MIDDLETON LODGE WEDDING GUIDE
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Middleton Lodge Wedding: A Photographer's Delight
Welcome to the picturesque Middleton Lodge, where timeless elegance and natural beauty intertwine to create the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Nestled in the heart of the stunning North Yorkshire countryside, this enchanting venue offers a myriad of captivating scenes that always leaves me inspired.
As a Middleton Lodge wedding photographer, I am constantly in search of venues that embody charm, sophistication, and an undeniable sense of romance. Middleton Lodge ticks all these boxes and more, making it a truly exceptional location to capture your special day.
Middleton Lodge Wedding: A Venue Overview
From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted by the grandeur of the Georgian mansion, adorned with magnificent architecture and surrounded by meticulously manicured gardens.
Stepping inside, you'll discover an abundance of refined spaces that exude character and elegance. The lodge effortlessly blends its historic heritage with contemporary design, resulting in a unique fusion of classic beauty and modern flair. Each room possesses its own distinctive charm, providing countless opportunities for capturing timeless and captivating photographs.
One of the highlights of Middleton Lodge is the stunning Fig House, an enchanting space brimming with natural light and lush greenery. This botanical haven sets the stage for unforgettable ceremonies and receptions, offering a whimsical atmosphere that lends itself perfectly to creating ethereal and romantic imagery. The soft, filtered light pouring through the glass roof creates a dreamy ambiance, casting a magical glow on every moment.
For those seeking outdoor celebrations, the vast estate surrounding Middleton Lodge offers a plethora of enchanting settings. The meticulously landscaped gardens, adorned with vibrant flowers, towering trees, and meandering pathways, provide a tapestry of colors and textures that photographers simply adore. From romantic strolls along the winding paths to stolen glances under the ancient archways, every corner of the estate is a captivating frame waiting to be captured.
As a photographer, I am particularly drawn to the idyllic surroundings that Middleton Lodge offers. Whether it's the serene views, the rustic charm of the Walled Garden, or the gentle whispers of the nearby woodland, there's a certain enchantment that permeates the air. It's within these serene and naturally beautiful spaces that client's love stories come to life, and I am always honoured to be the one to capture each magical moment.
The dedicated and experienced team at Middleton Lodge understands the importance of every detail on your wedding day, ensuring a seamless experience for both you and your guests. Their passion for creating unforgettable celebrations is palpable, and their commitment to delivering exceptional service is evident at every turn.
If you're searching for a venue that will not only provide an idyllic setting but also inspire you to capture stunning photographs, look no further than Middleton Lodge. With its exquisite architecture, breathtaking landscapes, and a team dedicated to making your dreams a reality, this charming estate promises an unforgettable wedding experience.
WEDDING CEREMONY OPTIONS
Where Can I Have My Ceremony?
At Middleton Lodge wedding can take place in a number of location, indoor and out. Ceremonies can take place in either the Drawing Room or Main Hall, and fairer seasons outside on the private croquet lawn. Here are some of the options:
The Main Hall
This area can accommodate ceremonies of up to 120 guests (75 seated, with 20 standing on balcony and 25 on stairs)
The Drawing Room
The Drawing Room can cater for ceremonies with uptown 75 guests.
In the spring and summer months ceremonies can take place in the gorgeous grounds on the private croquet lawn.
Marquees are permitted that can accommodate 170 Guests at an evening reception.
WEDDING GUEST ACCOMMODATION
Options For Guest Accommodation
If you are considering a Middleton Lodge wedding then there are a diverse range of accommodation options, each providing a unique experience while maintaining the highest standards of luxury and comfort. Whether you choose to stay in the Main House, the Coach House, the Farmhouse, or one of the charming cottages, you can expect impeccable service, beautiful surroundings, and a memorable stay at Middleton Lodge.
- The Main House: The Main House is the centerpiece of Middleton Lodge and is steeped in history and charm. It features individually designed rooms that exude elegance and sophistication. Each room is thoughtfully decorated with a blend of classic and contemporary furnishings, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Guests can enjoy modern amenities, including luxurious en-suite bathrooms, comfortable beds, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
- The Coach House: The Coach House offers a more private and secluded accommodation option. This beautifully restored building features a collection of stylish rooms and suites, perfect for couples or small groups. The rooms are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, boasting plush furnishings, elegant decor, and modern amenities. Some rooms also offer private balconies or terraces, allowing guests to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
- The Farmhouse: For those seeking a rustic and charming experience, the Farmhouse provides a delightful retreat. This historic building offers a collection of tastefully appointed rooms and suites, featuring a combination of period features and contemporary comforts. Guests can enjoy the cozy atmosphere, relax in the comfortable beds, and take in the peaceful surroundings. The Farmhouse also has a communal kitchen and dining area, perfect for guests who prefer self-catering options.
