THINKING OF HAVING YOUR WEDDING IN North Yorkshire?
As a Yorkshire based wedding photographer, I frequently captured wedding photography in North Yorkshire. England’s largest county, North Yorkshire is a simple stunning place to spend some time especially if you love the outdoors. From the natural wonders of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, that you can explore by foot or by cycling. To the charming Yorkshire coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby.
Or take a trip on the River Ouse by cruising in comfort, or trying your hand at paddle boarding or kayaking. As you drift past birds eye views of historically rich castles and abbey ruins. With all this on offer it’s no wonder North Yorkshire is one of the most visited counties in England. Needless to say, there are some amazing wedding venues in North Yorkshire. Something to suit every wedding style, taste and budget. Below are just four of my favourites.
Middleton Lodge is an enchanting 18th century Georgian country estate that sits in 200 acres of private North Yorkshire countryside. This large country house is brimming with Georgian charm, and has a famous walled garden that’s perfect for wedding photos.
Middleton Lodge offer two separate venues in one location. You can choose to get married in the main house, where there are four beautiful reception rooms on offer, all centred around a sweeping staircase in the grand hall. The staircase is perfect for making a dramatic entrance into your wedding ceremony.
The second venue at Middleton Lodge is Fig House that is situated in the Walled Garden. This romantic two-acre garden contains Fig House and Boiler House Bar. Your ceremony can be held in The Boiler House Bar, or in summer months outside on the terrace and lawn in the walled garden. And with capacity for up to 200 evening guests, you can really enjoy an epic celebration.
When I captured wedding photography at Middleton Lodge’s Fig House for Laura & Jordan, I loved the Italian Villa vibe that the venue had. So, if you want to feel of an Italian Villa wedding on a North Yorkshire wedding budget, then Middleton Lodge is definitely for you!
yorkshire wedding barn
Yorkshire Wedding Barn, nestled in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, The Yorkshire wedding barn is made up of two newly converted barns called The Wedding Barn and The Lake Barn. Timeless barn character combined with discrete modern luxuries like underfloor heating and state of the art sound and lighting systems give you the best of both worlds.
And both barns are bathed in tons of natural light through enormous b-folding doors (‘natural’ and ‘light’ are North Yorkshire wedding photographers' two favourite words!)
For your ceremony, you can choose to get married in one of the barns or have an outdoor ceremony. There’s also a large patio for drinks receptions giving fabulous views of the lakes and the Yorkshire countryside beyond.
When I captured wedding photography at the Yorkshire wedding barn for Demi and Reece, they got married in the beautiful wedding barn that had been dressed exquisitely for the occasion. After the ceremony they stepped out on to the patio for a fun confetti moment. Here, take a look!
And with award-winning guest accommodation on site that comprises of a barn conversion, a farmhouse, several cottages, a boat house and a shepherd’s hut. Nobody needs to head home at the end of the night!
Sedgewell Barn is the rarest of things. A Yorkshire barn wedding venue that you can book on a dry hire basis. This blank canvas can also be dressed as you wish and you get to choose all of your own suppliers. Making Sedgewell Barn the perfect venue for creatives looking to have their wedding done their way. This DIY approach also allows you to keep a close eye on your budget, picking and choosing what you want and what you can do without as you go along.
There are two barns that are both licensed to host civil ceremonies. Their 19th century rustic barn can accommodate up to 80 guests for a ceremony and 60 guests for a seated meal. It has a high vaulted ceiling, original oak beams adorned with fairy lights, exposed brick walls and a wooden mezzanine level.
For larger celebrations their Celebration Barn is ideal. It can accommodate over 100 guests and has a more industrial style. It is accessed via two huge glass sliding doors that lead out onto a terrace with amazing views of the Yorkshire Dales.
Outside there’s a pretty byre (cowshed) with its original cobbled floor that has been cleverly reimagined as the bar area as well as a pretty courtyard area.
For guest accommodation there are 11 deluxe wigwam cabins (9 of which have their own hot tub!) Your guests won’t want to leave!
thirsk lodge barns
Thirsk Lodge Barns is a stunning exclusive use wedding venue in a rural setting just outside the market town of Thirsk. The barns are both stylish and rustic, blending old world character with clean lines and modern luxury. They can accommodate weddings for up to 140 seated guests for a ceremony and sit-down meal and up to 200 guests at the evening reception.
The atmospheric and stylish bar has a whole wall that opens out on to the Courtyard effortlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces.
Wedding breakfasts take place in the Dining Room that has large skylights that flood the room with natural light. It has its own bar that overlooks a wild meadow.
The Wheelhouse is a snug room with soft furniture. A great place for a kid’s area or to take a breather from the dancefloor.
For guest accommodation The Farmhouse Cottage sleeps 9 people and The Laundry Cottage sleeps 2. Additional guest accommodation can be found in the nearby town of Thirsk.
When I capture wedding photography at Thirsk Lodge Barns, my favourite space is The Courtyard. Housing a magnificent 200-year-old Spanish olive tree it has a wonderful Mediterranean vibe. Perfect for photos, drinks and outdoor fun. They even offer outdoor heaters, fire pits for marshmallows, sparklers and the option of an outdoor pop-up bar. You can count me in for all of that!