Kingscote Barn near Tetbury Gloucestershire is a delightful venue for both marriage ceremonies and wedding receptions.
Its located on Binley Farm in the village of Kingscote, a few short miles from Tetbury and 20 minutes from the M4 and M5 motorways. So although it is very quiet and secluded it is easy to get to. The original building is 17th century. It has been restored and renovated so that it retains its old charm but is also clean and bright and almost modern. You'll see this in the galleries and in the photos below.
The registrars responsible for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies at Kingscote Barn can be variable, from easy-going to draconian in their rules and regulations regarding photography and videography during ceremonies. It really is a lottery. Some registrars are very easy to work with whilst others have been ..... well Peter can't express that politely!
There is very little shade available at Kingscote Barn during the afternoon so sometimes Peter recommends we complete the important family and group posed photos in the evening if we need to avoid some ferocious midday sun.
Kingscote Barn has good sized lawns to the rear and the guests are able to enjoy their drinks and various outside games here.
The first photo below shows the Barn as you approach it from the car park. The offices are at the rear to the left and the lawns are behind the barn to the right:
An alternative view of the Barn shot from a nearby hillside. What an idyllic rural setting!
Inside Kingscote Barn you can appreciate its high standard of refurbishment. It is well lit - something all professional photographers appreciate as normally we want to use artificial light as little as possible:
There are some lovely photos just begging to be shot once the dress is on:
Its terrific when the exchange of rings can be photographed. Who wouldn't want that in their album!
The image below is a signature shot for Kingscote Barn. As soon as the ceremony is over and immediately prior to the couple making their exit, the photographer can shoot the whole room from the balcony above:
Once the wedding ceremony is finished guests are encouraged to go into the gardens or the separate reception room whilst the main Barn is prepared for the wedding breakfast. The photo below shows Kingscote Barn set ready for the wedding breakfast. Its always nice to get a few shots like this before everyone piles back in!:
Detail photos from the wedding breakfast can be lovely reminders of the decorations in years to come - and there look great featured in your wedding photo album:
The speeches are another great opportunity for character photos of the guests:
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