Meet Me At The Altar – Elopement Wedding Packages

1st September 2022
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A big wedding isn't always for everyone, the potential stress, the organisation and not to mention the cost can all be huge turn offs for couples. For these reasons and many others, some couples are now exploring more intimate and less traditional affairs.

What exactly is eloping?

Eloping is becoming increasingly popular with some couples preferring to hold something small and intimate rather than a big and costly affair.

Eloping traditionally meant to run away and marry your loved one in secret in hurried or rushed circumstances. Gretna Green is of course the most famous of spots for these kind of romantic and secretive rendezvous.

Today’s term of elopement isn’t quite so secretive and is often referred to as a small and intimate wedding between just the two of you or alternatively in front of a small group of very close family and friends.

Photography: Kathryn Weddings

Why should we elope?

Eloping in simple terms is an alternative to the traditional style of wedding ceremony. Couples who choose to elope often find the experience wildly romantic, it’s a time to completely focus on each other and really appreciate the commitment they’re making to each other.

It’s also much better for the purse strings – with the average wedding now costing in excess of £20k. A small wedding package at our Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa venue starts from £1,995, which may help couples prioritise with spending money elsewhere – such as a once in a lifetime honeymoon perhaps?

It’s generally a much more relaxed affair, our packages offer a fully inclusive two day package which means everything is organised for you, all you need to worry about is what you’ll both wear and getting yourselves to your chosen venue.

Small wedding are also ideal for couples who don’t overly enjoy being thrust into the limelight, there’s no pressure to make your way round the room greeting those never seen cousins twice removed. You and your partner get the whole day to yourselves to enjoy in completely your own way and at a much slower pace.

What elopement or small wedding packages are available at Bolton Abbey Weddings?

There are two venues in our collection that are perfect for small intimate weddings in the Yorkshire Dales. The most perfect of countryside retreats, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa which is the epitome of a countryside bolthole. Packages include award winning food, spa treatments and lots of opportunities for hide-away moments. Or maybe the charismatic Devonshire Fell at Burnsall is more your style with its Edwardian elegance and views to get lost in. Both venues offer fully inclusive packages and an abundance of picture perfect backdrops for those all-important keep-sake images.

Photography in order of appearance: Colin Murdoch Studio, Photography by Kathryn & Hamish Irvine Photographer

Elopement Wedding Packages In The Yorkshire Dales

Just The Two Of Us - The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa - Find out more

Fell In Love - The Devonshire Fell at Burnsall - Find out more

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