Peckforton Castle: Cheshire’s most astonishing wedding venue

I’ve waited a long time to get a shoot at Peckforton Castle. I’d heard of it, seen other Cheshire wedding photographers’ output from it, but somehow it was just passing me by. So I was hugely delighted when Rachel and Chris booked me to photograph their wedding in October. 

Peckforton Castle is a truly amazing place. It’s not really a castle – it was built in 1844 for the 1st Baron Tollemache. Now owned by the Naylor family, it’s been used as a set for Doctor Who as well as numerous other TV appearances. But it’s as a wedding venue that it really comes into its own. Like many other grand wedding venues, it’s filled with opportunity for photographic loveliness and I can’t wait to shoot there again. Roll on October this year when I will be doing so!

Rachel and Chris’ wedding was great fun – there were kids everywhere and Rachel looked absolutely stunning in her full length wedding gown. Unfortunately Rachel’s little girl was not in the best of moods all day, which meant that by the time we started the couple shoot, it was already getting dark, so we made full use of all that the castle has to offer in the exterior area. Just 18 minutes into the shoot, it was clear that baby needed mum, so we had to stop. I’d love to have been able to spend longer with Rachel and Chris there, but circumstances denied us. Even so, Chris said,

“Dan recently did our wedding photography at Peckforton Castle in October. What an absolute pleasure he was. Genuinely one of the nicest blokes I’ve met. He was well organised and he kept in touch the whole time. Me and my wife were clueless on what we wanted but he helped us every step of the way. On the day he was brilliant; everyone loved him. Despite there being a few hiccups on our part with my daughter playing up, Dan was great and was really understanding. To top it off, he was fantastic on price, as we found when searching for photographers for the day, there’s a lot of really expensive people out there who didn’t seem to offer much in value or quality but this certainly isn’t the case with Daniel Charles Photography. The picture quality was exceptional, capturing all the moments of the wedding that were important to us. Great price, great bloke and a great photographer. An honour to have had him capture our day!”

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