Wotton House wedding photography Surrey

The impressive stone ball lined grand driveway to the majestic 17th Century Wotton House in Dorking Surrey taken by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Wotton House Surrey wedding 

Wotton House, Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6HS  Phone: 0844 824 6171

Wotton House is a beautiful 17th century home sitting in 20 acres of listed gardens in tranquil countryside and is a Surrey wedding venue that we love photographing as it offers so much variety for a wedding photographer. Entered by a grand drive, you are met by a truly impressive building with its terracotta decorations on brickwork and octagonal turrets and stacks.

Wotton House - A brief history

Wotton House was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, originally being a moated manor house it was bought by the Evelyn family from the proceeds of their gunpowder mills. It was the birthplace of John Evelyn in 1620, the famous diarist and landscape gardener who created the first ever Italian Garden in England from between 1643 and 1652 after being inspired by the Italian Renaissance gardens he had seen on his Grand Tour of Italy. The Tillingbourne Stream which runs through the estate crossing a small bridge that takes you to the impressive Pulhamite grotto (Pulhamite was a rock composite invented by James Pulham and has the look of gritty sandstone and used to join natural rocks together or to simulate them). Today the Wotton House gardens are Grade ll listed as are the two grottos.

During the Second World War Wotton House was used by the Canadian Army and it was leased in 1947 to the Home Office where it became the national headquarters of the Fire Service. Leased on to British Telecom in the early 1980's it came back to the Evelyn family in 1986 whereby the demolition of the post 1945 buildings commenced.

 

Arriving at the magnificent 17th century country home Wotton House in Dorking a welcoming Surrey wedding venue with its distinctive terracotta on brickwork decorations

Surrey wedding photography opportunities at Wotton House

We have covered wedding ceremonies both inside the Old Library, with its dramatic looking vaulted up-lit ceilings and outside in the elegant Turtle House which accommodates up to 138 people and is set in a beautiful walled garden. There is also the Orangery Bar which overlooks the gardens with direct access to the terrace and this can accommodate up to 150 guests; the Evelyn Suite with its large doors opening onto the gardens and looking out onto the pond and accommodating up to 120 guests; the Wotton Suite with it direct access to the Italian Garden and the Drawing Room an elegantly styled room perfect for intimate parties of up to 50 guests. The variety of wonderful backgrounds on offer enables us to produce beautiful, classic wedding photography.

And for further stunning wedding photographs there are the delightful and Grade ll listed gardens with its vast lawns, dramatic white Roman style temples with towering columns , fountains, a stream and its fascinating grottos. Being so spoilt for choice it certainly helps to know your way around to get the very best vantage points for your wedding pictures.

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Wotton House wedding reviews

An in love Bride and Groom relax stretched out on a stone seat in the wonderful Roman temple after their marriage at  Surrey wedding venue Wotton House wedding in Dorking

"Dear Richard and Tina, thank you again for being part of our day and capturing so many wonderful photos'.
 
We look forward our session to go over our wedding album with you.
Smiling Groom hugs his happy partner in front of a statue in the lovely Roman Temple captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Wotton House

"Dear Tina, thanks so so much. We are amazed at how awesome the pictures look
 
Really brilliant. Thanks so much for this.
 
Still so exciting.
 
Ricky said looking at the photos made him want to do it all over again...Lol"
Smiling happy newlyweds enjoying the themselves at the wonderful Wotton House Surrey wedding venue as they stand in front of one of the fascinating and historic grottos

"Wow! We have spent an hour amazed at the photos - Love them all!
 
You have captured the day perfectly...a massive THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for being part of our wedding...
 
We're just so LUCKY to have had you as our photographers.
 
Chatting to other guests they all said how lovely and how professional you were...You made everyone so relaxed..."
Big smiles and hugs for the very happy Bride and Groom as they stand in front of a tree on the lawn at the ever popular and award winning Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

"Hi Tina and Richard! We love the wedding photos, fabulous.
 
Thank you for being so great on our wedding day!"
Lovely wedding photo of the content couple standing by the historic and listed grotto at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

" Perfect!
 
Richard and Tina, you were both fantastic before, during and after our wedding.
 
You made us feel relaxed and comfortable throughout our special day….you gave us our space and blended in with the other guests.
 
The results exceeded our expectations, leaving us with a perfect memory of the day.
 
For this we thank you!"
An everyone group wedding photograph taken from an ariel position up beyond the Roman style temple at Wotton House Dorking by Surrey Lane weddings

" Dear Richard and Tina….a huge thank you to you both for your services at sally’s wedding at Wotton House last Friday.
 
