The Airedale Barn at East Riddlesden is such a romantic space for a wedding. The beamed ceiling is festooned in fairy lights and the barn manages to keep a cosy, intimate feel whilst being able to seat up to 160 guests! Ceremonies take place at the left section of the barn as you walk in the main entrance. The aisle can run from right to left, with the bride and groom either standing on the stage on the far left in front of the fairy light wall, or from back to front so that you’re standing in front of the big glass doors. The second option is my preference, for the good light!
Your drinks reception can take place outside the barn by the lake, or in the gardens at the back on of the hall itself. Then it’s back into the barn for your wedding breakfast, this time to the right hand side! Meanwhile the ceremony space has been emptied to make way for the party later in the evening. Everything is run so seamlessly here!
In terms of photos you’re spoilt for choice at East Riddlesden Hall! If your drinks reception is by the lake it can be nice to stay here for most of your photos in the afternoon, and then to head around to the gardens in the evening. Below are examples of weddings I’ve shot at East Riddlesden in the last few years.