It’s been a number of years since I last visited Raven Hall Country House Hotel in Ravenscar, Scarborough, so I am over the moon that I finally revisited as the Raven Hall Hotel wedding photographer for Kerrie & John.

Raven Hall Country House Hotel is certainly one of my favourite venues to visit as a Yorkshire Wedding Photographer. Built in 1774 and was originally called Peak Hall. The scenery is simply beautiful, overlooking Robin Hood’s Bay in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and sits in between Scarborough and Whitby.

As a Yorkshire wedding photographer, or rather a documentary wedding photographer, Raven Hall Country House Hotel really is the ideal venue. The hotel is grand, the scenery is stunning, the reception hall is perfect, and the cabins really add something else to the day. Basically everything is one venue, and as a wedding photographer who likes to roam and capture moments its a great fit.

The area around Raven Hall Country House Hotel seems to have its own weather system. One minute the sun will be out, the next a blanket of sea mist or fog engulfs everything. It certainly keeps me on my toes.


Before Kerrie and John’s big day I was informed that an owl would be the ring bearer. I’ve tried my hands at most forms of photography now. Events, weddings, parties, studio, and a little sport, but one form of photography that I have never attempted is BIF (birds in flight) so to say I was a little nervous is an understatement. One chance, one shot, no mistakes. Thankfully I got it! It did help that we held a practice run before the proper flight during the ceremony.

The ceremony for Kerrie and John was held outside, and with Robin Hoods Bay in the background I cannot think of a more scenic backdrop for a wedding. The reception was great fun, with all the wedding guests in good spirit. I also took the opportunity to send up my drone to capture some aerial photography of Robin Hoods Bay.

2021 has been an incredible year for being a Yorkshire wedding photographer, and I am so glad that one of my last weddings of the wedding season was that of Kerrie and John. Such a down to earth and fun loving couple, who couldn’t do enough for me.

A huge congratulations to you both! Thanks for choosing me to be your Raven Hall Hotel wedding photographer.

Here’s a few photos from the story of the day: