Wedding Venues

Want to find a Yorkshire Wedding Venue, or maybe you just want to find out where some of these fabulous images were taken? Have a look below at some of our favourite Europe, UK and Yorkshire wedding venues.

Hazlewood Castle Wedding photographers.

One of our favourite wedding venues in Yorkshire, we have been fortunate to photograph literally dozens of weddings there over the past few years. The landscaping around Hazlewood Castle is such that this is an ever changing venue – with a profusion of colour whatever the time of year from the daffodils and bluebells in spring to the late summer roses it is simply stunning.  Hazlewood Castle boasts it’s own chapel where you can have a blessing to your wedding.    

Leeds Cathedral and City Hall -Leeds Wedding Photographers.
Leeds wedding photography

Cool, urban or sophisticated, Weddings in Leeds are always different. Whether its held in the city centre at Leeds Cathedral as here, or at one of the popular Leeds wedding venues such as Aspire, 3 Albion Place, The Mansion House, Temple Newsham, The Faversham, Weetwood Hall, Left Bank, The Hunslet, Park Plaza or the magnificent Harewood House, Leeds boasts a venue to suit all tastes and budgets. FNS Weddings will be on hand to produce unique, distinctive wedding photographs for you.

County Durham wedding photographer
Bowes Museum – County Durham Wedding Photography.

Set in the glorious Teeside countryside, County Durham very close to Barnard Castle the Bowes Museum is an imposing building. Built in the style of a French Chateau within you will discover sweeping staircases, a delicate ceramic collection comprising of over 1500 pieces and a beautiful autonomous Silver Swan. Although this is a building which is open to the public daily the sumptuous music room and other rooms which are cordened off for civil ceremonies and made private for dining together with the vast space around the museum make this a very attractive venue for the modest fees.  The Bowes Museum is situated a 20 minute drive from the A1 Scotch corner.

Swinton Park Wedding Photographers.
Swinton Park Wedding Photography

With over 200 acres of private parkland and an estate which includes rivers, lakes, reservoirs and beautifully landscaped gardens, Swinton Park is a luxury Castle Hotel which is very popular with discerning couples seeking privacy and seclusion for the wedding celebrations. One of our complete weddings is at Swinton Park. With a mandatory “exclusive use” condition for weekend weddings taking place during the main season the unrivaled range of activities on offer at Swinton Park makes for a fantastic wedding weekend.  Guests may participate (with prior arrangement for some activities) in anything from a simple game of croquet to horse riding or clay pigeon shooting. As one might expect with a luxury venue such as Swinton Park the hotel also boast a Spa – a perfect place for total relaxation before and after your wedding. Here at FNS Weddings we firmly believe that Swinton Park merits the highest caliber of wedding photographer in order to do it justice.

Goldsborough Hall - Fabulous Yorkshire wedding venue.

Goldsborough Hall is a simply stunning location for a wedding ceremonyor reception. Set in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a private entrance to the 13th century St. Mary’s Church next door whether you choose a civil or church ceremony Goldsborough Hall is an excellent choice.  Situated close to Knaresborough, Goldsborough Hall is convenient for the A1M motorway, Leeds, Harrogate and York.

Hipping Hall -A Hidden Gem.

Hipping Hall Weddings are beautiful and intimate. One of the most romantic little hideaways in North Yorkshire. Their website describes it beautifully: “A modern country house and restaurant with beautifully appointed luxury accommodation”. With beautiful original features, large, pretty gardens, quiet rural location and stunning barn conversion function room Hipping Hall is a perfect wedding venue for an intimate, family wedding. The staff and food are all excellent and with exclusive use for you and your guests, nothing is too much trouble.

Markenfield Hall – Ripon’s Secret Escape.

One of Yorkshires best kept secrets, Markenfield Hall is a medieval house, mostly built in 1310 and completely encircled by a moat. Having being very little alterted over the years, other than a sympathetic restoration by the present owners, Markenfield Hall is recognised as the most complete surviving medium sized 14th century country house left in England today.

Allerton Castle
– Just downt’ road.

With its magnificent Great Hall, stained glass windows, beautiful ballroom, elegant drawing-room, fabulous staircase, gothic looking interior and exterior it always makes for great pictures whether you are outside in the summer in the beautiful memorial gardens or inside in winter with the blazing log fire. It’s also one of the few venues around North Yorkshire where you are guaranteed “exclusive use” without having to pay a massive supplement. Allerton Castle boasts a variety of stunning locations perfect for exquisite wedding photography opportunities.  

