Eynsham Hall Wedding Photography
History of Eynsham Hall
Eynsham Hall is a stunning Cotswold manor house, with many beautiful backdrops for wedding photography. It was constructed by the wealthy landowner Willoughby Lacey in the 1700s, for entertaining guests and pursuing his favourite outdoor sports. Originally the building was typically Georgian, with mock Greek columns and an ostentatious interior. Then Eynsham was re-built in the early 1900s by renowned architect Sir Ernest George, who specialised in grand Elizabethan style buildings.
The estate includes 3,000 acres of lush parkland in the heart of the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. It offers stately charm without stuffiness, mixing sumptuous period features with clever contemporary design twists. For example, the Main Hall and staircase are show stoppers as you enter this grand building, and I just adore the warm fabrics and interior design touches they’ve used everywhere. Also, make sure you visit the ‘Gun Room Bar’ serving cocktails and champagne; it’s the most funky and colourful room at the hotel – it’s fab for wedding pictures too!
The hotel is just 12 miles from Oxford, so it’s no surprise that this fabulous wedding venue is so popular.
Photographing weddings at Eynsham Hall
All wedding venues offer up the expected shots that most photographers capture. For me, Eynsham Hall is a venue that inspires me to go above and beyond to create truly unique images. I’m always looking for angles that have not been used before, whilst including the newlyweds in these dramatic poses.
Eynsham Hall is one of those incredible venues that I can attend many times, yet never get stuck for new ideas. Everywhere you look both inside and outside is truly breath taking. Saying that, I do love capturing wedding pictures in the Gun Room Bar; the really clever mix of period features, glitz, glamour and lots of bold colour certainly gets my vote of approval!