Great Fosters Wedding Photography
History of Great Fosters
Britain has so many lovely wedding venues, and Great Fosters in Egham is one of the very best. In fact, this most gorgeous Jacobean manor house a wonderful wedding location.
Frederick Furnivall ran Great Fosters as a lunatic asylum in Georgian times. His methods of treatment for mental illness were quite revolutionary at the time. As a result, some historians believe that King George III stayed at Great Fosters whilst being treated for insanity.
I’m pleased to report those days are long past! Now Great Fosters is a glamorous wedding venue and hotel. I love taking wedding photographs at this stunning country manor house. In fact, over the years I’ve photographed over 15 weddings at this Surrey venue.
Photographing weddings at Great Fosters
I really enjoying using some of Great Fosters’ dramatic backdrops for my wedding pictures. For example, the hotel’s entrance and staircase is 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. Also, the garden boasts a lake, four ‘secret’ gardens and a majestic grassed amphitheatre at the end of the lime avenue. 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 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.