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Manor By The Lake Weddings

Manor By The Lake is a picturesque wedding venue located in Cheltenham that offers luxury and sophistication to make your special day unforgettable. The venue boasts a variety of beautiful function rooms, each with their unique charm and elegance. The West Wing Ballroom is an ideal location for a grand ceremony, complete with stunning chandeliers and floor to ceiling windows that overlook the spectacular seven-acre estate. Meanwhile, the Rock Bar offers a more intimate setting for smaller gatherings. One of the key distinguishing features of this venue is the 12 acres of manicured grounds that allow for breath-taking outdoor ceremonies and wedding photography. Manor By The Lake offers luxury on-site accommodation with twelve bedrooms in the manor house, providing utmost convenience for you and your guests. The venue also features top of the range facilities like a fully stocked private bar, late license options and a dedicated wedding coordinator who ensures your day runs smoothly. With exclusive hire available, couples can truly make the estate their own. The Manor By The Lake, therefore, provides an enchanting backdrop and first-class service for a truly magical wedding experience.

The History of Manor By The Lake

Manor By The Lake, located in the picturesque town of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, boasts a rich history that spans over a century. The Manor, originally known as ‘Arle Court’, was constructed in the beautiful Victorian Gothic style in 1854 by renowned architect Samuel Daukes. For several decades, the mansion was inhabited by the affluent Harford family who were prominent in British social circles. In 1904, the manor underwent extensive renovations under the stewardship of Sir George Dowty, an illustrious aviation engineer. It was during Sir George’s era that the property acquired its lovingly maintained Japanese gardens, rich wood panelling, and elaborate plaster ceilings. Post Dowty, the Manor was graced by various illustrious owners until it was refurbished as an exclusive wedding venue in 2013. Today, Manor By the Lake is adored for its tranquil setting with its beautifully restored interiors and picturesque seven-acre gardens, serving as an idyllic backdrop for momentous occasions. It’s steeped in history, yet designed with a modern touch, ensuring that the charm of this Victorian marvel is preserved for future generations. It is a blend of opulence, history, and romance, creating an ambiance that adds high value to wedding celebrations.

How To Find Manor By The Lake

Manor By The Lake is centrally located in the picturesque town of Cheltenham, nestled within the idyllic county of Gloucestershire. Found in the very heart of England’s glorious Cotswolds, this charming wedding venue is easily accessible and holds an air of historical elegance. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Manor By The Lake is positioned just off the A40, ensuring easy access for visitors travelling from various locales. Its tranquil setting, coupled with its close proximity to the town centre, makes it an ideal location for a quintessential English wedding.

About Cheltenham

Cheltenham is a historic spa town located in the county of Gloucestershire, England. Renowned for its distinctive Regency architecture, the town is a perennial magnet for tourists and history enthusiasts alike. Founded in 1716, Cheltenham rose to prominence in the 18th century when it was identified for its mineral springs and consequently transformed into a health resort. Its prestige as a cultural hub is evident through a host of annual festivals including music, literature and science, anchored by the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse, home to the prestigious Cheltenham Festival and Gold Cup horseracing. Moreover, the town boasts two leading educational institutions, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Cheltenham College, and is flanked by the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, connoting the town’s synergy of urban vibrance and rural serenity. Cheltenham also serves as the gateway to the broader Gloucestershire, providing an excellent base to explore surrounding settlements and natural landscapes. Overall, marked by compelling heritage, vibrant cultural life and scenic surroundings, Cheltenham offers a unique blend of traditional and modern influences that makes it a significant highlight in the Gloucestershire locale.

Pedge Photography – Manor By The Lake Wedding Photographer

Hi, I’m Pedge – a Manor By The Lake wedding photographer passionate about storytelling. My style is all about visually representing the essence of your special day by capturing natural moments brimming with emotion, love, and laughter. I deeply value the significance of family and prioritise capturing those cherished moments with grandparents, children, and other loved ones. Recognising the rarity of such large family gatherings, I ensure no moment is missed.

My Wedding Photography Style

I’m adaptable to various lighting conditions and have all the necessary tools to photograph weddings in any setting. I’m confident handling group shots and guiding couples in posing, ensuring everyone feels at ease. My photography style is characterised by punchy colours, vibrance, and contrasts, but I always maintain a balance to avoid over-saturation. Above all, I aim to deliver high-quality images that encapsulate memories and love while ensuring everyone has fun in a relaxed environment.

Client Reviews

What previous clients have said about my work as a Cotswolds Wedding Photographer.

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Picking your Manor By The Lake Wedding Photographer- why Pedge Photography?

Besides the fact that you are getting a highly professional, experienced, and creative photographer who will capture all of the special moments of your wedding day, family and friends, you are getting someone that goes in to each wedding knowing that every couple is unique and that all weddings deserve their own twist and personality, rather than be provided a conveyor belt experience. I take great pride to subtly merge into your day and to be approachable for all your guests. The Cotswolds is an area I grew up in and I am all too familiar with everything the region has to offer. 

What products do you offer as a Manor By The Lake Wedding Photographer?

This can bespoke based on your needs. All packages include a digital gallery in which you, your family and friends can enter with a password and download to any device. On top of this, you can also purchase prints, framed goods and albums through the digital gallery. If you would like me to build you an album, I offer an additional album package as well. Other bits, should you wish to choose them, include a pre-wedding shoot in the cotswolds or a second photographer for your wedding day.

How long do you stay with us for our Manor By The Lake wedding?

I’m an all day photographer and will be with you from roughly two hours before your ceremony until at least the first dance ( and beyond – got to catch all those drunk friends cutting some shapes on the dancefloor!).

Will you travel beyond the Cotswolds for our wedding day?

Of course! Although I describe myself as a Cotswolds wedding photographer, I am happy to travel beyond. Drop me a message to find out more!

Get In Touch

Get in touch if you’re looking for a Manor By The Lake Wedding Photographer – here’s my contact page.