Firstly, congratulations on your engagement!
From experience, I know that planning your big day can be overwhelming.
I encourage you to look through my photos to see if I can tick off at least one thing from your list!
Your wedding day is one of the most special and intimate days of your lives.
As a Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer my aim is to document your day, allowing you to be taken back there every time you look at your wedding photographs.
At any wedding, I will capture all the little details that made your day so special, making those memories live on forever…
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What to expect from your
Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer
We will kick off proceedings with a meeting. This allows us to discuss your expectations and preferences. If you don’t have any preferences, then that’s fine too. We can explore styles of photography to find your taste.
My job (if you choose me as your Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer) is to tell the story of your big day, all through the art of photography.
I’ll capture all the lovely moments from your day
From the pride of the father of the bride walking you down the aisle to the smiling tears at the ceremony.
Friends jostling to get their picture of you cutting the cake to the laughter at the wedding speeches.
I will be there to capture it all.
On top of these beautiful moments, I’ll make sure to snap your beautiful venue too so you can always remember exactly how it looked.
Camera shy? We can have a try out with a pre-wedding shoot.
Everyone is different. Some people love the experience of being photographed, whilst others need some persuading (only a little).
I want your experience to be the best it can be. I want you both to be as comfortable as you can be.
This is why I encourage a pre-wedding shoot or engagement shoot for anyone considering me as their Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer.
Want to know more about my Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photography services?
I’m more than happy to answer your questions. Feel free to drop me a message, email or book in a meeting with me.
My contact details are below. I’m available on mobile and on my home phone number. Alternatively, head over to my contact page and fill in the contact form – I’ll get back to you pretty quickly!
If you’d prefer to have a look at my work before getting in touch, head over to my wedding gallery!
Are you planning a Goldsborough Hall Wedding?
If you’re planning a wedding at this stunning venue – here is some background information on weddings at Goldsborough Hall, my approach to wedding photography and some of the history of this beautiful building. This is written from my perspective as a recommended Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer and somewhere I have covered weddings at many times. There are more details here on the Goldsborough Hall website.
Weddings at Goldsborough Hall
Set within 12 acres of perfectly manicured grounds, Goldsborough Hall is an exclusive wedding location that is both unforgettable and unique. It is fortunate to boast elevated and uninterrupted views over its historic surrounding gardens and the tranquil parkland of the Yorkshire countryside. As such, Goldsborough Hall is one of the most exclusive, private, and stunning places to host your special day. It is also conveniently located close to the accessible historic spa town of Harrogate in North Yorkshire making it easy to travel to for guests.
For the ceremony itself, the Hall is licensed for Civil Ceremonies. However, the adjoining Church of England St Mary’s Church is also available if you wish. This stunning structure is a delightful thirteenth-century Norman building that contains effigies, both stained glass windows and floor slabs, of prior Goldsborough Hall owners. The church features its own private royal entrance on its southern wall and makes for the perfect location for a more traditional church wedding with a combined reception at Goldsborough Hall.
Given its legacy as an award-winning venue (named one of the top 100 wedding venues in the world by Brides magazine in 2019), the team at Goldsborough Hall take care of everything for you on your Wedding day – from reception drinks to a sumptuous Wedding Breakfast to a ceremony at St Mary’s – they will make every effort to make your day memorable for all the right reasons and ensure your dreams come true.
As part of their wedding deal, Goldsborough Hall offers exclusive use of the Hall, including Staterooms, a Conservatory, Gardens and Grounds, a red-carpet welcome, and more particulars such as an antique silver cake stand and knife. Additionally, if you plan on hosting a larger celebration, a marquee can be joined to Goldsborough Hall to accommodate up to 250 guests. When the night finally winds to an end, there are sixteen five-star suites and rooms available for guests to rest before exploring the rest of Yorkshire should they wish.
Wedding Photography at Goldsborough Hall
Wedding photography is undoubtedly an important factor when choosing a venue today. However, there are a plethora of options to ensure your special day is captured to its truest and fullest extent at Goldsborough Hall. Natural light is the key to most stunning wedding photographs and this venue is not short of options in this respect.
When getting ready for the big day ahead, the Bridal suite at Goldsborough Hall radiates luxury and beauty. With its four-poster handmade 8ft by 8ft king size sleigh bed and ample windows to let light in from all around, it’s the perfect place to shoot Bridal photographs with your bridesmaids and family at hand.
As the day progresses, the Princess Mary Drawing Room is just one of the extremely photographic spaces within this venue in which to host your wedding breakfast, evening reception, or civil ceremony for up to 150 guests. Not only does it boast an Adam marble fireplace but the light floods in through three large double panelled windows to create an airy and bright atmosphere, offering ample natural light for your event.
Alternatively, the Sir Richard Hutton Room boasts many eighteenth-century features, including Adam’s pillars either side of the bay window and decorative cornices. It also features an elegant Challen baby grand piano in the bay window which can be used to accompany your ceremony and makes for a wonderful backdrop to ensure the romantic nature of your event is captured by camera too.
Should you wish to opt for an event outside, the grounds of Goldsborough Hall not only make for a stunning backdrop, but they also tell a fascinating horticultural history. The Hall even won a coveted spot in the Times ‘top places to stay with great gardens. The beauty of its landscape offers a great place in which to take wider family/ entire wedding party pictures that are bound to take pride of place on your mantelpiece.
Capturing and remembering your big day is important, and that’s why you should choose a photographer that understands the location and cares about your happiness. Should you pick Goldsborough Hall for your wedding day, I hope you will consider my work as a Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer to ensure the event is captured perfectly.
History of Goldsborough Hall
After an argument over which Goldsborough family member would gain succession of the property, in 1588 somebody destroyed the thatched moated manor that once stood on this North Yorkshire site. Sir Richard Hutton, acting Lord Chief Justice at the time, bought out the claimants to the estate and builders erected the present Jacobean stately home of Goldsborough Hall between 1601 and 1625.
After his first son died in a sea voyage accident, his second son, Sir Richard Hutton the younger, inherited the estate and during the Stuart Civil War. Oliver Cromwell’s army forcibly occupied the house while they besieged nearby Knaresborough Castle. Eventually, after his death during the war, the hall passed on through the family until their demise. In 1753, the Lascelles Family bought the property and extensively remodelled the Hall.
The most famous of all owners, however, became HRH Princess Mary, the Queen’s Aunt, who made this house her first family home after her marriage to Discount Lascelles in 1922. The village, and the hall itself, came to national attention in 1923 when King George V and Queen Mary attended the christening of Princess Mary’s son, George.
Eventually, in 1952, the Lascelles family sold The Goldsborough Estate at auction. Goldsborough Hall turned from a school (during World War Two) to a private residence once more before turning into a country house hotel, then a nursing home before being left derelict for years.
In 2005, local couple Mark and Clare Oglesby took on the mammoth task of expertly restoring this stunning property to its former glory, preserving history for future generations. While the last 400 years of Goldsborough Hall has attracted a lot of attention, it continues to do so today as it operates now as both a private home and a luxury B&B. It is also proud to be one of Yorkshire’s finest and most prestigious exclusive wedding venues; the perfect historic location to celebrate such an important event.
Trusted Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer
If you have any questions about my work as a Goldsborough Hall Wedding Photographer or would like to check availability please get in touch.