The Tower is perfect for summer weddings. During this season couples can make the most of the outdoor space and rolling countryside. From the fairytale turret there are views as far as to North Wales. On a clear day you can see for miles. This impressive location is a photographers playground with so many beautiful green spaces to choose from. The scenery makes for beautiful wedding photos. With plenty of indoor space too couples getting married in the winter months will still get wonderful wedding photography at Houghton Tower. This is why we have chosen Hoghton Tower as one of our top wedding venues in Lancashire!
There are lots of locations at this top Hoghton wedding venue for amazing photos! The long drive way leading to the tower is a popular spot for couples portraits. It’s only a short walk from the drinks reception and is easily accessible in poor weather conditions. Making this a perfect photo spot for brides who are worried about getting their dress mucky. There are of course more adventurous locations throughout the grounds for photos too. When it comes to amazing wedding photos we let the couple lead the way. We will advise on different photo opportunities but let the newlyweds decide what they would like to do. The wedding day is first and foremost a day for the couple to enjoy!
Wedding photography at Hoghton Tower is best kept simple and natural. Our style of wedding photography is centred around capturing natural and candid moments. You can find lots of examples of our work on our feautred weddings page. The main objective of photography is to tell the story of the day. Our couples always love the candid photos of their family and friends the most. It’s so important for us to be able to document these special moments. These pictures always look great in our couples wedding albums.
As Hoghton Tower is such a large wedding venue there are lots of available options for the wedding day. Couples can get married at the venue or at a church. The reception can be held all in the Tower or partially in a tipi or marquee! We love the evening tipi set up one of our couples chose for their evening party. Tipi’s are great for capturing fun party photos. It gives the wedding a real festival vibe! With the lighting set up at night the party photos are always amazing!
With a venue of this stature and size it has never been more important to pre-plan aspects of the photography. We will always visit the venue before the wedding to scope out the best locations if we aren’t already familiar with them. When it comes to the Tower we know the best places to capture stunning wedding photos. Different parts of Hoghton Tower will look different depending on the time of day. From beautiful golden hour portraits of the couple to dramatic night time images. Your photographer should know where the best places to take pictures. This experience comes in really handy when a wedding runs late or there is bad weather throughout the day.
Advice from Shane: Choosing your photographer
From the fantastic manicured gardens to the impressive stone archways, there are so many places to create wonderful Hoghton Tower wedding photography. However, don’t expect the obvious. It’s key to trust your photographers vision and ensure your ideas and theirs marry up. Photographing through objects or using framing may seem a little strange, but the effect will look amazing. Shane often uses shooting through fairy lights to create a lovely warm glow in newlywed portraits. Couples who are enthusiastic about their wedding photographer’s style and skill get the most out of their photos.