I love travelling all over the UK for my couples. Back at the end of August, I made the journey to Berkshire to capture a beautiful day with my style of wedding photography. So, if you’re looking for wedding photography at The Great House Sonning then keep scrolling!I had never been to this stunning wedding venue before, but on arriving I could see that it was a real treat. We were in for a very special day indeed.

A WEDDING ON THE THAMES

Being so close to the River Thames on a sunny day is amazing. Most importantly for me, it offers a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs. I’m mostly a natural light shooter. Meaning I rarely use a flash on my camera to create the images that you see in the gallery on this site. So with the sun shining it was possible to use the highlights and shadows to produce some really creative wedding photography.

My favourite image from this day is, as always, hard to choose! I think I would have to say any of the photographs on the boat. How many wedding photographs do you see taken on a boat? Not many! I love the composition of one where the boat is in the bottom of the frame and the venue is in the background at the top. It’s certainly an image I’d hang on my wall! I’ve added some of my other favourites at the top of this blog post for you to see. the rest of the day is below.

Anyway, I hope you love them! Are you getting marred here and looking for a Great House Sonning wedding photographer? If you are then please get in touch. I’d love to capture your special day!

Deep in the heart of Berkshire, just a few minutes from the countryside of the North Wessex Downs, with its sweeping hills and close proximity to London, there lies a country house with a difference. Backing onto the banks of the river Thames, and overlooking some incredible scenery, the Great House is the beating heart of Sonning. The ideal location for a get together, a weekend away, or the most special day of your life. 

OUTDOOR WEDDING CEREMONY

When it comes to weddings, the great outdoors is well and truly “in”. With couples increasingly on the hunt for somewhere central which provides a rustic ceremony, incredible food and a spectacular photo album to tie it all together, the Great House in Sonning is a riverside haven that combines the luxury of a modern-day wedding with the rustic charm of a fairytale nook on the river. 

Design everything exactly as you want it, from your arrival to the ceremony and beyond, whether you choose to maximise your use of the river or simply stroll through the grounds towards your big day. 

The Great House can offer civil ceremonies of up to 120 guests on site in The Lodge, while nearby country churches make a traditional church wedding entirely possible, for those looking for the sound of pealing bells and the harmonious sanctity of the church walls. Whatever style of ceremony you choose, the reception for your big day will start on the lawns of the Great House, overlooking the River Thames which provides the perfect backdrop to your first group photos of the day. With a stone bridge linking the North bank to the South bank just minutes away from our grounds, you can enjoy a peaceful moment beside the river with your new husband or wife, while your guests enjoy a glass of fizz on the lawns opposite – the perfect time to capture a few shots of your first moments as a newlywed couple. 

A MAGICAL DAY

And the magic doesn’t end there. Step through the doors to The Lodge and find yourself shrouded in natural light, surrounded by a private terrace which enables you and your guests to enjoy the setting sun from all angles as the day moves on towards dusk and finally evening – the time for dancing. 

If you haven’t yet thought about your ideal wedding menu, the Great House has it under control. With Chef’s from the iconic Coppa Club at your disposal, up to 200 guests will enjoy a picture-perfect menu created with you in mind, boasting the use of fresh ingredients and modern fusions that will delight any guest – young or old. 

Located in the village of Sonning, guests can choose to stay on site or in nearby B&B’s around Berkshire, with our 49 guest rooms and suites each offering a modern luxury amidst the unique charm of our riverside setting. As the happy couple you will enjoy our wedding suite included in your package, located only a few minutes upstairs from your wedding venue. 

Under the simple “Marry Happy” slogan, the Great House embodies not just a photogenic building but also the beauty and charm of a traditional riverside wedding. Whether you choose to marry in the Summer or the Winter months, the spaces both outside and indoors have been designed with romance in mind, offering beautifully kept garden spaces and large light rooms for the perfect day. 

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