GETTING MARRIED OUTDOORS, in Yorkshire, venues near me.
The very thought of couples getting married outdoors the UK, excites me in so many ways, I can't tell you! Thankfully, lots of my local venues are getting wind of the growing popularity, in couple deciding to tie-the-knot in the great outdoors. They're cottoning on and providing the most amazing of set-up for brides and grooms to do this with it's increasing popularity.
Have you ever though about getting married outside? I love the great outdoors and if this had been a thing when I got married I would have definitely considered it. Not only are you surrounded by timeless foliage or country gardens you get some incredible light too, not to mention the fact that not everyone is in a cramped seat packed in to a room like sardines.
Our venues now are so eager to please and if the weather is looking dicey, they'll do everything within their power to give you what you want. Just take a moment to imagine the sound of bird-song that your guests get to listen to whilst waiting of your grand enterance. Or the crunching of leaves under foot as you walk down the aisle., I love it when the warm breeze catches the flowers or blows a butterfly by to wish out luck.
FIND OUT WHAT THE BRIDE THOUGHT OF HER DAY.
"The idea of an outside wedding was purely because we got together at a festival, the relaxed nature of the outdoors, listening to live music and drinking. It’s just something that suited us. Weddings can be so formal, too similar, we wanted something different to the 'norm' with less of the formalities of a typical wedding. Burythorpe was the ideal location for us, Alison couldn’t do enough, she wasn’t put off by our ideas, she embraced them." Kayleigh x
SIX VENUES NEAR ME THAT I RECOMMEND ARE
THE OLD LODGE, Malton
A 17th century Tudor Mansion, The Old Lodge stands in nearly 3 acres of beautifully manicured gardens at the edge of the historic market town of Malton, near Pickering, North Yorkshire.
The romantic setting of The Old Lodge makes an extremely popular wedding venue due to its beautiful grounds and ‘Forever Folly’, their pavilion for outside weddings. Their wedding team are passionate about providing the best service possible and designing a unique celebration for all their couples' special days.
This Jacobean Mansion is a firm favourite of mine, mainly because I grew up less that 3 miles away from this venue. In 2019 (I think) they opened the building as a wedding venue and wow what a spot they've tastelfully renovated the whole building, retaining character and also bring new character and charm to it. It's luxury design will definitely capture you eye.
Excitingly this venue offer it's couples chance to marry outside too, imagine your loved ones watching on as you say, I will! Surrounded by the stunning grounds this place has to offer, you only need to look at the images. You'd either be looking towards to house or out towards the tree-line in the image below.
Conveniently situated 12 minutes from York City Centre. Couples and guests love the Woodstock Wedding Venue for their stunning courtyard, water feature and outdoor area with panoramic views. When I capture Tor and Tom's day, we were inside; however, since they have opened their doors and offer outdoor weddings.
Their views really are spectacular, so I really hope I get to capture one of these very soon!
Camp Katur offers a fully licensed ‘Woodland Chapel’ which is the most atmospheric space, with only the rustle of leaves as you say your vows. After your ceremony, you can enjoy a drinks reception in the woods or the meadow, the perfect way to celebrate the future in a stunning location.
If you choose Burythorpe House for your day you'll be able to get married outside here. Excitingly, the venue recently announced it's been granted the license for couples to wed anywhere within their grounds too, so you can pick and choose where you think is best for you.
In 2013 the house was bought by rock legend Eric Clapton, afterwards going through an extensive renovation process. The hotel offer 14 elegant and traditional bedrooms along with comfortable lounges with roaring log fires and well-kept, landscaped gardens which open up to the views beyond.
Deepdale Farm is a rustic DIY barn venue, it has copious quirky spaces from the walker to the grillkota and because it gives couples the most amazing blank canvas to express themselves and design their own wedding day from scratch, you can be sure that your wedding will be authentic it a whole new way and you can even get married outside too!
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