Last week I headed over to the Northern Monk Refectory wedding fair so thought it’d be nice to do a recap of the suppliers and share a few photos for those that couldn’t make it. After loads of snow luckily it melted away and left us with a lovely day to meet and chat to brides and grooms.
Northern Monk Refectory is located just around the corner from the Leeds train station in a gorgeous Old Flax Mill. Being home to the original Northern Monk Brewery and taproom (now small batch brewing is done here with the full brewery having moved down the road). The refectory features the chapter hall on the top floor of the building. with it’s own bar, those stunning windows as well as plenty of exposed brick detailing. It’s made even better by the fact on a nice sunny day, (when we get those), the light streams into the space. There’s plenty of options for using the space and ways of styling the location. You’re guaranteed to get plenty of great beer on tap as well. For me it’s a location I love to photograph as it brings together both sides of my photography work. (For those that don’t know I also shoot editorial and commercial photography focussed around the food and drink scene).
The wedding fair was a good outing for a couple of new wedding albums I’ve recently had made, as well a perfect opportunity to chat to loads of lovely couples and wedding suppliers.
For the fair there was a good mix of suppliers to cover most areas of the day. I’ll list here who headed over, and a link to find out more about what they do.
The Suppliers –
The Chapter Hall at Northern Monk Refectory – The wedding fair hosts.
All things Borrowed – venue styling. Using a mix of vintage & bespoke furniture, as well as hand crafted pieces to help really put your style into the day.
Bears Pantry – No wedding is complete with a good feast. Whether it’s a sit down meal, family sharing or street food style. Bears Pantry will work with you to create a menu to remember.
Tara Floristry – Northern Monk’s in house florist can not only create some stunning bouquets, button holes but also those table displays you’ve always dreamed about.
Luna Bride – Based in Harrogate Luna Bride is focussed on creating beautiful ethical wedding dresses for the modern bride.
New York Brass Band – Bring the party to the wedding the New York Brass Band are a New Orleans inspired band playing lively and fun versions of all kinds of music.
Viva la Booth – Taking the classic photobooth into the modern age with this wonderful looking camera setup.
Add Vintage – Fancy some ace vintage accessories to style your venue? Plates, signs, neon lights, chairs, if you need it, I’m pretty sure they will have it to hire.
Porter House Cake Co – Making your dream wedding cake styled to perfection and tasting the part as well. I was lucky enough to get a few samples from Liz to enjoy in the evening, so good. You might have already tried some of their ace creations at Laynes Espresso and Tall Boys in Leeds..
Midnight Alchemy Designs – Handmade jewellery and wedding rings inspired by nature and folklore
My Shuna Lettering – Want custom hand drawn invites, signs, converse or even leather jackets? Sonia does it all.
Humanist Ceremonies – Not fancy getting married in a church or licensed building, or just want to really customise the ceremony to how you want it, you need to speak Val.
Brew town Tours – Last but by no means least, Brew Town tours offer trips to visit yorkshire based breweries. Perfect for a stag and hen do, or just because!
Like the idea of getting married at Northern Monk and what to chat about photography? Just get in touch at the form above or give me a call.