Coulsdon Manor Surrey wedding photographer

 Wedding picture of a smiling Bride and groom standing at the front of Coulsdon Manor a Surrey wedding venue built in 1850 and reatining many original features

Wedding photography at Coulsdon Manor Surrey

Coulsdon Manor, Coulsdon Court Road, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2LL  Phone: 0843 178 7149

 

A short history of Coulsdon Manor

Coulsdon was mentioned as Colesdone in The Domesday Book of 1056 and following the dissolution of the monasteries the Coulsdon Manor was sold in 1553 to a number of families including the Carews (Carew Manor) and later to the Byron family. In 1850 The Byrons demolished the then Hartley farm which had stood there since 1235 and laid the foundation stone of Coulsdon Court, it taking some 6 years to complete. The Byron family remained their till 1921 and their family pew and graves can still be found at the nearby St Johns Church Coulsdon.

The  Coulsdon Court Golf Club was established in 1938, the course having been built in the 1920's and designed by the famous golf course architect Harry S Colt, and under the ownership of Croydon Council it was then turned into a hotel and has been leased out to a number of companies over the years. Its name changed under the ownership of Marston Hotels to Coulsdon Manor and since 2013 it has been run by the Bespoke Hotels group.

 

Coulsdon Manor weddings

Coulsdon Manor immediately reminds you of a past life, when it  was a luxurious country house and it still maintains many original features such as the grand open fire place, the glass atrium, the vast wooden staircase and colourful stained glass window.

Sitting in some 140 acres of lovely parkland it is a truly tranquil setting for a wedding and if you venture out further than the courtyard you will see some old and rare trees from all over the world, brought here by The Byrons.

There are two rooms licensed to hold wedding ceremonies:

The Churchill Suite, situated on the ground floor which can seat up to 60 wedding guests and

The Blenheim Suite, also on the ground floor,  which can accommodate up to 100 seated guests.

For the wedding breakfast  and the evening reception celebrations there are a number of options:

1. The Blenheim Suite seat which can accommodate up to 120 seated guests and a total of 150 for the evening reception.

2. The  grand and roomy Manor House Suite, with its square columns, high ceiling, colourful and eye catching wall murals can seat up to 140 guests for dinner and 200 for the evening celebrations. It also has direct access to the lawn at the side, the terrace in the middle and to the Churchill suite and cocktail bar.

3. The more intimate Balmoral Suite which is located on the first floor and has views over the Terrace and the golf course. It can seat up to 80 guests for dinner and 100 evening guests.

Finally for smaller weddings there are a number of other suites that suit those more intimate groups of up to 20.

 

Wedding photographer opportunities at Coulsdon Manor

Both wedding rooms have plenty of space for capturing the ceremony and have access to natural light though on a darker days fill in flash may be a recommended option.

For the celebratory drinks after the wedding ceremony the natural place for everyone to congregate is in the relaxing courtyard, weather permitting. It is worth noting that as with most golf clubs the outside seating area is nearly always in the sun so when it's a bright day it does get hot. Great for guests and always a bit more challenging for the wedding photographer. There is however, an arbour area which provides shade and there is also a large lawn area with the cover of trees.

For the majority of the group wedding photos we have found the grass area looking out onto the greens as a good place. As well as benefiting from the shade of the trees it is blessed with a beautiful calming green and picturesque backdrop, great for those all important family wedding pictures. For the larger group shots especially the everyone at the wedding photo, then there is easy access to the roof overlooking the terrace.

Finally for  some personal and romantic newlywed couple wedding photographs there is the small wooden bridge on the far left, with pathways from there on, but even better is access to some woods using a golf buggy. So if the weather is fine, there are available buggies and there's time then this is a lovely option for taking the couple away from the madding crowd  for a bit of quality time alone.

Finally a good word has to go for the staff at Coulsdon Manor. They are friendly and easy going  and that relaxed feeling is with you the whole day. The host Malcolm who runs the wedding day is cool, calm and sociable and keeps everything running smoothly and we have found him to be a great help with the wedding photography.

