7 Reasons to have a Tipi Wedding

Our beautiful East Yorkshire wedding venue is the perfect place to say “I do”. We specialise in making dreams come true, and are experts in ensuring your special day runs smoothly.

We’re sharing six reasons to wed your beloved at Carlton Manor this year.

Newly renovated for 2022

Our Grade II listed manor house is currently undergoing stunning renovations, ready to reopen in Spring/Summer 2022. From our magnificent new ceremony barn to our beautiful glamping pods, we’re sure you will adore every detail. Delight in being amongst the first to experience the new Carlton Manor.

Choose your ideal ceremony backdrop

How do you picture walking down the aisle? At Carlton Manor, your wedding ceremony can be held wherever you wish. Select your perfect place, including our ceremony barn, the idyllic grounds and picturesque tipi. Whichever location you select, expect stunning views over the East Yorkshire countryside.

Enjoy exclusive, private use of the entire grounds

For the entirety of your celebrations, you and your party will indulge in exclusive access to our extensive grounds. Uninterrupted privacy allows you to celebrate your special day with the people you love the most. Create magical memories that you, your friends and your family will hold dear forever.

Extend the romance by sleeping over

Our wedding venue near Beverley can sleep up to 18 guests in the Manor House, and will soon hold luxurious glamping pods and two cosy cottages. Relax in the assurance that you don’t need to coordinate your accommodation and travel on your big day. After a wonderful evening, sink into our luxurious beds with your beloved.

Transition from ceremony to reception with ease

With the entirety of our wedding venue at your disposal, your day can transition how you please. Perhaps hold your ceremony in the barn with a champagne toast in the courtyard. Afterwards, meander over to the tipi for a delicious wedding breakfast, then dance the night away. No need to worry about transporting your wedding party between venues.

Completely customisable to your taste

Experience a truly unique day; our Yorkshire wedding venue can be completely tailored to your choosing. It’s our job to make your dream wedding come true, and an important part of that is personalisation. Hand-pick from our list of trusted partners for catering, activities, decor and more, or select your own.

However you imagine your perfect wedding, at Carlton Manor, we can make it a reality. Whether your vision is big or small, we’d be delighted to be a part of it.

Give us a call or enquire today to discover more about our Yorkshire wedding venue.

We’re all familiar with the major wedding anniversary traditions, but where did they come from? Our modern customs are often linked to ancient symbols and beliefs. 

In this blog, our East Yorkshire wedding venue uncovers the secrets behind our most-loved anniversary symbols.

First Wedding Anniversary: Paper

Paper is often misinterpreted, with many people believing it relates to money. In truth, paper fibres are firmly bonded together, symbolising the strong connection of marriage. Paper can also represent your new marriage as a blank sheet or a new start.

Fifth Wedding Anniversary: Wood

Building on from paper, wood represents an even stronger marriage with more wisdom. Your bond has become even more solid with deeper, entwined roots. In Wales, this date was traditionally accompanied by a gift of intricately carved wooden spoons.

Tenth Wedding Anniversary: Tin

Used to store things, tin preserves items and keeps them safe. It is also frequently used as plating, as it prevents other metals from corroding. This means that tin can prolong the life of what it holds, symbolising a long and happy marriage.

15th Wedding Anniversary: Crystal

Crystal was chosen for its clarity, luxuriousness and transparency. After 15 years of marriage, you and your beloved are sure to see each other clearly. Crystal also sparkles beautifully in the light, symbolising how your marriage will continue to gleam for years to come.

20th Wedding Anniversary: China

A centuries-old tradition, china has many associations. Its beauty represents the value of a happy, 20-year relationship. It is also delicate, demonstrating a bond that has been carefully looked after and treated with love and respect.

25th Wedding Anniversary: Silver

A precious metal that lasts forever when properly cared for, it’s no wonder that silver marks 25 years of marriage. This tradition began when the Romans crowned their wives with silver wreaths on their 25th anniversary, representing the value of marriage. Silver is also thought to represent wealth and magic, bringing luck to those who wear it.

30th Wedding Anniversary: Pearl

Cultivated over many years, pearls represent wisdom in many cultures, but also a dedication to your beloved. A symbol of hidden beauty, this precious object is found inside an oyster shell. They reflect that after 30 years you and your partner may have changed on the outside, but it’s the inside that counts.

40th Wedding Anniversary: Ruby

The colour of love, a red ruby is the perfect symbol of a long-standing marriage. Traditionally used to enhance romance and devotion, rubies reflect the still-burning flame in the hearts of couples who have been together for 40 years.

50th Wedding Anniversary: Gold

One of the most precious metals, gold symbolises prosperity, strength and elegance. It is also thought that when the Romans reached 50 years of marriage, they crowned their wives with a gold wreath. After a lifetime together, there is no better symbol of happiness than this. 

Looking forward to celebrating these major milestones with your beloved? At Carlton Manor, we know how important your wedding day is to symbolise the start of your life as a married couple. 

