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.

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

 

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

Young lovers share a romantic moment together on the famous Terrace Walk on Richmond Hill after their wedding at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham

"Dear Richard and Tina, Our wedding photos look gorgeous, thank you so much, we absolutely adore them.
 
It's been a pleasure to work with you and we would definitely recommend you."
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!"

A white rose bridal bouquet, deep red flower display and cornets of wedding confetti captured at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in the River Room

The intimate River Room at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond dressed for a marriage service with white and red chair covers

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

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

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

Close up wedding photograph of a bridesmaid in blue holding her wedding bouquet ready for the arrival of the Bride at the fabulous Petersham in Richmond Surrey

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

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

Evocative picture captured at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond of the wedding rings in the River Room  placed on the Order of Service

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

Smiling Bride on the arm of her smiling father captured at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel Richmond as they to walk down the aisle of the River Room

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

Bride on the arm of her father captured at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond as she smiles to the Groom standing to meet her at the end of the aisle

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

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

Wedding photos of the Bride and Groom placing the rings on their fingers captured in the River Room in Richmond Surrey at the grand Petersham Hotel

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

Wedding photograph of the Bride and groom at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey holding hands and kissing as they become husband and wife

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

Bride and Groom pose for a traditional signing the marriage register wedding photo in the River Room of The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey

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

Fun moment for the Bride and groom as they show off their marriage certificate to the wedding photographer at The Petersham Hotel wedding venue in Surrey

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

Champagne, bride's bouquet and wedding breakfast menu captured at the Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey in the River and Terrace Rooms

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

Loving looks for the Bride and groom as they stand together on the steps of the great staircase at  Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond

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

Romantic wedding picture of a newlywed couple at the grand Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond kissing on the stairs

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

Dramatic and evocative wedding picture taken at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel of the Bride and groom descending the staircase

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

Beautifully romantic wedding photograph of the Bride and groom standing in the doorway at the bottom of the staircase at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey

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

Groom helps Bride with wedding dress as they leave Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond to walk up Nightingale lane up to the Terrace Walk

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

All fun smiles love and excitement for the young newlyweds as they walk up Nightingale Lane after getting married at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel

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

Moments of sheer happiness and joy for a young couple after getting married at The Petersham Hotel Surrey on their way to the famous Terrace walk on Richmond Hill

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

Romantic wedding photograph of a Petersham Hotel couple taking a moment together with the wonderful view from the Terrace overlooking the Thames in Richmond Surrey

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

Beautiful romantic moment captured of a newlywed couple standing on the terrace with their Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in the background

Bride and groom walking together on Richmond Hill on their way to get the fabulous views from the famous Terrace near The Petersham Hotel Surrey wedding venue

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

Romance in the street in sunshine and shadows after getting married at nearby Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel off Richmond Hill in Nightingale Lane

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

Young lovers after getting married at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel romantically kiss on the famous Terrace with a view on Richmond Hill

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

Wedding photograph of a young newlywed couple holding hands and kissing on the famous Terrace on Richmond Hill Surrey after getting married at the nearby Petersham Hotel

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

Loving looks between the bride and groom as they walk romantically across the famous Terrace on their way back to The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey

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

Happy Bride and groom walking down Nightingale Lane to popular Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel  Richmond after leaving the Terrace walk wonderful views

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

Happy and content Bride and Groom pose by the piano in the hall below the grand staircase at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel just off Richmond Hill

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

Loving smiles and loving looks shared by the piano in this romantic wedding picture taken at The Petersham Hotel a popular Surrey wedding venue in Richmond

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

Wedding photo taken from top of the stairs looking down on the newlyweds as they romantically kiss by the piano at The Petersham Hotel a grand Surrey wedding venue 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

Newlyweds captured on the terrace balcony of the River Room at The Petersham Richmond looking down captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

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

Romantic wedding photograph taken on the River room balcony at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond as they kiss against a moody sky

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

All the wedding guests stand with the bride and Groom on the front steps to The Petersham Hotel a fine grand Surrey wedding venue in Richmond

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

The candles have been lit in the Terrace Room at The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey dressed for the wedding breakfast and awaiting the arrival of the guests

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

Bride and groom poised ready to cut their fabulous wedding cake at popular wedding venue The Petersham Hotel in Richmond Surrey

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

Father of the bride gets everyone smiling during the speeches at Surrey wedding venue The Petersham Hotel captured in the intimate and cosy Terrace Room

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

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

Fun and romantic moments captured during the wedding speeches in the intimat

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

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

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

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

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

Call us on 0203 397 7549 to check our availability for your Petersham Hotel wedding, to book a meeting, to have a chat - or send us an email