Selby Abbey and Carlton Towers Wedding

When Neil’s father Paul called into the studio to tell us that his son and his fiancé Katie were going to get married at Selby Abbey and Carlton Towers, two stunning venues, we knew it was going to be an amazing wedding. We had been recommended to Paul by a good friend of his, which is always a good start. As Paul & Gill live locally they acted as go between with Neil & Katie who are currently living in Leeds, we soon felt that we knew the half of the family really well and looked forward to meeting Katie’s parents on the day.

The market town of Selby is situated 12 miles south of York and Selby Abbey is a hidden gem situated at the end of the High Street. Between 1069 and 1539 the Abbey was ruled by 34 or 35 Abbots. The monastery became a very famous one, and gifts of all kinds were made to it, so that in time the House became one of the wealthiest in Yorkshire. Many of the English Kings made visits to Selby. This magnificent building was an amazing place to have a wedding ceremony, but despite it’s grandeur it didn’t lack in warmth and atmosphere. One of the highlights of the ceremony was the Barn Owl, Sybil flying down Selby Abbey to present the wedding rings to Best Man, Andrew.

The wedding party then proceeded to Carlton Towers for the drinks reception and the following celebrations. Carlton Towers website promises “When you first walk through the doors at Carlton Towers you will be greeted with an ambience that is unforgettable.” And we have to agree that sums up this amazing venue perfectly.

We asked Katie & Neil for a tip to pass on to other Brides and Grooms planning their wedding – “getting to know your photographer – they are with you for one of the most important days of your life and you don’t want it to end up being a stranger capturing those special moments”





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