Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Just down the road from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital are Sheffield’s very own and very beautiful Botanical Gardens.

Covering 19 acres, the gardens first opened in 1836 and have 15 different garden areas with collections of plants from all over the world providing beautiful colours all year round.

One of the main features of the gardens is the spectacular restored Grade II listed curvilinear Glass Pavilions which makes a fabulous backdrop for wedding photos.


Weddings at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

The West Lawn is perfect for having a marquee and you have the option of having a ceremony and a reception in the gardens. They also welcome people by prior arrangement who would like to have their wedding photos taken there.


Wedding photos in the Sheffield Botanical Gardens

There are so many places around the gardens to choose from for your wedding photos – from a beautiful pond area, a fountain, to outside the glass pavilion to the beautiful lawns and even a bear pit! I can imaging the whole wedding party being inside and I can take the photo from above for a quirky, fun formal!

Another delightful added bonus when I went for a walk around were the incredibly tame squirrels, who seemed to appear from nowhere to watch me while I was taking photos. How cute!


Things to think about if you’re planning your wedding at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens;

Vehicles aren’t allowed into the garden, so some forward planning is needed to get people there – there are 3 different entrances you can use to get inside the gardens and once there you will need to walk to the different locations, but it isn’t far and is a beautiful stroll.

As the gardens are open to the public, wedding photo shoots are only permitted in designated locations, and must be not incovenience other visitors or create damage to the plants, landscape or gardens, as you would expect.

We can take photos outside the glass pavilions, but for preservation reasons we’re not allowed to take them inside.

You can hire a marquee for the West Lawn (see a map here)


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