Addington Palace wedding photographer Surrey 

The magnificent Palladian style 18th Century mansion Addington Palace in Croydon is a sumptuous regal Surrey wedding venue which offers lots of wedding picture opportunities

Addington Palace Surrey wedding photographers 

Addington Palace, Gravel Hill, Croydon, Surrey CR0 5BB   Phone: 020 8662 5000

 

Addington Palace is a prestigious Grade ll listed 18th Century Palladian style Mansion and is a Surrey wedding venue with a regal style with a long and distinguished past.

A Brief History of Addington Palace

Records reveal that an original manor house was on the site predating the Norman Conquest of 1066 and that in the Tudor period Henry Vlll held secret meetings with his wife to be, Anne Bolyne in his hunting lodge there he was to sell the estate in 1544.

Another sale of the property in 1770 to Barlow Trecothick lead to the commissioning of Robert Mylne (a Scottish engineer famous for building Blackfriars Bridge on the River Thames) to build a Palladian style mansion. Completed in 1778, it was then added to by Capability Brown with his extensive landscaping of 163 acres of gardens (much of which still remains today).

In 1807, the property was upgraded and became the country home for six Archbishops of Canterbury, five of which are buried in the adjoining grounds of St Mary's Church Addington. In 1903 the famous architect Norman Shaw (another Scot, this time famous for designing New Scotland Yard) sympathetically added to and remodelled the interior including the Great Hall.

In 1913 much of the state was sold to Addington Golf Club and was then taken over in 1914 during the First Wold War by the Red Cross. Used as a hotel in 1928 and then by the Royal School of Church Music in 1953, it was finally bought in 1996 privately for use as wedding, event and conference centre and today also includes a health and country club.

In 2002 the Queen and Prince Phillip celebrated her Golden Jubilee here along with 300 guests with champagne and canapés in The Great Hall followed by a banquet in the Royal Marquee. As well as use for Weddings it is also popular as a venue for promotional films (Kate Moss, Girls Aloud, Strictly Come Dancing to name a few) and the forthcoming War Machine starring Brad Pitt and Ben Kingsley.

Addington Palace wedding photography opportunities

Wedding ceremonies are licensed in the Great Hall, the Chapel and also in the Royal Pavilion.

The Chapel which is located a short walk down the corridor from The Great Hall is very well lit from the natural light that floods in from three arched windows as well as from three further arched windows on one wall. Thus there are plenty of opportunities for close up romantic pictures throughout the wedding ceremony, though on a bright summer day the intense light could prove dazzling, where the option to use the Great Hall could be a consideration.

The magnificent Great Hall, with its wooden panelled walls, high ornate ceiling, dazzling crystal chandeliers and very large and impressive fireplace offers a wedding photographer wonderful photographic opportunities from the floor level and also superb aerial views from the balcony on the first floor. The Great Hall can be for used for the wedding ceremony, the wedding breakfast and the first dance.

The first floor is accessed by a grand wooden staircase that leads to a variety of elegant and sophisticated backdrops for posing a Bride and Groom.The balcony on the first floor leads to a lovely genteel but spacious room finished in cream and light blue and is perfect for the Bride and her Bridesmaids to get ready in and benefits from plenty of natural light flowing in from the front of the building. The windows also offer a wonderful view of the Addington Palace Golf Club greens and of wedding guests arriving on the gravel drive below. This room is also a good option for taking the popular 'everyone at the wedding' picture, especially if there is a large group to capture.

On the first floor there are a number of fine, elegant rooms that surround the Great Hall directly or via a walk down a corridor that guests can spill out into before and after the marriage ceremony and wedding breakfast.

Outside at the back of the building there are a couple of stone steps leading from the house to the garden area below and they are also good options for group shots. The gardens include a vast ancient Cedar tree, a large lawn with a tranquil green backdrop from a wooded hill and further down one of the paths towards some of the greens a large though empty water fountain.

At the front of the building there is the magnificent stone facade and pillared entrance which is perfect again for group wedding pictures and for further romantic shots of the Groom and Bride together.

Accessed further down the drive is the entrance to the Royal Pavilion which is a permanent luxury marquee complete with crystal chandeliers and with a capacity of up to 850 guests.

