The Grove Hotel, Watford, Hertfordshire
Photographing weddings at The Grove Hotel, Watford
The 18th Century Grove Hotel sits on 300 acres of lush, green landscape comprised of fabulous water features, rolling hills, woodlands and immaculate flower borders.
The colourful history of the Grove goes back many centuries, full of tales of ghosts and lavish royal parties. The Grove was regularly visited by prime ministers such as Palmerston and Walpole, and it’s where a young Queen Victoria started the fashion for “the weekend break.”
In the 1770s Captain Cook presented the 2nd Earl with a sapling of the just-discovered Black Walnut Tree. This is the magnificent tree that now towers over the terrace.
From 1760-1790 George Stubbs regularly cycled to the stables at The Grove and painted his famous horses here. Many of his paintings were of The Earl of Clarendon’s horses, and the mansion house itself.
In 1920 the aristocratic family left The Grove. The Times published a letter mourning the passing of ‘One of the greatest political houses of the 19th century’.
The Grove is now a stylish country house hotel that combines five star luxury, impeccable service, a luxurious spa, championship golf course, and three amazing restaurants. The hotel is just a 40 minutes drive from central London.
You can expect opulent interiors with lots of lush curtains and marble fireplaces, the rooms feature many sculptures and wonderfully eccentric artworks, the interiors certainly have the absolute wow factor! I love how they’ve mixed the traditional features of the mansion house with these contemporary interior design touches everywhere – these often hidden gems make for a surprise at almost every turn as you explore this grand property.
If you’re getting married at The Grove and are interested in wedding photography, I’d love to hear from you.