Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photography
Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photography with Mark Seymour
Wedding photographers love Pembroke Lodge as it is the only licensed wedding venue within a London Royal Park. A unique Grade II listed Georgian wedding venue it is situated in the highest point of Richmond Park, affording it spectacular views over the Thames Valley, Windsor and Surrey. A beautiful house, in beautiful gardens, sitting in a Royal London Park. It really is no wonder that Pembroke Lodge is frequently named as one of London’s best wedding venues by wedding forums and magazines and a perfect place to hold your wedding reception .
Beautifully landscaped and photogenic grounds make photographing a wedding at Pembroke Lodge a dream booking for any London wedding photographer as we are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful backdrops for your wedding photographs, whether outside in the perfectly tended gardens and grounds or inside the Lodge, with its sumptuous interiors and original period features.
Pembroke Lodge wedding photography with Trusted wedding photographer Mark Seymour
Pembroke Lodge has a beautiful entrance that makes a real impression as soon as you arrive along with making a great place to take some of your wedding photographs, so is ideal if you’re looking for a luxurious wedding venue that makes an instant impact on your wedding guests as soon as they get their first glimpse of where they are going to enjoy the day with all the other wedding guests. It has two separate banqueting suites for you to choose between for your wedding, The Belvedere and The Russell.
The Russell Suite is recommended for up to 70 of your wedding guests for a wedding ceremony through to 100 guests for an evening wedding reception so it’s ideal for small to medium sized family weddings. Situated on the first floor of the Georgian Wing the suite includes many period features such as a feature fireplace, chandeliered ceilings, large mirrors and original artworks. Its large windows and light interiors flood the space with tons of natural light. Us London wedding photographers love any additional light, that we can play with to create even more beautiful images.
You can choose to have your wedding ceremony in The Russell Suite itself or have an outside wedding in their own private Woodland Garden. In good weather wedding reception drinks take place on the South lawn whilst in poor weather the Bertrand Russell Suite is made available for your wedding guests to mingle. The Russell Suite’s really is a perfect room for your wedding with its neutral palette and wooden floors that create a blank canvas for you to add your personality according to the style of the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.
The Belvedere Suite is Pembroke Lodge’s purpose-built wedding venue situated on the ground floor. It’s an impressive space with a private terrace that offers spectacular views over the Thames Valley. It can accommodate up to 140 guests for a wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 200 guests for an evening reception. So, if you’re looking to end your wedding day with a epic wedding party then this could be ideal for you. You can choose to have your wedding ceremony in The Belvedere or in good weather outside. Drinks receptions are usually held on the private terrace though the Soane Rooms are made available when the weather is poor. The Belveredere Room has a license to serve drinks until midnight.
Documentary wedding photography at Pembroke Lodge
The experienced wedding event team at Pembroke Lodge have been hosting weddings for over 50 years, and pride themselves on offering a truly complete wedding service with three full time wedding administrators to assist with all aspects of planning your perfect dream wedding day. The team at Pembroke Lodge also employ three Banqueting Managers who are on hand on your wedding day from start to finish, acting as Master of Ceremonies and making sure your wedding runs smoothly. This hands on approach to wedding planning allows couples to enjoy the wedding planning process and relax on the big day knowing that their wedding is in safe and experienced hands.
Another detail I love about weddings at Pembroke Lodge is that every wedding results in a donation to Richmond Park, with 10p of every £1.00 spent at the lodge going into maintaining the park for future generations to enjoy. What a lovely gesture to start your married life.
The chefs at Pembroke Lodge work with you to create the perfect wedding menu, using fresh locally sourced products. This service includes a free taster session when you book your wedding at Pembroke Lodge. A bind I know, but it’s got to be done!
Natural Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photography
When I take wedding photographs at Pembroke Lodge, I love taking my wedding couples away for a few minutes for a mini wedding photoshoot, I always choose a time when your wedding guests are happily mingling and soaking up their surroundings whilst eating fresh canapes and sipping a glass of bubbly at the wedding reception. We take a short walk into tranquil Richmond Park taking informal and candid wedding photographs that are totally relaxed and even sometimes catch a glimpse of one of the 650 deer that live there.
Candid and informal beautiful Pembroke Lodge wedding photography
One of the many reasons I why I love Pembroke Lodge is that it’s a wedding venue for all seasons. Its location in the beautiful Richmond Park and its stunning grounds and gardens mean that in Spring its impressive frontage is covered in beautiful and photogenic wisteria which makes a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photographs. Whilst in the summer, I love capturing early evening sunset photographs in the golden hour whilst in Autumn the wedding venue is awash with colour and atmospheric light and long shadows which make for amazing atmospheric wedding photographs. In Winter, the low winter sun outside blended with atmospheric lighting indoors, with nods to the Christmas season in the form of fairy lights create a magical ambience perfect for your winter wedding.
Whatever the time of year or day and whatever the weather throws at us, Pembroke Lodge always offers me a wealth of amazing backdrops for beautiful wedding photos allowing me to create beautiful wedding images that my clients are always thrilled with.
Pembroke Lodge is easily accessible by car for your wedding guests and can accommodate up to 200 cars for free parking. They don’t offer onsite accommodation for your wedding guests but there are a number of great hotels in Richmond (and Richmond upon thames) to suit all budgets. Such as Petersham Hotel, Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond Hill Hotel and Richmond Harbour Hotel. There are also a number of Airbnb properties nearby. For those travelling on the day Richmond train and underground station is 1.8 miles away.
So, if you’re currently considering having your wedding at Pembroke Lodge, I hope this blog has been helpful. Are you looking for a Bingham Riverhouse wedding photographer or have been searching for Bingham Riverhouse wedding photography then you have come to the right photographer!
Have fun choosing your perfect wedding venue in London. And once you’ve found it, you’ll be looking for an experienced London wedding photographer. Feel free to give me a shout.
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