Merriscourt Wedding Photographer – Laura & Nick

I was on my own for Laura & Nick’s gorgeous Cotswolds wedding. It was my first time as a Merriscourt wedding photographer and it’s quite a large complex so my first issue was finding where to park. Once that was done I had to find the wedding party. The place looked deserted. Luckily I bumped into a staff member who showed me the way. Laura was in the middle of bridal prep which is probably my favourite part of the day.

Barn Wedding Venue In The Cotswolds

I found the dress hanging in the Pumphouse. I like to photograph things as they are. I believe that you should see the wedding as it happened so I don’t set up ring shots or hang dresses up. Sometimes a keen bridesmaid or mother-of-the-bride (or bride) will intervene and set things up for a photo. That’s fine too. It’s still part of the day and shows some of the personalities of the people attending the wedding.

Bridal Prep In The Cottage

Nick and the groomsmen were at the pub but as soon as they arrived back I met them as they were rehearsing their speeches.

Merriscourt has a beautifully lit barn for the wedding ceremony. A lot of the time barns tend to be up against the wall with the light coming from behind which can be a challenge but here there is a large glass entrance and window in front of the couple so they are perfectly lit.

Merriscourt Wedding Photographer

All too soon it was time to disappear into the night and let them party the night away.

We absolutely love the photos thank you so much

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Merriscourt wedding venue in the Cotswolds

Merriscourt is a beautiful Oxfordshire wedding venue in the heart of the Cotswolds. It’s a barn venue accommodating up to 120 guests. In the morning the wedding party can relax and get ready in the Cotswolds cottage. The wedding ceremony takes place in the rustic Stone Barn followed by drinks and canap├ęs in the gallery. There is a large courtyard for guests to relax and enjoy in the shade of the large tree. The tree is decorated with fairy lights and really comes into its own in the evening as the light fades.

The bride and groom can get away from it all and retire to the delightful Pumphouse for their first night together.

With 500 acres to explore you and your guests will never be bored. Breathtaking views across the Cotswolds Countryside from the wedding lawns and a gorgeous tree lined avenue mean that there are no shortage of places for wedding photography at Merriscourt.

Wedding accommodation

With luxurious accommodation, Merriscourt can sleep up to 31 guests. Pumphouse (2) The Old House (11), No.3 (6), The Cottage (6) and New Cottage (6).

The wedding breakfast takes place in the White Barn with its limewashed walls and high raftered ceiling. After the meal, you can return to the adjoining Stone Barn for the evening dancing and festivities.

We would love to hear from you if you are looking for a Merriscourt wedding photographer, a Cotswolds wedding photographer or planning a wedding anywhere else. We love to travel and meet new people so please get in touch if you love what you see.


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