Thirsk Lodge Barns Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Thirsk Lodge Barns 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 Thirsk Lodge Barns 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 Thirsk Lodge Barns.

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Thirsk Lodge Barns Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Thirsk Lodge Barns 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 Thirsk Lodge Barns Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Thirsk Lodge Barns, 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 Thirsk Lodge Barns 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 Thirsk Lodge Barns

Thirsk Lodge Barns in Thirsk presents an exquisite, rustic setting for a wedding venue. With its charming surroundings, it guarantees riveting wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Barns boast two primary buildings for event accommodation. The first is a spacious, traditional barn exquisitely transformed into a grand function room, lending an enchanting blend of old-world charm and modern styling. The second is the Granary Room, with a terrace that provides a panoramic view of the picturesque Yorkshire Dales, perfect for intimate ceremonies. The key ceremony space, the Oak Room, is replete with magnificent beamed ceilings and Victorian-era decor, while providing heating facilities for cozy celebrations during winters. Another hallmark is their luxurious on-site accommodation. There are five beautifully furnished cottages that can host up to 20 guests, whereas, for the newlywed couple, the Lakeside Bridal suite serves as an idyllic retreat. Each cottage comes with fully equipped kitchens and lounges. Thirsk Lodge Barns also provides ample parking, maintaining ease of access for guests. Furthermore, the venue’s location amidst peaceful farmland lends itself naturally to stunning wedding photos. In terms of facilities, the Barns have thoughtfully provided all necessities, including a stage and dancefloor, in-house catering with options to bring in external caterers, private bar, and restrooms, ensuring an unforgettable wedding experience in a serene and tranquil setting.

The History of Thirsk Lodge Barns

Thirsk Lodge Barns, situated in the historic market town of Thirsk, North Yorkshire, boasts a rich history that envelops the rustic charm of Yorkshire’s countryside. The imposing period building, set within an authentic working farm, has functioned as a captivating wedding venue due to its vast romantic appeal and unique character. The Barns date back to the 16th century, underlining more than four centuries of agricultural heritage that intertwines with the evolution of rural traditions and practices. Now, they stand as resonant echoes of a bygone era, repurposed to offer a distinctive marriage setting, combining the vintage allure of the original architecture with the comforts of modern amenities. These repurposed Barns offer a spacious layout for hosting weddings, with the capacity to accommodate sizable parties while retaining a warm, intimate atmosphere. They provide a vibrant canvas steeped in history for couples to plan their dream celebrations, highlighting features like original oak beams, rustic exposed stone walls, and panoramic views of the vast Yorkshire open countryside. With all these features, Thirsk Lodge Barns usher in a distinct addition to the Yorkshire wedding scene, beautifully reflecting its deep-rooted history through its structure and ambiance.

Directions to Thirsk Lodge Barns

Thirsk Lodge Barns is a breathtaking wedding venue nestled elegantly in the picturesque town of Thirsk, situated within the serene landscapes of North Yorkshire, England. The venue is less than an hour’s drive from the city of York, conveniently accessible to both local and international guests. Its location combines the charm of rustic countryside with the sophistication of modern amenities, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the verdant countryside. Thirsk Lodge Barns resides on the outskirts of the bustling town centre, but is enveloped by acres of exquisite open farmland, demonstrating the true beauty of rural North Yorkshire. It represents a harmonious fusion of natural beauty and architectural splendor, creating a romantic and unforgettable setting for any wedding.

About Thirsk in North Yorkshire

Situated in the northern part of the United Kingdom, Thirsk is a historically significant town nestled in the beautiful county of North Yorkshire. Known for its serene countryside landscape, the town serves as a quintessential example of traditional English rural life. Its inception dates back to the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, giving it deep-rooted historical and cultural value. The town is noted for its market, which has been a central feature since medieval times and continues to remain an active business hub, providing a vibrant meeting point for locals and tourists alike. Thirsk’s skyline is dominated by the towering presence of St. Mary’s Church, boasting exquisite Victorian architecture. It also lays claim to the renowned World of James Herriot, a museum dedicated to the famed author and veterinarian, which draws significant tourism annually. Known particularly for its horse racing culture, it has an established racecourse that induces a lively atmosphere during racing season. Surrounding the town lie the scenic Hambleton Hills, enhancing Thirsk’s charm as an idyllic countryside retreat. Presently moderate in size, it has a close-knit community that values its inherent sense of camaraderie. Resonating with tradition and showcasing a peaceful rural landscape, Thirsk embodies a picturesque snapshot of quintessential Yorkshire.

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