Blog: Venues

Bolton Abbey Weddings by the Waterside

We teamed up with Bolton Abbey, Shades Marquee’s and Brides Up North, to showcase this spectacular riverside marquee venue on the 4th June 17.

Leading Yorkshire based florist, Twisted Willow shares some interesting floral facts

Clients now, more than ever, want to know where suppliers source their produce, or in this case… flowers; Joanna has kindly offered to share her expertise, by opening a little window into her world of studio floristry.

Keziah & John’s Wedding at The Mansion

We are delighted to be able to share Keziah & John’s wedding journey with Dine at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds. Be inspired by their beautiful decorative flourishes and host of incredible suppliers.

Testimonials – What people say about Dine…

Revealing what people say about Dine. Recommendations are so important when selecting an event management or catering service. Sharing a few comments from suppliers and clients received in the last few months, offers a little insight in to why people choose to work with us.

Valentine’s Theme Ambassadors’ Dinner

Valentine’s themed Ambassadors’ dinner “three steps to your heart” menu, with the intention to delight our carefully selected guests.

Brass Agency Christmas Party

Guests arrived at the venue located 15 minutes from Leeds city centre from 5.45pm and were greeted with an arrival cocktail in the Grand Staircase Hall. Guests were offered the opportunity to take photographs with supplied props and the Mad Hatter himself offering an opportunity to post on social media. Those who felt so inclined could test their strategic skills by taking part in a giant chess game in the Colonnades, or have a game of flamingo ‘croquet’.

Dine with Flowers in your Hair – Ambassadors’ Dinner

We developed an indulgent menu, breaking the usual January rules of fasting, dieting and detox… because frankly none of that stuff is any fun at all!
Chef designed a menu fit for royalty, with elements of smoke (giving up smoking), chocolate and fine wines were paired with every dish (dry January – no alcohol).

A Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration at The Mansion

This lovely couple came to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with their children, in the place where it all began 50 years ago. We are all hopeless romantics at Dine, so on hearing their story we wanted to do something really special for this couple and decided to recreate their wedding menu from 1966, with a Dine twist!

A Regency Christmas Feast, fit for an Ambassador!

An indulgent feast steeped in festive opulence, celebrating the hard work and successes of 2016.

This regency inspired menu was designed with the surroundings and seasonality in mind; taking the traditional values of a Christmas dinner and adding a key ingredient – ‘the Dine difference’ to make it a feast for the memory books!

Nicola & Richard’s Wentworth Woodhouse Wedding

Nicola & Richard first got in touch with Dine in January 2015; after their tour of Wentworth with Craig (Head of Events at Dine), they knew that this was the venue for them. In April 2015, they booked their wedding with Dine at Wentworth Woodhouse, and from that point forward we took care of the planning of their special day. In the midst of all the excitement of their engagement, they welcomed baby Isaac into the world – a fabulous start to 2015!

Alex & Laura’s Wedding at The Mansion, Leeds

Laura and Alex chose to celebrate their special day with us at The Mansion in September this year. The mix of vintage pastels and soft grey colour palette complemented the setting perfectly. This was a day, like many of the weddings we host at The Mansion, charged with emotion and love for the beautiful couple. The Father of the Bride’s face on this occasion says it all….

Brownlee Brothers Join us for October Ambassadors’ Dinner

Fresh from winning gold and silver medals at the Rio Olympics, followed by a heroic demonstration of brotherly love at the Triathlon World Series in Mexico, Leeds-born triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee joined us last week for a celebratory dinner at The Mansion in Roundhay Park.
We put on a seasonal dinner fit for the Olympic winners, with a Halloween menu of cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup served in mini pumpkins, chorizo and bean casserole served in a cauldron with smoked pork fillet, boudin noir wrapped in pancetta and roasted chestnuts. Dessert served in a witches hat with dry ice was sticky toffee pudding, orange and ginger caramel sauce and baby toffee apple with cinder toffee. Other guests drawn from the Leeds business community joined the duo.

