York Wedding Photographer Cluskey Smith discuss their favourite York Wedding Venues

Here are a couple of recommendations for lovely venues in and around York that we’ve photographed as York Wedding Photographers, hope you enjoy the list 🙂


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Situated next to the York train station the York station hotel has a lovely 1930s art deco vibe to it. The staff are friendly and attentive and it’s lovely how the weddings can take place over multiple floors, looking down the staircase past the impressive chandeliers can make you feel a bit dizzy however!

This is just a stones throw away from almost everything else in York, the Minster, the city walls and also the museum gardens which leads us on to our next venue…


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This is a bizzare little venue with truly odd character. it’s a really old building that has been enhanced and preserved with some subtle modern touches, this means you get a truly tudor’esque vibe from the place but none of the smells, lack of electricity and other things associated with that period of time haha.

It’s set in the grounds of the York abbey ruins and the museum gardens so opportunites for photos are right on the doorstep, it’s quite good fun walking around with a bride and groom, you get lots of attention from both people and squirrels 🙂


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The Royal Pavillion York is a really cute wedding venue, it has a bohemian feel with a rather unique layout and bold  and beautiful decor. We particularly loved the room with the large french doors and beautiful open fireplace. The staff here are fantastic, really friendly and helpful. The food is really good too!


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Sandburn Hall is a beautiful wedding venue, you get the feel of a wedding barn but with all the home comforts of being in a well looked after golf club. There are so many considerations for images despite being a golf course though, there’s the wedding garden which is particularly sweet and specifically designed for newlywed photos. The main room for your wedding at this venue is flooded with natural light and the windows provide a stunning backdrop for ceremonies.

It’s always good to see examples of York wedding photographers’ work for this venue due to getting exposure right. Although that window is a beautiful backdrop, if your photographer exposes for their bride and groom, the scenery behind becomes over exposed. If they expose for the scenery outside, the bride and groom them are under exposed and you look like silhouettes. Being professional wedding photographers, we have invested in equipment that can deal with this lighting situation without the need for flashes.


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One of our very favourite wedding venues is near York, in Pocklington, the KP Club is modern and friendly with excellent staff. The guys here are some of our favourites to work with, you will often see us at their wedding fairs too. Our favourite thing to do after a wedding fair at the KP Club is to also go down to the World Peace Cafe just down the road for cheesecake, go for a walk around and generally admire the beautiful surroundings of Kilnwick Percy (KP), it’s a rather beautiful part of Yorkshire.

There’s loads to do at the KP, with golf, their new gym and spa, as well as staying in one of their lodges. Not only this, the food is always amazing here too. We often get to photograph quirky, cool couples here at the KP. It’s a bit of a statement venue really. Did we mention the staff here – particularly the wedding coordinators- are awesome? Well they really are, they have everything covered for you guys so your wedding day goes smoothly and they’re really helpful for us photographers.

As a wedding photographer York couple, we can make many wedding supplier recommendations for venues in the local area and work closely with many of the venues frequently. We work hard to maintain strong relationships with venues and suppliers to give clients a whole positive experience 🙂

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