Owlpen Manor Wedding Photography
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Owlpen Manor Weddings
Owlpen Manor, proudly located in Uley, offers a quintessential Cotswold wedding experience with its remarkable blend of historical elegance and stunning parklands. This venue, with nine cosy yet luxurious cottages, provides accommodation for up to 40 guests, ensuring a comfortable stay. The Manor house and estate offer a range of facilities to cater to every need, from the atmospheric Cyder Barn – a 15th-century landmark perfect for intimate evening celebrations – to the Marquee in the Garden, ideal for hosting larger receptions. Weddings at Owlpen Manor are unique, as the ceremonies predominantly occur in the Holy Cross Church, a charming 12th-century chapel nestled within the manor grounds. Alternatively, the Great Hall in the Manor itself is an opulent option for civil ceremonies. Distinguishing features of weddings at this venue include the vast, picturesque grounds perfect for photography and memorable pre-wedding events, combined with exceptional fine dining and a personalised service. Owlpen Manor undoubtedly makes for an idyllic rural retreat, fusing history, grandeur and an unmistakable charm that beautifully encapsulates the essence of a traditional English wedding.
The History of Owlpen Manor
Owlpen Manor, nestled in Uley, Gloucestershire, boasts a fascinating history, playing a pivotal role as a luxurious wedding venue esteemed for its timeless elegance and charm. It is a quintessential English country manor, established during the early Tudor era around 1460, known for its exceptional architectural design and illustrious heritage. Steeped in history, this Manor has passed through the hands of several prominent families over the centuries, including the Daunt family who presided over it for more than three centuries. Intricate decorative pieces from the Tudor, Elizabethan, and Regency periods grace its elegant interiors today, further enhancing its appeal. It was under the proprietorship of the Mander family, in 1974, that Owlpen Manor blossomed into the in-demand wedding venue it is today, an idyllic setting for couples seeking to infuse their special day with historical significance and timeless elegance. The property’s picturesque gardens, breathtaking vistas, and intimate Cyder House enhance its allure as the perfect location to tie the knot. Today, Owlpen Manor stands not only as a testament to British architectural and cultural heritage, but also as a venue of preference for couples looking for a touch of historical grandeur in their wedding celebrations.
How To Find Owlpen Manor
Owlpen Manor, a charming and historic wedding venue, is nestled serenely within the scenic village of Uley in Gloucestershire, England. This idyllic manor sits comfortably amidst the lush landscape of the Cotswold Hills. Its location allows for enchanting views over a valley dotted with ancient woodlands and verdant meadows. Gloucester, Cheltenham, and Bristol are the nearest cities, with superb transport connections ensuring effortless accessibility. Hence, Owlpen Manor not only showcases England’s rural beauty but also combines the benefit of city proximity, making it a desirable destination for memorable celebrations.
Uley, situated in the Cotswold Hills in the county of Gloucestershire, England, is a town imbued with fascinating history and remarkable natural beauty. This quintessential English village, nestled in the Uley Valley, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes encompassing rolling hills, verdant fields, and serene woodlands. It is reputed for its ancient prehistoric site – ‘Uley Bury,’ an impressive Iron Age hill fort offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The town also boasts the ‘Hetty Pegler’s Tump,’ a significant Neolithic chambered tomb, exhibiting the richness of the area’s archaeological heritage. Uley’s built environment flaunts traditional Cotswold architecture with structures dating back to the 17th Century. The parish church, ‘St Giles Church,’ is a striking feature of the town. Furthermore, Uley was once an industrious part of England, with its former breweries, wool trade, and its proximity to the Severn River, that facilitated widespread trading. It was also celebrated for the production of the fabled ‘Uley Ales’ in the 19th Century. Today, Uley is a quaint yet thriving community with local facilities like community shops, a post office, and schools, offering an appealing balance of tranquillity and vibrancy.
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Pedge Photography – Owlpen Manor Wedding Photographer
Hi, I’m Pedge – a Owlpen Manor 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.
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Picking your Owlpen Manor 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 Owlpen Manor 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 Owlpen Manor 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!