Farnham Castle wedding photographer Surrey

A wedding photograph of the majestic Bishop's Palace on a December day at the historic Farnham Castle a fabulous Surrey wedding venue overlooking the town of Farnham

Farnham Castle wedding photography

Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG Phone: 01252 721194

A short history of Farnham Castle

Farnham Castle was built in 1138 by the Bishop of Winchester, Henri de Blois, the grandson of William the Conqueror (the original building by the way was demolished just 17 years later by Henry ll and subsequently rebuilt in the 12th and 13th centuries) and became the place of residence of the powerful Bishops of Winchester for over 800 years from behind whose walls many a monarch was entertained and much of English politics was shaped.

Interestingly St Joan of Arc's Church in Farnham came into being because Cardinal Henry Beaufort, who lived at Farnham Castle in the 15th century, presided over Joan of Arc's trial in 1414.

Apart from being damaged during the 1648 Civil War, the castle has seen an expansion of buildings in the grounds with its architecture reflecting the changing styles throughout the ages.

In World War it became the home to the Camouflage Development and Training Centre, where with the input of such luminaries as Roland Penrose, Stanley William Hayter and Julian Trevelyan the art of modern military camouflage was conceived.

Today, the Bishop's Palace, which is a complex of Grade l and ll listed buildings, is an intercultural training centre, a unique Surrey wedding venue and along with the Motte and shell Keep, a popular tourist attraction.

 

Farnham Castle wedding photographer opportunities

Farnham Castle is set in five acres of gardens overlooking the pretty and historic town of Farnham and as wedding photographers in Surrey it is a lovely venue to work at.

Getting ready wedding photos in The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse, which is a very short walk to the main door of the Bishop's Palace, is a homely place for the Bride and her Bridesmaids to get ready and it benefits from a comfortable lounge area on the ground floor with five dressing rooms on the first floor.

Wedding ceremony pictures in The Lantern Hall

The Lantern Hall which is licensed for civil weddings can accommodate up to 150 seated guests is an atmospheric room with its wooden floor and five arched windows that stream in natural light. The layout of the room can mean that the service is held in the small nook on the left hand end which can be challenging for the wedding photographer and videographer in terms of physical space to work in and access to natural light especially on a dark day.

Wedding photos in The Stone Hall and on The Great Lawn

After the marriage ceremony the newly-weds and their guests walk out into the Stone Hall, which is at the heart of Farnham Castle and is the place for celebratory drinks: in fine weather the main door leads out onto the Great Lawn which is a lovely place for guests to chat and relax over canapés and a glass or two of champagne. It is also perfect for some informal reportage wedding photography especially as it benefits from it's all round beautiful backdrops, from The Gatehouse to the castle palace itself and then to the views over Farnham. There's also the opportunity to play a game of croquet though if you prefer to stay out of the sunshine on a hot summers day there's the welcome shade of the ancient and impressive Lebanon Tree.

For the newly-wed couple this is also a lovely tranquil place for some romantic wedding photographs and in addition there is the opportunity, time and weather allowing, to walk up to the castle's ancient Motte and Keep for more wedding pictures.

Wedding photographs in The Great Hall

The impressive 13th century Great Hall, again with a capacity for up to 150 guests, is where the wedding breakfast is held and has been the main place for  food and entertainment for many hundreds of years and it looks the part with its grand stone fireplace and paintings. As well as taking pictures from the floor itself for the wedding speeches and later for the first dance, the wedding photographer has a number of further options namely from the adjacent bar's balcony and also from the second floor balcony the latter of which provides a great opportunity for getting some bird's eye pictures of the Bride and Groom entering the hall.

Farnham Castle is a super venue to work at, where the staff are very friendly and helpful and coupled with the first class food served there by Galloping Gourmet, it's a wedding venue we wouldn't want to miss.

