Wedding photographers in Surrey at The Petersham

The wonderful luxurious Gothic Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond with it's prime position looking over Petersham Fields and The River Thames

The Petersham Surrey wedding photographers

The Petersham, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6UZ Phone: 020 8940 7471

 

The Petersham Hotel - a brief history

The site of The Petersham was first built on around 1650 and was called Nightingale Cottage from the nightingales that lived on Richmond Hill. In 1896 The Richmond Hill Hotel Company acquired the building which had been renamed Ashburnham Lodge as a site for a new hotel. They employed the architect John Giles, famous for renovating The Langham to build the new Richmond Hotel, an imposing building with many balconies, high pitched roofs and a tower. It was described at the time as being 'florid Italian Gothic' in its architectural style.

In 1887, the hotel's name was changed to 'The Mansion' following a change in ownership and then 'The Mansion Hotel' in 1889. In 1922 it was to change its name again, this time to the 'New Star and Garter' after the famous Star and Garter had been demolished and replaced by the Royal Star and Garter Home for disabled servicemen. A few years later the 'New' was dropped and it continued being called the 'Star and Garter' until the Bank of England acquired it to use as a staff hostel calling it 'Nightingale Hall'. After being sold in 1951 it reopened as 'The Start and Garter Hotel' until it was purchased by the Dare family in 1978 and renamed 'The Petersham Hotel'

The Petersham looks out to the bending Thames across Petersham Meadows which were protected by an Act of Parliament in 1902 and again in 2002 to safeguard the stunning view,  one that has been painted by many artists including Joshua Reynolds and Turner who lived across at Twickenham. The Terrace Walk is the best place to take in the view and this was first laid around 1700. The view also inspired the naming of Richmond in Virginia because the James River reminded William Byrd, its founder, of the view from Richmond Hill.

 

The Petersham Hotel sign with The Thames and Petersham Meadows in the background taken from Nightingale Road, Richmond Surrey 

Wedding photography opportunities at The Petersham

The Petersham Hotel is a luxurious Surrey wedding venue perfectly situated on Richmond Hill with stunning views over Petersham Meadows and The Thames. It calls itself a small wedding venue and has a capacity of up to 40 guests and it is a place we greatly enjoy working at.

The wedding ceremony is held in the River Room which has plenty of natural light and its own private terrace with those wonderful views in the background, perfect for relaxed, informal reportage wedding photography as well as for those all-important family group wedding photographs. After champagne on the terrace guests can either move onto The Terrace Room for up to 26 seated diners or 60 for a buffet reception, The Cellars for up to 20 seated diners or 40 for a standing reception and for larger dining and reception groups there is exclusive use of The Restaurant at The Petersham which offers seated dining for 70 and 90 for standing receptions.

As wedding photographers we love the wonderful Portland Stone staircase, another place for some classic, romantic wedding photographs. Outside there is a grass area with trees for taking the Bride and Groom off for some quiet and personal romantic wedding pictures and we also know some lovely picturesque routes along The Thames which is just down Nightingale Lane.

 

The Petersham Surrey wedding photographer testimonials

Elegant wedding photograph of a newlywed couple standing together in front of a classic white Rolls Royce outside the beautiful Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel

"Dear Richard and Tina, we are absolutely delighted with our wedding photographs and it will be a hard job choosing which ones to pick for our wedding album...
 
We are so glad we were able to have you as our wedding photographers.
 
You made our day extra special. Thank you once again."
Lovely romantic wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom by the piano at the grand hallway at The Petersham, Surrey wedding venue in Richmond

" Dear Richard and Tina, thank you for making us feel so at ease on our wedding day, so important if you are not fond of having your picture taken!
 
The wedding photographs...are fantastic.
 
We love every one!
 
And we would HIGHLY recommend you to photograph any event!
 
Thank you very much once again for your help on the day, we had a fantastic time and couldn't have had such great memories without you!!"
Proud groom holds his wife as they smile into each others eyes out on the lawn at the lovely Petersham Hotel with its wonderful location in Richmond Surrey

"Dear Richard and Tina, Andy and I would like to sincerely thank you for capturing our wedding so beautifully.
 
The wedding photos wonderfully reflect the joyous occassion of the day..."
Smiles and champagne for a bride and groom at The Petersham Hotel Surrey as they celebrate on the balcony with its wonderful views over The Thames and Petersham Meadows

"Hi Richard and Tina, thank you for all your work at our wedding.
 
We are very pleased with everything you did!"

Bride's beautiful wedding dress and fresh flower bouquet captured in this zoomed in wedding photo from the smart and popular Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond

View from the top of the grand staircase at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond looking down into the main hall with its prominent grand piano

Wedding photograph of the bride being helped out of a large classic white Rolls Royce wedding car at The Petersham Hotel Richmond Surrey by the gentleman Chauffeur

An intimate wedding ceremony set up in the River Room with its fabulous views over the meandering Thames at The Petersham Hotel a fine Surrey wedding venue in Richmond

Beautifully ornate ceiling at the top of the grand staircase at the grand but intimate Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel  at the top of Richmond Hill

A lovely but slightly nervous Bride stands on the red carpet waiting for her Father to join her at the lovely Petersham Hotel  a Surrey wedding venue on Richmond Hill

Wedding picture of a Bride sitting with her niece waiting to be called up at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey captured through an archway from the stairs

Gold wedding rings sitting in a heart shaped red box captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at The Petersham Hotel Richmond Surrey and looking down over The Thames river

Two beautiful wedding dress pictures, one hanging up, one on the bride taken at The Petersham, Richmond Surrey wedding venue

A mature Bride looking radiant and beautiful as she awaits to be called up by the marriage registrars at The Petersham Hotel a Surrey wedding venue in Richmond

