Tudor Barn Wedding Photography

History of Tudor Barn

I love photographing weddings at the Tudor Barn; the rustic architectural details make for some amazing backdrops.

Timber beams in The Tudor Barn date back to 1505. The Bayley family passed it from generation to generation for many years. In the 1920s it became a convent, although gradually the number of nuns dwindled over time.

Then in 1990 bridge enthusiast Laurie Champniss was searching for a suitable premises to establish a full time Bridge Centre, and by chance he learned of this former convent for sale. As soon the purchase was complete he renovated the buildings extensively for use as a bridge club.

An amazing amount of care and attention went into the restoration works in order to preserve as much of the original character as possible, whilst including all the modern amenities and comfort.

It’s great to think that this venue which is steeped in so much rich history continues to this day to make magic memories, and that many couples now choose the Tudor Barn as the place that they wish to make history by taking their own wedding vows in this lovely setting.

Photographing Weddings at Tudor Barn

Some of my favourite photography backdrops at the Tudor Barn include the clock tower in the courtyard.  I particularly like using the ruined folly in the gardens.

For example, on my last visit I took my floodlighting for some very dramatically lit pictures inside the folly. These were of the bride and groom at dusk with their ushers.  You can see the resulting pictures above in the gallery.

If you’d like to discuss your Tudor Barn wedding photographic requirements, I’d love to hear from you, or for more information about hosting your wedding at the Tudor Barn click here.