We marveled at your patience and humour in dealing with our sometimes camera shy guests.
 
Sally was so happy with your care and attention in creating the right mood…and the wedding photos are wonderful..."
Relaxed smiling newlywed couple posing in this wedding picture at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in the wonderful garden around the Roman Temple

" Dear Richard, Steve and Tina, thank you so much for all your help and for the fantastic photos of our wedding.
 
We had such a wonderful day and it is really special to be able to look over such lovely wedding memories..."

 Lovely romantic wedding photograph taken at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House of a newlywed couple kissing as the sunshine creates shadows on the drive

Atmospheric wedding picture of the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking dressed with fairy lights and pink and blue chair sashes

Bride having lip liner applied in this getting ready wedding photograph taken before leaving for Wotton House Dorking captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Groomsmen march along with the Groom ready for the start of the big day in this wedding photo captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Wotton House in Dorking

A funny 'I'm a teapot'  Groom wedding picture taken with a laughing bride by the pillars of the Roman style temple at Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Lovely atmospheric wedding photo of the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking dressed with greenery and Mauve and grey chair sashes

A bride checks her hair in a mirror in this evocative wedding photograph captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography at the magnificent Wotton House

A magical wedding picture of the Mother and Bride descending the stairs at Wotton House, Dorking Surrey captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Relaxed pre-wedding groomsmen play a game of giant draughts  outside on the terrace at Wotton House in Dorking by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bridesmaids at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey dressed in pink and blue dresses stand at the window watching the arriving wedding guests

A discrete wedding photo of newly-weds having a romantic kiss in front of the pillars of the Roman Temple at Wotton House by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Classic silver Rolls Royce and Daimler bridal cars in this wedding picture taken at the lovely Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking

An excited Bride crosses the road from her home to the Bridal car captured in this wedding picture on the way to Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Looking through the doors into the magnificent Old Library in this wedding photograph taken in the stunning Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Lovely bridesmaids stop playing to watch the funny group wedding pictures taking place in the relaxing grounds of Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

The lovely Bride and her handsome Groom at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House share a moment of fun as they stand in front of the Roman Temple

A beautiful bride watching her step as she descends the stairs on her way to get married at Wotton House, Dorking Surrey photo taken by Surrey Lane

In each others arms smiling as they stand beneath the columns of the temple in this sweet wedding photograph taken at the wonderful Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

Wedding photo taken at wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking Surrey of glamorous Bridesmaids in purple dresses with lilies with their backs to the photographer

A view of the old library ready for the guets from the ceremony table end  in this evocative wedding photo from Wotton House Dorking a stunning Surret wedding venue

Bride is gently escorted from the bridal car by the master of ceremonies in this wedding photo take outside Wotton House a beautiful wedding venue in Dorking Surrey

An apprehensive Bride walks down the stairs on her Father's arm in this dreamy wedding photo from Wotton House Dorking by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Bride and groom enjoy a romantic kiss in front of the classical columns of the wonderful Roman Temple at Wotton House a wedding venue in Dorking Surrey

A discrete wispy wedding photograph of the Bride waiting to be interviewed by the registrar captured in the Old Library Wotton House Dorking  Surrey

Birds eye picture of a bridesmaid walking down the stairs at  Surrey venue Wotton House in Dorking on her way to the wedding ceremony in the Old Library                                                                              at

Relaxed smiling newlywed couple make themselves comfortable on the quaint bridge in the beautiful gardens in this wedding picture taken in Surrey at Wotton House Dorking

Bride looks down as she descends the stairs on her Father's arm to meet the gathering wedding party in this wedding photograph captured at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

A tired Bride and groom at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey take a moment to close their eyes as they enjoy the peace and tranquillity inside the Roman Temple

Relaxed wedding picture of the Bride and Groom walking down the main drive in front of the impressive 17th century Wotton House a fabulous Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

Cute and lovely bridesmaids play around in one of the alcoves in this wedding picture taken by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer in the Wotton House Roman Temple

Atmospheric wedding picture of the Bride and Groom saying their vows in the vaulted up-lit Old Library in Wotton House Dorking Surrey wedding venue

Father of the Bride walks behind his daughter holding up here dress in this wedding picture taken on the way to the Turtle Room at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking

An excited Bride smiles lovingly at her Groom as she nears the end of the aisle in the Old Library at wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

A romantic long distance wedding photograph of the newly-weds kissing in front of the ivy covered Grotto at Wotton House Dorking Surrey wedding venue

Flowergirl and pageboy leading the wedding party down the aisle as they throw petals down before them captured in this atmospheric Wotton House wedding picture

