•on December 9th, 2011
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In 1625 the Old Deanery was built on the site of part of the former monastery of St Wilfred, for use by the Canon-in-Residence.
The principal feature of the house is the fine 17th century oak staircase. Except for the two rooms in the 1799 range, all the ground floor rooms have 17th century moulded plaster cornices as have some of the first floor rooms.
Some ‘ancient groining’ was revealed during the alterations of 1859 which added the bay windows to the front. In digging the foundations for the eastern of these windows three human skeletons were unearthed. This was the time when Lewis Carroll was visiting Ripon.
In later years the army used the building during the Second World War. In 1945 the building was converted to a restaurant. In April 1974, workmen discovered a door which had been invisibly encased in an outer wall of the building for an estimated 150 years. The door was still on its hinges and it was decided to use it as the main entrance to the restaurant, which it remained until 1990.
In more recent years, a full refurbishment of this grade two listed red star building and the interior was embarked upon in 2001 to provide the 10 bedroomed hotel and restaurant as seen today.
The location opposite the Cathedral in Ripon is beautifully positioned, close to Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales, in the heart of North Yorkshire.
The attractive terraced gardens with a backdrop of weeping willows, together with tables and parasols (weather permitting), are accessed through french doors from the garden room, adding to the charm of this historic but very stylish building, which is a truly unique and attractive venue for a very special occasion.
•on October 21st, 2011
The Old Deanery Wedding Photography
Sarah & Neil tied the knot back in October last year, infact it’s nearly 12 months – Happy Anniversary guys!!!
After nearly 14 years of friendship Sarah from Leafy Couture and Neil married at the Old Deanery in Ripon, North Yorkshire on 23rd October 2010.
The Old Deanery has such a historic feel with a striking over sized staircase at the entrance, beautiful fireplaces, wooden floors, stunning gardens and real fires. The staff are amazing and very accommodating.
Sarah is an amazing florist so we knew the details and flowers were going to be fab, however we were actually blown away on the day and as you can see from the images below some real thought and dedication had gone into this very special wedding.
The colour’s on the day included warm pinks and reds in the flowers and consisted of mainly roses, cymbidium orchids, ranunculus and viburnum berries with ivy and galax leaves, these complimented the metallic tones of the rest of the décor. Sarah wanted it to feel luxurious and opulent (and it certainly did that!).
Sarah’s dress was from a huge Oxfam bridal store in Bradford that stocked wedding dresses, the dress she fell in love with turned out to be a Pronovias gown in ivory silk, the bridesmaids (4 of them) wore a mixture of dresses purchased from Karen Millen, Coast and LK Bennett.
The amazing headpiece and cuff were made by the fantastic Jane at HF Couture, she used vintage broaches and gifts from Sarah’s mother and bridesmaid to create the stunning piece.
The jazz band were The Dixie Land Jazz Quartet (of which Neils father is a member).
Sarah’s Grandma lovingly baked the cake and The Deli on Duck Hill in Ripon supplied the cheesecake, the pork pies were from the brilliant Appleton’s of Ripon.
This wedding has featured in Wedding Magazine and Brides up North.
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