Carlton Towers Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Carlton Towers wedding photographer to cover your big day? I’m Kirsty Mattsson, an award-winning East Yorkshire wedding photographer with experience covering this fabulous wedding venue. You can see some examples of my photography from Carlton Towers 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 East Yorkshire wedding venues, I would love to cover your wedding day at Carlton Towers.

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

Carlton Towers Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Carlton Towers 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 East Yorkshire and beyond then please visit the portfolios page below.

Planning a Carlton Towers Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Carlton Towers, 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 Carlton Towers Wedding Photographer

As a East 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 Carlton Towers

Enjoy the epitome of nuptial elegance at the majestic Carlton Towers in Goole, a renowned wedding venue known for its grandeur and distinctive charm. This estate’s historical ambiance is perfectly paired with modern-day luxury, ensuring an exceptional wedding experience. The venue boasts three resplendent state rooms, each unique, providing a grand setting for all elements of your special day. The ceremony typically takes place in the opulent surroundings of the Card Room.

After the ceremony, guests can proceed to the Venetian Drawing Room for the reception, graced by its decorative gilded plasterwork and full-height windows offering splendid vistas. For larger wedding parties, the Picture Gallery is an ideal choice, with great capacity and iconic artwork adorning the walls. Carlton Towers also includes 16 individually-designed bedrooms in their accommodation package, each reflecting Victorian sophistication coupled with modern comfort, providing a cozy retreat for the couple and family.

The LTC, located on the ground floor, features the venue’s inspirations in the bar and lounge area, adding to the overall appeal. This historic venue also provides ample parking spaces and wheelchair-friendly amenities. Sumptuously catered by the house chefs, the event undoubtedly becomes a gastronomic delight for everyone. Carlton Towers truly offers an exquisite, comprehensive canvas on which to paint the most unforgettable day of your life. A remarkable blend of history, luxury, and style make it a highly endorsed and sought-after wedding destination.

The History of Carlton Towers

In Goole, East Yorkshire, stands the historical wedding venue, Carlton Towers. This remarkable property dates from the 17th century, enriched with centuries of diversified English aristocracy history. Once a Viscount’s residence, Carlton Towers is now under the ownership of Lord and Lady Gerald Fitzalan Howard, who continue to upkeep the property with great care. This grand venue effortlessly combines historical elegance with modern luxury, offering a unique experience for intimate weddings or grand celebrations alike. With an impressive façade reminiscent of a mini Windsor Castle, the property boasts the ultimate in exclusivity with its 250 acres of parkland, three grand state rooms and sixteen uniquely designed bedrooms. Carlton Towers is not only a wedding venue but also an ancestral home that has been the backdrop for many TV series, including the popular ITV drama, Victoria. One unique feature of this location is its own Kitchen Garden, which supplies fresh, organic produce for all events, further enhancing the bespoke and personalized nature of this outstanding venue. It is no wonder this stunning piece of English heritage continually attracts couples dreaming of a fairytale wedding setting.

Directions to Carlton Towers

Located in the scenic landscapes of East Yorkshire, the renowned wedding venue, Carlton Towers is nestled in Goole. The venue’s address is Snaith, Goole DN14 9LZ, United Kingdom. Offering majestic views of the sprawling countryside, it is set against the timeless and tranquil panoramas of Yorkshire’s rolling hills and lush greenery. It is easily accessible since it sits close to major routes and transport links, thereby simplifying the commute for guests from near and far. Embodying the quintessence of rural charm, Carlton Towers enriches every celebration with its blend of opulence and rustic appeal, settled right in the heart of Goole, East Yorkshire. Thus, it is a premier wedding destination for couples looking for aesthetic splendor and seamless convenience blended together.

About Goole in East Yorkshire

Goole is a historic town nestled in East Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Widely recognized for its rich heritage and picturesque landscapes, it serves as a key commercial hub within the region, primarily due to its significant port, described as one of the most inland ports in the United Kingdom. Established in the 19th century, the port adds a considerable economic value to the town’s standing, facilitating employment opportunities and strengthening its transportation infrastructure.

Goole proudly houses an array of landmarks, including the Lowther Hotel, the oldest surviving hotel in England. Its architectural grandeur attracts visitors, contributing to the town’s vibrant tourism sector. Goole further features acclaimed leisure amenities like the Waterways Museum, showcasing the illustrious waterways history of England. There’s also an array of family-friendly parks, creating a sense of community cohesion and promoting outdoor activities.

The town is home to a diverse population where locals are known for their welcoming and community-focused nature. Despite being small, its connectivity to larger cities such as Hull and Leeds, via convenient railway and road links, enhances its appeal as a desirable place to live and work. It is an illustrious blend of history, culture, commerce, and natural beauty, signifying Goole’s unique charm, making it a quintessential English town. This town’s essence truly marks it as a notable gem nestled in the heart of East Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

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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 Carlton Towers Wedding Photographer, it would be great to chat! Get in touch with me via my contact page.