One of my favourite wedding venues for wedding photography would have to be Witley Court and Gardens. Even though they don’t have official wedding ceremonies here, you can have the most amazing Witley Court and Gardens Wedding Photography. Part of the amazing English Heritage, Witley Court is completely steeped in amazing 18th century history. From the spectacular romantic ruins through to the stunning gardens, and the incredible Perseus and Andromeda. And of course the incredible baroque church, Great Witley Church.
If you’re wanting to incorporate more of your wedding in Witley Court and Gardens, you can choose to have your wedding ceremony in Great Witley Church. The Baroque Church stands as beautiful as the manor house ruins, but the inside of Witley Church is amazing! Gold gilded decorations and an Italian styled church sets a perfect backdrop for an Italian styled wedding.
Thinking of enjoying your wedding at Witley Court and Gardens? Here are some hints and tips to consider:
- Sunday service is held in Great Witley Church, for Great Witley parish. If you’re wanting to book the church, make sure you inquire as far in advance as you can, as you will ideally need to be a member of the parish. If that isn’t possible, you will need association with someone in the parish.
- Have a wedding reception venue in mind, if you want to continue celebrations after you’ve said “I do”. You will only be able to have your ceremony and/or Witley Court and Gardens wedding photography at the venue. Worcestershire wedding reception venues Curradine Barns and The Crown and Sandys are great choices, and very close by. Curradine Barns in particular can carry on your rustic styled wedding theme.
- Once you have secured your wedding ceremony venue, make sure you check what times you can have your Witley Court and Gardens wedding photography. The grounds are open at specific times, and you may need to “check in” with the grounds staff to be let through. The fountain also fires on the hour; you will need to keep an eye on the clock if you want the fountain in full flow, in your wedding photos.
- Reconsider if you’re super conscious about the weather! The grounds are completely open with no roofs. It’s worth having someone on standby with umbrellas if there is rain forecast on/around the big day. Personally, I shoot in any weather at all, so you can guarantee I’ll be with you regardless!
- You can have musicians play live during your ceremony at Great Witley Church. Take advantage of having them on the balconies at the back of the church. The sound carries across the church, and it sounds incredible.