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Wedding photography at Hever Castle

AHP-01-7622MY FAVOURITE WEDDING VENUES - HEVER CASTLE
Once home to Anne Boleyn and probably the most beautiful small castle in England, Hever must be top of any bride's list for a wedding venue. The gardens are particularly impressive and feature
many 'garden rooms'. The gardens are so well manicured that you will be very happy walking through them dressed in your fine wedding dress and shoes. Family and friends will love it for the space and sheer ‘wow’ factor of the grounds. As a Hever Castle wedding photographer, I can say that it is a truly beautiful place to work at.

Hever Castle is a luxurious venue suitable for fine weddings and I find the photo opportunities match well my own artistic approach to wedding photography. Wedding photography at Hever castle is a photographers dream!

I have photographed at Hever many times and always look forward to weddings here.

What's great about Hever?
  • Full marks for wedding photography!
  • Use of the village for bridal preparations (The Astor Wing). The rooms are five star and there is plenty of space for the hair stylist and make up artist.
  • Huge grounds, lake and garden architecture which is superb for stunning wedding photography.
  • Many options for your wedding day, from simply having the bride and groom photography there, right through to the whole wedding day.

Any less good points?
  • The grounds being so large means quite a bit of walking but it's all so beautiful I don't think anyone will mind that.


From London, Hever is around 1.5 hours by car, and if guests are using the train the nearest station is Hever or Penshurst which are a 10 minute drive.

Hever Castle has its own car park so parking is not a problem and the wedding car will have special access to the Astor Wing where the wedding breakfast is typically held. The venue is open to the public, but the grounds are large and there most of the day is spent in the Astor wing which is exclusively yours. Once the public have gone in the late afternoon, you have the entire place to yourself. Hever is very rural and a long way from main roads and motorways and so once the evening comes, there is total peace and quiet.

The castle is moated and dates from the 13th century and I must say it is extremely well preserved. It has few signs of modernisation and yet the house and gardens are immaculately kept and the interiors are furnished with antiques from the Tudor period.

If you opt to have your ceremony at Hever castle, it will take place in the Inner Hall, which is panelled in Italian walnut. After the ceremony, photos, drinks and canapés can be enjoyed in the private gardens where you can catch up with friends, family and have some group photos. This part of the day typically occupies around and hour and a half, and is the time I will use to take bride and groom pictures. Hever Castle wedding photography photo opportunities here are both endless and stunning. There are many formal gardens, archways, promenades, lake views and much, much more where photos of the bride and groom can be taken. Once the wedding couple photos are finished, it will be time for the main wedding reception. This can take place in one of the many Tudor Halls.

If you are having dancing, this will take place in one of the garden restaurants. The staff will guide the whole wedding party through the main castle and out of the front door, over the drawbridge and across to either restaurant for your first dance where your band or DJ will be waiting for you.

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