Whirlowbrook Hall wedding

Wentworth Church and Whirlowbrook Hall wedding - Isobel & Tom

When I first met Isobel and Tom in the middle of nowhere they thought they were meeting a kidnapper. Dark clouds started gathering over Higger Tor and my wiper blades cleared first drops of rain from my windscreen when I pulled over next to Tom’s car. I put the side window down and nodded. Some time later I photographed their Wentworth Church and Whirlowbrook Hall wedding.

Wentworth Church and Whirlowbrook Hall wedding

Tom and I met in Sixth Form in 2012. We were best friends for around a year before we decided to start dating after a trip to Edinburgh for the university open day. In 2018, we returned to Edinburgh for a weekend away to celebrate my birthday. It was on this trip that Tom asked me to marry him on the top of Edinburgh Castle. The weather was terrible, but that did not put a damper on the day.

We started wedding planning straight away. We were so excited to start our lives together as the Marrows! After booking our Whirlowbrook Hall wedding, one of the first things we organised was our wedding photographer. As soon as I found Michal’s blog I knew I wanted him to take our photos. I loved his natural style and how he was able to capture the couples’ love and individuality.

We met in the middle of nowhere to have our Peak District engagement photoshoot. I can remember joking with Tom that we might be meeting a kidnapper, because we literally met of the side of a road. However, the location and photos turned out amazing. This was great considering the weather was not on our side. Michal put us both at ease as we aren’t really posey people and we were quite nervous.

A relaxed boho wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall

Tom is a massive fan of ‘The Peaky Blinders’, so he wanted his suits to have that kind of vibe. I wanted to have a relaxed boho wedding with pops of colour.

We kept the decorations at Whirlowbrook Hall very neutral. I wanted the venue to look fresh, crisp and wild. We dressed the venue in lots of greenery, fairy lights and polaroid pictures. Most of the florals in the venue were quite neutral and green. I also pressed lots of flowers to use in DIY projects around the venue. It was important to us that our wedding celebrated our relationship.

In the run up to the wedding I started learning how to do calligraphy. This saved me so much money in the long run, as I made the outdoor welcome sign, order of the day, seating plan, table number and place settings.

My favourite DIY was definitely my place settings. I found pictures of us with all our guests, wrote their names on them and then wrote a message on the back explaining what they mean to us and thanking them for their contribution. It took a lot of time but it was worth every minute!

Don’t compromise just research alternatives/DIY options. Also, once you have sorted your wedding stop looking at Pinterest. There is only so many things you can buy or create!

Wentworth Church ceremony details

We got married at Wentworth Church, which was really special as I can see it from my childhood bedroom. I also went to Wentworth School, so spent a lot of time as a child in the church dreaming of my future wedding. Wentworth Church is truly a dream place to get married in as it is beautiful, so we didn’t really dress the venue. This saved us lots of money and time. I made the welcome sign that we placed outside the church on my wedding day, as I wanted to make sure nobody used their phones or cameras during the ceremony. I was quite happy with it for a rushed job at 9am!

I walked down and up the aisle to the Church’s organ. Throughout the service, we sang ‘Morning has Broken’ followed by ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ and then finally ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’. These hymns were particularly special to us, as they reminded us of loved ones who could not be there. One of our best friends read ‘Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare’ which was really special as I had studied it in university whilst we were long distance.

Wentworth Church and Whirlowbrook Hall wedding gallery

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Wedding dress hanging

Bridesmaids dresses

Bride getting ready

Bride putting wedding dress on

Bride in front of a window

Beautiful bride

Bride putting wedding shoes on

Wentworth Church

Groom waiting at wentworth church

Bride arriving at wentworth church

Bride and groom singing at Wentworth Church

Wentworth Church wedding ceremony

Newly married couple outside Wentworth Church

Newly married couple kissing

About Whirlowbrook Hall wedding venue

What a stunning location your big day! Just off Ecclesall Road South Sheffield only 4 miles from Sheffield City centre and 2 miles to The Peak District boundaries. Built in 1906 as a manor house, Whirlowbrook Hall preserved lots of the original features and is one of Sheffield’s hidden gems when it comes to wedding venues. Worth noting bout 40 acres of beautiful gardens as well. Whirlowbrook Park is a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. It definitely deserves a place on my list of favourite wedding venues Sheffield.

Window flowers at Whirlowbrook hall wedding venue

Wedding florals at Whirlowbrook hall wedding venue

Wedding table plan at Whirlowbrook Hall

Whirlowbrook hall wedding setup

Top table at Whirlowbrook hall wedding

Groom with groomsmen outside Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield

Bride with bridesmaids outside Whirlowbrook hall wedding venue

Bride and bridesmaids standing outside Whirlowbrook hall wedding venue

Bride and groom walking in garden at whirlowbrook Hall

Newlyweds in garden at Whirlowbrook Hall

Bride and groom holding hands

Whirlowbrook hall wedding venue

Whirlowbrook Hall wedding

Bride walking

Groom walking

Bride and groom sitting on a bench after their wedding at Whirlowbrook Hall

Bride and groom portraits on a wedding day at Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield

Bride wearing a boho wedding dress

What was your first dance and why?

Our first dance was ‘Baby I’m Yours’ in the style of Arctic Monkeys. We chose this song after much deliberation as the words just fit us so well. I particularly like the line ‘I’ll be yours till the poets run out of rhymes’, as I am poetry fanatic. Tom also used to buy me books of poetry whilst we were at uni. He would post-it note the poems that reminded him of me and why. It was extra special as my sister and Tom’s best friend performed whilst we had our first dance.

First Dance at Whirlowbrook Hall

Thank you for stopping by. If you like this Whirlowbrook Hall wedding and are searching for a Sheffield wedding photographer to capture your big day then please send me a message. I’d love to hear from you.

Whirlowbrook Hall wedding suppliers:

Bride’s gown: Willowby by Watters ‘Adeline’ Wedding Dress from The Whiteyard. I tried on so many wedding dresses but my eyes kept going back to one dress in the shop. I had seen it on Instagram and knew I loved it, but I didn’t think I would suit it. It was also not what I had imagined wearing on my wedding day. However, as soon as I tried it on I knew it was “the one”. It is a truly beautiful, breathtaking dress that I still love!

