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Weddings at The Great House at Sonning Reading Berkshire
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Confetti is showered over bride and groom after their wedding ceremony at the Great House at Sonning near Reading Berkshire

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Background Information and Highlights:

Thank you so much for all the time and effort you have put in - on the day and afterwards. We really appreciate it. Thank you again for such wonderful photos. They really are excellent. We are so pleased with them. And the video is brilliant. I particularly loved hearing the speeches again as there were things I had missed on the day.

Grainne and David

The pictures are lovely, they really capture the day. We want to upgrade to the largest album available.

Michelle and Ashley

Thank you very much for our album. It looks great! We really like what you have done with some of the effects and backgrounds, thanks.

Samantha and Howard

The photo's are really nice!!!

Jo and Jonathan

Thank you for our photos and DVD, they look great, there are so many we love!

Catherine and Gareth

The photos are great - many thanks!

Catherine and Neil

The beautiful riverside wedding venue The Great House at Sonning is a very popular Berkshire venue for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The hotel is located just to the east of Reading and the west of Maidenhead. It is a short distance from the M4 motorway and so is easy to reach. There is a reasonable amount of free onsite car parking - though the car park can get full so arrive early to avoid any complications!

The registrars responsible for civil partnership and marriage ceremonies at the Great House at Sonning are from the local Wokingham Office. They are always pretty easy going and so it is possible to shoot a good selection of stills and video during the wedding ceremony without any silly rules getting in the way.

The first photo below is the view of the Great House at Sonning that greets you as you turn off the country lane next to the bridge:

The Great House at Sonning near Reading Berkshire

Some of the best views of the Great House At Sonning are actually from the nearby bridge over the River Thames. In the photo below you can see the hotel in the foreground together with the tops of its terrace parasols. The grassy area in the immediate foreground is part of the towpath and is a great location for some setpiece photographs of the bride and groom, with the bridge in the background:

View of the Great House at Sonning wedding venue as seen from the nearby bridge over the River Thames

Here is the main ceremony room set up ready for a wedding ceremony:

Function room at the Great House at Sonning prepared ready for a wedding ceremony

And an alternative configuration of the room which works particularly well for smaller ceremonies:

Many brides like their coverage to start a with some detail photos of the bouquets, dresses, shoes and so on - all look great at the start of your wedding album:

Brides bouquet ready for her wedding at the Great House at Sonning Berkshire

If you get ready at the Great House at Sonning there are some charming olde worlde rooms in the building you see in the next photo, plus a more modern building adjacent to the main hotel:

The hotel is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies but you can of course get married elsewhere before coming to the Great House at Sonning for your wedding reception. Our couple in the next photo chose St Andrews Church Sonning. This church is very convenient as it is only a few yards from the hotel!

Bride and groom get married in St Andrews Church Sonning

The next couple chose St James the Great Church in Ruscombe:

Bride and groom get married in St James the Great Church Ruscombe

And this couple chose Greyfriars Church in the centre of Reading:

Bride and groom exchange their vows during their wedding at Greyfriars Church Reading

And a civil wedding ceremony in full swing at the Great House at Sonning:

Wedding ceremony in progress at the Great House at Sonning Hotel

The lovely gardens are a great location to capture some great character photos of the guests:

Guest congratulates bride after her wedding at the Great House at Sonning

Confetti is allowed in the gardens at the Great House at Sonning:

Guests throw confetti over bride and groom after their wedding at the Great House at Sonning

The gardens are varied and well-tended making them an ideal location for the essential group photos:

Wedding guests pose with bride and groom for big group photo at the Great House at Sonning

There are some great photos just begging to be shot down by the riverbank as well:

Bride and groom pose for wedding photo at the Great House at Sonning Berkshire

The function rooms set up ready for the wedding breakfast look great in your photo album as well.

Wedding cake on display at the Great House at Sonning

The speeches are always a terrific photo and video opportunity:

Father of the bride makes his speech during wedding reception at the Great House at Sonning

Bride and groom perform their first dance after their wedding at the Great House at Sonning

A photo of the venue after dark makes a great closing page for your album:

The Great House at Sonning wedding venue seen at night

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