10 Perfect Preston wedding venues on your (and my) doorstep.

Why choosing a Preston wedding photographer who’s just round the corner from your venue can make all the difference.

A few years ago, I was booked for an overseas wedding shoot. The happy couple and (most of) their families were already strolling the beaches and enjoying the sunshine. The rest of us were packing our bags when an Icelandic volcano picked the perfect time to go boom. You can guess the rest, but suffice to say I wasn’t taking any photographs that weekend.

Now, I’m not suggesting that if you’re getting married in Preston your wedding photographer is likely to be delayed by a volcano. Preston has precious few of those. But delays happen. Motorways get closed, floods flood and cars break down. So picking a wedding photographer who can be at your Preston wedding venue in minutes is just one less thing to worry about. It tends to cost less than picking a more distant wedding photographer too.

So here are 10 Preston wedding venues I know really well, all within a 10 mile radius of me:

Bartle Hall
If my bookings are anything to go by, possibly the most popular wedding venue in Preston. You can read more about Bartle Hall here.

Preston Marriott
Its location just off the M6 makes it a great venue for travelling guests. You can find more about my thoughts on Preston Marriott as a wedding venue here.

Brockholes Nature Reserve
Guaranteed to be the only venue on this list that floats. Which is reason enough, isn’t it?

Haighton Manor
A personal favourite, in the hills above Preston. A wedding venue that feels like home every time you visit. And I visit it rather a lot.

Barton Grange
When you’re a Preston wedding photographer there’s a lot of tempting food on offer at all these locations. Usually I try to resist. At Barton Grange I tend to give in. You can read more here.

Ferraris Country House Hotel
There’s something reassuring about family-run Ferraris. Weddings may be a serious business but Ferraris ensure there’s always plenty of warmth and personality in the mix.

The Villa
A favourite Fylde coast wedding venue but equally popular with Prestonians seeking fine food and a grand location.

The Gibbon Bridge
From my perspective as a Preston wedding photographer, Gibbon Bridge (just outside Chipping) delivers fabulous Trough of Bowland backdrops. From your perspective? Welcoming, homely and fab food.

Rufford Old Hall
If you’re looking for grandeur, history and (possibly) Lancashire’s most photogenic wedding venue, Rufford Old Hall on the way to Ormskirk is spectacular. The only wedding venue on this list to have been visited by Shakespeare (we think).

Ribby Hall
It may not have the imposing rolling hills of some of the venues on the list (because it’s in flat as a pancake Wrea Green) but Ribby Hall really does know how to throw a fabulous celebration.

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