As a wedding photographer based in Flintshire, I’m ideally placed for weddings across North Wales, Chester, Cheshire, and the North West. This means I get to work at some truly fabulous venues: I believe that North Wales and Cheshire have some of the finest wedding venues in the UK.
I often get asked which are my favourite wedding venues to shoot at, so I decided to start to put together a run down of my most-loved wedding venues throughout the North West. This month I’ll be focusing on two wedding venues in North Wales…
North Wales Wedding Photographer
When it comes to wedding photography, North Wales is hard to beat when it comes to venues that provide the perfect backdrop. North Wales is famous for its stunning countryside, and we also have a beautiful coastline too, both of which are pretty much the best backdrops for photography that you could wish for!
Whatever your tastes or theme of your wedding, North Wales has a venue for you. I’ve been lucky enough to be the wedding photographer at coastal hotels, fairytale castles, stately homes, and rural venues in the North Wales countryside.
You can see the first instalment of my Guide To North Wales Wedding Venues here. And now, here are some more of my favourite North Wales wedding venues, along with some stunning wedding photography to show off each venue…
Tower Hill Barns, North Wales
As a wedding photographer in North Wales, Tower Hill Barns is one of my favourite venues to work at. Tower Hill Barns is tucked away in the Welsh hills in a little village called Trevor near Llangollen, and is a lovely mix of old and modern: for example, if you choose to have your ceremony at Tower Hill Barns, it will be held in a 250 year old converted cattle barn that’s now been beautifully converted. This mix of old and new makes Tower Hill Barns a really versatile venue: whether you want a rustic barn style wedding, or a modern wedding full of light and space, this North Wales venue really does lend itself to any theme.
Tower Hill Barns boasts all the features that brides and grooms look for on their wedding day, from timber walls, pretty gardens and a wild flower meadow, to gorgeous views of the surrounding North Wales hills. One particular stand-out feature at Tower Hill Barns is the stunning outdoor space under a railway bridge where you can choose to get married: this is a really unique setting for a wedding ceremony and lends itself to some eye-catching wedding photography.
As a wedding photographer, the things we really love at venues are great light and an opportunity to capture some fantastic shots. Tower Hill Barns delivers both these things in abundance! The bright and airy barns offer a lovely light space for photography, and there are countless places to capture the perfect photo opportunity.
If you’re looking for a country wedding venue in North Wales that really does tick all the boxes, then Tower Hill Barns is the venue for you.
Chateau Rhianfa, North Wales
Chateau Rhianfa is a wedding photographer’s dream. This stunning Grade II listed chateau is the kind of venue that makes me feel very fortunate to be a wedding photographer in North Wales. Not only is it a real-life fairytale castle, it is also located in a beautiful and unique setting overlooking the Menai Strait.
Just looking at the exterior shots of this venue gives you a glimpse of how magical Chateau Rhianfa truly is. Situated in an imposing position up in the hills, the chateau is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens, and I’ve captured some stunning shots of couples at the romantic summer house situated in the grounds. This venue also benefits from being right on the Menai Strait, which means there are countless opportunities for waterside shots.
Inside the venue is just as elegant, with wood-panelled rooms giving an atmospheric feel throughout.
One of my favourite features of Chateau Rhianfa is the outside terrace. If you’re looking for a terrace with exceptional views, this one is hard to beat. It’s the ideal space for post-ceremony drinks, especially when the North Wales weather is behaving itself for once! I love capturing shots of guests enjoying a glass of fizz out on the terrace with the breathtaking views of the Menai Strait and the Snowdonia mountain range as a backdrop. As a wedding photographer, those are the kind of photo opportunities that stay in your mind long after the day has passed.
If you’re looking for a true fairytale venue for your wedding in North Wales, then look no further than Chateau Rhianfa. And if you choose this gorgeous venue then please do think of me to be your wedding photographer, as I would love another chance to go back to this dream venue!
Hopefully this has been a useful glimpse into some more of North Wales’s finest wedding venues. If you are thinking of getting married in North Wales and are considering either of these venues, I would love to discuss your plans for the day and offer some tips and advice on your wedding photography- please get in touch for a chat.