- The Cottages: Middleton Lodge offers a selection of self-catering cottages, ideal for families or groups looking for a home-away-from-home experience. These beautifully restored cottages blend traditional architecture with modern amenities. Each cottage is equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living areas, and comfortable bedrooms, ensuring a comfortable and convenient stay.
GETTING MARRIED AT MIDDLETON LODGE
A Wedding Day Breakdown
So what's it really like getting married at Middleton Lodge wedding?
As a wedding photographer with over 17 years experience this venue is another of my favourites for offering a setting that enables me to produce stunning images that you'll cherish and make friends jealous of. The staff are superb and the memories you'll make there will last for years.
Here's a little overview of what it's like to get married there...
The Wedding Ceremony
Having your wedding ceremony at Middleton Lodge is a truly enchanting and memorable experience. The historic charm and picturesque beauty of this mansion create the perfect backdrop for wedding. The magnificent gardens, manicured lawns, and elegant architecture provide a romantic ambiance that will make your special day even more magical.
I particularly enjoy capturing the entrance into the ceremony room as this can produce some really emotive images and memories.
What about Confetti?
This always makes for fun dramatic images on a wedding and I always recommend to brides to purchase some for their guests before the day to ensure everyone can join in the fun.
It is always best to follow the advice of the venue on this too as they may have restrictions in place.
Group photos are always a must on the wedding day and there are lots of options available for where you can take them. When I capture photographs for couples I usually see to have the sun behind them and this is no different for group shots. This helps avoid you and your guest squinting into the sun and can make for fab pictures.
As the sun sets at the back of the Hall during a wedding day this makes it ideal for group photos in front of the Hall or set against the gardens.
I always find that when the group photographs are finished this is the ideal time to spend taking some couples photographs. It allows you a little time away from your guests, just for the two of you, to reflect on the day and enjoy your time together without distraction.
Stubton Hall really is the perfect backdrop for creating timeless and breathtaking imagery. From the lush gardens to the grand halls and charming courtyards, every corner of this exquisite venue presents an opportunity to craft stunning portraits that reflect the unique essence of each couple.
With a keen eye for detail, artistic vision, and passion for storytelling, I just love to document the most cherished moments and emotions, ensuring that clients' wedding portraits at Middletown Lodge become cherished heirlooms for generations to come.
The Wedding Breakfast
The staff at Middleton Lodge really do a fantastic job of looking after guests. Nothing is too much trouble and you can really see this throughout the day particularly so when it comes to catering for the wedding breakfast. The food produced is to die for and the space and setting available for your guests is wonderful.
Cutting The Wedding Cake
There are so many fab cake makers in and around Middleton Tyas offering a whole host of options to meet your theme. Having the cake cutting captured by your photographer at the Hall is a great way to remember it before it all gets eaten.
The Evening Reception
Another one of my absolute favourite times of the day is the evening celebrations. As the sun draws down on the horizon the sunsets at the back of the estate are to die for. A great way to finish off the evening is with some EPIC wedding images.
MIDDLETON LODGE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
If you have read through this article you have probably begun to gather that there are an abundance of opportunities for some amazing wedding photography not only inside the venue but around the locality.
Having a little time out to have your wedding photographs taken can be a really relaxed and fun time for couples. Weddings can be particularly demanding when you have many guests surrounding you wishing you well so taking the opportunity for a little time out with each other is always welcome and the venue size certainly allows for this.
I will often go on a little walking safari with my clients to embrace what the venue has to offer and to provide some stunning couples portraits with variety. Middleton Lodge certainly has the variety from the gorgeous classy interiors & private gardens to the woodland and park walk all offering something a little special for your photographs.
MIDDLETON LODGE WEDDING REVIEWS
When looking at any wedding venue it is always wise to check out the reviews from other couples and guests who have had first-hand experience of having had the pleasure of a Middleton Lodge wedding.
To help you choose whether Middleton Lodge is right for you I have compiled a list of trusted sites that offer the insight you are looking for from real couples.
LOCATION, PARKING & CONTACT DETAILS
Located just a 5min drive from Scotch Corner on the A1. Middleton Lodge is tucked away in the peaceful surroundings of Middleton Tyas.
There is plenty of parking for Middleton Lodge for you and your wedding guests. The main car park is located directly next to the main hall.
Tel: 01636 626 187
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