A Stunning Destination Venue – Amy & David at The Coniston Hotel

Amy & David were married on Friday 20th October 2023 at The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa.

Photography: Hayley Baxter

Romantic Proposal
On Sunday 6 August 2023 Dave asked me a very special question in front of the gorgeous big waterfall at Ingleton Falls. The easiest yes of my life! It was the most special moment. The setting was so peaceful and quiet with nobody around, it was absolutely perfect and very us.

Countryside Venue
The truly breathtaking grounds of The Coniston Estate meant we had absolutely found the perfect venue! A 1,400 acre beautiful estate, stunning scenery all around us and a beautiful lake was the icing on the cake! We didn’t want the fuss or the expense of a huge wedding, but something special, small and intimate, that meant everything to us. We just wanted to share our very special day, with those closest to us and enjoy our magnificent Yorkshire Dales venue.

Picture Perfect Setting
We were spoilt for choice on locations around the estate to capture our big day. Our chosen photographer, Hayley Baxter, what can we say other than wow! Hayley is amazing and exceeded our expectations. We chose Hayley for her natural relaxed style and her knowledge of The Coniston grounds were key. She is such a lovely down to earth, talented lady we felt like we’d known her for years. We had absolutely awful weather but the amber weather warning didn’t stop us! We powered on through those gales and sideways rain, lost a few umbrellas along the way but boy are we glad we did. Hayley delivered us some truly magical pictures, the autumnal colours of the grounds were simply stunning. We had such a giggle getting blown away and that’s what it’s all about! A laugh out loud moment was when Dave and I both nearly ended up with muddy bottoms heading down to the jetty. I slipped followed by my new hubby getting dragged behind me by my dress, I’m not quite sure how we stayed on our feet!

Standout Moments
Choosing to have our intimate wedding at The Coniston was the best decision we made. Winstons Barn, where our ceremony and wedding breakfast were held is so cosy and magical with the twinkling fairy lights. We had such a relaxed, special day in there. There is everything you could hope for and more. A beautiful destination venue with the gorgeous award-winning, Nàdarra Spa, we even managed to enjoy a little pamper and time to relax and really unwind. Our first day as Mr & Mrs Caunce was spent indulging in a delicious Pan Asian afternoon tea and cocktails, a relaxing couples massage and an outdoor bath experience. A perfect way to end our special weekend. We had so many special moments over the course of our wedding, it was just magical.

The Dream Team
Katie and the team were phenomenal throughout our special day. It’s clear The Coniston really do care. The team tailor-make your day so it’s just perfect for you and there aren’t many venues that will do that. Nothing was too much trouble for Katie and she was with us every step of the way!

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa

Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4EA


Photography: hbaxterphotography

Florist: roseandbloomlytham

Dress: Sottero & Midgley

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