A Guide To The Best Wedding Photography At Hyde Bank Farm


The Lee Brown Photography Guide to Wedding Photography at Hyde Bank Farm.

Hyde Bank Farm is a delightfully rustic yet beautifully elegant wedding venue set in picturesque Cheshire countryside. The wedding venue is the pride of the Blackhurst family, who have a rich history of owning the venue dating back over 100 years, with the history of the site dating back to 1655. The venue offers excellent transport links and is conveniently close to Stockport.

The grounds surrounding the Stone Barn, where the wedding ceremony is performed, provide a perfect wedding setting with the barn’s incredible charm and atmosphere. Beautiful oak beams, a dance floor, and a private bar make this superb as a barn wedding venue. The current Blackhurst owner’s brothers, Alan and Philip, make it easy for the bride and groom to enjoy their wedding, with everything taken care of. Their renovation of the old stone barn towards the end of the last century has led to this venue becoming one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Cheshire for couples today. I am delighted that I can help couples remember their most magical day with images to help memories last a lifetime.

Hyde Bank Farm Wedding Review – Katherine & James

We are so happy we found Lee as our wedding photographer. He was very professional and friendly from our first contact with him.

His knowledge on how to make the most of our time throughout our wedding day, without compromising on getting the most wonderful pictures was amazing, and something we are very grateful for.

Our wedding pictures really tell a story of how the day went and are everything we hoped for and more!

Thank you Lee!


Hyde Bank Farm is located in Romiley on the outskirts of Stockport, with easy access to the M60, Manchester airport and the M56. Set in the beautiful Cheshire countryside, this venue has transport links that make traveling to the venue simple for your guests. Couples wishing to have a Hyde Bank Farm for their wedding venue will have exclusive use of the venue for their wedding day celebrations, making this the perfect intimate family gathering unique to you.


Whether you have a church service followed by a reception at Hyde Bank Farm or choose this delightful venue for a civil ceremony, you will not be disappointed. Situated close to Bredbury Hall Hotel and other hotels and B&Bs in the area, you can ensure that both bride and groom have somewhere for themselves and their guests to prepare for the exciting event ahead. With plenty of overnight accommodation within easy reach of your wedding venue, Hyde Bank Farm brings a simple opportunity to share the day with family and friends traveling to your wedding. 

Weddings at the venue are carried out in the delightful Stone Barn, bringing unique and excellent opportunities to capture beautiful wedding photographs you are sure to be delighted with. 

While you have your wedding hair and make-up done, or make last-minute memories with family before heading to meet your wedding partner, I will capture the precious private moments you share with your close bridal party for you. Wherever you are planning to prepare for your big day, I will be there with you to calm any nerves and ensure that your wedding photos capture all of the special, and often humorous moments before you embark on your journey into married life. The highly professional Hyde Bank Farm wedding team will be able to offer you advice on additional wedding services that you may require to ensure that you have everything you need for your day.

The Hyde Bank Farm wedding venue is a relaxed and wonderfully inspiring venue that both the wedding couple and guests can make their home for the duration of the wedding day. Guests can stay close by, so there is no need for concerns about driving home. Taxis are available and can be booked in advance if required.

As a wedding photographer covering Cheshire and the surrounding areas, I know how important it is that guests are relaxed if I am to capture the best images from the day, so I work hard not to be intrusive, just there to capture all the day offers. I use the time before the ceremony begins to capture magic moments you may miss, such as candid wedding photographs of your guests mingling, and some pre-ceremony shots that capture the anticipation and emotion of those sharing your special day with you. 

Whatever the weather, which no matter the time of year can be all over the place, the Stone Barn and the entire wedding venue are perfectly geared for the not-so-kind weather we may come across. The beauty of Hyde Bank Farm as a wedding venue is the space for guests to relax, room for the wider group and family photos and for guests to take shelter should the need arise. When the weather is kind, there are exciting opportunities for some really special photos by the canal bridge before heading back to the farm and a chance to share a confetti shower and a drink with guests before the reception and party to follow.

Hyde Bank Farm Wedding Review – Leanne & Bryan

5 stars aren’t enough! Our wedding photos are beautiful and the more candid nature of the photos really captured the happiness and love of our wedding day.

We have so many favorites we’re still deciding which ones to put together for the album!

It was such a pleasure to have Lee with us on the day, he had a calming influence on us and made us feel at ease having our photos taken.

He was professional in every way but it also felt like having a friend with you who has the most amazing photography skills!

We would thoroughly recommend Lee as a photographer for any event you’d like to keep treasured memories from. X


The rustic barn provides the perfect setting for a Cheshire countryside wedding, with room for up to 110 guests for the daytime ceremony and dinner seating, with a further 40 guests welcome for the evening celebrations. The wedding party has exclusive use of the entire farm and barn site for their special wedding day. This family-run business ensures that each wedding party receives personal attention to meet their requests and requirements.

If you wish to take your vows in a church and use Hyde Bank Farm for your celebrations after marriage, the wonderful wedding coordinator will plan your experience with you to make everything perfect. The charming Grade 2 listed sandstone barn is home to the beautiful Ann Hyde wedding suite overflowing with history and character.

Wedding ceremonies are conducted on the first floor, which is fully licensed for civil and same-sex marriages, and the venue welcomes all couples looking to pledge their lives to each other. As an experienced Cheshire wedding photographer, I enjoy every wedding at this venue, as there is the freedom to capture unique moments that every wedding day brings and to personalize my approach to meet the way each couple wishes to capture their wedding day. 