1966 Wedding at The Mansion Celebrates Golden Anniversary

In 1966, Clive & Angela celebrated their wedding at The Mansion in Roundhay. They recently returned to The Mansion and booked a table in The Garden Room, to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary; the lovely couple had their picture taken on the stair case, recreating memories from their special day – followed by lunch with their nearest and dearest.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

We were delighted by the approach to do the catering for this spectacular 25th wedding anniversary. Initial discussions took place in March this year and we delivered the event in August. Relishing the opportunity to work with some other fantastic suppliers, we collaborated to make this milestone anniversary truly memorable.

Katherine Jenkins Concert at Bolton Abbey

We were delighted when Bolton Abbey invited us to offer VIP hospitality at the Katherine Jenkins concert. This would be the first event of this scale at Bolton Abbey, so we were thrilled to be involved.

Emma & Ben’s Marquee Wedding at Home

Emma & Ben’s Marquee Wedding at Beck Bottom Farm was certainly one to remember! Matt (Dine MD) guided this lovely family through the journey of planning their dream wedding and delivered what was promised on the day. Another great example of the Dine difference…

August Ambassadors’ Dinner at The Mansion

There were a lot of happy faces in the office when Kevin Sinfield (Leeds rugby legend!) accepted our invitation to attend the August Ambassadors’ dinner.

We treat all of our events with the same commitment to exceptional service and great quality menus is part of the Dine missions statement ” Dine, making every event special..”. This evening especially, we wanted to deliver the best of Dine to one of Yorkshire’s treasures (although it should be noted that Kevin and his lovely wife Jayne are from Lancashire).

Celebrating national afternoon tea week

This week we invite you to celebrate one of our national ‘foodie’ treasures – afternoon tea for two (it wouldn’t be as much fun if you didn’t share the experience with a friend)!
Here at The Mansion, we lovingly prepare and serve afternoon tea for hundreds of customers visiting our The Garden Room café.
We also work with clients on the private event side of our business, to develop and create innovative versions of this much loved treat.

Ambassadors’ Picnic Dinner

The July Ambassadors’ summer-themed dinner was a celebration of Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win. We invited guest to enjoy the ‘Dine’ take on a traditional picnic hamper – a magical evening!

Dine Ambassadors’ Dinner – June

June Ambassadors’ dinner included a lesson on how to make Jus, by our talented executive head chef Mark and a wine experience with Rob Hoult. Every day is a school day at Dine!

Thomas & Alexandra’s Wedding at The Mansion

This gorgeous couple celebrated their wedding at The Mansion in April 2015. Read about what made their day so special and their top tips for future Brides & Grooms….

Dine Ambassadors’ Dinner – April

We hold a monthly Ambassadors’ dinner at The Mansion, to showcase the exceptional level of service and menus we provide here at Dine. These are the highlights from the April, Spring themed dinner.

Working at Dine – why we love it…

Working with great people can often be the recipe for success, this certainly plays a big part for Dine. Read more about why we all look forward to coming into work…

Food Trends for 2016: Street Food rolls on

The Street Food Trend continues – we show how you can successfully incorporate your favourite food into your next event.
The street food trend that has been gaining momentum over the past few years shows no signs of stopping, with these often quirky little vans cropping up in all sorts of locations – parties, festivals and even high-end shopping malls. Last week the Dine team were thrilled when Gloria, a fabulous mint-green Vietnamese food van rolled up to The Mansion as part of a team food and wine tasting evening. As part of our arduous training (we take our work very seriously!) we got to taste some delicious healthy Vietnamese street food- the chicken satay mini baguette was a huge hit!

Daniel shortlisted for Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards

The prestigious Yorkshire Business Leaders Awards 2016 celebrate some of the region’s most successful and dynamic business leaders.

Dine – Celebrating 18 years

A lot of people don’t understand how vital an Event Manager’s role is throughout the planning process; the hours of detail that go into everything, from getting the timings right so that the couple have enough time with their photographer but aren’t late to welcome their evening guests, to being the only one in the building who knows how to tie a cravat, understanding a couples’ favourite menu or just making sure the Groom gets a stiff Whisky when the nerves finally kick in…

Weddings – it’s all in the detail

Back in November we were privileged to be a part of Claire and Craig’s Wedding, which they held at The Mansion. It was a brilliant day for so many reasons. Read their story here..

