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Is Whitley Hall your perfect wedding venue? 

You asked the question and the answer was 'yes!'. After looking at different venues, you decide to view Whitley Hall

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Are you looking for a wedding venue in the north of England? Are you looking for somewhere in the country that is easy to access? A venue that can cater for a unique wedding like yours? One that you can personalise and create your own theme? Maybe you should consider tying the knot at Whitley Hall Hotel in Grenoside, Sheffield? Within easy reach of the M1 motorway and in a secluded, lush countryside area with rolling hills, sits the beautiful Whitely Hall Hotel'

 Whitley Hall Hotel is a luxury hotel venue accustomed to hosting weddings in a sought-after destination for couples to get married in an extravagant, unique, 20-acre setting. Whitley Hall is a 16th-century mansion that is covered in ivy and still features many original pieces. Surrounded by rolling hills and pasture land; woodland; and stunning gardens with a pond. I think this is a fantastic wedding venue for couples relishing a cosy and loving venue. Also, couples can choose to have their ceremony outdoors. under one of two specially built pagodas. An array of beautiful locations for fantastic wedding photography opportunities, both inside and out, makes Whitley Hall Hotel a fantastic venue to get married. I have photographed a number of weddings here. The positives, in my opinion, are as follows:

  • Whitley Hall has two distinct sides for couples to choose from.
  • The Whitley Suite has an elevated, larger, purpose-built outdoor ceremony and feels a little more modern.
  • The Parker Suite is within the older side of the Hall and exudes character.
  • Both sides benefit from time in the middle garden, which is ideal for your portriat photography session
  • Food is delicious!
  • The staff is experienced and very friendly.

Whitley Hall has been in situ for over 600 years. Records show the existence of a property in 1406 on the site, or very near to it, known as Launder House. This property was inherited by Thomas Parker in 1530. who began the renovation of the house into Whitley Hall as we know it today.   Whitley Hall has a varied past with different owners, including a boys' boarding school, until it was developed into a restaurant in 1969 to a hotel in 1970. Whitley Hall was the first venue in South Yorkshire to hold civil marriage ceremonies. The venue now is split into two distinct areas that allow two weddings to take place each day. One side is known as the Parker Suite after the Parker family, who transformed the property into the original Whitely Hall. Can you spot the carving in the stone lintel that reads, 'Willm Parker: made this work 1584'? 

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Are you looking for a wedding photographer to bring you creative and emotional memories of your wedding day? My name is River Xavier and I am a contemporary wedding photographer; offering a natural, relaxed and creative experience that captures your wedding day through a blend of fine art and documentary photography. As your wedding photographer, I will join your guests to capture a range of beautiful, emotive photos as your day unfolds. 

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Making sure all of your wedding memories are captured. Your wedding photos will show the love, happiness and emotion between the two of you and your guests. Memorable moments of one of the biggest days of your lives will be yours forever. 

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Guaranteeing you those special wedding moments as you embrace and declare your love for each other, forever. Your wedding photography will be sure to evoke your emotions for years to come. Just like the marriage of these two lovebirds, who found and cemented their love throughout Lockdown,. Two wonderful people never expected to find such love and adoration for each other. It was a pleasure to be part of their wedding day and provide such amazing wedding memories. We met beforehand for a pre-wedding photo shoot. This gave us time to get to know each other a little and more importantly, it gave me the opportunity to see how Scot and Kelly would be in front of the camera, especially as Scot stated he was nervous about having his photo taken. They were both natural, and their pictures highlighted the love and adoration they both have for each other. The pre-wedding photoshoot certainly made the wedding day more relaxed for them and allowed them both to shine in their photos.

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For a range of wedding packages, including wedding albums and films, why not take a look at my work? You can also choose a combination of wedding photography with a highlights film, the Hybrid Collection.