Contact us via phone or enquire today to find out how we can create your dream wedding.

Recently engaged? We have your dream wedding available now for 2022!

Book your summer 2022 wedding at Carlton Manor to receive three nights stay for the price of two.

Set within the idyllic Yorkshire countryside, our new Ceremony Barn is the perfect place to take your vows. As the day unfolds, continue your celebrations and entertain your guests in our magnificent Tipi. Exclusively yours for the weekend, the luxurious Manor House sleeps up to 18 guests in eight bedrooms. Brand new for 2022, we also have 12 self-contained Glamping Pods within the grounds, along with three Studio Cottages.


Price includes:

3 night stay with exclusive use of Carlton Manor & grounds.
Seating for 120 guests in the Ceremony Barn.
Up to 200 guest capacity for evening receptions in the Tipi.
Including tables, chairs and glassware.
Fully stocked bar and bar staff.
Full co-ordination for civil ceremonies.
8 Bedrooms, 12 Pods and 3 studio cottage rooms, sleeping up to 50 people, with luxury towels & toiletries.
Free wifi and smart TV’s throughout the house.
Secure on-site parking for guests staying in the accommodation.


Terms and Conditions: 3 nights stay for the price of 2 available on selected dates in Summer 2022. All of the above is subject to availability at the time of written confirmation. Please note there is an additional +10% for all bookings on Bank Holiday weekends. All prices are including VAT. Deposit required to secure booking

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    Start planning: the biggest wedding trends for 2022 are out. The new year brings a fresh perspective on long-loved traditions, and we expect to see lots of personalisation. In this blog, our Yorkshire wedding venue shares some of the most popular trends we expect to see.


    Earthy, Natural Colour Schemes

    Bring the outside in and breathe life into your wedding, inspired by a new consciousness and appreciation for nature. Rust is predicted to be a popular colour for the year, signalling a move away from crisp whites and pastels. Terracotta pots, driftwood, linen, and dried flowers are core decorations, creating a sophisticated palette of nudes, coffees, caramels, and soft pink.


    Two-Piece Wedding Dresses

    Brides are constantly searching for something new and different. A two-piece wedding dress enables you to mix and match to suit your taste, and create a truly unique look. A contemporary take on the traditional, you can transform your look from day to night with the addition of an overskirt or changing of one piece. Ever versatile, and much easier to re-wear for brides who are eco-conscious.


    Alternative Entertainment

    Couples are really taking the opportunity to make their 2022 wedding their own, and entertainment is a huge part of this. From drag queens to axe throwing, photo booths to circus performers, this is a chance to have some fun. At Carlton Manor, we’ve seen giant Jenga, ice cream vans, bouncy castles, and photograph guest books to name a few. 


    Inside-Outside Experiences

    A seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces is what many couples are craving this year. Think patios, tipis, and barns which easily transition between one another. More elevated than a ‘backyard’ wedding, with an atmosphere of ‘secret garden’ sophistication. To increase the whimsical element, add fairy lights, draped fabric, and vintage decorations. It also allows for a safer celebration with plenty of fresh air.



    A combination of ‘anniversary’ and ‘reception’, anniceptions are a wedding-reception style celebration which takes place around your anniversary. With many couples having smaller celebrations over the past few years, this is a way of gathering all your friends and family for a bigger celebration. For more information, read AnniCeption: The New Wedding Trend You Need to Know.


    Rented Wedding Dresses

    While it’s not uncommon for grooms to rent their outfit, eco-conscious brides are now following their lead. Hiring a dress means designer brands are accessible for a fraction of the price, which is perfect for those who love their labels! Brides can also change their outfits throughout the wedding at a highly reduced cost, and don’t have to wait for their dress to be made-to-order.


    What does your dream 2022 wedding look like? At Carlton Manor, we can make it come true. At our exclusive-use venue, you can choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor backdrops to build your special day. Choose from our list of trusted suppliers, or find your own, for an unforgettable experience.


    Give us a call or enquire today to find out how we can create your perfect wedding.

    From the grand wedding cake to the first kiss, some wedding traditions have stood the test of time throughout the years. However, the history behind them is incredibly insightful and unexpected.

    Did you know that wedding dresses typically used to be red? Or that wedding cake used to be made of bread? In this blog, our wedding venue near Beverly lists seven wedding traditions and the history behind them.

    1. The white wedding dress

    Did you know that before the mid-1800s, brides wore red? It wasn’t until around 1840 that wearing white to wed your beloved became popular! Queen Victoria started the trend when she wed Prince Albert in a gown that symbolised wealth.

    2. The wedding cake

    Originally wedding cakes were made of wheat to symbolise prosperity, which the groom would sprinkle over the bride’s head for good luck. Guests would then eat the crumbs to share in the success. Similarly, eating the modern wedding cake today in a neater fashion is said to bring good fortune.

