Rudding Park Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Rudding Park 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 Rudding Park 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 as a Harrogate wedding photographer, I would love to cover your wedding day at Rudding Park.

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

Rudding Park Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Rudding Park 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 Rudding Park Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Rudding Park, 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 Rudding Park 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 Rudding Park

Rudding Park, located in Harrogate, is a stunning venue ideally suited for weddings, offering both striking aesthetics and high-quality facilities. This award-winning venue boasts a variety of function rooms capable of accommodating intimate gatherings, medium-sized parties and larger wedding events of up to 200 guests. Rudding Park showcases splendid architectural features with a regency country house setting, nestled in a meticulously landscaped 19th-century park. Its ceremonious rooms like the Radcliffe Room and Crosby Suite exude elegance with their remarkable chandeliers and full-length windows that fill the rooms with natural light. For those wishing to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors as they tie the knot, the venue’s Garden Room and adjoining Rooftop Spa garden offer an idyllic setting.

The venue provides on-site accommodation with 90 luxurious bedrooms and suites that blend classic comfort with contemporary design. Rudding Park takes pride in its top-notch facilities like a private cinema, a gym, and the UK’s first rooftop spa and garden, perfect for unwinding after the celebration. For the golf enthusiasts, the venue offers a 14-bay driving range, 6-hole Repton Short Course, and an 18 hole Hawtree Course. Onsite dining options also cater to every palate with varied offerings from Horto Contemporary Restaurant and Clocktower Restaurant & Bar. Put simply, Rudding Park affords a comprehensive wedding experience – combining beautiful ceremony spaces, comfortable accommodation, and remarkable facilities for a memorable nuptial event.

The History of Rudding Park

Rudding Park, located in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, boasts a rich history steeped in time and tradition. The venue, set in inimitable British landscapes, garners its name from its original owner, Colonel William Rudd. Dating back to the 1800s, the esteemed estate was later bought by Admiral Rodney in 1972 and has been a family-owned business since. The Rodney family has meticulously preserved the estate’s history whilst subtly introducing modern comforts to provide a luxurious setting. Rudding Park is renowned for its Grade-I listed Regency house that showcases an architectural mixture of Gothic, Tudor and Victorian styles. It’s set amongst 300 acres of captivating gardens and woodlands, offering the quintessence of English charm. The venue exudes sophistication with its scenic golf courses, an award-winning spa and the state-of-the-art cinema, demonstrating why it’s reputed as one of the region’s top wedding venues. Unique historical features like the 19th-century chapel further amplify its appeal. Esteemed guests historically include Queen Adelaide who sought refuge here during the revolt against the ruling elite in 1831. Today, Rudding Park continues to be an exceptional wedding venue, seamlessly blending its noble past with contemporary elegance, creating a truly magical setting for nuptials.

Directions to Rudding Park

Located in the heart of the United Kingdom, Rudding Park is a lavish wedding venue that gracefully inhabits an expansive 300 acres within the quaint town of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. This remarkable location is nestled amidst pristine parkland and mature gardens, offering a perfect slice of England’s verdant countryside. Just a few miles south of the bustling town centre, it proffers an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle whilst still being easily accessible by transportation links. Known for its imposing Georgian architecture, Rudding Park provides not just a picturesque backdrop for nuptial ceremonies, but a tranquil, romantic setting that captures the quintessential charm of North Yorkshire.

About Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Harrogate is a refined and historic spa town nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. This picturesque locale is renowned for its rich heritage, characterized by stunning Victorian architecture, beautiful public gardens, and natural springs. Harrogate’s unique attraction lies in the thermal waters, which attracted significant tourism in the 17th century for their alleged healing properties, thereby establishing Harrogate’s reputation as a medicinal retreat. The town’s spa heritage is epitomized by the grand Royal Baths and the still-functional Turkish Baths. Harrogate also hosts the Harlow Carr Gardens, a 58-acre garden managed by the Royal Horticultural Society, noted for its innovative design and diverse plant collection. Equally famous is the 200-acre Stray Park, bequeathed to the public by Queen Victoria herself. Culinary tourism thrives in Harrogate, especially due to the presence of Betty’s Tea Rooms, a legendary establishment famous for its traditional English afternoon tea. The Great Yorkshire Show, one of England’s largest agricultural events, has been held in Harrogate annually since 1837. The town maintains excellent connectivity with major UK cities due to its efficient rail and road network. Apart from its historical and natural allure, Harrogate’s vibrant contemporary scene, complemented by a pleasant climate, has turned it into a coveted place for modern living and tourism alike.


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