Runneymede Hotel Wedding Photography
Weddings at the Runneymede Hotel
The Runneymede Hotel near Egham is steeped in history dating back thousands of years!
Runnymede is the site where King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. Many of the nobles in England, tired of losing their power and concerned by the tyrant-like behaviour of John, came together and wrote a document called the Magna Carta, one of the most important documents in history. It guaranteed the people certain rights, and binds the king to certain laws. After writing the document these nobles forced King John to sign it on threat of civil war. Their intention was only to protect the rights of nobles; they did not particularly care about poor peasants. Nevertheless, in time, the rights established by the Magna Carta were also extended to commoners. Over the next few years there will no doubt be many events to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta being signed by King John.
Fast forward almost 800 years to the 21st Century, and this modern riverside hotel and civil ceremony wedding venue offers you the opportunity to create your own bit of history. The hotel has sweeping lawns that lead down to the River Thames, during the summer they also have wild flower meadows within the grounds, so the wedding photography opportunities are excellent – how very considerate for us photographers!