Aldwark Manor Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Aldwark Manor wedding photographer to cover your big day? I’m Kirsty Mattsson, an award-winning North Yorkshire wedding photographer with experience covering this fabulous wedding venue. You can see some examples of my photography from Aldwark Manor below.

My style incorporates a blend of documentary wedding photography and creative portraiture to give you a set of natural, authentic, and artistic images that tell the full story of your wedding day. I’m not interested in fake grins or posing people. I have a very unobtrusive, hands-off approach to capturing all those moments, details, emotions, and personalities that make your day special to you. With awards in my field and a wealth of experience across various North Yorkshire wedding venues, I would love to cover your wedding day at Aldwark Manor.

Please get in touch for a friendly chat or for further information to be sent.

Aldwark Manor Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Aldwark Manor wedding photography below. This will give you an idea of what this venue offers and the types of images that could be captured on your day. If you’d like to see more of my work from different wedding venues throughout North Yorkshire and beyond then please visit the portfolios page below.

Planning a Aldwark Manor Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Aldwark Manor, please see the Approach page and the Portfolios page for more information or feel free to get in touch below. I’d love to talk to you about your upcoming wedding and see if I could be the photographer for you.

Award Winning Aldwark Manor Wedding Photographer

As a North Yorkshire wedding photographer, I have a documentary style, naturally capturing real moments and emotions without staged posing. I work mainly in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Cumbria, but I also travel across the UK and abroad, photographing weddings of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to large-scale events.

My photography often features the dramatic landscapes of Yorkshire and other regions of the UK. I love incorporating scenery, colour, and beautiful light into my images to create vibrant modern images that reflect the time and place you were married. I’ll provide some gentle guidance for any artistic portraits, and I’ll happily follow you up a mountain if you have chosen a venue with stunning surroundings. I’ve received several awards and have had my work published my work in various media.

Weddings at Aldwark Manor

Aldwark Manor, a picturesque venue situated in the awe-inspiring landscape of York, is renowned for hosting unforgettable wedding ceremonies and receptions. A grand and luxurious manor that relishes in its rich history and architectural elegance, it boasts an array of notably impressive facilities. From the lush green gardens that serve as a serene backdrop for exchanging vows, to the stately Aldwark Suite where nuptials can be hosted, Aldwark Manor breathes a spectacular air of romantic enchantment. The manor’s accommodation is unreservedly refined, providing couples and their guests with opulent rooms that marry modern amenities with classic charm. Each of the 53 guest rooms on the property is tailormade for comfort and luxury, offering a tranquil refuge from the festivities. For the ceremony and reception, there is a selection of four function rooms, each unique in its own charm. The most exquisite of these rooms, The Aldwark Suite, can accommodate up to 120 guests. It is bedecked in natural daylight and offers exclusive views of the sprawling greens, establishing a dreamy mise-en-scène. As a part of these comprehensive offerings, the Square Restaurant and bar serve gourmet fare and exquisite cocktails to elevate the celebratory mood. Aldwark Manor presents a perfect blend of charm, sophistication, and comfort where magical moments unfold effortlessly, engraving irreplaceable memories on the hearts of their cherished guests.

The History of Aldwark Manor

Aldwark Manor, situated in the enchanting region of York, North Yorkshire, boasts an illustrious history that intertwines with the fabric of Britain’s past. This prestigious wedding venue was originally built in the 1860s as a home to Lord Walsingham. It encompassed a grand manor house within its 100 acres of pristine gardens and scenic parkland. Featuring an array of architectural styles, Aldwark Manor seamlessly blends elements of Victorian and Edwardian elegance with contemporary design. This Grade II listed building is a treasure-trove of compelling historical narratives, such as the remnants of a medieval chapel on its grounds which stands as a testament to its deep historical roots. A distinctive feature of this venue is its 18-hole golf course, that adds allure to the stately atmosphere. It later evolved into a luxurious hotel and spa in the 1990s, and now serves as a favourite setting for flamboyant weddings. Aldwark Manor is renowned for its classic charm, picturesque surroundings, and its ability to bring dream-like weddings to life. With a blend of history, scenic beauty and luxurious amenities, this venue continues to be a landmark in North Yorkshire.

Directions to Aldwark Manor

Aldwark Manor is a premier wedding venue, nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire in England. The estate is located just outside the historic city of York, offering a tranquil countryside location with easy access to the city’s amenities. A picturesque drive through the beautiful and verdant Great Ouseburn Valley leads you to this stunning manor house, approximately 30 minutes northeast from the York city centre. The property is also comfortably nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and North Moors, affording breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Aldwark Manor sits over an extensive property along Aldwark Lane, making it a quintessential English setting for a romantic wedding.

About York in North Yorkshire

York, located in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, is a historic town imbued with Roman and Viking heritage. Founded by the Romans in 71 A.D., the city is a bewitching blend of antiquity and modernity. It is distinguished by its vast city walls, one of the most intact in England, encircling a strikingly preserved medieval city. The iconic York Minster, one of the most magnificent cathedrals of its era, stands as a testament to brilliance in Gothic architecture. River Ouse and River Foss navigate through the heart of York, instilling a quiet charm to the cityscape. The Shambles, emblematic of medieval times, is lined with timber-framed shops and houses, dating back to the fourteen-century. The National Railway Museum and JORVIK Viking Center exhibit the town’s rich history and industrial heritage. In terms of social and economic aspects, York sustains a vibrant economy driven by education, health, finance, and tourism sectors. With a population of over 200,000, it offers a balanced lifestyle between the tranquility of rural landscapes and the vivacity of city life. Its thriving arts scene, gastronomy, and annual festivals add to its cultural vibrancy. Known for its architectural landmarks, educational institutions, and exciting history, York is a captivating destination preserving the essence of an ancient city while embracing the dynamics of a contemporary society.

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People Also Ask


My style is a blend of documentary photography and creative portraiture. My aim is always to photograph your day completely naturally by capturing genuine emotions and interactions and documenting the unique character and atmosphere of your day. If you’d like, I can also spend a short amount of time with you for some artistic portraits utilising the venue interiors and surroundings. I’ll offer gentle guidance without any posing or forced grins for some lovely natural portraits.


I cover weddings in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Cumbria, and I am available for UK-wide and international locations.


I’ll offer some gentle guidance in a very natural way for a few creative, high-impact, portraits, incorporating beautiful light, colour and scenery. I want you to be totally comfortable in front of the camera and feel like yourselves in the images. There will definitely be no cheese or formal posing!


I have a background in scientific education and have worked in some top universities worldwide. This has been a great benefit to me in learning all the technical aspects of photography. I have a great deal of experience utilising additional lighting, such as flash, for dark situations or just for creative night-time portraits. You can rest assured that you will still have a set of images that you love even if you have a dimly lit venue or a rainy day.


My style is natural and colourful. I take a great deal of care when editing images, but I want your images to look like your day looked, so they are not over-edited. I do not use bulk treatments or presets; I hand-edit every image to the highest standards. I also include a small amount of retouching when needed.


I am qualified with the Guild of Professional Photographers. I have received recognition and awards from some of the top photographic institutions, such as Fearless Photographers and the Masters of Wedding Photography. I have also been published in training publications and various high-profile wedding blogs and magazines. 


I love photographing various weddings, from intimate, small gatherings to large, elaborate celebrations, catering to various wedding styles and sizes.


Of course, please check out my Google page (linked above) for reviews from lots of lovely couples, or see some more kind words on my reviews page.


I use professional mirrorless cameras and have two backup cameras and many lenses. I am fully insured.

Get In Touch

If you’re looking for a Aldwark Manor Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with me via my contact page.