Shorflatt Tower Wedding Photography

Are you looking for a professional photographer to cover your wedding at Shorflatt Tower in Tyne & Wear? Hi, I’m Nigel Playle, and I’ve written this guide to introduce myself as a Shorflatt Tower wedding photographer.

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Weddings at Shorflatt Tower

Shorflatt Tower, a renowned wedding venue in Newcastle upon Tyne, offers unique and exclusive wedding services to couples from across the globe. Renowned for its exceptional service, stunning décor, and opulent interiors, this quintessentially English venue combines tradition with contemporary chic to create a sublime ambiance for any special occasion. At Shorflatt Tower, the ceremony is traditionally held in the beautifully restored Grand Hall, with its striking features, high ceilings, and stained glass windows. Complementing the Grand Hall are additional versatile function rooms with an array of set-ups to cater to weddings of varied sizes. Each room showcases unique characteristics and a particular charm, providing a picturesque backdrop for your wedding ceremony and reception. On the facilities front, Shorflatt Tower is outfitted with a state-of-the-art sound system, ensuring an uninterrupted flow of your favourite music. It also provides high-end catering services with an extensive menu that assures well-crafted meals for every guest. As an accommodation, Shorflatt Tower comprises well-appointed luxury suites that blend seamlessly with the charm of the tower. Each room radiates an aura of refined elegance, providing an intimate setting for the bridal party and guests. Uncompromising service and attention to detail, along with unrivalled facilities mark out Shorflatt Tower as a desirable destination for those seeking a singularly memorable wedding experience.

Award Winning Shorflatt Tower 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 Shorflatt Tower

Situated within the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear Area, Shorflatt Tower boasts a rich auspicious history as a prestigious wedding venue. It traces its origins back to the medieval era, specifically the 14th century when it was constructed as a tower house by the eminent Shorflatt family. The property stood as a testament of grandeur, reflecting the social standing of its owners. Over the centuries, it fell into disuse and ended up in a state of disrepair, unrecognisable from its former splendour.

However, in the 19th century, the tower was bought and extensively renovated by a prominent local businessman who recognised the site’s potential. The restoration preserved the building’s historical charm, accentuating its architectural grandeur while incorporating modern amenities and thus marking the beginning of its journey as a wedding venue.

Since then, Shorflatt Tower has become a coveted destination for couples seeking a blend of historical charm and contemporary luxury for their nuptials. The site has hosted hundreds of weddings, each event adding a new chapter to its rich history. Known for its stunning garden landscapes, ornate architecture, and superior service, it has earned the reputation as one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Newcastle upon Tyne. Shorflatt Tower’s transformation from a medieval tower house into a premier wedding venue is a remarkable testament to its enduring legacy and appeal.

How To Find Shorflatt Tower

Shorflatt Tower is a prominent wedding venue situated in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the prime region of Tyne & Wear, England. Nestled amidst lush green landscapes, this venue is just two miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, granting ease of access along with a tranquil setting. Geographically, it lies to the south-west of the city. The tower’s distinct architectural features make it an attractive location for grand ceremonies, imbuing every event with an air of historical elegance and regality.

About Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, commonly known as Newcastle, is a vibrant city located in the Northeast of England in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. Established alongside the Roman settlement Pons Aelius, Newcastle’s name originates from the medieval castle constructed in 1080. Its location on the north bank of the River Tyne has contributed heavily to its historical importance in maritime trade, shipbuilding, and coal mining. Today, Newcastle is a bustling hub of culture, arts, and science. Its impressive architectural landscape includes an assortment of medieval, Georgian, and modern structures, including the iconic Tyne Bridge. The city is well-known for its prominent universities – Newcastle University and Northumbria University. Its culture-rich Quayside district boasts numerous bars, restaurants, and attractions such as the Sage Gateshead and the Millennium Bridge. Newcastle’s eminent cultural heritage is exhibited in well-preserved sites like the Newcastle Castle and the celebrated statue of Earl Grey. The city’s lively atmosphere and dynamic economy make it a desirable societal and economic hub in contemporary England.

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Shortflatt Tower Wedding – Jenna & Ross

Shortflatt Tower Wedding Photography was a first for me last month. The Tower proved to be a fantastic setting for Jenna & Ross’ Northumberland Wedding. Set in the heart of the beautiful Northumberland Countryside, Shortflatt Tower is a Grade 1 Pele Tower with fantastic landscaped gardens just perfect for an English Country Garden wedding! Jenna &…

What People Say

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People Also Ask

What Should You Consider While Choosing A Wedding Photographer For Shorflatt Tower?

The significant factors to consider when choosing a wedding photographer at Shorflatt Tower 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 Shorflatt Tower?

Shorflatt Tower 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 Shorflatt Tower, choosing a proficient photographer in indoor and low-light photography is advisable.

Should I Hire A Local Photographer For My Shorflatt Tower Wedding?


When selecting a wedding photographer for Shorflatt Tower, 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 Tyne & Wear Venues

I cover weddings at unique venues throughout Tyne & Wear. 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, Derwent Manor, 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, South Causey Inn, Willows at the Woodsmen’s, Woodhill Hall, Wylam Brewery, Wynyard Hall

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