Although we’re based near Manchester, being east of the city means we’re ideally placed for a short drive to reach all that sunny Yorkshire has to offer for some epic Yorkshire wedding photography :)
So we’ve put together a selection of some Yorkshire’s finest and quirkiest wedding venues we’ve shot at before plus quite a few others too where we’d just love to photograph your wedding! Hopefully our little guide of some of the best Yorkshire wedding venues (mostly West and South Yorkshire) will give you some good ideas whether you be planning a outdoor glamping style wedding party or a more luxury classic refined celebration. Happy wedding planning and see you in Yorkshire. For our availability for your Yorkshire wedding photography just fill in our contact form. Before you get stuck into all the venues, have a flick through our Yorkshire wedding photography gallery above, there’s loads more pics from across the UK on our portfolio page too :)
A stately home or castle perhaps!
Yorkshire has it’s fair share of castles and stately homes. which make for absolutely fantastic classic backdrops for your wedding photos. All of these venues would definitely give a strong sense of luxury, style and grand presence to your wedding, a day your guests won’t forget!
Cannon Hall, Hazelwood castle, Allerton Castle – definitely makes a statement, Fixby Hall, Carlton Towers – both spectacular & grand, Wortley Hall, Wentworth Woodhouse – South Yorkshire’s hidden gem of a MASSIVE stately home!
A piece of history
Your wedding is a fairly historic event in your life, so why not surround yourselves with history either in bricks and mortar or surrounded by artefacts from the past! The mixture of old weather worn buildings, dramatic interiors or rusting antiquities is a fantastic juxtaposition in your photographs against the sparkle and smiles of a wedding day. For this perfect combination have a nosey at some of these venues…..
Elsecar Heritage – steam train perhaps :), Hazelwood Castle – grand in every sense of the word, Rise Hall – Sarah Beenys place, Oakwell Hall and Country Park – 16th century hall paired with 19th century barn, Grays Court – York city centre mixed with country house style, Nostell Priory – sweeping drive, ornate interiors, rose gardens and even it’s own church too, very English (Yorkshire!!), Kelham Island Museum – industrial heritage, with a capital ‘I’ and photography heaven! ;) For something historic with a rustic romantic wedding feel you simply can’t beat York Hospitium, gorgeous light filled stone building down stairs for your ceremony and beamed barn feel upstairs for the evenings festivities and surrounded by gardens and a ruined abbey we’d join you there in a shot! If industrial heritage is your bag then this place looks woweee, Thwaites Mill in Leeds as part of the Leeds Museums and Galleries group, a Victorian mill backdrop of stunning proportions – a tipi and humanist wedding at Thwaite Mills! Fancy a mill but not in Leeds, try The Arches at Dean Clough, in Halifax with great access, parking and that all important rough and ready rustic feel. Another priory that’s just surfaced on our venue radar is Newburgh Priory, just outside York with lots of options for your day to include classic stately home architecture, ruined priory buildings, gorgeous grounds, marquee spaces, the options seem endless so it can be very bespoke to your day :)
Rustic barn styled Yorkshire wedding venues
Blossom Barn, not too far from Pixie HQ in Hepworth just outside Holmfirth on the sunny side of the Pennines, this newly converted barn and field/marquee/tipi space with glamping options too definitely looks to tick a few boxes, worth a nosey….
Northorpe Hall, feel extra good on your wedding day, with this stunning refurbished barn which is part of the Child and Family Trust, so as well as having a fantastic day you’ll be supporting a great charity too :) Ideally placed for a West Yorkshire wedding, in Mirfield almost equidistant from Huddersfield and Leeds.
Sandburn Hall, a modern oak beamed venue set just outside York, with extensive views out over their preened golf course. This venue has the great aesthetics of a barn structure, with all the convenience of a modern building, plenty of space for parking and lots of accommodation a ten minute walk through wooded glades at Griffon Forest Lodges. A Lord of the Rings ethereal twist to this summer Sandburn Hall wedding blog.
Craven Arms and Crook Barn §, The crook barn is an amazing structure both inside and out, the building looks like it’s dropped out of a medieval film set! Appletreewick in Wharfedale is the perfect Yorkshire Dales setting, with rolling green countryside, sheep galore, real ales and accommodation close by (including a campsite) – what’s not to like!
Cheerful Chilli, somehow with a feel of a village celebration, tearooms converted barn and space for marquee or tipi additions. If you’re looking for somewhere vegetarian too , then this is place to choose :) Just south of Otley and within easy reach of Leeds Bradford airport too, if you have international guests, yet surrounded by fields to one side and Otley Chevin Forest a stones throw away – you definitley get a feel of being away from it all.
York Maze, See below
Wood Lane Countryside Centre, close to Sheffield the grain loft at Wood Lane is a perfect South Yorkshire rustic wedding venue. Oak beams, garden party feel outdoor space, plenty of scope for getting the bunting up!
