Burford Bridge Hotel wedding photographer Surrey

A picture of Burford Bridge Hotel a popular and recently refurbished Surrey wedding view situated at the bottom of Box Hill complete with it's ancient Tithe Barn ceremony room

Burford Bridge Hotel weddings

Burford Bridge Hotel, Box Hill,  Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BX  Phone: 0207 660 0684

Situated at the foot of Box Hill, the summit of the North Downs, the historic Burford Bridge Hotel has stood in this beautiful spot in the Surrey Hills and on the River Mole, for over 760 years.

A Brief History of Burford Bridge Hotel

Founded in 1254, the hotel, or most likely the Inn, was then called the 'Fox and Hounds' and though the original building has long gone, parts of the current hotel are said to date back to the 16th century.

It changed name to the Hare and Hounds in 1882 though it was then commonly known as the Burford Bridge and in 1905 it permanently changed its name to the Burford Bridge Hotel.

The Hotel has proved a popular place to stay for many famous people including Queen Victoria, the inventor Robert Louis Stevenson and the writers Wordsworth, Sheridan and Jan Austen and was also a rendezvous point for Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton prior to the Battle of Trafalgar.

Of even more significance though is that one of its rooms overlooking the tranquil gardens, was the place that inspired the poet John Keats on 28th November 1817, who had escaped from the hustle and bustle of London, to write his famous and epic poem Endymion...which at the beginning paints a rustic scene of rivers, trees, sheep and shepherds.

In December 2013, the River Mole flood its banks and a lot of the hotel was under water and it was closed for an extensive nine month restoration works with it finally opening again in September 2014.

 

A cool classic wedding car awaiting the Bride and Groom in this wedding photograph taken outside Surrey wedding venue The Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel

 

Burford Bridge Hotel wedding photography opportunities

The main focal point for wedding ceremonies and receptions is the famous Tithe Barn. This 16th century Medieval structure, with its ancient vaulted ceilings said to be made from the oak beams of the Spanish Armada, was originally located in the nearby village of Abinger Hammer but was re-located next to the hotel in 1934.

The Tithe Barn can accommodate up to 220 guests, but even on a bright day it can be rather dark inside though the windows down one side do provide some natural light. Fill in flash is a good standby option.

There is also a minstrel style balcony at the main end which is easily accessible and allows a bird's eye view of the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and the evening celebrations on the dancefloor.

The Tithe Barn leads out into the bar and the River and Garden rooms which is a large space for wedding guests to mill around in-between room changes, at night time or when the weather doesn't encourage outside pursuits.

The front entrance to the Tithe Barn is particularly popular with smokers and when the weather is fine then there is the large patio and grass area at the back which leads onto the rest of the hotel buildings and grounds.

This area is fine for general reportage photography of guests relaxing over drinks and canapés and the iron staircase provides a great viewing point for the wedding photographer to capture that all important and popular 'everyone at the wedding picture'.

For the other group wedding photos then the grass area beyond the swimming pool is perfect with its beautiful tranquil and green backdrop of literally, the bottom of Box Hill. This is also a good place for some romantic Bride and Groom wedding photographs, though if time allows then there is the option of driving up the zig zag road to Box Hill itself and to the famous viewing point over Surrey.

Burford Bridge Hotel wedding photographer testimonials

Newlywed couple in this Surrey wedding photo taken as they hold hands over their lovely classic wedding car parked outside the Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel Dorking

"Dear Richard and Tina as soon as I met you both I knew you understood that we wanted very relaxed and natural photos as our day was full of family and close friends.
 
I am normally not comfortable having my photo taken at any time and when I discovered that I would be pregnant on my wedding day I suddenly became increasingly nervous.
 
Our pre-wedding shoot really helped to relax both of us in front of the camera and we had great fun on top of Boxhill ... and on the day you just blended in so well we didn't realize we were having our photos taken half the time and the results are some stunning pictures.
 
So many of our guests commented on how good you were..."
Happy Bride and groom toasting each other with a glass of champagne as they stand outside the Tithe Barn entrance to Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

" Dear Richard and Tina, thank you for making our day run so smoothly!
 
You were both very professional and made us feel at ease...
 
You really captured some great moments that we can always look back on and remember fondly..."
The dashing Groom helps  his lovely Bride to cut the wedding cake in the Tithe Barn at the restored Burford Bridge Hotel a popular wedding venue in Surrey Dorking

" Dear Richard and Tina, thank you for our wedding album, it's lovely...and for being so very professional and friendly and easy to deal with.
 
We would definitely recommend you."

