Great Fosters Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Great Fosters
Britain is blessed with so many lovely wedding venues, and Great Fosters in Egham is one of the very best, set in 50 acres of stunning gardens. This most gorgeous Jacobean manor house is such a wonderful wedding location.
Frederick Furnivall ran Great Fosters as a lunatic asylum in Georgian times, and his methods of treatment for mental illness were quite revolutionary at the time. He was known as “Doctor to the Poor” in Windsor, and it is also believed that King George III was housed at Great Fosters while he was being treated for his insanity.
I’m pleased to report those days have long since been left behind. Great Fosters is now one amazingly glamorous wedding venue and hotel, and I just adore taking wedding photographs at this stunning country manor house. Over the years I’ve photographed over 15 weddings at this Surrey venue.
I really enjoying using some of Great Fosters most dramatic backdrops for my wedding pictures. The hotel’s entrance and staircase is pretty spectacular with its atmospheric 17th Century oak panelling, beautifully lit by the original stone mullioned lead windows. Then there’s the original Saxon moat with its charming old wisteria draped Japanese bridge. Add into the mix a lake, four ‘secret’ gardens and a majestic grassed amphitheatre at the end of the lime avenue, and you can see why I love this venue – there are just so many possibilities for wedding photographs.
Great Fosters is set within 50 acres of gorgeous parkland. The formal gardens, redesigned at the start of the last century, are regarded as one of the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe. Over the years many famous visitors have visited this splendid Manor House, including Orson Welles and Charlie Chaplin.