Stoke Place Wedding Photography
History of Stoke Place
Stoke Place provides a colourful combination of historic and modern for wedding photography backdrops.
Royal chef Patrick Lamb commissioned the mansion in 1690 after hosting his legendary coronation feast for King James II. The king so enjoyed the banquet that he gave his chef a large quantity of gold coins!
Patrick started out at a young age as a pastry assistant. He quickly progressed to become the senior chef to the royal household. For 50 years he prepared extravagant banquets for King Charles II, King James II, King William, Queen Mary and Queen Anne.
He also made a lot of money from his book ‘Royal Cookery’. In fact, it’s still published to this very day.
Photographing weddings at Stoke Place
Stoke Place is now a unique fairy-tale wedding venue which elegantly mixes the original old world charm and ultra modern interior design. It has grand sweeping staircases, gorgeous antique chandeliers, huge bay windows and 26 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland. There are just so many perfect backdrops for your wedding photographs, you will be spoilt for choice.
The rural tranquillity is surreal, given its location just half an hour away from the hustle and bustle of central London. My favourite wedding photography backdrops at Stoke Place are the grand staircase and the lake.
This fabulous historic house has hosted weddings, banquets and celebrations for over three hundred years. Today it’s available for civil wedding ceremonies and receptions for anything from 30-200 guests.