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.
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.
Grittleton House weddings
There’s a choice of rooms for the ceremony. Most couples are married in the library but there is also room in the hall and even a smaller room for more intimate weddings. 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.
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
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
We 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.
There’s plenty of accommodation – 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.