Ashridge House Wedding Photography
Last summer I had the opportunity to photograph the wedding of Pearl and Thomas at Ashridge House . Whilst I’ve been there before this was my first visit as an Ashridge House Wedding Photographer. And even on my second visit, I was no less awed by the scale and grandeur of this incredible wedding venue.
Ashridge is situated in the Hertfordshire countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s about 20 or so miles north of London near to Berkhamsted.
Pearl and Thomas first met at University in Canterbury, which is where I also met them earlier in the year for an engagement shoot. A few months later the wedding was upon us and the sun was shining again.
Ashridge House Wedding Venue
As you drive into Ashridge estate the building starts to loom up over the horizon. At first glance it might look like any other country house, but as you get closer, it just gets bigger and bigger. I mean, this place is insanely big and grand. There are few venues in the UK that match it. Not just outside, but inside is just as imposing and spectacular. The first thing that strikes you as you go through the reception area is the gargantuan staircase, which is where the civil ceremony took place.
There are numerous other just as amazing rooms throughout this 11th Century building. And the gardens! You could seriously get lost in there. I would advise taking a packed lunch if you go exploring, just in case. Each side of the building offers something different and we were truly spoilt for choice when it came to choosing somewhere to shoot portraits.
Photography at Ashridge
Pearl and Thomas were a joy to photograph. It was a day full of fun, emotion, and celebration from start to finish. As usual, I started early to get a feel for the place and find my bearings. The wedding ceremony took place on the grand staircase, not before a ride around the grounds in a horse and carriage for Pearl and her parents. After the wedding, the guests spilled out over the grounds to have fun playing garden games and with space hoppers on the lawn.
The wedding breakfast, speeches, and more space hopper fun followed. Later there was a cake cutting in the Dukes sitting room and dancing till late in the Wyatt Room.
If you’re interested in photography for your Ashridge House Wedding, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
If you liked this why not check out Rini and Lewis wedding at Stanbrook Abbey