Bride’s shoes: Kurt Geiger

Hair and makeup: Jenn Edwards

Bridesmaid accessories: Baby’s Breath from Tesco (bought the day before)

Bridesmaid dress: All the bridesmaids found dressed that they loved. These were from a mixture of places including ASOS, Misguided and Silkfred.

Groom’s attire: Tweed and Groom
Groom’s shoes: Next
Favours: DIY by Isobel
Flowers: Plantology
Cake: Sally Shortcake
Venue/ Food / Catering: Whirlowbrook Hall, Ecclesall Rd S, Sheffield, S11 9QD, South Yorkshire whirlowbrook.co.uk
Candy/desert buffet: Sally Shortcake
Ceremony music: Tom’s brother and sister in law
Invitations/stationery: DIY by Isobel
Venue decorations: Kurly Bird Events
Photobooth: FotoBoov
Wedding planner: Lucy White at Whirlowbrook


Destination wedding in Gdansk

Destination wedding in Gdansk - Hayley and Charlie

Exactly a year ago Hayley and Charlie flew to Poland to have their destination wedding in Gdansk. Not a very obvious destination when it comes to weddings abroad but one that definitely deserves more attention.

At this very moment we’re in a situation where the wedding industry has been brought to a standstill by a mysterious virus. Not to mention traveling outside the UK to tie the knot! We can only dream about days like these. This couple from London threw a very relaxed, intimate wedding full of smiles and happiness and here is their story:

‘We met when we were 16 at a mutual friend’s birthday party. We met on a bright pink party bus that drove us all around London! After that, we became friends and became a couple a year later. We were together for a year before making the difficult decision to break up as I was going to university in Portsmouth. Luckily, at another mutual friend’s birthday a year later, we saw each other again and decided to give things another go. 7 years later and we are now newlyweds!

It was last year on the day of our 6 year anniversary! Charlie told me to pack an overnight bag as he was taking me away for our anniversary. We arrived at a beautiful hotel in Canary Wharf and on our way to dinner, Charlie took me on a detour through these gorgeous gardens where he spun round and dropped to one knee. It was such an emotional moment for both of us that neither of us remember exactly what we said.  We guess he must have asked me to marry him and I must have said yes!

Destination wedding in Gdansk

We took a bit of a risk by booking the wedding venue in Poland before we had even told our families of our plans to marry abroad! Looking back, it was such a risk and we would have been devastated if our families couldn’t come! Luckily, everything worked out and our families were delighted by our decision! Our reasons for choosing to marry in Gdansk were that Charlie’s family have Polish roots and we thought it would be nice to honour those! Gdansk is also a beautiful city and my parents had loved it when they visited a few years ago so it seemed like the perfect location to us!

We started the planning on our own but quickly realised we needed some help with planning a wedding abroad as we didn’t speak the language and found it difficult to find suppliers! That’s when we found the incredible Anna! She took care of absolutely everything for us and came up with ideas that we had never even considered! She took the pressure off and made the whole planning process really easy and fun… not sure many couples would use those two words to describe wedding planning!

Wedding decor

Decor wise, we went for lots of different shades of pink, white and touches of green foliage. Gold was added in to our table setting and this added a touch of luxury. Anna suggested the idea of having our wedding cake on the beach and we immediately loved the idea- this part ended up being one of our favourite parts of the day!

The morning of our wedding day was overcast and it looked like it might rain but we were both kept busy with prosecco, homemade lemon vodka made by Anna’s dad and plenty of food! i got ready in a beautiful suite with pink furniture and me, my mum (Sandra) and Charlie’s mum (Gloria) got ready in our personalised silk gowns that my friends had kindly bought us.

A hugely memorable moment for me was when my dad first saw me in my dress. He burst into tears. It was very emotional for both of us!

Outdoor wedding ceremony

As soon as it was time to go to the ceremony, the sun came out! It was a lovely moment and made it feel like the sun had come out just for us! The ceremony was perfect- the flower arch was beautiful and the musicians (Duo Amor) were incredible- they played all of our favourite songs like Ed Sheeran- Perfect, Rod Stewart- Have I told you lately and Alicia Keys- If I ain’t got you.

A memorable moment for us was when the Head Registrar handed us a letter written by the Mayor of Gdansk (Aleksandra Dulkiewicz), thanking us for choosing to come to Gdansk to get married and saying how happy she was that an English couple had chosen her city! We felt very honoured to receive this letter and it was a total surprise!

Later on we had our meal and everyone loved their personalised biscuit favours! The food was delicious and we were all really full afterwards!

Wedding cake on the beach

One of our favourite parts of the day was when we went to Jelitkowo beach for cake and prosecco. My mouth dropped open when I saw the beach wedding set-up! I never in a million years thought it would look so beautiful! Anna had kept the details a surprise so we really didn’t expect it!! The beach was beautiful and it was really cool eating our cake and watching people windsurfing in the sea.

Then onto our final surprise back at the hotel.. Anna had arranged a musician (Mikolaj) to play his guitar and sing for us on the terrace. He played a couple of Ed Sheeran songs for us and then Charlie requested Can’t take my eyes off of you by Frankie Valli. Everyone was up dancing and waving sparklers around! It was such a lovely moment that we will remember forever.’

Dwór Oliwski in Gdansk, wedding venue

Destination wedding in Gdansk

Here are a few other humans that helped make this day special:

Wedding planning – The One Weddings & Events

Decor – Studio Dekora

Dress – Dana Bolton

Suit – Marks and Spencer

Hair/Makeup – Aga Nowacka

Videography – Feel 8 Studio

Ceremony music – Duo Amor

Venue: Dwór Oliwski

Cake – Dwór Oliwski


The Barn at Harburn wedding

The Barn at Harburn wedding - Bridget & Martin

The Barn at Harburn wedding I’m about to show you was a very relaxed family gathering I was really looking forward to. I could say I knew half of the guests already! I met Bridget and Martin a few months before at this wedding at The Alnwick Garden. It was Martin’s sister that was getting married at the time hence when I came to Harburn it felt like I knew half of the guests already. At the time Martin walked his sister Natalie down the aisle but this time it was his turn and he was the one waiting to see Bridget in her white dress.

