I have had the privilege of photographing at some amazing West Country wedding venues. Although I am a London based documentary wedding photographer I’m actually a West Country boy. I started life in Taunton in Somerset and moved to London for Uni many moons ago. Travelling down to Somerset or Devon to photograph a wedding is therefore a particular treat for me.
Babington House Wedding
I am going to share some of my photography and insights into 3 of my fave West Country wedding venues with you; Babington House, Huntsham Court and Bridwell Park. Lets start with Babington House, near Frome in Somerset. Babington House is a fabulous Somerset wedding venue with its own private chapel. This majestic Georgian Manor House is off the beaten track and very self contained with a beautiful swimming pool and tennis courts, in short – very private and therefore popular with the celebrity set.
Huntsham Court Wedding
Huntsham Court is a stunning Manor House tucked away in Devon. The manor house is only a couple of hours out of London and therefore popular as a West country wedding getaway. This Devon wedding venue can sleep up to 92 guests and has a maze of beautiful oak panelled rooms. I photographed Ollie and Heidi’s wedding at Huntsham in 2019. This chic London couple had a lovely idea to set up pop up bars in various rooms through out the building – happy days! A particularly nice Huntsham Court treat is the opportunity to go clay pigeon shooting on their land. Wedding guests were invited to don wellies and barbers and shoot clays. This was a particularly nice way to fill the morning hours before an afternoon of wedding festivities.
Bridwell Park DevonWedding
Bridwell Park wedding venue is a Georgian Manor House in Devon with a private chapel and I’m privileged to be on their preferred suppliers list. This exclusive Devon wedding and wedding reception venue has a large estate with its own herd of deer. I am often asked to try to have the deer in the back ground of a Mr and Mrs portrait, thankfully more often than not the deer are visible, I dont think my Doolittle skills are up to it! Bridwell Park has the feel of a grand family home. I photographed a wonderful Devon wedding for Yoogee and Ed last year. This cute couple had a Korean themed Friday bash followed by a tradish Saturday wedding. The fab staff at Bridwell ran and catered for both events in fine style and made my West country visit an absolute pleasure.
Devon Documentary Wedding photographer
If you are planning your own UK Countryside wedding and would like to check my availability then feel free to drop me a line.