Farnham Castle wedding photographer testimonials

Bride and Groom in this wedding photograph taken as they sit in their wedding suite in Farnham Castle a stunning Surrey wedding venue

" Dear Richard and Tina, thank you so much for our wedding photos and for all your fantastic work on the day...
 
We absolutely love the pictures and really appreciate you taking the time with us before the wedding to do the pre wedding shoot and making us feel so relaxed...
 
Friends and family have commented on your good humour and professionalism on the day.
 
We had an absolutely fantastic time and loved every minute."

 

Candleabra, flower decorations and wedding rings captured in these table setting wedding pictures taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography at Farnham Castle in The Great Hall

Fun table number photos of the Bride and Groom as children captured in a wedding photograph taken from the wedding Breakfast tables in The Great Hall at Farnham Castle Surrey

The Groom takes a moment from his duties for a quick pre wedding photo with his Groomsmen outside The Great Hall at the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

The Bride's beautiful dress hanging in one of the dressing rooms in The  Gatehouse in this wedding photograph taken in the ancient Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

A hungry Bride tucks into a sandwich during her hair dressing captured in this fun wedding photo by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Farnham Castle in The Gatehouse

Three different wedding dress photographs captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at the fabulous Farnham Castle's cosy and comfortable Gatehouse

Close up wedding picture of a Bridesmaids' as she ties the bow of the Bride's beautiful dress taken at the ancient Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Wedding photograph of a Bride walking cautiously over the shingle path from The Gatehouse towards the ceremony room at Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Father and Mother walk with the Bridesmaids as they escort the Bride in this wedding picture taken as they leave The Gatehouse for Farnham Castle in Surrey

Father of the Bride offers a loving kiss in this sweet wedding photograph captured in the Stone Hall before entering The Lantern Hall at Farnham Castle a unique Surrey wedding venue

Laughter and a nervous smile for a father and his daughter as they wait in the Stone Hall in this wedding photo taken before they enter The Lantern Hall at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Bride walking arm in arm with her father from The Stone Hall into The Lantern Hall in this wedding picture taken before the marriage service at Farnham Castle a unique Surrey venue

Wedding picture of the Father of the Bride shaking the Groom's hand as he arrives with his daughter in The Lantern Hall for the marriage ceremony at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Groom places the ring on his wife's finger in The Lantern Hall captured in this wedding photograph by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer in the fabulous Farnham Castle

Bride places the ring on her husband's finger captured in this wedding picture taken in The Lantern Hall at the wonderful Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Fun and laughter in this wedding photo taken as the Bride holds the Groom's hand and says her vows in the Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle in The Lantern Hall

The Bride and Groom stand before the Registrar in this wedding picture taken as they are pronounced husband and wife in The Lantern Hall at Farnham Castle Surrey

Husband and wife now kiss before their family and friends in this romantic wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle in The Lantern Hall

Fun and laughter in this wedding picture as the newly-married couple change positions to sign the Surrey marriage register in The Lantern Hall at Farnham Castle

Happy smiling newly-weds pose in this sweet wedding photograph as the Groom signs the marriage register at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle in The Lantern Hall

Sharing an intimate moment as well as a laugh in this lovely wedding photo captured in The Lantern Hall in Farnham Castle by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Newly-weds have a post register signing kiss captured in this romantic wedding picture taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography in The Lantern Hall at Farnham Castle

Walking down the aisle of The Lantern Hall greeting guests in this wedding photo taken as guests applaud the newly-married couple after their Surrey marriage at Farnham Castle

Wedding photograph of the Bride captured as she stands beyond the open main door champagne in hand at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle in The Stone Hall

Leaving the main door from The Stone Hall with champagne in hand and kissing in these delightful wedding photos taken after a Surrey wedding at the fabulous Farnham Castle

 Newly-weds with their family and guests looking up at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer in this relaxed wedding picture taken from the ground at Farnham Castle in Surrey

 Everyone looking up to the wedding photographer on the second floor and waving in this fun group wedding photo captured at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

