I was very excited when Heather and Pete booked me to photograph their wedding at Hargate Hall. I know the place inside out because this where my wife and I decided to tie the knot in 2017.
The whole wedding party arrived on the Friday evening to stay in the apartments within the venue itself. I started the day with Heather and her bridesmaids who had their hair and makeup done by Emma from Absolutely Flawless while Pete and his crew were setting up the main hall for the ceremony.
Heather and Pete decided to get married with a short intimate ceremony on the first floor landing before heading downstairs with the rest of their friends for a humanist celebration by Sophie Colligan.
The caterer, Vanilla In All Seasons, turned the room around while everyone enjoyed a glass of bubbly and some nibbles in the garden before returning to sit down for a delicious three-course meal.
For the evening, Heather and Pete organised a ceilidh band to get everyone on the dance floor. While some were perfecting The flying Scotsman and other moves, others were chilling and enjoying a few jäger bombs.
What a fantastic day! I really enjoyed going back to this truly special place. Hargate Hall is such a versatile venue where you can really stamp it with your own unique wedding style.
If you are getting married at Hargate Hall and would like to have a chat about your wedding photography, get in touch
Hargate Hall: The Place for DIY Weddings
Hargate Hall really is the perfect place for DIY weddings. You can hire the whole place (including the accommodation which can house around 70 people) from Friday afternoon until Monday morning. This is the kind of venue you can get family and friends involved to decorate and personalise it to your taste.
The venue is close to Buxton in the gorgeous Derbyshire countryside. The main building is surrounded by green and trees where you can organise some outdoor games or hire an adult-sized bouncy castle (this was the best investment I made at my own wedding!)
The entrance has a permanent bar you can stock with your favourite booze (no corkage!) but if you don’t want the headache, the owner’s son is now offering his horse box bar with a selection of everyone’s favourite liqueurs and local beers on tap at an inexpensive price.
The main hall is perfect for a small intimate wedding reception but if you want bigger, you can also hire the permanent marquee sitting at the bottom of the garden. There also a kitchen there for your chosen caterer to prepare the wedding breakfast.
Truly versatile and a place where you can make your wedding a unique and extended celebration.