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Gibbon Bridge Wedding Photography

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Gibbon Bridge

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Gibbon Bridge

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Gibbon Bridge Hotel 
Wedding Photography

Gibbon Bridge Hotel is a romantic, rural wedding venue with spectacular views across the valleys. Gibbon Bridge has a wonderful mix of magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces for your big day, as well as 23 acres of mesmerizing grounds. Additionally, there is a tantalizing mix of splendid rooms and split-level suites for everyone who wants to stay the night.Located in the heart of the Ribble Valley,
Have a look at Gibbon Bridges Wedding packages and get in touch with their excellent wedding team to arrange a viewing or to discuss your wishes in detail on  You can also view their wedding brochure here

Emily & Matt’s Wedding at Gibbon Bridge

Emily and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting ready at Gibbon Bridge, with the talented Laura Mayers, The Bridal Make Up Team. We then headed off to where Emily & Matt tied the knot, St Lawrence’s Church in Longridge. Once they were hitched and on the way back to Gibbon Bridge to spend the rest of the day with their friends and family, we stopped in the heart of the Ribble Valley for some beautiful photos , with stunning views and some moody clouds it was the perfect setting for some natural and relaxed wedding photos.

Once back at the hotel it was time for the reception drinks and a few group photos. Before long it was time for the speeches which went down a treat! In the evening the bride and groom had organised The kickstarters wedding band to entertain the guests and they certainly did. I absolutely loved being part of this wedding, Emily & Matt were such great people to photograph and all the guests were brilliant. When you have a room full of Irish people it is always going to be a fun party!!

What the Bride & Groom said about Andy Griffiths Photography as a Gibbon Bridge Wedding Photographer

“Andy is the ideal wedding photographer. In the run up to the big day he helped us at every opportunity. On the day itself his relaxed, easy going manner put us immediately at ease which helped set the mood for the whole day. He was unobtrusive and at times you wouldn’t have known he was there…but judging from the incredible moments he captured in his awesome photos, he didn’t miss a thing! We had big smiles plastered on our faces on the day itself and we can’t stop smiling as we relieve it through his photos. Thank you doesn’t seem to do justice for all his hard work. We would recommend you in a heartbeat Andy, and will make sure we do! Emily and Matthew (Hylands)”

Bride and bridesmaids reading a bookBride reading the bookBridesmaid crying after receiving a gift from brideBride looking in the mirrorGuests hugging at the churchGuests laughing before the churchGroom hugging a guestMother of the bride and the vicar walking up to churchBrides shoes as she gets out of the carBride walking to church with her bridesmaids carrying her dressBride walking down the aisleBride smiling at the groomBride and groom listening to a reading by a bridesmaidBride and groom laughing at the best manReading in the churchPhoto from the back of the churchBride signing the registerBride and groom walking down the aisle togetherBride hugging a guestBride talking to her granConfetti shotPhoto of the camper vanBride and groom walking in the Ribble ValleyPortrait of the couple in the Ribble ValleyBride and groom walkingBride and groom walking on the roadBride and groom walking looking out to the Ribble ValleyBride and groom laughingBride and groom walkingPhoto at Gibbon Bridge of guests during drinks receptionTwo guests sitting on a benchFather of the bride speechBride and groom laughingFather of the groom speechGroom speechGroom speech and guests laughing on top tableBest man speechGroom with his head in his handsBride and groom laughing during best man speechGuest laughingGuest with arm in the air shoutingFirst dance at Gibbon Bridge HotelFirst dance photo of bride and groomDancing photo with bride smilingBride and groom with guests dancingWomen with arms in air dancingGuests dancingGuests singing and dancingGuests dancingGuests dancingMan with tie around his head dancingGuests dancing togetherBride and groom dancing

Thanks to the following suppliers:

Dress: Cheshire Brides of Frodsham

Shoes: Charlotte Mills

Suits: Menswear @ Amelia’s

Hair & Make Up: Laura Mayers, The Bridal Make Up Team

Flowers: The Flower Farm

Band: The kickstarters

Transport: VDub Dreams

Videography: Alex Eyre Films

Catering: The Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Gibbon Bridge Weddings Useful Information:

What is the History of Gibbon Bridge?

