Hampden House Wedding Photography
History of Hampden House
Hampden House has recommended me for wedding photography for the past fifteen years. As a result, I’ve photographed over sixty weddings at this wonderful venue.
The manor house is the ultimate architectural jigsaw puzzle, with pieces added every century since the 14th. It sits in over 300 acres of parkland with a fantastic views over the Chiltern hills.
John Hampden, a cousin of Oliver Cromwell, played a key role in the English Civil War movement. In fact, he championed the rights of the common people of England against the tyrannical rule of King Charles I.
His famous stand against Ship Tax in 1635, whereby he refused to pay the naval tax when it was extended by the King to inland counties, started the civil war with the Royalists in 1642.
Queen Elizabeth I also visited Hampden House in 1564 and 1592.
The intimate, atmospheric 13th Century Parish Church of Great Hampden sits within the grounds of Hampden House.
Photographing Weddings at Hampden House
The fabulous 350 acre estate offers so many incredible outdoor options for your wedding pictures. The gardens are not only full of colour, but they are beautifully maintained.
My favourite options inside the house include the Great Hall and the Gothic Passage. Both of these locations receive the most wonderful dramatic light as the sunlight streams through the leaded windows, illluminating these majestic and historic interiors. The beautifully decorated Dining Room with its chandeliers, detailed plasterwork, ornate mirrors and carved fireplaces also makes a beautiful backdrop.
View my slideshow of wedding photographs from Hampden House: