Chilli Barn Weddings
Salutations and welcome to our Chilli Barn wedding photography guide. We are supper happy to give you a special look at this charming wedding venue with absolutely spectacular views. We have loads of really fantastic information and an insider view on how to get the most fun and relaxed wedding photos with some gorgeous Yorkshire countryside sparkle.
Chilli Barn is a 2-day exclusive use barn conversion situated just outside of Otley and only a few hundred metres from entrances to the 700 acre Chevin nature reserve.
As Leeds area wedding photographers, we absolutely jump at any opportunity to work at this really characterful venue. Not only does the venue itself lend to really relaxed and chilled out weddings, but the views available on the property and just a short jaunt away are absolutely worth a “wow” from all of your guests.
If you are looking to have your wedding in this historic barn backdrop, keep scrolling down for all the best tips and tricks to getting some really amazing wedding photos at the Chilli Barn in Otley.
Chilli Barn Wedding Photography
As Leeds area documentary wedding photographers, we just love to work in spaces that really show off the best of the Yorkshire countryside. And with Chilli Barn’s views of Wharfe Valley on tap – you really can’t go wrong.
Relaxed and informal weddings are our speciality and cosy little wedding venues like Chilli Barn really set the right kind of mood for you and your guests. A little bit of glamour and a lot of down-home family friendliness.
When photographing weddings at Chilli Barn in Otley, we love all the little hidden nooks and gems of the Chilli Barn grounds as well as the open rolling hills. Of course, we want you to spend your wedding day hanging out with your friends and family as much as possible, so we will work with you to fit your photography around the fun – not instead of it. We prefer to take our couples on a few little mini-couples sessions throughout the day instead of one long epic session. This means you are never gone for more than a few minutes and you always get to be at the centre of the fun.
For each of your mini sessions, we can choose from a variety of backdrops at Chilli Barn or scoot over to The Chevin for some intimate woodland portraits.
Your Wedding Photography at Chilli Barn in Otley
Group Photos at Chilli Barn
There are a load of great spots for group photos at Chilli Barn. Our favourite spots feature the rolling hills and open grasslands because they are both beautiful as well as conveniently close to your guests.
But it is important to keep in mind that those areas aren’t well shaded and if you have a lot of sunshine (lucky you!) we might actually struggle with too much light (no one wants to be squinty!). In those cases, we can move to some of the natural shade provided by the barn or the cafe.
If it is raining, we can use the open cart-door entrance so you and your guests can stay sheltered. But promise not to make fun of me when I look like a drowned rat shooting from outside going in…haha!
Couples Photos at Chilli Barn
During the height of the day, some of our best spots for couples photos at Chilli Barn lie in and and around the Barn and the cafe. There are some beautiful stone steps full of character and little pots of flowers just alongside the cafe. In the spring and summer, climbing roses and a host of other garden flowers can be found over near the family farm.
In the mellow light of the late afternoon until the evening time when we might be blessed with some golden hour light, the hills overlooking Wharfe Valley are perfect for a few couples photos.
Of course, if you want to plan out an extra 10 minutes, we can always go over to the Chevin where we can take some really gorgeous woodland shots. With a little more time in your budget we can even check out surprise view and get a really breathtaking shot that shows off the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
Chilli Barn Venue & Amenities
Wedding Ceremony Spaces
You have several choices of wedding ceremony spaces at Chilli Barn. Our favourite is the option to have an outdoor ceremony in their gorgeous paddock field. Of course, that option isn’t always going to work in which case the lower level of the barn is a perfect spot for an indoor ceremony.
Reception Space at Chilli Barn
Your options for reception space are really flexible at Chilli Barn. With their own converted stone barn facilities, they can accommodate up to 60 day guests and 90 evening guests (less in winter). However, they are also amenable to additional tipis, tents or marquees which can allow for even higher numbers.
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Important Info About Chilli Barn
Chilli Barn Address
E. Chevin Road,
Otley, Leeds, LS21 3DD
phn: 01943 609092
Chilli Barn Parking
Chilli Barn has parking onsite however, it is worth noting that this is shared with cafe patrons if the cafe is open. In the unlikely event it is full, there is super close parking across the street.
Chilli Barn has no onsite accommodation but it is a very short drive from the Chevin Country Hotel where you can hire cabins as well as hotel rooms. Do take care to check dates though as The Chevin Country Hotel also books weddings and so rooms may be limited depending on their event schedule.
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How to find Chilli Barn
Chilli Barn is just off East Chevin Road which can be accessed via the A660 or the A658 you may see signage for the Mistal Kitchen – this is the cafe attached to the wedding venue.