The Barn at Harburn wedding – Bridget and Martin

Growing up in different parts of the country their families both moved to Argyll and we both attended the same High School. We were parts of the same friend circle but didn’t spend much time together. Leaving High School Martin went to University in Glasgow and Bridget took a couple of mission trips abroad. When Bridget returned to Scotland she secured a place at college, also in Glasgow. They exchanged messages and went out for drinks and some dancing. 5 Years later Martin finished his studies and on a holiday with friends in Portugal he proposed on a beach. 2 years of saving and planning the couple got married at the Barn at Harburn.

Cuaiche wedding ceremony

A super relaxed humanist ceremony thanks to Craig Flowers, was held in the historic rondavel. Bridget and Martin walked down the aisle to Love you, I do by Jennifer Hudsonand and emotional readings from Martin’s sisters gave it extra an warmth.

As part of the Celtic hospitality tradition, each side of the family added an alcoholic spirit to the bowl/cup and it mixed to represent the mixing of families. The couple took turns to share the drink and both parties had a drink of whiskey from a quaich before Bridget and martin tied the knot (Hand Fasting ceremony).

Wedding reception

The rest of the day was spent in a similar atmosphere. The rustic barn gave it a special feeling and the rustic coffee bar provided refreshments throughout the afternoon. All Decorations were homemade. Hoop with faux flowers and tartan bunting hung from the ceiling. Chair sash materials were sourced and put together by the couple. There was also a gazebo/marquee set up outside in case of poor weather and this also was decorated with bunting and fairy lights.

Favourite moment of the day and why?

‘The meal. Adopting an almost entirely vegan 3 course meal with the exception of locally sourced wild venison. It was the perfect meal and we were able to share it with all our friends and family. The method of serving (family style) meant people could help themselves to the food they like and meant everyone got a great meal! It also helped to facilitate conversation around tables of people that may have been unfamiliar.’ – said the bride.

First dance

Bridget and Martin danced to Fare Thee Well by Oscar Isaac and Marcus Mumford sang and performed by a friend. Bridget said they discovered the song through a tv show they both loved and they’ve loved the song ever since.

It wasn’t long before the whole barn started buzzing and the traditional ceilidh band made everyone sweat on the dancefloor, I can hear it in my head even a year later. A proper wedding!

Advice for couples planning their wedding day

‘Write everything down. Have notebooks accessible at all times through planning so you can write it down don’t need to worry about forgetting it. It also means there is no confusion when discussing with vendors etc of what is expected.

Go with what makes you both happy. Don’t let other people (friends or family) tell you what you ‘should’ do and do what makes you happy and what you both want.’ – says the bride.

About The Barn at Harburn wedding venue

Harburn Barn is a private wedding venue located in the beautiful grounds of Harburn Estate in West Lothian. It’s a dream setting for a wedding and it’s such fun to work there as a wedding photographer. It gives so many optins when it comes to wedding photos, inside or outside wheather dependand. The Barn with the Roundhouse can hold up to 90 guests for dinner and up to 140 evening party guests. This capacity however can be extended with a marquee that can be attached onto the main hall.

If you are planning an outdoor wedding then, it’s worth noting about nine acres of landscaped gardens, lakes and parkland that can provide a stunning backdrop for your ceremony.

The Barn at Harburn

The Barn at Harburn wedding

Tartan bunting at the barn at harburn wedding venue

First dance at the barn at harburn wedding

First dance at a wedding at the barn at harburn

the barn at harburn wedding wedding party

Wedding party at the barn at harburn wedding

Bride and groom at the barn at harburn wedding

Bridget and Martin’s wedding Suppliers

Thanks for getting this far! Here is the list of some other helpers that made this day this beautiful:

Photography: me, aka Edinburgh wedding photographer

Venue: The Barn at Harburn, Harburn Estate, Harburn, West Lothian, EH55 8RJ, www.harburnbarn.com

Band: Fiddle Castro

Coffee bar: Something Brewed

Cake: The cake was made by the Brides sister who was also one of her bridesmaids.

Celebrant: Craig Flowers. Independent Humanist Ceremonies.

Food/catering: Food Creations Catering based in Livingston.

Makeup and hair: Mine and my bridesmaids make-up was done by Diz the HMUA. She was recommended to me by a family friend of my Husband. She was really fantastic, i would absolutely recommend her to anyone, she really understood what i wanted out of my look and the look for my bridesmaids.

Bridesmaid dresses and accessories

The bridesmaids dresses were bought from Renz Rags on Etsy, I gave my bridesmaids the choice for their dresses. As each of them have different styles i wanted them to feel comfortable in what they were wearing. Each dress was handmade and tailored to their exact size and all made in the same dusty blue colour.

My bridesmaids earrings were these beautiful little hoops with a drop pearl hanging from them. The necklaces they wore were these beautiful little silver swallow necklaces. The swallows are a little symbolic to myself and my bridesmaids, We each have a tattoo on our right wrists with four little swallows.

Bride’s dress and accessories

I wore a string of pearls that was given to me by my late grandmother along with a lovely pair of drop pearl earrings given to me by my mother. My veil was beautiful ivory lace and a family heirloom which was lent to me for our special day by my mother.
Bride’s gown (and why did you choose it?) My gown was a traditional A-line dress in exquisite lace. A soft sweetheart neckline which then gives way to a waist defining lace-up back for the perfect fit. I really didn’t have much of an idea of what i wanted when i was choosing my dress, I went with the idea of trying on a few different styles to find out what i really wanted. The minute i put this dress on i knew it was the one for me, it fit wonderfully and i just felt so comfortable and beautiful in it.

