Merrydale Manor Wedding Photographer

'The photos are truly breathtaking and made us feel like we could be in a magazine!" Beth & Adam

“David captured our day in the most magical and authentic way.  We honestly couldn’t have asked for more!” Lucy & Adrian

“Everything we wanted”

“Pre wedding communication was fab! Everyone commented on how amazing David was at the wedding. The photos are truly breathtaking and made us feel like we could be in a magazine! If I were to describe David in three words, it would be easy, Everything we wanted” Beth & Adam

Merrydale Manor

Merrydale Manor is a modern wedding venue located in North West Cheshire County. It is both bespoke and sophisticated, offering the type of luxury that only its sister venue, Colshaw Hall, rivals. The beautiful manor home is an exclusive use venue where the bride, groom, wedding party, and guests have access to everything they need to create a fairy tale wedding day.

From the different rooms to the exquisite backdrops for your wedding photography, there team of wedding professionals will be available to help you work things out. The ceremony room, the Cave, and the Makeup Suite were designed with you in mind. Many perfect locations throughout the property are ideal for Merrydale Manor wedding photography. What better way to capture the precious moments of your special day than to have a photographer who knows the property and all it has to offer?

David Conway Photography

My name is David Conway, and I am a well-known Merrydale Manor wedding photographer will almost 15 years of experience. I take a relaxed approach to my photography, blending contemporary and documentary styles. As a Cheshire wedding photographer, I look at the whole property for ideas. I tend to be very creative, always looking for ways to capture the true emotion of the day.

From the groomsmen in the Cave to the bridesmaids in the Makeup Suite, there are many opportunities for beautiful wedding photographs. The special moments rarely occur during the wedding ceremony. They take place as your wedding day unfolds, and the minutes tick away until two lives join together as one. It's the moments no one expects that tend to be the most heartwarming. My job as a wedding photographer is to find those moments and capture them so they can be enjoyed again and again.

Merrydale Manor in Cheshire

Cheshire is located in North West England and is full of small villages and scenic views from almost every angle. Chester and Manchester, for example, are full of historical buildings that are ideal for elopement weddings or engagement photos. Throughout Europe, the UK is known for its stunning countryside views, quaint villages, and historical estates and manor houses. From North Wales to Lancashire, I love finding new wedding venues to explore.

Merrydale Manor Wedding Photography

A bride and groom will spend many days preparing for their big day. The floral decor team and wedding planners are available to help finalize all of the details. Located in the heart of Cheshire, the estate has acres of gardens and meadows where wedding guests, bridesmaids, groomsmen, and anyone in the wedding party can sneak away for a short break.

When you tie the knot at Merrydale Manor, you also have access to large outside areas that are perfect for your wedding reception. As the toastmaster raises their glass, the newlyweds can share their first dance. During the wedding breakfast or if you choose to have a drinks reception, I will be taking as many wedding photos of your guests as possible. Sharing the excitement and enjoying time with friends and family is what it's all about.

History of Merrydale Manor

Merrydale Manor was built in 2017 for the purpose of being one of the most luxurious and sophisticated wedding venues in this area of the UK. Merrydale Manor and its sister venue, Colshaw Hall, are owned and managed by the Irlam family. The Irlams' built the manor on property adjoining Colshaw Hall. The estate's grand sweeping driveway takes you through the property amid the beautiful gardens and parkland.

In addition to the rolling hills of the countryside, a polo field is also nearby. The wedding venue is exclusive use, allowing the bride and groom, as well as their guests, to have all the privacy they like. Picturesque views of the area provide for the stunning wedding photos the estate is known to offer. Merrydale Manor weddings are known for their style and beauty. Even though the venue is relatively new, its atmosphere and layout give it an ageless charm that most couples like.

Merrydale Manor, Cheshire

From the bridal preparations to the wedding breakfast and first dance, our team of event planning professionals will guide you through the process. By the end of the night, you have taken the first steps on your new journey as man and wife. Your wedding plans will come together and your wedding album will be full of memories that will last a lifetime.

Merrydale Manor is a stunning venue in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside. The amazing wedding photographs that capture the best moments of your special day will reveal the luxury of the manor house and the breathtaking beauty of the bride and her bridesmaids. Photos of your bridal party enjoying the evening reception and raising their glasses to the couple will add the final touches to your big day.

Everything we wanted

Describing David is easy, Everything we wanted! Pre-wedding communication was fab! Everyone commented on how amazing David was at the wedding, and the photos are truly breathtaking... it made us feel like we could be in a magazine!

Beth & Adam

Master of his craft

You will honestly feel like he is one of your guests, absolute top bloke and a master of his craft!

Lorna & lee


He was amazing with my little cousin who is only 5 and made her completely at ease with a camera around. Me and Matthew couldn’t have asked for anything better.

Casey & Matthew

Frequently asked questions

Find answers to some common questions below. Alternatively, you can contact David directly either by chat, phone or video. (This is often the quickest way to get the information you need.)

What area do you cover?

I am based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, which gives me access to Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and large areas of Yorkshire.  As a rule, I am happy to travel up to 60 miles to cover a wedding. Any further than this I charge a fee to cover travel costs.

How many photos will I get from our wedding photography?

Every wedding is different and the number of images you receive can be a reflection of what moments are there to be captured.  On a normal wedding day I usually deliver between 600-800 images to your online gallery.

How long will it be before I receive my wedding gallery?

I know how keen my couples are to see and share some images from their wedding day, so with this in mind I always like to provide a selection of teaser shots a day or two after the wedding day.  This would usually be around 20-30 images.  I then aim to deliver the full collection of images on an online gallery within 6-8 weeks.

Can I share my images and buy prints and wall art?

From the online gallery my coupes will have access to the full selection of wedding images, but they will be subtly watermarked.  From the gallery you would be able to order any prints or wall art directly through my professional printing service. You would be able to share the gallery to any friends and family, and they too, would be able to order any prints they may like as well.  If you wanted the full collection of high resolution images to share and keep, my couples do have the option of ordering a USB.  See more on my packages page here.

How long have you been Photographing Weddings?

Having been photographing weddings for the best part of 13 years, I am a highly experienced photographer.  I have been lucky to work at some of the countries premium wedding venues and have one many awards, including the prestigious Guild Of Photographers Wedding Photographer of the Year for 2021.

Are you fully Insured?

Yes, I have insurance for all my equipment as well as £2M public liability insurance.  I also have Drone insurance as well as the necessary drone qualifications to be legal and safe when flying at a wedding.

Will we have to pay extra for Drone Photos?

No.  I see my drone as an essential piece of equipment on a wedding day, and so long as the weather allows it and it is safe to do so, I will use it on your wedding day to capture shots of the venue, your guests and it allows me to get creative when getting shots of my couples too.

How do I book in for a chat about my wedding?

Get in touch using my contact page here and we can arrange a chat, either in person at my home in Brockholes, Holmfirth, or we can arrange a Zoom call.  

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