Grantley Hall Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Grantley Hall wedding photographer to cover your big day? I’m Kirsty Mattsson, an award-winning Yorkshire Dales wedding photographer with experience covering this fabulous five star, luxury wedding venue. Grantley Hall has a rich heritage, stunning gardens and elegant decor. You can see some examples of my photography from this beautiful venue 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 Grantley Hall.

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

Grantley Hall Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Grantley Hall 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 Grantley Hall Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Grantley Hall, 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 Grantley Hall 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 Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall, located in the serene countryside of Ripon, is a quintessential destination for extraordinary weddings. Imbued with timeless elegance, this historic Palladian mansion boasts lavish accommodations and facilities providing the perfect backdrop to create unforgettable memories. With 47 exquisite bedrooms and suites ranging from lavish Deluxe rooms to the Presidential Suite, Grantley Hall guarantees unrivalled comfort and tranquillity for wedding guests. The venue offers several breath-taking function rooms, each exuding a unique character. The Music Room and Drawing Room provide an elegant setting with chandeliers and grand fireplaces, ideal for intimate weddings or drinks receptions. Other options include the magnificently decorated Grantley Room and the superbly sophisticated Norton Courtyard, perfect for hosting larger celebrations. The wedding ceremony can be held in the idyllic English Heritage listed Ornamental Garden, assuring a visually spectacular occasion. The venue also offers a fully equipped elite luxury spa providing a calming retreat before or after the big day, while fine dining is an integral part of the Grantley Hall experience, with four unique dining venues offering a diverse range of food and drink. With an impeccable combination of grandeur and warmth, this chic venue with its alluring landscaped grounds and a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styling guarantees a remarkable wedding celebration.

The History of Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall, located in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is a prestigious wedding venue with a rich, historical background. This charming mansion’s construction began in 1680 and was completed in 1765 by Thomas Norton, providing the setting with a sense of timeless grandeur and classic beauty. Over the past centuries, the hall has seen various incarnations, serving as a private residence, a convalescent home during World War II, and then as an adult education center. Its most recent reinvention was in 2019 when Grantley Hall opened as a luxury hotel, spa, and wedding venue. The property boasts 47 well-appointed rooms, a high-end spa facility, several dining, and bar options, in addition to a host of beautifully manicured gardens. These features offer the perfect blend of history, luxury, and enchantment for couples looking for an unforgettable wedding venue. The blend of British heritage and contemporary sophistication, the prized ELITE luxury gym and wellness, and the serene Japanese-style Norton Courtyard Garden are some of the unique attributes that Grantley Hall offers. Nestled in a secluded Yorkshire valley, Grantley Hall combines history, natural beauty, and modern luxury to create a truly unforgettable wedding venue.

Directions to Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall is an exquisitely refined wedding venue set amidst the scenic splendor of Ripon, North Yorkshire. Ideally situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the venue is encircled by the enchanting natural beauty of its lush, beautifully-maintained gardens and water features. It is located just a few miles west of Ripon city center, offering a picturesque and tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle. Nestled along the bank of the River Skell, it showcases an extravagant fusion of classic architectural grace and contemporary chic. It’s easily accessible, being a short drive from key transport links, while maintaining a sense of seclusion and grandeur, making it the perfect location for a fairytale wedding.

About Ripon in North Yorkshire

Located in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Ripon is a structurally quaint and culturally rich cathedral city brimming with historic charm. Tracing its history back to ancient times, Ripon’s unique and colourful past has left indelible marks on its architecture, traditions, and community life. It is renowned as the oldest city in England and the birthplace of the Saints Wilfrid and Cuthbert. Proudly standing in the city centre is the magnificent Ripon Cathedral, cloaked in centuries of history and religious significance, providing a physical manifestation of the city’s deeply rooted Anglican faith. The city is also home to various iconic landmarks, including the Ripon Racecourse – one of the oldest in the country – and the Workhouse Museum, which recollects the city’s societal past. Ripon offers a thriving market held every Thursday, highlighting locally sourced products from around Yorkshire. Embedded in its local culture is the nightly tradition of the “Setting of the Watch,” a ritual dating back to 886 AD. Overall, Ripon, with its fascinating past, active present and promising future, has skillfully nested itself as one of the cultural gems of North Yorkshire, constantly promoting its brand of serene beauty, boundless heritage and community spirit.

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