All in all Addington Palace is quite some Surrey wedding venue. One that offers many exciting possibilities and is both friendly and welcoming as well as smoothly run.

Addington Palace wedding photographer testimonials

A proud smiling Groom with his arm around his beautiful smiling Bride as they stand on the back lawn gardens at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon

"Hi Richard and Tina....you are a great couple to work with and you got the best from Addington Palace.....adapting quickly to the rapidly changing weather conditions to get some fantastic photos...
 
...you have been friendly from start to finish and helped make our day very enjoyable...and the pre wedding photos have made it on to the mother-in-laws side table too!

 

A view through the door of the brightly lit chapel at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey and along the red carpet passing the many candles and tree stumps that line the aisle

Pretty little bags stuffed full of presents from the Bride at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace for her two Bridesmaids and her Matron of Honour

Wedding photograph of the three arched windows of The Chapel in the wonderfully grand Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace dressed with tree stumps and branches

Happy smiling Bridesmaids dressed in tartan pyjamas receiving cards and presents from the Bride on the morning of a wedding at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey

Beautiful Bride at the grand and historical Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon having the final touches for her make up before getting into her dress               								title=

Compilation pictures of a beautiful wedding dress hanging up on the wall and a pair of shoes on the mantelpiece at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

Wedding photograph of the Bride's beautiful hair captured on the morning of her wedding at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey a grand wedding venue with an interesting past

Atmospheric wedding picture taken at Addington Palace a grand Surrey wedding venue in Croydon of the Bride and Groom's wedding rings sitting on the order of service

Excited Bridesmaids dressed in tartan pyjamas at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace smile as they read their cards and open their presents from the Bride

The groom and his groomsmen pose with pints of beer outside the columned front entrance to Addington Palace a wonderfully grand Surrey wedding venue in Croydon

Fun wedding pictures of smiling ladies selfies and more champagne as the fun begins in the Bridal Suite at Addington Palace a grand Surrey wedding venue in Croydon

A touched Groom standing with his Groomsmen at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey opens and puts on a gift of a fabulous watch gift from his wife to be

A picture of a nervous bride taken at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey through the normal hustle and bustle of a busy Bridal Suite on the morning of a wedding

Groom and gents at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace raise their glasses of beer and show off their brightly coloured socks in these fun and relaxed wedding photos

Wedding picture of a happy beautiful smiling Bride relaxing at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace as she eats a sandwich in a Bridal Suite full of ladies with champagne

Greetings smiles and wedding photos captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at the grand and historical Addington Palace in Croydon as the guests arrive 								Bridesmaids in the Bridal Suite at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey taking pictures with their mobiles of the beautiful Bride in her wedding dress ready to leave for The Chapel

Wedding photo of a Bridesmaid adjusting a necklace wearing an unusual and striking white feather stole in the Bridal Suite at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey

A beautiful bride in the lovely Bridal Suite at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon holding her bouquet as she adjusts her hair in this mirror reflected wedding picture

Beautiful Bride in wedding dress topped with feathers and flanked by bridesmaids in white feather stoles at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in the Bridal Suite

Smiling Bride at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace caught in the light from the Bridal Suite as she walks along the balcony floor followed by her Bridesmaids

Bride and Bridesmaids looking over the banister at final arrival of wedding guests below in this fun wedding picture from Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

Lovely wedding photo of three elegant bridesmaids in their maroon dresses and white feather stoles descending the stairs on route to the chapel Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

The bride in her stunning dress at the grand and majestic Addington Palace in Surrey walking down the stairs passing a large Christmas tree on route for the chapel for her marriage

Wedding photograph of a beautiful Bride on the stairs with her bouquet at Addington Palace looking au and smiling to her Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Groom at Addington Palace wedding venue in Surrey listens in the background to the first reading which unusually is made before the arrival of the Bride in the chapel

Everyone standing up in the chapel at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace as the Maid of Honour leads the Bridesmaids down the narrow aisle packed with tree branches and candles

Bride and her father negotiate their way down the narrow aisle of the chapel at the Addington Palace wedding venue in Croydon Surrey which is full of tree branches with candles on top

