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Solberge Hall Wedding Photography – Nikki & Anthony

I first met Nikki and Anthony back in 2014, and having already shot their engagement photos, was really looking forward to their wedding day. The ceremony was held in the impressive St Charles Church in the very pretty village of Tudhoe near Durham City. I loved it when Nikki broke with tradition and did a solo walk down the aisle, and was met halfway by groom Anthony and the couple finish the (rather long!) walk together. The sun shone long enough for the couple to be showered with confetti and then it was on to the lovely Solberge Hall in North Yorkshire for their fantastic reception. This was a new venue for me and one that I hope I will visit again soon. The house is an impressive Georgian building but small enough to be exclusive and cosy. All the staff are fantastic and seemed to really care about the couple and their guests.

The day was so much fun, it was a shame to leave. There were cocktails, beer pong and one of the best groom speeches/raps that I have seen! With an awesome sparkly dance floor by Coolblu. I hope you enjoy this selection of photos. The full set can be found on the portfolio website here.

Categories: Weddings.

Burnhopeside Hall: A New Wedding Venue in Durham

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of photographing Jo and James’s wedding day at the beautiful Burnhopeside Hall on the outskirts of Durham City. When I first met with the couple I had never heard of this venue, and with good reason – they were the first to hold their reception there for at least 30 years, save for the owner’s family weddings.

Durham wedding photographer Burnhopeside Hall

The Grade II* listed house dates back to the 18th century and was once the home of William Hedley, who is best known locally for constructing the Puffing Billy locomotive. Set within a beautiful private estate with manicured gardens and stunning views, the estate is the perfect venue for a wedding celebration.

Weddings at Burnhopeside Hall are definitely personal, a mile away from the more corporate venues. The house and grounds are yours to treat as your own for the day, weekend or even week, and with plenty of room for families and friends to stay it becomes your home-from-home!  Any taste or preference that can be accommodated will be and with a limit on the number of events held throughout the year, your wedding is guaranteed to be unique and special to you and your guests. Couples can enjoy exclusive use of the house and grounds, including a camping if you wish in the grounds (festival theme anyone?!) and catering provided using local (and often home grown) produce – perfect for a relaxed family meal the night before and a full breakfast the day after!

A marquee on the lawn with the stunning house as a backdrop would make for the perfect  country garden wedding, and with the beautiful big rooms and open fires, a winter wedding would be so cosy and intimate.

Durham wedding photography Burnhopeside Hall 1

As a photographer, you couldn’t ask for a better venue. The rooms are bright, airy and beautifully renovated, and the grounds have a mixture of backdrops with lots of lovely little nooks to go off for couple shots while the guests enjoy a drinks reception on the picturesque lawns.

The venue only opened its doors to couples this August, but with owner Christine behind the scenes, I’m sure it won’t be long until it is a top destination for weddings in Durham and the North East. However, the number of weddings each year will be strictly limited to retain that ‘Special’ aspect. Couples who are looking for a luxury home-from-home wedding venue for a unique and personal wedding should get in touch for information on how to book or to check my availability.

Durham wedding photography Burnhopeside Hall 2

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