Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography | David Stubbs


I feel so proud to live in the city of Manchester and photograph weddings all over the city (as well as all around the world). Being a Great John Street Hotel wedding photographer is an absolute privilege. This is up there with the best city centre venues anywhere. Great John Street Hotel is an old school building, now converted as a sublime, luxury venue, in one of the world’s coolest cities. The perfect combination for a lavish, contemporary, urban wedding. Photography here does not get as good. The rooms are interesting from every angle with compositions to be captured using various mirrors and warm, golden lighting. A wedding photographers dream.

50 Natural Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photos

I have photographed a small handful of weddings at Great John Street Hotel over the years. Below are some of favourite photos I have taken here since my first wedding in 2012. The gallery is presented in no particular order, but just to give you a flavour of the style of photography I produce – prominently documentary, natural, un-posed photography. No stopping or looking at the camera, just enjoy your day.  If you are looking to get married at Great John Street Hotel and looking for a wedding photographer, or any other place, then please get in touch to see if I am free on your date.

No awkward posing, just enjoy your day.

wedding ceremonies at Great John Street Hotelbridal preparations photographed from the balcony wedding photographythat veil is blowing in the windkids photographed from behind sitting downbeer pong on the roof terrace of Great John Street Hotelkid grabs brothers mouthfirst kisshuge hugs after the ceremony at Great John Street Hoteltear in the grooms eyes as bride walks down the isle bridesmaids celebrating together classroom railing with kidwalking u the stairs before the wedding bubblesarriving in the car for their wedding at Great John Street Hotelportraits together outside the hotelplaying with the water fountain feature hilton in the background city centrethat lightguests enjoying their eveningkid getting all the attentionwedding bus arriving with the guests bride having a great time taken from abovebidemaids laughing and joking together cool guy at the weddingGreat John Street Hotel wedding photographerOyster bar at great john street band weddingwedding dress in all its gloryguests laughingwedding ceremony in black and white with light from behind oyster bar first dance at Great John Street Hotelfamily all together at the weddingreflection photo when walkingmagician performing at a weddingdancefloor with the bridewalking down the streetsparklers on the roof terrace at Great John Street Hoteltaking a walk in the streetssittng outside drinking champagne in the evening sundance floor on the terracewalking down the street framed with the buildingsblack and white photo with vielhanging the wedding dresses upwalking down the stairs in great john street hotel classroomhuge congratulations to the bride

Great John Street Hotel – the coolest venue

Great John Street Hotel is a divine, plush, boutique hotel in the heart of Manchester. This stylish, converted Victorian school building, boasts wonderful period features, artfully blended with contemporary detailing. From its beautiful floor to ceiling windows, to its elegant cast-iron fireplaces, chandeliers, palatial rooms and spectacular rooftop terrace, Great John Street Hotel is a stunning wedding location that was designed to impress. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is conveniently positioned for all the best that Manchester has to offer, as well as excellent transport links. The site is available for your exclusive use on your wedding day. Inside, the spaces are spectacular with space for up to 250 guests. Venues for the ceremony, dinner and dancing are converted classrooms, that now ache with modern, stylish decor. Look out for the pewter bar and grand chandeliers. You can mix and match your own selection of spaces for your wedding vows, drinks reception and celebrations. Up high, there is a magnificent south-facing rooftop lounge, with its own bar, alpine lodge and breath-taking views of the city. Let that natural light flood in creating imagery that you will love. Down below is the Oyster’s Bar, the mezzanine and many more resplendent, beautifully decorated rooms.

Luxury Weddings and the photography

The food at Great John Street is mouth-watering. The experienced team can cater for both a formal and informal wedding breakfast. Ingredients are fresh, seasonal and beautifully presented, food options include scrumptious barbecues and tender hog roasts, as well as munchies for later in the evening. When it is time to sleep, there are 30 sumptuous loft-style rooms and suites, which are huge. Each room is individually designed with lavish decor, plush furnishings, original features, lots of light and plenty of space. There are 14 duplex rooms, ten luxe junior suites, and six huge suites covering between 520 and 625 square feet each. For evening entertainment, the hotel has a full entertainment licence for partying and live music. Just perfect for your ideal wedding day.  The friendly, helpful and accommodating wedding planning team are on hand to make your wishes, their command. This is an astonishing, modern venue that has all of the ingredients that you need for a flawless and glamorous wedding.

If you are looking for a Great John Street Hotel wedding photographer, or for any other location, then please drop me a line.

Manchester Wedding Photographer | David Stubbs - North West & UK 2022