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Julia Healey Photography

York Pavilion Hotel

The York Pavilion Hotel is one of York’s most popular wedding venues, brimming with character and boasting stunning gardens and a romantic staircase, you’ll find it makes the perfect backdrop to your wedding day photographs come rain or shine.

The hotel was originally a 17th Century farmhouse and was altered extensively in 1785 to become an elegant Georgian home. It was granted the change to a hotel in 1988 by the current proprietors. Family owned, they have been at the York Pavilion Hotel for the last 30 plus years, and have been part of the Best Western brand for for a similar number of years. 

I love photographing weddings at the York Pavilion Hotel, as there are so many photographic opportunities both indoors and out; The front of the property makes a beautiful, traditional scene, especially when you have your smart wedding car in the driveway, then to the side of the venue there is a gorgeous garden featuring a water fountain, a beautiful archway and a sheltered area completed with twinkle fairy lights, all making beautiful backdrops for your wedding photographs. Further round to the rear of the venue there is an archway with rustic wooden bench, some chic barn style doors and further on, a spiral staircase  which makes for gorgeous bridal party and more romantic newly wed photographs. Indoors, the floor length windows of the restaurant looking out onto the garden and the grand fireplace complete with flower decor provide another fantastic backdrop for photographs.

I have photographed a number of weddings here and visited for many other occasions, both personal and business, and every time the service from the staff is fantastic, the food is amazingly delicious and I can’t wait to visit the next time for my next event. 

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