Eye catching rings on a stone and on fingers wedding photos taken in Richmond Surrey wedding venue The Petersham

A nervous groom standing with hands clasped as the family guests enter the lovely River Room with it's fabulous views at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel on Richmond Hill

A grand classic looking vintage Rolls Royce captured through the front door of the prestigious Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel on Richmond Hill

Atmospheric wedding photo from Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel of a smiling niece walking into the River Room with a Bride looking straight at the waiting Groom

An attentive Bride and Groom wedding photo taken during the wedding ceremony in the River Room in Richmond at The Petersham

Groom in the River Room at the luxurious Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey captured in this wedding photo as he eases the wedding ring onto his Bride's finger

Bride in the River Room at the lovely Petersham Hotel on Richmond Hill Surrey captured in this wedding picture as she pushes the wedding ring onto the Groom's finger

The Groom watches his Bride place on the wedding ring captured at The Petersham Surrey wedding venue in the River Room

Loving heartfelt smile from the Groom to his smiling Bride as they hold hands in the River Room after getting married in Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel on Richmond Hill

Unusual wedding picture captured in a mirror of the marriage ceremony in the River Room at The Petersham Hotel wedding venue in Richmond Surrey

Wedding photo of a smiling beautiful Bride at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond sitting in the River Room after just getting married

Bride and groom holding hands in the River Room as they kiss after the announcement that they are husband and wife at The Petersham Hotel Surrey wedding venue

Happy Bride and Groom signing the register wedding picture taken in the River Room at The Petersham, Richmond Surrey wedding venue

Smiling Bride and groom pose for the Surrey Lane wedding photographer as they sign the marriage register in the River Room at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond

Atmospheric wedding photograph of a happy Bride and Groom at The Petersham Hotel Richmond posing for the Surrey Lane wedding photographer as they sign the marriage register

Shiny sparkly confetti wedding photograph taken inside The River Room at The Petersham in Richmond by Surrey lane wedding photography

Time for champagne for the Bride and Groom after their marriage in the River Room at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond a popular and sought after Surrey wedding venue

Bride and groom at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond walking hand in hand a cross the lawn on a bright summer wedding day

All smiles for the intimate gathering of guests at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey throwing wedding confetti over the newlyweds in the River Room

Romantic Bride and groom wedding picture taken at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey of the couple holding hands and kissing on the front lawn

Bride and groom wiping off all the confetti from their heads in the River Room at The Petersham in Richmond Surrey before going onto the balcony for some group wedding photos

Bride and groom in the doorway outside Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond look into each other's eyes as they clink together their glasses of champagne

Romantic newly-weds kiss wedding photograph taken in the garden at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham hotel in Richmond

Groom enjoying himself at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey as he gives his happy smiling Bride a kiss out on the River Room balcony with its fabulous views over the Thames

Proud groom standing with his radiant Bride in front of their classic white Rolls Royce outside Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond with champagne to celebrate

A tender moment wedding photo of the groom helping his wife taken at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham on Richmond Hill

Relaxed happy newlywed couple with their heads together captured in this wedding picture from the River Room balcony at The Petersham Hotel wedding venue in Richmond Surrey

Wedding pictures of the Bride and groom standing outside Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel Richmond by their lovely classic white Rolls Royce with champagne and kissing

A happy loving look between the Bride and Groom as they embrace in the garden at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham

Two beautifully romantic Bride and Groom wedding photographs taken on the lawn at The Petersham in Richmond a Surrey wedding venue

An elegant lovely Bride smiles as she waits for the groom to come down the grand stairs at The Petersham Hotel Richmond a popular and intimate Surrey wedding venue

Wedding photograph of the Groom as he kisses his Bride on a walk down Nightingale Road after their marriage at the lovely Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey

Close family wedding photograph of a Bride and groom with their daughters on the balcony of The Petersham Hotel with a wonderful view behind them of the meandering Thames

A beautiful rose bowl  table display wedding picture taken at the luxurious Surrey wedding venue The Petersham in Richmond

Beautiful romantic kiss captured at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer on the lawn amongst the trees

Lovely fun family of the Bride and groom at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond with their daughters on the balcony with a wonderful view behind them

The lovely River Room at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond with its fabulous views over The Thames dressed for the wedding breakfast

Gentle loving moment as Groom and daughter take a moment together captured in this sweet wedding photograph from The Petersham Hotel  Richmond Surrey on the balcony

A picture of some delicate looking favour boxes personalised with the Bride and Groom's names taken in the Terrace Room at The Petersham, Richmond

Candlelight wedding breakfast setting photo taken in The Terrace Room at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham on Richmond Hill

Wedding romance by the piano in the hall captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers atThe Petersham Richmond Surrey

Lovely radiant Bride at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey inspecting the wedding breakfast settings in the River Room with its fabulous views over The Thames

Lovely romantic wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom by the piano at the grand hallway at The Petersham, Surrey wedding venue in Richmond

Two atmospheric wedding cake setting photographs taken in The Terrace Room at The Petersham Richmond Hill Surrey

The smiling Bride and groom pose for the Surrey Lane wedding photographer at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey as they get ready to cut their wedding cake

Delicate elaborate and tempting looking red and cream coloured wedding cup cakes taken at The Petersham Hotel Richmond Surrey in the light and airy River Room

Bride and groom cut their white wedding cake in the River Room at the grand Petersham Hotel a Surrey wedding venue located in Richmond with wonderful views over The Thames

Wedding picture of a romantic card message on a special Valentine's Day wedding at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in the lovely River Room

An atmospheric Gothic picture of The Petersham in Richmond, a Surrey wedding venue taken at night after a wedding

 

The Petersham, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, Surrey TW10 6UZ Phone: 020 8940 7471

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