Priory Cottages, not sure what category this self-catering cottage and barn/marquee wedding venue. the cottages look like an amazing place for your friends and family to enjoy a weekend of celebrations. Close to Wetherby this great venue gives you amazing green views, a barn ceremony/reception area and space for a marquee too, definitely looks worth a peek :)
Hornington Manor, has just hit our radar :) Looks great with accommodation on site for up to 38, a number of varied wedding ceremony locations to choose from including an outdoor lych gate area and a rustic barn too, to tick that rustic box! Perfectly situated between Leeds and York and with lots of sheep and alpacas too, as they make lush soft squishy mattresses with their fleeces!
Bolton Abbey Tithe Barn – a new Yorkshire venue from August 2018 from the Cripps Barn folk who know a thing or two about the best rustic barn wedding venues. So not only will you be in the stunningly gorgeous Yorkshire countryside but you’ll be in very capable hands of these guys too. Just add the two of you and all your nearest and dearest for an epic day :)
Classic hotel weddings
Rudding Park one of the best hotels we’ve shot at, amazing service with a genuine Yorkshire smile!
Wentbridge House, a perfectly sized hotel near Pontefract, who love an outdoor drinks reception in the Yorkshire sunshine
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa, stunning views over the gorgeous Wharfe valley from this Wetherby Country House Hotel.
Smaller hotel country house weddings
Crowhill Cottages, set just above Marsden – feel at home with friends and family for the whole weekend and make the most of your wedding celebrations
Holdsworth House, now famous from filming of Last Tango in Halifax, this cosy venue is perfect for winter or summer weddings, deceptively bigger than it first looks too!
Devonshire Fell, a quirky boutique hotel set in the midst of the gorgeous Yorkshire Dales, fab views over Wharfedale and an intimate friendly feel too :)
Grays Court, slap bang in the middle of York with all the history to suit, walled gardens and even outdoor ceremony options too, alongside oak panelled interiors and gorgeous huge windows – what’s not to love?!
Whitley Hall Hotel, nestled between Sheffield and Barnsley, with 32 rooms on offer alongside preened gardens and rich interiors, celebrate in style at this Yorkshire mansion.
Whirlowbrook Hall, just south of Sheffield and surrounded by lush woodland, an imposing Edwardian manor house and gardens befitting for any Yorkshire wedding!
The Mansion, north of Leeds this imposing grand building has all the boxes ticked for a classic wedding, treelined driveway, pillared entrance, landscaped gardens set against modern clean interiors.
Enjoy a great relaxed wedding in a fab cosy location, with fantastic food for everyone too :)
Urban city weddings
Sheffield has it’s fair share of cool bars and venues – we love the look of these for a start. 99 Mary Street – ‘Post-industrial concept space’ how’s that for a description – if that’s how you fancy your wedding then head over to this Sheffield City Centre venue and have a mooch around. Or why not try Trafalgar Warehouse – Does what it says on the tin, warehouse style weddings, industrial contemporary blank canvas for your day. Street food from a Citroen van plus urban warehouse chic at The Hide in city centre Sheffield. Another warehouse near the trendy industrial Kelham Island area of Sheffield, try 92 Burton Road an Indie wedding specialist, bars in corrugated containers, rough and ready textured walls, industrial lighting ticks all the urban contemporary wedding boxes. Not forgetting of course Kelham Island Museum itself industrial Sheffield with all it’s rivets and bolts laid bare, look no further for your ideal northern grit rustic venue. Want a bit of outside and inside, then perhaps the courtyard space at Hagglers Corner will be just the ticket for your Sheffield city centre wedding day. We could really write a whole post about all that Sheffield has to offer, from the great historic grand buildings, the shiny glass Millennium Gallery and Winter gardens and so many industrial urban venues popping up in every corner of this city of seven hills – almost Rome (perhaps not quite the weather though!)
Fancy some craft beers for that wedding of yours? Well the perfect solution hold your Leeds wedding reception in the brewery – take a peek at Northern Monk Brewery and their event space in The Refectory. If you like a pint and a bit of an industrial mill back drop this could be your Yorkshire city centre wedding venue.
