South Yorkshire in the Humber region, once an industrial heartland, is now a 21st century playground with culture, sport and rural activities. South Yorkshire offers some of the UK’s best retail destinations, nightlife and family attractions with a good dose of countryside and culture thrown in for good measure. Unsurprisingly therefore, South Yorkshire is a wonderful location to get married in, offering venues and experiences for all types of weddings and budgets.
South Yorkshire is home to the western reaches of the Pennine Hills, a place noted for its lonely moorland and scenic valleys. For an out of season wedding, this is the place to be, ideal for romantic photography and a dramatic, atmosphere with jaw-dropping vista. Lush, hidden valleys provide a range of approved venues with architectural styles dating back several centuries from Tudor through to Arts and Crafts and everything in between. The wealth of South Yorkshire’s industrial cities and areas created beautiful buildings which have been perfectly preserved to offer you the most special of wedding days.
For the city vibe, Sheffield is the place to marry. Sheffield has a long and proud industrial heritage but has transformed itself into a 21st century destination of culture and vibrancy. A range of traditional historic venues sit side by side with contemporary and urban settings, many borrowed from buildings now regenerated from Sheffield’s industrial past. Doncaster is an ancient town built on the site of a Roman fort and is one of South Yorkshire’s hidden gems, perfect if you want a town wedding that is both distinctive and accessible. Doncaster is known for its heritage and with plenty of green spaces is the perfect location for a wedding or to base your guests if you want to marry in one of the many attractive small towns and villages that surround it.
The Peak District National Park lies 21 miles to the west of Sheffield and makes a perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding particularly if you are looking to marry in the spring, autumn or winter where moody skies and dramatic landscapes will create some super special atmospheric photos. There are a range of licensed venues including country houses and hotels which can offer just the reception or the ceremony as well. Just remember to consider access if you are getting married in the deepest darkest winter as weather can be a factor which may impact on your guests’ ability to travel.
South Yorkshire is located in the heart of England and so has some excellent travel links particularly from Sheffield. There are a number of rail networks which pass through the city with access to Leeds and Manchester in less than an hour and the journey time to is London between two and three hours. Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport offers a choice of international routes and other airports including Manchester. Leeds Bradford and East Midlands are all within easy reach.