North Yorkshire Glamping Celebration Anyone?

24 Jun

Being a Yorkshire girl I am just a little bit biased when I say that Yorkshire is my most favourite county. It is charming, beautiful, full of history and the epitome of the well known phrase ‘The Great British Outdoors.’ You only have to look at our wedding venue, Danby Castle, to see that!

It is for this reason that I am VERY excited to present to you the most amazing celebration venue near York, North Yorkshire – Jollydays Luxury Camping. Camping doesn’t have to be a chore anymore; a stunning and fun alternative to camping, Jollydays gives a more glamourous spin on the time-honoured traditional outdoor activity offering all year round ‘four poster beds, chandeliers and sofas by the fire.’

 Dry, warm and clean, with hot water and a gas stove (for quick cooking while the woodburner’s heating), at 75m² (807 sq ft) our private tented luxurys are larger than most hotel suites, they have wooden floors, rugs as well as cosy woodburners and toilets. Out go those nasty nylon sleeping bags, in come wool blankets and cotton sheets on four-poster beds, and sofas by the fire. All this comes guilt-free: our eco chic camp treads lightly on this beautiful North Yorkshire setting, with no permanent structures. The luxury tents are bespoke made in Yorkshire just for Jollydays to ensure a great stay for you. Bedding includes wool blankets to keep you toasty warm on cold nights.

For more about the area click here.

Jollydays is a wonderful and unique place to have a celebration.  Even simple affairs are memorable, just letting the beautiful surroundings speak for itself.   A few lanterns in the trees and the firelight at night creates a magic, or you can let your imagination run riot. 

The nature of the campsite in its secluded location means unless it’s a very small affair you will need to take the whole camp as anything over 20 people means the celebrations impact on other guests and vica versa.  Please note we are not licensed for legally binding weddings.

If flooring, tables and decorations are required then our tent maker hires basic marquees for 100 people.  The sky is the limit with linings chandeliers etc. He is, in our experience, likely to provide the keenest quote, and will project manage and draw together all the elements.  We are flexible if you wish to source your own marquee, for instance at the top end and local to York is Papakata, wonderfully luxurious interconnecting tipi’s. 

We can organise food or you can do it yourself, once again we are flexible.  We can recommend local caterers who are experienced event and wedding caterers.  We ourselves do “informal rustic feasts” for small parties from £35 a head.  This is cooking over the fire and grills.  The local award winning butcher who supplies us also does hog roasts for larger parties of people. You can organise and buy your own booze, which is much less expensive for you and we charge a corkage and fee to cover bar staff, or we can organise the booze for you. 

Other items that may interest you are; garlands, head garlands, decorations, lighting, secret tent in the woods for the celebrating couple, ceremony awning, generator if you want more lighting, music and so on.   

We do charge for general use and organisation for use of the woodland over and above accommodation, marquees, and food. We charge this, much as you would hire a function room because the woodland is a sensitive environment and events do take it’s toll and we need to make good to keep it in a wonderful state for you and everybody else. 

A Jollydays wedding is a relaxed, friendly and informal affair, with all the ingredients for an utterly memorable and unique occasion for you.  Whether you dream of a fairy lit wonderland, mad hatters tea party,  or a midsummer nights dream of an extravaganza you can achieve it at one of the UK’s most unique venues.

To see a collection of photographs from Jade and Rob’s Jollydays wedding on 26th June 2010 click here.

An absolutely amazing unique venue for a celebration of your love for one another. Jollydays would also be perfect for an unusual and nature filled honeymoon. For more information about a Jollydays break click here. If you are interested in a celebration at Jollydays and for prices please contact Christian and Carolyn Van Outersterp at or  01759 371776.

Laura x


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