All smiles in the chapel at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace as the bride holds her father's and the Groom's hands as they stand before the marriage registrar

A fun and entertaining reading from two wedding guest ladies in the naturally bright chapel at the grand and historic Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace near Croydon

Wedding photograph taken from behind the Bride and groom as they listen to the engaging readings in the Chapel at the historic Addington Palace Surrey wedding venue

Bride and wedding guests start smiling at the impromptu singing of Christmas is all around me popularised in the film Love Actually in the chapel at Addington Palace Croydon Surrey

All the wedding guests in the chapel at Addington Palace in Surrey passionately in full flow to the impromptu song Christmas is all around me from film Love Actually

A captivating wedding guest with red hair and piercing blue eyes in the chapel at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace addresses the young lovers during a reading

Smiling Groom in a marriage ceremony in the Chapel at the Addington Palace Surrey wedding venue eases the wedding ring onto his Bride's finger

Happy beautiful Bride pushing the wedding ring onto the Groom's finger captured in these sweet wedding pictures taken in The Chapel at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey

Overjoyed Bride in the chapel at the magnificent Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace smiles at her groom at the announcement 'you are now husband and wife'

Bride and Groom in these wedding pictures from Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey romantically kiss in the chapel after being announced husband and wife

Bride and groom in the Chapel at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace smiling for the Surrey Lane wedding photographer as they sign the marriage register

Bride in the chapel at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace steals a special moment with her Groom as they sit down waiting for their mothers to sign the marriage register                                    								 

An excited Bride at the wedding venue Addington Palace in Surrey shows the delight on her face after walking down the aisle of the Chapel with the groom now as husband and wife

A lively upstanding and hilarious Master of Ceremonies at Addington Palace in Surrey dressed as a sergeant blows his bugle to announce the Bride and groom

Beaming Bride and groom at the impressive and historical Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey walk out into the sunshine outside underneath a long line of confetti throwing guests

Newlyweds and wedding guests at Addington Palace smiling and waving at the other Surrey Lane wedding photographer leaning out of the Bridal Suite on the first floor

Bride and groom with their Bridesmaids and groomsmen outside the stately front entrance to Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in this classic group wedding photograph

Fun Bride and groom with their Bridesmaids and groomsmen in this group wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace outside the stately front entrance

Groom sits on step outside the grand Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace whilst his groomsmen pose on and around the columns in this relaxed and fun group wedding photo

Fabulous wedding photograph of the groom and his groomsmen at the Addington Palace wedding venue in Croydon Surrey jumping off the large columns at the front

Beautiful smiling Bride is held up by the Groom and Groomsmen at the grand and impressive Addington Palace Croydon Surrey in this relaxed informal wedding picture

Romance on the steps of the magnificent and stately Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey in these wedding photos of a handsome Bride and Groom kissing and holding hands

Wedding photograph of the Groom pointing towards the beautiful golden trees as he holds his Bride's hand and walks across the grass at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

Newlywed couple at the fabulous Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey walking off to the trees bathed in golden sunshine and posing for the Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Groom holds out a steadying hand in the grounds of wedding venue Addington Palace Surrey as his beautiful wife performs an impressive wedding dress adjustment on the move

Lovely wedding photo of the Groom hugging Bride in her beautiful wedding dress as they walk up the steps to Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace out of the December cold

Handsome smiling Bride and Groom take a relaxing pose as they lean up against the large columns of the grand and stately Addington Palace wedding venue in Croydon Surrey

Groom leaning on a large column at the entrance to the grand Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey beckons his lovely Bride to dance over and join him in this fun wedding photograph

Romantic wedding photographs at the front of the stately Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace of a handsome Bride and groom holding hands exchanging looks and kissing

Wedding photograph of a romantic bride and groom kissing in front of the large and impressive columns of Addington Palace an old and stately Surrey wedding venue in Croydon

Loving looks between a handsome Bride and groom as they stand in front of a fireplace in the entrance hall to the magnificent Croydon wedding venue Addington Palace Surrey

Happy smiling newlywed couple captured in these wedding photos taken at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace standing on the stairs by a large Christmas Tree