Father with daughter Bride on arm in this wedding photograph taken as they approach the Turtle Room for their open air  wedding ceremony at Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Loving couple share a moment of tenderness as they hug each other by a wall at the front of the award winning wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

Bride on the arm of her father captured as they are walking down the aisle of the Old Library at Wotton House a magnificent Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

Smart and happy Grooms share a moment after their wedding at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey with a walk to the magnificent Roman Temple

A beaming Bride as she walks down the aisle on the arm of her Father in the lovely Old Library in this wedding photo taken at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Happy relaxed Bride and groom captured in this wedding photo as they walk across the extensive lawn in the bright sunshine at the lovely Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Happy smiling Grooms captured at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking as they lean up against the tall columns of the wonderful Roman Temple

Smiling Bride and Groom as they reach the end of the aisle in the magnificent Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking ready to start their marriage ceremony

The Bride holds up her lovely dress as she walks over to one of the grade ll listed grottos in this Surrey Lane wedding picture taken in Dorking at Wotton House

Beautiful wedding photograph of an outside wedding service in the Turtle Room captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography at Wotton House Dorking

Bride and Groom are officially greeted by the marriage registrar in the beautiful Old Library in this wedding picture from Wotton House Dorking by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Relaxed happy and married newlyweds stand on the long drive in front of the impressive Surrey wedding venue Wotton House with its origins dating to the 17th century

Beautiful Bride on her father's arm at  Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking smiles at her groom in the Old Library as she comes to the end of the aisle

Happy and smiling the Bride and Groom sit in the golden thrones in the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House as they listen to the registrars introduction

Groom places the wedding ring on his wife's finger in this tender wedding photo at Wotton House Dorking captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Lovely smiles and overflowing emotions as a groom places the ring on his partner's finger in the atmospheric Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Laughing Bride hugs her handsome Groom as he leans relaxed on a temple column at the Wotton House Dorking an impressive and popular Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

Close up wedding photo of a smiling Groom as the Bride says her marriage vows captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Wotton House in the Old Library

A smiling Bride and Groom as they stand with their witnesses before the marriage registrar in the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking

The two grooms wipe their tears and their brows as they are overcome with emotion at their Surrey wedding venue during their Wotton House wedding in the Old Library

A moment to themselves as the Bride and Groom hold each other by the colourful borders in this wedding photo taken in the lovely grounds of Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Long view down the aisle in this atmospheric wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom holding hands as they are married at Wotton House Dorking in Surrey

An expectant Groom watches as his Bride places the wedding ring on his finger captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Wotton House in the Old Library

Handsome newlyweds romantically stand head to head at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House under the magnificent columns of the Roman Temple

Wotton House wedding guests line up with their mobile phones and cameras to get some wedding pictures of the newlywed couple in Dorking Surrey

Newlywed couple look over as the excited guests call them for a wedding photograph in the Old Library at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Smiling newly-wed couple standing in front of their lovely silver Rollos Royce in this wedding photography taken at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking

Happy couple kiss and the guests applaud as they are announced husband and wife in this lovely wedding picture at Wotton House Dorking by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Happy and excited newlywed couple walk down the aisle of the Old Library as husband and wife at Wotton House Dorking captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Bride and Groom in this discrete wedding photograph captured through the spray of the fountain at the lovely Surrey wedding venue at Wotton House Dorking

A wedding photo of the back of an elegant Bride taken as she sits on the wedding throne listening to a reading captured at Wotton House a fine Surrey wedding venue

A beautifully lit and atmospheric wedding photo of the newlyweds passing one of the grottos at Wotton House taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography

Bride at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in Dorking looks lovingly over to the groom as they walk down the aisle getting covered in confetti of the Old Library

Soft focus dream like wedding photograph of the Bride and Groom leaning over to kiss as they sit on their marriage thrones at Wotton House by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

Happy celebrating newlyweds laughing captured in this wedding picture as they walk from the Old Library at Wotton House Dorking by  Surrey Land wedding photographers

Young Wotton House waiters await the newlyweds and guests with glasses of champagne leading out to the patio and grounds for the marriage celebrations in Surrey

Bride and Groom share a romantic moment in this discrete wedding photograph taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography at one of the Wotton House grade ll listed grottos

An exuberant Bride and Groom walk the red carpet from the Turtle House as a married couple at Wotton House wedding venue Dorking by Surrey Lane photo

Grooms and their glamorous bridesmaids get a bit saucy as they strike a pose in the Roman Temple at Wotton House a Surrey wedding venue in Dorking

