Sopwell House Wedding Photographer

Newlyweds portrait with couple in the garden of Sopwell House Hotel.

Sopwell House is a luxury and charming Georgian country house hotel, just south of St Albans, Hertfordshire. It is a short distance from London and within easy reach of London’s major airports. As a local Sopwell House Wedding Photographer based in Broxbourne, I am only a 30 minutes drive away.

Nested in 12 acres of grounds, Sopwell House can host weddings of all sizes and styles, from relaxed, intimate gatherings to large, extravagant celebrations. The interiors are elegant and sympathetic to the period, while feeling fresh and contemporary. With its beautiful garden, it offers a wealth of picture perfect opportunities for couples and their guests.

My style of elegant documentary wedding photography is perfectly suited to this charming venue. From delicately lit portraits using natural light to creative evening portraits using off camera flash, photographing your wedding at Sopwell House gives me the opportunity to use my skills and expertise to produce breath-taking results. I am an experienced and professional photographer with lots of ideas and enthusiasm for stunning wedding photos. Please do get in touch and we can talk more about your plans.

Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Sunset portrait of bride and groom standing under the gazebo in the Sopwell House garden.

Weddings at Sopwell House

Sopwell House boast several function suites. The St Albans, the largest of the suites, is a column-free ballroom, perfect for large indoor ceremonies and wedding receptions. With a capacity of 380 for ceremony and 320 for wedding breakfast, it is perfect for most lavish celebrations and ceremonies. The other suites include The Mountbatten suite, The Lady Patricia & Princess Alice suite and The Princess Victoria and Prince Louis, all of which are named after the former owner and a well-known British statesman Lord Mountbatten and his children. They are ideal for smaller and intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions for between 50 to 140 people. These function rooms also feature a large dance floor, stage, and state-of-the-art mood lighting.

Sopwell House hotel has 128 bedrooms and 16 individually designed stylish Mews Suites positioned behind private gates ideal for close family or the wedding party. It is also home to the award winning Cottonmill Spa, with state-of-the-art facilities including luxury spa gardens and relaxation spaces. Perfect for a bridal party spa evening or a couples retreat after the big day. The walled garden is beautifully landscaped and includes a Koi carp pond and gazebo, a magical outdoor setting for a secluded ceremony with stunning views.

Sopwell House Wedding Photography

I was honoured when Sabrina and Ash-lee chose me to be their Sopwell House Wedding Photographer. With lovely touches of champagne and balloons awaiting them in their rooms, the couple’s morning began with the opening of gifts and cards sent to each other. Having been together for a few years, the words within their cards were both funny and tearfully emotional. They had a small wedding party which included their son and daughter as a page boy and flower girl. I always hope for quality light with an equally great backdrop for your photos. The bridal suite is one of the hotel’s signature room with its bright, airy and elegant space that makes you feel special. With large windows overlooking the garden, it provides the natural light needed to create stunning portrait of you.

Their intimate wedding ceremony was attended by guests in Mountbatten suite, with high ceilings and french doors onto the picturesque terrace. As they exchanged vows, Sabrina was overwhelmed with emotions of joy, because after 10 years they finally tied the knot. The confetti walk and their formal family photos took place in the stunning landscaped garden. There are endless photo opportunities within the grounds to capture your newlywed portraits. The couple and I took a stroll through the garden for them enjoy the sunset visible from the gazebo, where we shot some of their portraits.

Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Bride and her daughter play on her wedding day.
Bridesmaid helps the Bride with the back of her wedding dress.
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Portrait of the bride lit by soft window light on her wedding day at Sopwell House.
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer

ā€œWe’ve just seen the photos and we absolutely love them, each and every one.ā€

Sabrina & Ash-lee
Portrait of bride and groom in the floral garden at Sopwell House.
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer

Wedding Reception at Sopwell House

The function rooms, recently refurbished, are stylishly decorated to act as the perfect blank canvas for your celebrations. Sabrina and Ash-lee’s had their wedding reception in the The Lady Patricia & Princess Alice suite. The room was beautifully decorated with flowers, chandeliers and chiffon vertical covered chairs. Under the purple mood lighting, the speeches and stories of love and friendship brought laughter and tears to everyone in the room. The couple played the wedding shoe game to everyone’s entertainment, as Sabrina was visibility surprised with some of Ash-lee’s responses. The room erupted with belly-aching laughter time after time and undoubtedly was one of the memorable moments of the day. And then came the first dance and party! After a few shots, everyone headed for the dance floor where the evening continued until late.

The bride bursts into laughter during wedding shoe game.
The Bride looking shocked with Groom during wedding shoe game.
Bride and Groom having their first dance.
Bride and Groom having their first dance with onlooking guests.
Bride and Groom have their first dance and the back of bride's dress is on display.
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Bride and Groom and their kids walking in Sopwell House garden with balloons.
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer
Black and white portrait of bride and groom.
Sopwell House Wedding Photographer

Getting married at Sopwell House

The staff are extremely accommodating in making you feel special. Their experienced and dedicated wedding team work closely with you to ensure you get the most out of your time at Sopwell House. Whether you’re planning a grand-scale or an intimate and relaxed ceremony with your friends and family, all efforts are made to surpass your expectation for a memorable wedding day experience. Licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies, their stunning landscaped garden is the perfect setting for an outdoor summer wedding. Sopwell House also permits evening fireworks and is a great idea for epic wedding photography.

As your Sopwell House Wedding Photographer, I capture every special moment I believe you will want to see. The truth is that, once the ceremony is over, the food is all eaten, the fun and laughter on the dance floor has happened, all you’re left with is the memories of the best day of your life and your amazing wedding photos. Your wedding photographs are a true investment and their value will only increase over time. They will preserve the memories you have of your wedding day and also your memories of the people who matter the most to you in the world.

If you are looking for an Sopwell House Wedding Photographer, I would love to hear more about your day. Please do get in touch to check availability, or find out more about my services and prices.

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