Outdoor & Marquee Events with Dine

We have added some fabulous new marquee locations to our portfolio recently – from Bolton Abbey to the Lakeside at Carlton Towers, 2016 looks set to be the year for embracing the outdoors!

Dine 2015 – A year in pictures

We wanted to take some time to look back at what has been an eventful year – watch out 2016 we are coming for you.   Thanks SO much Teresa for all your hard work.    

Choosing a Wedding Venue? Here’s a few tips to make it easier..

Choosing your perfect Wedding Venue; from guest numbers to budgets, civil ceremonies to accommodation, read our top viewing tips and plan with ease

Liz & Jordan’s Perfect Mansion Wedding

Liz shares details of her perfect Wedding at The Mansion, Leeds from the Summer. Photographer details, personal touches and her top tips.

Spotlight on our Venues: Braime Pressings

Located at Clarence Dock, Leeds, it really does offer the perfect backdrop for anyone looking for a break from the usual venues, and in search of charm and character!

Have yourself a Merry Dine Christmas

Tips from the Dine Events Team for planning a stress free Christmas – from menu planning to simple touches to make your event special

Dine’s Afternoon Tea with a Twist

Dine wanted to push the boundaries with the next creative idea – and were pretty proud of the results. Read for yourself what the specially selected guests had to say about our latest innovative concept…

Dine – Delivering Quality Weddings with Qwest

The Dine team work hard to maintain our renowned high standards in all that we do, and are therefore delighted to be working with Qwest.

Healthy eating just got good

So many people are health conscious – and here at Dine we are too.

Dine Celebrates British Sausage Week!

The Garden Room will feature a sausage based special of the day throughout next week, so if you’re a fan and looking to be inspired, keep an eye on our menu.

Dine’s Master Mixologist Shakes Things Up At The Mansion

Dine’s Master Mixologist Daniel demonstrates how ‘The Dine Difference’ applies to even the smallest of details.

Carole & Nick’s Perfect Wedding At The Mansion

Carole and Nick wanted a very elegant and romantic theme for their perfect wedding at The Mansion.

Luxury Weddings At Wentworth Woodhouse

On Sunday, the beautiful Wentworth Woodhouse will be dressed with luxury wedding inspiration to showcase this venue at it’s very best, we hope that you can join us?

Pick Your #DinePumpkins – Halloween at The Mansion

Our Garden Room Restaurant will host its own pumpkin patch as we open our doors for a day of Halloween fun and celebration.

A Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion

Dine are thrilled to be working with top UK Wedding Blog Brides Up North to host another fabulous Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion this Sunday 11th October 2015.

Nostell Priory Luxury Wedding Fair

Dine are proud to be partnering with award winning wedding blog Brides Up North to bring our brides-to-be and potential clients another beautiful Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory, this Sunday 27th September 2015.

Wentworth Woodhouse Featured In Luxury Wedding Title Unveiled Magazine

Dine are proud that our stunning wedding and event venue Wentworth Woodhouse has been featured in the eagerly anticipated Issue 04 of high end bi-annual wedding magazine, Unveiled.

Barbecues, Beers & Balls…

…of the Rugby World Cup variety of course! Celebrate England hosting the tournament in 2015 by holding your very own (possibly less strenuous!) fixture.

Dine Trends During #AfternoonTeaWeek

Dine are proud that our Garden Room Restaurant’s Afternoon Tea for Tots has been included in The Yorkshire Post’s Top Five Afternoon Teas!

Alice’s Tea Party Makes The Yorkshire Post

Dine at The Mansion’s latest offering – designed to be enjoyed by our younger customers and their parents alike when visiting The Garden Room Restaurant – is receiving rave reviews in the press.

The Dine Difference: See Our Event Theming Come To Life

The Dine team pride ourselves on being able to transform any venue into a truly unique event space. Watch our video to see the transformation take place before your eyes!

