I have photographed weddings at some beautiful venues across the midlands and each wedding venue has been memorable to me and of course for the couples I have photographed. If you are getting married at any of these wedding venues in the East Midlands, please get in touch. Venues I have photographed at include:-
Kilworth House – A truly stunning location in Kilworth, Leicestershire. I also spent my wedding night at this amazing hotel a number of years ago. Oh, and the afternoon tea at Kilworth House is fabulous. The perfect gift for mum for Mother’s Day? Buy her a gift voucher to enjoy afternoon tea in the Orangery at this beautiful hotel. A real treat.
Hothorpe Hall – A beautiful manor house in Theddingworth near Lutterworth Leicestershire. This venue has it’s own chapel and the couple I photographed at this venue had a civil ceremony in Hotthorpe Hall followed by a blessing in the beautiful chapel.
Guildhall Leicester – One of the best preserved timber halls in the country, The Guildhall Leicester is over 600 years old. With a beautiful courtyard for photography afterwards, it is a really lovely venue for a wedding. Situated right in the centre of Leicester, it’s a wonderful location for a city wedding.
Hampton Manor, Located Hampton in Arden, near Solihull, Birmingham, Hampton Manor is a really beautiful 19th century Manor House. Cosy and intimate with beautiful grounds. I was lucky enough to have snow for one of the weddings I photographed here. It’s very close to Birmingham so very central.
Draycote Hotel, Thurlaston nr. Rugby – We had a fun post wedding shoot with Samantha and Garry on the golf course in the grounds of this hotel. A buggy ride to the lake was well worth it. Peaceful, with beautiful views across the Lake.
Fawsley Hall, Northamtonshire – Now, this is one of my favourite venues and I have photographed a number of weddings at Fawsley Hall. It’s surrounded by open countryside and hills and the views are just stunning (perfect for your wedding day photography). Fawsley Hall has also recently added the Grayshott Studio Spa. Perfect…
The City Rooms, Leicester – The most amazing city centre wedding venue. A Grade I Georgian listed banqueting hall built in 1792, but only recently restored to its former glory. The Ballroom at The City Rooms is just beautiful. Large, airy and very classic. You really do need to visit this lovely venue if a city wedding appeals to you. The added bonus is that this venue is privately owned and the team at The City Rooms are very lovely to work with.
Coombe Abbey, Binley, Coventry – Originally a 12th century abbey, Coombe Abbey is set within 500 acres of parkland which overlooks a moat house and lake. There are endless stunning backdrops to this hotel, for your wedding day photography both in and around the venue.
Ansty Hall, Ansty, Warwickshire – Breathtaking scenery and 8 acres of beautiful gardens at this lovely venue and very friendly, helpful staff too.
Brownsover Hall – A grade II listed gothic mansion. Very cosy and intimate venue with the added bonus of stunning gardens and just a little walk in the grounds leads you to a really pretty bridge for some wedding day photography. Situated just on the edge of Rugby, you would not even know that this little gem of a venue was there… Do visit this venue and you will fall in love with it. I have photographed both summer and winter weddings at this venue, so if you want a wedding day to take advantage of some beautiful grounds, or if you are planning a winter wedding and want log fires and a cosy atmosphere, then check out Brownsover Hall.
Walton Hall, nr Stratford – Breathtaking views across the lake and gardens, Walton Hall is another beautiful venue. Chrystal chandeliers, oak fireplaces and antiques. And beautiful grounds too. Very near Warwick and Stratford-Upon-Avon. Lovely
Wethele Manor Farm – A lovely house, set in 250 acres very close to Leamington Spa. This house has a really warm, welcoming feeling and is perfect for smaller weddings. Family run and very friendly. I loved this wedding venue.
Shearsby Bath – Located in Shearsby, Leicesershire, Shearsby Bath is set in the Leicestershire countryside and has a fantastic wedding marque in the garden, along with a pretty fountain which is perfect for some romantic, evening photography.
Sketchley Grange – Located about 5 minutes from my house, so obviously a favourite venue of mine. Sketchley Grange has just been extended and they have added a new wing to the building. Lovely venue.
The Royal Arms, Sutton Cheney – Nestled in the Leicestershire and Warwickshire border, The Royal Arms is a really sweet, family friendly venue. Again, lovely, helpful staff at this little country restaurant. The marquee at this venue is really lovely and opens out onto large gardens and rolling countryside.
Scalford Hall – 3 miles north of Melton Mowbray, Scalford Hall is a truly lovely venue. Stunning grounds and you can have exclusive use to this venue. I was very impressed with Scalford Hall.
Noseley Hall – Located in Billesdon, Leicestershire, Noseley Hall has its own 13th centry chapel in the grounds. Just one word. Wow!
Rothley Court Hotel – An ancient manor house, Rothley Court has its own 11th century chapel, beautiful manicured gardens and a beautiful brook. A really lovely venue. Another wedding booked for this lovely venue in 2012.
Bosworth Hall – Again, just a short drive from home, so always a favourite venue for me. Bosworth Hall is surrounded by 11 acres of garden and woods. The little village of Market Bosworth is a short walk from this hotel and it’s really worth a visit.
Newton Park Hotel, – Located in Newton Solney, this hotel is an Italian style country manor and sits in 8 acres of private grounds. Just 7 miles from Derby this venue can accomodate up to 180 guests.
The moment when dad sees his daughter for the first time as a bride. I must admit I did have to choke back a small lump in my throat. Moments like this on wedding days are just priceless…
I had a fabulous day recently at Katy and Gareth’s beautiful wedding at Scalford Hall, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Families from Southampton and Wales came together in Leicestershire to be part of this wonderful day. The weather was absolutely perfect and Scalford Hall was a beautiful wedding venue to work at, with very helpful staff (always a bonus). Katy looked so elegant and was a dream to photograph. She’s very understated and low key, but she certainly made for a truly ‘glowing’ bride. We had a great time taking some elegant images, followed by a bit of fun too. Katy’s stunning flowers were provided by All Bunched Up. The evening entertainment was provided by Bodgers Mate – a Ceilidh (Scottish / Irish folk dancing) and all of the guests were really ‘up’ for getting involved. Fantastic fun.
This is just one favourite wedding image from Katy and Gareth’s recent wedding at Scalford Hall, Leicestershire. More images to follow once the new Mr & Mrs Stokes have been in to the studio to see their final images from their amazing wedding day.