Group shot spots

More often than not these days, wedding photography is all about the more candid, natural shots of you and your guests enjoying your day, which we’re huge fans of. But let’s face it, we all need one or two formal photos for the family album.

We often get asked where the best places are at Netherbyres for more formal group shots, so here’s a round up of some of the top spots our couples picked in 2021.


We’ve got plenty of colourful and patterned backdrops – you can even pick one to match with your bridal party…

Deneka‘s bridesmaids perfectly coordinated with the bright yellow walls in our sunny entrance.

Photo by Marc Millar

As did Elliot and his groomsmen with the blue lounge walls.

Photo by Nikki Leadbetter

And the mural wall in bedroom seven makes for a perfect picture backdrop, which Helen and her bridesmaids took advantage of.

Photo by Anna Urban

The Grand Hall has been a popular indoor photo spot, especially for these microweddings where all of the guests could gather by the stairs.

Photo by Loraine Ross
Photo by Northern Aye


With our extensive grounds, the options for photo locations are pretty endless.

A popular spot last year was the flower bed in front of the house (especially when our dahlias are in bloom!)

Photo by Northern Aye

And the main stairs leading up to the front door.

Photo by Loraine Ross
Photo by Lewis MacMichael

Or, we’re not short of trees and bushes if you’re partial to a more natural backdrop.

Photo by Mirrorbox

We’re looking forward to seeing what locations our couples and photographers choose this year.

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