Devonshire Fell Wedding Photos | Claire & Reuben
Updated: Mar 11
Devonshire Fell is a beautiful wedding venue set in the Yorkshire Dales in the town of Burnsall near the famous Bolton Abbey.
Positioned in the Yorkshire countryside the wedding venue was first built as a gentleman’s club and soon become a hotel. In 1999 it was taken over by the Bolton Abbey Estate.
The location is the venue for the 2003 film, Calendar Girls which was set in the local village and become a big success all over the world.
If you think the Devonshire Fell is your perfect wedding venue, then you can get in touch from the links below. They have clearly loaded all their packages to the website for easy viewing and there is a contact us section to ask questions. After my experience with our couple at the hotel I would recommend getting married here as it was wonderful experience. Click here for the venues wedding information www.devonshirefell.co.uk
Claire & Reuben wedding at Devonshire Fell
We travelled up to the Devonshire Fell the day before just in case there was delays with traffic as storm Jorge was closing in fast! We met up with the couple who had some spa time planned to unwind before the wedding.
After the bride said goodbye to the groom, we were kindly invited to dinner at a local restaurant which turned into a lovely evening and a great start to the wedding weekend.
The wedding day started in the Devonshire Fell Bridal suite where I met up with Claire the bride and he bridesmaids, we spent a chilled morning together and captured lots of relaxed photos and unobtrusive film whilst the champagne flowed.
The groom joined us at the hotel with their beautiful little girl Olivia to greet guests at the Devonshire Fell as they arrived for the wedding we have all been waiting for and it wasn’t long before Claire turned all the heads in the room as she made entrance in that amazing dress!
Couples portraits at Devonshire Fell
After an emotional ceremony with views overlooking the river from the main ceremony room the couple tied the knot and after lots of hugs and kisses it was time for a few family photos and couple portraits.
As a Wedding photographer and filmmaker, the dales is an incredible setting with rolling hills and in every direction. The weather gods decided to give us all four seasons in a matter of hours. One moment it was sunny and the next snow and hail which made the family photographers a bit of a challenge!
Despite the changing weather and the wind, the bride and groom wanted to venture out to take advantage of the nearby photo opportunities. The first stop was the Burnsall Bridge just 2 minutes from the Devonshire Fell Hotel followed by a slightly longer drive up the hills to get a spectacular view of the Yorkshire dales. After some epic photos and cinematic video with the newlyweds at one of the peaks of the hills overlooking the rolling hills and reservoir, we decided to head back to the hotel for the wedding breakfast.
Evening Reception at Devonshire Fell
Following some heartfelt speeches, the guests moved to the drink’s reception area of the hotel where the DJ was set up and ready to go for the party!
By this time, it had begun to snow heavily so I decided to use this to our advantage and set up a creative flash shot outside. I invited the bride and groom to brave the snow and they stood together under a white umbrella so this amazing photo could be captured that showed the couple back lit with snow lit up all around them., truly beautiful!
Soon after, the couple wanted to light some sparklers with some friends and family which the kids loved, we were all then treated to quick cake cut and a romantic first dance with their little girl in the middle. The evening party is fantastic time of day for everyone to unwind and to capture some awesome photos and film of guests throwing some shapes on the dance floor which helps tell the story of the day.
Enjoy this preview of your big day and thank you for letting me photograph and film your wedding, it was a pleasure to tell your story.
Devonshire Fell Useful Information:
What is the history of Devonshire Fell?
Devonnshire Fell At Burnsall is a 16 bedroom luxurious hotel in the beautiful countryside, deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales it’s a short drive to Bolton Abbey. The local town is packed with fascinating history and venue itself offers stunning views over the river Wharfe.
The hotel is part of a bigger family called the Devonshire Group which is made up of some exquisite Hotels and Restaurants such as Cavendish Pavilion in Yorkshire, the nearby Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa,, the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire, The Devonshire Arms, as well as an lots of holiday cottages in both Yorkshire & Derbyshire.
There are lots of choices for your amazing wedding day from all these venues, they all have their unique features and there is something for everyone to make their perfect big day.
What Regsitry Office do we need to contact about our wedding?
The Registration Office, Belle Vue Square, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Tel 01609 780780
How many guests can I have at my Devonshire Fell wedding?
Devonshire Fell are able to accommodate weddings up to 80 people with a minimum of 30 guests
How can you get in touch with Devonshire Fell?
Contact the wedding team 01756 718155, or e-mail email@example.com. Or click
To view the different wedding packages available please click
Does Devonshire Fell have a restaurant?
The hotel has award winning food and a restaurant that holds a two AA Rosettes. I can tell you first hand the restaurant has a relaxed, elegant atmosphere and amazing views to enjoy whilst you dine.
With world class wines and fantastic service you often have to book in advance
You can find out more information here: https://www.devonshirefell.co.uk/food/37#booktable
Relaxed, Natural & Unobtrusive Wedding Photography at Devonshire Fell
If your getting married at the Devonshire Fell or one of the amazing venues in the surrounding area and your looking for a wedding photographer, film maker or both then get in touch.
I specialise in unobtrusive, natural images that document the day and show all the emotions in a relaxed un posed manor. I loved capturing this wedding at the Devonshire Fell and if you would like to know more about how I work please have a look around my website and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Dress Supplier Wed2B
Suit Supplier Slaters Liverpool
Florist Inspirations Bromborough
Hair & Make up Hair is Alice Rose, Make up is Hannah Louise Beauty
Cake Supplier M&S
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Update!! Since this we took the pictures for Claire and Reuben's wedding we won Best Wedding Photographer 2020 Wedisson Award for the below picture