If you’re getting married in this beautiful city, then make the most of the beautiful buildings that make up York. Plan where you’ll have your wedding photos with amazing backdrops and you’ll have a photo album you’re proud to show off…
1. York Minster
You can’t get anything more ‘York’ than York Minster. This beautiful Cathedral is the perfect backdrop for weddings and so central that it will be in easy reach of your York venue. It’s a fine example of decorated Gothic architecture.
2. York Castle Museum
If you’re really wish to go back in time, head to York Castle Museum. Its exterior is reminiscent of London’s National Portrait Gallery with its columns and impressive architecture.
3. St Mary’s Abbey
Not old or gothic enough for you? Then head to St Mary’s Abbey! The Grade I listed building is a ruined Benedictine abbey established in 1055! It’s a really interesting place and filled with hidden corners for amazing wedding photos.
4. York Museum Gardens
Why not simply combine the last two places and visit the York Museum Gardens? There, you will be able to take photos in and around the abbey, in front of the museum AND in the gorgeous gardens that surround the two. If you’re tying the knot at the right time of year, you will be surrounded by beautiful blooms.
5. Treasurer’s House
This house is now owned by the National Trust, designated as a world heritage site in 1954. The beautiful house and gardens is directly north of York Minster and was built for the Minister of the Treasurer in the 12th century who needed a grand residence to impress guests.
6. Barley Hall
This is a reconstructed medieval townhouse built in around 1360. It’s reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with its wooden beams and white walls. If you’re into history, perhaps you’re having a themed wedding, or you just want somewhere of importance to feature in your photos; Barley House is a great choice.
7. York Mansion House
Built in an early Georgian style and open since 1732, the York Mansion House is the home of the Lord Mayors of York during their time in office. It’s right in the city centre, so easily reachable, and has rather grand state rooms for Downton Abbey-styled photos.
And finally, this York classic. Jorvik is a museum containing lifelike mannequins and settings depicting Viking life in the city. If you really want something unique in the photo album to make you smile, dress up as Vikings and head to this fun place…
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