Bride’s shoes: ‘Nick of time’ by Irregular choice. They were a dorothy inspired high heel covered in a white glitter with pretty curved heels and cream bows adorning the toes. They really added a unique touch to my bridal outfit. My mum called them my ‘fairytale shoes’

Groom’s attire

Arran Tartan Navy Tweed Kilt Outfit by MacGregor & MacDuff. Jacket, Waistcoat and Kilt. Including; shoulder plaid of the same tartan. Burgundy Tweed style Tie and Pocket Square. Oatmeal colour socks and a Homemade vegan material Sporran. Pocket Watch and chain in waistcoat pocket.

Groom’s shoes: Black Brogues with Kilt Laces wrapped and tied around the calf.

Favours: Mini Teacups with saucers. Sourced by the brides mother from charity shops over the time we were planning the wedding.
Small Hessian Bags with a handful of wildflower seeds.

Flowers: The Bridal bouquet and the Bridesmaids bouquets were bought from Laurel Silk Florist on Etsy. The bouquets were made from faux roses, peonies, babies breath and green foliage. The bouquets all had a dusty blue and ivory/white colour scheme.


Isle of Mull wedding

Isle of Mull wedding at Glengorm Castle - India & Hugo

This Isle of Mull wedding of India and Hugo was a pure dream. Getting to Glengorm Castle, located on the far end of the island is an adventure on it’s own and being an outdoor person I admired every square meter of the place. This Glengorm Castle wedding was also a fine display of the very best Scottish weather but before we come to that part, here is how the whole thing started:

Hugo and I met when we were 17, we have been together for 10 years, so it was extra special getting married on our tenth year together. We met through a mutual friend and as Hugo loves to remind me I Facebook ‘stalked’ him and then he asked me out! We have managed to pack a lot into 10 years together, university, buying our first home, travelling to some beautiful places, eating at incredible restaurants! Hugo proposed to me in August 2017, on the side of a cliff in Cornwall. It was a little hut tucked into the cliff edge that you have to climb down too, called ‘Hawkers Hut’, and it was blowing an absolute gail! It was a very happy and emotional day!

Isle of Mull wedding

We had always talked about getting married on the Isle of Mull, it is where my mother grew up and where I have gone all my life for summer and Christmas holidays. It is a truly special place that holds a lot of memories for me, and now Hugo as he has been coming up with me for the past 10 years. We planned our ceremony to be outside (I know, Scotland, crazy!) in May, we had had two glorious years of perfect sunshine in May and for our wedding it absolutely poured with rain all day with no let up. However, it honestly did not matter, it was the perfect day and our friends and family have all said we had the most incredible party….because everyone had to stay inside the marquee!

India and Hugo's Glengorm Castle wedding

Isle of Mull wedding – outdoor Scottish wedding

Did I mention the weather? Yeah, it was very Scottish, beautiful! The rain gave it an extra mood and the mist in the distance made a nice soft backdrop to the outdoor ceremony photos. My shoes were soaking wet before the ceremony even started so I legally changed into my favourite trekking shoes. I wish I could do every wedding wearing these. I loved it! By the way, Nikon cameras are real die hards, they were soaking wet too.

Isle of Mull wedding

Hugo and I are into food, and Mull offers some of the best local produce around, so everything on our wedding menu was local. We had smoked fish from Tobermory Fish Company (Tobermory is the local town, about 15 mins from Glengorm) and lamb from Glengorm Estate. It was hugely important to us that we use as much of our surroundings as possible, for example our table decorations were based on land and sea, so we used pebbles from the beach on the estate, we used branches of wood and logs from the forest and bought mini whiskey bottle for each person from the local distillery in Tobermory. There were so many little touches like this, our table plan was treasure map of Mull hand drawn and painted by my sister in law, flowers were all expertly organised by my mother in law and her amazing team, we were so lucky because we had so many talented and creative family and friends who helped bring the whole day together.

As we have been together for such a long time our wedding day was a truly momentous occasion and very emotional and happy for all involved, we will never forget it.

Isle of Mull wedding suppliers:

Photographer: me, Oban Wedding Photographer

Venue: Glengorm Castle

Bride’s accessories: Diamond stud earrings, Sapphire ring, both gifted from brides mother

Bride’s gown: Made by Caroline Castigliano in Knightbridge, London.

Bride’s shoes: Office

Makeup: My make up was done by my wonderful friend and Hugo’s cousin Natalie Cohn, she has worked for companies like Space NK and Sarah Chapman and she has given me amazing skin treatments over the years so I knew she would be incredible. I asked her to keep it simple but long lasting, and she did exactly that! Thank you Natalie!

Hair: My hair was done by the wonderful Florence, who runs a hair salon in Tobermory.

Bridesmaid accessories: I was very relaxed with my bridesmaids accessories, I just wanted them to feel like themselves! I gifted them all with a silver bracelet from the Tobermory Silver Shop which they all wore on the day. The silver shop is one of my favourites on Mull and I wanted my bridesmaids to have something made locally to take away with them.

Bridesmaid dress: The bridesmaids dresses were from a lovely shop in Richmond called BOA Boutique. I had come across them because I liked a style of dress which they stocked. They’re from a company in New York called Dessy and BOA would order them over to London for me. I wanted the colour of the bridesmaid dresses to reflect the surrounding colours, the green of the grass, the grey of the castle and the blue of the sea. I definitely think we got that and the girls looked beautiful.

Bridesmaid shoes: Again I was not too worried about the shoes, my bridesmaids varied in height quite considerably, so I just asked that they kept the colours neautral. It was actually quite nice not having them too matchy-matchy!

Groom’s attire: Master Debonair, London

Groom’s shoes: Loakes

Groomsmen attire: Master Debonair, London

Favours: We had mini individual Tobermory Whiskeys on each place, these worked really nicely and definitely contributed to the hangovers the next day!

Flowers: We asked Hugo’s mum, Julie, to organise the flowers for the wedding, she has had lots of experience with flower arranging and we had no doubt she would pull off something pretty wonderful. One of our earliest wishes was to have a flower covered arch to stand under for our ceremony. Julie and her brilliant team (all family and close family friends) pulled off a stunning arch and the flowers in the marquee also looked amazing too.

Cake: Our cake was expertly made by Sarah Padley, who runs Glengorm Gardens.

