Derwent Manor Wedding Photography

derwent manor wedding photography

Are you looking for a professional photographer to cover your wedding at Derwent Manor in County Durham? Hi, I’m Nigel Playle, and I’ve written this guide to introduce myself as a Derwent Manor wedding photographer.

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Weddings at Derwent Manor

Derwent Manor in Consett offers an elegant and romantic setting for weddings, with its charming country house setting, surrounded by 20 acres of lush landscape. The venue offers a range of bespoke wedding packages that suit a variety of budgets, providing top-notch accommodation, facilities, and function rooms. Wedding guests are offered tastefully decorated en-suite rooms that provide a luxurious and comfortable stay. There are 48 accommodations in total, enclosing a tranquil and relaxing atmosphere. The facilities at Derwent Manor are exemplary, designed to offer a unique wedding experience. The venue has a well-equipped health club and leisure facilities, including a swimming pool and spa. The ceremony itself can be held in either the Allensford Suite, with its high-beamed roof and captivating countryside views or the Garden Room, offering an abundance of natural light and a stunning outlook of the manor gardens. These function rooms can accommodate parties varying in size from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. This all-inclusive wedding venue is licenced for civil ceremonies, offering a seamless transition from ceremony to reception. The cuisine offered by Derwent Manor is curated by award-winning chefs that aim to tantalise every guest’s taste buds. Overall, Derwent Manor in Consett is an ideal wedding venue that combines elegance, luxury, and tranquillity for an unforgettable wedding experience.

Award Winning Derwent Manor Wedding Photographer


I am Nigel Playle, a wedding photographer from the North East of England. My photography style is natural and creative, and I take great pride in making my clients feel at ease on their wedding day. My approach is fun, relaxed, and unobtrusive, allowing me to capture the essence of each special moment. Being a people person, I love adding humour and a personal touch to my work, and many couples have told me it’s like having another friend at their wedding. I have extensive experience in wedding photography, having captured hundreds of weddings in top venues across the North East, Northumberland, and beyond, including places like Seaham Hall, Wylam Brewery, and Duncombe Park in Helmsley. My work has also taken me to destinations like Liverpool and Cyprus. To date, I have documented over 300 weddings and am grateful for the high recommendations I receive from my clients.

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The History of Derwent Manor

Derwent Manor, situated in the stunning backdrop of Consett, County Durham, carries a rich history entwined in its walls. The venue, whose origins date back to the 18th century, began as a private plush family residence. Over the years, it was transformed into a convent before finally being converted into a prestigious wedding venue in the late 20th century. Derwent Manor retains much of its historical charm, with spectacular architectural features that are reflective of its past glory. Situated amidst 20 acres of enchantingly serene gardens, it offers a picturesque view of the rolling hills of the Derwent Valley. Not only does it showcase breathtaking nature in its majestic glory, but it also is a true emblem of English heritage. Along with historical significance, Derwent Manor gained cultural fame as well as it featured prominently in the popular 1980s BBC drama ‘The Gambling Man,’ which cast Catherine Cookson. Today, this venue remains an astonishing blend of old-world charm and modern finesse and caters to bespoke nuptials. It is truly remarkable how Derwent Manor, with its rich history, has seamlessly integrated modern elements while retaining much of its initial grandeur and elegance. Its past indeed largest a unique aura and continues to exponentially enhance the allure of momentous occasions celebrated within its historic walls.

How To Find Derwent Manor

Located in the charming town of Consett in County Durham, England, Derwent Manor offers a picturesque wedding venue. Nestled amidst 20 acres of magnificent grounds, it showcases unparalleled beauty and tranquillity. Conveniently situated on the edge of the scenic North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with sweeping views of Derwent Valley, it offers stunning photographic backdrops. Its location is easily accessible, being just a short drive from Newcastle city centre and other major routes, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a country wedding with convenient links for their guests.

About Consett

Consett, a high-altitude town in County Durham, England, enjoys a unique geographical position, seated atop the edge of the Pennine Hills, offering striking views of the surrounding landscape. Historically known for its famed iron and steel industries, Consett’s industrial heritage created its strong, resilient character, visible even today. While the ironworks set up in 1840 no longer operates, the industrial spirit continues unabated as Consett evolved into a versatile town boasting diverse businesses and communities. It offers a blend of urban and rural living, with modern amenities, and yet, remains close to nature thanks to its proximity to Derwent Reservoir and scenic countryside settings. Today, its regenerated central park, modern shopping facilities, local cafes, and eateries are some of the located highlights. A committed focus on regeneration has seen town-wide improvements, enhancing its appeal. Additionally, culturally, Consett pulses with varied events, featuring music, youth theatre, and a successful local football club. Enhancing its transport links is the nearby Newcastle airport, ensuring convenient connectivity for residents and visitors. Consett has successfully transitioned from its historic industrial roots to a contemporary, vibrant town.

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What People Say

These are reviews left by my previous couples on Google and Facebook.

People Also Ask

What Should You Consider While Choosing A Wedding Photographer For Derwent Manor?

The significant factors to consider when choosing a wedding photographer at Derwent Manor include the photographer’s style and portfolio, wedding experience, and familiarity with the venue. It would be best to consider their pricing and packages, personality and professionalism, and reviews and recommendations from former clients.

What Season Is Best For A Wedding At Derwent Manor?

Derwent Manor is gorgeous throughout the year, yet many couples gravitate towards the warmer seasons, drawn by the breathtaking outdoor settings. This preference should guide your selection of a wedding photographer; someone who excels in capturing natural light would be ideal for an outdoor ceremony. On the other hand, if you’re planning a winter wedding at Derwent Manor, choosing a proficient photographer in indoor and low-light photography is advisable.

Should I Hire A Local Photographer For My Derwent Manor Wedding?


When selecting a wedding photographer for Derwent Manor, key considerations should include the photographer’s unique style and portfolio, wedding experience, and venue knowledge. Additionally, it’s essential to evaluate their pricing and package options, personality and professional approach, and feedback and endorsements from past clients.

Other County Durham Venues

I cover weddings at unique venues throughout County Durham. Click the links for more details.

Alnwick Treehouse, Beamish Hall, Black Horse Beamish, Blagdon Parlour, Bowburn Hall, Branxholm Park, Brinkburn Priory, Crathorne Hall, Dalton Pump House, Doxford Hall, Ellingham Hall, Healey Barn, Horton Grange Country House, Jesmond Dene House, Le Petit Chateau, Marshall Meadows Manor House Hotel, Matfen Hall, Middleton Lodge, Newton Hall, Northside Farm, Ramside Hall, Redworth Hall, Runa Farm, Shorflatt Tower, South Causey Inn, Willows at the Woodsmen’s, Woodhill Hall, Wylam Brewery, Wynyard Hall

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