We love being invited to photograph weddings at Yeldersley Hall. It is such a beautiful venue set in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside. If you’re getting married there, we’d love to be your Yeldersley Hall Wedding Photographers! 😀
Yeldersley Hall is beautiful. Based in Ashbourne, it’s so close to our home and it’s perfect for us as Derbyshire Wedding Photographers. The owner, Andrew is fantastic and has created a venue that’s so warm and friendly, filled with lots of little surprises. Beautiful gardens, open brickwork that shows the character and age of the house. There are also chickens roaming free. Lastly, a haha at the end of the garden so you can make the most of the open fields and the views over the countryside.
Along with photographing many weddings at Yelderlsey Hall, we have also been lucky enough to take part in a couple of styled shoots here – this is where we all allow our creativity free reign and go to town on the latest ideas we’ve got ticking away in our minds. We work with so many great people on these blogs, makeup by Claire Lowe, gowns from Lori G, awesome flowers by Nadia Di Tullio, cakes from Hannah at Bake and styling from Tara Knott.
Honestly, we’re so lucky in this industry to work with such talented people who make our job easy!
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The History of Yeldersley Hall
The Hall was built in about 1800 for Edmund Evans – the family had made their money from a mill in Darley Abbey in Derby. Coincidenatlly this mill has now also been converted into a wedding venue! It has had many owners since it was built – most notably the famous industrialist Francis Wright who also owned the Osmaston Estate and was extremely influential during his time – as director of the Butterley Ironworks Company he had his hand in the deisgn of St Pancras Station. There is still a memorial in his honour in the maket place in Ashbourne. I’m not sure how popular he was at the time as he put a stop to the annual fair and tried (unsuccesfully) to ban Shrovetide!!
Yeldersley Hall also has links to the Royal Family. The Duchess of York’s great grandfather, FitzHerbert Wright, owned Yeldersley Hall and her grandfather, Henry FitzHerbert Wright, was born there!
There is also a James Bond connection to this beautiful house – Ian Fleming visited Yeldersley Hall many times, primarily to see Muriel Wright with whom he had a passionate, but doomed wartime affair. Muriel was the daughter of Henry FitzHerbert Wright, an MP and once High Sheriff of Derbyshire (mentioned above). Muriel was reported to be a woman of great beauty, a skier and polo player of some repute. Maybe she was the inspiration for the femme fatale characters of the James Bond series!
The local area
Just down the road from Yeldersley Hall is the historic market town of Ashbourne, known as The Gateway to the Peaks, Ashbourne combines a medieval street pattern and historic buildings with a wealth of high-quality shops. Here you will find a cobbled market square, hidden alleys and yards. Church Street in Ashbourne is apparently one of the finest streets of Georgian buildings in Derbyshire. Well worth a visit!
Close by there are many idyllic little villages to visit – Tissington, Osmaston, Hartington, Ilam & Thorpe Cloud, Alstonefield and so many more. There are also the towns of Buxton & Bakewell. Not to mention all the stunning houses and parks that are available to visits – Hardwick Hall, Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, Sudbury Hall, Kedleston Hall, Calke Abbey.
Walking in Ashbourne
Yeldersley Hall is also ideally situated for exploring Derbyshire and the Peak District, where you can discover a spectacular landscape in one of the most beautiful & inspiring parts of the British Isles. If walking is your thing, why not consider exploring Dovedale and Milldale, the Manifold Valley, Thors Cave, Lathkill Dale or the Tissington Trail? We have lived in this area for many many years now and we’re never bored with the spectaular scenery! Needless to say – the dogs love it too!
So a weekend booked at Yeldersley Hall is not only perfect for a wedding, it is also the ideal base to explore all that Derbyshire has to offer! If you would like to know more about us as Yeldersley Hall Wedding Photographers, please do GET IN TOUCH!
Yeldersley Hall Wedding Photographers