-I couldn’t have been happier when my old work friends Ed and Laura asked me down to South Lincolnshire to photograph their special wedding day ending with the most amazing reception at Irnham Hall. In the middle of August you might expect the weather to be good, well it was for a while, but there was some torrential downpours. Church ceremony, followed by afternoon tea at the family home, then onto one of the areas premier wedding venues. A brilliant wedding to be part of.
The day actually started at Stoke Rochford Hall a few miles away where Laura and her bridesmaids got ready. A nice peaceful morning. Laura looked just stunning in her wedding dress. It was difficult to take bad images to be honest. A short drive away was the church in Corby Glen for the ceremony. Afterwards, and through a sea of confetti they walked down the hill to Ed’s family home for afternoon tea, and short marquee reception. A nice twist and change of going straight onto the reception at Irnham Hall. It was here it started to rain.
Rain and more rain at Irnham Hall
Rain. It rained! Not just a little bit, it was possibly the heaviest rain I have ever seen at a wedding. A great idea by the newlyweds to separate the boys and girls onto two separate coaches for travelling over, but both groups had to walk a reasonable distance to the summer-house reception, but through the torrential rain. My first time at Irnham Hall, but even though it was 3pm in August, with the rain clouds above the light was so low it was like shooting in near darkness. Staying inside the summer house was not an option for me. My camera is semi-waterproof so I headed out in the ‘storm’ to photograph frantic guests running from coach to hall. Something akin to animals escaping a chancing pack of lions I thought. It made great photos though!
Top wedding reception at Lincolnshire venue
Ed and Laura had some nice ideas for their wedding reception at Irnham Hall. For the breakfast each table had it’s own beef and a designated guests to serve everyone else on the table. I had never seen this before. After the meal, the skies above the suburb wedding venue cleared so Laura and Ed walked out in and around the grounds and walled garden for some natural and relaxed photos together. Some great locations and backdrops for capturing moments together. A joy being a wedding photographer at Irnham Hall. A massive thank you to Melissa Maloo for assisting me on the day.
A huge congratulations to Ed and Laura on their marriage, thank you for asking me to be part of your wedding and all the best for the future.
Irnham Hall is one of the most attractive historic buildings you will find. This knockout wedding venue in the country, is a fantastic location for an elegant wedding in a romantic, fairy tale setting Irnham Hall in South Lincolnshire, is nothing short of splendid. With its beautiful long, mullion windows, turrets and light-grey stone exterior, you are guaranteed to feel like a princess for the day. Largely unchanged since 1510 when it was constructed in its present form, Irnham Hall is a spectacular 16th century building that dates back to 1380.
The Hall continues to be a family home for the Benton-Jones family. The current Benton-Jones in residence, are the fifth generation of their family to have lived at Irnham. Situated in the charming village of Irnham, the Hall is conveniently located just off the A1. The local village is said to be one of the region’s most attractive stone villages and remains much the same as it was one hundred years ago. Irnham’s divine Summer House and stunning Walled Garden will be exclusively yours for the day, with space for up to 150 guests. These areas just look incredible in photos – a joy to have a camera in my hand.
Weddings in the Summer House at Irnham Hall
After you have exchanged your wedding vows in the Hall’s exquisite Orangery or at St Andrews’ church, (which is located in the Hall’s grounds), it will be on to the Summer House for the next stage of your plans. The light-filled, spacious Summer House will be the dazzling setting for your reception, with a wonderfully high ceiling, displaying gorgeous exposed beams. Wedding guests can spill out into the Walled Garden for drinks and a leisurely stroll, adventuring out further into the grounds, if they wish. Inside the Summer House, there is of course, a large contemporary bar, lounge area and plenty of room on the wedding dance floor. The venue has all the facilities that you need for a DJ or live band and there is plenty of parking space outside too.
For places to stay, the team have rock-solid recommendations, starting with the neighbouring, award-winning Griffin Inn, which is practically next door. Irnham have magnificent catering partners, ready to serve up a scrumptious, gourmet three-course wedding breakfast of your choice. The Hall’s ground are exquisite. There are endless manicured lawns, that stretch for as far as the eye can see, carefully maintained borders and hedges, plus tons of delightful flowers. The warm, family team are passionate about ensuring that your wedding is exactly as you dreamed. The experienced staff have partners for any external services that you may need and are more than happy to help in any way that they can.
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A sublime venue in a tranquil setting – the consummate romantic venue in the countryside. If you are looking for a wedding photographer at Irnham Hall, or any other venue then please do get in touch. If you are looking for a natural and relaxed style without posing I could be the perfect photographer for you.