Le Manor aux Quat’ Saisons Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons
Internationally celebrated chef Raymond Blanc’s hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is tucked away in the grandest, oldest house in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Little Milton. His hotel and restaurant is renowned for old-fashioned luxury and impeccable service, not to mention truly magnificent food. Visitors to the world famous hotel and restaurant will experience culture, gastronomy and horticulture. All 32 rooms are individually designed with a unique theme, with some located inside the charming historic buildings within the lovely grounds.
The kitchen is also an acclaimed cooking school for both novices and professionals, and the impressive walled garden is put to work every day to provide vegetables and herbs to the guests dining in the two Michelin-starred restaurant. The tranquil sunken Japanese water garden is wonderful, with the large feature pond framed by gorgeous old stone walls and an abundance of fine bronze sculptures throughout the gardens. This really is a venue for all seasons! Visitors in winter will experience the cosy and luxurious main rooms of the house and the warming glow from their wonderful crackling open fires.
The lake and Japanese water gardens are particularly good for pictures, and I especially love the beautiful bronze sculptures of the various birds captured mid flight on the water. These make a wonderful feature for wedding photographs, especially when the colourful water lilies are in full bloom.
Photographing weddings at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is a real treat for me; everything about this wonderful venue is truly magical. Weather permitting, I usually do a circular walk through the beautiful gardens with the wedding couple to ensure we don’t miss any of the gorgeous photographic opportunities, as at every turn there’s just so many stunning backdrops.