How Harrogate's Cedar Court Hotel is helping disappointed couples to get the wedding of their dreams

It has been a stressful time for those planning on getting married recently - with the pandemic forcing hospitality venues to close and meaning lots of people were made to cancel their weddings.

By Brogan Maguire
Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 9:22 am

But Harrogate's Cedar Court Hotel wants to help those in the town who have permanently lost their wedding venue due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The hotel is offering to host the weddings of said couples and has said it will even cover some of the value of any lost deposits.

Cedar Court Harrogate is offering to host weddings for those who lost their venue during the coronavirus lockdown.

Wayne Topley, Managing Director of Cedar Court Hotels, said: "We have limited availability left for 2020 in Harrogate, but I have instructed the hotels team to do what they can to accommodate any couples who may have woken up to the horrible news that their booked wedding venue is going into administration.

"We are even offering to cover some of the cost of any lost deposits, up to 50%. We have the flexibility to turn this challenge into a positive. We are truly proud to be a part of the Harrogate community, a community I call home, and if we can help out during this troubling time - we will."

It is just one of many schemes that Cedar Court has launched to help the people of Harrogate during this difficult time.

Staff have been safely delivering care packages to those in need, containing everything from toilet rolls to toiletries and fresh eggs to birthday cakes.

They have also repurposed the hotel facilities to support the NHS and their local efforts - including offering free parking for key workers.

It is hoped that the hotel will reopen in early July.

Mr Topley added: "We have weathered the storm very well and I’ve been both impressed and humbled by my senior team’s commitment to ensuring our businesses foundations are as strong as ever. I am especially proud of the work we have done to support our local communities and emergency services during the lockdown."

If you are affected and would like to discuss how the Cedar Court team could support your wedding day, contact [email protected]

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