Yorkshire outdoor marquee or tipi weddings
Embrace the outdoors and all that new quirky styled tents have to offer there’s so many options with canvas be it a sperry tent, tipi, papa kata style, traditional marquee, stretch tents or go Mongolian with a yurt. There’s so many to choose from, I’ve just listed them here as I could go on for hours about how amazing each one of them would be for rustic vintage relaxed style weddings, I’ll just let your own imagination run wild :)
Skipbridge Country Weddings, wow what a find this is, situated between Harrogate and York, rustic details galore, gorgeous countryside and animals too! Wharfedale Grange §, a North Yorkshire farm famed for it’s asparagus – huge green field to hire, just add imagination and you’re on your way to a fab rustic wedding only 20 mins from Leeds city centre! Bivouac §, fire pits, woodland ceremony, views, luxury camping all boxes ticked at this ultimate Yorkshire venue, even a castle like country house in thrown in to the mix! Jollydays §, just 10 miles from York escape the city for this woodland wedding experience, with glamping options and loads of experience with weddings too. Looking for the perfect outdoor venue in the Leeds, Otley, Knaresbrough area – well check out this absolute beauty yours for the weekend, party and camp to your hearts content at Almscliffe Valley :) A relatively new addition to Yorkshire’s away of amazing outdoor festival style wedding venues.
Danby Castle, great countryside, great buildings, ceremony licence for three locations and it’s close to Whitby too (got to love Whitby!) Smallshaw Farm §, a great little cluster of self catering cottages and ajoining fields set in stunning scenery between Sheffield and Huddersfield. Little Wold Vineyard §, in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, on site vineyard – how could you go wrong! Views over the Humber too and they even make their own willow decorations on-site too :) Whilst on the subject of alcoholic venues then if wine’s not your thing and you’re more of a real ale kinda couple, then we’ve got just the thing! Wold Top Breweries – award winning beers alongside gorgeous gardens countryside and tipi/marquee space.
Hideaway at Baxby Manor – North Yorkshire is awash with these eco-glamping gems :) At The Hideaway you’ll be surrounded by countryside and farmland, whilst not far from a local pub too! Choose to have your reception amidst wild flowers or their apple orchards, make a weekend of it with loads of camping and glamping on site, with great facilities for those who like a shower too! Just spotted this one too, The Cud Life §, two cute cottages, a small campsite, just add your marquee or tipi, between Harrogate and Ripon, no specific wedding details but they’ve done at least one before so give ’em a call :). Ooo here’s another too Camp Katur, loads of different options for where have your ceremony and or reception with acres and acres of space for camping, weddings from 10 – 1500, close to Bedale and Ripon! Together Travel, in Swaledale but close enough to Richmond for those last minute provisions, modern eco lodges for your guest to enjoy the whole weekend with you, this is posh camping! With space to hold your reception either indoors in the modern contemporary Sanctuary building or plonk your chosen ‘tent’ outdoors to make the most of the epic scenery :)
Newton Grange situated close to Skipton has the Yorkshire Dales on the doorstep, accommodation on site for up to 27 and plenty of space for a marquee style wedding reception. Love trees and all that is wooded, so head over to Applewood Weddings, just 15 minutes from Leeds city centre but you wouldn’t know it – this looks a perfect outdoor wedding venue for that rustic feel. Woodland Weddings have a couple of locations in Yorkshire with a Forestry Commission site in the North York Moors near Pickering (if you love trees this looks ideal) and at the other end of Yorkshire a secluded glen just north of Sheffield. Looking for a farm marquee wedding venue in West Yorkshire, then give Woodside Weddings a go – situated between Huddersfield and Wakefield :) With farmhouse, acres of gorgeous Yorkshire countryside, marquee or tipi options and a personal friendly service too. Woodland wedding ceremony more your thing – not much info on this but Little Land near Tadcaster has just popped up on our radar they only have a facebook page at the moment (March 2017) so early days but if trees tickle your fancy then might be worth a trip out to have a look….Also in the woods just south of Leeds take a look at This Green Moon a gorgeous rustic looking site on an organic free range farm, woods, canvas, camping – looks amazing please invite us along too ;)
If you have a specific location in mind, but can’t find a venue it’s often worth asking around in the local area and there may be farmers fields/barns which they’d rent out or try self catering cottages with land attached.
Alternative and unique wedding venues in Yorkshire
Stand out from the crowd with some of these absolutely stunning alternative and unique venues, with plenty for your guests to talk about all day and for years to come. Sculptures galore in amazing greenery, with a fantastic architectural indoor space at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Loose all your guests in a maze, great play areas for the small people, eat and party in gorgeous rustic barns – all at York Maze, just 3 miles from York city centre too!
Back in West Yorkshire, how about a canal theme, maybe a narrowboat trip after your ceremony before ending up at Stanage Edge Tunnel, for the rest of your day at one of Yorkshire’s record breakers, as the highest and longest canal tunnel in Britain (and even 3rd in the world!)
Leeds, converted church, amazing architecture, great sense of space – sound good then check out Left Bank – looks pretty perfect to us :)
Love trees? We do! Celebrate all things wood at JG Graves Woodland Centre, situated in Ecclesall woods just south of Sheffield – with options for both indoors and outdoors celebrations.
