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Frequently Asked
Questions

How long can you provisionally hold a date for us?
We can provisionally hold a date for you for 1 week, allowing you time to contact the Registrar or local church.

When do we need to pay for our wedding?

We ask for a £1,000 deposit to secure your date with us, then the balance is payable 14 days before your wedding.

How many guests can you accommodate?
We can accommodate up to 140 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, and up to 200 guests for your evening reception.

Are you licensed for civil ceremonies?
The Netherside Suite and the Conservatory are licensed for civil ceremonies, providing two rooms for you to choose from for your ceremony. The Conservatory seats up to 50 guests for your ceremony and The Netherside Suite seats up to 140 guests.

How do I arrange the Civil Ceremony/Civil Partnership?
You need to contact the Registrar to confirm that they can attend on the date and time you would like. The Registrar will guide you through the details which you need to provide in advance of your wedding.

You may contact the registrar at:
Skipton Registration Office, Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ.
Telephone: 01609 780780
Email: registrars.skipton@northyorks.gov.uk

How long will our ceremony last?
Ceremonies usually last around 30 minutes.

Can I get married at a church instead?
You may choose whether to get married with us, at a local church or registry office.

St. Michael and All Angels Church, Linton
Grassington Congregational Church
Grassington Methodist Church
St. Margaret Clitherow, Threshfield

Can we hold just a reception with you?

Yes, we can host your wedding reception without a ceremony. Couples often choose to do this when they have been married abroad.

Will there be another wedding taking place on the same day?
No, we only host one wedding per day, ensuring you and your guests receive the service and attention to detail you deserve.

Who will be the point of contact in the lead-up to our wedding?
Angela our Wedding Coordinator will be your point of contact from your first venue viewing all the way through to your wedding day. She has years of experience planning weddings and will be on hand to guide you through the planning and preparation for your day. You may contact Angela on events@gamekeeperinn.co.uk

Do you have accommodation on-site?
We have a selection of bedrooms, lodges and a house on-site for you and your guests. Angela, our Wedding Coordinator will work with you to allocate accommodation to your guests. You are not required to book all of the accommodation, but we request that you confirm your requirements and rooming list 6 weeks prior to your wedding. Check in is at 3pm and check out is at 10am. If any guests wish to get ready at the hotel on the morning of the wedding, we would recommend that they book a room for the night before the wedding. Payment for accommodation is not required upfront, guests may pay on check out. We also have a list of local accommodation providers should you need further accommodation. Please visit the Weddings page on our website where you can download a list of recommended suppliers including accommodation providers.

Is there somewhere we can get ready on the morning of our wedding?
We have a selection of bedrooms, lodges and a house on-site so you are more than welcome to book to stay the night before your wedding. Many bridal parties choose to stay with us the night before their wedding and have a pre-wedding dinner with their closest friends and family.

Is there parking for our guests?
We have plenty of complimentary parking for your guests. We also have space for minibuses and coaches should you choose to use them to transport your guests.

Are there local taxis available?
Due to our rural location, taxis are very limited and must be booked in advance.
Dales Cab Company can be contacted on 07515868788.
Kettlewell Private Hire Taxi Service can be contacted on 01756 761646, 07940753524 or frank_i@btinternet.com

What is the changeover plan from ceremony to reception?
Once your ceremony has taken place, you and your guests will enjoy drinks on the terrace and gardens while your photographs are taken. If the weather does not allow for this, then you may move into our bar area during this time. We will take around 90 minutes to changeover the room and will dress the room for you including table decorations, name cards and favours.

Do we have to do speeches?
It is your choice whether speeches feature as part of your day. Some couples choose to do their speeches before their wedding breakfast and some choose to do them after dessert. We have a microphone available should you wish to use it.

May we try the food before we choose our wedding menu?
You may arrange a wedding menu tasting with Angela, our Wedding Coordinator, allowing you to sample everything from canapés to desserts before choosing your final menu. Wedding menu tastings are £30 per person.

Do all of our guests have to eat the same food or may we provide a choice of dishes?
You may choose up to 2 starters, 3 main courses and 2 desserts for your wedding breakfast menu. This is to include vegetarian and vegan options. We will need a pre-order for each guest 6 weeks before your wedding day. If you choose the weekday wedding buffet menu, you may only choose one menu for your guests. All menus may be found in our wedding brochure.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?
We are happy to cater for allergies and dietary requirements, please ask your guests to specify this on their pre-order, and arrange any alterations to the menu with your Wedding Coordinator.

Can you cater for children?
We have a separate children’s menu which can be viewed in our wedding brochure.

Are we able to bring in outside caterers?

No, we supply all your food requirements from our kitchen as well as all your drinks packages to ensure that a consistently high standard is provided for you and your guests.

Do all evening guests have to be catered for?
We kindly request that you provide food for 70% of your evening guests to ensure that no one is left hungry!

Do you have a resident DJ?

No, we have a list of recommended DJs in our wedding brochure but you are more than welcome to hire one of your own choice. Any entertainers will be required to provide a copy of their public liability insurance in advance.

Do you have a master of ceremonies?
Yes we have a master of ceremonies who will guide you and your guests through your day.

Can you recommend local suppliers?
Please visit the Weddings page on our website where you can download a full list of local suppliers including florists, jewellers and cake makers. You do not have to use these suppliers, and may use any supplier of your choice.

Are chair covers included?
White chair covers and a coloured sash of your choice are included with your package. Should you wish to change your chairs to chiavari or cross-back chairs, these may be hired from Creative Events for an additional charge.

Do you have high chairs?
Yes, please let your Wedding Coordinator know which guests will require a high chair.

Are we able to bring in external decor professionals?

Yes, The Netherside Suite is yours to decorate in any theme you like for your wedding day. You may also use external suppliers such as photo booths and sweet carts.

Can we have candles?
Yes, you must ensure they are in a safe stand or candle holder.

Can you provide an easel for our table plan?
We provide a complimentary wooden easel for your table plan.

Can you provide a cake stand and knife?
Yes we have a cake knife and choice of stands. Alternatively, you may provide your own.

Can we play our own music on the day?
We can plug any device into our sound system with an aux cable connection. You are more than welcome to prepare playlists for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Don’t forget to bring a charger!

Do you have disabled access?
We have disabled access to both the Conservatory and Netherside Suite and also have an accessible toilet and bedroom with a wet room.

What time will our wedding end?

We have an alcohol licence until 11pm and music licence to 11.45pm. Most weddings end at midnight.

Do we have use of your leisure centre facilities?

Yes, any guests staying with us will have complimentary use of the facilities as residents of the hotel. We also have beauticians and a hairdresser on site.

Do you have a minimum requirement for numbers of guests?

Yes, for Friday, Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday weddings we do require your guest list to be 60 or over.

Do you allow confetti?

Yes, as long as it's the biodegradable kind.

Do you allow fireworks?
Unfortunately fireworks are not allowed in the grounds.

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