Food/catering: We had absolutely delicious wedding menu and it was done by Helen Swinbanks, Hebridean Lodge. Also special thanks to Mike Cohn (grooms father) for the amazing selection of wine and drinks, all weekend!

Band: Our band was Trail West, a proper ceilidh band. They sang our first song, ‘Your Song’ by Elton John

Invitations/stationery: India’s godfather kindly did these for us, William White

Table decorations: Julie Cohn & Team

Venue decorations: Julie Cohn & Team (Grooms mother)

Photobooth: We had a bit of a ‘homemade’ photo booth, we asked India’s sister Fern and her boyfriend to create a picture board of sorts. They foraged some large branches and then tied string and fair lights up, and then got people to take Polaroid pictures and hang them up. It looked fantastic, and we got to keep all the pictures afterwards!


Kelham Island Museum is a popular wedding venue in Sheffield

My favourite wedding venues in Sheffield and South Yorkshire

Are you planning a South Yorkshire wedding and looking for a list of wedding venues in Sheffield or nearby? In this blog post I'm going to list some of my favourite wedding venues in South Yorkshire that I had a pleasure to work with.

So what are the best wedding venues in Sheffield and South Yorkshire?

Well, I wasn't going to answer that question. This is entirely down to your preferences. Even the most prestigious hotel in the area is not going to appeal to you if your goal is to have a rustic barn wedding. Before I jump into writing about wedding venues it's important to to say that I'm not a kind of blogger who posts reviews either. Hopefully you would have figured it out when reading my wedding blog. This is not about to change, not any time soon anyway. There is nothing wrong with it of course, it's just not what I do on this blog. I mostly put some of the real weddings I photographed or some wedding day tips.

As a Sheffield wedding photographer I get to visit a lot of wedding venues in Sheffield, Yorkshire and all over the UK (even abroad) and could probably post a review every so often. However my experience of wedding venues is that of a wedding photographer. It's been over 10 years since we got married and It wasn't even near Sheffield so we've never had the opportunity to experience any of the local venues as a couple. Instead this is going to be a list of some of my favourite places to get married in Sheffield and surrounding areas.

Wedding reception venues in Sheffield

I know there are plenty of fantastic wedding venues in South Yorkshire that are worth mentioning but it's well beyond the scope of this blog. After all it's a wedding photography blog and I will only touch on the subject of local wedding venues and give you some ideas to play with if you're on the lookout for a Sheffield wedding venue.

After years of documenting weddings (mostly in the South Yorkshire area) I can honestly say that I have not had any bad experience working with any venue I attended and please do not think otherwise if there are a venue out there that I worked with and it's not on the list. There are however some places that for some reason got stuck in my memory for longer. It could be because I visited that venue a few times, maybe they had an exceptionally good coffee or maybe just because I really liked it. In other words this is in no particular order and no one has asked me or paid me to put them on this list. I'm only doing it so that I can say to couples wanting to get married: 'Hey, are you getting married? Have a look at these fantastic wedding venues.

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1. Sheffield Town Hall

I can’t imagine writing about wedding venues in Sheffield and not including this magnificent landmark of the city centre. The Sheffield Town Hall is a beautiful Grade I listed building located right in the heart of the steel city. The grand interiors and a magnificent marble staircase can provide a beautiful setting for your wedding ceremony and wedding photos. The location also makes it perfect for those that would like to add an urban vibe to their wedding photos during a short photo walk through the city centre before setting off for the reception venue.

Head to this gallery if you want to see more photos from a Sheffield Town Hall wedding.

Address: Pinstone St, Sheffield City Centre, Sheffield S1 2HH

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Sheffield Town Hall wedding venue
Sheffield Town Hall

2. Whirlowbrook Hall

Whirlowbrook Hall is located just 4 miles from Sheffield City centre and 2 miles away from The Peak District border. Built in 1906 as a manor house, the hall kept many original features giving plenty of opportunities for your wedding photos. It also comes with nearly 40 acres of beautiful grounds. See this Whirlowbrook Hall wedding to get the idea.

Address: Ecclesall Rd S, Sheffield S11 9QD

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Bride and groom outside Whirlowbrook Hall wedding venue in Sheffield
Whirlowbrook Hall in Sheffield

3. Sheffield Botanical Gardens wedding

Not much description needed really. Located just off Ecclesall Road in Sheffield, The Sheffield Botanical Gardens are a popular spot on the map of wedding venues in Sheffield. The Central Dome of the Pavilions is licensed for civil weddings and you can have a marquee reception on The West Lawn. Not to be missed.

Address: Clarkehouse Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2LN

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Sheffield Botanical Gardens wedding venue in Sheffield
Sheffield Botanical Gardens

4. Kelham Island Museum

This well known museum showcasing Sheffield’s steelmaking history does host weddings and it does it incredibly well. There is no better place if you want to incorporate an industrial vibe of the Steel City into your wedding than this Kelham Island gem.

Address: Alma St, Sheffield S3 8SA

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Kelham Island Museum is a popular wedding venue in Sheffield
Kelham Island Museum also hosts weddings

5. The Chimney House

The Chimney House is a quaint little wedding ceremony and reception space in Sheffield. This lovely riverside location offers couples in-house catering, parking, and alcohol. You can host up to 50 guests at this award-winning location. It has a relaxed homely field, and you can be sure you and your guests will have a good time here.

6. Aston Hall

Aston Hall is a beautiful wedding venue. This 18th century building that has been renovated to its former glory. It’s full of beautiful original features and has plenty of outdoor spare making it ideal for your outdoor summer wedding.

Address: Worksop Rd, Aston, Sheffield S26 2EE

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Aston Hall wedding venue in Sheffield
Aston Hall

7. Bradfield Village Hall

Bradfield Village Hall is a place to go if you’re thinking relaxed and slow wedding. Set in a beautiful village just outside Sheffield, It provides beautiful backdrop to your wedding photos. A great place for any wedding whether it is an intimate nuptial or an outdoor wedding party. If you’re lucky, you and your guests can watch a cricket game like during this Bradfield Village Hall wedding.

