Wedding photography at Swinton Park Weddings
Getting married at Swinton Park?
What makes Swinton Park a great venue for weddings?
Swinton Park is something of a one off – situated a couple of miles South West of Masham village in the Yorkshire Dales. The estate is surrounded by amazing Yorkshire countryside, with particularly superb views to the East from the front aspect of Swinton Park.
The Hotel has 30 rooms, each with its own character. The Wensleydale Suite is perhaps the most used by brides for their pre wedding preps, it offers a spacious environment for the girls to get ready. Swinton Park is registered for civil ceremonies. Depending on the size of your wedding party, you might choose the Library, the Panelled Room, or even Samuels Restaurant for your civil wedding ceremony. Alternatively, St Mary The Virgin church in the centre Masham is just gorgeous, we have photographed a number of brides there prior to a Swinton Park wedding reception.
Afterwards, and again depending on the size of your wedding party, you can opt to dine in Samuels Restaurant, the library, or for a more intimate setting, in the Private Dining Room just to the side of Samuels Restaurant. There is also the option of setting a marquee in the grounds to accommodate larger weddings parties, and make full use of all that Swinton Park has to offer. Weddings are officiated by Eric Porter, to help keep your day running smoothly and on time.
Swinton Park Weddings
Wedding photography at Swinton Park offers so many opportunities – there are so many nooks and crannies if you know where to look. If you allow time in your wedding day schedule, we can even fit in a trip to Boat House Pond (Coffin Lake) or Lake Superior (Top Lake). The mature gardens and surrounding countryside offer a spectacular backdrop for your wedding photography – and there’s more.
In the event of bad weather, the stunning interiors of Swinton Park mean we can still get some wonderful photographs for you. St Mary The Virgin church in Masham just happens to be a very carefully looked after and beautiful church. It is well worth a visit even if you don’t plan to marry there.
For those who would like a church wedding, using Swinton Park as a base for getting ready in the morning, and of course afterwards for your wedding reception venue, I have no hesitation in recommending Masham church to you.
We are very proud to be recommended as wedding photographers at Swinton Park. I have included below a selection of wedding photographs from in and around Swinton Park, please take a look at our slideshow and see how fantastic your wedding photography could look.
How to find Swinton Park
Given its remote location, Swinton Park is easy to find, and is best approached from the A1M. There are still roadworks on the A1M around the key junctions for Masham, but these are now starting to open up and should be clear later in 2012. From either direction, North or South, as you approach Masham you will cross over a small bridge which swings to the left. Immediately after that, take the left fork in the road, and as you approach the market square in Masham, the road swings at a right angle to the right. Follow this round, and then take the second right (Swinton Terrace). After a few hundred yards you will find yourself in open countryside with Masham golf course on either side – keep going, you will see Swinton Park in front of you very soon after. See here for further details.
How to find St Mary the Virgin Church, Masham
As you cross over the bridge (see above) and fork left, instead of swinging right at the sharp right hand bend, drive into Masham square – St Mary the Virgin is on the far left hand side of the square, you can’t miss it. Beer lovers might take time to savour a drop of Theakstons, brewed locally in Masham and hard to beat.
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To contact Swinton Park Park, call 01765 680971 and ask for Hannah, or visit the Swinton Park Weddings website.
To contact St Mary the Virgin church, call Masham Vicarage on 01765 689255
Wedding Photography at Swinton Park – a slideshow of some of our favourites
Click here to view a Swinton Park Wedding Album
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