Woodlands Hotel Wedding Photographer

Are you looking for a professional Woodlands Hotel wedding photographer to cover your big day? I’m Kirsty Mattsson, an award-winning West Yorkshire wedding photographer with experience covering this fabulous wedding venue. You can see some examples of my photography from Woodlands Hotel 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 Leeds wedding photographer, I would love to cover your wedding day at Woodlands Hotel.

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

Woodlands Hotel Wedding Photos

Please see examples of my Woodlands Hotel 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 West Yorkshire and beyond then please visit the portfolios page below.

Planning a Woodlands Hotel Wedding?

If you are planning a wedding at Woodlands Hotel, 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 Woodlands Hotel Wedding Photographer

As a West 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 Woodlands Hotel

Situated in the lush greenery of Leeds, the Woodlands Hotel offers an exquisite setting for matrimonially-inclined couples. The venue epitomizes elegance fusing perfectly with modern amenities to give a picturesque wedding experience. The hotel accommodates wedding ceremonies in its stunningly designed function room with an abundance of natural light flooding in through the beautiful large windows, adding a magical touch to the ceremony. They also offer a glorious outdoor marquee, nestled amongst the landscaped gardens, for those who wish to have their ceremony in an open-air setting. The functional spaces can be expertly tailored to cater to a broad range of guest sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. Adjacent to the function spaces are luxurious accommodation options – 23 individually designed bedrooms add a touch of comfort, convenience, and luxury for the bride, groom, and their guests. The amenities include an on-site bar and restaurant, catering expertly to all dietary needs and offering a wide range of international cuisine. The Woodlands Hotel also comes equipped with ample parking for guests and offers free WiFi across its premises. The staff’s wonderful hospitality and attention to detail ensure a stress-free and captivating wedding journey for all involved. In conclusion, Woodlands Hotel in Leeds is an absolute one-stop destination for those seeking a well-rounded and memorable wedding experience.

The History of Woodlands Hotel

Established in the tranquil setting of Leeds, West Yorkshire, the Woodlands Hotel, over its illustrious history, has become an iconic wedding venue. Originally built in 1871, this exquisite Victorian house was transformed into a hotel in the late 20th century. It has become renowned for hosting various matrimonial celebrations while maintaining its sophisticated charm. Nestled amidst beautifully manicured gardens, the hotel is an ideal blend of historical elegance and contemporary style, making it a perfect location for both traditional and modern weddings. Many of the hotel’s original features, such as the magnificent ornate ceilings and impressive fireplaces, remain intact, adding a touch of refined grandeur to the venue. Through the years, the Woodlands has expertly served an array of couples, earning a stellar reputation for its meticulous service and personalised attention to detail. The hotel also boasts 23 individually designed bedrooms, each exuding an air of classic charm, coupled with modern comforts, elevating the customer experience. Coupled with a dedicated team of chefs producing creative and delicious dishes, the Woodlands Hotel is more than a wedding venue – it’s a remarkable part of Leeds’ rich heritage.

Directions to Woodlands Hotel

The Woodlands Hotel, an eminent wedding venue, is situated in the sophisticated town of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Strategically located on the outskirts of the bustling city centre, the venue boasts quick accessibility yet lush, serene surroundings. Found specifically at the 79-81 Gelderd Road, Gildersome, this residence in Leeds offers the perfect blend of urban convenience and countryside charm. It’s easily accessible from some major motorways such as the M62 and M1, making it an effortlessly reachable destination for guests. Nestled amidst stunning landscaped gardens, this elegant Victorian mansion adds a touch of old-world grace and grandeur to both intimate and lavish weddings alike.

About Leeds in West Yorkshire

Leeds, a significant urban centre in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, can be characterized by its rich industrial legacy, vibrant cultural scene, and distinctive architectural landscape. Historically, Leeds thrived as a major mill town during the Industrial Revolution, where it gained recognition for its production of textiles and wool. Shaped by centuries of industrial activity, the cityscape is dotted with Victorian buildings and Waterfront warehouses that bear the town’s industrial imprint. Today, Leeds has transcended its industrial roots to become a bustling commercial hub, known for its strong economy, excellent transport links and diverse employment sectors that range from financial services to digital and creative industries. The University of Leeds is one of the city’s shining beacons, fostering a youthful and energetic atmosphere. In terms of culture and leisure, Leeds hosts numerous festivals, offers a prolific music scene, and a vibrant nightlife, making it a cultural heartbeat in West Yorkshire. It is also home to myriad of retail outlets, including the award-winning Victoria Leeds shopping district. Its mix of lush green spaces such as Roundhay Park and Golden Acre Park, combined with a rich heritage and dynamic urban flair, make Leeds stand as a compelling destination in the UK. Furthermore, the city’s commitment to sustainable development is demonstrated by its ambitious aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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