It was both a pleasure and a delight photograph the wedding reception of Qashif and Sameena at Crewe Hall earlier this year. Set in the stunning Cheshire Countryside, this grade 1 listed building is the perfect setting for your wedding. The 17th century Mansion is often featured in period dramas, and the entire estate is visually beauitful for pictures. The original part of the main hall dates bate to 1170, with it’s oak panelled walls. It has very atmospheric feel about it which makes for moody imagery which I love. Bride and groom portraits anywhere at Crewe Hall are wonderful, but nowhere better than the old chapel. No longer used for ceremonies and services, but wonderful for photos. The creative possibilities here are endless. Camera in hand, Crewe Hall is a joy to be a wedding photographer at.
Qashif & Sameena’s Crewe Hall wedding photos by David Stubbs
Qashif and Sameena had their wedding reception at Crewe Hall. Slightly different to the typical wedding having an Asian twist afternoon tea. Their closest family and friends where invited as wedding guests to this part of the day. The newlyweds had a relaxed walk together before getting ready once again for the evening reception. This function was held in the newer part of this Cheshire venue. I love Crewe Hall for this reason, it has a very different feel and backdrop about it throughout the different parts the hall. Being a Crewe Hall wedding photographer is both diverse and interesting.
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Crewe Hall – A History venue
For the one where you pull out all the stops, Crewe Hall in Cheshire, is a manor house in the country that leaves the others in the shade. Staggering in stature, with beautiful manicured lawns, architecture and decor, Crewe Hall is a wedding venue with endless choices, for couples that like to do things properly – and then some.
An opulent Grade I listed building, from a time when wealthy people really did live in big houses, award-winning Crewe Hall in Cheshire is a seventeenth century home that was built to impress. Imposing and grand in structure, it is guaranteed to muster a round of ‘wows’ as your guests swish up the tree-lined driveway like royalty. With origins in 1170, Crewe Hall was owned by the Crewe family from 1608. In the late 1800s, the Hall was renovated and updated with so many of its opulent features by Edward Barry.
Weddings at Crewe Hall
Exclusive to you and your guests for the day, there is both the traditional building and an outdoor events centre – if you prefer to use the tradition as a backdrop against a contemporary space outside. Alternatively, why not mix things up with a blend of indoor and outdoor festivities. Think high ceilings, dark wood panelling, ornate detailing, warm lighting, stunning period features – statement fireplaces, coats of arms, elaborate plaster work and beautiful stained glass windows. You can even have your own chapel for the day – wonderful to photograph in. You can’t help but marvel at the sumptuously decorated ceiling in the ceremony room. One of six choices of rooms for the ceremony, as well as the option of using the ceremony space outside, there are also alternatives such as the Great Library or The Drawing Room to choose from.
Photography at this Cheshire Mansion
Whatever your choice, follow it up with a drinks reception in the Hall of Pillars and garden terrace – just the place for some great snaps too. Later, your seasonal three-course menu served can be served in the room of your choice. With such a huge menu to choose from, as well as vegan and children’s menus too, you will able to ensure that everyone has something that they like. From roast loin of pork to dauphinoise potatoes, salmon caviar and star anise roasted pineapple. All created by the experienced team, with all the variety that you need to suit your guest’s requirements.
With 117 bedrooms there is more than enough room for all of your guests, so no excuse for anyone not to relax and enjoy the day. For you, the glamorous Royal Suite awaits if you choose. The very place where King George V and Queen Mary chose to rest their heads when they visited in 1913. With its royal connections, own living room and 10.5 ft carved oak four-poster bed, you won’t want to miss it.
On the other hand, there are another three to choose from, including the Tower Suite with views across the garden, a roll top cast iron bath and separate living room. Or the Crewe Suite where you can discreetly watch your guests arrive.As well as the four-poster rooms, there are also feature rooms, plus a gorgeous range of rooms in the contemporary West Wing. Brilliant additionally, to have too the leisure club, spa and a butler to make use of, for extra pampering before and after.
Situated in eight acres of exquisite, green grounds, Crewe Hall, Cheshire is the gift that keeps on giving. With pristine lawns, beautiful formal gardens and pretty flowers, here is yet another stunning backdrop for photos, as well as a wonderful place for guests to take a stroll. With everyone checked in for the night, the bar will be busy and the dancefloor full. Luckily the in-house DJ can keep the crowd happy and the dancing flowing until the early hours of the morning. You could even intersperse the dancing with some spectacular fireworks on the lawn. With your very own wedding co-ordinators on hand to arrange it all and a master of ceremonies at your disposal, the choices won’t be too hard, to bring everything together just as you imagined, for your special, momentous day.
A shout out to Dan Wimble for shadowing me at this wedding.
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