Address: The Sands, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LB

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First dance at Bradfield Village hall wedding venue
Bradfield Village Hall on the edge of the Peak District

8. Wood Lane Countryside Centre

Wood Lane Countryside Centre is perfect for a relaxed and fun wedding. Dating back over 200 years, this venue is located in Sheffield amongst the suburbs of Stannington. For your wedding, you can use either the Grain Loft or Stenton Barn. Stenton Barn is excellent for smaller weddings and can accommodate up to 30 people. Grain Loft can cater to guests’ numbers of up to 100 people.

9. Whitley Hall Hotel

Whitley Hall Hotel is in South Yorkshire and is a scenic location for a romantic wedding. It has up to 32 rooms for lodging on site. It is also known for its fantastic cuisine and variety menu for your wedding breakfast. You’ll also love the well-stocked cellar. You can hold a wedding of up to 80 guests at this location.

Address: Elliott Ln, Grenoside, Sheffield S35 8NR

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Whitley Hall Hotel in Sheffield

10. The Mowbray

If you need a location with outstanding British architecture and luxury, the Mowbray is your best bet. This unique wedding venue in Sheffield is known for its food, venue styling, cocktails, and dreamy atmosphere. It was restored from 1889 and can host anywhere from 15 to 200 guests. You’ll especially love the garden on the roof terrace, which is perfect for drinks and cocktail hour.

11. Kenwood Hall

Do you need a historical wedding venue with modern facilities in Sheffield for your big day? Kenwood Hall is your answer. This beautiful venue is excellent for large and lavish celebrations and also small and intimate weddings. They offer a variety of wedding packages to suit your needs and are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. You also get a wedding coordinator to make sure your celebration goes perfectly.

Address: Kenwood Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield S7 1NQ

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Kenwood Hall

12. Wortley Hall

Located just 20 mins away from the Sheffield city centre, this stately home remains one of my favourite wedding venues in South Yorkshire. Wortley Hall kept plenty of beautiful original features and has some beautifully landscaped gardens. A grand venue. Here is a full Wortley Hall wedding in pictures.

Address: Wortley, Sheffield S35 7DB

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Wortley Hall wedding venue in South Yorkshire
Wortley Hall

13. Wentworth Woodhouse

I could not believe my eyes when I first got there. Hidden in a small village of Wentworth, it’s a true gem. In fact it is considered one of the largest privately owned houses in Europe. This elegant place has about 300 rooms. Yes the correct number is unclear. Check out this Wentworth Woodhouse wedding to see some more photos from that venue.

Address: Wentworth, Rotherham S62 7TQ

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Wentworth Woodhouse

14. Cusworth Hall

Located just minutes from the A1(M), Cusworth Hall is a unique wedding venue with ideal convenience and accessibility. The Grade I listed Georgian mansion sits within a beautifully landscaped park with lakes. Built by George Platt and James Paine this mid 18th century Georgian mansion is a perfect wedding venue. Steeped in history Cusworth Hall and its surrounding beauty inspires stunning photography and a romantic wedding day to remember. Have a look at this gallery from a recent Cusworth Hall wedding.

Address: Cusworth Hall, Cusworth, Doncaster DN5 7TU

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Cusworth Hall wedding venue in South Yorkshire
Cusworth Hall

15. Hazel Gap Barn

This one is actually just outside South Yorkshire but I decided to include it as the place is very popular among couples from Sheffield. It's a beautifully renovated barn located past Worksop, only about 40 mins drive away from Sheffield. Have a look at this beauty and visit this Hazel Gap Barn wedding gallery.

Address: Budby Road, Budby NG22 9EY

Hazel Gap Barn wedding venue in Nottinghamshire
Hazel Gap Barn

Things to consider when choosing a perfect wedding venue in Sheffield

Where can I get married in Sheffield?

Yоu’vе finаllу found thе partner оf уоur drеаmѕ. Nоw уоu only have оnе thing lеft to dо: рlаn thе wedding. Thеrе are mаnу fасtоrѕ to соnѕidеr whеn сhооѕing thе place tо сеlеbrаtе your nuрtiаlѕ, inсluding budget, lосаtiоn аnd timе of уеаr, аmоng others. Luсkilу, with just a fеw tiрѕ, it’ll bе еаѕу tо choose a wеdding vеnuе. Follow thiѕ helpful list of idеаѕ and tricks tо ѕеlесt thе реrfесt space to ѕtаrt your new life tоgеthеr.
If you are planning a perfect wedding you’re going to need a perfect venue as well. Here are some top points of consideration that can help you with your search. Bу аnѕwеring a few ѕimрlе ԛuеѕtiоnѕ, choosing thе lосаtiоn for уоur big day will bе a рiесе of саkе. Cоnѕidеr thеѕе fivе factors tоnаrrоw down your орtiоnѕ:

Type of ceremony

Are having a civil ceremony or a church wedding? You need to have a venue that can reflect the ceremony type. If you want to have a religious ceremony then you are going to have it in a church setting. Civil ceremonies can be carried out in a variety of places be it a hotel, a hall or even a local football ground! Consider the type of ceremony that you have and then pick a venue that matches. You may want to contact your local register office for a list of buildings that have been licensed for civil marriages

Wedding venues size

Firѕt, think аbоut hоw mаnу реорlе уоu’ll be inviting. Dо уоu want tо invite every аunt, соuѕin, friend аnd соwоrkеr оr dо you envision a mоrе intimаtе ѕеtting with оnlу a hаndful of your сlоѕеѕt lоvеd оnеѕ. Count your evening guests as well. Yоu’ll nееd tо mаkе a guest liѕt anyway, so thinking аbоut hоw mаnу attendees you want will help уоu сhооѕе аn аррrорriаtеlу-ѕizеd wеdding venue. Your guests could be the ultimate determining factor in picking your location. Picking a venue in a place where the minimum amount of guests need to travel is important. You also need to think about securing a place that can hold all your guests.

Guest accommodation

You will also need to consider various accommodations for your guests, especially the ones coming from out of town. Many people enjoy having receptions at hotels because the guests can simply go up to their rooms after the reception and late night party for the greatest level of convenience.