Once the formal aspects of the wedding ceremony close, it’s time for the happy couple and their guests to enjoy all that the grounds of this delightful Cheshire wedding venue bring. The Hyde Bank Farm wedding team will treat you and your guests to a few drinks whilst the all-important wedding photos are taken. The peaceful countryside looks glorious, whatever the weather, and drinks in the gardens are just the beginning of the rest of your lives that you can share with your guests.

I always seek to capture around 20 minutes alone with just the happy couple at this point, making use of the beautiful backdrops to capture wedding imagery in a relaxed way in the natural settings that this venue shows so well. It’s a chance for the bride and groom to take a few minutes to pause and look back together on their day so far, and I always allow them a few moments where I stand back and see them relax and smile, ready for their next adventure. 

I aim to capture the relaxed joy whilst understanding the couple is likely keen to get back to their guests, so it’s just a short time to catch the happiness that the day brings for you and your partner. 

Before the big day, I will speak with you to get a feel for the type of images you want, whether you want formal posed gatherings for your wedding photos or more relaxed and informal group shots of the family and friends sharing your day. I am relaxed and cheerful in how I gather people so that everyone feels comfortable, the sessions are short and efficient, as I know that the exceptional wedding breakfast will be calling everyone! If you require formal wedding shots, these will be taken before the wedding breakfast—ideally, around ten images so that you and your guest have plenty of time to mingle.


You will experience the delights of the main Hyde Bank large barn space for your wedding breakfast and evening party. The large barn space is always beautifully decorated by their in-house florist tasked to make the venue something you dream of. This fabulous wedding venue’s attention to detail and lighting will undoubtedly ensure that you and your guests have a day to remember forever. 

The exceptionally talented in-house chefs are there to cater your Hyde Bank Farm wedding breakfast. Fresh local produce is used wherever possible to create the most exquisite and perfect menu for the special day. The team at Hyde Bank Farm will work with you to ensure that all dietary needs are catered for and to provide a bespoke service and menu style that meets your vision for your Cheshire wedding day.

Hyde Bank Farm caters to formal sit-down table service dining or if you want to try something a little different, they will always be open to your ideas. You will, of course, spend time discussing your food and drink choices with your wedding planner before the big day.

I will give you and the guests a break from my camera during the meal, as it’s not always kind to snap family and friends tucking into the delightful food you present to them. I will be there to capture the images of the speeches made, whether that is before or after the wedding breakfast. This time is an opportunity for me to get wonderfully relaxed shots as there is generally a funny tale or two from the bridal party that gives opportunities for warm and relaxed natural pictures of everyone.

Hyde Bank Farm Wedding Review – Rebecca & Connor

Lee is absolutely amazing at what he does!!

I’m so glad we booked him and I couldn’t recommend him enough to anyone getting married.

He captured our day perfectly! He’s so professional and unobtrusive – but also a really lovely guy and a pleasure to have around on your big day.

The photos are out of this world!!!

Thank you so much Lee!

Rebecca & Connor x


Wedding Photography at Hyde Bank Farm offers me so many opportunities to capture special moments from the day, with its delightful indoor and outdoor scenery, that I am usually spoilt for choice. Some of my favorites spots for wedding photography at Hyde Bank Farm include:

• The canal bridge found in the grounds of this delightful farm and garden setting

• Photos of couples in the relaxed gardens and flower-covered grounds

• Images that capture the beauty of the lighting and ceilings in the stone barn as the party unfolds.

• Not forgetting the unique red tractor alongside the stone barn, that both children and the happy couple are usually keen to sit on and have pictures taken.

• A trip into the forest brings the delight of the trees and undergrowth to images.


As your family and friends unwind, I find the evening the ideal time to photograph the moments you will treasure, a chance to really capture your guest’s unique personalities and dance poses as they celebrate your union. Of course, I will capture the cake-cutting and first dance photos, but the evening brings a remarkable beauty, and often as the sun sets, Hyde Bank Farm perfectly depicts why it is one of Cheshire’s most desirable wedding venues. 

I usually suggest another stroll around the grounds (weather permitting) as the magic of the light fading and evening draws in, giving me the opportunity as your photographer to round off the final moments of your day with some stunning woodland and outdoor images.

I love the individuality of Hyde Bank Farm, the attention to detail they give to every wedding, and the opportunity for me as your photographer to share in your exclusive use of this venue as you celebrate your marriage with family and friends. Photography is about you and your surroundings, and I want to capture these special moments for you to look back on, knowing that you can relive the wonder as you view them.


One of the great delights of holding a wedding at Hyde Bank Farm is the fully integrated dance floor and private bar offering a great range of draught beers, wines and spirits. The suite is perfect for an evening celebration for you and up to 150 guests to relax and begin your new journey as a married couple.

There are provisions for live music or entertainment of your choice to ensure you can truly round off your wedding day in style. Your guests, I am sure, will want to see a traditional first dance, and I will be there ready with my camera. You and your guests will then have the perfect opportunity to mingle with you as the day winds into the evening. I will then be around if required to capture some of the highly magical moments that can be found as you and your guests unwind before you head off into married life with your loved one.


I really hope you enjoyed my guide to wedding photography at Hyde Bank Farm. It is a venue I have had the pleasure of being a photographer at, many times over the years and one I always look forward to revisiting. A visit to see all that the stunning Hyde Barn Farm countryside barn wedding venue offers is a must. The entire team works hard to create magical memories for all their wedding guests, and my job as your Cheshire wedding photographer is to capture them. 



Email – info@hydebankfarm.co.uk

Call via – 0161 430 3582

Website – hydebankfarm.co.uk

Address – Oakwood Road, Romiley Stockport, SK6 4DX

Instagram – @hydebankfarmweddings


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