Joel Skingle

The Fig House

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Chelsea & Rob - The Fig House at Middleton Lodge Wedding Photographer

Chelsea & Rob chose The Fig House for their wedding in October. These two are the most beautiful, kind hearted, joyous people – and their day reflected every inch of that, with Middleton Lodge being the perfect venue to reflect their style.

As you step into The Fig House, you are greeted by a flood of natural light streaming through expansive windows, casting a gentle glow on the stylish interiors. The sleek lines and modern aesthetics create an inviting atmosphere, while the thoughtful use of earthy tones and textures pays homage to the estate’s natural beauty. The Fig House is not just a venue; it’s an experience. The indoor-outdoor design allows guests to flow effortlessly between the chic interiors and the enchanting garden beyond.

Weddings at Middleton Lodge are always beautiful, chic, timeless – it’s the perfect backdrop for gorgeous weddings.


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If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your elegant wedding at Middleton Lodge then I would love to be considered to be a part your day!

Middleton Lodge is known for its picturesque setting and beautiful surroundings. The venue often offers a blend of historic charm with modern amenities, making it a fantastic choice for stylish couples seeking a luxurious wedding experience. As a photographer specialising in editorial wedding photography, The Fig House is an exquisite dream to photograph.

Nestled in the heart of northern England, the Yorkshire Dales beckon with their timeless charm and breathtaking landscapes. Choosing to get married in this picturesque region isn’t just a getaway; it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in nature’s embrace.

Middleton Lodge is known for its breathtaking setting and beautiful surroundings. The venue often offers a blend of historic charm with modern amenities, making it a fantastic choice for stylish couples seeking a luxurious and timeless wedding experience. Middleton Lodge offers an intimate and exclusive atmosphere, allowing couples to create a personal and meaningful celebration. The estate’s commitment to hosting a limited number of weddings ensures that each couple receives individual attention. Interiors are refined, yet relaxed – this is a place to feel at home, where guests are encouraged to sit back and settle in.

Middleton Lodge is a beautiful Yorkshire Retreat that has been lovingly restored by the Allison family; but has its roots deep in history. Chelsea & Rob chose to host their wedding in the two acre originally restored Walled Garden with Fig House. Middleton Lodge benefits from a variety of accommodation across the Estate – 36 in all; hotel bedrooms, Shepherd’s huts, hot tub rooms and the excellently-titled Doghouse! The Walled Gardens can be explored by guests between 7am – 9am each day; the gardens were redesigned by Tom Stuart-Smith in 2014 and they provide the inspiration to each individually designed space across the Estate.

Sustainability is key at Middleton Lodge when planning its current and future estate developments. James Allison; the owner and Managing Director of Middleton Lodge is passionate about rebuilding and conserving the Estate to preserve the land for the future.

Idyllic country gardens are brought to life surrounding the beautiful Fig House; designed to bring the outside in with velvet soft greens, garden antiques and real fig trees. Chelsea and Rob’s ceremony was held in the Boiler House bar; tucked away behind the stone archways of the Fig House.

The Fig House is where your wedding feast will be served; couples have a choice of how to seat their guests, with long or round tables both looking utterly beautiful adorned with florals and twinkling candles, a cloud of flowers hanging beneath the incredible glass ceiling. The sleek and contemporary design elements of the Fig House create a unique atmosphere, showcasing the couple’s impeccable taste. Every detail, from the décor to the Champagne, was carefully chosen to reflect the Chelsea and Rob’s vision for their special day.

The Walled Gardens are filled with lush greenery and British flower scents alongside four arbours – one dedicated to each season. The floor to ceiling windows and doors of the original, restored Fig House open onto the large terrace and flood the space indoors with incredible natural light; Fig vines trailing up the brick walls. The Boiler House Bar, where delicious garden cocktails are served, is complete with deep velvet green sofas, open fires and handpicked botanically inspired antiques.
Up to 90 guests can celebrate Walled Garden ceremonies in the Fig House, with space for 130 guests to dine. In the evening, there’s room for 200 guests to dance the night away. Ten bedrooms, both Potting Sheds and Orchard Rooms, can be hired exclusively for each wedding, with additional rooms available to reserve on request.
Choosing a venue in the Yorkshire Dales for a luxury romantic countryside wedding offers a unique and enchanting experience that sets the stage for a unforgettable celebration. Styled with rustic interiors, natural tones and cosy furniture, the Fig House at Middleton Lodge is the perfect place to settle in and celebrate. From the picture-perfect gardens, to sandstone buildings and the surrounding lush countryside.

The Yorkshire Dales are renowned for their stunning landscapes, featuring rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and charming stone-built villages. Couples seeking a romantic backdrop for their wedding find the Dales’ natural beauty unparalleled, providing a magical setting for a luxury celebration.

Many venues in the Yorkshire Dales offer an exclusive and intimate setting, allowing couples to enjoy a private celebration surrounded by the tranquility of the countryside – no as much as Middleton Lodge whose estate is surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful countryside. This creates a romantic ambience that is perfect for couples looking to share their special day with a select group of loved ones.

Yorkshire Dales venues specialising in luxury weddings often prioritise personalised service and attention to detail. Couples can expect a dedicated team to assist in planning every aspect of their wedding, ensuring that their unique vision is brought to life seamlessly. The wedding team at Middleton Lodge are unparalleled in their experience, their ideas and knowledge making ideas into reality to create your perfect wedding day.

The Yorkshire Dales are home to exceptional local produce, and couples can incorporate this into their wedding menus. Middleton Lodge prides themselves on offering gourmet dining experiences with their ethos of ‘from estate to plate.’ Your seasonal wedding feast will be inspired by produce sourced from the estate and Yorkshire countryside.

The Kitchen Garden is also the source of inspiration for the drinks list. Using fresh fruit and herbs from the Kitchen Garden their mixologists have curated a range of delicious sparkling cocktails. The wine lists have been created by Middleton Lodge Estate’s sommelier, sourced from a range of regions.

Couples looking for a romantic escape often appreciate the seclusion and privacy that Yorkshire Dales venues can offer. This allows for an intimate celebration away from the hustle and bustle, creating a sense of exclusivity that contributes to the overall luxury wedding experience. In the spring and summer months, the honey-coloured stone, lavender and wildflowers bring an atmosphere of Mediterranean escape to Middleton Lodge Estate. In autumn and winter, roaring fires, hearty dishes and flickering candles bring a sense of warmth to every space.

Choosing Middleton Lodge for your wedding promises not just a celebration but an exquisite journey into elegance, where the timeless charm of the Estate, personalised service and idyllic surroundings combine to craft a love story that unfolds with unparalleled luxury and romance.