2022 has been a bumper year for weddings. Capturing weddings at venues across the UK has been a lot of fun. We’ve been at some familiar places, some brand new wedding venues and venues we’ve not visited for a while too. Here’s our round up of wedding venues we photographed at in 2022.
Aston Hall Hotel
Aston Hall Hotel is a beautiful wedding venue in Sheffield. It is part of the Best Western group, and has recently been updated with a contemporary design. Originally built in 1772, the hotel has kept some of its original features including its high ceilings and gorgeous ivy exterior. The new conservatory area is a perfect place for the wedding breakfast, and comes with a private bar. There’s a license for outdoor wedding ceremonies and the grounds are beautiful too.
Barnsley Town Hall
Barnsley town hall is in the heart of Barnsley town centre. The Portland stone front gives the outside of the building a crisp, clean feeling. Inside there’s a grand marble staircase and oak panelled wedding ceremony rooms. The ceremony rooms have huge windows, flooding the space with light no matter what the weather. The clock tower stands 145 feet above street level and gives an impressive look as you walk up to the building.
Burntwood Court Hotel
The Chapel at Burntwood Court Hotel is one of the venues best assets. It’s a gorgeous space, full of light that is perfect for any wedding ceremony. Inside the venue there are two very different spaces for the rest of the wedding day: The main hotel and the Qube. The main hotel has a huge main room with long drapes and high ceilings. The Qube is a nightclub style space with sofas and a central dancefloor. With both spaces comes lots of outdoor space with gardens and fields that seem to go on for miles.
Cawthorne Church (All Saints)
All Saints Church in Cawthorne Village is a beautiful Church of England church in the centre of Cawthorne. The oldest part of the church, the Lady Chapel, was built in the late 13th century. The Spencer Stanhope family funded the restoration and expansion of the church in 1875 – 1880. The stained glass windows are absolutely beautiful, and there’s a perfect walk around from the main to the side door to capture a confetti shot!
See our All Saints Cawthorne Church real weddings here.
Cawthorne Village Hall
For couples who want to ‘do it themselves’ Cawthorne Village Hall is perfect. It has a private car park and service entrance, and can be hired for a day or a full weekend. There isn’t much in the way of grounds, but the flowers around the car park and front patio make a fabulous backdrop for photographs. Inside the wooden floor, high beams and white walls give this building a modern feel with a rustic twist.
Cubley Hall is a unique venue in Penistone, Sheffield. It has the option for outdoor weddings under the pavilion, with views across the countryside. Inside, the barn is fitted with beautiful wooden beams, exposed brick and fairy lights to give it a romantic atmosphere all through the day. The stone floor adds to the rustic feel of this South Yorkshire wedding venue. Each wedding has exclusive use of the barn, complete with its own fully stocked bar.
Delamere Manor in Cheshire dates back to 1784. Since then it has had a long list of uses and occupancy’s, including being turned into a military base and accommodation in World War 2, and being purchased by Gary Barlow in 1995. It is now being used as an exclusive wedding venue, and it’s just beautiful. Outside the gardens seem to go on forever. They include a lake, boat house and folly for your wedding photographs. Inside the main house, the starlit courtyard is a beautifully romantic space. The old recording studio has been adapted into a nightclub for the evening reception, and the rest of the house is available to use for the moments in between.
See our Delamere Manor real weddings here.
Elsecar Heritage Centre
The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre is an industrial feel wedding venue. The building itself has exposed brick and metal posts, with the ceiling decorated with fairy lights to give a little romantic feel. Outside, photographs can be captured in the Heritage Centre or in the surrounding areas. With the park across the road and the Trans Pennine trail a few minutes’ walk away; there are lots of varied options for wedding photographs.
The Fleece Countryside Inn
The Fleece Countryside Inn is a beautiful pub in the Ryburn valley. With views over Ripponden from the ceremony room and terrace, it’s a perfect spot for a relaxed day. The wedding space has glass patio doors that open up into the courtyard. They let in loads of light no matter what the weather, and when opened up they extend the space for your wedding party.
Gawber Church (St Thomas’)
St Thomas’s Church in Gawber was originally built in 1848. The church yard is paved and filled with flowers and trees. To get to the main section of the yard, there’s a beautiful archway covered in roses. It’s a simple structure, but looks incredibly romantic. Inside there are traditional pews and an altar, but it is very open. At the altar there are no pillars or objects obstructing the view of the wedding ceremony.
The Hide in Sheffield City Centre is an industrial venue, with two large spaces available for your wedding. The Warehouse is a space fit for any evening reception. It has space for a band, pillars across the room that can be decorated, and enough room for dancing, chatting and the van bar to be set up. The Canteen Hall has a slightly different vibe. This space has white walls, high windows and wooden tables. It’s a unique venue, and has easy access to the centre of Sheffield too.
Holiday Inn Barnsley
The Holiday Inn Barnsley is a diverse venue with easy access to the M1. From intimate gatherings to huge wedding parties, rooms can be reconfigured to cater for weddings of any size. Outside, the secret garden is a perfect spot for all your wedding photographs. The garden is also licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies, and its high walls and gated entry mean you’ll have complete privacy for your outdoor wedding ceremony and photographs
Part of the Mercure Hotel group, Kenwood Hall is a 4 star hotel in Sheffield. With a spa and the Laura Ashley Tea Room on site, it’s a great venue for an overnight stay. The building itself was built in the 1840’s with turrets and grand doorways. Inside there’s modern décor with views over the extensive grounds. Outside are the lake and woodland walks, perfect for summer wedding days on the lawns and all your wedding photographs.
Leeds Civic Hall
Built with Portland stone, and with two gold leaf owls on its clock tower, Leeds Civic Hall is an impressive building. It sits in Millennium square in central Leeds and is used for all sorts of ceremonies – including weddings. Inside there are great pillars and high ceilings, along with paintings and photographs of previous Mayors of Leeds. Outside there is an impressive staircase up to the main doors, and millennium gardens just a few steps away
See our Leeds Civic Hall real weddings here.
Mosborough Hall is part of the Best Western Hotel group. This traditional wedding venue in Sheffield is fully licensed for weddings and has a beautiful outside space. Weddings take place in the Chatsworth Suite, adjacent to the main hotel. This gives you and your wedding party exclusive use of the building throughout the day, giving you full privacy from any other hotel guests.
Rossington Hall is a Grade 2 listed Victorian Hall, and an impressive wedding venue in Doncaster. There are 250 acres of grounds to the estate, and the building itself is stunning from every angle. Inside there is a grand staircase which is a perfect spot for couple shots, especially in winter. The wedding breakfast room is decorated with white paneling and gold trim. Throughout the rest of the house is grand décor and large comfy seating.
Sheffield Cathedral is a stunning Church of England cathedral in the heart of Sheffield. It was granted Cathedral status in 1914 and has seen many changes throughout the years. Part of the nave was built in Victorian times, in 1998 the original stained glass was replaced and the resource centre was opened in 2007. With the combination of old and new, this building is a beautiful space. It can be visited any time, and is used for regular church services throughout the week.
Sheffield Manor Lodge
The outside space at Sheffield Manor lodge is stunning. There are two main sections to this venue; the Tudor Grounds & Turret House and the Manor Oaks House & Barn. The Turret house is the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding ceremony. It flows straight into the grounds, which are full of wildflowers and vibrant colours. At Manor Oaks House there is a small garden, fire pit and space for all your guests to enjoy a boogie on the dancefloor.
Sheffield Registry Office
Sheffield registry office is a Grade 1 listed building in the middle of Sheffield. Inside there is a grand staircase and beautifully oak paneled rooms with high ceilings and large windows. Outside the building the Peace Gardens hold fountains, stone stairs and grassed areas full of trees. It’s an impressive building for any wedding ceremony to take place.
See our Sheffield Registry Office real weddings here.
Standedge Tunnel is the only wedding venue we know of that allows you to arrive by canal boat! This industrial, DIY wedding venue is a unique wedding space. The wedding day is split across two levels. The ceremony happens on the brightly lit top floor with white walls and a modern, romantic feel. For the reception space there’s large round pillars covered in fairy lights and a big garden area with kids play area too.
Warmsworth Church (St Peter’s)
St Peter’s Church Warmsworth, also known as The White Church, is a church of England church in Doncaster. The White Church received its nickname from its colour. Both the interior and exterior are painted white, giving the building a modern ad clean look. Inside the building is flooded with light from the many windows around the ceiling. Outside there are beautiful white pillars close to the entrance.
Waterton Park Hotel
Waterton Park is made up of two buildings; The main hotel and Walton Hall. The main hotel is a fully accessible modern building with a variety of rooms. Across the bridge, Walton Hall stands on its own island surrounded by a lake. Walton Hall is a Georgian manor house with impressive staircase and grounds. The boathouse downstairs is used for a wedding reception, and comes with its own private patio overlooking the lake.
See our Waterton Park real weddings here.
Whitley Hall Hotel has recently been refurbished, and is now licensed for outdoor wedding ceremonies too. It is a 16th century mansion covered in Ivy. The grounds seem to go on forever, with well-cut hedges, a jetty over the lake and the new pagoda outside all being explored by the resident peacocks. Inside, renovations have taken place giving this old building a modern, clean look while still keeping some traditional features such as the impressive chandeliers and grand staircase.
Woodside Weddings is a versatile outdoor wedding space. While they have their own intimate grounds, we visited their tipi wedding at a Grange Moor farm this year. The outdoor space was decorated with hay bales, fairly lights and a rustic flower archway. Inside, the tipi was full of green and white flowers all over the wooden tables and benches. It was a perfect rustic venue.
The grounds at Wortley Hall go on for 26 acres. They include a pond, woodland walk, landscaped gardens and plenty of benches and hedging. Inside this stately home you’ll find a library for your wedding ceremony and drinks reception, ballroom for the evening ‘do and dining space for your wedding breakfast all decorated with wood paneling, chandelier and huge fireplaces.