howard court wedding - colleen & marcus

Colleen & Marcus wanted their Howard Court Wedding to have a laid back festival vibe. The outdoor spaces of Howard Court certainly made this the perfect choice of wedding venue for them.

Situated in rural North Yorkshire with stunning views of the Cleveland Hills and Roseberry Topping, the rustic Howard Court was definitely one of my favourite new wedding venues that I visited in 2022.

Within easy reach of both York and Leeds, Howard Court can accommodate up to 100 guests for your marriage ceremony and wedding reception, and up to 150 guests for your evening reception. Their ‘blank canvas’ approach means couples can create truly unique and personalised weddings.

The barn itself is beautiful, but the highlight of Howard Court for me is the courtyard area, with its festoon lights. And, it can still be used in the colder months, thanks to the cosy outdoor heaters. Colleen & Marcus made full use of the courtyard as they danced away with their band in full swing.

"We loved that the Howard Court was simple and rustic with great outdoor spaces"


If you’re planning a wedding at Howard Court in North Yorkshire, you’ll love this wedding for inspiration!

Colleen and Marcus got married at Howard Court, which is a barn in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire with stunning grounds. It was the most beautiful festival styled wedding and the sun shone all day long! The ceremony was an intimate affair in a stunning chapel. During the ceremony they read their own vows. It was a real tear-jerker

Howard Court is perfect for couples who want a chilled out wedding, and is one of the best places to get married in North Yorkshire. The food trucks really added to the laid back atmosphere. The venue offers an amazing blank canvas for a wedding – and there are so many beautiful spots that are perfect for photos. The Courtyard area is perhaps the highlight for me, providing the perfect location to party on a summer evening.

If you’re planning a wedding at Howard Court, get in touch!

"Sam was amazing from start to finish, we ended up feeling like we'd made a friend by the end of the process. His photos were all incredible and we loved that he captured so many moments during the day that we didn't even notice ourselves, such as little things the guests were doing and some amazing expressions. Nothing felt forced or posed, he just documented the day in a natural perfect way"


Wedding Photography in North Yorkshire/ Great Ayton and across the UK

If you’re looking for a Howard Court wedding photographer, or elsewhere in the UK, and you like my approach and my work makes you smile, please do get in touch. I work throughout Yorkshire, Lancashire & The Lake District, and across the UK and Europe documenting weddings with a relaxed authentic approach. I’m all about people, connections and storytelling moments, and providing wedding photography in a timeless and personal style.

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