Wedding Venues of 2017

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This year we have had the opportunity to photograph at a whole range of wedding venues across the UK. We've to put together a round up of the venues we've visited and places we've seen.

Barnsley Town Hall

Barnsley Town Hall is a beautiful building in the centre of Barnsley. It is faced in Portland stone, and the clock tower stands 145 feet above street level. The outside space has been recently renovated to provide gardens and fountains, making a lovely backdrop for your wedding photographs.

The wedding ceremony rooms are on the first floor, up the marble staircase. The rooms can accommodate anywhere between 6 and 70 people, making it an ideal venue for any size wedding party.

Bradfield Village Hall

Bradfield Village Hall is a modern hall built on the edge of Bradfield cricket club grounds. It offers free parking and access to the grounds through the side doors, making it a spacious wedding venue. The hall is fully licenced for wedding ceremonies, though you do need to book a registrar separately.

One of the lovely things about this venue is everything can be done under one roof. There is a fully licenced bar, catering and room styling options, and a stage for your DJ or evening entertainment. It can hold up to 200 people so everyone can be invited.

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is an amazing alternative wedding venue. The weddings take place at Oakfield House in the centre of the Zoo. Oakfield House is a 100 year old building, originally built by the Mayor of Chester. Although the Zoo stays open to the public the use of Oakfield house stays exclusive to the wedding party on your day.

All the wedding guests have free parking and access to the Zoo for the entire day. Oakfield house can hold up to 140 evening guests and 60 day guests, including a private tour of the zoo! Chester Zoo is a charity, so all the wedding payments go straight back into the Zoo to help the animals and conservation projects around the world.

NB –Chester Zoo are upgrading Oakfield House in 2018. They are not taking wedding bookings until these upgrades are complete.

Holiday Inn Barnsley

The Holiday Inn Barnsley offers a variety of wedding packages to suit any size and budget. They have dedicated wedding planners who can help organise every aspect of your day. The hotel is licenced to hold wedding ceremonies for between 2 to 400 guests.

One of the most beautiful parts of the Holiday Inn Barnsley is their Secret Garden. The gated garden can be found at the back of the hotel next to a grassed area. Through the gates are stone benches, fountains and stone gazebo. The garden is now also licenced for ceremonies.

Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Town Hall is a grade I listed building in the centre of Leeds. It is a multi-purpose venue which hosts a wide variety of events, from weddings to music concerts and gin festivals. There are two ceremony rooms to choose form at Leeds Town Hall. The Brodrick suite can accommodate up to 40 guests and has an adjoining room for your guests to wait before your wedding. The Albert room is much larger and can hold up to 90 guests.

The front of the building has some beautiful structures for photographs. There have recently been some renovation works on the outer building, so it is looking even better for 2018 weddings.

New York Stadium Rotherham

The AESSEAL New York Stadium in Rotherham is home to Rotherham United. Inside the building are a range of function rooms, meaning they can cater for weddings of any size. The venue is also licenced to hold wedding ceremonies and has tonnes of free parking.

All the rooms all have a large window on one side looking over the pitch and stands. The dedicated wedding coordinators organise every detail of your wedding. This includes a time slot to go down to the pitch side for your wedding photographs.

The Old Weighing Room at Doncaster Racecourse

The Old Weighing Room is part of Doncaster Racecourse. It is a modern restaurant and bar with a unique black and white checked floor. It is licenced for weddings so your whole day can be held there.

Out of the back exit of the Old Weighing Room is a seating area and champagne lawn, making a beautiful backdrop for all your wedding photographs. The racecourse and old clock tower can be seen from the seating area, so there’s not far to go for a wonderful view.

Shaw Lane Sports Club

Shaw Lane Sports Club in Barnsley is a flexible wedding venue, catering for both large and small weddings. They are licensed to hold wedding ceremonies or they can be booked just for the wedding reception. The wedding coordinator is on hand to organise every detail of your day.

The outside space at Shaw Lane is beautiful. There is access to the pitch and woodland walk for formal photographs and lots of space for children (and adults) to run around and play.

Tankersley Manor

Part of the Q Hotels Group, Tankersley Manor is a four star hotel just off J36 of the M1. The car park has 250 free spaces, so there is room for everyone. As part of their wedding packages Tankersley Manor also offer a free 4 poster room for the Bride and Groom, and discounted rooms for guests.

They have dedicated wedding coordinators to help plan your big day. There is also a spa attached to the hotel so you and your guests can stay and relax together the day before or after the wedding.

Thoresby Courtyard

Thorseby Courtyard is situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest on the Thoresby Estate. It can hold up to 250 people, making it ideal for larger weddings. It is licenced for civil ceremonies so the whole day can be held there.

The outside space at Thorseby Courtyard is breath taking. The Coutryard itself has a range of shops and a museum surrounding it. Through the arch is a free car park with the grounds beyond. Thoresby Hall itself is a magnificent building which is now home to an Adults Only hotel.

The Three Acres Inn

The Three Acres Inn is can be found in Huddersfield, close to the Emley Moor mast. The venue can hold up to 50 guests for an intimate wedding ceremony and delicious wedding breakfast. For larger weddings The Three Acres can host a marquee in the grounds for up to 150 people.

Each of the wedding breakfast menus can be tailored to the couple with prices starting at £45.00pp. The location of The Three Acres means that there a stunning backdrop for all your wedding photographs wherever you go.