The Cavendish Pavilion

The Cavendish Pavilion

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Bolton Abbey, Skipton, United Kingdom
With the moonlight twinkling on the river, the Cavendish Pavilion is a magical venue for a spectacular wedding day situated on the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire's, Bolton Abbey Estate. Glorious at any time of the year; spring bulbs are followed by swathes of bluebells as far as the eye can see; long Summer evenings give you the chance to indulge and relax in the beautiful landscape; Autumn brings a riot of breath-taking ambers and reds, followed by Winter the most enchanting of all, when the pavilion is alight with hundreds of twinkling white lights to herald your arrival.


Delightfully unique and situated next to the River Wharfe the Cavendish Pavilion is transformed into a breathtaking Yorkshire Dales wedding reception venue.


The Cavendish Pavilion is undeniably inspirational. A place where elegant entertaining meets the natural beauty of the river and woodlands, offering everything you could need for a wedding party with a difference for 40 to 100 day guests and up to 200 evening guests.


The room features a traditional fireplace, integral bar and can be decorated to complement any theme you have in mind. With stunning exterior views across the Bolton Abbey Estate, it’s the perfect place for your guests to spill outside and enjoy an evening overlooking the river.


The setting is complemented by expert organisation; delicious food and friendly attentive staff, all of which combined help make your day, one to remember.
Freshly prepared, using only the best quality local produce. 


Perfect for church ceremonies with the prominent and stunning Bolton Abbey Priory Church just a short drive or walk away. Now licenced for civil ceremonies for limited numbers.


Please email [email protected] to book a viewing and discuss options.

Venue Type

  • Exclusive Use
  • Restaurant
  • Woodland


  • Rustic
  • Waterside


  • Fully Accessible
  • Parking

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Hannah, Jody & Honor
Hannah, Jody & Honor
Devonshire Wedding Dream Team
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What people are saying!

Average Rating: 5 out of 5 - based on 2 reviews
by Martin Holleran
on Sat, 2nd of December, 2017
Dear Karen,
On behalf of myself and my wife Josephine I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the help, advice and support you provided for my daughter and son-in-law’s wedding reception at the Cavendish Pavilion on Friday 26th August 2016.
Bryony spent many happy days

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visiting the estate whilst she was growing up. She has shared her love of Bolton Abbey with her husband Drew over the last couple of years. It is a very special place for the whole family. We were delighted when Bryony and Drew made the decision to marry in the Priory church and hold their wedding reception at the Cavendish Pavilion.
From our first meeting, you made us all feel comfortable, offering advice and support in relation to the use of the pavilion. You have given us so much of your time to discuss arrangements, making the day as lovely as it possibly could have been.
The day itself was perfect. You and your staff were outstanding. A number of our guests made comment on how impressed they were with the management and running of the reception. For a number of them, it was their first visit to the estate and to the Cavendish Pavilion. They said would be returning. My brother, who works in events at Harrogate International Conference Centre, said how professional your team were and how smoothly the event ran.
Your service and that of your team has provided us with many happy memories of our daughter’s wedding day and we cannot express just how delighted we were to have chosen the pavilion as the location for the reception.
Please pass on my appreciation to all of your team. We wish you continued success for the future.
With our warmest regards,

Martin Holleran
by Anna & Gary Kelsall
on Sat, 2nd of December, 2017
Hi Karen

We are emailing to thank you for making our wedding day the most memorable and happy day ever.

Right from the start you and your staff have been helpful in the planning. Your calm and in-control approach, Karen, really put us both at ease. Your suggestions enabled us to see the big

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picture and understand what was possible for the weddding reception.

On the day you organised the day perfectly. We felt we could relax because we knew you had everything in hand. Your reassuring face was there when needed. The staff were friendly and approachable. The food was amazing and we had such good feedback about the whole meal. In particular, the vegetarians were more than happy with their nut roast. All the food was tasty and plentiful.

Right to the end of the day you handled things perfectly. Your staff worked so hard to make sure all our guests were happy.

We really can't thank you and your staff enough for making our day run smoothly and enabling us to relax and enjoy the day to the full.

We are most grateful.

Gary and Anna Kelsall

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