Danesfield House Hotel Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Danesfield House Hotel
Steeped in history, Danesfield House is a magnificent mansion. It was built in the Italian renaissance style in 1901, and is set within a 65 acre country estate. The current building is the third Manor House to be built on the site over the last 275 years, and it was built by the wealthy heir to the Sunlight Soap Company. Snowy white chalkstone which is native to this part of England was used in its construction. Its dreamy appearance and very detailed exterior resulted in the locals knowing it as ‘The Wedding Cake’.
As we all know Danesfield House is now a famous luxury hotel, but during the second world war this grand building played a major role in the Allied victory. As World War II proceeded Danesfield was requisitioned as an intelligence base for the Royal Air Force, and during its occupation it was renamed RAF Medmenham.
Whether you’re organising a lavish wedding gathering for over one hundred guests or an intimate affair for your closest friends and family, the elegant interiors and exteriors, wonderful elevated gardens and luxurious spa facilities provide all the perfect ingredients for your special day.
My favourite rooms at Danesfield House are the very grand Versailles Suite and Great Hall. The Versailles Suite with its opulent high ceilings, mirrored walls, and dramatic chandeliers will truly take your breath away. The Great Hall is equally stunning; the high ceilings, massive floor to ceiling windows, elaborate oak panelling, and huge stone fireplace make for an amazing first impression as you enter the house. I also adore their billiards room which is discreetly located high up on a mezzanine floor within the Great Hall itself.
The gardens are divine, and provide the most tranquil haven to explore, from the formal Italian garden with its fine box topiary and acers surrounding the Koi fishpond, to the wispy wisteria clad walls, and the beautifully manicured topiary and lavender hedging around the central fountain. The hotel has outstanding views over the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills; its amazing elevated hilltop location has to be seen to be truly appreciated.
Danesfield House Hotel is a very popular Buckinghamshire wedding ceremony and reception venue. For photographers, Danesfield House provides the most spectacular backdrop for wedding photographs, and we couldn’t ask for a more enchanting venue. If you’re planning your forthcoming Danesfield House wedding and looking for a photographer I’d love to hear from you, or click here to learn more about hosting your wedding at Danesfield House Hotel.