Whether you want a chic city backdrop or rolling countryside in your all important wedding photos, we have some great locations near Manchester.
Wedding season is getting back in full swing and choosing a location is perhaps the most important part of many couples’ big day.
There are so many venues now which are licenced to host wedding and civil ceremonies that it can be hard to choose.
One of the biggest expenditures after the venue, catering and the dresses can be photography. Therefore, it’s really important to get the look you want for the photos that you’ll be looking back fondly on for years to come - and probably be sharing on Instagram too!
With that in mind, we’ve cherry-picked a number of venues which offer some great photo backdrops either on-site or close by, for whatever look or theme you want to achieve on your wedding day.
So whether you want a modern city backdrop, the water’s edge, or rolling countryside hills, here’s some of our favourites.
1. The Monastery, Gorton
Steeped in history and architecturally stunning, the Monastery is sure to make an impression on guests and creates some beautiful photographic memories. It’s just a short drive from Manchester city centre.
Photo: The Monastery
2. Lowry Hotel, Salford
The five-star hotel is a top spot for those who want modern, city-vibe pictures - with lots of contemporary shots to be had on the bridge over the River Irwell and with Salford Quays in the background
Photo: Lowry Hotel
3. Ashfield House, Standish
This award-winning 18th century venue near Wigan creates a grand impression yet has a homely feel with a bright, airy ceremony room - and some lovely gardens for some super, relaxed outdoor shots afterwards.
4. Stockport Town Hall
The beautiful baroque Grade II listed building has stunning marble staircases, a sweeping entrance to create an impression, and a huge ballroom with high ceilings and stained glass windows - with room for up to 600 guests.
Photo: Thomas Demol Photographie