York Wedding Photographer

Grays Court on a sunny day with York Minster in the background.

Capturing Timeless Moments in the Heart of York

Dale Turner – York Wedding Photographer

Hello there! I’m Dale Turner, an experienced York Wedding Photographer. You’re in the right place if you’re looking for a perfect blend of romance, history, and charm. York is not just a city; it’s a beautifully woven tapestry of ancient architecture, cobbled streets, and breathtaking natural beauty, making it a dream location for a wedding.

Imagine saying ‘I do’ in the shadow of our majestic York Minster or alongside the tranquil waters of the River Ouse, bathed in the golden glow of the sunset. There’s something magical about these ancient streets and buildings – it’s as if they have their own stories to tell, adding another layer of depth and history to your special day.

As your go-to award winning wedding photographer in the enchanting city of York, I’ve had the privilege of capturing many of these moments in this historic city. I’ve seen firsthand the joy and love York can bring to a couple’s most important day. I’m excited to share with you my passion for photography and my love for York. This city is truly an ideal wedding destination. So let’s create some beautiful memories together in the wonderful city of York!

Bride and groom leaning against a lamp post outside the Hospitium, in the Museum Gardens in York.

York Wedding Photography

Why Choose York for Your Wedding?

As a North Yorkshire wedding photographer, I’ve come to know this city like the back of my hand. And trust me when I say its charm is undeniable and irresistible.

From its rich history dating back to the ancient Romans and Vikings to its quaint medieval streets, York is a city that has seen it all and stood the test of time. As you walk down the Shambles, one of the best-preserved medieval streets in the world, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. The city’s history creates an incredible atmosphere impossible to replicate anywhere else.

But it’s not just about the history. York’s unique charm comes from the perfect blend of old and new. Alongside its historic buildings, you’ll find vibrant cafes, fantastic restaurants, and boutique shops that add a modern twist to this special city.

As for picturesque locations, they’re in abundance here. The iconic York Minster, the beautifully manicured Museum Gardens, the serene River Ouse, and not to forget, the stunning countryside surrounding the city. All these spots provide incredible backdrops for wedding photographs you’ll cherish forever.

As your York wedding photographer, I can’t wait to capture your magical moments in these remarkable settings. I am confident that the charm and beauty of York will make your wedding an event to remember.

Bride and groom in silhouette against a sunset.

“After a comprehensive search we chose Dale as the photographer for our wedding and he did not disappoint! From initial meeting to collection of our album Dale was professional, patient and extremely flexible in accommodating all of our requests. For the recording of such a one off event you really want the best and we found it! Dale’s photos captured our special day perfectly and for someone who hates having their photo taken, his calming manner ensured I was completely at ease. Thank you Dale!”

Catherine & Graham

The Best York Wedding Venues

A list of the 10 best York Wedding Venues

  1. The Principal York, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA – The Principal York, formerly known as The Royal York Hotel, is a grand Victorian building that provides a spectacular backdrop for weddings, located adjacent to the York train station. Its elegant interiors, beautifully landscaped gardens, sweeping views of the centre of York, and various function rooms accommodating varying party sizes offer a harmonious blend of historic charm and modern luxury for a truly unforgettable wedding experience.
  2. The York Pavilion, 45 Main St, Fulford, York, YO10 4PJ – The York Pavilion is a charming and historic hotel in Fulford, one of York’s quaint suburbs, offering a beautiful, intimate setting for weddings. With its country house charm, enchanting gardens, and various function rooms accommodating different-sized wedding parties, it’s an appealing choice for couples seeking a blend of history, elegance, and personal service for their special day.
  3. The Parsonage Hotel & Spa, Escrick, York, YO19 6LF – The Parsonage Hotel, nestled within acres of beautiful formal gardens and woodland in the village of Escrick, North Yorkshire, offers an elegant and tranquil setting for a wedding. Its versatile function rooms, spa facilities and luxurious accommodations present an ideal venue for intimate ceremonies and larger-scale wedding celebrations.
  4. York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH – The York Minster, one of the largest and most intricate Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, is truly an architectural masterpiece that brings together over a thousand years of history and artistry. Its awe-inspiring façade, stunning stained-glass windows, and serene ambience provide a majestic backdrop for an unforgettable wedding ceremony, adding a touch of grandeur and timelessness to your special day.
  5. The Grand, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD – The Grand, York, exudes luxury and elegance with its stunning Edwardian architecture and sophisticated decor. Perfectly located alongside the ancient city walls, it offers breath-taking views and world-class facilities, creating a splendid and unforgettable setting for a wedding ceremony.
  6. The KP Club, Pocklington, Kilnwick Percy, York, YO42 1UF – The Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club, set in 120 acres of beautiful Yorkshire Wolds countryside, offers a serene and picturesque setting for weddings. With its beautiful rolling green landscapes and a well-appointed function suite, it provides the perfect blend of natural beauty and elegant luxury for your special day.
  7. The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York, YO30 7DR – The Hospitium, nestled in the heart of York’s tranquil Museum Gardens, is a beautifully preserved 14th-century listed building that exudes history and charm. With its rustic wooden beams, warm stone walls, and stunning views of the gardens, it provides a uniquely intimate and romantic setting for a wedding ceremony and reception.
  8. Sandburn Hall, Scotchman Ln, Flaxton, York, YO60 7RB – Sandburn Hall, located in the picturesque countryside just outside York, is a beautifully designed oak-framed venue that blends modern elegance with rustic charm. Offering stunning views of the surrounding woodland and lakes, and boasting a spacious Grand Function Hall, it creates a serene and enchanting setting for a memorable wedding ceremony and reception.
  9. York Marriott Hotel, Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1QQ – The York Marriott Hotel, with its grand façade and sweeping views of the historic York Racecourse, is a picture-perfect setting for a sophisticated wedding ceremony. Combining luxurious accommodation, excellent service, and beautifully manicured gardens, it offers all the amenities you need for a stylish and memorable celebration.
  10. Grays Court, Chapter House St, York, YO1 7JH – Grays Court, a historic boutique hotel in the heart of York, is a wedding venue that perfectly blends history, elegance, and charm. With stunning views of York Minster, tranquil gardens, and beautifully preserved medieval architecture, it offers a uniquely intimate and serene setting for your special day.
Bride and groom in the grounds of The Parsonage, Escrick.

