Chapelgarth Estate
Chapelgarth Estate
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New North Yorkshire venue makes prestigious awards finals

One of the region’s newest venues is the only one in North Yorkshire to have made the finals for two prestigious awards- less than a year after holding its first wedding

Chapelgarth Estate in Great Broughton, near Stokesley, has been singled out as one of the best wedding venues by the 2018 English Wedding Awards, despite only holding its first event last July. It was nominated by members of the public.

In addition, the venue’s owner- Marcella Sutcliffe- was also shortlisted in the wedding coordinator category.

The awards recognise the best venues and hosts across the country that work to offer something different and individual for brides and grooms.

Chapelgarth Estate is a traditional English country home, dating back to 1909, fully refurbished by the Sutcliffe family featuring seven individual-designed bedrooms set in acres of grounds at the foot of the North York Moors National Park.

The estate hosts a wide variety of weddings for all ages from young couples to those in their 70s and marquee weddings for up to 160 guests. In addition, Chapelgarth can cater for events such as birthdays, hen weekends and writing retreats.

The venue was singled out against a number of top venues including Swinton Park near Ripon, Waterton Park Hotel in Wakefield, Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield, Ox Pasture Hall near Scarborough and the Woodlands Hotel in Leeds.

Marcella Sutcliffe runs Chapelgarth Estate with her husband, Johnny, and worked with national and international wedding experts to launch the venue.

Marcella said: “To have made the shortlist is a huge boost for our small, family-run business. We’ve been selected along with venues that have reputations spanning decades and considering we only held out first wedding last July, it’s quite staggering.

“Since July, we’ve been really busy with a range of weddings and events as people look for something a little different. We are a quintessentially English country home and we guarantee an exclusive, intimate event.”

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