As a wedding photographer based in Flintshire, I’m ideally placed for weddings across Cheshire, North Wales and Chester. This means I get to work at some truly fabulous venues: I believe that Cheshire and North Wales really do have some of the finest wedding venues in the UK.
As a wedding photographer in Cheshire, I often get asked which are my favourite wedding venues to shoot at in this beautiful county, and beyond. So, I decided to start to put together a run down of my most-loved wedding venues throughout the North West. This will be a mini-series, with each blog shining a spotlight on a couple of my favourite venues. This month I’ll be focusing on two wedding venues in Cheshire…
Wedding Photographer in Cheshire
When it comes to venues that provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photography, Cheshire is hard to beat. Cheshire has an abundance of country manor houses, fairytale castles, chic hotels, and beautiful wedding barns, so whatever the theme of your wedding you will be sure to find the ideal venue in Cheshire.
As a wedding photographer, it’s a pleasure to shoot at Cheshire venues: there is such diversity in terms of the type of venue available, and most are situated in the stunning Cheshire countryside which makes the perfect backdrop for wedding photography!
So without further ado, here are the first two of my favourite Cheshire wedding venues to shoot at, along with a sneak peek of some beautiful wedding photography from each venue…
Cheshire Woodland Weddings
Something a little different to start with! Cheshire Woodland Weddings is a stunning Cheshire wedding venue with lots of opportunities for beautiful wedding photography, but on top of that guests can enjoy outdoor activities such as archery, crazy golf and shooting!
Cheshire Woodland Weddings is the ideal venue to embrace the great outdoors, and couples can exchange their vows within an enchanting thatched shelter nestled in 15 acres of Cheshire woodland, with their guests taking in the view.
As an extra special touch, couples can arrange for their wedding rings being flown in by an owl! Those of you who know me will know that I’ve previously had a funny experience with a ring bearing owl, but luckily the owl at Cheshire Woodland Weddings seems to be far better behaved!
Being a wedding photographer at Cheshire Woodland Weddings is a completely unique experience, literally a breath of fresh air! This venue provides the perfect opportunity for guests to truly take in the great outdoors, with the chance to sample archery, shooting, and crazy golf! It was great for me to be the wedding photographer at such a unique wedding.
Guests can enjoy a post-ceremony glass of fizz in the woodland and at the nearby waterside gazebo, and the wedding breakfast takes place in a beautifully rustic barn which has a capacity of up to 200 guests, which features a fully licensed bar, space to eat, drink and celebrate!!
This is also the ideal Cheshire venue to capture some stunning images as night falls. The festoon lights draped in the trees are magical, and offer the ideal backdrop for romantic wedding photography.
Abbeywood Estate, Cheshire
Abbeywood is a 45 Acre Estate nestling in the Delamere Countryside, right in the heart of Cheshire. It’s the ideal setting for a wedding ceremony, with elegant rooms and beautiful grounds. Surrounded by the Cheshire countryside, it has lots of beautiful backdrops for wedding photography, so I always make the most of the backdrop to capture some creative shots in the grounds.
Couples can opt for an outdoor ceremony in The Gazebo, a lovely structure situated just outside of the orangery in the Exotic garden. This is always the perfect opportunity to capture some fantastic wedding photography.
The gardens on the estate are the ideal place to capture some romantic shots of the couple while guests enjoy drinks on the terrace. Abbeywood is also the perfect venue for drone photography!
Wedding breakfasts are held in the Glasshouse: an incredible space which caters up to 190+ guests. The Glasshouse is elegant, light and airy (perfect for me as a wedding photographer!), and is linked by a glass walkway to the Orangery.
Cheshire Wedding Photographer
Hopefully this has been a useful glimpse into two of Cheshire’s finest wedding venues. Stay tuned for more instalments where I’ll be shining a light on more of the Cheshire venues that I love to work at as a wedding photographer.
If you are thinking of getting married at either of these venues (or any venue in Cheshire, Chester or North Wales) 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.