 

Bride's wedding dress and sparkly shoes captured in this wedding photograph before her marriage at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

Bride Mum and Bridesmaids in floral dressing gowns having fun before dressing for the marriage ceremony at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel

Lovely relaxed Bride in dressing gown sitting down having her hair made up taken at home before a church marriage and Burford Bridge Hotel wedding reception

Fresh looking Bridal bouquet bursting with pink yellow and white flowers ready for the Bride before her marriage and reception at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel

Fresh looking Bridal bouquet bursting with pink yellow and white flowers ready for the Bride before her marriage and reception at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel

Inside the 16th century Tithe Barn ready for the marriage ceremony captured in this wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel from the balcony

A shy but excited Bride poses for her Surrey Lane wedding photographer before leaving for Church followed by her reception in Burford Bridge Hotel Dorking

Nervous but smiling Groom captured in this wedding photo with the boys taken as he gets ready for his marriage at Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey in the ancient Tithe Barn

Bride's wedding dress hanging up with two Bridesmaids dresses captured at the Bride's parent's home as she gets ready for her Burford Bridge Hotel wedding in Surrey

Bride poses with her Bridesmaids in this sweet wedding photograph taken before she leaves her parents home in Surrey for Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

Bride having final make up adjustments before leaving her parent's home for Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey for her marriage in the Tithe Barn

Quaint little Church of St Bartholomew in Leigh the Bride's first stop for the ceremony followed by Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking near Box Hill

Beautiful colours of spring in this wedding picture of the Bride's flower bouquet ready to be taken to the marriage at the Burford Bridge Hotel a wedding venue in Surrey Dorking

Smiling Groom with his groomsmen as they stand outside the church awaiting guests followed by a reception at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel

Relaxed and smiling Bride wedding photo as she waits to have her wedding veil attached as she finishes getting ready for her marriage at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey

Bride outside the church being fussed over my her mum and Bridesmaids captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer before her Burford Bridge Hotel reception

Smiling Bride with a Bridesmaid and flower girl all dressed and ready in the parent's garden and ready to leave for the nearby Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel

View from above of the wedding service captured in Sacred Heart church Wimbledon before leaving for the reception at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking Surrey

Bride smiles as her father arrives to take her into church to get married followed by a Burford Bridge Hotel reception captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Smiling Groom having a helping hand from his Best man with his tie as he prepares to get married at the Burford Bridge Hotel captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Aerial wedding photo taken from the choir balcony of the Bride walking down the aisle for her Surrey church wedding followed by a reception at Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

Bride pulls a face as her mum and dad try to kiss her in this fun wedding photo captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer before leaving for the Burford Bridge Hotel

Wonderful wedding picture of everyone laughing as the Bride and Groom's dog comes down the aisle with the wedding rings before their Burford Bridge Hotel reception

Groom with champagne in hand looking smart with the boys in this wedding picture captured at Burford Bridge Hotel by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Couple smile as they are announced husband and wife captured in the Sacred Heart church Wimbledon before leaving for their Surrey wedding reception at Burford Bridge Hotel

Wedding photograph of a smiling Bride arriving at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel ready for her interview before her marriage in the ancient Tithe Barn

Bride and groom hug and kiss amidst the applause as they are announced husband and wife in church before leaving for their reception at Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey

Bird's eye view wedding picture of the Groom standing with his Best man in the Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey awaiting the arrival of the Bride

Smiling Bride and Groom walk captured in this wedding photograph walking down the aisle after getting married ready to go for their reception at Burford Bridge Hotel

Happy smiling Bride and father captured in this wedding photograph ready at Surrey wedding venue the Burford Bridge Hotel to walk into the Tithe Barn ceremony room

Happy smiling newlyweds walking down the aisle of this Sacred Heart church Wimbledon before leaving for their Surrey wedding reception at Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

All lady string quartet signal the arrival of the Bride in this wedding photo taken in Dorking Surrey in the Tithe Barn at the post flood newly refurbished Burford Bridge Hotel

Bride and groom endure the confetti throwing in this fun wedding picture taken outside the church before leaving for Burford Bridge Hotel a popular wedding venue in Surrey

Bride walking down the aisle on her father's arm in this wedding photo taken in the ancient Tithe barn in Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel from a balcony

Funny wedding photo of the Groom getting swamped with wedding confetti outside the church before leaving for the Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey wedding venue

Happy smiling Bride and Groom clink their glasses of champagne together at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel outside the entrance to the Tithe Barn

An emotional Groom welling up in this wedding photo taken at Surrey wedding venue the Burford Bridge Hotel as he awaits his bride to reach him down the Tithe Barn aisle

