Sun Pavilion Wedding Photographer

When you have family and friends who span the globe, it can be tricky coordinating a single event that accommodates everyone all at once. Emma and Seyon’s solution was to have two weddings – why not! After first tying the knot in Sri Lanka, this beautiful couple then had a second wedding in the UK, at the enchanting Sun Pavilion in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.  These Cambridge University graduates and doctors know what they want from life and they knew what they wanted from their wedding photographs too.  So it was an honour and a privilege for me to be asked to be the photographer for their fun and vibrant wedding at the Sun Pavilion on this glorious late summer’s day.

Harrogate wedding venue

The historic and picturesque spa town of Harrogate holds a special place in the heart for Emma so it was a fitting choice of location for the UK leg of their wedding celebrations.  I spent a short while photographing her very chilled bridal preparations in town before hot-footing it down the road to catch the groom and his friends getting ready too.  Once done up, I walked with the boys to the wedding venue, stopping only for an impromptu snap with some magnificent steam punks, as you do!

Enchanting setting for a wedding

Nestled in the heart of Harrogate, the Sun Pavilion is something of a hidden gem of a wedding venue.  This elegant Art Deco building, perfectly located within Harrogate’s glorious Grade II listed Valley Gardens, was restored in 1998 and re-opened by Queen Elizabeth II herself.  The building has two main spaces for wedding celebrations. Emma and Seyon chose to have their wedding ceremony on the terrace, surrounded by vibrant flowers and lush greenery.  Together with their multi-cultural guests in splendid dress, this was an occasion bursting with joyous colour and emotion to match.

Fabulous spaces for smiling faces

After drinks and canapes in the shade of the terrace greenery, our happy couple and their learned guests were called to dine in the main room of the Sun Pavilion wedding venue.  This grand and splendid space, dominated by the incredible stained glass dome above, provided the perfect location for dinner, speeches and dancing later. 

Sun Pavilion wedding portraits

After dinner, we went for a short stroll amongst the lush greenery, vibrant flowers, and tranquil ponds that surround this amazing wedding venue. The Grade II listed Valley Gardens really do provide a stunning backdrop and endless wedding photo opportunities for our happy couple.  I don’t like to take newlyweds away from their party for long, but this part of the day can be a nice opportunity for a breather, some quiet time for a couple to be together.  And so it was for Emma and Seyon. 

Evening party vibes

The evening party is always a huge part of every wedding. That main room at the Sun Pavilion in Harrogate provided the perfect space for a game of Mr & Mrs, followed by a large and lively ceilidh to round off a perfect day. It was great to see everyone getting fully involved and loving every minute of it.  I reckon taking the party pics might just be my favourite part of being a wedding photographer. However, the whole of Emma and Seyon’s magical day at the Sun Pavilion in Harrogate was a joy to photograph from start to finish, and I’m very grateful that they chose me to capture these special memories.

So thanks again, and many congratulations to Emma and Seyon.

I shoot the day as I find it, with minimal posing and interruption from myself. If you like the sound of this and are looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding at the Sun Pavilion, or for another fabulous venue, please check out some more of my featured weddings and my portfolio. Why not drop me a line to chat more.  I can’t wait to hear from

Originally built in the 1930s, the Sun Pavilion boasts elegant Art Deco architecture and a rich history. Restored to its former glory in 1998, the venue exudes timeless charm and sophistication, adding a touch of grandeur to wedding celebrations.

The Sun Pavilion offers versatile indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate various wedding styles and party sizes. Couples can choose to exchange vows in the airy Pavilion or amidst the natural beauty of the surrounding gardens, with options for both intimate gatherings and larger celebrations.

The dedicated events team at the Sun Pavilion is committed to making each wedding a memorable and seamless experience. From initial planning to on-the-day coordination, they work closely with couples to bring their vision to life, ensuring every detail is meticulously executed.

By choosing the Sun Pavilion for their wedding, couples can enjoy the exclusivity of a private venue surrounded by natural beauty. With the entire Pavilion and gardens reserved for their special day, they can create cherished memories with their loved ones in a serene and intimate setting.

Weddings at the Sun Pavilion offer couples the opportunity to celebrate their love in a truly magical location, where timeless elegance meets natural splendour. With its scenic beauty, historic charm, and personalized service, it’s no wonder why this venue is a popular choice for couples seeking a memorable and romantic wedding experience.