This is a feature wedding / venue gallery. If you are planning a wedding in the area do take a look at the Prices, the Photo Galleries, the Videos, and the Albums. This gallery illustrates just one of many for you to browse e.g. the Elvetham Hotel, the Audleys Wood Hotel the Cantley House Hotel, the Lismoyne Hotel, the Oakley Hall Hotel, Rivervale Barn.
Peter is located very near the lovely old Georgian manor house Warbrook House and has shot here several times over many years.
Warbrook House, also known as the Warbrook House Hotel, is located in the village of Eversley near Hook on the Hampshire Berkshire border. This makes it very easy to reach from the M4 M3 and M25 motorways so it is convenient for guests travelling from anywhere in the south of England. There is lots of free onsite parking.
The interior is nicely fitted and furnished, providing a good selection of backdrops suitable for indoor group photos, and the extensive exterior includes landscaped grounds and its signature lake.
The registrars responsible for marriage ceremonies at Warbrook House hail from the nearby Aldershot Office. And as Peter has often commented they are some of the most pleasant and easygoing staff to work with. Nothing is too much trouble for these excellent gals and guys.
There are extensive mature grounds all around the venue and include a lake at the rear. The Garden Suite is a marquee and is available for wedding receptions in addition to the main building function rooms.
The first photo below shows Warbrook House as seen from the rear grounds. To the right in the photo is the conservatory which many of the gals use to get ready:
Peter usually starts with some establishing photos of the venue. The on to some detail shots of the dress, shoes, jewellery, flowers etc. The "getting ready" may take place at the venue or at another location such as the bride's parents house:
Meanwhile the fellas arrive. Some semi-posed photos are popular at this point in the day:
One of the function rooms at Warbrook House set up ready for the wedding ceremony:
The larger function room at Warbrook House completed ready for the wedding ceremony:
For civil wedding ceremonies the bride and groom must be interviewed by the registration staff before the wedding. The bride and groom can be interviewed together but usually they are interviewed separately, the groom 20 minutes before and the bride 10 minutes before the start of the ceremony:
Lots of character photos are available throughout the day:
The light and airy conservatory is a great location for shooting the girls getting ready:
Lots of couples have their wedding ceremony at their church followed by their reception at Warbrook House. The next bride and groom were married at St Michaels Church Heckfield:
And this couple were married at Christ Church in south Reading:
The registration staff are very easy-going and Peter is able to shoot a great selection of photos and video throughout wedding ceremonies:
This wedding took place on a very dark and cold December day!
The marquee, also called the Garden suite, cane take up to 140 guests for the wedding breakfast. It has mature trees nearby which are great to offer some shade on those hot summer days:
Most couples like to have a selection of group and portrait photos in addition the the "usual" reportage coverage. This can of course be a mixture of locations:
Often at Warbrook House the large groups of wedding guests are photographed from an upper floor of the building or on the steps:
The photo below shows the iconic view of Warbrook House from the lake at the rear of the building. Couples always like to include this location in their photos - weather permitting. Its a few hundred yards from the main building and along a muddy track so the staff arrange for a golf buggy to transport the participants here:
Warbrook House was decked out for Christmas celebrations so we had more than usual scope for alternative backdrops for interior photos:
The speeches are a great moment for photos and an even better moment for video:
Cutting the wedding cake is a traditional function on the wedding day and usually happens just before the first dance:
This fellow performed an amazing Irish step dance similar to Riverdance in the late evening:
Guests holding sparklers make for a great end to a wonderful wedding day:
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