Dartmouth House Wedding Photographer
I always love returning to be a Dartmouth House wedding photographer. This palatial and elegant 18th century townhouse in the heart of fashionable Mayfair, is a favourite with London wedding photographers.
Perfectly situated just minutes from Berkeley Square, Bond Street and Green Park, this Grade II heritage listed Georgian house is so grand that it needs little or no decorating. Perfect for wedding photography as its ornate interiors are flooded with an abundance of natural light through the large Georgian windows.
With several rooms ideal for hosting wedding ceremonies and receptions they cater for weddings from small and intimate through to large lavish affairs, though are especially well suited to medium sized weddings.
You can hire the entire house for the weekend on an exclusive use basis. The whole house can accommodate up to 450 guests making Dartmouth House a good venue for large and/or Asian weddings as well.
Experienced Dartmouth House wedding photographer
Wedding ceremonies usually take place in The Churchill Room. Located on the first floor via the sweeping Belgian marble staircase, The Churchill Room has a warm ambience with walnut panelling around the room. After making a dramatic entrance ascending the staircase, couples take their vows in front of the historic fireplace and antique mirror that make a perfect backdrop in wedding photos.
The Churchill Room has ornate plasterwork on the ceilings, along with a feature chandelier as its centre piece. It also has columns that add to the air of grandeur. It needs little adornment but does look good with light ivory florals and/or co-ordinated balloons. The Churchill Room can accommodate 100 guests standing or 70 for a seated wedding breakfast.
If you would prefer an outdoor ceremony, then you can have a wedding blessing in Dartmouth House’s pretty alfresco courtyard though it’s not legally binding so you will need to take care of the legalities before the day. Very few central London wedding venues can boast a secret courtyard. Let alone one that looks like it would be more at home at a French chateau. This paved terrace has an ornamental fountain, manicured plants and vintage garden furniture. It’s the best spot at Dartmouth House to truly appreciate the splendour of the house’s Georgian architecture and is simply adored by all London wedding photographers as this most beautiful spot for amazing wedding photos.
When I shoot wedding photography at Dartmouth House, I love taking wedding photos on this bright and airy terrace. The courtyard is a popular place to enjoy a relaxed drinks and canapes reception after the ceremony and can accommodate up to 150 standing guests.
Storytelling wedding photography at Dartmouth House
If you’ve got your heart set on getting married in a Mayfair church, the experienced wedding co-ordinator at Dartmouth House can put you in touch with churches nearby and give you valuable advice on how you meet the criteria for a church wedding.
Clemence and Barry found me as one of the nominated 50 best wedding photographers in the UK. Paris and her family came from Cannes in France whilst Barry and his family came from North west Ireland.
The wedding ceremony took place at Farm Street Church in Mayfair with the reception for around 100 guests just a short walk away at Dartmouth House in Charles Street
When it comes to your wedding breakfast at Dartmouth House, the Long Drawing Room and Small Drawing Room’s on the first floor are perfect.
The Long Drawing Room has elegant décor in soft pastel tones of duck egg blue, with fine art and antique mirrors adorning its walls, a feature fireplace, an ornate plasterwork and chandeliered ceiling and wood floor. It is a very photogenic room for an elegant wedding reception. The ceiling to floor windows are dressed with sumptuous drapes and flood the room with tons of natural light. They also enjoy enviable views of Mayfair. It really is a handsome room and has capacity for 130 guests standing and 100 seated.
The Small Drawing Room enjoys all of the same period features as The Long Drawing including white ceilings, period paintings and lavish curtain drapes. It’s no coincidence the rooms match so well because they have French doors connecting them that when opened create one large space. The Small Drawing Room has capacity for 70 standing guests and 50 seated.
At larger weddings or in the event of inclement weather, The Small Drawing Rooms makes an ideal drinks reception space.
Natural and creative Dartmouth House wedding photographer
When I shoot wedding photography at Dartmouth House, I love taking images on the beautiful and ornate Belgian marble staircase. Arguably one of the most ornate staircasese in London, the staircase was built in 1890 when the two Georgian townhouses were converted into one. It forms the centre piece of Dartmouth House and makes the most beautiful backdrop for dramatic images of my couples and their guests.
The talented chefs at Dartmouth House are proud to keep with the times when it comes with food. There’s no one size fits all menu here, they are constantly producing fresh new seasonal dishes using the finest locally sourced ingredients. They will work with you to create the most amazing wedding menu from their famous canapes, to a delicious wedding breakfast through to tasty and exciting evening food making sure the food at your wedding is memorable.
To keep pricing simple, the wedding team at Dartmouth House have created three easy to understand wedding packages, Essential, Elegant and Exquisite, though are flexible with you if you want to go off script with your wishes.
Dartmouth House doesn’t offer overnight accommodation buts its central London location means that there is an abundance of hotels right on its doorstep and plenty of air bnb properties to choose from. Public transport in central London is the best in the UK so guests will have no trouble getting home at the end of the day.
So, if a stunning central London luxury wedding venue in the heart of Mayfair sounds like it could be perfect for your wedding day then you should definitely take a look at Dartmouth House. 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 London wedding venue, you’ll be looking for an experienced London wedding photographer. Feel free to give me a shout for your Dartmouth House Wedding Photographer
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