Holly + Dec hosted their wedding reception at Standedge Tunnel and here is their wedding photography. Standedge Tunnel is an industrial and historic warehouse wedding venue in Huddersfield. Standedge Tunnel visitors centre is situated next to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and is Britain’s longest, deepest and highest canal tunnel. Such an amazing engineering feat that cuts through the Pennine hillside and connects up to Diggle in Saddleworth. The building in which the wedding takes place was used as a goods unloading warehouse and comprises three usable floors on the day, enabling you to have a very large capacity wedding.


I’m a huge fan of old buildings being re-purposed for modern events like weddings. Old warehouses have a super amount of character to celebrate in. What I liked about this place was the space in which the guests can freely flow around the space and have the whole use of the building. Also from a documentary point of view, this venue has loads of natural light pouring through it, not usually that common in warehouse weddings, but it makes documentary photos look great.


Holly + Dec booked me to capture their wedding from bridal preparations until the first dance. They both got ready away from the venue and arrived in time for their ceremony which was on the top floor of this fully licensed wedding venue. Holly and the bridesmaids got on to the canal boat in the town of Marsden and headed towards the venue. I found this really cool, arriving at your wedding via a boat! Standedge Tunnel is just a short trip down the canal from Marsden, so their journey didn’t take long.

The three floors were for specific parts of Holly + Dec’s day. The ceremony room at right at the top and is filled with light from the skylights on the roof. After the ceremony, the guests headed back down to the bottom and outside for the confetti throwing. Here the guest got the use the outdoor space and ground level of the building to mingle and congratulate the newlyweds. There is a sub ground layer to the building which the guests can also access, this is the museum part of the venue where guests can congregate and eat canapes, or in Holly’s + Dec’s case, canapes and ice cream from the ice cream van that was hired.

The middle floor is used for the wedding breakfast and speeches, and also the dancing! These lot didn’t need much to get them dancing by the way. After a fun, relaxing day, out came the shots and almost everyone was having them. By the time Dec’s band friends, who also were guests, got up and did their set everyone was in good spirits to kick start the night off. Holly + Dec’s dog even got on the dance floor!


Thanks for taking a look at this blog for my wedding photography at Standedge Tunnel. Leave a comment, I would love to know what you think! I hope you enjoy looking through the images below and if you are feeling inspired by how cool this wedding was and if you are in need of a photographer, then please get in touch.

Also don’t forget to check out the other wedding suppliers Holly + Declan hired, to make their day super ace:


If you are looking for your Standedge Tunnel Wedding Photographer, then look no further. Get in touch if you would like me to photograph your wedding at this historic industrial Yorkshire Wedding Venue.

Here are five compelling reasons why you should book me as your wedding photographer if you’re choosing Standedge Tunnel in Yorkshire as your wedding venue:

  1. Expertise in Documentary Wedding Imagery: As a specialist in documentary wedding photography, I excel at capturing candid moments and genuine emotions. My style focuses on telling the story of your wedding day through authentic and unposed images. By documenting the natural interactions and unique atmosphere at Standedge Tunnel, I will capture the essence of your special day in a way that reflects its true spirit.
  2. Knowledge of Standedge Tunnel: Having worked at Standedge Tunnel before, I am familiar with its distinctive features, lighting conditions, and scenic surroundings. This experience allows me to leverage the venue’s unique elements, ensuring that your photographs showcase the beauty and character of this historic location.
  3. Emphasis on Details: I understand the significance of the small details that contribute to the overall atmosphere and aesthetics of your wedding day. From the intricate decorations to the personalized touches, I will capture these details with precision and creativity. By focusing on these elements, your wedding album will be enriched with visually stunning and meaningful photographs.
  4. Unobtrusive and Candid Approach: My unobtrusive style allows me to blend seamlessly into the background, ensuring that you and your guests can fully immerse yourselves in the celebration without feeling overwhelmed by the presence of a photographer. This approach enables me to capture genuine moments and emotions as they unfold naturally, resulting in photographs that are authentic and evocative.
  5. Exceptional Customer Service: I place a strong emphasis on providing exceptional customer service to all my clients. From our initial consultation to the final delivery of your photographs, I will be dedicated to understanding your vision, preferences, and specific requirements. I aim to create a collaborative and stress-free experience, ensuring that your photography needs are met with the utmost care and professionalism.

Selecting the right wedding photographer is crucial for preserving the memories of your special day. With my expertise in documentary wedding imagery, knowledge of Standedge Tunnel, attention to detail, unobtrusive approach, and commitment to exceptional customer service, I am confident that I can capture the essence of your wedding at this unique venue, creating a timeless collection of photographs that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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