Great John Street Wedding Photography

We love the Great John Street Hotel and its fantastic opportunities for contemporary and creative wedding photography. Located in Manchester city centre this venue 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. It’s often considered harder to photograph weddings in the city as there aren’t gardens to utilise for photos. But we absolutely love photographing weddings ar Great John Street! There are so many amazing photographs which can be taken in the city.

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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 can’t get anywhere else. It’s always great to see members of the public’s reactions to a bride in her dress too. Weddings bring a smile to everyone’s 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. The Northern Quarter is famed for its cool and artistic community and is a great place to try out some more creative wedding portraits. There are also more classic buildings which can create an elegant backdrop to wedding photos. Whether couples are quirky or classic the city centre has something amazing to offer in terms of photography. 

Check out our featured weddings for more of our bright and contemporary photography.

Planning Great Photos

With a venue like Great John Street Hotel you have the whole city centre as your backdrop. This makes planning really important. We are experienced at photographing weddings at Great John Street. Knowing the location well is important particularly for city weddings. Without gardens to utilise for photos more planning needs to be done by your photographer to achieve the best results. We have lots of experience photographing Great John Street weddings and throughout Manchester city centre.  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 won’t 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.

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.  One of the best features of this venue is the rooftop. You don’t get more luxury and cosmopolitan 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!