Gibbon Bridge was established in 1982 when the owners decided to diversify from farming. Starting with six bedrooms and a bar. The business continued to grow, and with it the hotel.

Now an award winning country hotel with 30 bedrooms and 23 acres of award winning gardens. The owner Julie still lives on site, offering a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere with fabulous scenery and locally sourced food. You can find out more about the history of Gibbon Bridge and it’s owner Janet Simpson here 

How many guests can they seat at Gibbon Bridge?

For a Gibbon Bridge Wedding, one hundred and thirty guests can be seated overlooking the gardens or 190 guests with the addition of a marquee.

How can you get in touch with Gibbon Bridge?

You can get in touch with Gibbon Bridge wedding team via email at [email protected]

You can phone on +44 (0)1995 61456


The Gibbon Bridge Hotel,
Chipping nr Preston,
Forest of Bowland,



How can I view Gibbon Bridge’s wedding brochure?

You can see Gibbon Bridge’s wedding brochures here

What Regsitry Office do we need to contact about our wedding?

When you get married at Gibbon Bridge you can get in touch with Registry Office – Clitheroe Registration Office, 0300 1236705 or [email protected]

Can you get married outside at Gibbon Bridge?

Outside civil partnership weddings, between April and September, take place in the fairytale Bandstand situated in the stunning award-winning gardens. The alternative, summer or winter, is the Victorian style Orangery; extravagant and elegant in its design with cast iron pillars, limestone floor, antique rugs, glass roof and doors

Is the use of confetti or rose petals permitted?

Bio-degradable confetti (only!) and rose petals are permitted at Gibbon Bridge.

Can I stay at Gibbon Bridge?

Yes you can, Gibbon Bridge has 30 bedrooms. The rooms range from standard doubles & twins to suites and VIP suites with the ultimate in luxury being the Staple Oak Suite.

Can I see the restaurant menu?

Here is the A La Carte Menu 

Here is the restaurant lunch menu 

Here is the Al Fresco Menu 

Here is the Wine Menu 

What is the  restaurant like at Gibbon Bridge?

If you are looking for a destination restaurant near Preston or Clitheroe, then look no further than Gibbon Bridge. Situated in the beautiful Forest of Bowland Gibbon Bridge offers fine dining at its best, with produce sourced from its own kitchen gardens and local suppliers, as well as having its own onsite bakery providing freshly baked bread, biscuits, cakes, desserts and preserves.The Conservatory & Restaurant offer magnificent views over the garden & fell, and the bifolding doors allow the outside in. The large comfortable bar area and garden terrace are ideal for enjoying a pre-dinner drink or coffee and private dining is also available in the Conservatory, Orangery or Cavalier Lounge.

What are the Opening Times of the restaurant at Gibbon Bridge?

The restaurant is also open to Non Residents for Dining

Monday – Saturday


12.00pm – 1.30 pm.


6.30pm – 8.00 pm



12.00pm – 1.30 pm.


6.00pm – 7.30 pm.

Afternoon Tea

On Wednesday’s full afternoon tea consists of sandwiches, scones, jam & cream, cakes & tea or coffee and is only served on a Wednesday.

Relaxed, Natural & Unobtrusive Wedding Photography

My style of photography is relaxed, natural and unobtrusive, capturing the day as it happens. What that means is almost completely unposed wedding photography throughout the whole day. I want you to spend time with your friends and family and ignore me. I am a really laid back and relaxed wedding photographer that will capture your wonderful day as it happens, with minimal fuss and no waiting around. If your getting married in Gibbon Bridge then please get in touch.

Contact Andy

Send me a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

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    Bride and groom smiling

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