Leeds is a really beautiful city and if you’ve lived here your whole life, this idea may not be too appealing but trust us – there is so much to see and do in Leeds, it’s worth taking three or four days after your wedding just to relax and enjoy the city!
Minimoons are super popular at the moment. Weddings are kind of expensive – the average cost is about £25,000 to £30,000 – so when you dream of honeymooning to the Maldives or St Lucia and the price tag that comes with it, you end up feeling a lot more stressed rather than relaxed. If you space the honeymoon payments and wedding payments out though, it doesn’t feel so bad and makes it all a little more affordable.
However, you still need a little break after the wedding just to relax and spend time with your loved one and we recommend doing it right in the centre of Leeds especially if you’ve just tied the knot here! It’s a great weekend getaway with tonnes of date night ideas from cabaret to coffee with kittens! Here are some of our favourite romantic ideas.
Explore Harewood House
This is quickly becoming one of Leeds’s biggest attractions. Walk hand in hand with your new husband/wife along the edges of the 32-acre tropical lake, smell the flowers in the colourful gardens bursting with blue poppies, rhododendrons and golden daffodils, and even feed the penguins in the Bird Garden! It’s a great idea for a date day!
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Sip Cocktails at the Sky Lounge
After Harewood House, head out for drinks. The Sky Lounge is a gorgeous cocktail bar on the 13th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton. It has breathtaking views of the incredible city you both tied the knot in, and it also offers a delicious menu including poached lobster tail fettuccine and steak frites. Enjoy yourselves!
Drink Coffee and Cuddle Kittens
The next morning, to recover from all of those cocktails, head to the Kitty Café! This converted bank offers light bites, coffee and cake, and is filled with super cute rescue cats! Cuddle them up before heading onto the next stop in Leeds on the itinerary…
Dress Up for a Day at the Races
Always a great day out! Wetherby Racecourse ensures a thrilling day out. Bet on your favourites, win some money, feel as fabulous as you did on your wedding day in race day wear and enjoy cheering to each other with Champagne as you watch the horses gallop past.
Sign Up for Salsa
Before heading out for a romantic dinner, visit one of the seven classes in Leeds offering heart racing, passionate and sexy salsa dancing! Learn a new skill and do something you never thought you would be able to do in this great city. Pair it with cocktails and tacos or head out to one of the many incredible restaurants in Leeds.
Recover in a Spa
The next morning, you may be a little sore from salsa and filled with tacos…there are so many spas in Leeds to choose from. This is the perfect time for R&R from the wedding and all the fun you’re having in the city! It’s also a very romantic treat for the two of you.
Finish with a Night at the Cabaret
Complete your three-day minimoon at Leeds’s very own burlesque show! Belgrave Music Hall offers a wild night with even wilder performers. The show is called the Wet Spot and offers sensual dance mixed with quirky modern culture. It’s certainly a fun night out and one you won’t forget!
Stop! I know you want to book your minimoon now after we’ve persuaded you how fun three days in Leeds could be…but you need to book your wedding venue first! Check out the link below.