Wedding photographers in Surrey at Woodlands Park Hotel
Woodlands Park Hotel wedding photography Surrey
Woodlands Park Hotel, Woodlands Lane, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3QB Phone: 0845 072 7580845 072 75
Nestled in beautiful countryside near to the River Mole and with excellent transport links the Woodlands Park Hotel is a superb Surrey wedding venue offering true Victorian splendour in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
A short history of Woodlands Park Hotel
The wonderfully grand Woodlands Park Hotel is a Victorian gothic mansion built with no expense spared in 1885 for Mr F C Bryant, the son of the William Bryant, co-founder of the Bryant and May Match Company. Along with its Grand Hall of rich oak panelling it became renowned for being one of the first country houses to have electric lighting.
Popular with Surrey’s Edwardian Society the Bryant family hosted lavish parties and dinners and was regularly visited by The Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward Vll) along with the actress Lillie Langtry.
Sold twice to two further families in 1897 and 1911, improvements included the addition of the beautifully ornate fireplaces in the Ground Floor rooms and the wonderful marble fireplace in the Grand Hall.
After the Wall Street Crash of 1929 the house became a luxury Hotel, costing from four guineas a week, and later becoming a home for the elderly after World War Two up until 1975. The House re-opened as a hotel in 1981 after extensive renovation and modernisation and in 1988 The Prince of Wales Suite along with further bedrooms were added.
Woodlands Park Hotel Surrey wedding photographer opportunities
The wedding photography opportunities vary considerably according to the choice of ceremony and reception rooms, there being seven options available: The Prince of Wales Suite, The Cornwall Suite, The Grand Hall, The Drawing Room, The Sitting Room, The Oak Room and The Study.
The Prince of Wales Suite is the largest and can accommodate up to 150 guests for the ceremony, up to 150 for the wedding breakfast and up to 200 for the evening reception celebrations. This lovely room benefits from glass panelled doors that lead onto a private terrace and landscaped garden and has its own bar and offers the wedding photographer plenty of fine photo opportunities both during and after the wedding ceremony. The Cornwall Suite, which is light and airy, can accept up to 100 guests for the ceremony, 70 for the wedding breakfast and up to 100 for the reception and it also benefits from its own private terrace with an adjacent bar. The wonderfully evocative and splendid Grand Hall complete with its stunning stained glass vaulted ceiling is uniquely available for up to 100 guests for a truly atmospheric marriage ceremony. Unforgettable wedding photographs can be captured of the Bride descending the main staircase to the awaiting ceremony guests. For more intimate weddings there is the richly coloured half panelled Drawing Room complete with original fireplace accommodating up to 70 for the ceremony and up to 50 for the wedding breakfast. The Sitting Room has a capacity of up to 35 for the ceremony and 30 for the dinner and then there is the majestic Oak Room, with a capacity of up to 60 guests and 40 guests for the ceremony and dinner respectively and a truly comfortable and inviting room with its lovely oak panelling, fireplace and stained glass windows, all perfect backdrops for classic wedding pictures. Finally there is the intimate Study with a capacity of 20 guests and with a lovely green backdrop of trees.
Outside in the lovely landscaped gardens there are plenty of green and pleasant backdrops for the group wedding pictures including the iron fire escape which can be handy for getting that everyone at the wedding picture and for a bit of fun with the ladies. On a fine summers day there is plenty of space for guests to mingle and chat on the patio or groomed lawns over a glass of champagne before the wedding breakfast. For some more romantic and private wedding photos of the Bride and Groom, the lawns, trees, garden benches and fountain again provide plenty of varied and pleasing backdrops.
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Woodlands Park Hotel, Woodlands Lane, Stoke D’Abernon, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3QB Phone: 0845 072 75
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