If you have landed on this page then I guess you might be looking for some Ripley Castle wedding photography. If you have booked this fabulous venue for your wedding I’d love to talk to you about your day and see if I could be the photographer for you. Ripley Castle is an incredible wedding venue and I’m very pleased to be one of their recommended wedding photographers.
Ripley Castle is a Grade 1 Listed country house in North Yorkshire near to Harrogate and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It’s a very grand, elegant and historic castle and the perfect romantic setting with walled gardens, lakes and a deer park. In the spring they have thousands of flowering bulbs creating a blaze of colour, they even have a national hyacinth collection!
Natural Wedding Photography at Ripley Castle
My approach to the day is very natural and most of the day is covered in a documentary style. I’m not interested in posing people and I’m not going to ask for fake grins. Every wedding day is unique and the people are unique. I’m always aiming to capture that unique character in my images. I’m looking to capture moments with meaning, emotions, the fun and laughter and tears on the day and all those details that you spent ages putting together. I’m also conscious that you don’t want to spend too long away from your guests. I make sure that any group shots and couple portraits that you might want are done quickly and efficiently so you can get back to your guests and those all-important canapés.
Please see more information on my approach here
I also want you to have a totally stress free day and feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. My caring and relaxed approach to the photography is one of the reasons why many couples recommend me
Ripley Castle Wedding Photographer
I’ve worked many times as a Ripley Castle wedding photographer and every wedding I have covered has been a fantastic day whatever the weather. The venue has so many beautiful backdrops both outside and inside that even if you do have some rain on your day there are still many lovely romantic spots for some great wedding photography.
I’ve included some images below from Lauren and Will’s fabulous wedding day at Ripley Castle Wedding Photographer Harrogate.
Thank you so much for the photos, they are absolutely incredible, we’re over the moon with how well you’ve captured our day!Lauren & Will
A Ripley Castle Wedding Day
This is a venue that really captures the essence of Yorkshire Romance. It is a beautiful, historic, picture-postcard location with Gothic Revival decoration, art, and historic furniture. Ripley Castles wedding packages offer all-inclusive pricing with no hidden costs and they can host weddings with up to 120 people. All their catering is done in-house and their food and wine have a great reputation. A number of rooms at the castle are licensed for civil ceremonies. You can get married in the oak-panelled library, or some couples prefer to use one of the lighter Georgian rooms. They have dedicated wedding coordinators who will discuss your plans for your big day. Whichever rooms you choose to use for your wedding day at Ripley you can be assured there are so many lovely locations for photography. I’m particularly fond of the grand staircase in the oldest part of the building, with its Venetian stain glass window.
Fun facts about this Yorkshire wedding venue
Ripley Castle has quite a rich history. It has been the seat of Ingilby Baronets for 700 years. Sir Thomas Ingleby married the heiress Edeline Thwenge in 1308 and acquired the Ripley Castle Estate with its medieval manor house as her dowry. In 1357 the king was hunting boar in the royal forest of Knaresborough when a wild boar charged him. Sir Thomas killed the boar, saving the king’s life. Edward knighted Ingilby and granted him a family crest of a boar’s head. That explains the name of the pub in Ripley Village known as The Boar’s head.
Much later there was more drama at Ripley castle when Sir William Ingliby, Thomas’ grandson, was involved in the gunpowder plot allowing the plotters to stay at Ripley Castle whilst they planned their attack. Although, despite heavy family involvement in the plot, Sir William and his son were cleared of charges.
The building that exists today was begun in 1548 by Sir William Ingilby. The house was rebuilt in 1780. The tower block is the oldest section of the current house.
The castle is still privately owned, now by the 6th Baronet and his wife, Emma, Lady Ingilby, but open to the public for guided tours.
Ripley Castle Wedding Photography
I’d love to talk to you about being your Ripley Castle wedding photographer in Harrogate, or your photographer for any other UK or Yorkshire wedding venue. I offer no-obligation phone or Zoom appointments if you’d like to have a good chat about your day or I can just send you some further information by email. I look forward to hearing from you!