Hackness Grange Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Hackness Grange 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 Hackness Grange 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 Hackness Grange.

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

Hackness Grange Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Hackness Grange 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.

To see a full wedding day from Hackness Grange see Amy & Matt’s wedding day post below:

Amy & Matt’s Wedding Day

Planning a Hackness Grange Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Hackness Grange, 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 Hackness Grange 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 Hackness Grange

Hackness Grange in Hackness, Scarborough is an idyllic wedding venue, ideally suited for couples looking to celebrate their special day in luxurious surroundings. This charming, country house hotel, nestled amid 17 scenic acres, offers top-tier accommodation ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay for the wedding party and guests. The venue boasts 28 tastefully decorated en-suite rooms, including bridal suites, that seamlessly blend the historic charm with contemporary comfort. When it comes to the wedding ceremony and reception, Hackness Grange presents a choice of well-appointed function rooms. The beautiful Drawing Room, adorned with detailed period features and panoramic garden views, is perfect for intimate ceremonies. Alternatively, for larger gatherings, the elegant Derwent Room which overlooks the lake, proves a popular choice. The venue also offers the Conservatory, a naturally lit space ideal for receptions with direct access to the lush gardens for photographs. Beyond just the physical spaces, Hackness Grange’s appeal lies in its comprehensive service offerings. These encompass a professional wedding co-ordination team who work diligently to ensure that every detail is personalised to the couple’s tastes, an impressive range of menus for dining and an extensive wine list. Hackness Grange, with its combination of opulence, unique charm, and attentive service, is an ideal venue for those seeking a quintessentially English countryside wedding with all the requisite comforts and facilities.

The History of Hackness Grange

Situated in the stunningly scenic area of Hackness, North Yorkshire, Hackness Grange spans a rich and vibrant history that dates back to the late 18th century. Established in 1795, the estate was initially designed by Smith of Warwick – a renowned architect of his time. It is set within a vast expanse of twenty acres of verdant gardens and woodlands, fringed by the scenic Derwent River, embracing serenity and exuding grandeur. The lush landscapes complement the classic Georgian architecture of the building, giving it a timeless appeal. The country house hotel, under the stewardship of the Vavoulis family since 1981, has evolved into a coveted wedding venue, combining traditional charm with modern comforts seamlessly. The rich history of Hackness Grange is reflected in each aspect of the venue, from the centuries-old trees to the Georgian façade and the ornate interiors. Its landscaped gardens, lovingly maintained over the centuries, have been a distinctive factor attracting couples seeking a historical, as well as a visually striking, setting for their special day. Each year, the venue hosts numerous events, adding to its legacy while continuing to be an emblem of the region’s promising hospitality sector.

Directions to Hackness Grange

Hackness Grange, a prime wedding venue, is situated in the quaint village of Hackness, North Yorkshire. This exquisite location is nestled amidst the North York Moors National Park, providing a serene, verdant backdrop for any special occasion. The estate is approximately 10 miles west of Scarborough and has easy access to other major towns in North Yorkshire, including York and Harrogate. Hackness Grange’s splendid Georgian architecture, beautiful English gardens, and the surrounding natural beauty make it an idyllic spot for couples seeking a charming, rural setting for their special day. This tranquil piece of English heritage invites guests to enjoy the scenery and experience the magic of quintessential Yorkshire.

About Hackness in North Yorkshire

Hackness is a small, quaint settlement situated in the heart of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. It is known for its rich history, vibrant and diverse natural landscapes, and an old-world charm that attracts visitors from far and wide. The town is nestled within the National Park, making it an idyllic location for nature enthusiasts. Its verdant environment is further enriched by the Derwent River that flows through, adding to the scenic beauty.

Historically significant, the village boasts St. Peter’s church, dating back to the Norman era. The Hackness Grange, a manor house that has stood since the 18th century, now serves as a hotel, offering glimpses of the village’s unique heritage to its guests. Also within the village is the esteemed Hackness Hall, a private residence still in use today.

The tangible sense of community here is epitomized during the annual Scarecrow Festival, where creativity and camaraderie converge. From longstanding local businesses to its well-regarded school, Hackness retains its traditional spirit without shying away from progression. The town’s balance between the past and the present, nature and human connection makes Hackness a remarkable North Yorkshire destination. This combination of qualities makes Hackness a serene escape from the bustling cites, providing a homely atmosphere filled with warmth and rustic allure.

Hackness Grange WEDDING BLOG

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