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River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography

By Tuxandtales @TuxandTales

Yorkshire Wedding Photography

As lovers of creative Yorkshire wedding photography we are super excited by the opening of River Mills Ballroom – an awesome new wedding venue we have been excited to be involved with in our very own hometown of Selby (near York)! Just a stone throw up the street from the Tux & Tales HQ, we just can’t wait to shoot our next wedding at this exciting new venue and here’s why!

River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Exterior sign from road
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Quirky wedding couple smile with gold confetti
Interior grand staircase at River Mills Ballroom
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Stars & Night Sky Wedding theme

River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography – A Building Full of History

River Mills Ballroom truly is a special venue. From humble beginnings as a mill, over the years River Mills Ballroom has had an exciting history. After a brief stint as a roller-disco in the 80’s, River Mills Ballroom was eventually converted into a wedding and performance venue, re-opening in 2016. So much care and attention has gone into revitalizing the building and recalling this rich and eclectic history. All the magic of the theater is in the air as you walk through the beautifully renovated ballroom. While the rejuvenated (and original) brickwork, fireplaces and box office all add to the charm and allure of this unique space.

River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Alternative wedding in gold and blue
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography tattooed bride stands in front of paper flower wall
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography
White wedding shoes and bouquet standing on top of confetti on ballroom floor

River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography – Uniquely Photo-Ready

As wedding photographers who specialize in fun and creative Yorkshire wedding photography we are thrilled by the amazing photographic opportunities River Mills Ballroom has to offer. The grand staircase with its awesome, funky tropical wallpaper makes for a stunning backdrop and is super-fun. You just can’t seem to turn a corner in this building without discovering another new and exciting space to photograph in.  Beautiful light floods into the rooms creating amazing silhouettes and fantastic reflections on the polished floors. More romantic moments look fantastic in front of the original brick fireplace and there are even some glorious industrial details for us to play with and create photos with a bit more attitude! Some venues you can just return to time and time again and they’re always fresh and exciting – River Mills really has it all and is an exceptional space for Yorkshire wedding photography.

River Mills Ballroom has a multipurpose room and a secondary studio. The studio has an original brick fireplace and is the perfect space for ceremonies.

Beautiful bride looks out of mill window at River Mills Ballroom
Studio 2 Fireplace River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography
Alternative Tattooed wedding couple eat a donut together
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography stars & night sky wedding theme

River Mills Ballroom’s Grand Ballroom

Oh and did I mention the ballroom? River Mills Ballroom (as the name might suggest) comes with its very own full size ballroom and it’s big – very big! With a standing capacity of 300 (150 seated), River Mills Ballroom really can handle weddings of any size. The ballroom is the perfect blank canvas space for couples wanting to really express their individual personality and tastes. The most amazing light (provided by windows that run the length of the ballroom) floods this room – really bringing the outside, inside on those warm summer days. One end of the Ballroom is occupied by a permanent stage – just perfect for a band/DJ to set up for some awesome party antics.

River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Tattooed bride wearing dress from Legend Bridal in front of gray blue door
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Ballroom layout
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Celestial themed wedding shoot

River Mills Ballroom, a Friendly & Fun Wedding Venue

Couple all of this with owners and staff that are some of the nicest, loveliest and most helpful individuals you’ll ever meet (we might be a bit biased on this one!) and you can see that it’s no wonder that we are so excited about River Mills Ballroom. We love wedding photography (especially Yorkshire wedding photography) and we just can’t wait for our next photographic adventure at this fantastic venue!

River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography alternative and quirky wedding couple walk up aisle in front of flower wall
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography Smae sex couple smiling and cuddling
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography
River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography

About the Shoot(s):

Celestial Style Shoot
Styling & Planning: Kook Events
Production: Marry Me Ink
Film: The Forest Film Co.
Makeup & Hair: Natalie Willingham Makeup
Wedding Dresses: Legend Bridal
Flowers: River & Rose UK
Cake: Rebel Cakes
Furniture Hire: Black Furniture Hire
Neon Signs: Add Vintage
Flower Wall: Maddison Rocks
Leather Jacket: Born to Thread
Stationery & Laser Cuttings: Suzanne Oddy Designs

Building Images
Photography: River Mills Ballroom Wedding Photography by Tux & Tales Photography
Styling: LND Events

When doing editorial shoots, we love to use our previous real life clients. To see the real-life weddings of our gorgeous models:
Akira & Kelly
Cind & Thom


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