Coulsdon Manor Bride and Groom looking happy and relaxed in this portrait wedding photo taken in the grounds of the Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor under the trees

 

Dear Tina and Richard, we just wanted to say a HUGE Thank you for our beautiful wedding photos. You just made everyone feel so at ease and captured our day beautifully...all of our friends and family commented on how friendly and funny you are both are and how comfortable they were with you. As for Mark and myself...well I hate having photos taken but I love every single one of them. You helped calm me down when the nerves were kicking in and I have amazing photos that I still can’t believe are me...Thank you so much for being part of our ‘Big Day’ and giving us such beautiful photos to remember it by.

Lynsey and Mark, Reigate, Surrey - Wedding photographers at Coulsdon Manor, Surrey
     

Happy and smiling Bride and Groom captured in this wedding photo portrait taken at their reception at the relaxed Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

 

Dear Richard and Tina, we are so very happy with our whole photographic experience... from your visit to our home before the wedding, which was relaxed and informative to the wedding day itself when you worked tirelessly to put us and our guests at ease to obtain the best results possible. You are both imaginative and creative in your photography which not only reflects the beauty of Coulsdon Manor, but also captures the whole atmosphere of our wedding providing us with many wonderful memories of our day

Graham & Lesley-Jane, Croydon - Wedding photography at Croydon Town Hall & Coulsdon Manor, Surrey
     

 Groom deep in conversation with guests in this informal pre wedding picture taken in the Terrace area of popular wedding venue Coulsdon Manor in Surrey

A very relaxed and happy Bride sharing a moment with her Bridesmaids at Coulsdon Manor Surrey in this wedding photo taken in the Highgrove suite

The Blenheim Suite dressed for a  wedding ceremony at Coulsdon Manor in Surrey captured in this wedding picture taken before the arrival of the guests

A smiling Bride waits on the stairs waiting to be called to The Blenheim Suite in this sweet wedding photograph taken at Coulsdon Manor by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Bride standing with her father at the top of the ornate wooden staircase in this wedding photograph take at Coulsdon Manor a Surrey wedding venue with a long history

Groom at Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor captured in this wedding photograph as he sits in The Blenheim Suite awaiting the arrival of the Bride

Smiling Bride walking down the stairs with her proud father in this wedding picture taken as walk down to The Blenheim Suite ceremony room at Coulsdon Manor Surrey

A delighted and radiant Bride smiles as she walks down the aisle of The Blenheim Suite on her father's arm in this Coulsdon Manor Surrey wedding photo

The Bride and Groom enjoying themselves over a joke captured in this wedding photograph as they stand before the marriage registrar at Coulsdon Manor in The Blenheim Suite Surrey

Groom places the ring on his Bride's finger in this atmospheric wedding photograph captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Coulsdon Manor in The Blenheim Suite

The Bride listens to the Groom saying his marriage vows and smiles in these sweet wedding photos taken at Coulsdon Manor Surrey in The Manor House Suite

A wedding photograph of guests taking their own pictures of the newlyweds signing the marriage register in The Blenheim Suite at Coulsdon Manor Surrey

A very happy and smiling Bride and groom leave The Blenheim Suite at Coulsdon Manor in Surrey ready to celebrate their marriage in this lovely natural wedding picture

Guests give the Surrey Lane wedding photographer the thumbs up in this fun wedding photo captured at Coulsdon Manor by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

All smiles in this relaxed and happy family wedding picture taken in front of the Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor's beautifully picturesque and tranqil backdrop

Guests walk in through the arch onto the red carpet in the terrace for the wedding reception at Coulsdon Manor captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

The terrace at Coulsdon Manor provides the perfect place for a classic everyone at the wedding picture when the Surrey Lane wedding photographer takes it from the roof above

Confetti fun time for the newlyweds out in the courtyard captured in this wedding photo taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Coulsdon Manor

