East Yorkshire has it all, from the beauty of the undulating hills of the Yorkshire Wolds to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Hull, the UK’s City of Culture 2017.
For the bride with her heart set on a country wedding, there is a charming and serene landscape of ancient villages, medieval towns and a hotchpotch selection of grand estates, stately homes, historic halls and cosy manors. Choose a rustic stone barn with a riverside setting or an ancient abbey or priory with heritage and history at every turn. There are plenty of contemporary venues as well, plus locations where you can marry in the great outdoors, communing with nature and using tipis to house your guests.
Life in the Yorkshire Wolds has a lovely unhurried pace so you can select your wedding venue away from the more commercial providers in the hotspots of the south east of England. There are historic, rural approved venues all over the UK but East Yorkshire has a charm and tranquillity all its own. A bit of a well-kept secret when it comes to tourism, East Yorkshire is not overwhelmed with visitors so you should find it reasonably easy to plan your date if you want a spring or summer wedding.
The former East Riding has it was previously known has a selection of attractive and historic market towns which can provide the perfect backdrop for a wedding or offer accommodation for your wedding party if you plan to marry in the country. Howden is one such example, located in the Vale of York, Howden is a pretty minster town with a Georgian centre and cobbled streets, and lovely views of the town and beyond, just perfect for a stylish grand day or an intimate family celebration.
East Yorkshire has a coastline around 53 miles long and fronting the North Sea. It is an area of great geological variety with high cliffs, caves and coves and plenty of birdlife. Flamborough Head and the surrounding area is recognised as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) but if you are looking for the traditional seaside resort setting for your wedding day then choose between Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea.
If the metropolis is what the bride has set her heart on then Hull will not disappoint with a diverse range of traditional and contemporary venues all across this vibrant city. There are plenty of options for a waterside wedding or a reception with a nautical flavour as Hull is a port on the Humber Estuary.
East Yorkshire has good access from the A1(M) and the county sits on the East Coast Mainline railway with regular high-speed services from London King’s Cross. The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford which is just over seventy miles away from Hull.