£5500 - £6500 for Venue Hire
Up to 450
136 Bedrooms
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The Old Swan is an elegant and romantic hotel set in the quiet Montpellier quarter of Harrogate and is the perfect venue for your special day
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If you are looking at hosting a self-catered wedding, then look no further than The Old Swan. Our self-catered wedding packages include room hire, tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, glassware, hire of the private banqueting kitchens and a complimentary suite for the night of your wedding. Call our team today to find out more about our self-catered wedding packages.

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If you're looking at having a wedding breakfast only, we can offer a range of menus to fit your taste. Our menus are expertly created by our Head Chef and can also be tailored to meet your needs.

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If you are not looking at a wedding package as such, we can provide you with a price per person to include your choice of drinks packages, food and other items to complete your special day. While our packages are incredibly flexible, we can also build a bespoke package for you with exactly what you need for your special day.

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We offer a range of packages, from our Classic Package which begins at £3,200.00 and includes 55 day and evening guests to our Royal Package which begins at £6,190.00 for 80 day guests and 100 evening guests. You can add extras to any of our packages, including additional day guests, additional evening guests, décor and much more. Call us today and we will find the best wedding package that fits your dream as well as your budget.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
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Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Set in a quiet quarter of the spa town of Harrogate, The Old Swan exudes all the romance of its fascinating past. Surrounded by private lawns and with spacious elegantly-proportioned rooms and luxurious four poster guest suites, The Old Swan has all the grandeur that befits the most important day of your life. Our dedicated wedding team are here to look after you and we're highly experienced in ensuring the day will run as smoothly and enjoyably as possible, for you and your guests. We would be delighted to speak to you about your ideas and share some new ones with you - to turn a great day into an unforgettable one. As your wedding car arrives in front of the grand entrance, your photographer will have the perfect opportunity for beautiful pictures. Enter through impressive revolving doors into our fine hallway and the elegant atmosphere will lend an air of excitement and expectation. Because we are licensed for civil ceremonies, you can choose from a selection of reception rooms to take your vows, or you can marry in our romantic Garden Pavilion on the lawns, festooned with the flowers you have chosen, as your guests look on. The Old Swan has a selection of rooms that are perfect for small intimate events, or a lavish party for up to 400 guests, including our famous Garden Ballroom or our magnificent glass-ceilinged Wedgwood Suite. Mingle with your guests on the lawns for your reception drinks and canapés, and your wedding breakfast will be set just as you planned it, featuring the menus you have carefully chosen from our extensive selection. We know that your wedding day is the realisation of your dreams, so let us offer you a variety of flexible wedding packages or tailor-make an event so it is as individual as you are - your dreams start here.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Elisha Jennings
Every couple and every wedding is truly unique and your venue needs to accommodate the vision you have of your dream wedding. The Old Swan Hotel is a grand venue that lends itself to beautiful gardens, bright and spacious rooms, and fantastic food. Whatever your vision, The Old Swan Hotel is the perfect venue for your special day. Contact me today to discuss your dreams and I'll tell you how we can turn them into reality!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Rebecca & Jamie
Happy couple Married on November
November 2019
Fairy Tale
Hello Elisha. I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday our day couldn’t have gone any smoother, everything was to such a high standard and we were overwhelmed by how well everything went and how much care went into everything. Thank you so much from the bottom of mine and Jamie’s hearts for making our fairy tale dreams come true.
Charlotte and Marco Sarussi
Happy couple Married on August
August 2019
The Most Perfect Day
We got married at the Old Swan at the end of August and it was the most perfect day! From the months of planning that went into it, to the day itself, the staff of Old Swan were so professional. A special mention to Elisha who took the time to answer my many emails in the planning stages! The Old Swan provided a very flexible and personal service. The bridal suite was very spacious, which allowed myself and the bridesmaids to all get ready together. The Master of Ceremonies, Kate, was very friendly and helped the day run smoothly. The food was of a very high standard, and accommodated different dietary requirements (GF, vegetarian). The gardens provided a perfect backdrop for our wedding photos, which we will treasure forever :) there was no one else around, so we didn't feel overlooked whilst the photos were being taken. We had such an enjoyable, stress-free day, and have to thank the Old swan staff for putting in all the hard work behind the scenes
Sarah and Mark
Happy couple Married on July
July 2019
You Helped Turn our Dreams into Reality
Thank you so much for everything you did to help us with our wedding. Elisha helped to turn our dreams into reality and created the perfect wedding for us. We couldn't have done it without you and all the staff at The Old Swan.
Kelly & Chris
Happy couple Married on June
June 2019
Can't Thank You Enough
Thank you so much we had such an amazing day. Elisha made me at ease and was so helpful in organising everything and Chris made sure everything ran well and really looked after us on the day. Can’t thank you enough!
Hanna and Josh
Happy couple Married on June
June 2019
A Day to Remember Forever
Hi Elisha I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help in the run up to our wedding on the 14th June. We had the most beautiful day and everything at the hotel was amazing. Staff were friendly and happy to help and my stay in the bridal suite was perfect with all my bridesmaids. Can’t thank you enough for helping me to prepare for the day and ensuring it all went smoothly! A day to remember forever. Thank you!
Marie Steel
Happy couple Married on June
June 2019
Would definitely recommend The Old Swan Hotel
I would recommend The Old Swan Hotel to friends and family because everyone was so friendly and helpful and helped make our special day perfect. The food was excellent and to a very high standard and the bar staff were very friendly. Elisha and Chris both went above and beyond for us, nothing was too much trouble.
Location & Contact Details


