Weddings At Easthampstead Park

Easthampstead Park is a beautiful wedding venue based around a Victorian mansion erected in 1864 in the Jacobean style, located between Bracknell and Wokingham. It offers indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies for up to 110 guests, the mansion has 29 bedrooms for your guests and is set in 60 acres of parkland and formal gardens. The site is run by Bracknell Forest Council, the staff are friendly and efficient, and compared to similar mansion house wedding venues in the area it is excellent value for money.

The avenue of trees is a favourite location for group photographs and for some romantic images too!
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Wedding Preparations at Easthampstead Park

There are 29 bedrooms available at Easthampstead Park so you can both make yourselves comfortable with your friends and get ready for the ceremony in different locations. The gardens and open spaces can be used for pre-wedding photography and chatting with family & friends before the event.

The main staircase and stained glass window make for stunning images.

The main staircase and stained glass window make for stunning images.

Wedding Ceremonies at Easthampstead Park

Easthampstead Park has 4 different locations for our wedding, from their new outdoor pavilion to one which is the local Registry Office for Bracknell. Each has a different character to suit you and your requirements on the day.

Some of the most memorable wedding photographs we love are often the little moments, expressions and glances throughout the day. Great examples are the nervous groom before the ceremony, the relieved “you’re finally here” look, the smiles and light-hearted giggles during the ceremony and the looks of relief when the formal ceremony is concluded and the celebrations can finally begin.

Group Photographs in the Gardens at Easthampstead Park

While most of our clients prefer natural, reportage style photography, they also want to have a few group photographs taken of the wedding party, parents, brothers & sisters on both sides, close friends, etc. We are more than happy to do this, in fact we provide you with a template list to start with, which you can customise to get just the photographs you want. We then work in an efficient but friendly and polite style to arrange the groups, with help from ushers and family members to get the official group wedding photographs in around 30-40 minutes.

Easthampstead Park has many different locations in its grounds which can be used as locations for the photography. Rather than taking you away from your wedding guests for an hour or more during the afternoon, we can wait until your guests are finding their seats at the reception which allows 10-20 minutes for you to play Lord and Lady of the manor in the grounds while we capture some stunning images for you.

You can choose the gardens as a backdrop to your group photographs.

You can choose the gardens as a backdrop to your group photographs.

Or you can have the house in the background which also works well.

Or you can have the house in the background which also works well.

Most clients want a group photograph of all of the wedding guests, we usually do this just before everyone goes in for the meal. At Easthampstead Park we can use our two photographers to best effect by having one on the stairs looking down on the group, while the other zooms in from a different angle. This always works well and results in great images of people unaware of the second camera pointing at them. Alternatively we can use the house as a backdrop again to bring the location into the photographs for you.

Plenty of space for your bridal preparations, here in the Bridal Suite.

Wedding Reception, Speeches and Dancing at Easthampstead Park

The wedding breakfast is held in a spacious room which allows the photographers to move around unnoticed while the speeches are taking place. We always try to capture a great image of each person giving a speech but also get the reaction shots around the room as people enjoy the comments. Bonus points are awarded for the photographs of a groom with his head in his hands during the speeches!

Between the speeches and the first dance there is usually some downtime while the room is set up for the evening entertainment and dancing. Once many of the tables have been cleared away there is plenty of space either for a DJ or a band to entertain you and your guests.

During the room turnaround your guests can gather in the bar, chat together and watch the highlights slide show we have put together using your very best images of the day. There are usually 40-50 amazing images for you and your guests to view on our HD TV screen placed in the bar. It’s a excellent way to relive the key moments of your day in the company of your family and friends.

There is plenty of room for dancing and the evening festivities.

There is plenty of room for dancing and the evening festivities.

Fireworks are an option to highlight the party in the evening.

Fireworks are an option to highlight the party in the evening.

Your wedding at Easthampstead Park

In summary, Easthampstead Park is a fantastic and practical venue for your wedding. If you have any questions, would like more details, or you would like to book us to photograph your wedding at Easthampstead Park, please call 01276 683712 or contact us now