Old Luxters Barn Wedding Photography from a local TRUSTED wedding photographer who has a great experience at shooting wedding photography at Old Luxters Barn. This premier greater London wedding venue is located in the Hambleden Valley which has been designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty – close to fashionable Henley-on-Thames. 18th-century Old Luxters Barn is part of Chiltern Valley Winery, Brewery, and Vineyard. So, when it comes to drinks at your wedding, it’s safe to say your bar will be well stocked with some amazing homegrown local wines.
The Old Luxters Barn is licensed to hold civil wedding ceremonies and can accommodate from 40-114 seated guests for the wedding ceremony nuptials and wedding breakfast and a further 50 guests for evening wedding celebrations.
The team at Luxters Barn has created a venue that makes full use of their barn, courtyard, lawn, and marquee, allowing guests to really soak up everything this beautiful wedding venue in an area of outstanding natural beauty, has to offer. Old Luxters Barn offers a range of marquees in a capri or clearspan style as well as yurts, so you can choose the structure that best suits the style, size, and season of your wedding.
A Trusted Old Luxters Barn wedding photographer
If you’ve always fancied an outdoor ceremony, you may choose to have a wedding blessing in Old Luxters Barn’s very own vineyard. When I shoot wedding photography at Old Luxters Barn I love taking my couples to the vineyard at sunset to get some romantic portrait images of them with the low sun shining through the vines.
If you want a traditional wedding there are lots of churches in nearby villages that the wedding team at Old Luxters Barn can put you in touch with.
Every wedding is given exclusive use and the barn offers great flexibility allowing couples to really stamp their personalities onto their wedding day. The wedding team gives couples free rein to customize the barn to suit their wedding style and with a reception hall, a bar area, and a raised gallery with a DJ console, you have everything you need to create your dream wedding. This makes Old Luxters Barn the perfect venue for creatives.
After the wedding ceremony, you can enjoy a drinks and canapes reception in the courtyard, in a marquee, or in the vineyard garden. As guests happily drink and mingle, I always take my chance to quickly get some gorgeous images of my couples in the gardens, grounds, and vineyard.
After your drinks reception, your guests will be led into the main barn for the wedding breakfast. This is always a lovely moment as guests get their first glimpse of the barn’s beautiful oak beams adorned with fairy lights and the tables all exquisitely dressed and ready for the wedding meal.
Storytelling wedding photography at Old Luxters Barn
Talking of food, Old Luxters Barn has their own exclusive in-house culinary team who have developed a range of different exciting menu options to suit all tastes. They are happy to accommodate any themes or requests and there is an option for you to work with them to create your own bespoke wedding menu.
After the wedding breakfast guests are led out to the marquee where they can choose to have their cake cut and tea and coffee served. This is also a great time to offer fun cocktails, maybe an ice cream cart for younger guests, and a gin and tonic cart for older ones! And perhaps some lawn games.
As an experienced Oxfordshire wedding photographer, I have to say that this time of day at weddings is the best time to get natural candid images of guests. As everybody has really relaxed into the day.
As guests relax outside the barn is transformed into a party space ready for the evening. Old Luxters Barn wedding package includes a DJ for 3 hours, and you can also hire a live band. The package includes licenses for music and bar until 12 am, though they also have a (much envied by other Oxfordshire wedding venues) 2 am license if you and your guests are really up for a party!
Creative and natural Old Luxters Barn wedding photography
The only onsite accommodation at Old Luxters Barn is Old Luxters Farmhouse. This traditional brick and flint house enjoys breathtaking views over the garden, vineyard, and Hambledon valley beyond. It sleeps 10 people so is ideal for accommodating your wedding party. It has 4 double en-suite rooms and sleeps a further 2 people on a sofa bed downstairs.
For guest accommodation, there are lots of hotels, B&Bs, and cozy pubs nearby and the wedding team at Old Luxters Barn has helpfully listed them all on their website along with telephone numbers of local taxi companies. For the link click here
The wedding team at Old Luxters Barn love what they do and actively encourage you to personalize your wedding with them as much as you want to. They are there to guide you through every decision. Whether you know exactly what you want, or are looking to their vast knowledge and experience to guide you. Either way, you get precisely the wedding you want.
Old Luxters Barn is a beautiful wedding venue for all seasons. Whether it’s spring blooms, hazy summer days, beautiful autumnal golden colors, or fairy-lit cozy winter weddings with dramatic skies. The venue works so well with the surrounding countryside that I am always able to work with whatever nature throws at me to create beautiful storytelling images of my client’s wedding days.
An Old Luxters Wedding Barn with Hayley and Andrew
I photographed Hayley and Andrews’s wedding at Old Luxters Barn after being recommended to them by several of their friends whose weddings I had also photographed. Here are the wedding photographs that I took with my camera at their wedding.
So, if you’re thinking of getting married at Old Luxters Barn, I hope this has been helpful to you. But don’t just take my word for it. The most fun part of planning a wedding is getting to visit stunning wedding venues in beautiful locations so go and have fun with it. And when you’ve found that perfect Oxfordshire wedding venue for the wedding day you’ve dreamt of, you’ll be looking for an experienced wedding photographer. Feel free to give me a shout as I’d love to hear from you