Dine Support Wakefield Armed Forces Day at Nostell Priory

Dine were proud to support our colleagues from The National Trust at Nostell Priory’s recent annual Wakefield Armed Forces Day.

Disco Makeover! The Mansion Is Studio 54… For One Night Only

A recent private event saw our beautiful venue in the heart of Roundhay Park transformed into the legendary New York night spot Studio 54!

The Mansion’s Garden Room Restaurant Awarded TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Dine are extremely pleased to announce that The Mansion’s Garden Room Restaurant & Cafe has been awarded the coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015.

The Mansion Named ‘Best Boardroom’

Dine are delighted that The Mansion has been lauded as having the “Best Boardroom” in The Conference & Hospitality Show Awards.

Dine’s Magical Wentworth Woodhouse Star Of BBC Prime Time Drama

Dine’s stunning wedding and events venue Wentworth Woodhouse is about to hit our screens in the BBC’s new series Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.

The Mansion Are Nominated In The CHS Awards 2015

Dine are delighted that The Mansion has been nominated for a Conference & Hospitality Show Award.

Join Us For Our Luxury Wedding Exhibition at Nostell Priory This Sunday

We’re delighted to welcome award winning wedding blog Brides Up North back to our beautiful, exclusive use venue Nostell Priory this Sunday 12th April 2015 between 11am and 3pm for our Luxury Wedding Exhibition.

Angela & Riccardo’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Angela and Riccardo chose Dine’s stunning venue Allerton Castle for their elegant wedding celebration complete with 1920s touches.

Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion

Dine are proud to present a Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion on Sunday 22nd March 2015, in collaboration with award winning wedding blog Brides Up North.

Dine Unveil New Menu at Re-launched Favourite The Garden Room Restaurant

Dine are proud to unveil our newly refurbished Garden Room Restaurant at our stunning flagship venue, The Mansion, to rave reviews.

Dine’s New Vintage Venue Featured In Belle Bridal Magazine

Dine were pleased to find the newest addition to our venue portfolio, Braime Pressings, making the news in the latest issue of Belle Bridal Magazine.

A Very Dine Christmas!

We’re planning to get very merry at The Mansion over the festive period, and we’d love you to join us at one of our seasonal events.

Matt & Jude’s Wedding At The Mansion

Dine’s Commercial Director Matt and his fiancee Jude stayed close to home on their big day, choosing our stunning venue The Mansion to host their special celebration. Where else?

Finalists In The Wedding Industry Awards!

We are thrilled to announce that our beautiful venue, The Mansion has been shortlisted in the Best City Venue category in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015!

Bonfire Night Dinner at The Mansion!

The Dine team made sure Guy Fawkes Night went with a bang, hosting our annual Bonfire Night at The Mansion.

Amy & Nick’s Nostell Priory Wedding

Amy and Nick chose a romantic colour palette and added plenty of personal details to their beautiful wedding day at Dine’s Nostell Priory.

Lily & Leigh’s Wedding At The Mansion

Lily & Leigh chose classic detailing for their simple and chic winter wedding at The Mansion.

The Sunday, A Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory

Dine are thrilled to be working with award winning wedding blog Brides Up North to host our autumn luxury wedding exhibition at our beautiful venue, Nostell Priory.

Be Gorgeous! A Charitable Afternoon Tea

Dine were happy to sponsor a fabulous Ladies’ Day event in aid of SAFE@LAST at our beautiful venue Wentworth Woodhouse.

This Sunday, A Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Allerton Castle

Dine are thrilled to welcome award winning wedding blog Brides Up North back to our stunning wedding venue, Allerton Castle for a beautiful Luxury Wedding Exhibition this Sunday, 11am till 3pm, free entry.

This Sunday, A Luxury Wedding Exhibition At The Mansion

Dine are thrilled to be working with top UK Wedding Blog Brides Up North to host another fabulous Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion.

Andy & Gemma’s Nostell Priory Wedding

Andy and Gemma chose quality suppliers and vintage styling for their stunning wedding day at Nostell Priory.

