More and more couples are searching for their perfect wedding venue but due to current restrictions might find it difficult to view. I thought it might be useful to have a wedding photographer’s perspective of some wedding venues I have worked at. My first pick is Northbrook Park which is set within 120 acres of Surrey countryside (obviously I won’t make you cover the whole 120 acres during your photography time!). There is also a beautiful 18th Century manor house which makes a fantastic backdrop in my wedding photographs.
One of the reasons I love photographing at Northbrook Park is the quality of the light. Both the ceremony and wedding reception rooms maximum light which is fantastic and helps to produce some lovely light and shadow areas within my images and it also means everyone can see each other! Regardless of the season having the light coming in from the windows is a delight and adds to the atmosphere. The reception area is large enough for over 100 people and what works well is having the top table with the brickwork at the back, so facing the windows lighting up the main speakers when it comes to the speeches. There is also a bar in the corner so guests don’t have to go far or even out of the room to order. In the evenings it makes for the perfect place for dancing and any entertainment such as a photobooth.
The grounds are beautiful and very well kept and lovely for guests to sit and explore after your wedding ceremony. There are also many areas for group shots and couple shots depending on the season. Smaller weddings can work well within the garden area whereas the larger group shots look amazing in front of the windows in the ceremony room. When it comes to the couple shots I always want to include one of the manor house as it is stunning especially in the summer months and photographing during ‘golden hour’ later in the day is a great opportunity to go to the back of the venue towards the fields. It also gives you time away from your guests to talk about the day.
If you were thinking of a venue in Surrey it is well worth adding Northbrook Park to the list. Click here to be taken to their website.
I hope this helps. Should you wish to discuss this venue further please just contact me.
Love Lauren x