The Mansion, Roundhay Park – Wedding venue photoshoot

The Mansion, Roundhay Park – Wedding venue photoshoot

I met with Daniel from Dine catering earlier this year at Nostell Priory. Daniel couldn’t contain his excitement about his new venue in Yorkshire and his excitement quickly rubbed off on me as I agreed to shoot some photos for their up coming brochure.

I hadn’t known about The Mansion House in Roundhay Park, Leeds and the state of disrepair it had fallen into however what I do know is that it will become one of the best wedding venues (also corporate meetings & events) in Leeds.

Entrance to The Mansion, Roundhay Park, in Leeds

The front of The Mansion House in Roundhay Park, Leeds

At the side of the house is the stunning colonnades which make a great feature for photos.

 

Black & White details shot of the colonnades at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

I had a bit of fun shooting this photo…I don’t know what Susannah was thinking but lying on the floor shouting and whooping certainly made her smile.

Fun photography of a bride in a wedding dress by Anita Massarella at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds

Here Susannah was playing with her dress while the wind was blowing.

Wedding dress by Anita Massarella blowing in the wind at the Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

Using the colonnades I was able to shield Susannah from the direct sun and get some beautiful light in her eyes.

A portrait of a bride at The Colonnades of The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

The interior of the house is very fresh and vibrant with a lovely symmetrical staircase.

The Mansion staircase in Roundhay Park, Leeds

I made great use of the staircase to frame Helen (who also modelled for me) lounging on one of the funky chairs.

Creative wedding photograph of a bride and spiral staircase at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds

Black & white photograph of bride taken from the balcony at The Mansion in Leeds

Daniel had told me that he thought the photos should be elegant and I pulled out my portable flash equipment for this shot to see how elegant I could take it.

Elegant photo of a bride sitting on the stairs at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds

The detailing inside is simply stunning…

Beautiful detailing on the wooden handrail at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

And here is one of the funky chairs with a diamond in the middle of the cushion, how cool…

Funky chair with a diamond in the cushion at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

The walls are decorated with framed photos showing the history of The Mansion House…

Old photographs of The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds

Even the rest rooms are gorgeous. I spent about 20 minutes taking a multitude of photos including using the reflection in the full length mirror.

Photograph of bride in full length mirror at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

I had to be careful not to get myself in the reflections…although I couldn’t help taking this one as I don’t often get to feature in photos!

Fun with mirrors during a fashion shoot at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

The Colonnades Room where your ceremony is held has fantastic light for photos with a beautiful warm glow.

Wedding ceremony room, The Colonnades Room, at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds

With a little bit of furniture re-arranging I was able to take a few photos of my bride too…

Photograph of a bride in her Anita Massarella wedding dress in The Colonnades Room, The Mansion Leeds

Silhouette of a bride & wedding dress at The Mansion in Roundhay Park, Leeds

A bride sitting on the floor in her Anita Massarella wedding dress at The Mansion in Leeds

For larger wedding functions The Mansion room is just the ticket and with a permanent dance floor at one end there is no need to leave the room and then come back in at the end of your meal.

The Mansion room set out for a wedding breakfast at The Mansion House, Roundhay Park, Leeds

With several rooms available The Mansion can also cater for smaller weddings including this room set up for the very intimate wedding breakfast.

A room set up for a smaller wedding at The Mansion in Leeds

Stylish dinner settings at The Mansion in Leeds

All of the rooms have fantastic views of Roundhay Park.

Beautiful view of Roundhay Park from a window of The Mansion in Leeds

Susannah an I took a trip out in to Roundhay Park to see what we could find as a location for photos and as we were The Roundhay Land Train pulled up and we did the done thing and hitched a ride!

A bride hitching a ride on The Roundhay Park Land Train, Leeds

The light in park is great for some natural photos…

A bride in her Anita Massarella wedding dress having fun with the photos in Roundhay Park, Leeds

…and only a few minutes away we found a band stand.

Wedding photo of a bride with a band stand in Roundhay Park, Leeds

I love the mirror in the lobby and it’s positioned quite high which is a bonus for me as at 5’6″ there is little chance of my reflection appearing in the photo!

Glamourous portrait of a bride in the atrium of The Mansion in Leeds

Bride with wedding bouquet sitting on an desk at The Mansion House in Leeds

I normally dont like completely defocused pictures however as I had a bit of time I had an experiment and took one of their crystal chandelier that works well.

Artisitic photograph of the chandelier at The Mansion, Roundhay Park, Leeds

I would like to thank Helen and Susannah for their time, Anita Massarella Design Couture of Leeds for the loan of her wonderful dresses and Kath from The Wedding Flower Company Leeds for arranging a bouquet of flowers at super short notice.

I would also like to thank Richard the head butler at The Mansion who not only doubled up as my assistant from time to time but also made sure I was supplied with all The Mansion’s own bottled water I could want (some say they have their own spring?)

Richard is ace….he reminds me of Alfred the butler in Batman.

Richard the head butler for Dine at The Mansion, Roundhay Park in Leeds

If you would like to know more about weddings or corporate events at The Mansion Dine can be contacted on 0345 450 4545.

  1. Helen
    August 21, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Excellent! Richard was fantastic indeed, an absolute gem.

  2. Paul
    August 25, 2009 at 11:12 am

    The Mansion looks a great location to host events. Photographs are brill by the way.

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