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.
There are extensive mature gardens and some terrific backdrops inside the building so there are plenty of opportunities for varied locations for photos.
The first photo below shows the main function room of the Elcot Park Hotel Newbury set up ready for the wedding ceremony. The room is light and airy and great for wedding photography and video:
Coverage often starts with some detail photos of the flowers, shoes, jewellery, dresses etc:
Some brides like to have some quite extensive coverage of the girls getting ready, either at the Elcot Park Hotel or at home:
Many couples have their civil wedding ceremony at the Elcot Park Hotel Newbury. Some choose to have their ceremony at their local church. The next photo shows a wedding taking place at St Josephs Roman Catholic Church in the centre of Newbury Berkshire:
The next couple chose St James Church Leckhampstead just north of Newbury for their wedding ceremony:
Most of the Newbury registration staff are fine with extensive professional photo and video coverage during wedding ceremonies:
The registration staff are fine with guests shooting their own photos once the main part of the wedding ceremony is finished:
Its a good idea to allow enough time to photograph a variety of group photos and portraits:
The speeches are a great photo opportunity and an even better video opportunity:
The first dance is also a terrific photo and video opportunity:
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