RAF Halton House Wedding Photography
History of RAF Halton House
I’ve photographed several weddings over the years at RAF Halton House. The architecture of this grand house provides a stunning backdrop to the weddings photographs.
During the 19th Century, the Rothschilds acquired and constructed seven very grand houses in the Vale of Aylesbury. Halton House was one of these. There has been a succession of impressive buildings at Halton since the Norman conquest.
The first recorded military aviation at Halton took place in 1913. Alfred de Rothschild invited the Royal Flying Corps to conduct manoeuvres on his land.
Following an agreement between Alfred de Rothschild and Lord Kitchener, the British Army used the estate throughout World War I.
In 1916 the Royal Flying Corps moved its air mechanics school from Farnborough to Halton. Then in 1917 German prisoners of war built workshops for the school.
The British Government purchased Halton House for the Royal Air Force at the end of the First World War for £112,000.
Photographing weddings at RAF Halton House
Today RAF Halton House is available for wedding celebrations to RAF personnel, and I love photographing weddings at this amazing venue.
At every turn there are so many fabulous interior and exterior backdrops for my photographs. My favourite location for pictures has to be the amazing double sided sweeping staircase. It provides a dramatic and theatrical entrance as the bride and groom proceed down the stairs in front of their guests for the wedding breakfast in the great hall.
The natural light from the huge and ornate leaded Victorian glass domes in both the great hall and on the staircase area is fabulous for photography.