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Farnham Castle Wedding Photos
As a busy Surrey Wedding Photographer, I am lucky enough to be a recommended supplier at the castle, so I frequently photograph weddings at Farnham Castle. And every time I go there, I am always blown away by the beauty and elegance of this stunning multi award-winning wedding venue.
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Its rich history and architectural relevance make it one of the most important buildings not just in Surrey but in the South of England.If you book your wedding at Farnham Castle your guests will be thrilled to spend some time in the beautiful town of Farnham. Situated on the borders of Surrey and Hampshire Farnham has been named as one of the best places to live in the South East.
It’s easy to see why. A vibrant high street of retailers and food outlets, grand Georgian architecture, a riverside location, and a lively arts and music scene. Having its own medieval castle is just the icing on the cake!
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The original castle now known as the keep was built in 1138 by Henry de Blois who was the Bishop of Winchester (and grandson of William the Conqueror). Rebuilt in the 12th and 13thcenturies the current Farnham Castle continued to be home to the Bishops of Winchester for over 800 years.
The perfect castle wedding venue in Surrey.
The largest of the event spaces is The Great Hall which can accommodate up to 200 guests seated and an additional 100 guests in the evening so is ideal for larger and even Asian weddings.
Its large windows (some of them stained glass) throw in lots of natural daylight which combined with the high ceilings give the room a light and spacious feel. Add to that a feature chandelier, a grand fireplace and a classic wood floor. It has its own private car park and stunning gallery bar which is situated on a mezzanine level.
Farnham Castle offer lots of flexibility when it comes to planning your wedding with four separate spaces that are licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies. They are the Lantern Hall, the Library, the Great Hall and the Winchester Suite. Each varies in size and style so can accommodate weddings from small and intimate to grand and lavish and everything in between.
Some castles can feel dark and cold inside, but Farnham Castle has light interiors and beautiful feature windows that throw in tons of natural light which are perfect for natural looking wedding photos (Surrey wedding photographers love any extra natural light!)
This allows me to work with the light to create beautiful wedding images of my couples and their guests.
Beautiful wedding photography at Farnham Castle.
Wedding Ceremony at Farnham Castle.
The views from the library window are the best views from the Castle. Especially after dark when the garden is romantically lit creating a magical and romantic vibe. The Library can accommodate up to 50 seated guests and 70 standing. If you would prefer a religious ceremony Farnham Castle has two atmospheric and historically rich private chapels.
The Norman Chapel and the Bishop Chapel. Or for a non-religious ceremony you can have a celebrant ceremony within the grounds of the castle.
The Winchester Suite is situated on the first floor and enjoys fantastic views over the gardens and grounds and to Farnham Park beyond. Wood panelled walls and a feature fireplace give the room a stately feel. It enjoys its own external staircase to Farnham Castles beautiful rose garden. It can accommodate 80 seated guests and 140 for a reception.
Lantern Hall can be hired exclusively and can accommodate up to 150 standing guests. It’s simple white walls, traditional wood floor, stone arches and lancet windows make it an elegant and serene setting for a wedding ceremony. A blank canvas for you to add as little or as much decoration as you wish. Lantern Hall can also be hired in conjunction with The Great Hall for a really big celebration.
The library is perfect for small and intimate weddings. White panelled built-in bookcases line one wall, with a feature fireplace and stripped back bare floor make for an understated elegant room that is flooded with light from the large feature windows.
Your ceremony can be topped with some confetti photos under The Arch on The Fox’s Steps with the castle in the background. When I photograph weddings at Farnham Castle, I love the drinks receptions on the lawn.
Whilst guests happily sip champagne, chat and play garden games I quickly whisk my couples away for a quick 15-minute mini photography session around the grounds of the castle to get some romantic portrait images.
Creative Farnham Castle wedding photographer
Farnham Castle give bridal parties exclusive use of The Gatehouse, a private preparation space that is available from 8am in the morning and is the perfect space for taking those all-important bridal prep images, but it doesn`t end there.
It is beautiful place and my favourite location for romantic portrait images of my brides and grooms. Here take a look! It stands on a crest of a hill and overlooks the town of Farnham. Looking down you can still see the buried remains of the original medieval castle.
My other favourite spot is the beautiful Rose Garden. This spot not only offers room for some amazing and natural wedding photos, but also can be used for some creative portraits at Farnham Castle.
Natural and unobtrusive Farnham Castle Wedding Photographer
I always get some images of my couples at Farnham Castle’s keep, which is the site of the original castle built in 1138.
The Food – oh the amazingly delicious food.
Perhaps you want to choose a dish or course that evoke special memories for you. Food can be as formal or as casual as you like. You can opt for world-class fine dining, informal sharing platters, surprise courses or evening street food.
For overnight accommodation newlyweds can stay in The Guildford Suite. This luxurious honeymoon suite has a lounge area and a roll top bath. For your guests there are a further 33 en-suite bedrooms that you can book exclusively. And with a range of single, double, twin and family rooms all needs are easily catered for.
The in-house catering team and chef’s at Farnham Castle take food very seriously. Their Michelin trained chefs pride themselves on using the best locally produced seasonal ingredients to create exceptional food. You can opt for a set menu or work with their talented chefs to create a bespoke menu for your wedding.
Accommodation near Farnham Castle
How to book a wedding at Farnham Castle?
Nearby there are a lot of options for accommodation. Farnham offers everything from four-star hotels and spas, like The Premier Inn, Hogs Back Hotel and Spa, Mercure Farnham Bush Hotel and Frensham Pond Hotel and Spa to characterful cottage B&B accommodation like Tillford Mill Cottage, Vine Cottage and Spring Cottage and cosy pubs with accommodation like The Princess Royal, The Albion and the Castle Inn. As well as a host of holiday lets and Airbnb properties.
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Farnham Castle’s experienced in-house wedding planning team will guide you through every step of planning your wedding so nothing is left to chance. Booking your wedding with Farnham Castle really is placing it in very safe hands.
If you are visiting Farnham Castle and travelling by car the postcode for your SatNav is GU9 0AG, there are also direct trains to Farnham from London Waterloo station. You can reach the wedding and events team at Farnham Castle with the following contact details:
Farnham Castle, Castle Street, Farnham, Surrey
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01252 720402
All of these reasons and more are why I love being a recommended Farnham Castle wedding photographer. But don’t just take my word for it. Getting to visit stunning wedding venues in beautiful locations is the most fun part of planning a wedding. Farnham Castle frequently host wedding open days where you can get a tour of the venue, sample some food and meet a whole host of wedding industry suppliers, including me!
Once you’ve booked your Farnham Castle wedding, you may well be looking for a Farnham Castle wedding photographer. I would love to tell the story of your wedding day with beautiful wedding photos so feel free to get in touch and tell me about your wedding plans.