4 of The Best Woodland Wedding Venues in Yorkshire

Bride and groom standing under tree at Hazlewood Castle

I’m Jenna, a wedding photographer based in Yorkshire with a love of the outdoors and nature. In my time photographing weddings in the Yorkshire area, I’ve stumbled upon so many stunning woodland wedding venues.

With my colourful, natural style of wedding photography, it’s no wonder that I’m drawn to wedding venues with lots of greenery. So I’ve put together a list of some of my favourite woodland wedding venues in the Yorkshire area.

Bride smiling whilst groom reads vows during outdoor woodland ceremony

Woodland Wedding Venues for Nature Lovers

We have so many beautiful woodland areas in Yorkshire and there are plenty of woodland venues each with a slightly different looks and feel. So if you fancy an outdoor wedding that’s full of nature and colour you should definitely check out these venues!

Camp Katur, Bedale, North Yorkshire

camp katur north yorkshire ceremony

Camp Katur is a stunning outdoor woodland venue in Bedale, North Yorkshire. 

A long winding pathway guides you through the trees at Camp Katur to a clearing in the woodland where log benches sit on either side of a natural aisle. The trees in the ceremony area provide the perfect amount of shade from the sun so the lighting for wedding photography is really flattering.

Outside of the woodland area, there’s a large field surrounded by trees and huts for guest accommodation. This is the perfect central spot for a wedding reception tipi.

Camp Katur Website

tipi at camp katur north yorkshire

Stillington Mill, York, North Yorkshire

Stillington Mill woodland wedding ceremony

Stillington Mill is a unique family-run wedding venue in the little village of Stillington, North Yorkshire.

This wedding venue near York has so much to offer for couples who are looking for a relaxed outdoor woodland wedding. The woodland glade is perfect for your outdoor ceremony.

Stillington Mill is a family home and venue that offers space for weddings and other creative events in the summer months. Also known as ‘At The Mill’ you’ll find a cute cafe bar area under cover. Elsewhere in the venue, there’s plenty of space for a hired marquee for your wedding reception.

Stillington Mill Website

Stillington Mill marquee at woodland wedding venue

Hazlewood Castle, York/Leeds

Hazlewood Castle woodland wedding pagoda

Hazlewood Castle Hotel & Spa is a stunning wedding venue in Yorkshire.

If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding day with a stunning backdrop and the benefits of an onsite hotel and spa, the enchanted woodland at Hazlewood Castle is the perfect option. Your woodland wedding ceremony will take place under the wedding pagoda as shown above. Afterwards, your guests will enjoy drinks under the tree canopy followed by a wedding breakfast in a large tipi.

Hazlewood Castle Website

Hazlewood Castle woodland wedding tipi

Cockley Wood Weddings, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

cockley woodland weddings outdoor space under canopy

Cockley Wood Weddings is a gorgeous lesser-known woodland wedding venue between Huddersfield and Wakefield.

The venue is family-run and offers its own double tipi and on-site bar. It has a fire pit and all the furniture is handmade. The ceremony and reception area are also covered by a large canopy in case of bad weather.

Cockley Wood Weddings Website

cockley woodland weddings tipi

Woodland Wedding Photography in Yorkshire

If you’re looking for a natural, colourful style photographer for your woodland wedding, I’d love to hear from you! You can get in touch via my contact form or view more of my wedding photography work in my portfolio.