Best Lancashire Venues for Wedding Photography 2017

Best Lancashire Venues for Wedding Photography 2017

I recently posted a blog about my favourite wedding photography from 2016. I regularly get asked by couples, family and friends where the best wedding venues are for capturing magical natural wedding photos. This got me thinking about what venues I really enjoy shooting at that allow me to be ultra creative in a live and unstaged environment. With this in mind, here are some of my top choices for best Lancashire venues for amazing wedding photography in 2017.

Browsholme Hall

One of the best venues for Lancashire wedding photography, Browsholme Hall & the Tithe Barn always provide so many brilliant options. The Hall offers the opulence, history and luxury of a stately home where many couples choose to have their ceremony. The Tithe Barn for the reception is a recent multi-million pound refurbished barn with period features, oak beams, exposed stone walls and looks incredible when lit by candlelight.

Beeston Manor

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Beeston Manor is without doubt one of Lancashire’s most sought after wedding venues and with 140 acres of land to play with, it’s no surprise why. Like Browsholme, it has a converted 16th century barn with high oak beams and sandstone walls. I love shooting in barn venues like this as you can really get a wonderfully atmospheric feel to all your wedding photos. I especially mention Beeston Manor because of the famous helicopter pad for a special arrival of the bride and groom. As you can imagine, this facility means we can capture some truly extraordinary wedding photography!

Bartle Hall

Bartle Hall Wedding Photography Lancashire // Dawn & MichaelI’ve been a Bartle Hall Wedding photographer a few times in 2016 and I always look forward to returning (as I am already in 2017!). With stunning grounds and gardens (and some decent weather) I can capture some beautiful and natural shots of guests milling about outside on the terrace. More than often, it’s those live and natural shots that produce the very best memories. If it rains, there are plenty of original features and charm inside the building which means that you don’t necessarily have to worry too much about the weather.

Eaves Hall

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Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley, Eaves Hall is a stunning Lancashire wedding venue for photography. Yet again, it has the right balance of charm and history inside the Georgian mansion with the surrounding beauty of the gardens and grounds. The venue makes it very easy to capture the elegance of a wedding, but also all the excitement, emotion and joy that only comes with natural wedding photography.

Mitton Hall

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The photo above shows how spectacular Mitton Hall really is for any Lancashire wedding photographer. The 15th century house is full of intricate features, charming quirks and some stunning views over the Lancashire country side. I really enjoy weddings here because they allow you to capture some fantastic natural light shots both in and outside. When the main chandelier is lit and the sun has gone down, the main hall (in the photo above) creates such an intimate and romantic atmosphere that it really makes for a great picture.

So there you have it, five of my personal favourite venues for Lancashire wedding photography. If you like what you see and what to have a chat about previous weddings I’ve done in Lancashire, or perhaps even some venue suggestions, please just get in touch.

Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography – Natalie & Jason

Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography – Natalie & Jason

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Natalie & Jason’s photographs from their Browsholme Hall Wedding

Browsholme Hall Wedding

Natalie & Jason commissioned me for their Browsholme Hall Wedding as their photographer. I jumped at the chance – I love this place and have photographed weddings here a few times before. Browsholme Hall & The Tithe Barn is one of THE finest wedding venues in the North West. The weather forecast was looking pretty ropey, but we never let that put us off! I met Natalie and her bridesmaids at The Red Pump Inn, not too far away from Browsholme Hall.

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When I arrived at The Red Pump Inn, Samantha from The Dollz was deep into the preparations. There were a few people to get ready that morning!

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Unique Ribble Valley Wedding Venue

Browsholme Hall & The Tithe Barn is a very unique Ribble Valley wedding venue. Run to perfection by Rebecca and the team, this venue has it all – olde world charm but with a modern, contemporary feel. Add a little ‘farmyard’ to the equation, and hey presto! Not forgetting the beautiful Hall itself with its stunning gardens and open views. Browsholme is a highly recommended Lancashire wedding venue…and you can arrive in a helicopter too!

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Wedding Transport in Lancashire

Jason and the groomsmen arrived in style, as did the bridesmaids with Natalie’s mum….in a stretched limo. Natalie opted to choose a more sedate form of wedding transport – a horse drawn carriage; a beautiful touch to the day. Natalie arrived a little early, so spent a little time with the horses, having a ‘natter’…

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With live music, beautifully performed by The Remedy, it was time

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Wedding Photographer & Videographer at Browsholme Hall

On video duties for the day were Stewart & Dave from Aperture Photography in Cumbria. A great pair to work with – easy going, funny and knew their stuff.

