Hornington Manor Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Hornington 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 Hornington 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 Hornington Manor.

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

Hornington Manor Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Hornington 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 Hornington Manor Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Hornington 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 Hornington 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 Hornington Manor

Hornington Manor, situated in the historic city of York, is a stunning wedding venue which seamlessly blends an enchanting past with modern elegance. This country estate offers a variety of options for ceremony locations. You may choose to tie the knot in the beautiful rustic barn, or for a more traditional exchange of vows, the charming on-site chapel is a wonderful choice. For those seeking an outdoor wedding under the open sky, the Manor’s idyllic grounds provide a simply stunning backdrop. The Manor’s diverse range of function rooms, each boasting unique characteristics yet all exuding a tranquil, relaxed ambience, can accommodate anything from an intimate gathering to a grand celebration. These versatile spaces are tailored to ensure your day is undeniably special and memorable. Additionally, Hornington Manor provides extensive on-site accommodation, sleeping up to 44 guests across 19 elegantly appointed rooms, allowing the entire wedding party to revel in the festivities without the worry of travel. Complementing these delightful rooms are comprehensive facilities that include catering services, a dedicated wedding coordinator, ample parking, and wheelchair accessibility, ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of all guests. Overall, Hornington Manor assures a bespoke wedding experience professing timeless grandeur, sublime comfort and intimate charm.

The History of Hornington Manor

Hornington Manor is a historic and captivating wedding venue nestled in the heart heart of York, North Yorkshire. This beautifully rare 17th-century manor house, rich with authentic charm, has brought to life countless wedding dreams and continues to do so, maintaining a central place in York’s matrimonial history. The manor is a part of the Harrison Spinks Farm, a traditionally run sheep farm that began operations in the year 1800. Hornington Manor, rebuilt in 1600 on a previous medieval site, has been diligently preserved, exuding its original character, evident in its fine period Yorkstone and hand-sawn oak structure. Comprising of 300 acres of lush fields and a fascinating history, it also houses plush accommodations featuring 19 rooms. The grandeur of the manor’s Ballroom, once an 18th-century barn, is its prime allure, complemented by the Gallery and the Ceremony Room. The manor venue also extends out into the countryside, leading up to the picturesque village of Bolton Percy. A stunning, well-kept secret of York, Hornington Manor entices with its rustic beauty, intimate ambiance, and the allure of its historical heritage, making it a coveted venue to tie the knot in.

Directions to Hornington Manor

Hornington Manor is a splendid wedding venue situated in the historic city of York, nestled within the tranquil landscapes of North Yorkshire, England. This idyllic locale is nestled in a scenic rural setting surrounded by lush greenery and crystal clear skies. Being only a short distance from the heart of York, it seamlessly blends both convenience and serenity. Overlooking the River Ouse, the Manor boasts historic charm mixed with modern elegance, making it an ideal spot for wedding celebrations. Its postcode, YO1 7EH, aids in locating it with ease. Guests spanning across the UK or overseas can readily access Hornington Manor, thanks to its proximity to main transport links. Hornington Manor is a genuine jewel in the crown of York’s wedding venue portfolio.

About York in North Yorkshire

York is a historic walled city in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, noted for its rich history, Roman fortifications, and Gothic architecture. Renowned as one of the most picturesque cities in the UK, York offers its visitors a unique blend of modern vibrancy and old-world charm. The city’s roots stretch back to Roman times, with its impressive York Minster – a magnificent cathedral – serving as an enduring testament to York’s medieval history. This city is swathed in well-preserved ancient walls, creating a striking backdrop against its modern amenities. A walk down the labyrinthine streets, such as The Shambles, reveals a varied mix of boutiques, cafes, and museums – such as the acclaimed JORVIK Viking Centre and National Railway Museum. Despite its compact size, York is a thriving hub of activity, with a robust economy primarily based in the service and tourism sectors. The city’s rich cultural tapestry is further reflected in its plethora of festivals, art galleries, and theatres, making York a city of choice for tourists and residents alike. The University of York, an esteemed educational institution, indicates the city’s commitment to higher learning. York effortlessly combines the power of its heritage with the promise of its future, making it a compelling and dynamic city to visit or reside in.

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