Hidden River Wedding Photography

Elopement at Hidden River Cabins

So, you’ve booked your dream wedding venue, Hidden River Barn. Now what?

You are looking for a Cumbrian wedding photographer who feels more like a friend, someone you can trust with capturing the best day ever, and you want it to be fun. The less cheese the better 🧀 (unless it’s the kind you eat, obv!)

Hidden River Barn’s amazing team of wedding co-ordinators are on hand to answer any of your questions and can give you recommendations. Not trying to boast or anything, but I’m one of their recommended suppliers 😉 (listed as Lauren McGuiness Photography)

If you are looking for a wedding photographer who focuses more on the laughs, drunk dancing and cute moments, we might be a good match…

Hidden River Barn Wedding Photography

Hidden River Barn Quirky Wedding Venue

It’s one of my favourite wedding venues in all of Cumbria. It’s a spectacularly unique venue, and the cabins are super cosy (anyone watch ITV’s ‘The Cabins?’, that’s right here!) The absolutely stunning views of the beautiful river Lyne can be viewed from the cabins and right by the barn.

Hidden River Barn is one of the most unusual and quirky wedding barns in Cumbria. Couples looking for a unique Cumbrian wedding venue should definitely consider here. Located just outside of Longtown, near Carlisle, Hidden River is nestled in the beautiful countryside, off a dirt road. As soon as you turn into the venue, you’ll see why it’s so special 😍

The barn is a new edition, and is an absolutely breathtaking space for your relaxed wedding. The barn can hold between 50 – 250 guests, perfect for any type of wedding. It’s also a great space for your evening party – dance-offs all round!

All five of Hidden River’s log cabins are licensed for civil ceremonies along with Hidden River House and the Hidden River Barn.

It’s such an amazing place, surrounded by miles of woodland, wildlife and bird song surrounds the barn and paths along the privately owned riverbank make for natural and relaxed wedding photographs 📸

Read more about this incredible venue on the Hidden River Barn website.

Hidden River Barn Quirky Wedding Venue

Hidden River Cabin Elopements

Hidden River Cabin Elopements

What could be more special than saying ‘I do’ then in your own private woodland cabin? Hidden River has breathtaking cabins for hire that are licensed for civil ceremonies.

I have photographed SO many incredible elopements and small weddings here, and it’s genuinely one of my favourite venues. Each wedding and elopement are so unique – a perfect location for an alternative Cumbrian wedding.


Your wedding will be:

✨ 100% fun and one big party

✨ A celebration of marrying your best bud

✨ Relaxed, enjoyable and not having to stand for an hour for those dreaded granny-mantlepiece-group-photos

✨ Spending time with the people you love most (yes, this does include drunk dancing after multiple Jäegerbombs)

What you get with me:

✨ A photographer who feels more like a friend

✨ Someone who’s relaxed, laidback and will capture you at your happiest

✨ The person on the pub quiz team who knows a song within 3 seconds – I’m great at putting together wedding playlists, just sayin’

✨ Will most likely dance with your guests (sorry not sorry) 💃

Read more about me here.

“Lauren was there right from the beginning, even helping out with jobs, getting me ready and capturing perfect moments. Lauren made us feel relaxed, comfortable and she was flexible with all of our changing schedules.

“Her photos were so natural and beautifully put together and put us at ease. Thank you for giving us something so special that will last a lifetime.

Lindsay & Tom

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