Middlethorpe Hall Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Middlethorpe Hall 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 Middlethorpe Hall 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 Middlethorpe Hall.

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

Middlethorpe Hall Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Middlethorpe 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 Middlethorpe Hall Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Middlethorpe 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 Middlethorpe 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 Middlethorpe Hall

Middlethorpe Hall in York, with its enchanting setting and distinguished reputation, provides a breathtaking venue for weddings. Nestled in 20 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, this elegant and carefully-restored 17th century William and Mary country house offers stunning ceremony and reception options. Wedding ceremonies are held in The Barlow Room, a tastefully decorated room adorned with period pieces, which offers a truly traditional and romantic setting. For larger wedding receptions, the beautifully appointed Dovecote Suite, located in the adjacent 18th-century Courtyard, provides ample space for up to 56 guests. For more intimate celebrations, couples may choose The Yellow Room or The Panelled Room, both exuding unique historical charm. The venue also offers a comprehensive range of facilities including award-winning food and drink catering, a in-house planning team to ensure a seamless experience, and a boutique spa for pre-wedding pampering. Accommodation at Middlethorpe Hall includes 29 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, blending antique furnishings with modern comforts, all housed within the main house or within tastefully converted outbuildings. The garden suite, the ultimate in bridal luxury, offers views over the immaculate private grounds. Middlethorpe Hall provides the complete wedding package: a captivating venue filled with history and elegance, world-class facilities, and exceptional service to ensure that every couple’s special day is truly memorable.

The History of Middlethorpe Hall

Middlethorpe Hall in York, North Yorkshire, exudes a rich tapestry of history that goes back centuries. This stunning William and Mary country house dates from 1699, and its history intertwines with key figures, including iron-master Thomas Barlow, the famous female diarist, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and the famous connoisseur, Frank Green. Exquisitely restored by Historic House Hotels for the National Trust in the 1980s, the hall retains its original design with a mellow red brick facade to the signature carved oak panelling. Noble features include the beautifully landscaped 20 acres of gardens and parkland, an elegant Dovecote, walled gardens, a splendid lake, and a picturesque orchard. Middlethorpe Hall is renowned as one of Yorkshire’s finest wedding venues, offering both beauty and history in a unique setting. Notably, Middlethorpe Hall is the only country house in the city of York and stands as the epitome of early 18th-century country living. The beauty, character and history of Middlethorpe Hall make it a wedding venue of supreme charm and character, contributing to York’s rich historical tapestry in more ways than one can imagine.

Directions to Middlethorpe Hall

Middlethorpe Hall is a prestigious wedding venue located in York, North Yorkshire, a historic city renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Addressed specifically on Bishopthorpe Road, York, this magnificent 17th-century country house is situated amidst picturesque gardens and parklands. Its location provides a serene escape from the bustling urban cityscape of York yet remains conveniently accessible, being just about 2 miles away from York’s city centre. Nestled between the iconic River Ouse and the renowned York Racecourse, Middlethorpe Hall offers not only a splendid setting for weddings but also a spectacular backdrop of quintessentially English landscapes. It is indeed a unique location that marries the historical charm with the beauty of nature.

About York in North Yorkshire

York, a picturesque town in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, boosts a rich historical heritage that dates back over two millennia. Known for its iconic York Minster, this Cathedral city prominently stands as one of the most visited locations in the United Kingdom. Built by the Romans in 71 AD as Eboracum, York’s archaic charm is preserved in its vibrant medieval city walls, the longest in England, which have stood undisturbed for over a thousand years. Amid the quaint labyrinth of cobbled streets known as “The Shambles,” visitors can still feel the throbbing rhythm of the 14th-century Butchers’ Street. York is renowned for its traditional English charm combined with well-preserved remnants of the Vikings era, as seen in the popular Jorvik Viking Centre, offering a unique glimpse into its Nordic past. This city thrives on tourism, its diverse historical sites, distinguished educational institutions like the University of York and a rich railway heritage, which is well documented in the National Railway Museum, the largest of its kind in the world. Modern amenities merge effortlessly with York’s historic fabric of architectural masterpieces, creating a harmonious blend of the ancient and the new. For lovers of history, culture and timeless charm, York is undoubtedly a must-visit destination.

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