If you are reading this page, you are hopefully looking at planning a visit to our North Yorkshire bridal boutique!
Well, get ready to turn it into an unforgettable day - or why not a whole weekend - of bridal bliss!
Nestled in the picturesque market town of Pickering, on the outskirts of York, our boutique is surrounded by a treasure trove of delightful destinations that will make for a super special experience for you and your squad.
We believe in making every moment count, so whether you're traveling from near or far, we've curated a list of the must-visit places and activities in our area of North Yorkshire, perfectly tailored to complement your Little Pearl experience. No matter who accompanies you on this special day - be it your cherished family or your closest friends (or both!) - there's something incredible for everyone to enjoy.
If you haven't secured your spot for a Luxury Bridal Experience at our award-winning boutique just yet, worry not! Simply click here to book your desired appointment and browse our current availability. Fridays and weekends are particularly sought after, so we recommend booking well in advance to ensure you snag your preferred time to visit.
Once you've secured your wedding dress shopping appointment, check out all the handy information below. We've handpicked a selection of highly-desirable ideas that are within easy reach of Pickering, allowing you to craft the perfect girly getaway or day out that will make memories to last a lifetime.
STAYING IN THE PICKERING AREA
Indulge your senses by perusing the array of independent, antique, and vintage stores that line the streets. And hey, who says hydration can't be glamorous? Sip on a rosé (or perhaps two) at the Number Four wine bar, adding an extra touch of sophistication to your day. And when hunger strikes, treat yourself to a scrumptious lunch or evening meal at The White Swan Inn.
For those wanting a little bit of culture or a leisurely walk a ten-minute stroll from the boutique will lead you to Pickering Castle. Immerse yourself in the fascinating ruins and soak in the breathtaking panoramic views that stretch far and wide. It's a historical gem that shouldn't be missed!
And if you're looking to make a proper girlie weekend of it in North Yorkshire for an entire weekend we have an irresistible recommendation. Why not indulge in the ultimate luxury experience by renting one of the exquisite Hideout Country Lodges in nearby Allerston? Nestled amidst the countryside, these three fabulous lodges offer a slice of paradise, complete with your very own private hot tub. It's the perfect way to unwind and pamper yourself in style after saying YES to your dress!
INDULGE IN MALTON
Malton "Yorkshire's Food Capital," is 15 min drive from The Little Pearl, and is a must visit after your YES moment! With plenty to offer from award winning restaurants, to boutique shops, plus their very own gin distillery at Rare Bird and even a speakeasy bar, The Library!
Don't miss the opportunity to explore the boutique food court at Talbot Yard, overflowing with a delightful selection of local produce, a true celebration of Yorkshire's culinary heritage.
Should you wish to extend your stay and fully embrace the town's charm, we highly recommend booking a room at the Talbot Hotel, a Mr & Mrs featured hotel!
And for those with an affinity for history or horticulture, Castle Howard is just a short drive away. Famous for its appearances in renowned shows like Bridgerton and even an Arctic Monkeys' music video!
PAMPER YOURSELF IN HELMSLEY
We have the perfect place if you are ready for some rest and relaxation with your girls! The Yorkshire Spa Retreat in Helmsley has recently opened it’s doors and is utterly fabulous. With a delicious restaurant, outdoor pool and spa and plenty of cabanas to lounge and sip a cocktail on, what’s not to enjoy?!
For even more culinary treats you could always head to The Star Inn or The Pheasant at Harome for a delicious post YES lunch. Their boutique accommodation is gorgeous too, if you fancy a night away with your nearest and dearest.
GET THE CITY VIBES OF YORK
Yearning for a fabulous pre-wedding girly getaway in the heart of the city? Look no further! Embrace the perfect blend of wedding dress shopping at Little Pearl and a delightful trip to the captivating city of York. This city has everything a bride-to-be and her squad could wish for – a rich history, breathtaking architecture, a treasure trove of shops, and an array of top-notch eateries and bars, all making up its distinctive cosmopolitan charm. Plus York is only a 30min drive from the boutique.
Stroll along the winding, cobbled streets of The Shambles and Swingate, immersing yourselves in the city's enchanting past before hitting up the high street shops for some retail therapy. And, of course, no trip to York would be complete without a visit to the iconic Betty's Tea Rooms for an unforgettable afternoon tea experience.
After all the shopping and exploring, you might find yourselves in need of a refreshing drink. Fear not, for York boasts an impressive array of cocktail bars and pubs, including Forage, with their cool speakeasy and Pink by Impossible – perfect spots to celebrate your YES moment
So now you've got your weekend or visit planned to help you celebrate finding your dress, click the button below to choose your perfect Bridal Experience here at The Little Pearl! We cannot wait to welcome you!