Wedding stories

August 2018

I just want to say a huge thank you for all your work in my wedding planning, we had the most wonderful day and weekend! It was everything we had wished for and more! It was beyond perfect! If you could also thank Hannah (who set up the Oak room beautifully) Denise, Marisa and Andy Hopkinson for looking after us on our day. They were fantastic. Also thanks to the Chef. The food was exceptional. Lots of our guests commented on how delicious it was. Plus it was plentiful and presented so well.

And thank you to housekeeping for getting our guests rooms ready early. They pulled out all the stops and we really appreciate it. I could go on and on...the teddies on the bed for my boys - lovely touch, the punch in the gardens beautifully presented, Denise making me some name cards when I realised I'd left some at home, Marisa sorting out the power when our band had blown it...... 

It was all amazing! We can't fault a thing! The hotel is stunning and all the staff was overwhelmingly helpful. We wish we could do it all again! We wanted a relaxing and enjoyable day for us and our guests, and the hotel delivered this in every way.

Mr & Mrs T


August 2018

I really cannot get over how amazing the hotel and the grounds were. Every single one of my guests loved the hotel, the food was delicious and the staff were absolutely from the front of house team to happy housekeepers.

Jolene, The Bride


July 2018

Our special day was brilliant thanks to the staff at Principal York. Fantastic day. Thank you so much!

Sarah, The Bride


July 2018

The whole experience was excellent from start to finish, from our initial show round 2 years ago to the day itself. All staff were amazing and kept us updated at every point, with several meetings to catch up in between and finalise details. Everything was handled to perfection and our wedding planner took all the stress away from planning. The day itself could not have gone smoother, everything went perfectly, the venue looked amazing and the service received from all staff was outstanding. All guests commented on what a great job they did and how helpful they were. Special thank you goes to Liam and Marissa for an amazing job on the day, they ensured everything went to plan and all on time etc and ensured we were happy with everything every step of the way. Could not have asked for a better day, it was truly amazing. Huge thank you to all at Principal York!!

Toni, The Bride


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

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, 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




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