minimooning in the historic city of York | uk wedding blog

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Good morning and merry Wednesday! We are keeping things local today and hoping of to York for some mini moon inspiration (we also have a gorgeous wedding at this venue coming up soon). So if you love the idea of not travelling too far, somewhere beautifully historic and a luxury few nights stay then keep on reading…

There’s a rising trend in the honeymoon department, many couples are choosing to either shun the long-haul honeymoon completely or are postponing their far-flung destination of choice until further notice.

Whether you have work commitments immediately after the wedding, or you want to get married at a time of year that doesn’t correlate with the best weather for your dream honeymoon destination, there are many reasons for a honeymoon to be delayed. Whilst having a big trip to look forward to post-wedding is exciting, many couples are choosing to mark the occasion with a mini moon. Mini-moons are a fantastic way to indulge in an after-wedding break and for many offer the opportunity to stay a little closer to home.

The enchanting city of York recently placed itself on the wedding map thanks to the extravagant and glorious wedding of popstar Ellie Goulding and her husband Caspar Jopling at the famous Minster. With so many famous and royal faces attending the event, the Yorkshire city is certainly hot off the press when it comes to weddings and with so many stylish wedding venues in York, it’s easy to see why.

Whilst York may be the destination of choice for many a ceremony, did you know the charming city is also one of the most popular mini-moon destinations within the UK? The area is synonymous with a rich and cultural history and couple this with local culinary delights and luxury accommodation and you have a destination fit for newlyweds.

For the ultimate in 5-star luxury indulgence, The Grand, York offers an experience fit for even the most regal of guests. Offering the ultimate in luxury stays, The Grand are well known for their impeccable service and their ability to go above and beyond for their guests. From spacious yet stylish Classic and Executive rooms to the charm and elegance of the Heritage and Penthouse suites, the hotel and spa offers an indulgent place to rest your heads.

If you’re foodies with a love of the finer things in life, the afternoon tea offering at The Grand is impeccable. Relax and refuel over an elaborate tower of savoury and sweet treats and partake in an afternoon tipple in the shape of a glass of champagne or prosecco all whilst looking over stunning views of the historic city walls. For the ultimate couple’s experience, The Grand opened their very own Cookery School in 2019 which presents a selection of express, half and full day courses, offering the opportunity to master a selection of international cuisines and of course sample your creations over a glass of wine at the end of the class!

Though the temptation to stay within the hotel grounds would be huge (and for many people the offer of an afternoon spa day would be enough to secure this!) if you can only tear yourselves away for a short while, the city centre of York has all kinds of wonderful events and landmarks to enjoy. Whether you can time your trip around one of the many spring and summer race days, or witness the city in all it’s festive glory come winter, there’s something for everyone.

This post was written in conjunction with the fantastic people at The Grand Hotel, York. They get the SYGM seal of approval and we are looking forward to a trip there soon!


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