One of the perceived problems about getting married in a city centre is that any wedding photographs could be dull. City centre streets do not appear to lend themselves to the romantic and artistic photographs that wedding photographers like to take.
If you are getting married in central Manchester then, with the aid of a little creative thought, the perfect wedding photographs can be taken.
It is traditional to take a shot of the bride and groom outside the church or other venue, but if you are getting married in a modern Manchester City Hotel, you may need to be more resourceful for the outside shots.
A number of city centre venues are a short walk from parks that are great as attractive outside locations.
• All Saints Park, by Manchester University
• The gardens next to the cathedral
• Parsonage Gardens, behind Kendals department store
• St John’s Garden on Lower Byrom Street
• Sackville Park by the Gay Village
There are a number of examples of fantastic architecture in Manchester, providing a great backdrop for wedding photographs. These include the Town Hall, the Central Library, and Watts Warehouse.
Manchester has a host of impressive wedding venues, and many of them are fine locations for impressive and memorable snapshots. There are luxury hotels such as the Midland, the Victoria and Albert, and the Lowry, but you can find a number of more unusual venues where great pictures can be taken.
Perhaps the most unusual setting is Victoria Baths in the Manchester suburb of Chorlton, which is an old swimming facility. You can get married in the drained swimming pool, and the surrounding architecture provides lots of interesting backgrounds.
Whitworth Hall is a part of the University of Manchester. This grade II-listed building is host to the university graduation ceremonies and is licensed for weddings. The main hall is reminiscent of the Hogwarts wizarding school from the Harry Potter films.
Halle St. Peter is situated in the Ancoats district. It is a de-consecrated church with breathtaking architecture and a luxurious atmosphere.
At the Manchester Art Gallery, you can get married in front of English and French impressionist paintings, and then celebrate with drinks amongst the Pre-Raphaelite Galleries.
The previously mentioned Town hall is also available for weddings in its marvellous Gothic interior.
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