Hartwell House Hotel Wedding Photography
History of Hartwell House Hotel
Hartwell House Hotel have recommended me as a wedding photographer for the past 15 years. You’ll see lots of my pictures on the hotel’s website and in their various brochures.
Hartwell House opened as a hotel in 1989 after extensive restoration work. For the previous 20 years the House was used as a girls finishing school.
In 2008, Mr Richard Broyd of ‘Historic House Hotels’ donated Hartwell House and its two sister hotels to the National Trust. It was the biggest single donation to the National Trust since World War II.
The exiled King of France, Louis XVIII, lived at Hartwell with his court from 1809 to 1814. More recently President Clinton broadcast to the American people from Hartwell’s library. The Emperor and Empress of Japan have also been recent guests. Due to its proximity to Chequers, the UK government often uses it for summits and meetings.
Photographing weddings at Hartwell House Hotel
This hotel has the absolute wow factor if you’re looking for stunning period features and beautiful gardens! What I love about this charming hotel is its intimacy, stunning interior and exterior architectural features, perfect gardens, lovely atmosphere and really friendly staff. The hotel also houses the most superb antiques and paintings!
The approach to the property is spectacular. The sweeping driveway leads you past the old coach-house (now the spa), and a derelict but enchanting octagonal church. Then on the final approach you’ll see the life size bronze statue of mad King George III’s eldest son Frederick before the main house comes into view.
My favourite backdrops have to be the grand entrance hall, and the charming 18th century bridge which crosses the lake on the estate.
There is another fabulous hidden gem in the hotel that most people never see, the intimate Octagon Room. This intimate, high ceilinged room was created in the style of a Georgian tented pavilion, and the huge windows provide visitors with a beautiful vista over the manicured lawns.
I just love Hartwell House, whether I’m there on a wedding photography commission, or enjoying a relaxing afternoon tea or meal with friends! If you’d like to discuss your photography requirements for your wedding at Hartwell House I’d love to hear from you, or click here to learn more about hosting your wedding at Hartwell House Hotel.