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If you are planning a wedding in the Newbury 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 Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel
© Ashton Lamont Professional Wedding Photographers and Videographers

Groom makes a speech during his wedding breakfast at the Mercure Elcot Park Hotel Newbury Berkshire

This is a short feature wedding / venue gallery. Browse lots of complete weddings via the main Galleries Page. And don't forget to check out the Videos Page!

Also see these galleries featuring weddings at the Elcot Park Hotel, Emma and Tom, Pat and Mike

Background Information and Highlights:

Thanks for the pictures, they look great! Really nice. And thanks for your hard work I shall definitely recommend you.


The Elcot Park Hotel, or to give it its full title the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel, enjoys an enviable quiet rural location just to the west of Newbury Berkshire. It is easily reached from the nearby main junction of the M4 motorway with the A34. It has lots of free onsite car parking.

The registrars conducting marriage ceremonies at the hotel are from the nearby Newbury Register Office. Most of the staff are very easy-going and do not seek to restrict professional photography and video during ceremonies; one or two are less so - so check with them before you book them to avoid any misunderstandings!

The first photo below shows the hotel as seen from its extensive grounds. The weather on the day for this featured summer wedding was atrocious. Peter would have loved to shoot the hotel topped off with lovely blue skies but it was not to be! But you get the idea.

Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel seen from its gardens

The main entrance as seen in the next photo has a feel of warmer climates about it!

Main entrance to the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel with red carpet laid down ready for wedding

Coverage usually starts with some of the girls - and sometimes the fellas - getting ready and includes those very expensive flowers such as the buttonhole in the next photo:

Buttonhole flowers ready for wedding at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

The flowergirls always make good subjects in the getting ready - so cute!

Flowergirl has her hair styled before wedding at the Elcot Park Hotel Mercure Newbury

Our couple chose nearby St Josephs Church Newbury for their wedding ceremony. The priest is friendly towards professional photographers and Peter was able to shoot an extensive collection of photos throughout the service.

Bride and groom during their wedding ceremony in St Josephs Church Newbury Berkshire

Our groom was quite expressive in his gestures throughout the day, even when signing the marriage register here!

Bride and groom sign the marriage register after their wedding ceremony in Newbury Berkshire

There was no way our couple were going to get drenched in the heavy rain on their arrival at the Elcot Park Hotel so they rushed inside and it was left to Peter to shoot a wife and husband-less wedding car. Never mind - there are lots of photos of them together at the church.

Vintage wedding car stands outside the Elcot Park Hotel Newbury

Our couple were able to venture out into the lovely grounds surrounding the hotel during a few very brief breaks in the relentless rain:

Bride and groom walk through the grounds of the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel on their wedding day

As did the kids. They are never so fussy about getting wet, in fact they seem to enjoy it!

Children play on lawn at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel at wedding reception

The main entrance to the Elcot Park Hotel does offer some shelter and so Peter shot some of the posed photos utilising this - he got soaking wet outside whilst the participants stayed dry as they ventured out for just long enough. Oh well!

Father of the bride poses with his daughter for a wedding photograpg at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

The smokers always congregate in such places of course:

Guests enjoy a smoke break at the entrance to the Elcot park Hotel Newbury during wedding reception

The Elcot Park Hotel has plush comfortable lounges in which to relax:

Bride entertains her guests at wedding reception in lounge of Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel wedding venue

Peter always shoots some of the table decorations and suchlike before the wedding breakfast room is invaded by the hungry hoards. The little favours on the tables look great in your album:

Favour present on table ready for wedding guest at the Elcot Park Hotel Newbury Berkshire

The wedding cake is of course a must have photo:

Wedding cake displayed on table during wedding reception at the Elcot Park Mercure Newbury Hotel Berkshire

The top table set ready for the wedding breakfast is also a great subject:

Top table awaits bride and groom for their wedding meal at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

The speeches during the wedding breakfast are pure gold for photo opportunities - and pure platinum for video. Video will always trump photos for subjects like this - but meanwhile please enjoy the stills!

Father of the bride gives his speech during wedding reception at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

Everyone is up for a good time - which is part of what makes weddings such a pleasurable and addictive genre of photography and video.

Bride smiles during wedding breakfast speeches at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

Quite a speech from the groom! Wouldn't you just love to see the movie?

Groom laughs as he makes his speech at his wedding reception at the Elcot Park Hotel Newbury

Character shots of the guests enjoying the reception can come thick and fast at this stage:

Guest enjoys listening to wedding speeches during wedding breakfast at the Mercure Newbury Hotel




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We shot a few photos of the groom with his stag party in the evening. Inside of course because by that time is was raining hard again.

Groom with his stag party pose for group photo at the Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

The weather was a little kinder late in the evening and a few guests braved the courtyard for some al fresco drinks and a tasty hog roast:

Guests enjoy hog roast during evening reception after wedding at the Elcot park Hotel Newbury Berkshire

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