Danny Guthrie married his girlfriend Rebecca on June 1st.
Allerton Castle, near Harrogate
And the wedding took place in Allerton Castle, near Harrogate, and is a popular place to hold weddings, and we’re not surprised once we looked at the place.
It seems it’s a place steeped in history and this is what it says on the Allerton Castle website:
Welcome to England’s most elegant and important gothic revival stately home, built by The Lord Mowbray, Segrave and Stourton, the premier Baron of England as a monumental statement of his position within the English aristocracy.
Enter into its time capsule and go back into the ambience of an earlier period. Steeped in English history, in the eighteenth century the property was owned by Prince Frederick, the Grand Old Duke of York, brother to King George IV.
The Grand Old Duke Of York, and brother of King George IV – well he liked his drink too – let’s be honest.
But it seems too many bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale may have been drunk by some of the guests, as in the early hours of the next morning there were some scenes, and police were called.
A source at the venue had this to say about the ruckus:
“To say they behaved like peasants with money is an understatement. They were obnoxious and disgusting. One could say it would be expected of a rough pub on a council estate, but then that’s probably unfair to council estates. It was more Big Fat Gypsy Wedding than our usual clientele.”
Guthrie had been released by Newcastle United on the day of the wedding, which was Friday, June 1st and everything had gone well, but then a fight broke out – although the events are disputed and this story is coming out over a week after the alleged events happened.
And we don’t know if there’s any truth in the rumors that Joey Barton attended the wedding.
John and Jan Cook run the place for the Rolphe Foundation, a charitable trust, and confirmed only that police were called, and they are obviously trying to keep a lid on what happened as Mr. Cook said:
“We have been advised by the Trust not to say anything.”
But it’s always the unnamed sources who have the juicy bits, and here is an unnamed source, they get around don’t they – who said what really happened:
“They were chucking the lobster thermadore about. How can you comprehend such behaviour?” “Mr and Mrs Cook, who live on site, were called by marquee staff at 2am to say there was trouble, and the police had been called, and not to expect anyone staying for the night. The Castle has three en-suite rooms and a bridal suite for immediate family but other guests stay at hotels nearby.”
“Mr Cook gave it until 3-30am then locked the doors. At 4am they were awoken by the sound of someone breaking in. On investigation Mr Cook discovered a guest had physically smashed the door in. The police were again called, by the Cooks, Mrs Cook was terrified. Other guests, presumably the respective families, arrived. We allowed them to stay the night, and they left in the morning. There was, thankfully, no further incident.”
“But we have not had so much as a phone call or letter of apology for this disgraceful and upsetting behaviour. Everything was dealt with properly here, it was about the guests and not the venue in any way.” “We have yet to assess the full damage.” “Thankfully, they were well away from the Castle itself. The Foundation has spent untold thousands in renovation, the damage could have been enormous.”
Another witness said:
“Staff at the marquee had to remove candelabra from the tables in case of a fire risk. There were people staggering around drunk and some were sprawled out over the tables.”
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police confirmed they were called three times to the castle, and twice on the morning of June 2nd and on June 3rd, following an incident on a coach taking the guests home:
“North Yorkshire Police were called at 2.25am on the morning of 2 June to reports of a fight among a group of guests at Allerton Castle, Allerton Park near Knaresborough. On arrival, the guests were dispersing and leaving the venue and no complaints were received from any victims. No arrests were made.”
“Police received a further call at 4.50am when a group of people began banging on doors and causing a disturbance. On arrival, police found a number of guests had been locked out and were trying to get back in. No crimes were reported and no arrests were made.”
“Police received another call on 3rd June from a woman who reported being caught up in a disturbance on a bus which was about to leave the same venue in the early hours of 2nd June. This incident is currently under investigation.”
And over the weekend Rebecca Guthrie at their house in Ponteland, a posh estate just outside Newcastle, said nothing had happened at the wedding:
“No, no, no. I don’t want to know, this is way beyond me, I don’t want this, this didn’t happen. You’ll have to call Danny’s agent.’
Not the best way to get going in your marriage, and it’s going to be a bit of an upheaval for Rebecca and Danny, to have to have to settle somewhere new, since Danny is looking for a new club, as he is now a free agent.
Anyway – we wish the young couple all the best in their life ahead.