There are so many decisions to make when planning a wedding and finding the perfect venue for you and your partner should be a really exciting part of the process! Here at Marriott, we pride ourselves on having luxurious, unique venues that are perfectly designed to make your big day stand out from the rest. We spoke to Tom Rose, Chief Memory Maker, to find out what makes York Marriott Hotel the perfect choice for your special day. The venue was even recently named Top Rated Venue 2021 in North Yorkshire by Wedding Dates!
Nestled within the extensive landscaped gardens at York Marriott Hotel is a beautiful terraced area featuring a traditional, vintage style wooden gazebo: the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony. Tom explains more: "The terrace can be set up as a champagne reception during the day or a casual, cosy seating area in the evening so that loved ones can hang up their dancing shoes and relax in a stunning, natural setting."
The gardens at York Marriott Hotel aren't just a picturesque location in their own right, but they also overlook York Racecourse which allows guests to enjoy a unique view of any racing action that might be taking place. The Memory Makers at York Marriott Hotel have helped numerous couples put their own personal mark on the terrace area, including extras such as extravagant flower arches and twinkling garden lights. Tom elaborates on what he loves most about the terrace: "It's such a beautiful outside space and the perfect setting for a magical outdoor ceremony… The gazebo looks especially beautiful when decorated with flowers!"
As we all know, the UK weather can be a little unpredictable and at York Marriott Hotel, as well as the magnificent outdoor space, you also have the option of an extensive range of striking indoor spaces that you can transform into your own unique backdrop with your ideal wedding decor. Whether you're planning an intimate ceremony or an extravagant celebration, the Memory Makers at the hotel are on hand to make sure your day is even better than you could have imagined, so you don't have to worry about a thing.
"The Classics Suite is flooded with natural light and elegantly decorated to create the perfect setting for your wedding," Tom explains, and with the area capable of holding up to 150 people, you'll have plenty of room for all your friends and family! With its own bar, this suite is also a wonderful choice for a more exclusive feel. For those of you looking for a more intimate vibe, ask our Memory Makers about The Stables – the perfect choice for mingling, or The County Suite, ideal for a more intimate gathering.
Location, Location, Location
York Marriott Hotel is perfectly located just outside of York city centre which means you and your guests can celebrate away from all the hustle and bustle, but still within easy reach of the city for any last minute shopping, or post-wedding exploring! There is a calming atmosphere throughout the hotel which helps even the most nervous of couples feel relaxed in the lead up to their big day.
"Choosing to have your wedding at York Marriott Hotel means you can extend the celebrations by encouraging your loved ones to take a well-earned break and stay the night!" Tom suggests. The hotel has over 150 bedrooms and complimentary on-site parking, so guests from near or far can take the short walk to their room at the end of the evening and enjoy 4-star luxury at York Marriott Hotel.
Wedding planning can be hectic but by the time your big day arrives, everything will be arranged so you can relax and enjoy your day. What better way to do so than by booking into the salon at York Marriott Hotel to ensure you feel incredible when walking down the aisle? Whether you're looking for a wedding-ready manicure or a relaxing massage, there is a spa package perfect for you and your other half, you and your bridesmaids.
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience, so when looking for the perfect venue it's important to find somewhere that you can put your own mark on and make unique to you as a couple. The York Marriott Hotel offers beautiful spaces inside and out, and both you and your guests can take advantage of one of a number of facilities to ensure the big day is an experience to remember!
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