Harte and Garter Hotel Wedding Photography
History of the Harte and Garter Hotel
I’ve photographed several weddings over the years at the Harte and Garter Hotel in Windsor. I love the central location, just opposite Windsor Castle. As a result, you just know the history of this hotel has fascinating royal ties!
The Harte and Garter combines two 14th century inns. On the one hand, The Garter Inn was named after the Most Noble Order of the Garter, founded by King Edward III. On the other, The White Harte was named in honour of the Royal Emblem worn by King Richard II.
In the late 19th Century the two inns joined together to form The Harte and Garter Hotel.
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 a Victorian stained glass window showcases pictures of Falstaff and other characters from the Merry Wives.
Photographing weddings at the Harte and Garter Hotel
The Harte and Garter Hotel, a lovely classic English hotel, sits right in the centre of Windsor. In addition, the Long Walk and cobbled streets nearby also provide an abundance of great wedding photography options. The pictures I capture as the bridal party strolls along the historic high street are priceless.
What I love most is the view over Windsor Castle from the hotel’s balcony. There are no gardens at the hotel, but the wow interiors and multitude of options outdoors in the adjacent old town more than make up for this.
The Grand Ballroom surprises most people coming to this hotel! This is the most amazing high ceilinged room with massive chandeliers for the wedding breakfast.