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Wedding Photos at Browsholme Hall & The Tithe Barn

With the weather being so bad, we couldn’t venture up to the Hall, so we opted for a quick twenty minutes in the courtyard to shoot some informal wedding portraits of Natalie & Jason, plus THAT gang of giggling, fun-loving bridesmaids (then the lads got in on the act, not wishing to be out done). We beat the weather, but the wind beat Natalie’s veil into submission, and into the air during the shoot… 😉

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Wedding Speeches at Browsholme

The speeches were brilliant – very funny…but….bridesmaid Farah totally stole the show. With no introduction, she donned a baseball cap and went in to a rap about the happy couple. Set to the music of House of Pain’s ‘Jump Around’, Farah had the Barn rocking. Awesome, simply awesome!

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Wedding Band at Browshole Hall & Tithe Barn

To start the party, we aere in the very capable hands of The Rush Band. These guys are simply awesome to have as your wedding entertainment. Gavin was in great voice, and even sang to a new fan, who was aged around three years old. You never stop being a dad, eh Gavin?

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If you’re planning your wedding at Browsholme Hall or Ribble Valley, why not get in touch to see more of my work?

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Browsholme Hall Wedding Photographer – Lisa & John

Browsholme Hall Wedding Photographer – Lisa & John

Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography

Lisa & Jon’s wedding photos from Browsholme Hall in the Ribble Valley

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Lisa & John were married recently at St Helen’s Parish Church in Waddington, followed by a reception at the  the wonderful Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall, giving me this opportunity of demonstrating my Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography. The day started very calmly. I say calmly, since I’d met Lisa & John last year at their friends’ wedding…Claire & Mike, which was a fantastic, full-on wedding celebration from start to finish. Many of the same crowd would be here today…but for now, it was just me and the birds tweeting. Oh…and the sound of a hairdryer as I approached the cottage…

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Inside I found Lisa, mum and her two bridesmaids getting ready in the quaint cottage literally next door to the Tithe Barn. All was going well- the kettle was constantly hot, the flowers had arrived….brilliant – plenty for me to get on with then! 😉

In charge of makeup duties was the charming, friendly and soon mum-to-be Rachel Bottomley.

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Rachael had everything in control and everyone was ready on time, menaing we could get Lisa into her dress quickly and have time for a few portraits too…

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…then it was off to Waddington to catch up with John and the guests. Now….where could they be? Would they be quietly sitting in church, discussing the day to come? Nope! A full-size coach suddenly arrived in the village and everybody poured out into the Waddington Arms, around 150 yds away from the church 😉

Now we were cooking! This is what I remember from last summer in Manchester…

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With around twenty minutes to the ceremony, John and his groomsmen walked over to church, closely followed by the guests and the laughter that came with them!

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As the clock struck two, Lisa appeared with dad. She was already grinning from ear to ear about marrying the man of her dreams (a little bird told me, Lisa!) and couldn’t wait to get into church to see John. So, without further ado, in we went…

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From the church, the short drive took us to Browsholme Hall, complete with waiting helicopter to take the new Mr & Mrs Jones for a pleasure flight around the Ribble Valley. I was invited along, but politely declined the option of shooting half-selfies for 30 mins whilst strapped into the front seat… 😉  Instead, I used the time more productively mingling with the guests. I know, I know, I’m such a professional…

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With a quick portrait session before take off, I grabbed these natural images of the newlyweds in the gardens at Browsholme…which are beautiful, whatever the weather.

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Back on terra firma, Lisa & John enjoyed pre-wedding breakfast drinks with their guests on the lawn in front of the Hall. The bouncy castle could wait for bit yet…

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With the wedding breakfast and (hilarious) speeches finished, it was outside – yep, for the bouncy castle!

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As the light was fading for the day, we went to shoot some more bride and groom portraits. No flash, just natural light and a couple of fast prime lenses. Simple as…

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With the first dance came the veiled threat of Jagerbombs, so I quietly packed up and left the party stepping up a gear. With my cameras safely back in the car, I left leaving ‘what goes on tour, to remain on tour…’ 😉

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So congratulations Lisa & John, and thank you again for having me on board.****

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Browsholme Hall Wedding Photographer – Amy & Kieron

Browsholme Hall Wedding Photographer – Amy & Kieron

Amy & Kieron were married at St Ann’s Church, Fence near Pendle. The reception was to be at the fantastic Browsholme Hall & Tithe Barn. This was to be my third time as a Browsholme Hall Wedding Photographer, and was really looking forward to Amy & Kieron’s big day; the fusion of traditional English, mixed with Indian overtones meant the day was going to be colourful and unique.