 The Hospitium, York – Steeped in History.

This unique 14th century listed building situated in the beautiful Museum Gardens matched with exceptional service is the ideal location to accompany your special York wedding day. Set over two floors offering you and your guests an exclusive location to celebrate all aspects of your day. The Hospitium is overlooked by the striking ruins of St Marys Abbey; this provides the perfect setting for your wedding photographs and backdrop to your day. The Hospitium is licensed to host civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and provides a peaceful, private and intimate setting.

 Rudding Park

Rudding Park,  is a privately owned luxury award winning hotel, spa and gof course set in beautiful parkland a stones throw from Harrogate and within easy reach of York and Leeds. A converted grade 1 listed building, the beautiful and mature gardens make for a lovely and peaceful place to celebrate a wedding.  Licensed to hold civil ceremonies, Rudding Park also boasts it’s own little chapel where services of blessing can be held. Famous for being used as the locations for the fictional hotel used for all posh events on Emmerdale!

Bolton Castle

Listed as a scheduled Ancient Monument, Bolton Castle is also a Grade 1 listed building – which of course means it’s full of atmosphere and character.  Located in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, Bolton Castle is a 14th-century castle, the nearby village Castle Bolton takes its name from the castle.  It makes a stunning backdrop for fabulous wedding photographs. If you have booked or are considering holding your wedding at Bolton Castle we would love to talk to you about becoming your wedding photographers.

A Monk Fryston Hall Wedding - A Venue With A Wealth Of History

Parts of Monk Fryston Hall date back over 800 years and evidence of this history can be seen in the form of original stonework with huge Inglenook fireplaces and vaulted ceilings in parts.  When the Bishop of York gave land to Benedictine Monks in the 12th – 13th century Monk Fryston Hall became a monastery.  In the 18th century the owners of Monk Fryston Hall added a zoo, an aviary and created a boating lake together with a replica of Lucerne Bridge along with carvings from the “Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner”.  Whilst the lake and bridge remains today the zoo and aviary are no longer in existence, the gardens however are a delight with stone steps, arches and a fountain we are spoilt for choice for fabulour formal and more casual wedding images here.  A step inside finds Oak paneled rooms, imposing staircase and balcony together with wooden arched doorways – all of which help us to create some great “Wedding Art” imagery in this venue.

Ripley Castle
– an outstanding venue to celebrate a wedding!

Ripley Castle is home to the Ingilby family and recently celebrated over 700 years of history with the Castle! It’s a never ending love affair and when you see it in all it’s glory – who can blame them?  Used for as a location for several well known films and television shows, Ripley Castle’s boasts a variety of stunning locations for stunning wedding photography opportunities. This is precisely where our unique flexibility during your wedding celebrations is key. We regularly use a range of creative lighting techniques to produce stunning images for you at times convenient to you when most other photographers have gone home, thus enabling us to encompass as many locations as you wish during our time with you. If the light has gone and the sun gone down, we create our own and can guarantee you will be thrilled with the results. With the house now closed to the general public, Ripley Castle offers a stunning location, privacy and exclusivity many of our discerning wedding couples not only demand but appreciate.

The Box Tree – A Chic Yorkshire Venue

This small renowned restaurant has been a part of Ilkley since the early sixties. Now owned by husband and wife team Simon and Rena Gueller, the Box Tree continues to aim to be the best.

The Box Tree is one of the oldest buildings in Ilkley. Originally a Yorkshire stone farmhouse dating from 1720, home to a generation of gentleman farmers from Denton, the house subsequently bought by businessman, Septimus Wray – the owner of the Bridge House Gardens. This period saw the property developed for business and it was in the late nineteenth century that box trees were first planted in the front garden and thus became known as Box Tree House. During later years the Box Tree became both an antique shop and a tearoom, before the potential for a fine restaurant in Ilkley was recognised.

The Dorchester – quite possibly the finest of London Wedding Venues!

The Dorchester Hotel is quite possibly one of London’s finest hotels.  With an enviable reputation to uphold the London Dorchester is one of our favourite venues for beautiful wedding photography.

“As we walked through the promenade with David and Nicole the pianist noticed us coming and stopped what he was playing and switched to “Here Comes The Bride” and all the guests taking tea stopped and gave David and Nicole a round of applause. He did the same on the way back and people congratulated them as we passed. Little touches like that make a Dorchester wedding special. Every member of staff seems to go above and beyond the call of duty to make the whole Dorchester experience unforgettable.”

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