A long view wedding photograph taken from the lawn of guests having drinks on the terrace at the Wotton House wedding venue in Dorking Surrey

Beautiful wedding photo of three small bridesmaids playing and having fun on the lawn captured by Surrey Lane wedding photography at Wotton House Dorking

Groom beckoning his laughing Bride over to him beneath the columns of the impressive temple at the relaxed and popular Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

A very smart wedding party in an unusal black and white colour scheme captured in this group wedding photo in the beautiful grounds of Wotton House a lovely Surrey wedding venue

Guests at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House Dorking captured as they enjoy a drink and conversation out in the lovely tranquil grounds

A fun Bridesmaids and Best Man laughing wedding photograph at Wotton House wedding venue Dorking Surrey by Surrey Lane wedding photographers

Everyone in this classic  Wotton House wedding photo of everyone waving around the fountain at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer from up high on the temple roof

Close up wedding picture of celebrating Bride and Groom with guests at Wotton House in Surrey standing by the fountain and waving at the wedding photographers

A relaxed, colourful and fun wedding photograph of the Bride and her Hen ladies posing in front of the fountain taken at Wotton House  Dorking Surrey

Bride leads the wedding party with her dress hitched up and flower bouquet over her head out of the rain during the wedding photo session at Wotton House in Surrey Dorking

All smiles as the Bride and Groom kiss in this relaxed and informal group wedding picture by Surrey Lane wedding photographers in Dorking on the lawn at Wotton House

Bridesmaids having fun with the happy Bride as she shows off her garter in this saucy wedding picture captured at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

An everyone group wedding photograph taken from an ariel position up beyond the Roman style temple at Wotton House Dorking by Surrey Lane weddings

Fun wedding photo of a smiling Groom relaxing aloft in the air taken by Surrey Lane wedding photography in the gardens at Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Close up wedding picture of a very happy Bride and Groom smiling and hugging each other under the impressive columned temple at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Close up wedding photo of happy guests standing around the fountain waving at the Surrey Lane wedding photographer at Wotton House Dorking

A discrete and loving kiss on a bridge wedding picture taken in the beautiful grounds of Wotton House Dorking by Surrey Lane wedding duo

Relaxed Bride and Groom wedding picture taken of them leaning on the columns of the temple in the award winning gardens at Wotton House Dorking Surrey

Getting some air in this funny group wedding photo as the boys jump up taken at the lovely Wotton House Dorking a fine and popular Surrey wedding venue

Love and fun captured in this wedding picture taken of the newlyweds by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer from the top of a Wotton House grotto looking down

An aeriel group wedding photo of everyone standing around the fountain captured by Surrey Lane wedding photographers at Wotton House Dorking

Bride smiling as she hitches up her wedding dress and follows her husband across the lawn at Wotton House Dorking captured by a Surrey Lane wedding photographer

The Groom waiting for his wife as they approach one of the two grade ll listed grottos in this relaxed wedding photograph taken in the grounds of Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

Wedding photograph of the bride and groom at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House standing inside one of the two historic grottos looking up through a hole to daylight

Relaxed smiling newy-wed couple posing in this wedding picture at Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in the wonderful garden around the Roman Temple

Bride and Groom look up through a hole in the ceiling of one of the grade ll listed grottos in this wedding picture taken in the wonderful Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

A wedding photo of the beautiful vaulted ceilinged Old library at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey set out for the wedding breakfast and awaiting the arrival of the guests

Happy wedding photo of a young handsome couple cutting their wedding cake along with the cupcakes at  Surrey wedding venue Wotton House in the Evelyn Suite

Bride looking glamorous in her  beautiful wedding dress as she leaves the lounge area at Wotton House in Surrey to enter the Old Library for the wedding breakfast

Wedding breakfast settings at Wotton House in Dorking Surrey comprising of a three tiered wedding cake, table flowers and the Bride and Groom table place names

Cameras out as the guests gather round to catch the happy newly-weds in this fun wedding photo from the wonderful Wotton House in Dorking Surrey

The Groom has everyone in stitches during his speech in this entertaining wedding picture taken in the wonderful Old Library in the Surrey wedding venue Wotton House

Fun looking Bride and Groom get ready to cut the wedding cake captured in the beautiful vaulted ceilinged Old Library at Wotton House a wedding venue in Dorking Surrey

Heads together and arms around each on the dance floor in this romantic and moody wedding picture taken at Wotton House Surrey during the first dance                                                                             								 

 

Wotton House, Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6HS  Phone: 0844 824 6171

For more information and to check our availability for your wedding day at Wotton House Contact us at Surrey Lane wedding photography