St Audries Park Wedding Photography
Kathryn & Abhinav, St Audries Park
St Audries Park Wedding
St Audries Park is a stunning country house estate set in beautiful countryside with views of the Bristol Channel. Kathryn and Abhinav chose this lovely Somerset wedding venue for their special day. An incredible day with lots of laughter and action for me to capture!
St Audries Park has a spacious room for the bridal party and it was here Kathryn and her team were busy preparing. Hair and make up was by the always excellent Dren. I caught up with the boys and Abhinav was looking the part in his blue suit. Photographing the build up is always a nice way for me to get a feel for the personalities and characters of the day.
Church Wedding at St Audries Park
The couple held their ceremony at St Etheldreda’s Church and had an outdoor drinks reception in beautiful spring sunshine. There were entertaining speeches which elicited lots of smiles and emotion. After the wedding breakfast I captured some gorgeous shots of the newlyweds enjoying time together in the golden hour. This is one of my favourite times to capture the couple. They have done all the hard work and are really relaxed by now! My job is to help them focus on each other and not the camera. I want to create a space for them to be themselves. My aim to is take pictures that reflect who they are as a couple. For Kathryn and Abhinav this meant their joy in laughing and joking with each other! Their wonderful day continued with plenty of dancing in the Great Hall, a great place for a party! There was sparkler send-off to end the perfect day.
Enjoy this selection of photographs from their Springtime wedding at St Audries.
A Brief History of St Audries Park
Located in the Quantock Hills and with views towards the Bristol Channel, St Audries Park is a country estate of stunning quality. It offers abundance of character and style for all types of wedding celebrations.
St Audries has a history dating right back to 1086 and was originally owned by the Norman landowner, William de Moyon. In 1934 the house was divided up and became St Audries School until 1990. Then in 1996 the house was sold to the Amitabha Buddhist Centre before finally becoming part of Country House Weddings Group offering “A collection of the finest wedding venues in the south of England,”
Weddings at St Audries Park
You can be sure of a quality wedding at this charming Somerset Georgian Manor. All types of wedding ceremony can take place here. From beautiful civil ceremonies in the light-filled Orangery to religious services in St Etheldreda’s Church you can be sure of a fitting setting. The Orangery is incredible and wathcing the bride walk over from the main house adds to the anticipation.
Dining in the Banqueting Hall offers a wonderful room for wedding breakfasts and seats up to 130 guests. The Great Hall is a massive room with wood panelled walls and a big fireplace. It is great space for holding drink receptions when the weather is inclement. There is a large drawing room with grand piano next to the bar and overlooks the gardens.
Step outside and enjoy croquet on the lawns oe wander over to see the ten acre deer park or pond. Views of the Bristol Chanel can be seen if you walk up the main driveway. There is plenty of fine accommodation for you and your guests so you can party long into the night! You can even choose to stay the night before your wedding as well.
All in all St Audries Park in Somerset offers everything you need for the perfect wedding day. The in-house team can be relied to make everything run like clockwork! I love photographing weddings here for it wonderful spaces, both inside and out.
If you are getting married at St Audries Park or elsewhere in Somerset, do get in touch to find out more about my services, I’ve love to hear your plans.