When I think of wedding photography Huddersfield I don’t immediately think of wedding
venues, I think of pre-wedding shoot locations. I think this is because there are some lovely areas to have a pre-wedding shoot in and around Huddersfield. The one that I am keen to use again soon is Beaumont Park. The last time I went it was Autumn and it was spectacular. I cannot wait to see it in the Spring. It has a lot of nice walled areas, interesting steps and the best bit is the old ruins in the middle which is drenched with ivy.
Another place that lends itself well to a pre-wedding shoot is Greenhead Park. There is a lovely long driveway type road with lovely views to both sides and benches lining its length. There is the lovely bandstand and the cenotaph, it really does have everything.
With regard to venues I have to say some of the ones I think of are not strictly in Huddersfield but are not far away and definitely ones to consider.
Crow Hill in Marsden, Huddersfield id a quintessential english period house with formal gardens and gorgeous views across the National Trust Marsden Moor. It is not a hotel as such but is able to cater for all aspects of the wedding as it is licensed for civil ceremonies, has rooms available for intimate wedding receptions or for bigger events there is The Marquee on the Croquet Lawn - just saying that sentence makes me want to have my wedding there.
Bagden Hall in Scissett, Huddersfield, is also a must consider if this is your area of choice. The building and grounds are picture perfect, which is really what you should be thinking about as your photographs and memories will be the only things that remain from the day when it is all over. It also had the Little Folly on the Lake if you will risk the English weather for an outdoor fairytale ceremony.
A little bit further away are Northorpe Hall, Mirfield and Ponderosa in Liversedge. Northorpe Hall is a beautiful, natural and historic Hall which is licensed for wedding and civil partnerships for up to 100 guests. The Barn is a fully modernised 16th century barn and the grounds are very picturesque.
Ponderosa is more widely known as the rare breeds farm but on this site is also the Lakeside Restaurant which is set in award winning gardens overlooking the beautiful lake. Able to cater for up to 150 guests this is certainly one to have a look at when planning your big day.
The other thing I was thinking was that Scammonden Dam would be a fantastic location to Rock the Frock sometime after the wedding and honeymoon to get some more daring and dramatic shots. This is something that is getting more and more popular, sometimes referred to as Trash the Dress shoots, it gives you the ability (if you are not bothered if your dress gets wet/dirty/ripped) to go on an adventure in a dramatic location and maybe jump off a rock into water, or roll on a grassy verge or any other fun activity that would look great on camera.