Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photographer

Couple kissing in golden hour with trees in the background

Hazlewood Castle Hotel & Spa is a stunning wedding venue in Yorkshire. Located between York and Leeds, you’ll find Hazlewood Castle nestled in woodland.

Why Hazlewood Castle Weddings Are Awesome

At this unique wedding venue, there are a number of different locations such as the Garden Pagoda, Cherry Tree Avenue, and Clear Garden Marquee. All are available to hire so you can choose the perfect spot for your celebration. If you want a more traditional wedding, you can get married in Hazlewood Castle as a number of rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies.

If you love the outdoors and nature and you’re looking for a more relaxed wedding day with a stunning backdrop, the enchanted woodland is the perfect option. Your Hazlewood Castle wedding ceremony will take place under the wedding pagoda and guests can enjoy drinks in the woodland followed by a wedding breakfast in the tipi.

Confetti throw at Hazlewood Castle woodland wedding ceremony

A Stunning Woodland Wedding at Hazlewood Castle

Over the summer I photographed my first ever wedding at Hazlewood Castle. I’ve photographed at lots of different wedding venues in the Yorkshire area but I always get excited when I’m able to visit somewhere new!

This wedding took place in the woodland area and luckily the weather was dry so everyone could enjoy the wedding day without getting muddy.

Hazlewood Castle woodland wedding pagoda

Bridal Preparations in the Historic Castle

Bridal preparation took place in the Elderflower room, one of the large suites in Hazlewood Castle with a four-poster bed. You’ll find the Elderflower room just up the main staircase.

The natural light in the room coming from the large bay window is perfect for wedding photographs, especially when the bride is getting dressed and touching her makeup up.

There’s also plenty of space in this room for everyone to get ready without getting in anyone’s way which is important if you want great documentary wedding photos of this part of the day.

Bride portrait in window light at Hazlewood Castle

Enchanted Woodland Ceremony at Hazlewood Castle

Down a long woodland path between two rows of trees is the outdoor wedding area at Hazlewood Castle. Guests are seated on long wooden benches facing the woodland pagoda where the ceremony takes place.

Bride and groom smiling during outdoor ceremony

After my couple said their vows they walked back down the aisle to a shower of confetti from their wedding guests. Everyone then gathered in the woodland at Hazlewood Castle for drinks and canapes at the bar.

Guest eating a canape and drinking beer at Hazlewood Castle

Wedding Photographs in the Woodland at Hazlewood Castle

The best time to take all of your formal wedding day photographs is during the drinks reception as all of your other guests will be chatting and enjoying the food.

Wedding photographers are always looking for the most flattering light and backdrop for family photos. I love the woodland area at Hazlewood Castle because there is a large clearing with plenty of space and lots of natural light which is perfect for your formal wedding photos.

Bridesmaids and man group photo at Hazlewood Castle

The trees give also plenty of opportunity for some gorgeous portraits afterwards. I love how the trees create a natural frame for the couple in these photographs, especially when we used the path between the woodland and the castle.

Bride and groom standing under tree at Hazlewood Castle

Tipi Evening Reception and Dancing

The woodland wedding venue area also boasts a large tipi for your wedding day meal and speeches.

It’s nice and spacious inside with room for additional seating for older guests. It also provides shelter in case of bad weather. If you’re having an outdoor woodland wedding, it’s always great to have a backup plan and space for wedding photographs inside!

Hazlewood Castle woodland wedding tipi

After the speeches and evening antics with some garden games, it was time for the first dance. I absolutely love that the dancefloor at Hazlewood Castle is outdoors as it’s so unique and feels much more relaxed to photograph.

Kind Words From My Couple on Their Special Day

“For two people who hate having their pictures taken and were dreading that part of the wedding, Jenna completely put us at ease and made it so enjoyable and relaxed! The pictures also portray that!

If you are looking for a photographer that produces colourful, fun, relaxed and amazing pictures then Jenna is who you need to book!”

Bride holding hands walking through woodland with groom at Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photography Packages

I’m Jenna, a wedding photographer with a colourful, relaxed style based in Yorkshire. I absolutely loved photographing at Hazlewood Castle this summer with all its greenery and would love to be back for another woodland wedding soon! If you love colourful, relaxed wedding photography and you’d like to know more about me and my unobtrusive style, you can check out my Info & FAQs page.

I offer a number of different packages, but my most popular package is 10 hours of coverage. If you’re planning a Hazlewood castle wedding and you’re getting ready in the castle and getting married in the woodland area, the full-day package would ensure that you’re getting wedding photos all day throughout the whole venue.

If you’d like to discuss your Hazlewood Castle wedding in more detail, please get in touch via my contact page. I can’t wait to hear from you soon!

Venue // Hazlewood Castle

Couple kissing in golden hour with trees in the background