Stoke Place Wedding Photography
Photographing weddings at Stoke Place
This Queen Anne Mansion was built by royal chef Patrick Lamb in 1690 after hosting his legendary coronation feast for King James II. The king was so impressed with his coronation banquet that he gave his chef a large quantity of gold coins! Patrick started out at a young age as a pastry assistant before quickly progressing to become the senior chef to the royal household. For 50 years he made his fortune preparing 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’, and in fact it’s still published to this very day.
Stoke Place is now a unique fairy-tale wedding venue which elegantly mixes both 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.
This 17th Century Queen Anne mansion house is enchanting, and its rural tranquillity is quite surreal when you think that it’s situated just half an hour away from the hustle and bustle of central London. My favourite photography backdrops at Stoke Place have to be the grand staircase and the lake, both offer endless opportunities for wedding photographs.
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. If you’re planning your Stoke Place wedding for the coming 18 months I’d love to hear from you, or if you’d like to learn more about hosting your wedding at Stoke Place click here.