THE new owners of a North Yorkshire hotel have announced that they are now taking bookings for weddings for next year.

Recently acquired by Rebecca Hill and Chris Layton, The Old Deanery is set to reopen after a short period of closure as a wedding and events venue.

Formerly operating as an award-winning hotel and wedding venue, The Old Deanery was forced to close its doors earlier this year after months of lockdown.

Chris and Rebecca took over the property in August 2021, initially hoping to bring the hotel back to its former glory.

The hotel is set to reopen in 2022 and will be available primarily for wedding and events.

Rebecca Hill said: "Overall, we want The Old Deanery to be a jewel in Ripon’s crown and 'The place' to celebrate important life events, such as birthdays, Christenings and weddings.

"We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting wedding bookings from January 2022 onwards. Given that we are opening as a new venue, we currently have fantastic availability, too."