Why Choose Dale Turner as Your York Wedding Photographer?

I’ve spent over 15 years photographing weddings in and around this historical city, and each one holds a special place in my heart.
From intimate ceremonies in the countryside to grand celebrations in York’s iconic landmarks, I’ve been fortunate enough to capture a wide range of wedding styles and sizes. This experience has taught me the technicalities of wedding photography and the subtleties that transform a good photograph into a piece of art – capturing that sparkle in the couple’s eyes, that spontaneous laughter, or that soft, quiet moment of affection.

But beyond the moments and the emotions, being a York wedding photographer is about knowing this city inside and out. It’s about knowing exactly where to get that perfect shot with the Minster in the background or which hidden spots in the Museum Gardens have the best light in the afternoon.

My passion for photography is matched only by my love for York, and this unique combination makes every wedding I photograph a profoundly personal and rewarding experience. I cherish the trust couples place in me to capture their most precious moments. I strive to deliver photos that do justice to their love story and the enchanting backdrop of York.

So, whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, I would be thrilled to bring my experience and passion to your special day, capturing timeless memories you’ll treasure for years to come.

Bride and groom with wedding car outside of The Parsonage.

How to Find York, North Yorkshire

York, nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, is easily accessible from various parts of the UK. If you’re travelling by car, York lies just off the A1(M), midway between London and Edinburgh, and is clearly signposted. For those who prefer to travel by train, York is on the main East Coast Line from London King’s Cross, with a journey time of around two hours. Leeds Bradford International Airport is the nearest airport, which is about 50 minutes by car, while Manchester Airport is also conveniently connected by direct rail services. The city also boasts an excellent bus and coach service, with regular routes to and from many major cities. So, no matter where you’re coming from, getting to York is straightforward, making it a convenient and accessible wedding destination.

People Also Ask

How far in advance do we need to book our wedding photographer?

When planning your wedding, it’s usually a good idea to book your photographer as soon as you have your date and venue confirmed, which is typically around 12 to 18 months in advance. This ensures you have the best chance of securing your preferred photographer for your special day, especially during peak wedding season or on popular dates. Check wedding availability here.

How much is the deposit to book you as our Wedding Photographer?

To secure your wedding date with me, a deposit of £150 is required. This deposit not only confirms your booking but also guarantees that your chosen date is reserved exclusively for you, giving you peace of mind as you continue planning your special day.

Can we have a selection of candid and posed photographs on our wedding day?

Absolutely! My approach to wedding photography is a blend of both candid and posed shots, capturing the spontaneous moments of joy and laughter, as well as the beautifully staged scenes to ensure you have a diverse and comprehensive collection of memories from your special day. View my portfolio.

Can you amend your wedding packages to suit our needs?

Definitely! I understand that every couple is unique, and I’m more than happy to tailor my wedding photography packages to suit your specific needs and desires, ensuring that you receive the photography coverage that best fits your special day. Get in touch and we can design the perfect package for you.

How long after the wedding will we receive our photos?

Following your wedding, I understand the excitement and anticipation of seeing your photos. Therefore, I aim to have your beautifully edited wedding photographs ready for viewing within 1 to 2 weeks of your special day, allowing you to relive those magical moments once again.

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