Manor House Wedding, Castle Combe
Georgie & Scott | The Manor House Wedding Castle Combe
The Manor House is a luxury 14th century Cotswolds hotel and is the perfect setting for a wedding. Georgie and Scott chose this romantic spot, nestled into the English countryside for their celebrations in August. With beautiful style and elegance they created a storybook wedding to remember.
“My husband and I could not recommend Simon enough. He captured our Manor House wedding day so beautifully with so many amazing, natural shots. So much so that we feel we are able to relive each moment again through his stunning photos! Thanks again for all that you did for us.”
Weddings at The Manor House
Georgie held her bridal preparations in the Lordsmeer Suite which has amazing views over the lawns. With its oak beams, high ceilings, and lavish luxury, who could ask for a nicer place to get ready for your wedding? It was lovely to see how relaxed the bride was. Georgie was helped by her bridesmaids and little niece and nephew who kept a curious eye on proceedings as you’ll see!
Scott meanwhile was suiting up in the Doolittle cottage just a short walk away. As usual, at this time of the wedding, the ushers were on hand to give him a gentle bit of banter to keep his mind occupied!
Soon enough it was time for the wedding ceremony at the 13th Century St Andrew’s Church (every building in Castle Combe you see if very old, in fact amazingly, no new housing has been built in the village since the 1600s!). Georgie her bridal party made their way over by horse and carriage. This was a show stopper moment! There was a very special moment when Georgie was walked down the aisle by her Mum.
An emotional ceremony commenced and it wasn’t long before the newlyweds had sat their vows, exchanged rings, and were ready to take on the world as husband and wife! Back on the horses and carriage I ran alongside to grab some more pictures before heading back to greet their arrival back at The Manor House.
Confetti, drinks, and group shots followed on the lawns. I loved capturing the documentary moments here of friends and family celebrating the newlyweds.
When it comes to Bride and Groom photos I make sure that this feels as normal as possible. I don’t want it to feel like a cheesy photoshoot. This short time away from everyone else is a time for couples to connect with each other. I want to show this connection and create moments that have real meaning.
Unposed Wedding Photography
Georgie and Scott are a gorgeous pair and I’d already got to know them a little during our pre-wedding session previously, so I knew they understood the process. You can see the genuine smiles and the tender moments between them.
After a delightful wedding breakfast in the Bybrook restaurant guests were treated to speeches that were emotive and hilarious in equal measure. I loved that the bride also took the mic and spoke, I wish these old traditions, where it’s assumed just the men speak, were torn up and rewritten!
We moved over to celebrate further in the Dunstanville Suite with its vaulted ceiling. After a lovely first dance, a wild party to followed and I had to dust off my dancing shoes to join everyone, all in the name of getting the picture of course
I hope you enjoy looking through this selection of wedding photography at The Manor House:
The Manor House, Castle Combe
Before you even arrive at The Manor House you first must pull yourself away from the delights of Castle Combe in the Bybrook Valley. It is regularly voted one of the UK’s prettiest villages and has been the location of many films including Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.
As you make your approach towards the country house, you’ll see the delights that await you. There are 365 acres of woodland and parkland to enjoy which include the stunning Italian Gardens. You can spend hours meandering the paths exploring the kitchen gardens and orchards or walking the pristine lawns in front of the Manor.
When you enter The Manor House, be ready to be swept away by its grandeur and sumptuous luxury. That is because a stay at The Manor House has all the hallmarks of a 5-star hotel that you would expect: staff providing a highly professional service, award-winning food and any of the 50 individually styled rooms are worthy places to relax and unwind.
The Michelin starred Bybrook restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere with exposed beam and chandeliers. Locally sourced produce from the kitchen gardens is a big win for being eco friendly and no food miles! Head Chef Robert Potter has 15 years of culinary experience which he brings to the table for diners at this fine dining restaurant.
Things To Do During Your Stay
There are other areas you can enjoy a drink at including the Full Glass Bar and the life and soul of Castle Combe village is the 12th Century Castle Inn! If you fancy activities to keep you entertained you can try your luck on the 18 hole championship golf course, slow down with a spot of fly fishing or speed things up with a driving experience at the famous Castle Combe race track!
All in all a stay at The Manor House will be one that you remember for its breathtaking accommodation, romantic setting, and exquisite attention to detail. If you are looking for a Manor Hous wedding photographer please do get in touch.