Intimate moment for the Bride and Groom as they eye each other in this wedding photo taken as they about to get married in the Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey

Bride and Groom celebrate with champagne on arriving at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel pictured standing on the red carpet in the Tithe Barn entrance

A wedding photograph taken beyond the musicians music stands in the Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey of the Bride and Groom watching and listening to a reading

Bride and Groom captured at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel at the entrance to the Tithe Barn romantically kiss

Wedding picture of the Bride and groom inspecting the wedding breakfast settings in the Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey taken from the minstrel gallery

An excited smiling Bride watches her groom slide the wedding ring onto her finger in the Tithe Barn at  Burford Bridge Hotel captured by a Surrey lane wedding photographer

Wedding picture of a very happy smiling couple standing before the Registrar as they are announced husband and wife in the Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey

Groom and Groomsmen in this wedding picture having a race across the lawn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel on different coloured space hoppers

Newlyweds at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel take time out to admire their wedding rings captured in the relaxed and tranquil garden area

Wedding photo of a just married couple embracing each other and going in for a kiss in the Tithe Barn at Surrey venue Burford Bridge Hotel at the bottom of Box Hill

Groom leads the way as he leaps out of a swimming pool changing cubicle at Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking Surrey on a different Space Hopper

Happy and joyful wedding picture of the delighted parents applauding the marriage of their children in the Tithe Barn in Surrey at the Burford Bridge Hotel

Content and happy Bride and groom standing by the arbour in the relaxing garden area at the popular Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

A relieved and delighted Bride and Groom sign the marriage register in this wedding photograph taken at the Burford Bridge Hotel near Box hill in Dorking Surrey

Out of the swimming pool changing cubicles on Space Hoppers in this funny and unusual wedding photograph from Burford Bridge Hotel a Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

Guests line up to get some wedding photos of the newly married couple in the Tithe Barn captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at the Burford Bridge Hotel

Aerial wedding photograph taken from the minstrel gallery in the Tithe Barn in the Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey of the newlyweds holding hands as they sit for photos

Romantic couple embracing wedding photograph taken on the tranquil lawn area of the popular wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking Surrey

The smiling gents standing to attention at Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey in the swimming pool doorways with their Space Hoppers in hand as the bride walks past

Happy Bride and Groom in The Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel captured in this wedding photograph as they walk down the aisle a married couple

Time for confetti in this fun wedding picture captured of the newlyweds as they get covered at the Burford Bridge Hotel  wedding venue in Dorking near Box Hill

All fun smiles and waves for the everyone at the wedding photo taken at Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey from the metal staircase outside the Tithe Barn

Happiness and smiles for the Bride and groom as they embrace on the lawn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel situated at the bottom of Box Hill

A lady string quartet captured in this wedding photograph out on the lawn at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey providing some tranquil classical music for the wedding guests

Happy guests in these relaxed wedding photos taken in the garden after the Tithe Barn ceremony by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at the Burford Bridge Hotel

The Bride and groom captured at Surrey venue Burford Bridge Hotel near Boxhill Dorking showing off their wedding rings

Family wedding photo of the newlyweds with their mothers and fathers captured in the lovely lawn area at the back of Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey at the bottom of Box Hill

Relaxed smiling portrait wedding picture of the Bride and Groom standing together at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in front of the colourful garden arbour

Grooms and boys in blue suits and brown shoes showing off their pink and blue socks in this fun wedding photograph taken near Box Hill in Surrey at the Burford Bridge Hotel

A Burford Bridge Hotel newlywed couple take time to relax as they lean on a fence in the tranquil gardens of this popular Surrey wedding venue

Intimate moment for the bride and groom in this romantic Burford Bridge Hotel wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Aerial wedding photograph of everyone at a Burford Bridge Hotel reception waving up at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer up on the iron stairs

Romantic wedding picture of a Bride and groom kissing taken in the garden at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel by the arbour steps

Groom and Bride take some time out from the Burford Bridge Hotel wedding reception in Dorking Surrey to sit down for a chat on a garden chair

Bride and groom hold hands over a beautiful classic car in this happy wedding photograph taken in Surrey at the Burford Bridge Hotel Dorking outside the Tithe Barn

A moody romantic wedding photo from behind of the Bride and Groom standing with arms around each other at Burford Bridge Hotel wedding venue in Dorking Surrey

Beautiful table flower display wedding photograph taken from the wedding breakfast settings in Surrey at Burford Bridge Hotel in the ancient Tithe Barn

The Groom with his best me pose with a beautiful classic car outside the Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel a fabulous wedding venue near Box Hill Surrey

