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7 Reasons to have a Tipi Wedding

Welcome to Carlton Manor, our luxury wedding venue in East Yorkshire, near Beverley. The historic site in the hamlet of West Carlton has recently been renovated to an exceedingly high standard in order to fulfill our goal of making dreams come true.

This blog will lead you step-by-step around our venue. From the beautifully renovated manor house, to the Carlton Tipi and extensive grounds, we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer…

Step inside the manor house

The manor house, built in 1901, has recently been renovated to the highest level, whilst still preserving the property’s stunning infrastructure. It hosts eight wonderful guest suites, including a two-double bed suite on the ground floor which is perfect for accessibility. With both twin and double rooms, the house sleeps up to 18 guests in total, making it ideal for weddings, group getaways and family retreats.

Upstairs, the bridal suite is our pièce de résistance. Sleep in a luxury super king bed, soak in the indulgent copper roll-top bath with a glass of fizz, and fling open the french doors to take in gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.

Downstairs, curl up with a book in our cosy sitting room, or come together for a meal in our modern country kitchen. Carlton Manor is a beautiful place to be together, so the spacious kitchen, including the leather seating booth, is designed to host family and friends, whatever the occasion. Cook yourselves a delicious meal on a midweek trip away, or use it as an informal space for your event.

Our bespoke wedding facilities

We are excited to say that our current ceremony space is soon to be extended into a breath-taking ceremony barn. This glorious space will provide the most romantic backdrop for our couples to say their vows in front of their loved ones. Seating up to 100 guests, the ceremony barn will flood light through the elegant glass windows overlooking the landscaped courtyard.

Just beyond the courtyard is the Carlton Tipi, where you can entertain up to 200 of your chosen guests. This standout ceremony or reception venue delivers the wow-factor and can be decorated to suit your chosen wedding theme. Magnificently unique and at one with nature, our tipi is perfect for weddings and other events, whatever the weather!

The manor grounds

If the british blue skies present themselves, your guests can enjoy our terrace seating and two acres of exquisitely manicured grounds. Not to mention 360 views over rolling, peaceful Yorkshire countryside.

Ramble through the picturesque surrounding countryside (we recommend the Trans Pennine Trail!), pop to the charming seaside towns of Aldbrough, Hornsea, and Withernsea, or swap the peaceful countryside for the bright lights of Hull and hit the boutique shops of Humber Street for some retail therapy.

To see our luxury venue in person, check out retreat or wedding availability or enquire now for a wedding consultation with our general manager.


Summer 2021 is set to be unforgettable in the world of weddings, as many couples across the UK host their wondrous celebrations.

In this blog, our wedding venue near Beverly predicts this year’s summer wedding trends.

Relaxed and informal

A well-known wedding day tip is to take a few moments to yourself, away from the hustle and bustle, to soak in the occasion. But, imagine if there was no hustle and bustle, and no stress.

This summer, couples will choose to whisk their guests away from reality, to blissfully isolated locations such as the countryside or a quiet beach. The only formality needed will be the exchanging of vows, with the rest open to your own personal desires.

Best of British

The coronavirus pandemic has been incredibly hard on local businesses in the UK, and they need support this summer more than ever. For this reason, many couples will opt to help the economy on their doorstep, rather than look further afield.

This summer, more couples will take advantage of Britain’s wealth of suppliers, bridal boutiques and independent businesses. There will also be a rise in local weddings, particularly in our country’s best beauty spots.

Pastel Shades

Whether it be on bridesmaid dresses or intertwined within the decor, pastel shades will be embraced at weddings this summer. Lilac, pink, yellow, peach and mint colours will be a common sight.

If we take into account colour psychology, pastels can have a calming effect on those that see them. This can help to make a wedding venue a hub of tranquility, whilst still being exceedingly fashionable and on-trend.

Mid-week weddings

This summer is set to be one of the busiest yet for special occasions, due to cancelled 2020 weddings spilling over into 2021. Because of this, many couples will look to book a mid-week wedding.

As well as the advantage of increased availability, mid-week weddings can really cut down costs of the venue, accommodation, travel and suppliers. And, your guests can enjoy a well-deserved day off work filled with celebrations.

Lots of DIY

There is no better way to add a personal touch to your wedding day than showcasing some homemade crafts. Having gained inspiration from Pinterest, IGTV and YouTube tutorials over lockdown, couples will be sure to bring DIY to their weddings this summer.

From invitations to centrepieces, visions can become a reality when you create exactly what you want to. Crafting is also a great way to unwind and de-stress on the run up to your special day!

Carlton Manor currently has availability for midweek and weekend weddings. Enquire today to get in touch with our team.


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 in 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.