Peckforton Castle weddings

One of the North West's best wedding venues

Creative Peckforton Castle wedding photographer

Without doubt, Peckforton Castle is one of the very best wedding venues in the North West. If not the whole country. It really is breathtaking.

When you first visit the castle it is not hard to see why is is so popular with bride and grooms and just as popular with wedding photographers!

Set in beautiful Cheshire countryside, Peckforton Castle can be seen for miles around and it gets even more spectacular up as you get nearer. The castle itself was built in 1842 and you can feel all that history as you arrive.

bride and father walking down aisle in Peckforton Castle


 The Castle itself is a treasure trove of fantastic locations and all with so much character and perfect for wedding photography. My favourite area of the castle is The Great Hall where bride and grooms getting married often have their wedding ceremony. It is also often used for receptions. It is such a great space with light streaming in through the large windows to the side and when it has been decorated for a wedding it is just beautiful.


creative photograph of newlyweds outside Peckforton Castle

Why Peckforton Castle is great for wedding photography

The wedding photograph at the top of this page is one of my favourites from 2015. It was taken just after the first kiss during Jess and Robin’s wedding at Peckforton Castle which took place in the Great Hall. Everything was perfect in that moment and I don’t think I have ever seen a bride as happy and excited.

Peckforton Castle also has it’s own chapel on site. Literally a 30 second walk from the Great Hall. This is where couples having a civil ceremony can go afterwards for a blessing. Jess and James did this and it was really nice. You can see a photograph of their blessing below.

I have been lucky enough to photograph a number of Peckforton Castle weddings now and each one has been very different and unique. At the same time they have all been amazing. For a wedding photographer it really is the perfect venue as it is incredibly photogenic both inside and outside. It makes my job very easy!

mother of bride laughing during wedding speech

I particularly like the staircases for photography. For example, this photograph from Lindsey and Fharhad’s wedding is another of my favourites:



What if the weather is bad on my wedding day?

Couples are often worried about what the weather will be like on their wedding day and how it will affect their wedding photography and that is completely natural. I always tell my bride and groom’s not to worry though. Especially if they are getting married at a photogenic venue like this one.

Another of my favourite images is this one from Helen and Scott’s wedding at Peckforton Castle. Unfortunately it did rain on their day but that didn’t stop us from going outside and creating some beautiful shots in the bad weather. In fact in my opinion bad weather can often make for the most romantic wedding photographs. Embrace the bad weather and you will definitely be rewarded!

large group photograph of all wedding guests


Another great location for Peckforton Castle wedding photography is the wine cellar. This is a really cool little underground bar where couples can keep on partying after the main reception has finished. It’s like having your own private nightclub!


Planning a wedding at Peckforton Castle?

If you are getting married at Peckforton Castle and are interested in me photographing your wedding then please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

In the meantime, if you would like like to see more photographs of weddings which I have photographed at the castle then please click here 🙂

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“All we can say is WOW! You were amazing and our pictures are stunning. We love them so so much, we can’t stop looking at them! Thank you so much for everything. We could not have asked for a better photographer.”
Lindsey & Fharhad


“The times we went to have pictures with you were so relaxed and easy it gave just chance to pause and really reflect on the day. I can’t tell you how important that was to us as time seemed to be the most precious thing on the day. You really helped us to make the most of every moment. Thank you.”
Jess + Robin

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