So, you’re getting married and you’re looking for a wedding venue in Sheffield.
How I can help you find a wedding venue in Sheffield
First things first, I am not a wedding blogger.
I’m not a wedding venue expert either.
I’m actually a wedding photographer.
I live in Sheffield, so although I happily travel all over to weddings, I would say the majority of the weddings I cover are reasonably local to Sheffield.
So, although I am no expert I do happen to have a lot of photos of lovely wedding venues which I would love to share with you.
Why am I bothering to help you find a wedding venue?
You’re probably a pretty savvy wedding venue shopper so I won’t pretend I don’t have an ulterior motive behind writing this little guide.
Yes, I am a wedding photographer. I am writing this guide in the hope that it reaches people early on in the wedding planning stages. The idea is once you have found and booked your ideal venue, you’ll remember that lovely photographer who helped you out ;-).
Also, writing is one of my passions along with photography, so this gives me a chance to indulge a little.
I am telling you this to make it clear that non of these venues are here because they are sponsored. I am writing this of my own free will and the opinions are genuine.
Anyway, we’re getting a little too serious now, let’s get on with the show.
So, what’s the plan?
I won’t do a full review of each venue because I only really get to experience them on the day, there are a lot more factors involved.
Since I am never so nosy as to ask how much people paid for their venue I cannot comment on value for money, that is something you will have to decided for yourselves once you have your quote from the venue.
Instead I have decided to show you a few photos of each venue highlighting why I liked them from my perspective as the photographer, I will share a few points about what I liked and give you a link to the venue’s website so you can find out more about it.
It’s probably worth noting that these are the best wedding venues that I personally have photographed in, there are probably others out there too.
This is an ongoing project and as I visit more venues that I like I will get them added on here, so do keep checking back.
Wedding Reception Venues in and around Sheffield
Rossington Hall, Doncaster
Highlights: A spectacular building with very attractive grounds. Attentive staff and bags of character.
Photographer’s tip: Inside Rossington Hall is indeed beautiful, it is also rather dark. Be prepared with your own lighting, fast lenses and cameras which are happy in low light.
Rutland Hotel, Broomhill
Highlights: Friendly and helpful staff, great character and a charming little garden.
Photographers’ tip: The dining room can get a little cramped, weaving around the room can be challenging so stake out a decent spot for the speeches.
The Old Rectory, Handsworth
Highlights: Very charming spot, plenty of grounds and loads of character in the buildings. Cosy feeling despite the size.
Photographers’ tip: The sun sets behind the building so head into the garden during golden hour.
The Grange Golf Club, Rotherham
Highlights: Huge marquee, expansive grounds (obviously).
Photographers’ tip: On a clear day the sun sets over the golf course, stunning!
Garrison Hotel, Hillsborough
Highlights: Unique bare-brick interiors, plenty of space and very accessible.
Photographers’ tip: This is a former army barracks so all the hotel corridors are outside. They make for a handy vantage point over the courtyard for large group photos.
Norton House Country Club
Highlights: Hard to describe but I got a very cosy, homely feeling here. Staff very friendly and accommodating.
Photographers’ tip: There is a nice green patch behind the venue, plus Graves Park is just over the road if you struggle to find somewhere to get nice photos. Also, watch out for the mirrors on the pillars!
Kenwood Hall (Best Western Plus)
Highlights: Huge grounds, posh dining and a lovely spa for the night before.
Photographers’ tip: The sun will disappear behind the trees fairly early on so get those sunset portraits in before golden hour.
Burton Street Foundation
Highlights: Off the beaten track this one. Tonnes of ‘indie’ character, plus you’ll be able to tell your friends you had your wedding reception where they filmed the Job Centre scene in the Full Monty movie.
Photographers’ tip: Plan for your evening shots to have an urban feeling, there are no gardens here.
Whitley Hall Hotel
Highlights: Gorgeous grounds and a great country pub feeling.
Photographers’ tip: The sun rises over the little pond so try to get out for some early morning portraits if you can.
Churches & Ceremony Venues in and around Sheffield
Sheffield Town Hall
Highlights: The default wedding ceremony venue in Sheffield. Despite the fact that they turn around a seemingly endless flow of weddings every Saturday I have never known anyone feel rushed or treated like it was anything other than the most important day of their lives.
Photographers’ tip: Get your photos on the entrance lobby steps taken before your ceremony because you will be leaving via the rear and another party will probably be occupying the entrance by the time you are out.
St Mary’s Parish Church, Ecclesfield
Highlights: This church is huge! Very bright, airy and full of character.
Photographers’ tip: On a sunny afternoon the sun will beam in through the stain glass windows at the rear of the church. Beautiful!
St John’s Church, Ranmoor
Highlights: Huge church, very spectacular. Lovely blossom tree in the grounds too.
Photographers’ tip: Although the Vicar is fine with photos his request was that I stay back behind all the guests, so expect a lot of photos of people’s backs.
That’s it so far. I will carry on adding venues to this so please do keep checking back from time to time.
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