Venue spotlight – Stirrups Hotel in Bracknell, Berkshire

Stirrups Hotel in Bracknell, Berkshire is a family run hotel set within 10 acres of countryside. It is an absolute gem of a venue and perfect for weddings. It can be used as an exclusive venue for a couples special day. The grounds are so well cared for you could forgive yourself in thinking you were at Kew Gardens!

The are a number of reasons why I love this venue :

1. The family feel of how it is run and the staff. Led by a super husband and wife team who straight away make their guests and wedding couples feel at ease and part of the family. Nothing is too much trouble and the fact they are nice people just makes it a delight to work with them. Their staff are also a credit to the hotel – again so friendly, always smiling and willing to go above and beyond.

2. The grounds! They are beautiful with a bridge across water and lovely long grass at the back makes for gorgeous golden hour images. The staff have been helping out and making the grounds look stunning during lockdown ready for when they can reopen so it will be a delight to photograph here again. I have some pre-wedding shoots booked in the next few months here as I love using it. I have also recently photographed a family shoot in the long grass which was amazing!

3. The food. Now I know this isn’t a ‘photography’ element but having sat outside at lunchtime with a lovely salmon salad and a side of chips – I can tell you there food is lush! Even the Sunday roasts are lovely. It is definitely worth popping over on a sunny day to sit outside…..tables do go quickly!

4. Last but by no means least, a wedding day. One of the best days (if I don’t say so myself!). Having everything at one venue including rooms for guests just makes it the perfect choice. They have various packages to suit and being able to use the grounds for group and couple shots is fantastic. It is definitely one of my favourite wedding venues and I know couples are well looked after.
They also have a takeaway afternoon tea offer created during lockdown which is proving popular….I mean who doesn’t like finger sandwiches and scones?! (my favourite) Below are some shots captured from the shoot – I promised I didn’t even have one!

For more information on Stirrups please click here: https://www.stirrupshotel.co.uk/