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Knowsley Hall Wedding Photography

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Knowsley Hall | Donna & Matt

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Knowsley Hall  | Donna & Matt

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Knowsley Hall   
Wedding Photography

I am delighted to share this Knowsley Hall wedding with you. It was my first time photographing at this stunning wedding venue in the heart of Merseyside. Knowsley Hall first opened its doors in 1495 and the estate is 2,500 acres with stunning garden and lakes. As soon as you arrive in the awe inspiring entrance gate you know you are in for a lavish treat. The earliest parts of the hall dates back to around 1500. Over the years the Hall boasts incredible Baroque, Jacobean & Victorian interiors that your wedding guests will be able to enjoy. Although the Hall opened in 1495 the gardens that you see today was created in the 19th century and the stone wall was built. Until 1997 Merseyside Police rented half of the Hall and since then the present Earl and Countess have made it their home and are well into restoring the Hall into its former glory and since 1999 Knowsley Hall has been available for weddings and other events. You can get in touch with their wedding team by calling 01514894827 or via email here.

14 Bridesmaids all in white at Knowsley Hall 

Donna & Matt’s wedding was the largest bridal party I have had the pleasure of photographing. The fact they were drinking sambuca and plenty of prosecco made it even better. I started in the music room with the beautiful bride and her bridesmaids in the morning and then met Matt as he arrived with his groomsmen. Matt used to live on the Knowsley Hall estate so when he took his best men on a little drive around the 2500 acres before greeting guests as they arrived. Once Donna got into her first of three dresses then it was time to walk down the stairs to the Stucco Ballroom where I Do Venue Dressers & Joseph Massey Florists had elegantly decorated this incredible ceremony room.

Couples portraits at Knowsley Hall

What an incredible back drop Knowsley Hall is for wedding photos. We headed out to the front of the Hall for around ten minutes during the drinks reception. Knowsley Hall provides such an impressive backdrop and with such a brilliant couple as Donna & Matt it made my job as a Knowsley Hall Wedding Photographer incredibly easy.

A Magician, Brazilian dancers, 3 dresses & a fantastic wedding

During the drinks reception in the Walnut Drawing Room the guests were treated to Greg Holroyd performing magic and mind reading which the guests all seemed to enjoy. It was soon time for guests to head to the State Dining Room for the wedding breakfast, speeches and a surprise visit by some singing waiters which certainly got the guests ready for the evening party! The beautiful bride went to get changed into her red dress before the first dance in the Stucco Ballroom, guests were then treated to two Brazilian dancers and DJ & Sax from RMS entertainment which kept the dance floor packed! All in all a fantastic finish to the year, this was my penultimate wedding of 2019 and I am so thankful to Donna & Matt for having me as their Knowsley Hall Wedding Photographer.

A photo of Knowsley Hall from the driveGroom and his two best men arriving at Knowsley HallGroomsmen outside the door of Knowsley HallTwo flower girls sittingpage boy having his shoes tiedBride seeing her bridesmaids for the first time

bride walking down the stairs at Knowsley HallBridesmaid walking down the aisleBridesmaid and groomsmen walking down the aisleBride and her dad walking down the aisle at Knowsley HallPage boy blowing out candles at Knowsley HallBridesmaid doing a reading at Knowsley HallBride and groom smilingGroom getting the rings from page boyfirst kiss at Knowsley HallCouples portraits at Knowsley HallCouples portraits walking at Knowsley Hall

Guests laughing at Knowsley HallGroom talking to a guest at Knowsley HallGrooms speech at Knowsley hallGrooms speech at Knowsley HallBest man speechBest man speech at Knowsley hallGroom looking worried during speechesBest man toast at Knowsley Hall

Guests singingSinging waiters at Knowsley HallFirst dance at Knowsley Hallfirst dance at Knowsley Hall - groom carrying brideBride dancingBrazilian dancers at Knowsley Hall

Brazilian dancer and bride at Knowsley HallGroomsmen dancingMother of groom dancing with grandsonBride in the air during dancing

Thanks to the following suppliers who helped make the day what it was:

Dress: Pronovias, Miss Guided, Diane Harbridge Bridal

Make Up: Keli Chapman

Flowers: Joseph Massie

DJ & Sax: RMS Entertainment

Cheese Wedding Cake: Church Mouse Cheeses 

Stationary: Paper Doll

Ceremony: Knowsley Hall

Singing Waiters: Singing Staff

String Quartet: Northern String Quartet

Videography: Marry Me Films

Brazilian Dancers: Simone from Samba Brasil

Magician: Greg Holroyd

Useful Information about Knowsley Hall

Can you have exclusive use of the Knowsley Hall?

Yes, the Hall guarantee exclusive use for the Hall and immediate grounds for every wedding.

What is the cost of hire?

You an get in touch with Knowsley Hall here to discuss everything further.

How many people can you seat?

The Stucco Ballroom has a capacity of 132 guests.

If you are looking to get married in Knowsley Hall, you will need to check availability of a registrar to conduct your ceremony. The registry office for Knowsley Hall is Knowsley Registry Office in Prescot, Merseyside. They can be contacted on 0151 443 2900 or email at [email protected]

Do you have accommodation for guests to stay?

Yes, Knowsley Hall has 16 en-suite bedrooms and individually designed by the Countess of Derby. Knowsley hall has been awarded 5* Gold standard by Visit Britain and is the only stately home to carry this award.

Is their parking parking?

Their is plenty of parking at the Hall. Ensure you let your guests know to park in the overflow car park rather than outside of the Hall or it impacts on your wedding photos.

Can we supply our own Music?

Yes, no problem

Are you allowed Confetti?

Confetti is permitted, so long as it is biodegradable.

Do you need a registrar?

Yes, you can check availability of a registrar to conduct your ceremony by contacting Knowsley Registry Office in Prescot.  They can be contacted on 0151 443 2900 or email at [email protected]

What are the food options?

The food options for your wedding can be viewed here

How do you book Knowsley Hall ?

Get in touch with their wedding team here or call 0151 489 4827

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 at Knowsley Hall or anywhere else then please get in touch.

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