Relaxed group family wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel outside the Tithe Barn on the lawn

Newlyweds posing and kissing in front of the open air swimming pool changing cubicles captured in these wedding picture from Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey

The Groom having fun as he sits on a classic car in front of the Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey and strikes a pose with his best men

The atmospheric Tithe Barn captured in the wedding photograph at Surrey venue the Burford Bridge Hotel ready for the guests to arrive for the wedding breakfast

Tender loving smiles and shared moments capture in the garden in this wedding photo taken at Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Aerial wedding table settings picture taken from the minstrel gallery in the Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue the Burford Bridge Hotel next to Box Hill

Wedding picture of the Bride and Groom standing by a wooden garden railing at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel taken from under a tree

A collection of pink coloured table settings for the wedding breakfast as set out in The Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel  Dorking

Wedding photo of the Bride and Groom entering the Tithe Barn for their wedding breakfast captured at the Burford Bridge Hotel by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Fun group wedding picture taken in the garden of Surrey venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking of the groom with the gents all jumping into the air

Bride and Groom sitting at the top table in stitches of laughter during the funny wedding speeches held in in The Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey

Father of the Bride makes the Mother of the Bride laugh during the wedding speeches captured Dorking Surrey in the Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel

Bride wipes a tear from her eye as the Groom delivers a heartfelt personal message in The Tithe Barn at Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey during the wedding speeches

The Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking dressed ready for the wedding breakfast captured from the minstrel gallery

The Best Man starts his verbal assault on the Groom in his funny speech which gets everyone at the head table in stitches in Surrey in the Burford Bridge Hotel's Tithe Barn

Aerial view from the minstrel gallery of everyone raising a glass champagne for the final wedding toast at the Burford Bridge Hotel wedding venue in Surrey

Everyone at the Burford Bridge Hotel wedding venue in Dorking Surrey captured outside the Tithe Barn looking up to the photographer on the fire escape

A compilation of funny wedding pictures captured in the Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue the Burford Bridge Hotel during the wedding speeches

Bride and Groom on the top table raises their glasses for the final toast in The Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel  during the wedding speeches

Newlyweds hold each other's gaze as they take a romantic walk on the lawn away from the reception celebrations in Dorking Surrey at the Burford Bridge Hotel

Happy Bride and Groom captured in this wedding photograph from The Tithe Barn in Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel as they cut the wedding cake

The beautiful back of the Bride's wedding dress captured as she talks to her smiling Groom in the Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey wedding venue

Bride and groom share a special tender moment in this wedding photograph far away from the madding crowd in the secluded lawn area at the Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey

Pearls, gleaming wedding rings and sparkling nails captured in this cake cutting picture captured at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in the historic Tithe Barn

Wedding pictures of the Bride and Groom with white balloons taking a walk and having a kiss in the garden at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey Dorking next to Box Hill

A lady eyes up the Tia Maria fountain complete with chocolate cups captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at the Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

Happy smiling Bride ready to cut the wedding cake with her husband captured in the ancient Tithe Barn in the popular Surrey wedding venue the Burford Bridge Hotel Dorking

Bride and groom standing before their symbolic tennis rackets captured before they enter the Tithe Barn at Surrey wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

Bride and groom take their first dance captured in the colourful disco lights in this wedding photo taken in Surrey at the Burford Bridge Hotel from the Tithe Barn minstrel gallery

Fun and colourful wedding picture of ladies with fancy dress glasses on ready for the photo booth in Surrey at Burford Bridge Hotel in Dorking

Delicate but striking silhouette cake topper captured at popular wedding venue Burford Bridge Hotel in the Tithe Barn Surrey

Bride and Groom enjoying an intimate moment as they take their first dance in this wedding photograph from the Tithe Barn in Surrey wedding venue the Burford Bridge Hotel

Wedding guests enjoying dressing up for the fancy dress photo booth in this Burford Bridge Hotel wedding picture captured in Dorking Surrey

A smiling Bride enjoys her first dance in this atmospheric wedding picture from the Burford Bridge Hotel in Surrey complete with red and green spots of disco lights

The Groom gets into his stride with orange glasses on as he poses for a photo booth picture at Burford Bridge Hotel captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Guests join the newlyweds on the dancefloor for a night of fun in this wedding photo taken in the Tithe Barn at the Burford Bridge Hotel Surrey from the minstrel gallery

Burford Bridge Hotel, Box Hill,  Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BX Phone: 0207 660 0684

Call us on 0203 397 7549 to check our availability for your Burford Bridge Hotel wedding, to book a meeting or to have a chat. Or alternatively, just send us an email