bank of Skipton’s pretty canal; there are plenty of opportunities for stunning photos.

Contact us to discuss your wedding plans

To find out more about weddings at the Rendezvous Hotel, or to discuss your plans, why not get in touch with us today?

For further information and to download our wedding pack, please visit our website.

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Have you got something to celebrate?

Celebrate with us at the Rendezvous Hotel in Yorkshire

As a family run hotel know just how fantastic it can be to get your family and friends together and whether you’ve got a big birthday on the horizon or a planning a special christening celebration to welcome a new arrival, you’ll find that there’s nothing we love more than planning a party!

We cater for parties and celebrations of all shapes and sizes

We take great pride in the time and energy our team put 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 and event coordinators 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 weddings, through to birthday parties, baby showers, christenings and school reunions.

Function rooms to suit your Yorkshire Dales celebration

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’ll provide that all-important attention to detail

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.

Plan your celebration at our Yorkshire Dales hotel

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?

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Why not join us for an action-packed October half-term holiday?

Half-term holidays at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

There’s so much to do in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales this October half-term it’s difficult to know where to begin! Whether you like nothing more than exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside or scaring yourself silly at a Halloween themed event, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Why visit the Yorkshire Dales this October?

One of our top picks for October half-term is an action packed week of spooky events scheduled to take place in the beautiful Dales village of Kilnsey. Just a short drive or easy bus trip from Skipton, Kilnsey is one of the prettiest villages in the National Park and during half-term this  October, Kilnsey will be home to a whole range of great activities, including crafts, face painting and a carved pumpkin hunt. For further information please see

Ingleton Zombie Trail seems to get scarier each year but if you’re brave enough to come along, you’ll find it’s one of the highlights of the year for zombie fanatics! To find out more or to book, please visit

Bats and Beasties is fun trail around the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes. Why not take part in the spooky trail around the museum, with Halloween crafts in the creation station. For further information please see

Thornton Hall Farm Park is within easy reach of the Rendezvous and during half-term they’ll be running a series of Halloween by Day events, including scary mazes, pumpkin carving and face painting – perfect for younger members of the family.

These are just a few of the half-term events and activities scheduled to take place in and around Skipton and the Dales this October. Don’t forget that this gorgeous corner of Yorkshire is criss-crossed by some of the most beautiful walking routes in England and when combined with lovely villages and market towns, offers the perfect location for a well-deserved autumn break.

For further information on events in Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales, please see:

Contact us to book your stay in our Yorkshire Dales Hotel

To find out more or to make a reservation, why not get in touch with us today?


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Skipton is named as the happiest place in the UK

Welcome to Skipton – the happiest place in Britain

We love our location on the outskirts of the lovely North Yorkshire town of Skipton and were absolutely thrilled to see that it has been officially recognised as being the happiest place in Britain! The Office for National Statistics carries out an annual survey to determine which is the best (and the worst) place to live in the UK and the results have shown that Craven District has come out on top!

The survey found that people who live in Craven District have the most life satisfaction and the lowest anxiety rating – something which we think is a result of living in a welcoming, friendly community, surrounding by stunning countryside!

Don’t take our work for it though – why not come and see Skipton and Craven District for yourself? There’s so much to see and do in and around Skipton; from our award-winning high street, fascinating attractions such as Skipton Castle and the beautiful, unique landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Book your stay at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton

The Rendezvous is situated in a fantastic location on the outskirts of Skipton, overlooking the picturesque Skipton Canal. The ideal base for exploring Skipton, Craven and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, here at the Rendezvous we’d love to extend a warm Yorkshire welcome to you and your family. We provide high quality hotel accommodation for couples, families and single travellers. We also offer award-winning group holidays and Skipton is the ideal location for a great group holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

If you would like to find out more or to make a reservation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today – we’d love to hear from you and to welcome you to the happiest place in the UK!

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