A Surrey Bride with her Bridesmaids and flower girl in this lovely relaxed wedding picture taken at Coulsdon Manor with its beautiful green backdrop

Bride and Groom pose for a family wedding photo taken at Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor with its beautiful green and tranquil  backdrop of trees and fairways

A relaxed Bride and Groom captured  here on the lawn at Coulsdon Manor with its beautful tranquil green backdrop in a wedding photo by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Bride accompanied by her best friends at Coulsdon Manor all laughing for the Surrey Lane wedding photographers in this relaxed and informal wedding photo

The Groom and gents raise a celebratory drink to the Surrey Lane wedding photographer taking a group wedding photo from the  roof of Coulsdon Manor in Surrey

Bridesmaid has a wedding photo with her flower girl daughter out on the lawn at the tranquil and relaxed Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

A smiling newlywed couple relaxing in a golf buggy ready to go off for some romantic wedding photos in the lovely grounds of Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

Guests relaxing and chatting with a drink in the shade on a hot summers day in this wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor out on the back lawn

Happy Bride and groom enjoying the ride in a golf buggy as they head off for some wedding photos at the relaxed and informal Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

Newlywed couple standing having an intimate conversation together on a wooden bridge captured in this wedding photograph taken at relaxing Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

Loving newlyweds enjoying a tranquil moment together by a woodpile in the forest captured in this relaxed wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

Smiling and content newlywed couple sitting down together in some tranquil woods in Surrey holding hands in this sweet wedding photograph by a Coulsdon Manor fairway 

A relaxed Bride and groom strike a nonchalant pose in this wedding photograph taken as they stand on the red carpet in the archway to the Coulsdon Manor terrace

Bride looks over to her smiling husband as they stand in the woods near a woodpile captured in this Surrey wedding photo by the golfing fairway at Coulsdon Manor

Bride and groom standing in the trees near the fairway enjoying the views and tranquility in this relaxed natural wedding picture from Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

Laughter by a tree and romance under the arch captured in these two wedding pictures taken in the grounds of Coulsdon Manor by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Groom gives his wife a loving kiss on the head as they stand amongst the trees in this wedding picture taken in the lovely grounds of Coulsdon Manor Surrey wedding venue

Lovely blue themed wedding cup cake display with fun Bride and Groom cake toppers captured at Coulsdon Manor Surrey in The Blenheim Suite

Picture of the 19th Century county house now know as Coulsdon Manor captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer from the garden area

Happy smiling Bride and groom walk into The Manor House Suite to applauding guests for their wedding breakfast captured in this Coulsdon Manor wedding photograph

Smiling guests stand and applaud in this wedding picture at the arrival of the bride and groom at the  Manor House Suite Coulsdon Manor for the wedding breakfast

All smiles as the Bride and Groom arrive at the head table for the wedding breakfast captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Coulsdon Manor in The Manor House Suite

Groom captured in this wedding photo as he addresses his wife during the speeches taken in The Manor House Suite at Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor

Bride and Groom take time out from the wedding reception for some time together in peace and tranquilly on the bridge at Coulsdon Manor in Surrey

 Newlywed couple taking a break from the evening celebrations captured in this wedding photograph standing by an ancient and unusual looking tree at Coulsdon Manor Surrey

Happy and relaxed newlyweds captured in this wedding photo take as they stand before a large tree at Coulsdon Manor a relaxed Surrey wedding venue

Smiling newlyweds get ready to cut their wedding cake with a sword captured in The Manor House Suite at Coulsdon Manor by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer 

Wedding photograph of a happy laughing Bride and Groom as they prepare to cut their wedding cake in The Manor House Suite at Coulsdon Manor Surrey

A romantic wedding picture of the newlywed couple having their first dance in The Manor House Suite at Coulsdon Manor in Surrey

The Bride and groom are joined on the dancefloor as the evening celebrations begin to hot up at Surrey wedding venue Coulsdon Manor in The Manor House Suite

 

Coulsdon Manor, Coulsdon Court Road, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 2LL  Phone: 0843 178 7149

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