The Ship Hotel Surrey wedding photography 

The front entrance to this welcoming Surrey Wedding venue The Ship Hotel in Weybridge which was originally a coaching inn  and has a history stretching back over 400 years


Best Western Ship Hotel Surrey wedding photographer 

Best Western Ship Hotel, Monument Green, Weybridge KT13 8BQ Phone: 0844 387 6283


A brief history of Best Western Ship Hotel

With a history dating back over 400 years and originally serving as a coaching inn, The Ship Inn was the final staging post for the journey from Portsmouth to London, providing a place for passengers to rest and enjoy refreshments whilst the horses were changed for the final 18 mile journey.

From 1729 it was used to hold the dealings of the Manoral Court for Weybridge and Byfleet, which they dealt with local matters where the lord of the manor had jurisdiction such as land tenure and local contacts.

As with many such coaching Inns on route from London to Portsmouth it became a recruiting office for men to sign up to defend Britain from the threat of invasion from Napoleon in 1803.

Best Western Ship Hotel wedding photographer opportunities

The Best Western Ship Hotel has three venues licensed for holding weddings and civil partnerships: The Thames Suite being the largest and has a capacity of up to 120 seated guests for both the marriage ceremony and for the wedding breakfast. With high ceilings, chandeliers and light coming in from the floor to ceiling doors on the left hand side this is a great space for wedding photographers to capture the entry of the bride and the subsequent marriage ceremony. It is also handy for the wedding guests prior and after the marriage service as the doors lead directly onto the Courtyard Garden. Again for the wedding breakfast and for the evening reception this is a great space for capturing the wedding speeches and the Bride and Groom's first dance.

For smaller and more intimate wedding ceremonies there are two further options: The Windsor Suite, with a seated marriage ceremony capacity of up to 70 guests whilst the Hampton Suite is suited for up to 50 guests.

For the group wedding photographs, the nearest and most convenient option is in the courtyard where there an ivy covered wall provides a suitable backdrop. If time allows then the green out at the front of the hotel is also an option as it has trees which can provide some shade on a bright sunny day.

For some romantic newlywed wedding photographs it is advised to plan something nearby such as the green or again if time allows down to the River Whey with a walk along the towpath.

Best Western Ship Hotel is well set up for weddings and the experienced staff are friendly and efficient so the day flows nicely without interruption. It is also popular for receptions where couples have their marriage ceremony at nearby Weybridge Register Office which is only 1.3 miles away.

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Best Western Ship Hotel, Monument Green, Weybridge KT13 8BQ Phone: 0844 387 6283

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