It is a long held tradition across Europe that chimney sweeps bring good luck. Most famously, some 200 years ago King George II was riding his horse in a royal procession when without warning a stray dog began nipping the legs of the king’s horse causing it to rear up and the king to lose control. As the crowd looked on in horror, a chimney sweep came from the crowd, regained control of the horse and returned to the crowd as quickly as he had arrived. After the procession the king was unable to thank the sweep personally for his bravery, so he decreed that from that day forward all chimney sweeps are bearers of good luck and should be treated with respect. To this day chimney sweeps are still invited to attend special events to ensure good luck.

As far as the tradition of sweeps bestowing a marriage with luck is concerned, it is on record that before the Duke of Edinburgh married the Queen in 1947 he slipped out of his apartment to shake hands with a sweep who just happened to be passing by!


For our wedding service we dress up in traditional Sweeps outfit complete with top hat and tails, cane rods, vintage bike, and of course a sooty face. Often, we are accompanied by a similarly attired street urchin, to complete the scene. We can arrive at any time to suit you, but we are normally booked to arrive at the church or other wedding venue just after the bride and groom have come out, and while all the guests are milling around wondering what is going to happen next. Our entrance is timed to surprise everyone and provide additional photo opportunities. We will gladly pose for photographs and will stay for as long as you require. Apart from bestowing luck upon the marriage we will also present the couple with some souvenirs to further remind them of the happy day, in the form of a personalised certificate, which tells the story of the lucky sweep. Along with £50 voucher that can be used for Chimney Sweeping or accessories in the Stove Gallery showroom - Harrogate

Lucky Sweep service is available up to 40 miles from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, please enquire using the form below.

"they both made a wonderful day extra special, thanks to all"
Mrs Gabbott Harrogate

lucky sweep for weddings £200
simply complete the form to book,
or call 01423 889 125
wedding sweep service is available up-to 40 miles from Harrogate North Yorkshire.

If you are enquiring about our Lucky Chimney Sweep wedding service please allow a minimum of 48hrs for bookings, we can usually attend most weddings within 40 miles of Harrogate North Yorkshire.

framed certificate!£50 Sweep Voucher