Harte and Garter Hotel Windsor Wedding Photography

Weddings at the Harte & Garter Hotel

The Harte & Garter Hotel is a lovely classic English hotel situated right next to Windsor Castle, and it doesn’t get much better for picture opportunities. The Long Walk and cobbled streets nearby also provide a great wedding photography option too.

The big surprise for most people coming to this hotel is the very unexpected Grand Ballroom!  This is the most amazing high ceilinged room with massive chandeliers for the wedding breakfast. I’ve been working in Windsor for many years, and yet I didn’t know about this stunning ballroom until I photographed my first wedding there just five years ago.

The Harte & Garter is an amalgamation of two 14th century inns.  The Garter Inn was named after the Most Noble Order of the Garter, which was founded by King Edward III and The White Harte was named in honour of the Royal Emblem worn by King Richard II.

In the late 19th Century the two inns were joined together to form The Harte and Garter Hotel, a building in the Jacobean style, much loved by the Victorians and reflecting the Shakespearean connections.

Shakespeare makes the Garter Inn one of the settings for a play, with the Host of the Garter one of his characters. On the inside staircase of the hotel there is a Victorian stained glass window with pictures of Falstaff and other characters from the Merry Wives.