    3. “Tying the knot”

    This phrase is commonly used to refer to the marriage ceremony, associated with an unbreakable vow. The phrase actually comes from an ancient Celtic ritual of handfasting, where knots of cloth were tied around the couple’s hand. This symbolises them being ‘bound’ together in matrimony.

    4. Something “old, new, borrowed and blue”

    This tradition dates back from the Victorian era, where good fortune is said to come to those that wear everything mentioned. “Something old” is worn to connect the bride to her past and family, and “something new” represents her life to come with her husband. “Something borrowed” is commonly an item from someone already married (to pass on the good luck) and “something blue” conveys loyalty.

    5. Throwing rice

    In more recent years, this tradition has been swapped for confetti, flower petals and even bubbles. Rice was used to symbolise rain, which showered the bride and groom with fortune and prosperity directly after their ceremony. Quite the send-off!

    6. The ring bearer

    Responsible for carrying the couple’s wedding rings down the aisle, the ring bearer has a very important job indeed. A small child typically takes on this role, to reflect the future and new beginnings. Using a pillow to carry the rings symbolises that the bride and groom’s dreams will come true.

    7. The first kiss

    Although this is one of the more elegant aspects of the wedding ceremony, it has not always been a romantic gesture. In ancient Rome, this was simply used to seal the wedding agreement. However, in Catholic ceremonies, it used to be customary for the priest to give a “kiss of peace” to the groom. This would then be passed on to the bride, to bless the marriage.

    Whatever you have in mind for your wedding, the Carlton Tipi is a blank canvas for you to dress to your heart’s desires. Get in touch with us today to secure your 2022 wedding.

    Do you desire an unforgettable wedding day that you can tailor towards your heart’s greatest wishes? Then an untraditional venue could be for you.

    In this blog, our wedding venue near Beverley lists seven reasons why you should consider a tipi wedding.

    1. A blank canvas

    When you book a traditional wedding, there are many aspects of the decor that you lack control over. If the carpet, furnishings or wallpaper of the venue is not to your taste, you must overlook this and compromise.

    However, a tipi is a space that can be transformed into your own idea of the perfect wedding venue. At some venues, you even have the freedom to choose your own caterers, entertainment and suppliers, so you can create your dream wedding in its whole entirety.

    2. Be at one with nature

    A tipi wedding allows you to immerse yourself in the alluring outdoors. Being undercover also enables you to enjoy the best benefits of nature, whilst still being sheltered from the weather’s elements. Come rain or snow, your day shall commence unaffected.

    Location is everything, which is why many tipis are situated in the rolling countryside, standing proud amongst the wild flowers and complimenting the eloquent landscape. In the daytime the sun beams on it with honour, and on an evening a dressing of fairy lights effortlessly mimic the stars of the night.

    3. Step away from stress

    The best weddings are those where the guests feel incredibly at ease in their surroundings. A tipi wedding offers the perfect alternative to a traditional wedding in a church or registry office, which some could find high-pressured.

    Tipis also offer escapism for the bride and groom, away from the hustle and bustle of a city location. And, it is needless to endure the upheaval of travelling from one venue to another on the day, as the wedding ceremony, breakfast and evening reception can take place inside the tipi.

    4. The WOW factor

    It is extremely likely that most of your wedding guests will have attended a standard wedding venue, such as a church. Supply them with a unique experience and fill their faces with awe and wonder as they gaze upon your wedding venue.

    Guests may have witnessed many weddings, but yours will be the one that they will be sure to remember. With the help of your creative touch, the venue has every possibility to be as breath-taking as the saying of your vows.

    5. Food vans

    Many features of a tipi wedding are impossible to include in a standard indoor venue. One of these features is food vans, which are becoming increasingly popular at bespoke venues across the UK, including Carlton Manor.

    From wood fired pizza to fish and chips, food vans can deliver a range of dishes to cater to any guest’s palette. Far from the set menus found at traditional wedding breakfasts, the vans give guests the option to choose the food they truly desire.

    6. Instagram worthy backdrop

    Photography is a brilliant way to encapsulate and preserve memories of your special day. However it is styled, the Carton Tipi is picture-perfect from every angle, outside and in. Whether it appears in professional family photos or phone camera selfies with friends, you will be sure to gain images worth sharing far and wide.

    Sometimes, guests can float away into the magic of your wedding day, and must be reminded to take photographs. We recommend leaving disposable cameras on each table, which can be used to capture every moment.

    7. Perfect all year round

    With a robust outer layer, wedding tipis are a cosy space that can keep guests warm even in the colder months. Equally, in spring and summer, guests can relax into the evenings outside of the tipi.

    Designed to the highest quality, the Carlton Tipi can be custom-fit to meet the British polar winters and warm summer days. With capacity to seat 150 guests and hold an additional 50 for your evening celebrations, the Carlton Tipi is the perfect stage for the bride and groom.

    The Carlton Tipi is currently available for midweek and weekend weddings. Enquire today and get in touch with our Beverley team.