The Chateau Croydon 

 The Chateau was built in 1898 and was originally known as Coombe Wood House and is now a popular Surrey wedding venue adjacent to the lovely Coombe Wood Gardens

The Chateau Croydon wedding photographers

The Chateau, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR0 5RE Phone: 0208 686 1244

 

A short history of The Chateau Croydon

The Chateau was originally called Coombe Wood House when it was built in 1898 for Arthur Lloyd, the brother of Frank Lloyde, a newspaper magnate who ran the Lloyd Weekly Newspaper, later to be called The Sunday News and the Daily Chronicle. The building was later sold to Croydon Corporation after which it was used as both a convalescent and children's home. The ornamental gardens and woodland were opened to the public in 1948 and are still run by the Council today and are a popular attraction with an added café in the old stable block. The house became established in 1978 as the Chateau Napoleon, later to be know just as The Chateau. Set in plenty of green space between Shirley (Addington) Hills, Lloyd Park, Ballards and Combe Wood it still retains an air of the past as it still has its large houses without much more urbanisation and yet is only a few minutes away from busy Croydon town centre with Coombe Lane tram on its doorstep.

 

The Chateau Croydon wedding photographer opportunities

The welcoming oak panelled bar and dining area is a great place to capture wedding guests meeting before the marriage ceremony and also later as rooms are prepared for the days celebrations. It also leads out onto the terrace overlooking the beautiful and colourful Coombe Wood Gardens, the obvious star of this Surrey wedding venue.

The Garden Lounge, which suits parties of 20-40 wedding guests is adjacent to the bar and the oak panelled entrance hall and it too benefits from views over the Coombe Wood Gardens. The wedding ceremony is usually held in the warm wooden panelled restaurant and can accommodate approximately 50 guests and benefits from plenty of natural light enabling pictures throughout the service. The wedding breakfast and reception celebrations take place upstairs in the large Park View Suite, which has a capacity of up to 110 guests and again overlooks Coombe Wood Gardens. With its own dance floor and bar this is the place for the wedding photographer to hang around for some informal wedding photos as the Bride and Groom along with their guests get into the party spirit.  

Additional rooms upstairs are The Napoleon Room, available for up to 20 guests and The Josephine Room for more intimate groups of up to 10 guests.

On a fine day especially during the warmer months the star attraction is the Coombe Wood Gardens which are divided into a series of garden 'rooms' to give an all year round display of beautiful mature plants and all set to a wonderfully calming and natural woodland backdrop. The gardens are are ideal area for the group wedding photographs and for taking the newly-weds off for some more personal and romantic wedding pictures away from the hustle and bustle of the reception.

All in all a very relaxed and informal wedding venue set is a tranquil relaxing setting and only a couple of miles drive for us.

 

The Chateau Croydon Surrey wedding photography testimonials

 

A lovely happy portrait wedding photograph taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau  

Hi Richard and Tina, thanks to both of you for your input and to Tina for taking some really beautiful wedding photos

Rick and Lisa, Croydon, Surrey - Wedding reception at The Chateau, Croydon, Surrey
     

 

The Groom being interviewed by the Registrars in this discrete wedding photograph taken in panelled restaurant of Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Relaxed intimate family group wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane Wedding photography at The Chateau in Coombe Wood Gardens

Bride and Groom celebrate their wedding with champagne in this wedding picture taken in the restaurant at the Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Bride and friend posing for the photographer in this fun Rock Chicks wedding photo taken in Coombe Wood Gardens at Surrey venue The Chateau

Smiling Bride and Groom raise their champagne glasses to the wedding registrars in this wedding photo taken at The Chateau Surrey wedding venue

The Bride and ladies all strike up a pose for this relaxed wedding picture taken in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau in Croydon Surrey

Confetti fun time for the newly-weds captured in this wedding photograph taken on the steps of The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Everyone at the Surrey wedding venue The Chateau waving in this group wedding photo taken in the beautiful Coombe Wood Gardens

Smiling newly-weds standing on the steps getting covered in confetti in this fun wedding picture take at The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photography

An unusual wedding photograph of the Bride and groom standing in a tree in Coombe Wood Gardens at Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Happy married couple relax in the back of the car with Bucks Fizz in this jolly wedding photo taken in Surrey wedding venue The Chateau Croydon

Groom helps his Bride adjust her bracelet in this sweet wedding picture by Surrey Lane wedding photographer at The Chateau in Coombe Wood Gardens

The Bride turns round in the back of the car to raise her glass to the wedding photographer in this picture taken at Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Newly-weds looking at their rings in this wedding photograph taken as they walk in Coombe Wood Gardens at Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Proud newly-weds standing in front of their vintage Rolls Royce in this sweet wedding photograph taken outside Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Newly-weds deep in conversation in this relaxed and informal wedding photo taken in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau in Croydon Surrey

Bride standing with her daughter Bridesmaids in this family wedding picture taken opposite Surrey wedding venue The Chateau in Coombe Wood Gardens

Bride and Groom in this romantic kiss wedding photo taken on the bench in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photography

An intimate moment with the Bride and Groom in this wedding photo taken in amongst the Foxgloves at The Chateau in Coombe Wood Gardens Surrey

Happy couple walk together in the beautiful and colourful Coombe Wood Gardens in this wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

Bride follows the Groom to the stone bench is this lovely romantic wedding picture taken in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau in Surrey

Bride refers to her new husband in her speech in this wedding picture taken in the Park View Suite at The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bride and Groom sitting on the stone bench in this wedding photo in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Laughter during the speeches in this wedding photograph taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography at The Chateau in the Park View Suite

Standing by the hedge arch and having a kiss captured in these two wedding photographs taken at The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Guests smiling and clapping wedding picture taken during the speeches at Surrey wedding venue The Chateau in the Park View Suite

Newly-married couple take a stroll across the lawn in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau captured in this wedding picture taken in Croydon Surrey

Tears and emotions during the speeches in this wedding photo taken in the Park View Suite at The Chateau by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

A sweet wedding photograph of the newly-weds standing by the roses in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau wedding venue in Surrey

Groom standing to toast his new wife with everyone raising their glasses in this lively wedding photo by Surrey Lane wedding photography at The Chateau

Nonchalantly walking across the lawn in this wedding photo taken as the newly-weds walk through Coombe Wood Gardens to The Chateau in Surrey

All smiles and fun as guests drink a toast in this wedding photograph taken in the Park View Suite at The Chateau a relaxed Surrey wedding venue

The Bride and Groom head off to the path through the trees in this wedding photograph taken in Coombe Wood Gardens at The Chateau Surrey

Newly-wed couple are joined on the dance floor in this informal wedding picture taken  in the Park View Suite at Surrey wedding venue The Chateau

A wedding photo of the Park View Suite at The Chateau prepared for the wedding breakfast captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography

A guest in the zone as he sings on the dance floor in this wedding photograph taken on the Park View Suite dance floor of The Chateau in Croydon

Newly-wed couple ready to cut their wedding cake captured at The Chateau in this wedding picture taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bride and Groom in full flow as they sing in this wedding photo taken on the Park View Suite dance floor of The Chateau in Surrey

The Chateau, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR0 5RE Phone: 0208 686 1244

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