WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY COTSWOLDS
(including wedding photography in Gloucestershire and wedding photography in Oxfordshire)
I have recently moved to The Cotswolds from London. Of course I always knew there were some amazing wedding venues here (indeed I have been to some before) but it is not until you start to get to know an area that you realise how many fantastic places it has where you can get married. There is everything here from traditional country houses to barns you can decorate in any way you please. They are all incredible in their own way and they also all offer great opportunities for beautiful photography. Wherever you choose you will not be disappointed.
One of my favourite places is Barnsley House. This is a quintessentially English country house hotel set in beautiful landscaped gardens. Here they have managed to perfectly blend the traditional with all the contemporary facilities you could wish for, including a spa and a cinema. Exclusive hire of the house (18 bedrooms) is available and this together with the exceptional service make it the perfect venue for an intimate wedding. The truly magnificent gardens designed by Rosemary Verey offer many places for fabulous photography including a Gothic Summer House and a Temple.
Another stylish venue with a home from home feeling is the relatively newly opening Dormy House. It is nestles in the hills in the North Cotswolds, close to the picturesque town of Broadway. The hotel is relaxing not least because the whole house (38 rooms) is always yours should you choose to get married there. They also have a fabulous spa. With plenty of beautiful countryside on the doorstep photography can take place in the gardens or for the more adventurous in the open countryside itself.
Cowley Manor is my perfect choice for a relaxed stately home wedding. Although its Italianate architecture and imposing columns are very traditional it is much more of a designer hotel than a country house. With 30 contemporary rooms, seasonal food and a beautiful spa (with indoor and outdoor pools) it is the ideal place for couples looking for a sophisticated but fun place to get married. Its 55 acres of grounds, with woodland and lake make a stunning backdrop for your photographs.
If it is a barn you are after then look no further than Oxleaze Barn. Beautifully restored just over a year ago the barn is on a working farm in Oxfordshire. It is a very tranquil place to get married. Whilst the barn itself is stunning you can personalise the it completely, enabling you to create your own unique wedding space. With a lovely courtyard, pond and rolling fields, photography here can take in all the beautiful Cotswold landscape has to offer.
It can sometimes be difficult to find a stylish venue for your wedding if you have young children. You still want an elegant day but you also want your children to have a good time. For those people with children who are still looking for a sophisticated place to get married Calcot Manor could be just the place. Although the fine dining and spa appeal to adults, when children are brought along their needs are given the same amount of attention. With stylish rooms, high tea, an all day crèche and babystitting facilities everyone is made to feel welcome meaning you can enjoy your wedding day knowing your children will be having fun too. The beautiful gardens with views of the rolling hills behind will provide a lovely backdrop for your wedding pictures.
These are just a few of the lovely venues there are to get married around here. Of course as a photographer I am biased towards these because of their magnificent photo opportunities but there are many other fabulous venues to suit all styles of wedding. Wherever you chose to get married in The Cotswolds, if you are looking for a professional photographer to take relaxed, beautiful photos of your day then I’d love to hear from you. Do email me or give me a call on 07810 650278.