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Amy wasn’t quite expecting the bottle of champagne to be THAT lively!

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Catching up with the lads (plus a secretly smuggled in Jen!) at The Fence Gate Inn, next door to the church, spirits were running high…lots of mickey taking and subtle recollections of a lively stag do!

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Here’s my selfie for the day…

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This image was setup, exactly to match the one Amy’s parents had taken some years back…

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With the wedding guests en route, we had time for a few Bride & Groom portraits in the grounds of Browsholme Hall…

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The driver told me to stand on the running boards of his vintage Rolls Royce to get this shot. Who am I to argue….I really like the unusual ‘take’ on a classic shot…

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And the Tithe Barn was stunningly decorated. East meets West in a modern styling. Gorgeous! Julie and the team from Hedgehogg Florists had done an incredible job…

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The speeches were all brilliant, funny, poignant – but the two best men were hilarious…

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Then we had fifteen minutes outside to cool down a little and grab some fresh air…

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Then we were off into the cake cutting and first dance, expertly delivered by the very talented Josh Hindle.

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If you’re planning a wedding at Browsholme Hall and The Tithe Barn, why not get in touch for a chat over a coffee?

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Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography – Lisa & John

Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography – Lisa & John

Lisa & John were married recently at St Helen’s Parish Church in Waddington, followed by a reception at the  the wonderful Tithe Barn at Browsholme Hall, giving me this opportunity of demonstrating my Browsholme Hall Wedding Photography. The day started very calmly. I say calmly, since I’d met Lisa & John last year at their friends’ wedding…Claire & Mike, which was a fantastic, full-on wedding celebration from start to finish. Many of the same crowd would be here today…but for now, it was just me and the birds tweeting. Oh…and the sound of a hairdryer as I approached the cottage…

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Inside I found Lisa, mum and her two bridesmaids getting ready in the quaint cottage literally next door to the Tithe Barn. All was going well- the kettle was constantly hot, the flowers had arrived….brilliant – plenty for me to get on with then! 😉

In charge of makeup duties was the charming, friendly and soon mum-to-be Rachel Bottomley.

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Rachael had everything in control and everyone was ready on time, menaing we could get Lisa into her dress quickly and have time for a few portraits too…

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…then it was off to Waddington to catch up with John and the guests. Now….where could they be? Would they be quietly sitting in church, discussing the day to come? Nope! A full-size coach suddenly arrived in the village and everybody poured out into the Waddington Arms, around 150 yds away from the church 😉

Now we were cooking! This is what I remember from last summer in Manchester…

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With around twenty minutes to the ceremony, John and his groomsmen walked over to church, closely followed by the guests and the laughter that came with them!

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As the clock struck two, Lisa appeared with dad. She was already grinning from ear to ear about marrying the man of her dreams (a little bird told me, Lisa!) and couldn’t wait to get into church to see John. So, without further ado, in we went…

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From the church, the short drive took us to Browsholme Hall, complete with waiting helicopter to take the new Mr & Mrs Jones for a pleasure flight around the Ribble Valley. I was invited along, but politely declined the option of shooting half-selfies for 30 mins whilst strapped into the front seat… 😉  Instead, I used the time more productively mingling with the guests. I know, I know, I’m such a professional…

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With a quick portrait session before take off, I grabbed these natural images of the newlyweds in the gardens at Browsholme…which are beautiful, whatever the weather.

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Back on terra firma, Lisa & John enjoyed pre-wedding breakfast drinks with their guests on the lawn in front of the Hall. The bouncy castle could wait for bit yet…

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With the wedding breakfast and (hilarious) speeches finished, it was outside – yep, for the bouncy castle!

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As the light was fading for the day, we went to shoot some more bride and groom portraits. No flash, just natural light and a couple of fast prime lenses. Simple as…

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With the first dance came the veiled threat of Jagerbombs, so I quietly packed up and left the party stepping up a gear. With my cameras safely back in the car, I left leaving ‘what goes on tour, to remain on tour…’ 😉

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So congratulations Lisa & John, and thank you again for having me on board.

If you’re thinking of a Browsholme Hall Wedding, why not get in touch?