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In The Spotlight: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

Ox Pasture Hall

Here at Warble we book entertainment for wedding venues all over UK and Europe but unfortunately it’s not very often we get to visit them which is such as shame as they always look so stunning.

So, when Ox Pasture Hall Hotel contacted us and asked if we’d like to visit them and sample some of their hospitality we literally bit their hand off!

The hotel is a 4 star luxury country house boutique hotel set in 17 acres within the North Yorkshire Moors and on our drive to the hotel we were a little worried the that stunning scenery on route may overshadow it… this, we are pleased to report was certainly not the case. From the beautiful lavender lined driveway to the quaint brick building, all within wonderfully manicured grounds, the whole setting couldn’t have been more perfect.

Ox Pasture Views

The hotel has 32 bedrooms and suites, which are all individually designed with varied layouts. We sampled a luxury suite with a King size bed and a separate lounge area with two huge windows over looking one of the lawns, a gazebo (perfect for watching the sunset from) and rolling hills and fields past this. The room was beautifully designed but also very practical and spacious and included everything you require including hairdryer, iron and ironing board etc along with a flat screen TV, wet room with a double ended bath, twin sinks, full vanity unit and a separate lounge area.

Bedroom Suite Ox Pasture

We arrived early afternoon – luckily, just in time for afternoon tea! We enjoyed a selection of sandwiches, scones, cake and tea, which was served in one of the comfortable lounges situated close to the bistro and bar area. The lounges have real log fires and huge comfy sofas, which make for a very cosy atmosphere.

Afternoon Tea

Along with the bar, lounges and bistro, Ox Pasture Hall also boasts The Courtyard Restaurant, which provides a real gourmet treat! The menu is contemporary and imaginative and they make a special effort to cater for all kinds of diets and requirements and can even offer full vegan and vegetarian menus if required. We were lucky enough to sample a 3 course meal plus an appetizer and it was very clear to see (and taste) why the restaurant has been awarded 2-rosettes – the only restaurant to have this in Scarborough apparently!

Food at the Ox Pasture

Not only is the hotel and the grounds picture perfect for a holiday or a weekend away, it has a tailor made function room called The Dovecote Suite and the whole set up couldn’t be more perfect for weddings – which obviously was very exciting for us.

The Dovecote Suite

The Dovecote suite was purpose built for weddings and evening functions and so it literally couldn’t be better laid out. It is in keeping with the style of the rest of the hotel but the décor inside has been kept very minimal so that each wedding or event can be absolutely bespoke to the bride and groom or organizer. It holds up to 150 guests and has a well stocked bar – the great news is that it is all in one room, which we always say, is key to a successful party!

Weddings at Dovecote

Ox Pasture Hall holds a civil license so they can hold civil weddings and civil partnerships and what’s more, they also hold an outdoor license so that weather permitting you can have your ceremony outside. Once you’ve seen the setting with the manicured gardens, gazebos, lake and rolling hills and countryside, you realize why this is such a fantastic option. Because we can’t always rely on the great British weather though, they have beautiful areas for the ceremony inside, including inside the Dovecote Suite which has huge patio doors so you will still have the backdrop of the North Yorkshire Moors!

Ox Pasture Hall

Ox Pasture Hall can literally cater for everything for your big day from the ceremony as mentioned above, through to the drinks reception – we imagined Pimms on the lawn in the Summer and mulled wine by the fire in one of the lounges in the Winter, followed by the Wedding Breakfast and ending with the evening reception. There is more than enough room for a full live band in the Dovecote suite and there are no sound limiters, which is a huge bonus!

Wedding in Yorkshire

To find out more details about weddings at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel you can visit their website here: www.oxpasturehallhotel.com/weddings

We had a fantastic time visiting Ox Pasture Hall! The setting is unbelievable, the staff were fantastic – very accommodating and helpful and the food was simply delicious. We couldn’t leave though without giving some thoughts to our perfect wedding entertainment package for this beautiful venue!

Ceremony: For this we would book The West Yorkshire Harpist. In the Summer, ideally situated under a gazebo in the gardens but it would be just as beautiful in the Dovecote Suite in the Winter.

Harpist for a Ceremony

Drinks reception: In the Summer we would imagine a roaming jazz band, similar to Street Three on the lawn or a string quartet such as Classic Strings under a gazebo along with a walkabout caricaturist, for example, Mick H who would provide the laughter along with a fabulous favour for your guests. In the Winter, the bar and lounges would be the perfect setting with their wonderful log fires, for a pianist like Mark the pianist or a rat pack singer such as Gary Sings Rat Pack along with a mix & mingle magician similar to Jay The Magician,who would literally mesmerize your guests!
Yorkshire Magician for hire

Wedding Breakfast: The Dovecote Suite would be perfect to hold a swing band, such as The Jazz Gents to perform background music during your meal, or, you could surprise your guests with some awesome singing waiters and waitresses similar to The Supreme Surprise Singers to make sure yours really is the wedding to remember!

Surprise Singing Waiters

Evening Reception: As the Dovecote suite is so perfectly suited for a live band, you really could end your big day in style and make sure everyone has the time of their lives with an amazing live band! There are so many to chose from depending on the style you like, from up-to-date Rock and Pop with The Playlist, vintage style with Black Cadillac or, if you can’t decide on one particular style, then Blue Heart Mitch and the Blazin Jacks can literally cater for all musical tastes!

Blue Heart Mitch Live Band

For more information on weddings at Ox Pasture Hall you can call them on 01723 365 295 or email info@oxpasturehallhotel.com.

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