I was thrilled when Anna and Chris asked me to be their Statham Lodge wedding photographer. It is one of my local venues, only a short drive from my house into Cheshire. I started with the groom at their house a couple of miles away. He and his groomsmen, along with the father’s all got ready into their wedding suits. As part of all wedding photography packages I am able to cover both groom and bridal preparations shooting solo.
Leaving the groomsmen at the house, I then headed to Statham Lodge were the rest of the wedding day took place. Anna and her bridesmaids all got ready in the bridal suit which is just beautiful and perfect to have their wedding hair and make-up. Anna hung her dress up in the room which looked great. I love photographing at the lodge because the large windows let huge amounts of natural light flood the rooms. This makes photos look soft and beautiful. All I then need to do is combine this with composition and moment and I would have captured something stunning.
Gazebo Wedding at the Lodge
The newlyweds opted for an outside ceremony under the gazebo. The sun was out and the colours where bright. During the wedding ceremony they had an unexpected guest – a local cat came and joined the guests during the vows. The drinks reception was held outside also, and Anna and Chris went for a walk together around the grounds for some portraits. The wedding breakfast then took place. There were some emotional speeches, a shot, and then the rest of the wedding day continued. The dance floor was set-up, and the band played all evening. The couple decided to place a padlock on the railings in the garden as a memento to their wedding.
60 Statham Lodge Wedding Photos from an Award Winning Photographer
I have photographed a few weddings at Statham Lodge now and would love to return again. If you are getting married at the lodge, or any other wedding venue, then please get in touch. My style of wedding photography is relaxed documentary, no awkward posing – just real moments captured. Below is a few photos from Anna’s and Chris’ wedding day. Please have a look through the gallery.
Thank you to David Thompson who shadowed me at the wedding as part of my mentoring programme. Great working with the awesome Tall Toastmaster for the first time too.
Statham Lodge – the perfect venue
Looking like a dream venue from the outside alone, Statham Lodge Hotel is a beautiful space both inside and out. From the period features, to the ravishing grounds and huge selection of spaces for the ceremony, dinner and dancing, Statham Lodge Hotel is a knockout venue, for a magnificent wedding in the sumptuous Cheshire countryside.
Nestled against a romantic, north west England rural landscape, Statham Lodge Hotel in Cheshire is a Grade II listed Georgian manor house. Built in the 1800s, Statham Lodge was originally a fine home. Now an award-winning wedding hotel, this stunning building, has so many dazzling features, including its pearly-white exterior, dove-grey slate roof, charming columned porch and exquisite Georgian features – this is a north-west gem. An exclusive-use venue, the manor is yours for the day, offering up endless choices for your ceremony and reception. Overall there are five period spaces within the manor house for the wedding ceremony, six for the reception, plus a contemporary wedding gazebo in the gorgeous grounds outside – the only problem will be which space to choose.
Weddings at this Georgian Manor House
Inside the manor house, the Georgian features make Statham Lodge a bright and spacious venue that impresses. From the high ceilings to the spectacular Georgian windows and views of the divine grounds, this is a knockout space. Everything looks incredible in photographs. With huge rooms like the ornate Gainsborough Suite with its lavish period decor, mood lighting and French doors which open out onto the superb barbecue terrace. Or the grand Shelley Suite featuring plush high ceilings, classic Georgian decor and a state-of-the-art sound system. For those that need it, there is also a sweet bridal changing room with its own private sitting room. Outside enter the modern wedding gazebo through the magnolia-covered archway for a magnificent outdoor alternative, set in the splendid Cheshire countryside. Wedding photos outside are just great because of the abundance of colour available.
With a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 250 guests, there is an enormous amount of accommodation to house your guests for the night. The 37 ensuite rooms, each feature their own unique design, as well as the added bonus of a complimentary cooked breakfast in the morning – made to order too. For the rooms, there will be a tussle over who gets the two executive suites, but there are plenty more options available, with double, twin, single and family rooms also on offer. Keep the Bridal Suite with its own spa bathroom for yourself, of course. Set in eleven acres of grounds, Statham Lodge boasts manicured lawns, landscaped gardens, green parkland, heavenly wisteria and a wonderful carriage drive.
Photography at this stunning Cheshire venue
The food, is a dream and the waiting staff are legendary. With catering provided by the experienced team of chefs, choose from seated or buffet dining for your four course, seasonal wedding breakfast. From roasts to cheesecakes and tarts, there are scrumptious menus for vegetarians and children too. For the evening, keep your guests entertained on the black and white chequered wedding dancefloor with the bar and anything from a live band to a funky DJ, permitted under their entertainment licence. With its own bus stop – Statham Lodge clearly has access covered. There is parking space for 150 cars, a train station four miles away – and even room for your own helipad for the day.
The friendly team are committed to helping you to create the completely customised wedding that you want. Select from wedding packages that include everything you need, then add a few of your own. With every wish in place, you are guaranteed to have a magical wedding in the venue of your dreams.
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If you are looking for a Statham Lodge wedding photographer then please get in touch to check if I am free. I offer no-posing photography so you can just enjoy your wedding day.