I recently headed up to Rivington Hall Barn for the first time for Sophie and Andrew’s wedding photography. It was my first time at the venue and its absolutely beautiful! Here are some words from them!
How did you meet/get engaged?
We met on a night out in Bolton, we got engaged on a weekend away at our favourite place we go each yet. Andy asked me to marry him while in my scruffs following a massage! Ha
How did you decide on Rivington Hall Barn as your venue?
When we met, I already had a daughter Lilly, me and andy would often going walking up Rivington and said if we were to get married it would always be Rivington barn. So when we got engaged it was the obvious choice for us as it hold such a sentimental value
What were your favourite moments from your day?
For us both the actual ceremony when they announced we were husband and wife was the best time. We also loved dancing the night away; not only our first day but all of the dances we had together. Knowing all our guests had a good time also made us so happy!
What did you first dance to?
We danced to sky full of stars by Coldplay
What are your best wedding planning tips?
We always said we needed the best photographer and videographer as this is where you will see the memories you make on your special day come to life following the most perfect day! Plan for you and what makes your happy and not what others may want.
Your Rivington Hall Barn suppliers?
Florist – Lancashire Floristry
Film – Satin Pictures
Cake – Buttercup Cakes
Stationary – Hearts and Twine
Dj and sax – Jonny Ross Entertainment
Weddings at Rivington Hall Barn
Rivington Hall Barn is a Grade II listed Saxon Barn wedding venue, complete with original beams and period features, that has a unique magical ambience. Situated in the heart of Rivington, the Barn provides a picturesque setting for your big day. Surrounded by fields, woodland and lawned gardens that create the perfect backdrop for your photographs.
Bridal Prep at Rivington Hall Barn
The prep space at Rivington Hall Barn wedding venue is a real treat. Two huge airy and spacious rooms complete with period features and masses of character. Large Georgian windows flood the rooms with natural light, giving stunning views over the grounds of Rivington Hall and beyond to the tree lined driveway; where you can catch a glimpse of your guests arriving!
Once you are ready, the beautiful staircase with stunning chandelier is the perfect place to capture those breathtaking bridal portraits before the ceremony.
Wedding Ceremonies in the Barn
High ceilings, original Saxon beams and twinkling fairy lights create a magical setting under which to say your vows. With the ability to choose from different seating layouts, depending on your day, both accommodating up to 180 guests.
Weddings in the snow at Rivington Hall Barn
Sophie and Andrew were treated to a dusting of snow on their wedding day at Rivington Hall, which arrived just at the right moment for a couple of portraits with the umbrellas on the drive! We’d already done group portraits which meant everyone could keep warm indoors while we took a few seconds to get these last gorgeous shots!
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