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Wedding Ceremony Venue:The Black Swan Hotel

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Weddings at the Black Swan

Weddings at the Black Swan

Weddings at the Black Swan

Businesses across the Yorkshire Coast are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Please check the individual website for reopening dates, opening times and booking details.

We recommend you follow current public health advice and maintain social distancing.


Do you dream of a romantic country wedding day? A picturesque, historic setting, blended with understated elegance and timeless style?

There is always a sense of occasion here at The Black Swan Hotel. Whether you are looking for somewhere to tie the knot, or to celebrate your nuptials, the emphasis here is on quality, first class service, attention to detail and warm hospitality.

Beyond the bustling atmosphere of the pretty marketplace, in which we are located, there is a choice of private reception areas, each with their own distinct character, including our tranquil walled garden.

Whether you plan an intimate wedding or large exclusive use house party style celebration, we will work with you to complement the ambience and style of your event perfectly. In addition to your choice of wedding package, your dedicated wedding planner will create those special touches for you, ensuring that your wedding day is unique.

At The Black Swan Hotel in Helmsley Yorkshire you can relax and enjoy a wonderful day, which will delight your guests and stay in your hearts forever.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Public toiletsRegional Tourist Board Member


Wedding Co-ordinator


Market Place,
YO62 5BJ



See location of The Black Swan Hotel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 612838  Lat: 54.24624 Long: -1.06230

By Road:
Helmsley is 14 miles east of Thirsk on the A170 heading towards Scarborough. We are located at the end of the Market Place.

By car, the hotel is approximately 30 minutes from York, 40 minutes from Harrogate & Teesside, and approximately 25 minutes from the A1M.

By Public Transport:
The nearest main line railway station is York Station with connections to Malton Station (20 minutes) and Thirsk Station (20 minutes). Pick ups from all stations can be arranged.

By Air:

Durham Tees Valley Airport (60 minutes) and Leeds Bradford Airport (60 minutes) are the closest international airports. Transfers to and from the airports can be arranged.

Helicopters can land in the grounds of Duncombe Park, just a few minutes stroll from the hotel.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu