A Wedding Photographer in Nottingham
Being a Nottingham wedding photographer, there’s a HUUUUUGGEEE variety of venues to shoot at – which is great!
I shot a wedding at Holme Pierrepont Hall year, so I thought I’d publish a selection of my favourites from the day. I’ve also included some ideas for other wedding venues in and around the Nottingham area if you’re looking for inspiration.
If you’re looking for a photographer for your wedding in Nottingham, then I’d love to hear from you about your plans.
Weddings at Holme Pierrepont Hall
Holme Pierrepont Hall is a great venue for your Nottingham wedding – a romantic and atmospheric venue in a secluded countryside setting. The house is Tudor in origin with many original period features and the gardens are the picture perfect setting for your photographs with a Grade II listed Courtyard garden and immaculate formal grounds.
They have three rooms for Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions – each with a very different style and ambience and all three rooms are licensed for wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.
The Long Gallery is the largest room which seats up to 120 guests – a traditionally romantic hall with family portraits adorning the walls.
The Ball Room is a light and airy reception room on the ground floor and comfortably seats up to 50 guests. Opening out through French Doors onto the East Garden, this room is perfect for summer reception parties.
The Medieval Lodgings are in the oldest part of the house, which true as its name dates back to an age gone by. The Lodgings seat up to 40 guests.
Each of the areas has its own unique charm, and as you will be the only wedding taking place that day, you can choose which one suits your day perfectly. Maybe have the ceremony in one area, then a drinks reception in the beautiful grounds followed by speeches and a wedding breakfast upstairs in the Long Gallery and have your first dance in The Ball Room. The possibilities are endless, and, however you plan your day, you’ll know that the celebration of your nuptials is taking place in a beautiful venue steeped in history.
Nottingham Wedding Venues
You really are spoiled for choice with Nottingham wedding venues. Some of the best in the country are in the area for sure. There’s a huge range of choice, whether you’re planning a barn wedding, festival wedding, country house wedding or even in an old pumping house. Here’s a few of my favourite wedding venues in and around Nottingham.
Your Wedding Day should be ‘yours’. That’s why Swancar is a completely exclusive venue. From their grounds to the accommodation, it’s exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy.
You can benefit from the seclusion of Swancar’s idyllic countryside location perfectly situated between the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border with the convenience of excellent transport links. Only 15 minutes from Nottingham city centre and 30 minutes from East Midlands Airport, your guests will have no trouble reaching your big day via road, rail or air.
Flanked by two unusual watch towers which create a dramatic entrance for guests, this beautiful red brick wedding barn is set on the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. The barn was transformed by Cripps & Co, a family-run business with more than 25 years experience restoring barns and creating weddings.
With its traditional oak timber and elegant arches, the main barn is the ideal location for a wedding ceremony. A large fireplace, fairy lights and giant candelabra bathe the space in light and create a romantic atmosphere. The room is transformed and decorated for dancing after dinner, with a special late license until 1 am. The barn can accommodate 150 guests for a ceremony and 250 in total, including evening guests.
Set in 50 acres of rural countryside the stone barns and courtyards, magnificent country house, sensational gardens, lake and pond make this an unforgettable setting for your special day.
From the spacious dressing room; the rustic ceremony barn; the inviting spaces both inside and out for drinks and photographs, through to the stunning wedding breakfast barn and evening entertainment areas; you’ll find your wedding day flows from one perfect moment to the next.
The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields is a traditional, Victorian walled garden & Grand Marquee secluded amidst 135 acres of parkland on the prestigious grounds of Beeston Fields.
The family owned estate was established in 1837 with The Walled Garden offering afternoon strolls through apple arches and cottage flower beds in full bloom. Original red bricks walls, rusty iron works, old wooden gates and a grape vine green house have all been retained and incorporated into an enchanting secret garden.
The Pumping House is a beautiful Grade II listed Nottinghamshire wedding venue, featuring two licensed ceremony rooms, main hall for wedding breakfasts, accommodation and a large lawn for outdoor drinks receptions. Late licensed to 1am, their beautiful red brick building, still featuring the original and distinctive chimney, is located on a six-acre site in the heart of Sherwood Forest. The tranquil surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and offers ample opportunity for unique photography. The Pumping House is just a short drive from Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Mansfield.
The Ollerton Room has beautifully unique parquet flooring and is filled with natural light from the original paned windows, creating the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies against a backdrop of tranquil surroundings. The Ollerton Room is the main room licensed for civil ceremonies with seating for up to 100 guests. The Engine Hall is also licensed for civil ceremonies from 80 to 150 guests.
Natural Wedding Photography
By now, you will have noticed that I love taking natural, relaxed, documentary style wedding images. I don’t lead your day. Your day should be about celebrating your love – surrounded by your friends and family; if I set up a tripod and a really long lens, and spent the day bossing people around then you may end up with some nice pictures. But, you definitely wouldn’t enjoy the day as much as you should, and nor would your guests.
The way I work is to fit in with your wedding; so, I will talk to your guests, that way they will relax and enjoy your day and relax. Then, I can use a nice wide angle lens and take pictures which really tell stories. Moments which happen, laughs, (happy) cries, fun and everything else which makes up a perfect wedding day.
If you’re looking for some reasons to book a wedding photographer (me), then take a look at a post I made about it here.
If you’re looking for a Nottingham wedding photographer, then get in touch today to plan how I can cover your day.