A very nice perk of photographing weddings means we get to see and take pictures in some pretty amazing locations.
South Farm in Royston, Hertfordshire, is certainly no exception – a truly stunning venue! It was brilliant to amble round there earlier this week, in the glorious sunshine, for our pre-wedding meeting with the lovely bride and groom-to-be.
As you can see from the pictures, we’ll be spoiled for choice on the day – with its glorious greenery; lakes; gypsy caravans and colourful flowers; there are also some plush rooms and a staircase inside the main house, good for a Plan B should it rain, but may take advantage of in any case for certain shots as it’s so charming.
The bridal suite is fab; on two floors with huge windows, making it wonderfully light and airy for the “getting ready” shots of the bridal party. So spacious … with a comfy lounge, kitchen area and bathroom downstairs, and the bedroom on the first floor, and a slatted staircase linking the two – lots of photo opportunities here 🙂
The wedding itself, weather permitting (please, please!!!) is to take place outside on the large lawn in front of the house. The happy couple will say their vows in the summer house on one side of a small lake, with their guests watching on from across the water. It’s good to know there is the option of using the Old Dairy for the ceremony in case of rain. Ceremonies at the venue sometimes take place in the Tudor Barn, or, for smaller weddings, in the Drawing Room.
There is a large courtyard area, ideal for taking the large group shots, as we are able to access one of the bedrooms to get a high viewpoint … ahaha no hiding at the back then 😉 Then so many different nooks and crannies for taking the newlyweds for their romantic shots – as I said, spoiled for choice!
The wedding breakfast and reception takes place in the barn, which is a good size and very well lit.
There are lots of rooms for your guests to stay – including the gypsy caravans, and plenty of space for camping too. And of course there is the added joy of seeing all the farm animals!
So if marriage is on your mind and you’ve yet to find a venue, South Farm is definitely one to consider.
We’re very much looking forward to it 🙂 I’ll report back after the event!!