Do you need Grantley Hall wedding photography?
I’m Ben Cumming, recommended for Grantley Hall wedding photography.
I’ve been doing wedding photography across Yorkshire and further afield for over a decade now, and Grantley Hall is a simply unforgettable venue and one of my favourites to shoot at.
This multiple-award-winning 17th-century stately mansion drips with grandeur, opulence and tradition.
Sitting in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning formal gardens flanked by a long driveway, Grantley Hall truly is a fairytale venue for your ceremony, reception and wedding photos.
Traditional elegance is inextricably linked with modern luxury in this stunning Regency home. Guests will walk through a secluded parkland and be completely delighted by the magnificent yet friendly atmosphere.
Your Grantley Hall wedding
Grantley Hall is the perfect blend of history and contemporary, effortlessly luxurious and evocative of romance and a fairy tale setting. They offer celebration spaces both indoors and for an outdoor wedding ceremony, and the sheer range of what’s on offer here spoils you for choice but also means all your dreams will be catered for!
Speaking of catering, by the way, the dining here is renowned and typically opulent as the rest of Grantley Hall. They have a wide range of eating and drinking, from exquisite dining to enticing Pan-Asian cuisine. Your main course will be unforgettable and the wedding breakfast will also be catered for in style. They use the greatest high-quality fresh, seasonal produce and local suppliers for all of their eateries and the range of bars means your guests won’t go thirsty!
The Music Room is reserved for ceremonies, while outside by the Japanese Gardens, they take place. After that, you’ll relax with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres in The Orchard, which has views of the gardens and lawns extending beyond it. This is perfect for an outdoor wedding ceremony if that’s your vision for the day. It also makes for a perfect romantic backdrop and, as one of the Grantley Hall wedding photographers, I can tell you that couples are never disappointed!
Other suites are available for bridal preparation and the start of your special day. Your family will find it fantastic here, and the photographs will be sure to come out brilliantly whether it’s the day ceremony or evening fun.
For those that really celebrate their Grantley Hall weddings in the luxury it’s renowned for, a night in The Royal Suite tops off the rest of the day in style. The Royal Suite is nothing short of magnificent, with its stunning mezzanine floor, lofty ceilings, and panoramic views of the gardens, fountain, and grounds.
Grantley Hall wedding packages
Always enquire about Grantley Hall wedding packages.
They have so much experience laying on the big day and celebrations that they will spare no effort in helping you realise your ambition.
The standard wedding package caters for 180 guests but you could consider going all out and make Grantley Hall exclusively yours for the day – including having 47 bedrooms and access to the award-winning restaurants.
History of Grantley Hall
Thomas Norton erected Grantley Hall at the end of the 17th century, in a Palladian style of architecture and construction, which would have been completed just before Queen Anne’s reign.
Grantley Hall was originally a modest block, which faces south towards the River Skell. Norton’s Lounge is on the ground floor of the original structure, which was previously used as an entrance to the private home.
The 5th Lord Grantley sold Grantley Hall in January 1900 to Sir Christopher Furness, a multimillionaire shipping magnate. Sir Christopher was born in 1852 and, when he was just 18 years old, he expanded his father’s grocery and provisions company into an international market.
Sir Christopher was also responsible for the construction of new wings to Grantley Hall; it was during this time that the house acquired its current appearance. An extension to the Music Room, as well as a Billiard Room above the Entrance Hall, were also constructed at this time. A new southwest wing, known today as Fletchers Restaurant, was also opened.
When local Yorkshire woman Valeria Sykes bought the property in 2015 with a goal of creating a legacy for Grantley Hall, giving employment and career options in the region, and supporting the local economy for both hosting weddings and events in the procurement of supplies and services.
The site at Grantley Hall was ideal for Valeria’s love of the arts, history, ancient architecture, interior design, and innovation, and work began on restoring the structure with respect. Much of what we know and love about Grantley Hall now is down to Valeria.
What to expect from your Grantley Hall Wedding Photographer
We’ll start off with a meeting. This allows us to talk about your expectations and preferences for your wedding photos at Grantley Hall. If you don’t have any preferences, then that’s fine too. We can explore styles of wedding photography to find your taste.
If you choose me as your wedding photographer, I will help tell the story of your big day, all through the art of my photographs.
We can have a pre-wedding shoot if you’re camera shy. Everyone is different, some enjoy being photographed and others need a little encouragement!
I hope your Grantley Hall wedding day is filled with fun, beauty, and happiness. I want you both to feel as at ease as possible on your big day. This is why I encourage a pre-wedding shoot or engagement shoot for anyone considering me as their Grantley Hall wedding photography expert.
Your wedding day will be full of memorable events, from the bridal preparation to the father of the bride leading her down the aisle in her stunning wedding dress, from tears of joy at the ceremony to friends reuniting in mutual celebration.
I’ll also take a photo of your wedding location so you can always recall how it looked. And Grantley Hall is the kind of wedding venue that will be remembered by you and your guests for a long time to come, especially with professional Grantley Hall wedding photography.
I hold a PfCO drone licence so it enables me to get you some stunning shots of the mansion and gardens, as well as something completely different for your group shots and Grantley Hall wedding photography.
A bit about me
I’ve over ten years of expertise in creating stunning wedding photography in North Yorkshire and beyond. I’ll work with you to produce photos that will make your Grantley Hall wedding memorable.
I photograph all across the country, so I’m familiar with the customs and traditions of a Grantley Hall wedding.
My wedding packages
Take a look at the Silver and Gold wedding photography packages to see what’s included in each one.
If you’re looking for your Grantley Hall wedding photography to really excel I’d suggest looking at the gold package.
Normally, I’ll arrive on time to prepare and capture the happiness of all of your guests as they enter from the wedding ceremony to the reception.
Please get in touch with me via my contact details below to find out more about my role in producing your Grantley Hall wedding photography.
Mobile : 07763841641
Home : 01924 500001
Hi, I’m Ben Cumming, your go-to Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. I’ve been honoured with awards like The Photographers Bar from The Guild of Photographers, and I’m one of the few to achieve ‘Qualified’ status in the country. I’m not just about taking pictures; I’m about telling your love story. Whether you’re into soft floral tones or dramatic “wow” images, I’ve got you covered. I’ve had the privilege of capturing weddings across Yorkshire—from Huddersfield to my hometown of Batley. Beyond weddings, I also offer portrait shoots and mentor upcoming photographers. I’m a proud member of The Fellowship of Photographers Association and come highly recommended by various wedding venues. Choose me to make your wedding day unforgettable. Looking forward to telling your love story through my lens!