Wedding picture taken at Addington Palace Surrey from the staircase looking down past the large Christmas tree to the Bride below talking to her guests

Wedding picture taken at Addington Palace Surrey from the staircase looking down past the large Christmas tree to the Bride below talking to her guests

Transforming effect of lots of  lit candles by the fireplace flanked by two graceful dog statues in the Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

Picture from the gallery at the magnificent Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace of the candle lit banquet set up in The Great Hall for the wedding breakfast

Wedding breakfast table settings at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey comprising a ski resort table name complete with fir cones candles and miniature bottles of spirits

Wedding photos of personalised miniature bottle of spirits favours found on each table place for the wedding breakfast at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in The Great Hall

Beautiful flowers and tree branches adorn the head table as part of the wedding breakfast settings in the Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon

Picture of a four tier wedding cake at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace with the Bride and groom's initials on a wire and decorated with fir cones and leaves

Various photos taken at the magnificent wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey of wedding guests having fun on the stair and around the Christmas tree

Kisses greetings smiling and fun throughout the long receiving line before the wedding breakfast at the Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon

Groom gets naughty in Surrey at the Addington Palace wedding venue as he is caught lifting a guest's kilt whilst talking to the Bride in the receiving line

Conversation and greeting smiles for the guests captured at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace as they pass along the receiving line towards the Great Hall

View from above of the Bride and groom at Addington Palace in Surrey wedding venue being applauded as they walk past the guests in the Grand Hall for the wedding breakfast

The entertaining Master of Ceremonies at the Addington Palace wedding venue in Surrey in a couple of his many disguises including a ski instructor

An Addington Palace wedding breakfast starts with the downing of shots and pints before the wedding speeches in this Surrey wedding venue's magnificent Great Hall

A smiling Bride captured in Addington Palace Surrey as she sits at the head table in the Great Hall listening to her father during his eloquent wedding speech

Laughter erupts in the fabulous Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace during the Father of the bride's engaging and funny wedding speech                                                        a

A laughing Bride holds the hand of her smiling groom as he entertains the top table during his very funny wedding speech in the Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

Pictures of the many Addington Palace wedding guests in Croydon Surrey smiling and laughing during the highly entertaining wedding speeches in The Great Hall

Entertaining groomsmen in the Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace throw out some witty banter during their thoroughly enjoyable wedding speech

Fun and laughter captured in the Great Hall at Addington Palace Surrey in these wedding pictures taken during the engaging and hilarious Best men's sing-a-long speech

Seated wedding guests in the Great Hall at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey smile and concentrate on the words they have to sing during the sing-a-long wedding speech

Newlyweds in the Great Hall at the magnificent wedding venue Addington Palace in Surrey cutting the wedding cake, kissing and being photo bombed

Animal faces, Santa hands and  speech quotes for these girls enjoying the open plan photo booth set up at Addington Palace a Surrey wedding venue in Croydon

Smiles drinks and fun at the magnificent wedding venue Addington Palace in Surrey for the Bride and Groom and their guests

Smiles laughter silly hats and quotes captured in these wedding pictures from a Christmas ski chalet themed photo booth at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace

Happy Bride and her guests at Addington Palace in Surrey pose for friends in the open plan ski chalet themed photo booth

Bride and groom enjoying themselves doing their excellent first dance routine performed at Surrey venue Addington Palace on the dancefloor in the magnificent Great Hall

The Groom's masterful dance moves in full view as he and his bride perform their first dance at Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey in the atmospheric Great Hall

Groom at Surrey venue Addington Palace makes a fabulous dance move lifting up his Bride much to the pleasure of the guests on the dancefloor

Unusual wedding photo taken at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon of a saxophonist on the Great Hall dancefloor playing a luminous lit up saxophone

A wedding photograph of everyone dancing in the impressive Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Addington Palace captured from the first floor balcony

Eye catching wedding picture taken at wedding venue Addington Palace in Croydon Surrey of a saxophonist out in the middle of the Great Hall dancefloor playing his lit up saxophone

 

Addington Palace, Gravel Hill, Croydon, Surrey CR0 5BB   Phone: 020 8662 5000

 

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