STOP PRESS: Bracknell Register Office has now relocated from Wokingham (Easthampstead Park) to South Hill Park. The Haversham Room is now usually utilised for civil ceremonies.
Keela and Chad chose a combined photography and video service at South Hill Park Bracknell Berkshire for their wedding ceremony and reception, and the photos comprise the main part of this feature gallery.
Laura and Tammy had standalone video so just a few photos shot by Peter to illustrate the function rooms and a little portraiture are included in this feature gallery.
South Hill Park is perhaps best known as an arts centre, having a wide range of live acts exhibitions and cinema screenings among other things, but is also establishing itself as a great venue for weddings as well.
South Hill Park is very easy to reach being just a short distance from the M3 M4 and M25 motorways, and there is plenty of free onsite parking.
The interior of the 18th century main building includes a lovely oak panelled room on the first floor which is an ideal setting for wedding ceremonies. On the ground floor the garden Room looks out onto the semi-formal Italian gardens. The venue is set in many acres of mature landscaped grounds. South Hill Park is open to the public so you don't have exclusive use of the main building and the grounds - but there is plenty of space for everyone!
The registrars who conduct wedding ceremonies at South Hill Park are from the local Bracknell Office, and are always easy-going and a real pleasure to work with. No silly restrictions on professional photography or video during the all-important ceremony.
On both days we had bright sunshine to contend with in the afternoon, which you may be surprised to learn is the enemy of portrait photography. This is because it creates unflattering extremes of contrast. Fortunately if you hunt around you can find suitable shaded areas around South Hill Park's extensive grounds.
Many couples who book Bracknell Register Office / South Hill Park prefer a strict target budget or may have low numbers of guests and so like to keep their professional photo coverage to just the one location. Peter offers special short notice / short duration packages for this - please enquire.
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