More trees? and a waterfall? This lush woodland wedding location near Whitby looks fantabulous!!! Falling Foss Gardens wow wow wow one of the best most idyllic UK woodland wedding venues we’ve seen. Only condition is if you get married there then please have us along too ;)
How about tying the knot amidst Victorian shop fronts negotitating those cobbles as you walk down the aisle, well if this tickles your fancy then York Castle Museum is the place to be, for a wedding that’ll definitely go down in history ;)
Now we do love a bit of industry, the juxta of raw rough textures against the delicacy of bridal trappings, amazing – try this offering in Leeds :) Braime Pressings is a new venue on a very active metal pressing site – run by the Dine team complete with marble bar, grand vintage architecture and industrial trimmings :)
Nearly forgot The National Railway Museum at York, not only is this a most splendid museum, but you can hold your wedding here too! So if you’re into vintage or trains, or both then look no further!
Small & Intimate wedding venues
Share your special day with those just the very closest to you, or even just the two of you :)
Holdsworth House, just outside Halifax, this West Yorkshire venue caters for weddings large and small and has plenty of cosy rooms, so a smaller wedding doesn’t fell out of place. The gazebo in the gardens is the perfect location for a tiny wedding ceremony holding just 10 people!
Markenfield Hall, a private moated house with a choice of rooms, a bespoke set up tailored to your days needs, the vaulted study for up to eight guests to the great hall accommodating up to 35 for a seated meal. A day time venue only, so to party the night away you’ll have to move on elsewhere.
Priest’s House, a simply stunning location in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with the option of bunk barn accommodation for guests to stay on site. With a maximum of 34 to dine this is definitely one for the intimate wedding, but without compromise on the building or scenery (some limitations on when you can have your wedding as they also cater for larger marquee weddings in the summer months).
Get married on stage?
Life’s a stage, so they say, and this is definitley one of those undet the spotlight moments, so why not go the whole hog and tie the knot on stage!
Abbeydale Picture House a renovated old style picture house with lots of venue hire options and that vintage urban feel – looks amazing!
Crucible Theatre, a great mix of modern and vintage at Sheffield Crucible Theatre, with all that Sheffield city centre has to offer on your doorstep too.
Theatre Royal Wakefield, bold colours and a quirky bar area at the Theatre Royal, as well as all that theatrical pizzazz – a great venue for a memorable day on stage!
Harrogate Theatre, red curtains, opulent boxes, everything a theatre should be :)
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Just a small selection from what is a huge and diverse area of England, there’s so many different great venues out there and it’s always worth thinking outside the box too. If you’ve got an amazing location in mind why not just ask the owners and see if you can create your own unique wedding day :) Why not embrace Yorkshire for your whole wedding? Rhubarb would be a must for any wedding within the Yorkshire ‘rhubarb triangle’ or at Wharfedale Grange take advantage of their asparagus fame. Or perhaps forget the plates and have everything in giant Yorkshire puddings! Not forgetting the drinks, Little Wold Vineyard quite obviously has packages including their very own wines – as for beers you’re spoilt for choice with breweries large and small across the whole of Yorkshire – cheers! To finish off a nice cup off Yorkshire Tea, a proper brew with some nice Wensleydale Gromit!
As for Yorkshire entertainment, how about making your day unique – how about some traditional Longsword or Rapper dancers? On a personal note we had, non-conventional morris dancers at our wedding who went down an absolute storm, so don’t be afraid to add a special twist to your day.
So by now you should have found a venue to suit your day, don’t forget your Yorkshire wedding photography – we do love getting out and about and it’s always sunnier in Yorkshire too, so drop us a line to check our availabilty for your date :)
For other wedding venue ideas in the North of England do have a nosey at our suggestions for Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Manchester city centre weddings. If you’re not sure about certain aspects of a venue or how the day will work do have a good look around the internet at other peoples weddings or drop us a line and we’ll see if we can help out :)
Looking for other wedding suppliers in Yorkshire? Here’s a few from our travels :)
Bell tent hire: Starbright Hideaways – looking for some extra accommodation for your wedding guests? Rachael & Leanne have some gorgeous luxury bell tents, all ready erected for your guests just to fall into at the end of a hard days partying :)
VW camper van hire: Liberty campers – chauffeur driven or self drive, a good selection of vintage VW’s for that inner cool dude in you!
Vintage bus hire: Yorkshire Heritage Bus Company – a plethora of vintage buses to compliment your day and transport your guests hassle free
Traditional barber: The Gentlemens Retreat – a treat for the boys, don’t let the girls have all the preening, with traditional hot shaves and a great service.
Flowers: Owl House Flowers, wild and fresh looking blooms, contact Rachel for flowers you’ll just love (based in Bingley) or try Sarah Elizabeth who we worked with at Sandburn Hall another amazing florist, based in York.
Wedding films: Tom Harrington Films go all over the country and for good reason, Tom is fantastic :)
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