Anyone who knows this Cheshire venue will know that you are totally spoilt as a Peckforton Castle wedding photographer. One of the grandest wedding venues around and so special to be there. Particularly on a summers day when all your guests, including your bridesmaids and groomsmen can enjoy themselves out on the lawn with champagne, canapes and a wedding magician. Stuart and Laura were lucky to have a glorious day, and this was reflected in the photos. This wedding was one of my first weddings with the new Sony A9 camera and it did not disappoint.
Laura and her immediate family had their wedding preparations with the castle. So did Stuart and the boys just a little further down the hall. Peckforton Castle is just one of those special places that is all accommodating. The ceremony was covered in the most incredible floral displays. They also had an own deliver the wedding rings too. The drinks reception was held outside were the wedding guests were treated to a magician who amazed everyone with his card tricks. With the castle in the background, this was truly a memorable wedding to be part of.
50 Peckforton Castle wedding photos from an award winning photographer
The evening reception and dancing was held int he grand hall, where the guests partied the night away. The newlyweds had the time of their lives. Below is just a snapshot of their wedding photography from Peckforton Castle. 50 of my favourite wedding photos. Everyone captured without interruption, or posing at all.
An extraordinary venue for a wedding
An out of this world location, with endless choices for your celebrations, Peckforton Castle is an extraordinary wedding venue, for an elegant wedding that will be hard to beat.
Hidden within the surrounding woodland, Grade I-listed Peckforton Castle in Cheshire is magnificent. With a stunning portcullis and open carriageway to greet you as you arrive, this is a spectacular venue. Built in 1851, Peckforton Castle was the grand medieval-inspired home of the Lord Tollemache and his family until 1939.
One of the first wedding locations to be licensed for civil ceremonies in 2001, Peckforton Castle is also a popular filming location. The castle has featured in many films and television programmes, including: Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes and Robin Hood. The Naylor family are proud to have had ownership of the castle since 2006, and are delighted to see it thriving as a unique, sought-after venue. The Great Hall is a stunning place to exchange your wedding vows. From the Hall’s exquisite vaulted ceiling, to the stained glass windows which provide lots of light, the Minstrels Gallery for musicians if you choose, the candles, fine tapestries and a splendid Milton Hollins tiled floor, this is a space that is hard to beat.
Peckforton Castle’s distinguishing features
To top things off, your dramatic entrance for your wedding will be through the castle’s original route of arrival, all set off by phenomenal decorations in the style of your choice. Peckforton Castle has room for 165 guests to experience this astounding space. With the vaulted ceiling an incredible 10 metres high, as well as the original 19th century Victorian fireplace, still in place and in use, your guests will be completely blown away. If you prefer a religious setting, the Grade II-listed Chapel Room is superb. Built in 1851, just inside the castle walls, the chapel is a delightful space to exchange your vows. Situated on the eastern side of the castle, the Chapel Room is an exquisite, romantic space featuring Gothic-style arches, oak choir stalls and benches. This wonderful period space has room for up to 100 guests. If neither of those are quite what you want, the Hexagonal Room is another option. With a 19th century, 7.5 metre high, vaulted ceiling, robust mahogany doors and two huge period fireplaces, this is a castle room not to be missed. The deluxe ruby red carpet will lead you to the apex where you will say your vows, flanked by roaring fires and a dazzling stone engraving about love. Peckforton Castle is the place to be for incredible photography. A photographers delight, a backdrop to dream about in your wedding photos.
The extent of the staggering architecture is divine, with lots of interesting shapes and beautiful designs. The Hexagonal Room has space for 100 guests for the ceremony. The Wine Cellar offers something different. For a unique wedding ceremony, the circular cellar decked out with flickering candles, provides the perfect space for a romantic ceremony with a difference. With room for up to 40 guests for the ceremony, this will be an intimate occasion to remember. On the other hand, The Drawing Room is the place with the most space. As grandiose as all the rest, this room is bright with an extensive array of features. From the red velvet drapes, to the tapestries, chandeliers and huge, lavish windows, this is a breath-taking room, built for romance.
Peckforton Castle’s polished and refined drawing room can house up to 160 guests. Each room, apart from the chapel, is available for your wedding breakfast and reception, a veritable feast from which to choose. Your remarkable day will be rounded off with a stay in the castle’s sumptuous Bridal Suite. The luxurious Bridal Suite is lavishly decked out with a four poster bed, wonderful period features and plush decor.
Wedding Photography at this Gem
For something away from the crowds, Peckforton Castle’s The Lodge is a gorgeous space, surrounded by splendid woodland. Luxuriously decorated, The Lodge is a tranquil place to relax after your big day. With a magnificent four poster bed, plush decor and plenty of peace and quiet, it will be hard to choose between the two. For your guests, there are over 40 bedrooms to choose from, if anyone wants to stay the night. There is also a spa and a bridal hair and make-up service, if you decide to arrive from the day before. Food here is masterful, with the team of chefs, winning awards multiple times. Your wedding breakfast will be prepared just for you, using the finest local, seasonal ingredients to create your wedding breakfast, exactly as you would like. Drinks are a speciality here too, so the team will have lots of information about the best wines and other supplies.
All this will belong to you and your guests for the day, the only medieval castle in the country to yourself for 24 hours. Resplendent, magical – quite simply divine! I hope you enjoyed looking through the gallery by Peckforton Castle wedding photographer – David Stubbs