Location of your wedding venue

How far dо уоu wаnt tо trаvеl, аnd how fаr will уоur guеѕtѕ be trаvеlling? Do уоu wаnt tо mаrrу уоur spouse near thе tоwn you live in, which mау bе fаr frоm уоur families? Do уоu wаnt tо get married in уоur hоmе tоwn? Iѕ уоur dream tо get mаrriеd аt a ѕресiаl destination асrоѕѕ the country? Bу аnѕwеring thеѕе questions, уоu wіll hаvе a сlеаrеr рiсturе оf whаt it will tаkе tо get уоu and уоur guеѕtѕ to the venue.

Multiple locations or one place

You could also consider using multiple venues or locations. This means you could have a church and a venue for your reception. Or you could think about having the entire wedding in one place. Many churches would even consider renting out their basement for a reception or you could enjoy the wedding at the same hall you had planned a reception.

Do you want it outdoors?

An outdoor reception can come with some difficulties especially with the weather but it’s an excellent way to accommodate very large crowds and enjoy a beautiful day together.

Wedding venue costs

Whаt iѕ your wеdding budgеt? Arе you a DIY аll-ѕtаr looking for cheap wedding packages and рlanning to аrt fullу dесоrаtе уоur venue withоut brеаking thе bаnk, or do уоu wаnt tо hand it all оvеrtо a рrоfеѕѕiоnаl? By now, уоu’vе рrоbаblу figurеd оut hоw mаnу people will bе in attendance, аnd with this number you саn hеlр figurе out your wedding budget. It can be a big determinant of the venues you pick. Sometimes budgeting for just one venue for the wedding and the reception can really reduce budgetary concerns

Time of the year matters

In whаt season will your wedding take рlасе? Each ѕеаѕоnhаѕ its реrkѕ and dоwnfаllѕ.Trаvеl аnd accommodations are mоrе еxреnѕivе during peak timеѕ аnd hоlidауѕ, but thе wеаthеr iѕ less predictable during thе trаnѕitiоn ѕеаѕоnѕ, so уоu mау nееd to have a bасk-uр рlаn.

Venue availability

Hоw muсh time dо уоu hаvе to view vеnuеѕ аnd hоw far in аdvаnсе dо уоu need tо bооk thеm? Oftentimes, popular vеnuеѕ in Sheffield hаvе wаiting liѕtѕ thаt аrе mоrе than 12 mоnthѕ оut. It can bе vеrу diffiсult to рlаn a destination wedding bу yourself if you саnnоt bе thеrе to check оut the vеnuе.

Wedding venues near me - Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like my list of wedding venues in Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Again this was in no particular order and was to give you some ideas if you are currently planning your own wedding.

I will try to update the list as often as I can so please re visit after a while and you may find some new venue ideas for your South Yorkshire wedding.


Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Sheffield Town Hall Wedding - Jess & Tom

Today’s featured big day is a beautiful winter Sheffield Town Hall wedding, a beautiful wedding venue in the heart of Sheffield. The wedding date was the 1st December so not just a winter wedding but a Christmas one too. You could definitely tell by looking at the Christmas Market set up in the peace gardens just outside Sheffield Town Hall.

With this in mind we had absolutely no idea what weather we could expect, knowing what the UK is like, it could have been anything from snow to blazing sunshine. As it turned out the weather was ok. Anyway, here is the story:

Bride and groom posing outside Sheffield Town Hall wedding venue
Bride and groom outside Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield Town Hall wedding

We met at school through a mutual friends and a love of alternative music. Tom asked me out on MSN (this can be forgiven as we were only 13 and 14 years old at the time!) on the 1st of December, 2007. We’ve always celebrated this anniversary and after a whole ten years together, on that date, Tom asked me to marry him. He proposed with the most perfect ring, my dream ring! A stunning 1920s style platinum band with a brilliant green emerald and diamonds on the shoulders. The proposal felt like the most natural thing in the world and of course I said yes (after lots of crying!!), and we phoned our families straight away to share the news. Afterwards, we went out for our favourite food – sushi!! – and felt very giddy! It was really important to us to keep that date as our wedding anniversary, because we’d celebrated it for so long and it felt wrong to change it. Tom and I have grown up together really and I think both of us and a lot of other people we know were very happy to see us finally tie the knot.

Wedding planning

When we first got engaged I thought that one year was a bit of a rush to sort a whole wedding, but when we checked dates and found that our anniversary for 2018 fell on a Saturday, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity. It was too perfect not to. We started planning properly at the end of January, beginning of February and wanted to keep things mostly simple, with a hint of our personalities and of course a bit of Christmas because of the December date.

We didn’t really spend too much time going through wedding venues in Sheffield. We had had in our minds that when we did get married, we’d like it to be at Sheffield Town Hall. I had been to a previous wedding there and the building itself as well as the inside is really beautiful.  The ceremony rooms are relatively small and we didn’t have a huge number of guests to the day part.

Ceremony music

To walk down the aisle, I had Somebody by Depeche Mode in a piano cover, one of our favourite songs and possibly my favourite band (and my Dad’s, which was also nice for him to walk to it too). While we signed the register, we had Vitamin String Quarter covers of some of our favourite songs, including Blink 182 – Feeling this (we both are huge fans of this band and we especially listened a lot when we were very young), your song – Elton John (A classic and a lovely song), and The Cure – Just Like Heaven. For exiting, we had the original version of Queen – You’re my best friend. We both love Queen and have always sang this song to each other.

Wedding ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall

Everything went really smoothly, everyone at the Town Hall were brilliant. Because it was the 1st of December, the Christmas markets had sprung up all around the city centre and there were loads of people shopping, and a brass band playing right outside! It all felt very Christmassy and exciting, and made for some really fun photos of us walking back to the car to leave for the venue.

We were told in the lead up to the day, that we wouldn’t be able to have photos inside the Town Hall on the staircase after the ceremony because the next bride would be arriving, however it turned out we could which we were so happy about. It must have been a relatively quiet day – a perk of a December wedding for sure! These photos in front of the beautiful Christmas tree and with the huge, decorative staircase are so festive and lovely.

