Grittleton House Wedding Photography
Beautiful Wiltshire Wedding Venue
Grittleton House Wedding Photography can be epic. Set in 30 acres of private grounds, Grittleton House is a beautiful setting for a celebration. The Gothic and imposing Manor House makes a grand and romantic setting for the ceremony and reception. When you drive up to the house it’s like driving into another world. In fact, the whole village looks like it came from a fantasy film.
Weddings at Grittleton House
Emma and Mark were married in the Library. It was a beautiful day for a wedding at Grittleton. Emma and her bridesmaids got ready over the road at the Neild Arms. Emma loves horses and it was her dream to arrive for the ceremony in a horse drawn carriage. Mark had arranged one as a surprise for her and she was dizzy with excitement when she heard the sound of hooves outside the window.
Mark and the guests stayed at the Stables which gave them time for some golf practice on the lawn before groom prep. Grittleton House has lovely large windows which creates gorgeous dramatic light, the library is fairly dark with its wood panelling and glass bookcases, making for beautiful images.
The newlyweds had booked a band from their local pub – The Bad Back Band – and they played throughout the drinks reception in the Italian Garden before setting up in the ballroom for the evening party.
Here are 50 of my favourite images from Mark and Emma’s wedding at Grittleton House
Grittleton House weddings
Grittleton House is one of our favourite Wiltshire wedding venues. There is plenty of room indoors if the weather doesn’t favour us, but it really comes into its own in the summer when the gardens come alive. One piece of advice, if you are planning a Grittleton House wedding is to ask for cars to be directed to the stables car park. The House looks infinitely more impressive in photographs if there aren’t any cars parked in front or up the drive.
There’s a choice of rooms for the ceremony. Most couples are married in the Red Ballroom but there is also room in the hall and even a smaller room for more intimate weddings. On warmer days get married in the Orangery. One of the things that we love about Grittleton is the dramatic lighting. The library is dark wood-panelled with beautiful large windows at one end. It really does provide gorgeous contrast lighting the couple and dropping off sharply when it reaches the guests.
Beautiful light from the large windows falls on Emma, the bride, as she looks across at Mark during the ceremony.
Grittleton House is a gift for photographers. The whole house provides light and shade and plenty of drama. The stairs lit from the top by amazing large windows are the perfect place for portraits. The huge hallway is also fabulous. Out the back is the Orangery, another setting for a ceremony, and beyond, the beautiful Italian garden.
There are lots of great locations for wedding photography in Grittleton House. I could go on but suffice to say that we love the place. Here are some of my favourite examples of portraits shot around the house.
Accommodation at Grittleton
UPDATED for 2021
Grittleton House now has its own gorgeous rooms in the house. Planned, designed and decorated by Emma, Vanessa and the staff the rooms are en-suite Super King size, featuring bespoke furniture. Each one has its own theme and are individually named. It’s perfect for close family and friends to stay in luxury.
Grittleton has its own accommodation block called the stables where guests and the couple can stay. Just across the road is the Neeld Arms, perfect for the bridal party to get ready or alternatively just up the road from the venue is the Garden House B&B It backs on to the Stables. With accommodation on site and very nearby it means that you can party the night away knowing that your guests don’t have to drive and everyone can meet for breakfast in the morning.
Natural and inspiring photos from weddings at Grittleton House
I have photographed weddings at Grittleton House in all seasons. Lucy and Dan had a winter wedding. It was a glorious but bitterly cold, February day. They were married in the library which is a gift for wedding photographers as it has such dramatic lighting. Mark & Emma were also wed in the library in the summer on another beautiful day. Ceri and Debs were married at Great Somerford Church and had their wedding reception at Grittleton. Michael and Jo had their fabulous family orientated wedding in the spring.
Lucy and her bridesmaids stayed at the stables as did Mark and the groomsmen along with some of the guests. Emma and Jo got ready over the road at the Neeld Arms before heading over for the ceremony. Being an exclusive use venue means that there is just you and your guests with plenty of room indoors and beautiful gardens to explore outside.