Great Fosters Wedding Photographer

Great Fosters Wedding Photographer

There’s something remarkably Royal about being a Great Fosters wedding photographer! The Tudor estate is full of stunning historical details with a luxurious modern touch. Capturing weddings at Great Fosters in my signature documentary style is just one of the reasons I really love my job. From the bright and regal Orangery, to the drama of the Grade II listed Tithe Barn, you can see why Great Fosters is one of the stand-out wedding venues in Surrey. The beautiful architecture and the variation this brings to your Great Fosters wedding photography, allows me to capture portraits and emotional moments with a unique backdrop.

Weddings at Great Fosters

Wedding ceremonies at Great Fosters take place in the Orangery, flooded with natural light by the arched windows that overlook the Magnolia Lawn. The exposed bricks look striking with the white plaster work, providing the ideal blank canvas for any style of wedding. Up to 160 guests can join you in the Orangery as you say “I do”, I’ll document those special moments with all the emotion and love between you. This image of Simon looking towards his wife is one of my favourites from a recent Great Fosters wedding – it’s the look of “how did I get so lucky?!”, and total adoration.

The groom looks at his bride as she smiles at him on their wedding day at Great Fosters.

For your wedding breakfast, you’ll enjoy the historical setting of the Tithe Barn, surrounded by exposed oak beams and rustic chandeliers. The Tithe Barn dates back to 1390, and it was originally built at Ewell Manor in Maldon, but was taken apart and rebuilt at Great Fosters in the 1930s.

The Tithe Barn is a really dramatic and impactful setting in any season, winter weddings at Great Fosters can even be kept toasty and warm with a roaring open fire. As you make your speeches, the vibrant tones and symmetry of the minstrels’ gallery can be used by your Great Fosters wedding photographer to frame shots like this one of Simon, entertaining the guests.

The great hall at Great Fosters wedding venue.
Great Fosters Wedding Photographer
Florist decoration at the Great Fosters Hall.
The great hall at Great Fosters wedding venue.
Groom's speech in the great hall at Great Fosters Wedding venue.

Great Fosters Wedding Photography

The Archery Pavilion on the lawn has so much character, it was first built in the 1920s, and is the perfect place for elegant newlywed portraits; it’s even more stunning as the sun goes down. Lots of couples choose an evening portrait as the final image of their wedding album, and I love to capture iconic, memorable shots as part of Great Fosters wedding photography.

During the summer, the 50 acres of grounds can be explored for some quiet moments together, surrounded by colour and fragrance from the flowers and foliage. Looking back towards the Elizabethan architecture of the main house allows you to take in the grandeur of Great Fosters weddings. You and your guests will feel like royalty, and the friendly staff make it even more perfect. Every tiny detail has been thought of, including the Michelin-starred food which will no doubt be talked about for years to come!

Bridal party stand during the wedding ceremony.
Bride and Groom cut their wedding cake during the wedding reception.
Bride and Groom having their first dance.
Wedding reception party begins at Great Fosters.
Bride dancing with mother of the bride.
Greek wedding reception in the Great Hall.

Great Fosters Hotel

Great Fosters Hotel was purchased by Alexander Hotels in 2018, after 90 years of family ownership. It has been sympathetically restored to preserve the building and original features of the décor. The site has a long history, and in the main porch is a crest of Elizabeth I, dated 1598. Henry VIII is believed to have used Great Fosters as hunting lodge, and the Anne Boleyn Room also uses the royal crest in the ornate ceiling decorations. Weddings at Great Fosters Hotel are surrounded by fascinating period details, with thoughtful modern luxuries and the benefit of fantastic light in every room. I’d really recommend a visit; you can even explore the gardens and sample the locally renowned, Great Fosters afternoon tea.

I’d love to be your Great Fosters wedding photographer, it’s a spectacular venue that I’m always keen to return to. Get in touch to check my availability and we can have a chat about your day.


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