Hampden House Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Hampden House
Hampden House is the ultimate architectural jigsaw puzzle, with pieces added every century since the 14th, set in over 300 acres of parkland with a fantastic views over the Chiltern hills. I’ve been one of their main recommended photographers for the past fifteen years, and I’ve photographed over eighty weddings at this wonderful venue. The wedding photography opportunities at Hamden House don’t get much better; in every direction you look, this wonderful building is oozing with period charm and beauty.
John Hampden, a cousin of Oliver Cromwell, was a key figure in the English Civil War movement; he championed the rights of the common people of England against the tyrannical rule of King Charles I. John Hampden’s 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, was the spark that started the civil war with the Royalists in 1642. Probably the most famous visitor to Hampden House was Queen Elizabeth I in 1564 and 1592.
The 13th Century Parish Church of Great Hampden is situated within the grounds of Hampden House, the main house is also licensed for Civil Ceremonies.
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 too. 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 to illuminate these majestic and historic interiors. The beautifully decorated Dining Room with its chandeliers, detailed plasterwork, ornate mirrors and carved fireplaces is pretty spectacular too.