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Weddings at The Shankly: Stunning Photography by Matthew Rycraft

The Shankly Hotel is a premier location for weddings in Liverpool. With the beautiful Garden of Eden offering unrestricted views across the city, it is undeniably the ultimate rooftop wedding venue for that special day.

It only makes sense that such a stunning venue on such a special day needs to be captured forever and frozen in time for years of vibrant memories. That’s why it is so important to get the right photographer for the big day. So much effort goes into getting everything perfect, getting an eternal keepsake is an aspect of your wedding that cannot be overlooked or done by half.

At The Shankly Hotel, our weddings offer a different class of event and many of our happy couples are looking for the best of the best for all aspects of the ceremony.

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Finding the Best Photographer

Matthew Rycraft has shot many weddings in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel, guiding couples through their day and ensuring each photograph captures a special moment. The care and dedication that goes into every wedding shine through in the stunning photos that come out the other end.

When the Garden of Eden opened for weddings in 2016, Matt photographed the very first ceremony, beautifully capturing and showcasing the elegance of the unique venue.

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It’s an undeniable fact that the Merseyside based photographer has set the standard for architectural wedding photography in the area. It’s clear from his breath-taking portfolio that having an expert eye for a dramatic and inspiring shot can be the difference between a good photo and a great photo.

The passion that emulates through the photos helps to make Matthew’s photos the benchmark for wedding photography not only at The Shankly Hotel but at our sister hotel, 30 James Street. His wedding photography really helps to enhance the already stunning features of both iconic buildings, with the entrance archways and the staircase at the former home of White Star Line headquarters being particularly favourite locations of his.

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It’s these great aspects and years of experience that has led to a firm and reliable relationship with the wedding teams at both hotels. This connection and rapport really help to bring a wedding together, ensuring the day runs smoothly and the bride gets the images that she will cherish for a lifetime.

Making decisions in partnership with the wedding team is the key to making the day perfect, running smoothly and in the best interest of the happy couple. Matt helps to capture the perfect moment in time, using years of experience and a well-established, tried and tested style that incorporate a vision of drama, the classic and the natural.

The Perfect Heavenly Venue

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It’s not hard to show the Garden of Eden or Baby Eden in a good light, the venues are beautiful and a destination within themselves, but Matthew manages to bring out the best in our stunning event backdrops and somehow makes them look even more gorgeous than they already are.

It’s not just the beautiful event space that makes The Shankly Hotel the perfect place for your dream day. The city centre hotel is one of the most iconic hotels in Liverpool, minutes walk from the thriving centre of Liverpool and designed with utter luxury in mind, your wedding guests can enjoy unique suites and luxurious furnishings and fittings.

There’s even a bridal suite that is guaranteed to take your breath away. With a private snug area, double shower and in-room jacuzzi bath, the bridal suite is definitely somewhere that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Being one of the most popular photographers at our hotels, Matthew Rycraft’s diary gets full months in advance. Visit his site to enquire about availability and don’t miss out on your very own wedding photography experience, with complete care from start to finish. Make sure you check out his Twitter for the latest updates or browse the Instagram for wedding inspiration.

If you want to plan your wedding at The Shankyl Hotel and have an incredible and memorable day, email our coordinators at weddings@shanklyhotel.com or call 0151 541 9999 and select option 2 then option 5.

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Hannah is a journalism graduate with a keen interest in all things travel, food, and culture. If it involves adventure, chocolate, or finding something new in the city, she'll be there to tell you all about it.