The Ashes Barns Wedding Photography

In recent years barn weddings have become hugely popular. Couples looking for a rustic and beautiful setting for their wedding photography are right at home in The Ashes Barn. Located in Stoke on Trent’s countryside, this venue has idyllic scenery to be enjoyed. Natural and contemporary wedding photography compliments the rustic charm of The Ashes Barns.

The venue comprises of historical farm buildings which are grade II listed. With amazing original features the barn dates back to the 18th century. The larger livestock house goes back to the 17th century. Owners Ben and Sarah purchased The Ashes in 2006 and lovingly restored the buildings. This restoration project has allowed Ashes Barns to be put to good use again after years of neglect. Couples can enjoy a piece of history on their wedding day which produces amazing photos.

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Wedding photography opportunities at Ashes Barn

Ashes Barn has fantastic opportunities for wedding photography. Photographers can make the most of the 50 acre estate or venture out into the countryside. Resting at the foothills of the Peak District National Park, there are many picturesque locations for photographs. This venue attracts couples who want a rustic wedding and natural pictures. There is no need to upstage the surroundings with overly posed images. The venue has undergone an extensive restoration project with a focus on creating functional and beautiful entertainment spaces. Key to creating a great venue is making sure couples can have wonderful portraits without travelling far. At The Ashes Barn they created formal gardens and maintained the lake. Aside from these areas there is a large pond, courtyard and woodland. The lake is a fantastic feature at The Barns. Lakeside wedding photos are a must at this venue. We always make sure to take the couple to this beautiful spot for a wedding portrait.

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Exclusive Use Venue

At The Ashes they pride themselves on being an exclusive use venue. This means that the barn will be yours for the day and only your wedding guests will be in attendance. Often hotels will have multiple weddings in a day with lots of hustle and bustle. With an exclusive use venue you don’t have to worry about bumping into another bridal party or even worse another bride! Your wedding photographer will also thank you for choosing an exclusive use venue like The Ashes Barn. With no restrictions on where to take pictures, exclusive venues are preferable. Your wedding photographer will be sure to get better pictures as a result. Another great thing about exclusive use venues is that you can have an amazing party. The team at The Ashes Barns really understand that a great evening do is essential. So much so that they put no restrictions on providing your own drinks. Some venues have hefty corkage charges or exorbitant drinks prices. At this venue your guests can enjoy all the drinks you wish to provide without these charges. Guaranteed to get everyone in the party mood! All of Shane’s wedding photography packages include cover after the first dance to capture plenty of dancing!

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Ceremony photography

Couples have different options for their ceremony location at the barn. The West Barn is a spacious place to have your civil ceremony or civil partnership. It has large windows which allow natural light to flood the room. Natural light is a key component to getting the best wedding photography. Often churches can be very dark and photographers love the chance to shoot in light spaces. This is another reason why we love wedding photography at The Ashes Barn. There is also a Juliette balcony. If you have a second photographer booked they can take images of the ceremony from here.

Outdoor weddings

Alternatively, the Coach House allows outdoor ceremonies. Couples can say their vows under the original stone archway. We love an outdoor ceremony when the weather is permitting. Wedding photos of outdoor ceremonies at The Ashes are simply stunning. Light is in abundance and there is so much space for your photographer. If it’s a nice day an outdoor wedding is the way to go. Barn weddings are a perfect blank canvas to style with unique touches. Their natural charm compliments rustic styling. If you aren’t sure on how best to style your venue with flowers and finishing touches then take a look at our recommended suppliers. From DJ’s to luxury florists, we have worked with the best in the business. Any of these suppliers would be a great addition to your Ashes Barn wedding.

Critical acclaim

In recent years The Ashes Barn has won critical acclaim. The venue has scooped the top spot on a number of occasions from the Wedding Industry Awards both in national and local categories. With such a buzz about this venue it’s no wonder the photography here is top-notch too. We are pleased to be a featured supplier on The Ashes Barn wedding directory. It’s always a pleasure to provide Ashes Barn wedding photography for engaged couples. The rustic charm of the barn and it’s stunning countryside vistas make for a truly spectacular backdrop. If you are getting married at The Ashes or elsewhere and would like Shane to photograph your wedding please make an enquiry. Pricing brochures are available upon request and we would love to hear from you. We also offer a fun photo booth too. For more venues from the group visit Pendrell Hall and Mill Barns.