To continue from my last blog post, for newly engaged couples, I wanted to share my favourite Northamptonshire Wedding Venues with you all.
I’ve lived in Northamptonshire all my life so know the area incredibly well, some venues I will be listing below have been around since I can remember. Others are new (within the last two years), but definitely as good as any which has been trading longer.
Choosing your Wedding venue is the next step in your wedding planning process, as once you’ve found your venue and booked the date everything else follows. This does come with a few questions, in order to narrow down which venue you would like. I think these include,
– How many guests will we be having?
– What time of year would we like to get married?
– Do we want everything held in the same place (ceremony and reception)?
– Would we decorate the venue ourselves (or hire a styling company) to make it our own or keep it as it is?
Once you have these figured out it will help narrow down the search to a select few venues. Hopefully with a style you are both happy with. By style I mean, Hotel, Barn, Stately Home, Castle, Outdoor or any other I’ve not thought of!
I’ve tried to think of a few different style venues to give you an idea of what is available. At the moment Wedding fairs are unfortunately not going ahead, however virtual ones might be. So you still get to have a glimpse of your dream venue before you book it!
These are in no particular order. Some of which I have photographed at previously and other I will be or wish to in the future! And one was mine and my husband’s wedding venue. Can you guess which one? Let me know in the comments!
Brampton Grange Wedding Venue, Northampton
Firstly I will begin with Brampton Grange. This is a barn style wedding venue with country house. It is so spacious, with plenty of outdoor areas as well. They have a traditional courtyard, romantic walled garden, tennis courts and even an outdoor swimming pool!
I organised and photographed a styled shoot here a couple of years ago. The above image comes from that and more can be seen here: Brampton Grange Wedding Venue
Long Furlong Farm, Daventry
Secondly we have Long Furlong Farm, or for short LFF. This is fast becoming my favourite venue. Celebrating our business birthdays 2 years ago, where we had a festival for family and friends. I have always enjoyed coming back to this venue. I’ve now shot 3 styled shoots here and an Elopement at the end of 2020 which was magical. The amazing thing with this venue is it’s versatility and how each time I am there it looks different to suit the theme or bride and groom for that day. The owners are also pretty amazing, Ali and Carmel, they have so much passion and put everything into making their dream venue become the dream venue for couples, as it was for their wedding day.
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa, Kettering
Next on my list is the 4 star Kettering Park Hotel & Spa. This venue has all you need in one place for your special day. With rooms for your ceremony and reception later on and rooms for your whole wedding party to stay in. For some this is a huge part of their venue, to have everything in the same place, without the need to travel further. They also have a beautifully landscaped garden with an Alfresco Garden Room which is a must see! I have recently been added to their list of preferred suppliers which is a wonderful feeling! I cannot wait to be at more wedding fairs here when they are able and also photograph some weddings here in 2021 and 2022!
Highgate House Hotel, Northampton
We have Highgate House as the next venue I’d like to mention. I was going to stop at my top 3, however I couldn’t not feature some of my other favourite venues I’ve visited. This venue was almost where we had our wedding. The main reason it wasn’t, was capacity, we wouldn’t have been able to fit all our guests in the great hall for the wedding breakfast so we decided not to book. However we have visited on numerous other occasions, including a couple of their outdoor cinema screenings!
The grounds are beautiful and the great hall is stunning! It’s a 17th century building, with almost 100 bedrooms within the hotel. I also love the fact it is located on Grooms Lane!
Rockingham Castle, Rockingham
If you’re looking for a historic building where you can have your ceremony and wedding reception this is your venue. There is a church just out of this shot on the right if you are looking for a church ceremony. The castle itself is in fantastic condition, considering it is almost 1000 years old! This is definitely my favourite venue and I would love to photograph a wedding here! The grounds are just as beautiful, with a rose garden filled with different coloured roses which smell divine. This venue is exclusive to you on your wedding day as well, as are most of the venues in my list. It means you have the venue to yourselves, which gives your special day a more intimate feel.
Barton Hall, Barton Seagrave
Finally we have Barton Hall Hotel, which like all the above venues, is located in the picturesque county of Northamptonshire. This idyllic award wedding venue has a beautiful Grade 1 listed Orangery next to the hotel itself. It’s such a bright, light room, perfect for your ceremony. I cannot wait to photograph a wedding here later this year!
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through my venue choices above.
Which is your favourite of the venues above?
If you need any help your wedding planning and need some advice, please get in touch. I’d love to help where I can!