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Athelhampton House Wedding Photographer

Athelhampton House Wedding Photographer

Athelhampton House Wedding Photographer

As a recommended Athelhampton House wedding photographer I know every nook and cranny of this wonderful wedding venue. A beautiful Jacobean mansion house tucked away in the picturesque Dorset countryside. This lovely mansion house and gardens are a dream wedding venue. The 15th Century Great Hall makes an enchanting ceremony room, the gardens are fabulous and the food and wine delightful.

I’ve spent the last 25 years shooting wedding photos across Dorset and beyond so I’ve seen a wedding venue or two. There are none better than Athelhampton House. What puts Athelhampton above the rest is their unbeatable service. The staff are great; friendly, thoughtful and accommodating, and they’ll do anything for their guests. I hope the photos below give you a taste of what an Athelhampton House wedding photographers day pans out. There are photos of the ceremony, guests, the wedding breakfast, and lots of beautiful brides and grooms exploring the delightful gardens. If you like what you see then get in touch with Owen, Laura and the Athelhampton team to arrange a viewing. As Athelhampton’s recommended wedding photographer I work there often, so why not pop into my studio to view a few Athelhampton wedding albums? Just drop me a line to arrange a convenient time to visit.

Getting Ready for an Athelhampton House Wedding

If you’re based in Dorset then you’ll probably use the family home to get ready, but there are numerous B&B’s and cottages to rent in the surrounding area. River Cottage is on the Athelhampton estate, a mere 2 minute walk to the main gates. When photographing a bride getting ready I favour a relaxed, unobtrusive style, recording events as they unfold. I don’t believe rushing to get ready for posed photos is the best thing for a calm and relaxed bride. For the boys, a wee tipple in The Martyrs Inn in Tolpuddle can help to settle any pre-wedding nerves.

Athelhampton House Wedding Ceremony

Wedding ceremonies in the Great Hall are an atmospheric, never to be forgotten event. Sunshine creeps delicately through the striking Oriel Window to illuminate proceedings. During Winter weddings the photographer is barbecued by the roaring log fire in the huge 15th century fireplace 😉

Drinks (and photos) on the lawn

Sunshine, garden games, fun, laughter, drinks & canapés, family & friends, love & happiness. Who could ask for more?

The Bride & Groom

At Athelhampton House you are spoilt for choice when it comes to photographic viewpoints. The Great Court with it’s famous pyramid topiaries, the Lime Walk and the enchanting Canal Garden. I like to take a stroll with the bride & groom down to the River Piddle, using the gardens we encounter along the way. The gardens used vary with the weather, if the sun is strong we’ll utilise the shade, if windy we’ll seek a sheltered spot, but wherever we go it’s guaranteed to be gorgeous.

The Oriel Window

Every bride wants to be photographed in the Oriel window. Athelhampton House wedding photographers use this fabulous backdrop to highlight the beauty of the brides dress, and capture the romantic atmosphere of this great room.

Athelhampton House wedding breakfast & the evening reception

There are four or five different rooms you can use for your wedding breakfast at Athelhampton. Athelhampton House wedding photographers would favour the Conservatory for the ample natural light. Having said this, a wedding meal in the Great Chamber offers plentiful daylight through its large Westerly facing windows. The rooms available in Athelhampton House itself afford a unique atmosphere, but numbers are somewhat limited. The evening reception is commonly held in the Conservatory, but the Coach House offers a cosy alternative.