Being a wedding photographer takes me all over the UK (and Europe occasionally) to photograph weddings. But I’m a Midlands lad at heart, so wanted to talk a little bit about some of the great wedding venues across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire that are available to you. If you’re still looking for that perfect Notts wedding venue, keep reading!
If you've spent any time at all looking for Nottinghamshire wedding venues, chances are you'll have heard of this fantastic place already. It's a striking red-brick barn which is a part of the Welbeck Estate in North Nottinghamshire. It's one of the areas newest venues, and if you like the look of it, you'd better get in there sooner rather than later. It's a popular place, and their diary is filling up!
Restored and renovated by the talented folks at Cripps & Co, Hazel Gap started appearing on the grapevine long before it was finished. Both couples and wedding industry people alike were excited to see how this incredible old farmstead would look as a wedding venue. I think it's safe to say that expectations were exceeded!
I had my first visit to the barn last year when I was asked to photograph Rachael & Harry's wedding. It was a gorgeous Autumn wedding that I felt honoured to be a part of, and with a venue like this as a backdrop, it was perfect. You can view some highlights from their big day by clicking the link below.
If you're looking for an unusual wedding venue in Nottinghamshire, then this could be the one for you. The pumping station at Papplewick was built in the late 1800's to pump water around the local area. And thanks to a charity who look after the preservation of the site, it's still here, and they do weddings! Hurrah!
You have a couple of options for your wedding here. Inside the amazing engine house, which is where all the good stuff happens when the engine is 'in steam'! Or if you fancy something outdoors, you can get married on the steps of The Engine House, which is great on a sunny day! Which is exactly what Sarah & Andy chose to do for their wedding here.
Set in the Nottinghamshire countryside, Swancar Farm is one of the areas top wedding venues. The long, windy drive that takes you from the road up to the house, really makes you feel like you're being transported somewhere special. Perfect for giving your guests that wow factor as they arrive!
Over the years, this country farm venue has grown, both in popularity, and in size. It now has a fantastic private cottage (The Old Stables) where you can spend the night before your wedding. So if you fancy a night with your wedding party before the big day, this is the place to do it!
The main hall is an impressive place for your wedding breakfast and reception, and opens out onto a lovely courtyard, where your guests can mingle. Perfect for cooling down after dancing!
Dating back to the 1500's, Holme Pierrepont Hall is a Tudor Manor House set in a beautiful, 30-acre estate just a few minutes from Trent Bridge in Nottingham. It's a stunning backdrop for a wedding, and has plenty of period features, a gorgeous courtyard, and lush, tranquil gardens to wander through.
It's an exclusive-use venue, meaning that it's all yours for the day, and you don't need to worry about chatting to a guest from another wedding by mistake! They have three different rooms that you can use for your ceremony, depending on the number of guests, and the kind of wedding you have in mind.
But if you're looking for a church wedding, then you're in luck as they have a church right next door! Which is where Laura and Dave tied the knot, and after they'd walked through the confetti, they carried on walking down the church path, and over to the hall for their drinks reception. No time wasted travelling between venues! Perfect!
Venue website: Holme Pierrepont Hall
Blog link: Laura and Dave's Wedding
Their website describe it as a "secret garden wedding venue", and it certainly feels like that, as you make your way through the parkland of the Beeston Fields estate on the outskirts of Nottingham. The venue features a permanent marquee, within a magical Victorian walled garden.
Laura and Theo chose this for their Summer wedding, with Laura getting ready in one of the rooms in the main house just in front of the walled garden. They had the best of the English summer, and couldn't have picked a more perfect setting. With the beautiful brick of the garden wall surrounding the location, and all of the garden in full bloom, it was incredible!
With so many places to explore, it's wonderful for photo opportunities, and plenty of spots for your guests to wander around, including the fantastic Bramley Apple Arch. If you're planning a very English country wedding, go and give this place a visit!
If you're looking at venues, then chances are you're right at the start of your wedding planning journey. Buckle up! You're in for an exciting ride!
As you may not have a date, or even a rough idea about when you're getting married, here's a quick and easy way to get in touch with me, to find out about me, my relaxed approach to shooting weddings, and the packages I offer.
Feel free to tell me as much about your wedding as you like. What's the most important to you both for your big day? Will it be a huge, lavish affair, or are you looking for something more intimate, with just close family and friends? Have you any ideas about how you'd like your wedding photos to look?
And don't forget to tell me all about the two of you! It's great hearing all about what makes my couples tick. What movies they like, what's on their Spotify playlist, how they spend their days off. Waffle away!
If you'd rather freestyle your message, drop me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org!