Happy Otter Photography

Wedding photographer in York covering Yorkshire and the Northern England

Durham Wedding Photographer

Durham is perfect if you are looking for an historic venue, a countryside venue, or a mixture of both. Although there are modern hotels and bars for more contemporary venues, Durham is famous for its history.

Sitting to the east of the Durham dales, there are also plenty of wedding venues with stunning countryside views and beautiful gardens.

I have been photographing weddings in and around Durham since I moved to the county in 2011. I have linked to a few Durham weddings at some of my favourite venues.

One of Durham's most famous and impressive buildings, located off the palace green near the famous cathedral. How many people can say they hosted their wedding at a UNESCO world heritage site? Not many, and even fewer because the castle is home to Durham university students during term time, so weddings are only possible here during the summer months. Members of the public have to pay to get in! This limited time window gives a sense of exclusivity.
I can personally vouch for the absolutely fantastic food! If you want to wow and impress your guests with somewhere grand, historic, interesting and full of character.... Durham Castle is a perfect wedding venue!

Durham Castle Wedding Photos

Perfectly located to get all the benefits of the city, including transport links and hotels, this secluded medieval house and gardens is an absolutely fantastic venue. So many interesting areas for guests to explore, and stunning backdrops for photos, this is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Durham. 
Being lived in and run by a family gives weddings held here a really unique feel void of any of the generic wedding fluff you may find at a more commercial venue.
As the house and gardens are open to the public year round - the garden will be impressive no matter what season you choose for your wedding.
From inside and out there are views of the cathedral to impress further any history geeks you may have as guests.

Crook Hall Wedding Photos

The registry office in Durham is called Aykley Heads House and is over a mile from the city centre. This makes it a much easier for guests that a city centre registry office with no parking.
Aykley Heads house has plenty of parking, and being a large yellow building makes it much more photogenic than some other city centre registry offices!
The ceremony rooms are bright and elegant, and there are some lovely gardens if you have time for photos.

Durham Registry Office Photos

Are you looking for a wedding photographer in Durham? I am an experienced wedding photographer specialising in low key, laid back weddings for down to earth couples in County Durham, the North East and Yorkshire.

Please have a look at my portfolio and about me page to see if we might be a match!