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Priests House Barden Tower Wedding

I had the pleasure of being the wedding photographer for this gorgeous Priests House Barden Tower Wedding. Katie and Dom wanted relaxed, unposed photography of their day and loved my style so I was very happy when they booked me. Located near Skipton in the heart of Yorkshire, the Priests House sits in the impressive ruins of grade 1 listed Barden Tower. With superb views of the surrounding hills and valley it’s easy to see why this venue was chosen by the couple. Originally a hunting lodge, the Priests House features the newly renovated chapel on the ground floor and the house itself, both available for weddings. 

Relaxed and unposed wedding photography at the Priests House Barden Tower. 

Katie and her bridesmaids booked a local Air bnb cottage for their preparations. Located in the local village of Kettlewell. A short walk takes you to Dom’s parents cottage, the location for their wedding reception in a marquee. Katie was surprised with a vintage wedding car to head to the Priests House for the ceremony. The drive takes in the stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales landscape and reminds you just what a gorgeous part of the world this is. As you approach the Priests House you notice the impressive Barden Tower backdrop and the open fields surrounding it. A short walk through the gardens leads to the entrance to the 15th century chapel. Renovated in June 2016 the chapel is certainly impressive on the outside and inside. An incredible venue for photography, especially on a sunny day like this wedding had.  

Katie and Dom benefitted from exclusive use at one of the most historic Yorkshire civil wedding venues there is. The Priests House chapel holds up to 90 guests for the ceremony and for this summer wedding it was almost full. The chapel has been newly renovated by the current owners, Debbie and Mark. With history going back to the 13th century you can’t help but notice the character features as you enter to walk down the aisle. Dom was clearly nervous and we had tears from Katie’s dad during the ceremony. Following a lovely ceremony the couple enjoyed canapés and drinks in the gardens outside of the tower and house. With views of fields and sheep you really feel like you are making the most of the North Yorkshire countryside. 

More information about Katie and Dom’s Priests House Barden Tower wedding follows a selection of photos from the day. If you are planning a Priests House wedding and like the look of my documentary style then get in touch to discuss your needs.

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The Priests House at Barden Tower is a unique venue steeped in history. The tower, built in the early 1500s is now owned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. Situated in the estate of Bolton Abbey it’s a real awe-inspiring setting for any wedding. A dream venue to photograph and perfect for intimate weddings or larger events. The house itself can hold up to 32 guests in the oak room, with the chapel holding 77 for the evening reception. Despite the history, the venue features a bar, dance floor, piano and external seating area including a fire pit for those more modern touches. There is plenty of charm and light from large airy windows and gives a medieval feel. Because the Priests House is privately owned you get a real personal touch for your wedding. Including fantastic locally sourced food options. If you are looking for a rural and tranquil setting you can’t go far wrong with the Priests House.

Scott Carney offers documentary coverage for your Priests House Barden Tower Wedding.    

Katie and Dom had a few formal group photos in the grounds of Barden Tower and made use of the countryside views looking out over the Wharfedale Valley. The couple headed back in the vintage car to Kettlewell where they had a marquee set-up in the garden for the rest of the wedding day. Full of DIY touches from the couple and their friends and family the marquee looked amazing. The rest of the day included speeches, dancing and lots of laughs. Of course I stayed late as always and captured all the evening fun in my documentary style of photography. Using natural light and small style cameras and lenses I can blend in to capture the action and moments as they happen. 

If you are planning a Priests House Barden Tower wedding and you are looking to hold your preparations at the venue or stay over you have the option of the barn at Barden. The 16th century barn sleeps up to 24 and features a large communal area complete with a pool table. Perfect for guests or bridesmaids and groomsmen.

If you are looking for a priests house wedding photographer then please get in touch today, I love the venue and it’s always amazing to photograph there.

Make Up – Glam by Elizabeth Daisy

Wedding Dress – Precious Bridal Garforth

Venue – The Priests House, Barden Tower

Band – The Revs

Marquee – Premier Events Marquees

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