The Angel Posting House Surrey wedding photographer

 The front of the historically fascinating 16 century wooden framed coaching Inn and Surrey wedding venue The Angel Posting House or Angel Hotel

The Angel Posting House wedding photography Surrey

The Angel Posting House and Livery‎, 91 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3DP  Phone: 01483 56455501483 564555
 

A short and fascinating history of The Angel Posting House Guildford

Being on the main road from London to Winchester and the coastal towns of Southampton and Portsmouth the Inn had plenty of travelling customers especially soldiers and sailors and this bought it considerable prosperity. This however, was not to last though as the introduction of the compulsory billeting of soldiers in their barracks would have a drastic effect on it's income and The Angel was bankrupt in the 1870’s.

The next owners were local brewers and being at the height of travel by stagecoach it was probably at this time that the current frontage we see today was built: a stucco façade being added to the old timber framing and the signs ‘Posting House’ indicating that fresh horses could be hired and ‘Livery Stables’ indicating that the traveller’s horses could be looked after. In addition the hoist from the hayloft which is on the right of the Inn’s yard is another visible reminder of this period.

But the lucrative coaching trade, there were six coaching inns and over 30 beer houses in the High Street at this period, was to end with the arrival of the railway to Guildford in 1845.

Famous guests included Lord Nelson the authors Charles Dickens, Jan Austen and Lord Byron whilst more mysterious ones include sightings in the mirrors of ghosts of 19th century military soldiers in Room 1. In fact the ghost sighting extend from The Angel to the local Monsoon clothes shop, once an old prison, where sighting have been made in both the cellar and the first floor and up at Guildford Castle there have been various ghostly apparitions.

Luckily a move by property developers to turn this ancient inn into shops in 1989 was strongly opposed by the local public and so it remains as it is today.

 

Surrey wedding photographer opportunities at The Angel Posting House

The Angel Posting House or The Angel Hotel is a wonderful looking timber framed building with considerable character and history extending almost 500 years, making it a truly fascinating Surrey wedding venue for a wedding photographer interested in historical context.

It is an intimate and cosy hotel and so suits the smaller more intimate weddings. The Bronte Suite which has been refurbished has a capacity of up to 50 seated guests and was once the hotel’s ballroom and is used for both the wedding ceremony and the wedding breakfast. When waiting for the room to be made ready, the main areas for guests to gather is the comfortable and welcoming galleried lounge area which also an attractive place to relax and celebrate with champagne and canapés. It can get rather cosy when full to capacity but the wedding photographer can also take shots from the balcony above. Down on floor level and space allowing there are opportunities for some cosy wedding photos which can include the original ‘Parliamentary’ clock located by the main staircase which reminded the travellers of when their coaches were ready to leave or the marvellous Jacobean fireplace which in turn is surrounded by lovely rich wooden panelling.

For the Bride and Groom there are further opportunities in the library (also good for indoor group wedding pictures) and the cellar, but otherwise we suggest getting some fresh air and daylight by taking a quick walk over to nearby Guilford Castle which provides a wonderful backdrop for some lovely romantic wedding portraits.

 

The Angel Posting House - Surrey wedding photographer testimonials

 A beautiful young lovers wedding photograph taken at Guildford Castle after being at The Angel Posting House for their Surrey wedding ceremony

 

Hi Richard and Tina, thank you for covering our wedding....all our guests at the wedding commented on how lovely you both were...and how wonderful you made the day...... we'll recommend you .....without hesitation!

 

Luke and Lily, Hook, Hampshire - Wedding photography at The Angel Posting House, Guildford, Surrey
     

 

The lovely young beautiful Bride opens and reads a message in this wedding picture taken at the quirky Surrey wedding venue Angel Posting House, Guildford

 The beautiful young Bride getting ready in these wedding photographs taken at the Angel Posting House, Guildford a truly fascinating Surrey wedding venue

A beautiful Bride and Groom watching attentively to the registrar in this wedding photograph captured at Surrey wedding venue The Angel Posting House, Guildford

 A beautiful young  Bride looks lovingly at her man as she says her vows in this Angel Posting House wedding photo by Surrey Lane wedding photography

 Passionate after ceremony newly-weds kiss in this wedding photograph captured at Surrey wedding venue The Angel Posting House, Guildford

 A very happy couple rejoicing in The Bronte Room in this delightful wedding picture from Surrey wedding venue Angel Posting House, Guildford High Street

 Ready steady go for these confetti wedding photographs taken at the Angel Posting House, Guildford by Surrey Lane wedding photography

 Bride and Groom lead the way down Guildford High Street in this wedding picture taken on route to Guildford Castle after an Angel Posting House ceremony

  A beautiful young lovers wedding photograph taken at Guildford Castle after being at The Angel Posting House for their Surrey wedding ceremony

 Lovely Bride walking on a path past the flowers to Guildford Castle wedding photo taken after a service at Surrey wedding venue The Angel Posting House

 Groom in DJ helps his beautiful young wife onto the path in this wedding picture taken as they return to Surrey wedding venue The Angel Posting House, Guildford

A hesitant Bride requiring a hand  on the steps and path in this wedding photo from Guildford Castle to the Angel Posting House Surrey wedding venue  

 Happy carefree young newly-weds walk the cobbles in this wedding photograph taken on route to The Angel Posting House from nearby Guildford Castle

 Extreme effort and laughter in this fun wedding photograph of the newly-weds at the Angel Posting House trying to cut into their wedding cake

 

The Angel Posting House and Livery‎, 91 High Street, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3DP  Phone: 01483 56455501483 564555

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