What a well kept secret Newburgh Priory is, or perhaps it isn’t if you live in or around York but until Anna and Neil came to see me with a view to booking their wedding photography I had never heard of it. It did however become my favourite venue of 2015 after photographing Anna and Neil’s Newburgh Priory wedding in August!
There is something magical about the grounds with their ruined priory, the views across the Lake, the statues which you find around at every corner and the leafy avenues to stroll along in the shade. In fact the very best view of the Priory is from the other side of the lake as you look across, you need to take a sneaky left turn as you come around the bend before the entrance to the Priory but it is the best way to get an entire view of the property and it never looked better, I imagine, than on the perfect Summers day of Anna and Neil’s wedding. They were so lucky as it enabled them to enjoy their drinks reception in the Abbey ruins after the ceremony .
Newburgh Priory wedding
If you are looking for a venue in Yorkshire I can’t recommend Newburgh Priory highly enough. Paul looked after Anna and Neil so well and was great to work with, taking the time to show me around , explain where the marquee would be etc .
Anna and Neil chose to have an intimate wedding, inviting only closest family and friends for the ceremony itself which took place in one of the Georgian drawing rooms; This had the most perfect quality of light for photography and some of the images I captured as they exchanged their vows are amongst my favourites of the year, especially the one when they laughed into each other’s eyes immediately after exchanging rings.
Anna had planned all the details of her wedding meticulously and it was an absolute pleasure to work with Jane Steel at Weddings and Events who designed the most stunning floral bouquets, and arrangements for the Marquee. Check out her web site at the bottom of this page and seriously consider her work if you are looking for a florist in the area.
About the photographer:
Suzy Mitchell is a West Yorkshire based photographer specialising in wedding and family photography. See more of Suzy’s work on her website www.suzy-mitchell.com.
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wedding venue: Newburgh Priory
wedding flowers: Jane Steel at Weddings and Events