Middleton Lodge is a North Yorkshire wedding venue that stands out to me, it’s one of my favourites!
An 18th Century country estate just outside Richmond, it is set in over 200 acres of countryside and offers couples a choice of two wedding venues – the Fig House and Walled Garden or the Main House.
The Main House may look grand and imposing but actually offers couples a real ‘home away from home’ for their day.
Guests can stay in one of the 16 bedrooms and the sweeping staircase is perfect for wedding portraits!
The Main House can cater for larger weddings or smaller, more intimate weddings.
The Dining Room seats up to 40 people and is great for couples planning a micro wedding whilst bigger weddings are hosted in the Hall and marquee.
There’s even an option to hold an outdoor ceremony in the gardens when the weather plays ball!
As well as offering a gorgeous venue to get married, wedding photography at this North Yorkshire wedding venue – Middleton Lodge is breathtaking and as a UK wedding photographer, it is certainly one of my favourite venue to shoot at!
Middleton Lodge offers a beautiful wedding experience.
- The Fig House Weddings
- Rainy Day? Fig House has got you!
- Couple Portraits at Middleton Lodge
- Italian-Inspired Styling at the Fig House
The Fig House Weddings
The Fig House is one of the three options at Middleton Lodge for your ceremony and reception.
It’s right here in the UK but it’s got all the destination wedding vibes you could ever dream of.
When you enter the Fig House, you are immediately transported to Italy or perhaps the South of France. With its own Walled Garden, it’s simply the most beautiful North Yorkshire wedding venue to get married.
The Fig House has three charming cottages attached to it, giving you the perfect location to get ready. They overlook the walled garden, where we can take some stunning bridal portraits before the ceremony starts.
The Middleton Lodge Fig House walled garden is also a perfect spot for the ‘first look’, that I often recommend for the winter months, when we lose the light early. The way the walled garden is built ensures privacy so no guests will see your ‘first look’ or your other portraits being taken.
This way, your guests will still see you for the first time when you are walking down the aisle at this North Yorkshire wedding venue.
Rainy Day? Fig House has got you!
I swear the Middleton Lodge Fig House must have been built with photography in mind. With countless windows across three walls it’s perfect for some elegant and timeless portraits.
The fourth wall has been beautifully restored, with classic red brick, some white elements and trailing greenery. It’s a dream.
One small caveat – If it rains, I still recommend going outside into the walled garden for your portraits. Ten years on from your wedding you won’t remember the rain. You will only remember the fun we had taking your portraits in the stunning walled garden.
If you are still looking for your dream North Yorkshire wedding venue, you should definitely consider Middleton Lodge.
If you’ve already booked Middleton Lodge and are now looking for a UK wedding photographer, do get in touch and we can talk about Middleton Lodge Wedding photography and how to get the best photos.
Couple portraits at Middleton Lodge
Italian inspired styling at the Fig House
The Fig House looked beautiful in the late afternoon sunshine. Delicate drapes and woven lanterns hung from the ceiling and the tables were filled with tall pampas grass centrepieces and delicate crystal glassware which gave the room an elegant, yet relaxed boho feel.
I loved the dessert table that had been put together by Where the Ribbon Ends – who also supplied the beautiful cake – it tied in perfectly with the vibe created by Attabara who had put so much work into styling the day at this North Yorkshire wedding venue.
On a wedding day I’ll always try and take my couples to a variety of locations to get them a great mix of portraits. Middleton Lodge is perfect for this, there are so many spots to choose from!
There are so many hidden spots within the Walled Gardens, we could’ve spent hours exploring but the light in the Fig House was sublime so I really wanted to make the most of our time in there as well.
Taking part in a photography shoot is always a great opportunity for me to get the creative juices flowing and try out some new ideas without the time pressures of a wedding day. After a year of wedding postponements it was brilliant to be out and about with my camera again.
Book Your North Yorkshire Wedding at Middleton Lodge
I feel so inspired and ready for this busy season now! I’m booked in for a number of weddings at this North Yorkshire wedding venue – Middleton Lodge this year and am so excited to be heading back there.
If you’re planning your own wedding at one of Middleton’s Lodge beautiful venues then I’d love to chat to you about your wedding photography.