Wedding Photography at The Priests House, Skipton

Creative silhouette weddding photography at The Priests House

If You’re Planning a Wedding Day at the Priests House in Skipton, You’ll Love These Photos!

Confetti throw at The Priests House

The Priests House is a unique wedding venue near Bolton Abbey in Skipton. It’s nestled within the stunning countryside of the Yorkshire Dales and sits next to the ruins of Barden Tower, a Grade-I listed building. Its remote surroundings and stunning views really give this venue a magical feel.

The Priests House is the perfect venue for intimate weddings, especially if you’re a lover of history.

Couple walking together with the Priests House in the background

Wedding Ceremonies at The Priests House

The 15th-Century Chapel is a gorgeous space with a stone floor and large feature windows. It really has the wow factor for your wedding ceremony.

The Chapel was newly renovated in 2015, but still retains all of its original charms. So if you’re a lover of buildings with a rich history and original features you’ll be blown away by the space. The chandeliers hanging from the oak beams help to add a bit of medieval magic too.

This couple had an intimate ceremony and they chose to walk down the aisle together as a family which was lovely. They read their own vows surrounded by their friends, it was such a lovely moment and a pleasure to capture.

Bride putting ring on groom's finger at The Priests House

Why The Priests House is a great place to get married

I love photographing weddings at The Priests House in North Yorkshire. They are amazing because the building is so unique and has such a romantic feel. No matter what style of wedding you’re having, it’s the perfect wedding venue.

The light from the chapel window is great for photos during the ceremony.

Wedding Portraits in the Old Chapel

The chapel is also a great location for your wedding couple photos, especially if the weather isn’t on your side. You can still have natural light photos using the windows and you won’t need to trudge through the muddy Yorkshire countryside!

At this wedding, it was raining so we chose to use the chapel for some photos, like this one.

Couple holding hands and laughing in the old chapel at The Priests House

When I photographed at The Priests House again this year, we were blessed with good weather so we were able to capture more portraits in the grounds of the venue.

Above the Chapel

Above the Priests House, you’ll find the oak room which is full of charm with dark oak beamed ceilings, panelled walls and open fires, perfect for a cosy wedding day drinks reception.

This room can also be used for your wedding breakfast if you have up to 30 guests. The wedding breakfast here took place in the chapel after speeches and was an informal buffet-style dinner.

An Evening Reception at the Priests House

Later that evening, the tables were cleared to make space for the dance floor. Instead of a first dance as husband and wife, the bride and groom decided to hire a Ceilidh band which was amazing fun. All the wedding guests got involved and enjoyed dancing with each other.

I love it when couples decide to be less traditional. A ceilidh is a great way to capture fun photos of all the wedding guests. Family and friends were all given bright blue grippy socks to protect the stone floor of the chapel which was really great to watch.

Adults directing children on how to do a ceilidh

Barden Tower

The ruins of Barden Tower provide a unique backdrop for wedding photography. It’s the perfect spot to capture some cool photographs together as a couple on your big day.

Couple stood under Barden Tower ruins at the Priest's House

The Barn at Barden – Accommodation at The Priests House

You’ll find the Barden Bunk Barn on the same site as The Priests House and Barden Tower. It’s the perfect spot to get wedding-ready in with your friends and family. The barn sleeps up to 20 people and has all the amenities you’ll need.

Nearby in Bolton Bridge, you’ll find The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa which is another option if you’re looking for somewhere to stay for your wedding.

Further north in Burnsall, there are a few more hotels such as The Devonshire Fell, The Green Burnsall and The Red Lion. Your guests will be spoilt for choice of where to stay after the wedding!

Creative silhouette weddding photography at The Priests House

Advice for Planning your Priests House Wedding

If you’re planning a winter wedding at the Priests House, and you want amazing wedding photographs, make sure it’s light enough outside after your ceremony.

If you’re having a late afternoon ceremony or a twilight ceremony around sunset, consider having a first look because then you can have some couple photos before the wedding day begins and make the most of the stunning Yorkshire countryside.

Couple walking holding hands outside The Priests House

Kind Words from the Bride and Groom

“We booked Jenna to photograph our wedding at The Priests House near Skipton and she was absolutely wonderful. She was professional and organised took time to get to know us beforehand and just blended in on the day taking lots of wonderful documentary-style shots of our special day. Would wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.”

If you’re looking for a Priests House wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you!

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