Dine Experts: The Fixer

Dine’s Managing Director, Daniel Gill was proud to contribute as an industry expert during the recent filming of BBC 2’s The Fixer.

Emily & Will’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Emily & Will’s beautiful Allerton Castle wedding was packed with pretty and personal touches. Within Allerton’s stunning stone walls, even a downpour couldn’t spoil it their day….

Wentworth Woodhouse Profiled In Brides’ Top 100 Venues

Dine are thrilled to see our beautiful stately home venue profiled in Brides Magazine’s Top 100 Venues in the UK.

Alison & Mark’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Alison and Mark celebrated their wedding day at Allerton Castle with an elegant white & silver winter’s theme.

Emma & Dan’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Emma and Dan chose a beautiful palette of pinks and lace for their classically romantic wedding at Allerton Castle.

Jo & Billy’s Wedding At The Mansion

Jo & Billy planned their big day all the way from Dubai and chose Dine At The Mansion to host their colourful, retro inspired wedding celebration in Yorkshire.

Double Nomination For Dine In The North Of England Wedding Awards!

Dine and the Dine At Allerton Castle team are proud to be listed as finalists in the North Of England Wedding Awards, which recognise outstanding customer service in the wedding industry.

Spotted: Our Allerton Castle Bride In Hello!

The Dine At Allerton Castle team were pleased to see our lovely couple Morven & Stephen’s beautiful wedding featured in “International Magazine Of The Year” Hello! this week.

Emily & Mike’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Roll out the bunting! Emily & Mike opted for a “Chintzy Vintage” theme for their stunning September wedding at Allerton Castle.

Charis & David’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Charis and David wanted a memorable English wedding to stun and surprise their American guests and hosted their perfect celebration with Dine at Allerton Castle.

Luxury Wedding Exhibition At Nostell Priory

We are proud to welcome award winning UK wedding blog Brides Up North back to Nostell Priory as we host our fifth luxury wedding exhibition here.

Helen & David’s Wedding At The Mansion

Helen and David loved their wedding at The Mansion: “We chose it for the beautiful interiors and the stunning views. The first time we went inside we knew we wanted to get married there.”

Your Next Event? Dine Collection Wine Tasting Dinners At The Mansion

The arrival of our new Group Executive Chef has inspired us to offer a series of wine-tasting dinners at our award winning Leeds venue, The Mansion this spring.

Stacey & Oliver’s Allerton Castle Wedding

Stacey and Oliver used Allerton Castle’s stunning state rooms to great effect for their fabulous “Vintage Glam” styled wedding celebration. “We couldn’t believe how beautiful the building was.”

Luxury Wedding Exhibition At The Mansion

We are proud to host the Brides Up North Luxury Wedding Exhibition at The Mansion

Sarah & Martin’s Allerton Castle Wedding

“Allerton Castle wowed us from the moment we walked in. It’s such a beautiful place, inside and out. Allerton was actually ours to use, not just get photos in front of!”

Alice & Gareth’s Wedding At Allerton Castle

Alice & Gareth contacted Dine to help them organise their dream wedding. We were with them every step of the way and the end result was amazing – we’ll let the photos do the talking.

A Marquee Wedding At Allerton Lakeside

Guests enjoyed substantial canapés of Demitasse of Lobster Bisque on this perfect winter day. Then the party went on until 2am closing with sparklers as the guests left.

A Wedding At Nostell Priory

Like at many of the weddings we’ve looked after at Nostell Priory, the bride and groom fell in love with the Nostell Priory and were keen to make the most of the grounds.

Hannah & Andy’s Wedding At Nostell Priory

Dine organised Andy and Hannah’s reception at Nostell Priory. Nostell Priory is a stunning venue and location, after visiting once they knew it was the perfect venue for them.

A Finalist In The Wedding Industry Awards 2014

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Dine at The Mansion are a regional finalist in The 2014 Wedding Industry Awards entirely voted for by our previous brides & grooms.

Olivia & Phil’s Wedding At Allerton Castle

A wedding at Allerton Castle with Dine was the only venue Olivia and Phil looked at and from the moment they stepped through its gothic doors and met the team, they knew it was the one.