Cliveden House Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Cliveden House
Wedding photography at Cliveden House is an absolute pleasure, and I’ve been fortunate to be a recommended wedding photographer at this beautiful venue for the past three years.
This stunning manor house is truly reliving its glory days after its recent extensive interior and exterior restorations. The grand hotel is so opulent and downright English, it’s as good as it gets for most of us wanting to experience the grandeur, impeccable service, and panache of yesteryear.
As you enter the house, the mind-blowing Great Hall will take your breath away with its incredibly high ceilings, ornate fireplace, oak panelling and priceless artworks. All the rooms and corridors are painted in opulent traditional colours, with plush antique velvet furnishings, and this hotel has all the unbelievably luxurious home comforts that you’d expect.
Cliveden House truly commands the landscape in its lofty position overlooking the genteel River Thames, and the National Trust gardens are stunningly landscaped and truly breath taking. Many of the windows inside the house offer fabulous far reaching views over the estate. It’s no surprise that Cliveden House is regarded by many as England’s finest country house hotel.
During its 350-year history, royal guests from George 1st to Queen Victoria have graced its stately walls. As home to the wealthy Astors, many politicians, celebrities and artists including Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Gandhi, George Bernard Shaw, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and The Beatles have stayed as guests, and most recently Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland stayed at Cliveden the night before her wedding to Prince Harry.
The infamous “Profumo” pool is also found within the gardens, the last remaining listed outdoor pool in England.
Cliveden House offers whole house exclusive use weddings, and a number of options for smaller intimate weddings. Their stunningly beautiful French Dining Room is a really popular choice for wedding couples with up to 50 guests, and their roof top terrace will totally wow your guests afterwards for your drinks reception. This private terrace also provides a magical setting for your wedding photographs, the distant views in every direction have to be seen to be believed.
It goes without saying that I just adore photographing weddings at this unbelievable country house hotel. I’ve also been recommended by the two other local National Trust properties, Waddesdon Manor and Hartwell House for over 15 years.