Wood Hall Hotel Weddings
How do you do? Welcome to our Wood Hall Hotel Wedding Photography page. We are thrilled to give you an insider peek at this West Yorkshire wedding venue as well as some tips and tricks about how to get the best wedding photography at Wood Hall Hotel.
Wood Hall Hotel is a secluded Manor House venue with a history that dates back to the Norman Conquest. With over 100 acres of countryside overlooking the Wharfedale Valley, Wood Hall Hotel is a perfect location for a real Yorkshire wedding.
As relaxed, documentary Yorkshire wedding photographers, we have worked at Wood Hall Hotel several times over the last decade and each time the venue just gets better and better. The photographic possibilities are abundant with a choice of scenic rolling hills, wild Mediterranean style gardens and beautifully decorated rooms, you will be spoilt for choice no matter what the time of year or weather.
Take a few minutes to have a nosey around our Wood Hall Hotel wedding photography guide so you can envision how amazing your wedding will look at this awesome venue. If you like what you see, why don’t you drop us a line and have a chat about how you can get some amazing photos without the fuss!
Wood Hall Hotel Weddings Photography
As Wood Hall Hotel wedding photographers, we love the absolutely stunning backdrop and the super friendly staff. Additionally, we always appreciate when venues have onsite accommodation so that our clients don’t spend their whole day driving over hill and dale. The kind of all-in-one experience you get at a venue like Wood Hall Hotel will free up your time to spend it with friends and family – which always makes for the best photos. We can’t get a photo of you hugging Auntie June if you never get to see her.
Of course, an outside ceremony location as beautiful and as scenic as the Italian Gardens at Wood Hall is super hard to come by. So we just love it when the weather plays nice and we get to photograph our couple walking up the long, stepped aisle and through the tea-rose arches. It is like a scene right out of a movie.
Even better is when our couples hire out the venue for exclusive use. This gives the maximum flexibility for couples to use the entire Parlour and Oak Room Bar without have to share it even a little bit! As photographers, it also means we don’t have to play “guess the guest” in the evening when your night crew shows up. We will know that everyone who walks in the door is someone you want a photo of.
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Couples Photos at Wood Hall Hotel
There are an enormous variety of options for couple’s photos at Wood Hall Hotel. The building itself makes an amazing backdrop (we are rather partial to the lush ivy that grows up the side near the bar entrance!) and, of course, there is the views of the rolling Wharfedale Valley hills. The long road that leads up to the venue is a fantastic spot for a change of tempo and the evenly spaced trees that flank the sides creates a fun sense of structure.
We would be totally negligent if we didn’t mention the Italian Gardens and the beautiful tea rose arches that run through the centre. At the bottom of the Italian garden, just past the walls is some really gorgeous lavender and a secluded set of steps that make a great little nook as well.
Honestly, I don’t think I could ever get sick of photographing at Wood Hall Hotel – there are just too many good options.
Group Photos at Wood Hall Hotel
In good photography weather, our go-to spot for group photos is with the hills behind you so that you can really take advantage of that lovely natural backdrop. However, sometimes due to light (or rain!), this arrangement won’t make for the best outcome. In those cases, we often use the shelter of the building entrance for group photos.
If it is too cold or wet to keep you and your guests comfortable, then we are also able to make use of the Parlour and our portable lighting kit, however this arrangement often requires that you have exclusive use of the venue as we can’t give members of the public the boot to use the room.
We have also had times when the staff have opened the Georgian room for us to use for group formals, even though the couple had not previously booked that space. Obviously, this isn’t something we can guarantee, but definitely something to look into when you are making your rainy-day backup plans.
Outdoor Ceremonies at Wood Hall Hotel
We are so excited that Wood Hall Hotel has not one but TWO outdoor ceremony options. And what is even better? They both allow you to have the beautiful valley vista behind you.
The first option is to have your ceremony in the Italian gardens. The rose arches and large stone steps create a really impactful entrance. Your guests will be able to see the whole proceedings easily as the garden is split into levels creating a kind of “stadium” seating effect.
The other option is to have your ceremony in the front of the Manor House. We haven’t been lucky enough to photograph this option yet – but we have seen loads of photos and it loos very “wow”! On one side, you have the view of the gorgeous entrance steps and on the other you have the overlook of the valley behind. Imagine the entrance pillars decorated in flowers around you whilst your ceremony is performed!
This is a great option for couples who are planning to invite a large number of guests for the full day. It also makes a good compromise for a day with “iffy” weather because you can be standing under the covered entrance during your ceremony although the guests would obviously want to keep umbrellas handy just in case.
Wood Hall Hotel Wedding Photography Portfolio
Below you will find a selection of some of our favourite weddings at Wood Hall Hotel. Please feel free to have a little peek around and then get in touch so we can chat about how we can help you get some fun, relaxed wedding photographs with minimum fuss.
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The Vavasour Room
The Vavasour room is typically used for both ceremonies and wedding breakfasts and has a main entrance neatly tucked away from the main guest thoroughfare yet still very close to the external bar.
As a Wood Hall Hotel wedding photographer, we love that this room is so spacious that it is easy to navigate around the tables during the speeches without having to interrupt your guests view. With a neutral palette, not only can couples easily plan their décor, but as a photographer, there is no worry about odd colour casts or funky pin lighting.
In the evening the room hosts its own private bar so everyone can stay close to the party which is ideal for the best evening party shots!
The Italian Gardens
And here we get to our favourite part of Wood Hall Hotel – the amazing gardens. The Italian gardens are so unique and look beautiful from all aspects which is perfect for photographs.
Whilst we can definitely have a stomp around the larger grounds, we also love that these gardens are just a few feet away from the main action.
This means that we can get you back to your guests in short order – particularly during that (all too quick) time between the ceremony and the meal. The gardens are hugely versatile and can be used for ceremonies, photographs and even outdoor garden games.
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Important Info About Wood Hall Hotel
Wood Hall Hotel Address
phn: 01937 587 271
Wood Hall Hotel Parking
There is ample parking onsite free of charge
Wood Hall Hotel & Spa has a wide variety of onsite accommodation available including exclusive use options available. As a bonus, there are full spa services available so your guests can make a getaway of their stay (and you can relax in style!)
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How to Find Wood Hall Hotel
Wood Hall Hote& Spoa is located close to Wetherby and is situated just a short drive off the A58. Leave the A58 in Collingham, exiting onto Harewood Road. Turn onto Linton Road (Which becomes Main Street). Exit onto Trip Lane. You will see the Windmill Inn just near the turn to Trip Lane. The Hotel is located at the end of Trip Lane.