Chenies Manor Wedding Photography

History of Chenies Manor

Chenies Manor is one of the UK’s finest Tudor mansion houses. It is a beautiful, historic landmark building and exclusive wedding venue with extensive award-winning gardens.

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.

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.

Colonel and Mrs MacLeod Matthews purchased Chenies Manor in 1956 in a very run down state. They then carried out extensive works to lovingly restore this grand manor house. Subsequently, it has become the family home of Charles and Boo Macleod Matthews.

Photographing weddings at Chenies Manor

Chenies Manor hosts weddings in either their charming old barn, and/or in a marquee extension to the barn overlooking the gardens. So, if you love colourful gardens the backdrops really don’t get any better.

My favourite area for wedding photographs 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. When I receive a wedding booking for Chenies Manor, I can’t wait to use the many amazing backdrops on offer for my photographs.

If you’re thinking of getting married at Chenies Manor and you’d like to discuss your wedding photography requirements I’d love to hear from you, or click here to learn more about hosting your wedding at Chenies Manor.