Peckforton Castle – the home of fairytale weddings!
Without doubt, Peckforton Castle in Cheshire is one of the very best wedding venues in the North West, if not the whole country. From the exquisite architecture to the stunning grounds, it really is captivating and breathtaking venue and is perfect for a fairytale wedding!
When you first visit the castle it is not hard to see why is is so popular with bride and grooms – and I can assure you, it just as popular with wedding photographers as well! It is always an honour to be asked to photograph a day of love at Peckforton Castle and it is a venue that I am always so excited to work at because it offers so much potential for truly beautiful photographs.
Set in beautiful rolling 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 soon you arrive. The drive up the long sweeping drive is sure to get your guests excited – it really is a ‘WOW’ venue!
Experienced Peckforton Castle wedding photographer
I have been lucky enough to have photographed a number of weddings at Peckforton Castle over the years and I have loved every single one. As I am experienced and familiar with the venue I know the best places to get beautiful
photographs for you, regardless of the weather or time of year.
As well as capturing the natural moments and genuine emotion of your day in a documentary photography style, I also pride myself on providing you with a stunning set of natural and creative portraits too. Peckforton Castle is such an incredible wedding venue and offers so much potential for epic and wow images and I always love to maximise this potential to provide you with a set of photographs which you will love looking back on for years to come.
Some of my favourite weddings from Peckforton Castle:
Why I Iove weddings at Peckforton Castle
The luxury Castle itself is a treasure trove of fantastic locations and all with so much character and perfect for wedding photography – especially fairytale weddings. 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.
Why Peckforton Castle is perfect for beautiful wedding photography:
The wedding photograph at the top of this page is one of my absolute favourites. 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!
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!
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!
Are you planning your 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 🙂
“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