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If you are planning a wedding in the Basingstoke area do take a look at the Prices, the Photo Galleries, the Videos, and the Albums. This gallery illustrates just one of many venues for you to browse.

Weddings at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke Hampshire
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Brides very individual choice of shoes for her pageboys for her wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke Hampshire

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Background Information and Highlights:

The photos are beautiful, you did an amazing job!!! Thankyou so much for sending them through, perfect end to the year for us both. And we are over the moon with the album.

Max

There are so many photos and they are all beautiful. I want them all!

Vicky

The elegant Audleys Wood Hotel is located just south of Basingstoke, a short hop from the M3 and M25 motorways, and so is an easy wedding venue for guests to reach from the south of England. There is plenty of onsite car parking.

The hotel itself is fitted furnished and maintained to a high standard in an English country house style. The permanent marquee screened by mature trees and shrubs makes a great location for receptions. The grounds are extensive and there are shaded areas available should the sunlight be too harsh for good quality portraits. The rear grounds have a variety of trees with different coloured foliage enabling photo backdrops to be varied. For more colour the front of the hotel is best with its elaborate hanging baskets.

The registrars who conduct marriage ceremonies at the Audleys Wood Hotel are from the local Basingstoke office. This has long been one of the most progressive register offices in the South, and professional photographers and videographers are able to shoot a good variety of stills and video during wedding ceremonies without having to worry about any petty rules.

Lets start our highlights with a quick tour of the outside of the hotel. The first photo below shows the pretty frontage.

Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke Hampshire wedding venue seen from the front lawns

The rear of the hotel has large landscaped gardens with a variety of mature trees:

Rear of Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke wedding venue

The permanent marquee is the usual location for wedding receptions:

Sign directing wedding guests towards marquee at Audleys Wood Hotel

The marquee is hidden from view from the main hotel by lots of mature trees:

Marquee in which wedding receptions are held at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

The restaurant inside the Audleys Wood Hotel is the usual location for wedding ceremonies. The next photo shows it prepared ready for a Summer wedding:

Restaurant at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke prepared ready for a wedding ceremony

And her is the restaurant prepared ready for a Winter wedding complete with enormous Christmas tree!

Christmas tree in restaurant at Audleys Wood Hotel wedding venue in Basingstoke Hampshire

Christmas decorations at venues can make the job of professional photographers and videographers much more challenging as they can limit the positions available from which to shoot. But they do look very nice!

Christmas decorations on a tree at Basingstoke wedding venue the Audleys Wood Hotel

Here is what the guests see as they enter the restaurant from the rear ready for the ceremony:

Flower arrangements on the top table are very popular with videographers as they allow miniature audio recorders to be hidden close to the bride and groom to obtain the best possible sound. If such a hiding place is not available Peter may ask the groom to wear a small lavalier microphone on his lapel similar to those you see on TV newsreaders.

Flowers arranged on top table ready for wedding ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel

The coverage often starts with the girls getting ready. Some unusual shoes for the wedding party in the next photo!

Unusual footwear for wedding party at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Bridesmaids dress hangs ready for her before wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Pageboys tie ready for him before wedding starts at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Brides bouquet ready for her wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride finishes applying her makeup before her Basingstoke wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

The selfie photo is here to stay!

Bridesmaids pose for a selfie photograph before wedding starts at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Flower girl arrives by limousine for wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride has a drink to steady her nerves before her wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

The hotel has a charming olde worlde bar in which the guests can gather before being ushered into the restaurant for the wedding ceremony:

Wedding guests chat in the bar at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Peter sometimes shoots semi-formal portraits before the ceremony if requested. Here we have our bride with her cute little flowergirl:

Bride poses with her flower girl for a photo before her wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride and her father pose for a wedding photo outside the Audleys Wood Hotel

The limo is a must have photo:

Peter also shoots a few photos of the groom moments before the start of the ceremony. The fellas getting ready can be covered in exactly the same way as the girls if required:

Groom poses for portrait photograph before his wedding at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Here comes the bride!

Bride and her father enter the room for her wedding ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride watches the registrar during her wedding ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Father of the bride gives his daughter away to her groom during their ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Bride and groom exchange rings during their wedding ceremony at Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

The Basingstoke registrars who conduct wedding ceremonies at the Audleys Wood Hotel are very easy to work with and so all the important moments can be photographed and video'd. Here we see our couple exchanging rings:

Mother of the bride watches as her daughter gets married at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride and groom have their first kiss after their marriage ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Photography and video is not allowed during the actual signing of the register but the celebrants always set up a "mock" signing afterwards and invite the guests to shoot their own photos:

Registrar gives the bride and groom their marriage certificate after their ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Wedding guests pose for a big group photograph outside the Audleys Wood Hotel

There are lots of alternative photogenic backdrops for the various must-have posed group photos with family and friends:

Bridemaids and flower girls pose with the bride for a photo at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Groomsmen leap in the air after wedding ceremony at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride and groom pose for photo on the lawns at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Confetti is allowed outside the hotel:

Wedding guests throw confetti over the bride and groom at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Table plan for the wedding breakfast at the Audleys Wood Hotel

The marquee looks great all set up ready for the wedding breakfast:

Inside the marquee at the Audleys Wood Hotel set up ready for the wedding breakfast

Weather permitting the pathway to the marquee is a great place to have your receiving line:

Bride and groom and their parents assemble for a receiving line at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Wedding guests clap as the bride and groom enter their wedding reception at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Father of the bride makes a speech during the wedding breakfast at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Groom makes his speech at his wedding reception at the Audleys Wood Hotel

The speeches during the wedding breakfast are always a great photo and video opportunity:

Bride smiles as she listens to the speeches at her wedding reception at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

Photos of the wedding cake look great in your album:

Wedding cake displayed at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride and groom cut their wedding cake at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Guests pose for a family group photo at wedding reception at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Sweet trolley is popular with wedding guests at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Yes there is a bouquet toss going on in the next photo!

Bride toses her bouquet during her wedding reception at the Audleys Wood Hotel

Bride and groom perform their first dance at their evening wedding reception at the Audleys Wood Hotel Basingstoke

A closing photo of the venue after dark can make a lovely last page for your wedding album:

Marquee at the Audleys Wood Hotel seen after dark

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