I was absolutely delighted that Hannah and Paddy invited me to be their Soughton Hall wedding photographer. It was my first trip to this beautiful venue in North Wales about half an hour away from Chester. Set in acres of woodland and expansive grounds, this stunning venue is picturesque and the perfect place for a wedding.
No Posing Wedding Photography at Soughton Hall
As a wedding photographer who enjoys shooting at Soughton Hall I was spoilt for choice to create natural photos that were visually striking. Hannah looked stunning in her wedding dress and Paddy looked sharp in his suit. The light at Soughton Hall was just incredible, and with large windows, wood panelled rooms, and artwork in abundance. It seemed that no matter where people were, the images just looked great. They had their ceremony outside in the garden, which was a first time for me at this wedding venue. A beautiful hot summers day and everything had the bets time. If you didn’t know already, I am a documentary photographer, so no posing or setting up shots at all. I capture the moments as they happen. So the 70 photos you see below, every single one are 100% natural without any orchestration at all.
No additional travel costs for weddings at this beautiful venue.
A huge congratulations to Hannah and Paddy on their wedding at Soughton Hall. I had such a top day and I’m very much looking forward to being a Soughton Hall wedding photographer again soon. Here is just a preview of 70 photos from their day:
Perfect Historic Venue
If its good enough for Downton, you can expect to be impressed. And Soughton Hall does not disappoint. The perfect historic venue for a contemporary wedding. Get married in style at Soughton Hall.
Built in 1714, and re-worked by the architect of the Houses of Parliament and Highclere House, Soughton Hall is spectacular. Located in Northop near Mold, the magnificent Grade II listed venue is unforgettable. Designed to impress those that visited, Soughton Hall boasts outstanding architectural features that take inspiration from Islamic and Moorish design, as well as features and styles from the 1700s and 1800s. Positioned in the historic city of Chester, with Chirk Castle, Chester Cathedral, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Pontcysllte Aqueduct and lots more on the doorstep, there is plenty to do for guests that want to make a weekend of it – a photographer’s dream!
With the venue to yourself, you can be the Lord and Lady of the manor. All yours (and your guests) for the day – there is no pre-set package, so you can get things exactly as you want. Relish space for up to 300 guests, as well as the option to wed onsite, both indoors or out, or in a picturesque church nearby. From the drawing room to the hall, gardens, lounge, bar, library and dazzling permanent marquee, Soughton Hall has everything you need for stunning photography.
Everything you need for your Soughton Hall wedding
Soughton hall is a sought-after, bright and light space that mixes contemporary styling and decor, with pristine historic architecture. Dressed to impress, the drawing room is fabric-lined in blue and gold, with chandeliers, super-high ceilings and a divine view of the grounds. The dining room boasts tapestries, oak panelling, and a splendid fireplace. For private moments, the South Parlour offers a place for intimate dining. Fourteen stunning rooms, filled with light and views onto the knockout grounds are on-hand for you and your guests. Each modern room is uniquely decorated and kitted out for a luxury stay. Choose from exquisite double rooms, or deluxe rooms with a little something extra for a double treat. Then of course, the jewel in the crown is the ravishing wedding bridal suite, complete with a four poster bed, gorgeous, luxury free-standing bath and superb views of the picturesque grounds below. It is these views that attracts photographers to this stunning place.
Your exquisite Soughton Hall experience begins as you enter through the tree-lined drive. The ten acres of grounds that greet you means that beautiful landscaped gardens, divine quiet spots and games on the immaculate lawns are all yours too. The raised ornamental gardens sprinkled with eucalyptus trees and a view of the hall, are a phenomenal location for an outdoor ceremony. Then the Soughton Hall wedding marquee provides yet another option, if desired. Decked out in the sumptuous display of your choice, enter the space through the glittering glass walkway for the place where up to 200 guests can sit, dance and drink at the bar. Looking out onto the pretty wooded gardens, there is room too for guests to enjoy the outdoors, with seating outside.
Wedding Photography of your dreams
Gorgeous locally-sourced, seasonal food created by the head chef and his team, is yours to choose. Create your own tailored menu, with an evening buffet and drinks reception included (there will definitely be no complaints in the morning). Staff and your own wedding planner are on hand to cater to your every need. If there is too much choice and you do want a package to get things started, there are options ready for you to customise for your own special memories. From stationary to a red carpet, toastmaster and flowers, nothing is too much trouble at Soughton Hall – exactly what you need for the wedding of your dreams.
If you are looking for a wedding photographer for Soughton Hall, or any other venue, then please get in touch to discuss the options you have. My style of photography is described as documentary, which means I do not stop and pose anything, I just leave you t enjoy your wedding day with friends and family.