Staffordshire Wedding Photographer
Staffordshire offers something for every couple searching for their dream wedding location, from waterside venues to rustic country barns, stately country homes, and a range of alternative options for a truly unique occasion.
I am your experienced Staffordshire wedding photographer. No matter which venue you choose, I'll capture every magic moment as it happens with my speciality candid, documentary-style photography. You’ll also appreciate my expertise as I work quickly to get any formal, staged, and group shots you wish to have in your wedding album so you and your guests can get back to the party – after all, your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration!
On the Water
You might not associate landlocked Staffordshire with waterside weddings, but there are several venues in the county where your wedding photographer Staffordshire can capture beautiful water views on your wedding day.
Nestled within exclusive, beautifully landscaped grounds and enjoying far-reaching views over the neighbouring Trent and Mersey Canal, the purpose-built Boat House at Aston Marina offers a waterside wedding venue in the heart of Staffordshire. You can choose to exchange vows in the light-flooded, modern architecture of the Boat House or in a dedicated outdoor wedding area overlooking the canal.
The waterfront Crow’s Nest at Barton Marina embraces the style of a Victorian warehouse, with the first-floor space using reclaimed timber, brick and stone flags to create a charming atmosphere complete with period lighting. With a private bar, dance floor and balcony overlooking the vibrant marina, this is an excellent venue if canal-side water views (and maybe even a fireworks display!) are your idea of a picture-perfect wedding location.
Water Front Crow's Nest - Barton Marina
A brand-new barn wedding venue, the Mill Barns was thoughtfully designed to offer a space for every part of your wedding day, from the stylish dressing rooms to the oak-framed ceremony barn, inviting indoor and outdoor spaces for drinks and photographs, and the stunning wedding breakfast barn and evening entertaining areas. Accessible over a charming footbridge, the barns seem to be floating on the mill pond, and with eight acres of landscaped waterfront gardens, you’ll get the best of both indoor and outdoor photography on your big day.
Country weddings are always beautiful to photograph – think warm interiors, beautiful gardens and natural light. Staffordshire boasts several venues offering bespoke barn weddings, so you have a blank canvas to add your own personal style to your big day, as well as more traditional grand country houses with period architecture and manicured gardens. Your wedding photographer Staffordshire is ready to take advantage of all the rustic charm that a country wedding provides.
A family-run venue on a working farm, the Bilston Brook Wedding Barn is set within the fields of the farm with Bilston Brook river running nearby, offering the perfect setting for photography. The main barn has a custom built rustic bar and plenty of festoon lighting, while the adjoining smaller barn gives you plenty of extra space to create the personalized wedding of your dreams. The venue only takes one wedding booking per week, allowing you plenty of time to decorate the barn however you choose
If a barn feels a little too humble for your dream country wedding, consider the 11th-century Tutbury Castle. The castle’s extraordinary past includes hosting guests like Henry IV, the Black Prince, and Henry VIII, and it was also a prison for the tragic and romantic Mary Queen of Scots. Ceremonies can take place in the Great Hall, where King Charles the 1st stayed during the civil war, on in a beautiful marquee on the grounds with stunning views across the green Dove Valley and several counties. For true medieval enthusiasts, your ceremony can include a traditional handfasting, which was considered legally binding until the late medieval period. A new offering is the midnight wedding – dramatic ceremonies held by torchlight in the grounds, with the incredible backdrop of the floodlit Norman Castle ruins under the stars.
More barn and country house wedding venues in Staffordshire: The Ashes Barns, Hanbury Wedding Barn, Ingestre Hall, Weston Hall, The Manor Cheadle, Oak Farm Hotel, Hawksyard Hall, Park Hill Farm, The George Hotel, Dunwood Hall, Hilton Hall, Keele Hall, Pendrell Hall
An Alternative Vibe
Not content with the same old wedding venue ideas? Staffordshire may be the wedding location for you! The county has a number of unique wedding venues that will make your day stand out from any other – As, your Staffordshire wedding photographer, I know how to capture all the fun and quirky details.
For quaint, vintage style (or just for train enthusiasts!) the Statfold Round House is a perfect wedding venue, with its own private railway and an extensive collection of narrow gauge historic steam, diesel and electric locomotives from the UK and overseas providing the perfect setting for couples who want something different on their wedding day. The expansive country surroundings, including a lake and the option to have a marquee or tipi reception space, make this an ideal location for one-of-a-kind wedding photographs.
For a winning wedding, the Uttoxeter Racecourse may be your perfect venue, boasting a choice of stunning suites from the stylish, modern 1907 with its panoramic views to the luxurious Final Furlong Marquee, which is located trackside next to the final fence. You can even choose to hold your wedding on a race day, for truly unique photo opportunities! The racecourse is also a popular venue for Asian weddings and can accommodate up to 400 guests for a spectacular celebration.
Aaron Russell – Your Staffordshire Wedding Photographer
With years of experience as a wedding photographer, I'm your wedding photographer for Staffordshire. No matter which venue you decide on, choosing me as your wedding photographer will ensure every priceless moment of your wedding day is captured in stunning photographs that you will be yours forever.