Christmas wedding at Sheffield Town Hall

We both love Christmas time and have always associated it with our anniversary, often celebrating over a cup of mulled wine at a Christmas market. So we were especially happy when our venue told us there would be decorations everywhere already. I made a lot of the other decorations but didn’t want too much going on, so stuck to our main theme colour, emerald green (to match my beautiful engagement ring), some gold, a few fairy lights and a little glitter.

Wedding photography in The Peace Gardens, Sheffield

After the ceremony we ventured out for some photos in the Peace Gardens despite the drizzle in the air. We hopped up into a giant lit-up bauble decoration and Michal took some of our favourite photos of the day – we love that we were able to take advantage of the markets and turn what could have been a set-back into something that made for unique, fun photos.

On the day, the traffic was quite bad because of the Sheffield United football match and by the time we finally pulled up outside the Town Hall, I was a bit flustered to say the least! We were just about on time though and apparently protesters had moved moments before my arrival; so maybe it was meant to be!

Arriving late for the reception meant we didn’t have much time to take Jess and Tom’s photos and we wanted to stick to the original wedding day timeline. It was getting dark anyway. However if the traffic hadn’t been that bad then this Sheffield City Centre Wedding shoot wouldn’t have happened. There are always some positives!

Wedding reception at The Old Rectory in Handsworth

I had been to a family wedding at The Old Rectory about ten years before, and knew it was a lovely, friendly venue with a nicely sized main hall for the meal and reception. Tom and I had said from the beginning that we didn’t want to go mad with the wedding, we just wanted a big party with everyone we love, and I think we achieved that.

Tom and I both like the slightly vintage /classic style with a slight alternative edge, but didn’t want to look too costume-y. For years, Tom has said how he would wear a “penguin suit” as he calls it, a suit jacket with tails. He also had a beautiful personalised pocket watch, as did my Dad but in a different colour. He made a few nods to the “rock n roll” style with Dr Marten brogues and a unique waistcoat which had a skull print lining.

Everyone who knows me would have guessed that I would go for a tea-length, 1950s style dress, as that’s my go-to occasion-wear style. Tom joked beforehand that he would already know what I’d look like on the day – and he probably wasn’t far off! For my hair I went for vintage-style waves, which were done my Mum who’s a hairdresser and that was a lovely memory of the day for me. I did my own makeup, which I’ve always loved to do, and went for a classic red lip.
The groomsmen wore the classic suit with tails and my bridesmaids had tea-length emerald green satin dresses, sparkly red shoes and faux-fur stoles for that vintage style.

Groom getting ready

Sheffield Town Hall wedding venue

Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Sheffield Town Hall wedding ceremony

Sheffield Town Hall wedding ceremony

Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Bride and groom at Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Sheffield Town Hall wedding photos

Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Sheffield Town Hall wedding images

Bride and groom at Sheffield Town Hall

Sheffield Town Hall wedding

Christmas wedding at Sheffield Town Hall

Bride and groom outside Sheffield Town Hall wedding venue

Bride and groom posing outside Sheffield Town Hall wedding venue

Sheffield Town Hall wedding suppliers

Photographer: Sheffield wedding photographer

Hair comb and jewellery set: EnglishBridalShop on Etsy

White faux fur stole: Amazon

Nottingham lace garter (blue bow) as a nod to our life in Nottingham and at the University: CraftySewAndCo on Etsy

Handmade lace garter with green bow: an amazing surprise gift handmade for me by a family friend

Dress: Tilly by Brighton Belle, bought at Blushes bridal in Sheffield. Nicola who helped me find my dress was so helpful and kind and made the experience even better

Bride’s shoes: Mary Jane style shoes – Rainbow Club

Makeup: Done by myself! I’ve always had a huge passion for makeup and although I’ve never trained professionally, I have done makeup for weddings, proms and competitions in the past. Growing up, everyone has always joked that I’d have to do my own wedding makeup and so I did! I was terrified I was going to muck it up on the day, so I did quite a few practice runs and it was all fine on the day! I wore my favourite red, MAC Russian Red which is the same shade I wore for my prom at school in 2010 (which I attended with Tom, of course!) jessicakatemakeup.co.uk

Hair: My lovely and talented Mum did my hair. It is such a special memory that she did it for me on the day.

Necklaces: Debenhams

Bridesmaid dress: Eloise’s secret closet

Bridesmaid shoes: Ebay! They were bargains and so fun and Christmassy with the green dresses

Groom’s attire: Reece Ford suit hire, Dronfield

Waistcoat: Noose & Monkey, a bargain we found months and months before the wedding in TK Maxx. It was about £15!

Groom’s shoes: Dr Marten 3989

Flowers: Faux from The Bride’s Bouquet

Cake: Made by the lovely Pat, a friend of the family. Topper was from BestDecoWedding on Etsy.

Food/catering: Provided by The Old Rectory

Candy/desert buffet: My amazing Mother-in-law put the sweet table together. The jars were from Amazon.

Celebrant: Hilary Mizler at the Town Hall who is actually one of my Mum’s friends, and we know her quite well which was lovely as we had a familiar friend there. She encouraged us to include readings at the ceremony too to make it more personal and I’m really glad we did.

Invitations/stationery: Daisy Chain invites – the green bow matched our wedding theme

Table decorations: For the centre pieces, I bought the jars from Ikea, my Mum lovingly collected the pinecones on walks in the park, the sprigs of mistletoe were from Hobbycraft and lights Primark, of all places! For the place names, we sprayed pinecones with gold spray paint and gold glitter. One of my Mum’s close friends was an absolute gem and came early on the day to set everything extra up.

Venue decorations: Christmas decorations and linens etc were provided by the venue. Extra decorations like fairy lights, candles and Christmas table decor were from B&M, The Range and Home Bargains (love a bargain! :)) We collected the vintage frames in the run up to the wedding and I hand-wrote all the signs.

Wedding car/transport: My Mum’s work colleague owns this amazing lilac Morris Minor and she organised this as a surprise for me. It was an experience trying to navigate match-day traffic in the rain in this little car! But very fun.

Rings: Tom’s – James Hadley, Surrey Street, Sheffield, Jess’ – aardvarkjewellery.com via Etsy