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Celebrate Your Special Day with a Unique Canal Boat Wedding Reception

If you’re dreaming of a wedding reception that combines charm, intimacy, and a touch of adventure, a micro wedding reception on a traditional wood-panelled canal boat might be just the ticket. Skipton Boat Trips offers an unforgettable experience for couples looking to celebrate their union in a truly distinctive way. Here’s a closer look at what makes their canal boat wedding receptions so special.

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An Unforgettable Setting

Imagine hosting your wedding reception surrounded by the serene beauty of the countryside as you glide along the canal. After exchanging vows at the Skipton Registry Office, Skipton Boat Trips provides a picturesque backdrop that’s perfect for creating lasting memories. With pick-up directly outside the Register Office, your journey promises tranquility and stunning views.

Personalized Packages

Skipton Boat Trips understands that every couple is unique, which is why they offer customizable wedding reception packages. Here are some options to consider:

  • Afternoon Tea: Delight your guests with a variety of homemade sandwiches, buttery fruit scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of delicious cakes.
  • Lunch or Ploughman’s Lunch: Enjoy Yorkshire ham, award-winning pork pie, vegetarian quiche, and an array of salads and seasonal puddings.
  • Fish & Chips or Roast Dinner: Savor classic fish and chips or a traditional roast beef dinner with all the trimmings, followed by seasonal desserts.

Each menu includes tea and coffee and can be adapted for vegetarian and gluten-free guests.

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Special Touches

The Dalesman, the dining boat used for receptions, comes beautifully decorated to enhance the celebratory atmosphere. White balloons, bunting flags, and a tastefully adorned head table are among the complimentary decorations provided. Additionally, the boat features a full bar, sound system, and a microphone, ensuring that your celebration is both enjoyable and convenient.

Flexible Bar Options

Choose from two drink packages to suit your needs:

  • Package A: Includes two drink tokens per person and a Prosecco toast.
  • Package B: Offers a welcome drink of Prosecco or fresh orange, two drink tokens, and a champagne toast.

Extra Services

Enhance your special day with optional extras like special order flower arrangements, printed dinner menus, and convenient pick-up or drop-off at the Register Office. The team at Skipton Boat Trips is dedicated to working within your budget to provide a memorable and stress-free experience.


A micro wedding reception with Skipton Boat Trips offers a unique and intimate way to celebrate your love. With their flexible packages, beautiful settings, and dedicated team, you can relax and enjoy your special day knowing every detail is taken care of. For more information and to start planning your canal boat wedding reception, visit Skipton Boat Trips Weddings.