Great John Street Hotel Wedding Photography | Lauren and Jimmy


Lauren & Jimmy


Lauren shares a hug with her bridesmaid during preparation

Lauren shares a hug with her bridesmaid during preparation

I had an absolute blast photographing Lauren and Jimmy’s immense Great John Street Hotel wedding back in August! It was an incredible day from start to finish with so much going on throughout! We always love a good Eclectic Hotels wedding, having recently enjoyed Didsbury House Hotel and Eleven Didsbury Park weddings I knew I was in for a big day ahead and couldn’t wait to get started!

Fabulous Together Luxury Wedding Planners

For the first time, I had the chance to work alongside the awesome Andrea from Fabulous Together Luxury wedding planners who was an absolute joy to work alongside. Andrea ensured everything ran like clockwork on the day with the day running incredibly smoothly all in sync with the planning. I had a host of tremendous wedding suppliers involved in the day with The AMC Gospel Choir singing for Lauren to walk down the aisle, along with Al Grant Sax serenading guests with some deep saxophone symphonies during cocktail hour.

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I met Lauren and her bridesmaids in the bridal suite of Great John Street Hotel. Naturally the champagne was in full flow and the excitement was in the air! Lauren’s stunning Pronovious wedding dress from Knutsford Wedding Gallery radiated opulence as it hung on the balcony bannister whilst she sat in the window having her make up applied. There were strong meaningful hugs and all the emotions throughout the morning as the bridal party got set for their ceremony at Great John Street Hotel.

The ceremony itself was very close and intimate as our bride and groom exchanged their rings and read their vows to one another in front of their closest friends and families, you could feel how special this ceremony was to everybody involved. Once the nuptials of the service had concluded it was time for drinks, food and partying at this terrific Manchester boutique wedding venue!

Great John Street Hotel - A cool and trendy city centre wedding venue

Great John Street Hotel is a very cool, trendy, boutique hotel in the centre of Manchester. As a converted Victorian school building, the hotel perfectly balances its beautiful period features with contemporary designer details. The attention to detail in every room rings true from floor to ceilings in every palatial room adorned with wonderful period features and contemporary notes. Stepping into a Great John Street Hotel room you are greeted to a cast-iron fireplace and draped chandeliers which perfectly set the tone for this ultra suave venue.
Located in the heart of Manchester, the hotel can be conveniently found in the middle of the city’s best restaurants and bars. Great John Street is also only a stones throw away from major transport links such as Deansgate station, with easy access links to Piccadilly and beyond.

The venue can be hired for your own exclusive use for your wedding day allowing you to hold your special day with up to 250 of your closest friends and family. The hotel rooms for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and your first dance are all converted school classrooms which have all been brought up to date with some very attractive contemporary styling. As you enter through the lobby of this suave hotel, be sure to have a look up at the grand chandeliers lining the ceilings as you make your way through to the pewter bar located in the hotel’s Oyster Bar.

With regards to rooms the hotel also offers great flexibility for your day. You can say your wedding vows in the south-facing rooftop lounge before celebrating out on terrace which offers tremendous views of Manchester’s vast skyline with your friends and family. You can then nip down to the hotel’s signature Oyster Bar for further drinks. Confetti is great for being thrown outside and there’s considerable space for this just outside the hotel lobby. The mezzanine provides the perfect area for your wedding breakfast and with the resplendent bar area being the perfect setting for your first dance.

Luxury City Centre Wedding Venue

Every aspect of Great John Street Hotel weddings boasts class. The food is simply delectable and there’s a mouth-watering selection of menu choices including heavenly hog roasts and delightful barbecue bites. For sleeping arrangements there are 30 grand suites for you and your guests to share, with each room being individually designed and styled with original features and lavish decor. There are 14 duplex rooms, ten luxe junior suites, and six huge suites covering between 520 and 625 square feet each.
The hotel has a full entertainment license for live music allowing for a great party at the end of the day and the very friendly, accommodating wedding planning team are on hand to help as much as they can.

This is a gorgeous contemporary wedding venue which simply can not be missed! a perfect luxury city centre wedding venue for a glamorous boutique wedding.


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Photography Information

Photographs were taken using a Canon 5D Mkiii camera, a Canon 6D camera and a selection of lenses (mainly the 24mm-70mm series ii 2.8L, 70-200 F4.0, a wide angle lens 17mm-40mm F4.0) and two Canon 600EX-RT flashes to maintain consistant exposure in light and dark conditions and also for night time flash photography for images with contrast. A Canon 100mm F2.8 macro lens was used for close up details for the wedding photography.