The Complete Angler , Marlow

As an experienced Buckinghamshire documentary wedding photographer, I always love returning to shoot wedding photography at the Compleat Angler in Marlow.  This fantastic wedding venue is located on the banks of the River Thames with unparalleled views of the Marlow Weir in the heart of Buckinghamshire and is a dream to produce great candid Compleat Angler wedding photography.

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The Compleat Angler is one of England’s quintessential English retreats. Named after Isaak Walton’s book of the same name.  The book is both a manual of instruction to novice fisherman and a vision of society in harmony with nature.  And sound advice on living harmoniously is always welcome at the start of married life. 

Voted in the Best of Britain category at the Bridebook Awards, The Compleat Angler in Marlow is a simply stunning riverside wedding venue.  Hosting weddings from small and intimate affairs of 6 people through to larger celebrations of up to 120 guests.  Compleat Angler Marlow are licensed to host wedding ceremonies in three suites, the Thames Room, The River Room and The Regency Suite. 

The smallest of these is The Thames Room that has capacity for up to 30 guests for a civil wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast.  So is idea for small intimate weddings.  It has a neutral palette, an elegant chandeliered ceiling and sumptuous interiors, perfect for a smaller wedding day celebration that still has a grand house feel.   

Documentary wedding photography at Compleat Angler, Marlow

The River Room also boasts a neutral palette, period features and opulent interiors.  It can host civil wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts for a capacity of up to 48 guests.  It opens out onto a covered terrace that overlooks The River Thames and the hotel’s pretty gardens.  So, in good weather the doors can be thrown open so that guests can spill out allowing the indoor and outdoor spaces to seamlessly blend. 

When I shoot wedding photography at Compleat Angler Marlow.  I love the abundance of natural light in The River Room that floods in through the ceiling to floor windows.  I use all additional light to create even more beautiful images. 

The largest suite is The Regency Room.  It has a civil ceremony and wedding breakfast capacity of up to 120 seated guests and an evening reception capacity of up to 150 guests. It has smart wood panelling, a chandeliered ceiling and a neutral palette that allows you to dress the room to your preferred style or leave bare.  A chequer board dancefloor stands at one end and the doors can be thrown open to connect with the other function rooms.  It has plenty of natural light (music to the ears of all Buckinghamshire wedding photographers!) and provides stunning views from its covered terrace.

You can choose to hire the rooms individually or opt for exclusive use and hire the entire venue.  The flexible layout of Compleat Angler Marlow, allows guests to flow freely between rooms as they are all adjacent to one another.  You can use the rooms to create distinct places for your wedding day or just allow guests to happily meander and explore this beautiful wedding location.

Or you can choose to have a church wedding with a church directly opposite the hotel, or in a catholic church just five minutes away. 

After your ceremony you can enjoy a drinks reception either on the lawn enjoying spectacular views of Marlow Bridge and Weir and the River Thames.  Whilst sipping bubbly, cocktails or pimms from the lawn they may spot rowing Olympians training on the river beside them, as part of the nearby famous Marlow Rowing club.   

Reportage style Compleat Angler wedding photography

If you’re looking for some “us time” for just the two of you on your wedding day away from your wedding guests for a short while The Compleat Angler makes their bridal boat available so you can hop aboard for a boat trip whilst your guests enjoy the wedding drinks reception.  The boat is offered between April and September, giving married couples some precious time to themselves in the middle of their wedding day.

When it comes to your wedding breakfast, the award-winning chefs at Compleat Angler Hotel will work with you to create the perfect wedding menu.  Ahead of your big day, their chefs invite you to a “Wedding Tasting” of your selected menu. 

The experienced wedding team at Compleat Angler, offer three easy to understand wedding packages, Complete Comfort, Compleat Confidence and Compleat Charm.  So, you know upfront what to expect and there are no unexpected bills after your wedding day.  In addition to that they offer great intimate wedding packages, and winter wedding packages. 

Another nice touch is that all weddings at Compleat Angler come with a complimentary wedding night’s stay in a Super Deluxe Room for newlyweds. 

Their experienced wedding planners will help you with planning every detail of your wedding leading up to it and will be there on the day making sure everything runs smoothly.  Allowing you to relax and enjoy yourselves knowing that your wedding is in safe and experienced hands. 

Experienced Compleat Angler Marlow wedding photographer

When it comes to overnight accommodation, Compleat Angler Marlow have 64 luxurious bedrooms offering everything from single rooms, to doubles, family rooms and suites for your wedding guests.  Giving you enough accommodation for all of your wedding guests to stay over.  For those not staying over, there is ample free parking for over 100 cars.  And the hotel is ideally situated just of the A404, 20 minutes from Heathrow Airport and is near the Marlow train station.  

Couples TRUST mark Seymour to deliver a superb set of wedding photographs

When I shoot wedding photography with my cameras at The Compleat Angler in Marlow, I love whisking my wedding couples away for a few minutes to get some informal , relaxed romantic photographs of them both together on the lawn and terrace as these make the most picturesque backdrops for wedding photos, but most importantly I letting couples spend the day they dreamed of with their wedding guests, friends and family making memories on their wedding day whilst I capture in a documentary style all those lovely moments that occur naturally at your wedding.

So, if a tranquil riverside setting sounds like it could be perfect for your wedding day then you should definitely take a look at The Compleat Angler in Marlow.  But don’t just take my word for it.  Getting to visit stunning wedding venues in beautiful locations is the best part of planning a wedding – so have fun with it.  And once you’ve found your perfect Buckinghamshire wedding venue, you’ll be looking for an experienced wedding photographer that couples TRUST please give me a shout.

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans…

Mark

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