Lindsey Arber Photography

Northamptonshire Wedding Venues for Jaw-Dropping Wedding Photographs

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

You’ll pick your wedding venue based on lots of things like availability, cost, location and … about a million other things. One of the things that might be on your checklist when it comes to choosing a wedding venue might be the kind of wedding photos you’ll be able to have taken on the big day. In this blog post I’m sharing some of the best venues in our Northamptonshire area where you’ll be able to have some stunning photos taken.

1- Kelmarsh Hall, Kelmarsh Near Market Harborough. This luxury wedding venue has tons of brilliant wedding photo settings. Kelmarsh Hall is set in lots of secluded gardens, and has a beautiful orangery that would make for great piccies at any time of year. There are also areas which are raised enough that will allow your wedding photographer to take that all import photo where your whole wedding party is captured.

2- Rockingham Castle, Rockingham Near Market Harborough. The castle itself obviously provides an incredible backdrop for wedding photographs, but this venue is also perfect for the bride and groom who want open fires or hunting trophies in the background of their snaps.

3- Lyveden New Build, Near Corby, Northamptonshire. The ruin of Lyveden New Build, which is set in acres of secluded, hilly countryside will provide a setting for some stunning wedding photographs. As the building is only a ruin the snaps end up being rather magical, and almost ghostly – but in a good way!

4- Rushton Hall, Near Desborough, Northamptonshire. The ornate mansion that is Rushton Hall will most definitely lead to some wonderful wedding photographs. The drawing room, with its high ceilings and windows, make an excellent background for photos. The library also provides a very grand setting for your wedding and the photos.

5- Barton Hall Hotel, Near Kettering. With a grade 1 listed orangery which dates back to the 16th Century, Barton Hall offers the perfect backdrop for your civil ceremony. With nearly three acres of landscaped grounds, Barton Hall which was renovated to its former glory in 2012, makes an idyllic setting for weddings.

6- Highgate House, Near Northampton. This 17th century country house has endless photo opportunities with it’s 26 acres of grounds. With a choice of three licensed ceremony rooms which all offer something different in taste, the venue can cater to a variety of tastes.

7- Whittlebury Hall, Near Towcester, Northamptonshire. This is another luxury venue where you’ll be able to have some awesome pictures taken. The venue is set in plenty of landscaped grounds, as well as having an orangery – which always look great in wedding photos.

8- Harrowden Hall Near Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. This hall dates right back to the 18th Century and its landscaped gardens, as well as the building itself, that will make your wedding photographs extra special. There are two sets of gardens – the first being more landscaped and formal, and the second more romantic, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to getting some outdoor wedding shots.

9- Dodmoor House, Weedon Near Northampton. This listed building, with its converted barns, will mean you have plenty of choice when it comes to deciding where to have your wedding photos taken. The barns, and their restored beams are truly stunning, and the idyllic landscaped gardens offer many great wedding photo opportunities. The towering oak tree and the Grand Union Canal are particularly impressive.

10- Dodford Manor, Dodford Near Northampton. A country house barn wedding venue surrounded by the stunning Northamptonshire countryside. This recently restored barn is a mixture of 17th century stone and contemporary oak which compliment its rural setting.

It was really hard to put this post together, picking only 10 venues, as our county really has some beautiful settings which can offer the perfect backdrop to your wedding photographs.

To make sure you get the most from your venue when it comes to wedding photographs make sure both you and your wedding photographer are familiar with the location and its rules. Talk beforehand about what you both like the look of, so on the day you can relax knowing your photographer is going to take all the pictures you need.

If you’re worried your venue might not offer a great setting for your wedding piccies – don’t worry – your wedding photographer should be a pro at finding great spots for photos. Our trained eyes seek out good photo opportunities easily!

I’m a friendly and experienced wedding photographer based in Desborough who covers Northamptonshire weddings. I’m very familiar with lots of other Northamptonshire wedding venues, so if you’d like more info, just contact me, I would love to be a part of your big day.