Whitley Hall Hotel is situated in Ecclesfield on the outskirts of Sheffield and is one of our favourite wedding photography locations. Our work as wedding photographers takes us to some spectacular and sometimes historic venues and this beautiful 16th century manor house is a beautifully preserved building ideal for the more decerning prospective bride and groom. With acres of oak panelling, the wonderful oak four poster be in the bridal suite, the wonderful bar and now the new functions suite continuing to serve amazing food in an expanded setting, this really is something out of the ordinary compared to an ordinary hotel wedding venue.
The photograph above is from our second ever wedding at Whitley Hall and is still one of our favourites. Whitley Hall has been a wedding reception venue since the late 1960’s and has always been one of the premier wedding venues in Sheffield. Until 2015 we had never had the opportunity to photograph a wedding here. Since then we have been lucky enough to be asked to document the wedding days of dozens of loving couples at this beautiful hall.
The couple here were photographed on the amazing pier over the lake which together with the rest of the grounds, make for some excellent photographic opportunities at this interesting and stunning hall located on the outskirts of the city. Our beautiful bride was one of those fantastically organised individuals we just love to work with. While we never approach a wedding day with an artistic plan in mind, it is always reassuring to know that someone has planned out who needs to be where and when, so the day flows well and without a hitch. This is one piece of advice we would give any bride and groom – be organised, it makes for a much more relaxing wedding day for you and your guests meaning everyone know what is expected of them and where they need to be and when.
Another interesting aspect of this wedding and a first for us was the use of owls for ring bearers. These are amazing animals to get up close to (though not if you are a mouse!), they are so graceful and absolutely silent as they fly, I hope we come across them again.
Whitley Hall has been one of the premier wedding venues in Sheffield for a long time and it is easy to see why, a stunning and very old property it makes an excellent backdrop to a special day and should definitely be on the list to check out if you are thinking of getting married anywhere near.
The Whitley Hall Hotel is located in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK on Elliott Lane, S35 8NR. Their Website can be found at https://www.whitleyhall.com/Keywords: bridal portrait (17), bride & groom portrait (74), Sheffield (193), Whitley Hall (43). 1/500; f/3.2; ISO 200; 200.0 mm.