The Monastery Manchester – The Wedding Venue with the Wow Factor

We love it when we’re booked as wedding photographer at the Monastery Manchester. Amy and Kyle chose a spectacular venue for their wedding. Visually stunning The Monastery Manchester is an iconic building in the city both inside and out and is a dream booking for any Manchester wedding photographer.

Having two of us really helps when photographing groom and bridal preparations. It meant that we got fantastic images of both Amy and her bridal party and Kyle and his grooms’ party on the morning of the wedding. The grooms’ party were at Kyle’s parent’s house and there were a lot of them. There were best men Mike and Lee, Groomsmen Graeme and young Ollie (Kyle’s brother) along with Kyle’s parents (Cath and Jeffrey) along with aunties, uncles and so on … to be honest we lost count! (We loved Cath’s mother of the groom robe, it made it easier for us to identify who was in charge of proceedings!)

Hollywood Glamour in a 1930’s Arrival at The Monastery

Amy got ready at her home in Radcliffe and had her attentive bridal party on hand (with bubbly in hand!) to help her with any last minute preparations. The bridal party consisted of Amy, her mum Lorraine (complete with mother of the bride robe!) maid of honour Mel. Bridesmaids were Amy and Jenni and the flower girl was Isabella. They were later joined by Amy’s dad Alan.

Amy looked gorgeous in her Stella York dress and with hair by Danielle from Base Hair and Beauty and makeup by artist Daisy Quigg Amy she looked amazing. The figure skimming dress with full veil gave her a real look of old fashioned Hollywood glamour. And Amy beamed all day long. She looked so relaxed and happy, she really suited being a bride.

Now we must mention the wedding car. It was a beautiful 1930’s style Jaguar powered convertible and suited the style of Amy and Kyle’s wedding so perfectly.

A Little Piece of Heaven

One of the many things we love about being wedding photographers at The Monastery Manchester is the sense of majesty and opulence the venue has.   Now if like making an entrance then this is the wedding venue for you. It’s jaw dropping-ly grand. Here take a look!

After a beautiful ceremony everybody headed outside to enjoy the sunshine and a drinks reception. This gave us lots of opportunities to get some lovely portrait images of Amy and Kyle, and some great group shots both formal and informal.

The wedding reception was held back in The Monastery and looked amazing. The tables were dressed with white linen and adorned with amazing floral arrangements (flowers on the day were the clever creation of Jemma Holmes and looked brilliant!) with the prettiest wedding stationery and favours. A lot of thought had gone into it and it showed.

It’s the little things at weddings that often tell you something of the bride and grooms personalities. At Amy and Kyle’s wedding it was the table of photographs of loved ones that had passed away. With a simple candle lit to remember them. It was a lovely way of remembering and including loved ones lost on their special day.

After everybody enjoyed the wedding meal there were some very well received speeches.

The Monastery Manchester is the Perfect Wedding Venue

Evening celebrations started with the cutting of the prettiest wedding cake that was made by Louise at Elegant Cake Designs. Followed by a romantic first dance accompanied by live band Marc and Abi who made sure that they really got the party started. Before long the dancefloor was filling up. (We loved the images we got of the bridesmaids dancing!) With the party well under way we took our cue to leave. Amy and Kyle’s wedding was a pleasure to shoot.   A gorgeous wedding at a stunning venue for this lovely couple. Congratulations to Amy and Kyle for getting married and thank you for allowing us to tell the story of your amazing wedding day.


Hair Stylist:Danielle from Base Hair & Beauty
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Wedding Dress Designer – Stella York

Bridal Boutique:Ava Rose Hamilton, Colne
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Florist:Jemma Holmes

Transport:Malvern Wedding cars
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Cake Makers:Elegant cake designs by Louise


Light up signs/letters: The Word is Love
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Entertainment:Marc & Abi Band
Instagram Handle: marcandabi

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