The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR, England

Travel Notes

If you are travelling from Ripon, follow Ripon Road and turn right onto Swan Road straight after passing Southlands Home. If you are travelling from Leeds, follow Leeds Road to the Prince of Wales Roundabout. Take the second exit onto West Park and follow the road straight ahead before turning left onto Montpellier Hill. At the bottom of the hill, take the second exit at the Crown Roundabout and follow the road round to the right, past the pump rooms before taking a left turn onto Swan Road.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Harrogate Train Station

Nearest Airport

Leeds Bradford

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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

It's very hard to say because every wedding is very different but we love weddings that have surprises. Recently, we had a swan shaped ice sculpture that was unveiled to all the guests during the evening. They liked it even more when they found out it could be used as a luge and that the couple had ordered lots of bottles of vodka! The best weddings are when all the guests are just thoroughly enjoying themselves and there is a great atmosphere. There are lots of things you can do to ensure that your guests are having a great time, but some form of entertainment is always a good idea and keeps the guests in good spirits throughout the whole day.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Just don't panic! It's likely that things aren't always going to go to plan - it could rain on the day, you might run a little bit late to the ceremony etc. but it's all things that can be dealt with on the day and there is no need to worry about them. When they do happen, you realise that the reason you're there is because you're marrying the person that you love, and that's enough for you to have an amazing day and that the small things you do worry about become unimportant.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We see so much creativity and variety with the weddings we host and each one always has a gorgeous personal touch to it. We did have a couple that were keen cyclists and their cake stand was actually a bicycle built for two, which had their names written across it. It was just so lovely to see such an original idea and it really wowed their guests.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

• Elegant • Romantic • Charming • Welcoming • Historic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many fantastic photo opportunities as the hotel, as we have extensive gardens and lawns, but also the function rooms are so beautiful and characterful (especially good if it does rain on someone's big day). We are also only a minute's walk away from the Valley Gardens where there are also lots of photo opportunities. Harrogate is a truly beautiful place and there are lots of green spaces and historic buildings that create the perfect backdrop for romantic photographs.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We were the chosen retreat of the famous crime queen Agatha Christie, when she disappeared in the 1920s.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta, Mini Fish and Chips or Deep Fried Breaded Brie with a Cranberry Dip.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We offer a wide range of evening buffet options, which are paired perfectly with wedding cake. Our steak and onion ciabatta and our roasted vegetable with feta cheese baguettes always go down a treat.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

There are so many gorgeous features of the hotel, but our garden pavilion is truly gorgeous and one of the only outdoor venues in the area. We also have our huge Garden Ballroom, which is adjacent to the Red Lounge, creating a gigantic space and flexibility for wedding receptions. Our Wedgewood Restaurant has an ornate glass ceiling, which fills the room with sunlight. The hotel is very historic, so the architecture is very ornate and beautiful. There are so many amazing and unique features in the hotel!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our fantastic feedback and testimonials from previous couples.

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