harlaxton manor weddings

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Fancy getting drunk on drama? Try the heady cocktail of Elizabethan, Jacobean and Baroque architecture at Harlaxton Manor.

View of Harlaxton Manor from top of drive

Mind your eyes. Because Harlaxton Manor is the sparkliest jewel in Lincolnshire’s wedding venue crown. And I’ve saved a suitably showy superlative for it: Splendiferous!

Turning onto the hill-top drive, wide-eyes scanning the mile-long drive descending in front of you, crossing the bridge over the lake and briefly stopping for the gatehouse security, before finally setting sight on the house standing tall amongst the trees; a grand vision of opulence at the end of the avenue. Could it be any more fairytale?

And that’s just the arrival. A wedding here never gets old.

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My experience at Harlaxton Manor

I got my first taste of wedding photography at Harlaxton Manor ten years ago with Natalie and Ross. And ever since, I get giddy at the mere thought of weddings there. It’s right up my wedding aisle with its amazing architecture and gorgeous gardens - ahhh, splendour AND tranquility. More MORE M O R E please.

Bride & her brother walking down the aisle at Harlaxton Manor
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Six reasons you’ll love Harlaxton Manor for your wedding photography

  • 1 The carved stone entrance, ornate oak panelling, magnificent crystal chandelier, Italian marble flooring, historic stained glass window and feature fireplace make The Great Hall an unusually grand setting for a civil wedding ceremony. Which means amazing photo backdrops in every direction.
  • 2 There’s a multitude of options for group photos, from steps galore outside to the vantage point of the Minstrel Gallery for a big group photo on a rainy day.
  • 3 If you prefer a verdant look for pictures of the two of you, the gardens are both peaceful and intriguing. Think French-style terraces, an Italian Garden, a Dutch ornamental canal and quintessential English walks.
  • 4 The Conservatory brings the outdoors in, so on a wet wedding day your drinks reception photos will still have the relaxed look of nature as the background.
  • 5 The windows in the Long Gallery provide lots of lovely light for photos of your speeches, making everyone and everything look radiant.
  • 6 The suitably swish bridal suite is full of inspiration to show off the location in your getting ready photos ... from cherubs to frame your reflection in the mirror to a magnificent wardrobe for a photo of your dress waiting for its big moment and serene views over the gardens while your hair stylist weaves magic.
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The gallery

Harlaxton Manor is a multi-storey sweet shop superstore for an eagle-eyed wedding photographer who notices everything.

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