Weddings and proposals on the Swinton Estate


Inspired by nature

Take in the tranquillity and spectacular views of your surroundings, connect with the elements and celebrate your special day with family and friends.

Nestled on a hilltop, Swinton Bivouac allows you to escape to grass roots simplicity with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales, rustic accommodation and a Café Bistro.

If you’ve ever dreamt of a charmingly rustic wedding in the beauty of the great outdoors and want something that is magical, memorable and creative… a woodland wedding at Swinton Bivouac is for you. Our experienced team pull together a range of options to make each ceremony unique and personalised whilst remaining sensitive to the environment and celebrating the surroundings.

Hidden within the woodland is Druid’s Temple, a historical site and impressive folly constructed during the late 1700s, providing a unique backdrop for any ceremony. As you stroll through the woodland, it’s impossible not to admire the breathtaking views of the moorland and valley below. The central hub, the Café Bistro, is positioned on the side of a hill with panoramic views stretching over the rolling Yorkshire hills.

Whether you are looking for a truly relaxed venue or a celebration with a difference, Swinton Bivouac provides the perfect backdrop for your very own rustic wedding retreat during the summer months.

Woodland ceremony

Your wedding ceremony is without doubt the heart of your wedding day and therefore we believe it should be something you and your guests will remember forever. The woodland ceremony includes hay bale seating and a blank canvas for you to personalise as you wish. After your beautiful ceremony, your guests can enjoy woodland games and explore the area while you have some remarkable photographs taken amongst the woodland.


The largest space to make your own. Walk down the make-shift lighted footpath, being introduced as the newly married couple, with views over the rolling Yorkshire hills. Choose the location of the Tipi, whether it be adjacent to the Bistro Café near to the amenities, or within the Yurt field where you and your wedding guests will have use of the Meadow Yurts, meaning the field is yours to make your own.

Meadow Yurts, Cabin Yurts and Tree Lodges

Enjoy the glorious outdoors, celebrate under the stars and chill out in the personalised Wedding Yurts, positioned in our Yurt field, or a tent which can create additional space next to the café. There is also ample free parking for guests and various accommodation options available including Tree Lodges, Meadow Yurts, Cabin Yurts or a stay at Swinton Park Hotel.

Dining options

From barbeques to dishes made from local produce, the split-level Bivouac café is fully licensed, with a fire for inclement Yorkshire days or a patio area and fire pit for you and your party to spill out onto for the warm, sunny days and evenings.

Your Swinton Bivouac wedding includes:

  • Venue hire for the day, whether it is for a ceremony, evening celebration or both
  • Comforting extras, including blankets and cushions, keeping your guests cosy under starlight
  • Fully licensed bar
  • Table, chairs and crockery hire
  • Free, on-site car parking

For more information, please contact our weddings team on 01765 680972, or use the form below:

Lissa Alexander, Peter Hugo