Discover one of the UK’s best hotel wedding venues – as voted for by couples

Falcon Manor is putting Yorkshire wedding venues on the map with a big win at The Wedding Industry Awards 2023…

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 30.11.2022

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We all expect our wedding to be one of the best days of our lives.

After all, we’re committing ourselves to the best person we’ve found. We want only our favourite people there to celebrate with us. And we don’t want to have to worry about a thing.

Obviously, budgets vary and priorities differ. But what remains true for every couple is that they want their wedding day to be the best representation of them, the best celebration of them, possible. Brides and grooms want to do justice to their wedding day. And that can come down to details like the flavour of their wedding cake, their choice of song for their first dance or the colours in their flower arrangements.

It goes without saying, then, that couples will want the best wedding venues UK wide in which to bring all these details together, too.

So, what if we told you that one of the best wedding hotel venues in the country was right here on our doorstep?

Don’t think we’re using the word ‘best’ here lightly, by the way. This isn’t just in our opinion. We’re talking about the performing above all its competitors, independently verified by the people who matter – ie. newlyweds – kinda best.

What we mean is Falcon Manor.


Honouring its former elegance as a historic manor house while embracing modern technology and conveniences in its redesign, Falcon Manor hotel & restaurant in Settle is a romantic wedding venue that can be exclusively yours for your special day.

Surrounded by breath-taking vistas of the rolling North Yorkshire countryside beyond, (that provide some pretty epic backdrops for your wedding photographs), Falcon Manor can host everything from intimate celebrations to lavish ceremonies.

So, it’s little wonder that this charismatic, flexible and irrepressibly romantic wedding venue has recently won Best Hotel Wedding Venue at the Yorkshire & North East finals of The Wedding Industry Awards 2023.

In fact, it was one of four venues managed by exclusive hospitality group James’ Places that picked up awards in the ‘best wedding venue’ categories around the country.

As a regional winner, Falcon Manor will go through to the national finals, which takes place on Wednesday 25th January, 2023 at The Underglobe in London.

Designed to acknowledge and celebrate excellence within the wedding industry, perhaps the most exciting thing about The Wedding Industry Awards is that all winners are chosen based on reviews from couples married at the nominated venues.

So, not only has Falcon Manor impressive a panel of experts from within the wedding industry; it’s also got a firm seal of approval from ordinary folk like you and me, who want a wedding day they can remember happily forever.


Capacity: 87 daytime guests; up to 150 evening guests

Accommodation: 16 bedrooms

Nestled within private grounds on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in the historical market town of Settle, the magnificent Falcon Manor offers an impressive yet intimate wedding venue – exclusively for you.

Rescued from neglect back in 2015, Falcon Manor has been sympathetically restored, redecorated and relaunched as one of the most romantic wedding venues in the Yorkshire Dales.

Strong and determined on the outside, yet beautiful, warm and elegant on the inside, the architecture, gardens and rolling landscape of this rural estate all combine to breath-taking effect on your wedding day, with no shortage of photo opportunities to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

Best of all, Falcon Manor is an exclusive-use wedding venue so, as the happy couple, you can enjoy spread out your celebration across the whole hotel and book any and every bedroom for your special day. Talk about a country house takeover…

The Ceremony Room and Function Suite

Fully licensed for civil ceremonies, Falcon Manor is able to accommodate more than 80 guests in the beautiful Garden Room, where light-filled interiors open out onto the terraces, gardens and countryside beyond. This is where your ceremony and wedding breakfast will take place; feature lighting and a luxurious, natural design ensure your chosen theme will always be complemented.  

Unashamedly romantic, there’s something so poignant and dramatic about saying your vows against the backdrop of the majestic Yorkshire Dales. And as day becomes night, the beauty of Falcon Manor only intensifies as it takes on the ambience of a fairy tale castle: strong and secure against the wilds of the Yorkshire countryside.

Food & Drink

The Falcon Manor team devote themselves to providing incredible food and unparalleled service.

Throughout their menu options, they use high quality produce sourced from Yorkshire’s natural larder to create an unforgettable wedding breakfast for you and your guests.

Want to try before you buy? Makes sense. Drop into one of Falcon Manor’s regular taster evenings so you can choose your ideal menu with your partner, friends and family.


Personalised to perfection

For your wedding day to really be the best it can be, it has to truly represent you and your partner – which is why those finishing touches are so important.

At Falcon Manor, you can enjoy a personalised gin bar (complete with personalised labels on every bottle of the good stuff), or your choice of cask ales with personalised Bowland Brewery pump clips, to inject even more personality into proceedings.

Grounds and photo opportunities

Inside, outside and all around Falcon Manor there are photo opportunities galore.

Indoors, the grandeur of the manor’s architecture is complimented by its opulent décor – think roaring log fires, high-vaulted ceilings and elegantly carved staircases – while outside the manor is framed by the fells of the Yorkshire Dales.

Together with the estate’s manicured gardens, Falcon Manor’s natural surroundings combine to create a show-stopping backdrop that feels made for special occasions.

An outdoor wedding venue, too

If your dream day is outside in the spring or summer sunshine, then Falcon Manor has the flexibility to become the most decadent of outdoor wedding venues.

Enjoy your ceremony and drinks reception outside in their Summer Pavilion for the ultimate English country garden feel to proceedings – complete with lawn games. After all, is there anything better than celebrating in the sun?

A wedding venue with accommodation

For many wedding parties now, the fun doesn’t start or stop on the big day.

More of us are wanting to get together the night before the ceremony for a few drinks to calm our nerves and go over any last-minute details with our bridesmaids and groomsmen.

We’re also increasingly opting to stay overnight at wedding venues, too – whether they’re ours, our best friend’s or our second-cousin Sophie’s. Well, no-one wants to be faffing on booking taxis when the best songs of the night are coming on, do they?

This is where Falcon Manor add another string to their bow. With 16 boutique bedrooms – each offering comfort, chic décor and astounding views in abundance, breakfast in the morning and all available exclusively for your wedding party – there’s absolutely no reason this chapter of your love story needs to finish at midnight.

To find out more about Falcon Manor, visit their website or get in touch via email or on 01729 823 814

You can also follow this Yorkshire wedding venue on Facebook and Instagram

Falcon Manor, Skipton Road, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9BD

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