Wedding stories

September 2017

Thank you so much to Isobel and the team from the beginning of planning the wedding until the end of the day.

We had an amazing wedding day and have truly fallen in love with it. Thank you for an amazing day.

Mr & Mrs Duggan

August 2017

The Principal York hosted an absolutely amazing wedding day and weekend stay at the hotel for my husband and I.

The events team were flat out but they made everything flow amazingly well; the service was seamless and absolutely flawless. 

From the bar service, the event decor (big thank you to Hannah who I know worked tirelessly), the dinner service and to Liam Cheeseman for the co-ordination of everything including the last minute changes. The whole placed looked amazing and we had so many lovely comments not just on the decor and the food but also the lovely service from all staff members that the wedding party interacted with. The service was impeccable and delivered as described - table by table.

From the outset, discussions with Nicola McKeown to the detailed planning with Isobel Sibley and the final execution with Liam Cheeseman, The Principal York made the whole wedding seem so effortless. We cannot thank you enough for making this the best day of our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 

The bridal suite was like an apartment and my photographer got some amazing shots in there too! There was a lovely view of the hotel grounds and York Minster which was an added bonus. 

We also had lunch in the garden room and dinner in the refectory over the weekend and each time the food was impeccable and the service outstanding. Highly recommended.

Shergill & Camilleri 

August 2017

My HUSBAND and I would just like to thank you both for absolutely everything on the run up to, and during the stay for our wedding. 

All our family and friends enjoyed the stay, and the wedding itself, and many said they would be returning to stay over as the hotel was so beautiful.

We've had the time of our lives and we thank you so much for it.

Mr & Mrs Way

July 2017

The wedding went brilliantly! We both had an awesome day and loved it. The hotel staff were excellent and everything went really well. The suite was lovely too. Such a beautiful room.

We're hoping to have some photos back from the day soon so will send you some through when they arrive.

Thank you so much to Isobel for her help with putting it all together. It was a really special day for both of us and our guests.

Mr & Mrs H&L

June 2017

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you and of the team at The Principal for last Saturday, we could not have asked more of them, the rooms looked great and the food was really lovely. Everyone we have spoken to had a really great night, including ourselves and the attention to detail was great. A special thank you to Liam who ran things brilliantly. Our suite was lovely too. Makes our house feel quite small!

Mr & Mrs L

May 2017

Just a note to say thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. Everything went perfectly from the ceremony to the DJ and we're really appreciative of the efforts you all put in. I gave a nod to Hannah and the catering staff in my speech and I want to reiterate how helpful Hannah was in organising everything. The waiting staff were very impressive and the food was perfect - so many guests complimented it. The room and breakfast the next morning was great too. Thanks again for a wonderful day

Mr & Mrs M

May 2017

Everything was perfect and I could not have even imagined how perfect it could possibly be. It is all down to Isobel and Liam who worked so incredibly hard to make sure everything went smoothly and our wishes were met. I don’t even think I could start to thank them for everything they have done because, one, it would take me forever, and two, there are no words. I cannot fault them in the slightest. I want to do it all again!

Mr & Mrs O

April 2017

Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at the Principal York this weekend. Natalie and Javaad seemed to spend the whole day with the biggest smile. Liam and his team were really great and everything went like clockwork. We were particularly impressed that nothing seemed to faze the team and there was nothing that was too much trouble. Please can you pass on our thanks to everyone at the Principal York and be assured that we would recommend your hotel to anyone planning a wedding in the future.

Mr & Mrs A

April 2017

James and I would like to say a big thank you to you and the team for working so hard to make our wedding run smoothly. We had the most wonderful day, it was just perfect and we enjoyed every minute of it. We were all impressed on the day with how Liam organised everything from start to finish and made us feel totally at ease. Thank you all once again for helping make our day extra special and thank you Isobel for all your hard work in the run up to the big day.

Mr & Mrs T

December 2016

The wedding was absolutely fantastic. Thank you: we couldn't have imagined a better day.

The whole experience from our initial meeting with the wedding coordinator to the day itself has been brilliant 'The food was amazing…  All of our guests commented on the decor of the hotel and we felt very privileged… We really can't thank Katie and Caroline enough, and we'd have no hesitations in recommending the hotel.

Mr & Mrs F

Station Road, York YO24 1AA

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