Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography

Contemporary and creative wedding photography at Great John Street

We love the Great John Street Hotel and it’s fantastic opportunities for contemporary and creative wedding photography. Located in Manchester city centre, this is the perfect place for a chic metropolitan wedding. This special Manchester venue is listed on our Top 10 Winter Wedding Venues alongside other offerings from Eclectic Hotels.

City wedding photos

Couples getting married at The Great John Street Hotel are perfectly located to get some great urban wedding photography. The juxtaposition between the metropolitan setting and wedding clothes make for some interesting images you cant get anywhere else. It’s always great to see members of the public’s reactions to a bride in her dress. Weddings bring a smile to everyones face.

Manchester City Centre is such a cool place to take wedding photos. There are loads of quirky murals and signs around to make your images really unique. Creating urban wedding images is so much fun, street photography is usually a pastime for photographers and they relish the opportunity to incorporate it into their wedding work. The Northern Quarter is famed for its cool and artistic community and is a great place to try out some more creative wedding portraits.

The importance of planning for great photos

With a venue like Great John Street Hotel you have the whole city centre as your backdrop. This makes planning really important. Shane includes a venue visit as standard in his wedding photography package.Visiting the location before hand to plan where to get great photos is key to getting the best Great John Street wedding photography.

The best photographers will have mapped out where the optimal locations to take pictures are and at what time of day each place is best to go to. There will always be a plan B in case of rain, photographers usually rely on apps to give them really specific percentage chances of rain, you wont get caught out. It pays to choose a really experienced photographer for your Great John Street wedding, it is not a time to cut corners. We have put together some pointers on choosing a photographer to help advise couples.


Great John Street Hotel wedding picture

Street art

Cool and quirky street art make for great wedding photos. If you want something a bit different that you will remember for ever we can’t recommend Great John Street Hotel wedding photography enough. The interiors of the hotel have been lovingly curated to express the Eclectic brands unique taste and individuality. This makes for some pretty creative and interesting wedding photography.

Luxury venue

Great John Street Hotel started life as a Victorian schoolhouse. Since, it has become a luxury townhouse venue in central Manchester. The aptly named Headmaster’s office is brimming with charm and available for private hire for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The staff at Great John Street have a wealth of experience running weddings and events. Their dedication and attention to detail are why this venue is so popular.


Rooftop party

One of the best features of this venue is the rooftop. You don’t get more luxury and cosmopolitain than drinks out on the roof! See for miles over the Manchester skyline as you sip on champers. In the summer months they host fantastic BBQ’s here too, great for weddings, corporate events and parties alike.

Great John Street Hotel wedding photography benefits from this outdoor space where beautiful images can be captured with natural light. Access to natural light is so important to get the optimal photos of your day. Don’t panic however if you get rain on your day and can’t be outside. A seasoned photographer will have a wealth of experience and be able to work in low light also.

Getting married?

Looking for a Great John Street Hotel wedding photographer? Or photography for a venue in Manchester or Cheshire, contact us for prices and availability. 

Like quirk? Take a look at our Photo Booth. Choose from a variety of luxury backdrops and enjoy all kinds of props from fun to bizarre!