Groom and Bridesmaids in this wedding picture helping the Bride with her dress as she walks on The Great Lawn captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Farnham Castle

Bridesmaids and Bride with dress aloft negotiate their sinking heels in The Great Lawn in this light-hearted wedding photo taken outside Farnham Castle in Surrey

Bride and Groom with their Bridesmaids and Groomsmen in this relaxed group wedding photograph taken on The Great Lawn outside Farnham Castle a fine Surrey wedding venue

The gents have fun running towards the Surrey Lane wedding photographers in this special requested wedding photograph on The Great Lawn outside Farnham Castle Surrey

Bride and Groom walk their way through The Great Hall inspecting the tables in this bird's eye view wedding photo taken at Farnham Castle by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Bride and Groom have a kiss in this romantic wedding picture taken on the balcony at Surrey venue Farnham Castle overlooking the The Great Hall before dinner begins

Leaning on the balustrade and kissing in these two care free wedding wedding photographs taken on the balcony overlooking The Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

Close up portrait wedding photo of the newlly-weds sitting on a sofa on the second floor of the lovely Farnham Castle posing for their Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Smiling Bride sitting in her wonderful dress with her husband on a sofa in this wedding photograph taken on the second floor of Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

A moment between the Bride and Groom before they kiss captured in this wedding picture taken on the wooden staircase at Farnham Castle a magical Surrey wedding venue

The Bride and Groom romantically kiss on the wooden staircase in this wedding photo taken at the wonderful Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bride on the stairs looks down to her husband standing by pictures of Winchester Bishops waiting for her in this fun wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

The Bride looks over her shoulder at her Surrey Lane wedding photographers in this wedding picture taken as her husband waits for her in Farnham Castle in The Bishop's Palace

Smiling newly-wed couple pose for their Surrey Lane wedding photographer in a wedding photo taken on the stairs at Farnham Castle inbetween pictures of the Bishops of Winchester

Bride sitting in an empty window sill in a hallway looking up smiling at her Surrey Lane wedding photographer in this fun wedding photograph taken at Farnham Castle

Bride sitting in the window sill waiting and standing with her husband in these wedding pictures taken on a staircase in the wonderful Farnham Castle in Surrey

Newly-weds pose together in this wedding picture taken as they sit before the bed in their grand wedding suite in the luxurious and ancient Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

Married couple pose together in this wedding photo taken as they kiss before the bed in their grand and luxurious wedding suite at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Beaming married couple enter The Great Hall for the wedding Breakfast to applause captured in this delightful wedding picture at Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Aerial wedding photo taken from the balcony of the married couple walking into The Great Hall at Farnham Castle in Surrey for the Wedding Breakfast as family and guests applaud

Father of the Bride entertains the guests in these fun wedding photos taken during the Wedding Breakfast speeches at Surrey venue Farnham Castle in The Great Hall

Wedding photograph taken from behind of the Groom making his speech to a captivated audience during the wedding breakfast in The Great Hall at Farnham Castle in Surrey

The aptly named Three Wise Men entertain the guests in these fun wedding photographs taken during the speeches in The Great Hall at Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle

Bride and Groom's passionate kiss captured in this romantic wedding picture taken as they cut the wedding cake in The Stone Hall in Surrey at Farnham Castle

The Bride looks lovingly up to her Groom in this romantic wedding photo taken as they start the first dance in the magnificent Surrey wedding venue Farnham Castle in The Great Hall

Close up wedding photograph of a loving look during the newly-wed's first dance captured in front of the magificent fireplace in The Great Hall at Farnham Castle in Surrey

The couple get into their stride as the band liven up in this wedding picture taken during the first dance by Surrey Lane wedding photography in Farnham Castle's Great Hall

Parents join the married couple on the dancefloor is this lovely natural wedding photo taken in The Great Hall at Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Everyone takes to the floor whilst the band plays in these informal dancing wedding photos taken in The Great Hall at Farnham Castle by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG Phone: 01252 721194

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