Our Gorgeous Summer Wedding at Falcon Manor – we knew it was going to be incredibly special!

Daniel & Adele Delaney tied the knot at Falcon Manor on 30 July 2016

We had a small number of requirements when we were looking for
our wedding venue; we wanted a venue which oozed character, and somewhere with
enough accommodation available for close friends and family. Gardens were a
must because ours was a summer wedding, however, we didn’t want a large venue
where guests could become separated. We had
been to a wedding at Mitton Hall (also a James’ Places venue) and it seemed
really personal to the couple, and Falcon Manor was just the same.

Location-wise, we considered anywhere
within an hour and a half drive from where we lived so that evening guests
could have the option to drive. We also wanted somewhere rural and open with
beautiful scenery, and Falcon Manor was exactly that.

We booked approximately 20 months
prior to our wedding day. The venue was being renovated at the time and there
was no set plan on the decor of the main room, but we knew from the theme
boards they provided at the open event that it would be done to a fabulous standard and would be a classy, country
manor style, similar to what we had seen at other James’ Places venues.

The location of Falcon Manor is so
beautiful; Settle is a gorgeous market town in one of the most scenic areas of
the Yorkshire Dales. The building itself is full of character and the garden
space provided truly stunning views. From
the very first time we visited Falcon Manor, the team there were so
enthusiastic; for James’ Places it was
their first venue to be opened within Yorkshire and we knew it was going
to be incredibly special. Our events co-ordinator couldn’t do enough for us and
went out of her way to assist us with anything we asked for. She was so
passionate about the choices we had made for how to dress the function room.

There are so many beautiful features
that make for amazing photo opportunities. The entrance hallway has a huge open
fireplace that makes you feel warm and cosy as soon as you walk in.Every room
is filled with beautiful ornaments and everything contained within is a
feature on its own; the huge fluffy lampshades set the main room off and look
so pretty on our photographs. Both bar areas are full of character and have
striking features. The staircase is very grand and offered huge potential for
photos. The small ‘snug’ room has a beautiful fireplace area and looks down
onto the gardens where we took lots of pictures outside on the stone steps. The gardens themselves are so full of
colour with open fields and hills stretching behind them. One of my
favourite photos is taken at the front of the venue; the building is just
beautiful and from arriving in the wedding car it looked nothing other than

We had lots of
lace, logs, jam jars, pearls, hessian and our colour theme was peach. Our florist was
Hedgehogg, based in Colne. They filled our jars
with gypsophilia and assorted peach flowers, and supplied fishbowls for
the bouquets to stand in on the top table. We supplied most of the table
dressing ourselves, and the venue kindly set everything up for us. Our whole
theme matched the venue perfectly, but it would
be impossible to have a wedding that doesn’t look amazing there, because
the rooms are styled so beautifully already.

On the day, the team at Falcon Manor
made everything run seamlessly, they were polite to the guests and catered really
well for those who wanted non-alcoholic drinks or had food allergies. I have
never heard guests so complimentary about a wedding venue before. The food was
undoubtedly the best of any wedding we’ve been to before (and we’re not saying that because we are biased). We
thank them all hugely for giving us a truly memorable day.


Manor Skipton Road, Settle,
North Yorkshire BD24 9BD www.falconmanor.co.uk


Photographer – Cat Powell www.ctimages.co.uk

Flowers – Hedgehogg Florist www.hedgehogg.co.uk

Transport – Special Wedding Cars www.specialweddingcars.co.uk

Singer – Matthew Stephens www.matthewstephens.net

letters – Love is Sweet Things

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