Falcon Manor Wedding

Lisa, Chris & I met to discuss their Falcon Manor Wedding in the heart of the city, miles away from the historic countryside setting of the Settle manor house Falcon Manor in Yorkshire.

Falcon Manor has been restored for weddings in the Jame’s places style. Whilst retaining all of it’s historic features it has lots of contemporary twists. There are many photograph opportunities, with the highlights being the impressive stairwell, gardens and light filled function room.

The Rafters Room

The Rafters Room Honeymoon Suite is where Lisa was getting ready. Even though Lisa has an infectious enthusiasm, the wedding morning was very laid back. The Rafters suite is a lovely spacious room with a high ceiling so it’s easy to get relaxed pictures in the morning. The windows are quite small and although the available light is not exceptional in the room, I haven’t found it to be a problem in capturing the shots we wanted to get, with some thought your pictures can have a more moody feel with highlighted areas as it’s more difficult to get a light and airy look to the pictures.

Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony room used for Falcon Manor weddings is a joy. The strict neutral/warm colour palette of the room is ideal for pictures and the large windows at the front of the room means taking pictures of your ceremony is super flattering. As Falcon Manor is a smaller venue be mindful about putting too many tall decorations or floral arrangements at the front of your ceremony. It can be quite difficult to get the best angles as I will be stood behind your decorations and behind the registrar.

The grounds of Falcon manor.

Although quite small the grounds around Falcon Manor offer a surprising amount of opportunities for wedding photography.

My top photo spots:

  • The tree covered path
  • The garden steps
  • The main entrance
  • The grand staircase

I personally love the short path under the trees which runs along the side of the lawn. We have managed to make beautiful pictures on the wettest of days down there!

The stone steps at the back of the hotel are ideal for your group pictures.They work on sunny days best with the lawn as your background and on cloudy days you can opt to have the hotel as your background.

The main entrance is a beautiful symmetrical doorway. Ideal for a confetti picture or as a rainy day option.

The grand staircase seems like the obvious choice and make great pictures. It’s great for couple portraits but the space at the bottom of the stairs is very narrow and so getting wider pictures for groups of people isn’t ideal.


Brides Little Helper – neon sign

Hair & Make up: Heidi Chatterton


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