The Grove is a splendid wedding venue and one I have photographed many times. A lot of my Jewish brides choose this venue for its beautiful outside space to have their chuppah, and it’s also perfect for Asian Mandaps too.

The Grove is a country estate in 300 acres of its own grounds including gardens and water features and golf course. The modern hotel is all decorated beautifully and the rooms are perfect for the bride to get ready in and for you and your guests to stay. In addition, the guests can relax prior to the wedding and make use of the spa, play a round of golf or enjoy a cocktail or two at the bar!

There is a dedicated wedding team that will attend to every detail to make sure you have the perfect wedding. There are both Kosher and Asian caterers and the team will create a bespoke menu for you.

There are different rooms available, from the chic and elegant Amber Room, I particularly love the high ceilings and French doors that fill the room with natural light and allow you to mingle with your guests in the formal gardens, perfect for those documentary shots, you can relax and enjoy champagne and canapes as your family and friends congratulate you and I will catch all those wonderful smiles and laughter absolutely naturally.

For smaller intimate weddings there is also the 18th century Mansion and The Potting Shed, a restored Victorian glasshouse located in the Walled Garden.

Some of my favourite bridal shots have taken advantage of the ceiling high windows, curved staircase and architectural lighting that is used around the interior of the corridors. I also have an amazing shot from a Jewish wedding, it was a wonderful sunny day and the wedding was performed outside in the garden, the guys took their jackets off and everyone was feeling a little hot, but as I photographed I noticed an incredible image where the chuppah was reflected in a guest’s sunglasses – a unique documentary photograph at its very best.

For more information about planning your wedding at this Hertfordshire venue, visit the website https://www.thegrove.co.uk/celebrations/weddings/

The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography
The Grove Wedding Photography - Mark Seymour Photography