Crowcombe Court Wedding Photographer
Crowcombe Court | Emily & Charlie
Wedding Photography at Crowcombe Court
Get ready for Emily and Charlie’s delightful wedding at this striking Somerset wedding venue! I had so much fun capturing the action of their Autumn wedding day.
The bridal party got ready at Emily’s family home and there was a lovely calm atmosphere. This is a great time for me to just let things happen and capture the comings and goings. The excitement peaked as the bridesmaids collectively squealed as Emily descended downstairs, looking incredible in her wedding dress. I loved that the girls took a Landrover to the church!
Kingston St Mary Church was the location for the ceremony and where groom Charlie was waiting, looking dapper in tails. It was a beautiful service and the newlyweds emerged with beaming smiles into a deluge of confetti before heading over to Crowcombe Court for the reception. With gorgeous October sunlight, the drinks were held on the front lawns. It was lovely to take a wander with the bride and groom for some couple time photos over by the pretty woodland.
As guests moved inside to the Victorian Ballroom, the speeches kept us highly entertained. There was a lot of love in the room for the couple and friends and family were moved to hear the journey that had got them here.
Celebrations moved downstairs to the Undercroft where the party was in full swing all evening long. The surprise of the night was the bride and groom’s spectacular getaway in a vintage Triumph Herald 1200 through an explosion of fireworks! Shout out to Matt Willis for second shooting part of the day with me. If you’re looking for a Crowcombe Court wedding photographer, I’d love to hear your plans! You can send me a message and I’ll get back to with all the information you’ll need.
Crowcombe Court History
In 1724 Thomas Carew commissioned work to begin on Crowcombe Court with its aim to be a statement of wealth and a setting in which to entertain high society. After it was discovered old coins had been taken whilst demolishing the existing house, a new designer was instructed and Nathaniel Ireson, of Stourhead fame, took the job on, completing the house in 1739.
The style is built in English Regional Baroque and was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as “the finest house of its date in Somerset south of the Bath area”. This large country house has amber coloured bricks set against Bath stone plasters and frontispiece and has a magnificent driveway that draws the eye towards the house as you approach.
The Carew family continued to own the Grade I Listed property into the 1960s, where it then fell into various owners and became somewhat neglected. In 2002 David and Kate Kenyon took on the task of restoring the house to its former glory which you see today. They sold the house in 2019 and its new owners are so excited to welcome you to this exquisite venue in Somerset.
Spaces at Crowcombe Court
There are so many wonderful rooms at Crowcombe Court. As you enter the Great Hall you are met with beautiful Italian plasterwork by Grinling Gibbons. It is a bright, light-filled room with views overlooking the front gardens and drive. You can hold civil wedding ceremonies here seating up to 100 guests.
The Carew dining room is a more intimate space for smaller ceremonies and has an interesting feature on the floorboards displaying the arms of the Carew Family. The Victorian Ballroom has high-ceilings and chandeliers, with double aspect windows and a marble fireplace it is a luxurious setting. Edward Barry carried out remodelling of this room in 1870.
As you descend downstairs you find the Vaulted Undercroft, originally used to store supplies over winter it is now used for dancing and celebrating! Moving upstairs there are 11 stunning bedrooms which have character and charm in abundance. You certainly feel transported back in time with the traditional grandeur and luxury, from four-poster beds and roll-top baths!
It is not only the inside spaces that impress at Crowcombe. As you move outside you are in for a treat with 10 acres of recently restored gardens and grounds. A lot of hard work has gone into creating paths, clearing rubbish and new planting. With a woodland and lake just minutes away from the house to explore, there are ample locations for wedding photographs.
Weddings at Crowcombe Court
You’re in great hands if you chose to have a Crowcombe Court wedding. The team are experienced, professional and on hand to make your day run seamlessly. Having a personal wedding coordinator help in the run-up to and on the day will give you the reassurance that you can just relax and enjoy yourself!
On top of the great front of house team, the catering team will make sure your taste buds are put into overdrive with an extensive list of wonderful food options for your canapés, wedding breakfast and evening food.