Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Hazlewood Castle 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 Hazlewood Castle 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 Hazlewood Castle.

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

Hazlewood Castle Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Hazlewood Castle 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 Hazlewood Castle Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Hazlewood Castle, 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 Hazlewood Castle 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 Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle in York is an enchanting wedding venue that guarantees a memorable day for the bride, groom, and their guests. The Medieval-era castle, resplendent in its ancient charm and set amidst 77 acres of serene woodland offering a picturesque backdrop, provides luxurious accommodations for a comfortable stay. It features individually designed and elegantly furnished suites, each boasting of breathtaking views of the castle grounds. The suites enhance the romantic atmosphere with their four-poster beds and opulent bathrooms fashioned with Victorian-style fittings and marble accents. The on-site facilities, including the Vavasour Restaurant and the Spa, ensure an ultimate relaxation and fine-dining experience throughout the stay. The Castle features a selection of elegant function rooms like the Great Hall, Old Dining Room, State Drawing Room and the Victoria Room, each exquisitely decorated and perfectly suited to any size or style of wedding. The ceremony itself can be held in the Castle’s Chapel, a historic St. Leonardo’s Chapel, steeped in centuries of tradition and offering a romantic, intimate space for the exchange of vows. This unique aspect of Hazlewood Castle makes it stand out from other wedding venues, providing an unforgettable, fairy-tale setting for the most special day of one’s life. Hazlewood Castle promises an unforgettable wedding experience, blending old-world charm with modern sophistication.

The History of Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle is an historic wedding venue nestled amidst the serene beauty of York, North Yorkshire. The Castle’s history can be traced back to as early as 1086, when it was mentioned in the Domesday Book. Throughout the centuries, it has seen numerous transformations; from a fortress to a family residence, a retreat for the Trinitarian Friars in the 13th century, followed by a centre for the Carmelites in the 20th century. Despite these adaptations, Hazlewood Castle’s original charm and majestic appeal has always been preserved. Presently, it is a renowned wedding venue, known for its Gothic architecture, lavish interiors, and four acres of beautifully manicured gardens that add a romantic charm to the proceedings. The venue’s St. Leonard’s Chapel, with its stunning stained-glass windows, adds a divine touch to wedding ceremonies. Among its many features, the castle also offers 32 luxury rooms and suites, each designed to offer a unique blend of history and modern comfort. This remarkable fusion of rich history, grandeur, and quintessential English elegance makes Hazlewood Castle a preferred choice for couples seeking to imbue their special day with timeless charm and grace.

Directions to Hazlewood Castle

Hazlewood Castle is a majestic wedding venue located in the charming landscapes of York in North Yorkshire, England. Renowned both for its profound historical significance and exquisite architectural grandeur, the castle is snuggled amid seventy-seven acres of verdant woodland and beautifully manicured gardens. This peaceful oasis is strategically positioned less than 20 miles from the heart of downtown York. It unassumingly rests at the junction of two historic realms—Leeds and York—offering easy access to the M1 and A1 highways. The captivating serenity and picturesque vistas radiating off from the castle make it the perfect idyllic getaway for couples looking to tie the knot in a uniquely enchanting atmosphere.

About York in North Yorkshire

York is a historic city located in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, renowned for its rich heritage and preserved infrastructure that beautifully captures its illustrious past. It’s a brandishing gem of Roman, Viking, and Medival heritages with iconic monuments such as the Gothic-style York Minster, one of the largest and finest cathedrals in Northern Europe. The well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the city give a remarkable sensation of stepping back in time, while the charming Shambles, reminiscent of a Harry Potter film scene with its narrow cobbled streets and leaning timber-framed buildings, provides a unique shopping experience. The city is home to the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Viking Centre, attracting tourists who are passionate about history. York exemplifies a fine balance between traditional charm and modern amenities, with its vibrant cafes, boutiques, and performing arts scene. It also flaunts its picturesque riverside setting with the River Ouse running through it, enhancing the city’s appeal. Despite its small size, York’s educational sector is robust, hosting the well-regarded University of York. The city provides an excellent quality of life with its low crime rates, thriving job market, and vast green spaces, making it a desirable place to live and visit. Consequently, York, with its diverse cultural heritage and scenic views, is a quintessential English city that stands as a testament to Britain’s compelling history.

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