A fantastic wedding at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire. The wedding was a little different as the bride and groom where Lord and Lady of the Hall itself, their own venue. What an incredible venue this was too. So grand with so much space for the 200 guests they had. Well, they had the ceremony in their chapel but as there wasn’t huge amounts of room in this, half the guests watched the ceremony via video link in a hall in the main building.
Second Shooting a Wedding
It’s not very often I second shoot for other photographers, but I really loved this as there are little or no pressures to get anything specific and I could just do my own thing. I started with the groomsmen in the morning whilst the guests were arriving, and finished as the guests sat down for the wedding breakfast. Only a few hours but enjoyed photographing this wedding at Capesthorne Hall.
Joanna and Nick were just wonderful to work with on the day. So easy going and so close and loving to all their friends and family. People came from across the land to join them for their special day.
Champagne and Canapés
After the ceremony, the first of around 200 bottles of champagne were opened, along with some of the most incredible canapés I have ever eaten. Martin Hambleton did the family photos before the newly weds had a walk around their grounds and lake. The weather on the day, for April, was excellent with nice strong streaks of sun reaching across them and through the trees and building.
This certainly was a wedding to remember, and I’m looking forward to photographing my next wedding at Capesthorne Hall.
Capesthorne Chapel Ceremony Photos
Here are 60 photos that I took as a second shooter. 10 of which were taken from sitting on the same little spot on the floor of the chapel right at the back as there was so little room. Their dog fluffy walked over me about 6 times during the ceremony, but I latterly couldn’t move! Enjoy looking through.
Capesthorne Hall is a staggering slice of British History, wrapped up in a dazzling, elegant venue. With a team committed to ensuring that your wish is their command, Capesthorne Hall is the stately home that delivers on every front.
Capesthorne Hall is such a special place
Capesthorne Hall is a spectacular Grade II-listed stately home in Cheshire, complete with its own chapel. Built in the 18th century, the Hall is situated in 100 acres of stunning parkland, featuring three resplendent lakes, beautiful wildlife and exquisite formal gardens. Capethorne is a magnificent, historical venue that is also home to lots of splendid plants, maples and cherry trees. Family-owned Capesthorne Hall is available for your exclusive use on your wedding day. The Bromley-Davenports are the proud owners of Capesthorne. Their ancestors have lived on the site since the Doomsday period. The existing hall was built in 1719. Jacobean in style, Capesthorne Hall boasts an Ice House, a fine bridge, woodland walks, herbaceous borders, formal gardens, fine art, antiques, tapestries, extravagant European furniture and lots more. Thus, it is no surprise that Capesthorne Hall is also a popular filming location and for photographers also. This is a grandiose, sought-after stately home, that is one of the finest venues in the area.
Weddings at this Chehsire Venue
Feel like a film star for the day, as you enter the Hall’s exquisite Drawing Room, decked out with glittering chandeliers, elegant Italian paintings and plush decor. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can exchange your vows in the numerous locations amongst Capesthorne Hall’s phenomenal grounds. The Gazebo by one of the Hall’s delightful lakes, is always a popular choice. The family delight in the personal touch, so expect exquisite floral displays, banqueting chairs and tables and the terrace provided at no cost to you. The first floor exhibition will also be opened up to you and your guests to peruse. The exhibition includes tons of interesting history about the Hall, dating back for centuries. Additionally, if you would like a very special wedding blessing in the family’s private chapel, located next to the hall, the family are happy to arrange it. The Saloon is the perfect place for your drinks wedding reception, with doors that open out onto the Terrace and West Lawn beyond. A stroll across the lush lawn will reveal astonishing views across the grounds. For the wedding breakfast, the refined Queen Anne Room is a wonderful space to use for an intimate guest list, with capacity for up to 80, there is plenty of space for all of your guests.
Wedding Photography at the Hall and Grounds
The Lakeside Wing with impressive views across the nearby lakes, has room for up to 180 wedding guests. The magnificent Lakeside Wing is also available as another option for the ceremony. South-facing with gorgeous views, it makes a fantastic space for your wedding, providing easy access to the lawn, garden games and formal gardens, for entertainment outside. For an outdoor wedding in the grounds, Capethorne’s Lakeside Gazebo is a superb spot to exchange your wedding vows. This just looks stunning in your wedding photographs. With colourful, perennial borders and a refined gravel pathway leading up from the 18th century Milanese gates, the Gazebo is a sought-after location for your vows and photos. Alternatively, Capethorne Hall’s lavish marquee can be erected on the grounds, especially useful if you have larger numbers of guests in attendance. From March 2018, accommodation will be available on site. In the meantime, there is a lovely Dressing Room for the bride and her bridesmaids to use before and during the day.
Evening entertainment facilities for a wedding DJ or live band are readily available, whilst wedding breakfast options are completely flexible. Passionate that your day is a date for you, as well as your guests, the team are committed to ensuring that everything is exactly as you wished and more. The team are happy to work flexibly to personalise your wedding day as much as you need. Their passion for your day and scrupulous attention to detail, will ensure that your event is truly the wedding of your dreams. If you are getting married at this magnificent venue, and looking for a Capethorne Hall wedding photographer then please get in touch to discuss more.
What a fabulous day! Capesthorne Hall wedding photography by David Stubbs