Chenies Manor Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Chenies Manor
Chenies Manor, one of the UK’s finest Tudor mansion houses, is a beautiful, historic landmark Grade I listed building and exclusive wedding venue with extensive award-winning gardens, tucked away in idyllic Buckinghamshire countryside. Steeped in history, the Grade 1 listed building is set in the charming Buckinghamshire estate village of Chenies. The gardens are particularly famous for their sensational tulip and dahlia displays, as well as a physic garden and two mazes.
They host weddings in either their charming old barn, and/or in a marquee extension to the barn. If you’d love an absolute wow factor, the amazing gardens and location of Chenies Manor really doesn’t get any better, for wedding photography it really does tick all the boxes!
Although it was never been occupied by the Royal Family, Chenies Manor was once called Chenies Palace. The Cheyne family owned Chenies Manor from 1180 and passed the house via marriage to the Russell family in 1526. Sir John Russell was the very first Earl of Bedford. Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Catherine Howard were visitors at the Manor. Chenies Manor was the Russell’s principal seat until 1627 when the 4th Earl decided to move the family seat to Woburn. The house was then occupied by various tenants and distant relatives of the Bedford family for most of its life. Chenies Manor was purchased in 1956 in a very run down state by Colonel and Mrs Macleod Matthews, who carried out extensive works to lovingly restore this grand manor house. It is now the family home of Charles and Boo Macleod Matthews.
My favourite area for wedding pictures at Chenies Manor has to be the sensational sunken garden! Of all the amazing garden locations I’ve worked at over the years, this is by far the most beautiful! I’ve never seen flower borders that are so colourful and so amazingly maintained, wedding photography backdrops don’t get any better than this. When I receive a wedding booking for Chenies Manor, I can’t wait to use the many amazing backdrops on offer for my pictures.