Sudeley Castle Wedding Photography
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Sudeley Castle Weddings
Sudeley Castle, located in Winchcombe, England is renowned as a premier wedding venue with historic charm and elegance. This exquisite castle boasts distinguished facilities, offering a variety of opulent function rooms suitable for a range of reception sizes, from intimate gatherings to larger wedding affairs. Notably, ceremonies often take place in the charmingly restored St. Mary’s Chapel or in the castle’s beautifully manicured gardens, providing a truly romantic setting. Sudeley Castle also stands out for its Almsbury Farmhouse and Castle Lodge, offering onsite accommodation for added comfort and convenience. These accommodations elegantly blend the castle’s historic features with modern necessities, ensuring a luxurious stay. The castle is surrounded by award-winning gardens and breathtaking views of the Cotswold Hills, serving as a perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Superior catering options provided by the venue complement the overall wedding experience. Overall, Sudeley Castle is the epitome of quintessential English charm, ensuring a unique and memorable celebration for all attending.
The History of Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle, located in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, boasts a rich history spanning over ten centuries, which makes it one of the most sought after wedding venues in the UK. It was built in the 15th century by Ralph Boteler, who was a baron during the reign of Henry VI. The castle gained significant prominence in 1547 when it became the residence of Katherine Parr, the final wife of Henry VIII. It was here where she remarried Sir Thomas Seymour and lived until she passed away in 1548. For a time, the castle fell into ruin during the Civil War, but in the 19th century, it was authentically restored by the Dent-Brocklehurst family, who are the current owners. Now, the castle stands as an awe-inspiring blend of both Tudor and Victorian architectures. Sudeley Castle offers a romantic and timeless setting for weddings with its breathtaking gardens and extensive grounds. Its history, uniqueness, and charm have attracted prospective brides and grooms worldwide, making it a quintessential symbol of British heritage in the world of wedding venues.
How To Find Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle is a prominent wedding venue located in the picturesque town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, England. This historic and charming castle is nestled in the heart of Cotswold Hills, surrounded by 1,200 acres of exquisite lush gardens and beautiful landscapes. It is significantly positioned near the north-west edge of the town, approximately 8 miles north-east of Cheltenham. It’s accessible via multiple transport links and is nearby many local attractions, offering an exceptional location for weddings and events that echoes timeless elegance and grandeur. Its exact postal address is Sudeley Castle & Gardens, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD.
Winchcombe is a historic market town nestled in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. It’s known for its quintessential British charm and remarkable heritage dating back to the Anglo-Saxon era. The town sits amidst rolling hills and beautiful open landscapes, offering picturesque views of the surrounding countryside. Winchcombe is home to around 4,500 residents and boasts a vibrant community, characterized by a warm and welcoming vibe. The town is abundant with remarkable architectural landmarks, including the internationally renowned Sudeley Castle, widely recognized for its stunning gardens and fascinating history. Winchcombe also possesses a wealth of cultural attractions, including its museum, art galleries, and traditional annual events that engage both locals and tourists alike. Notably, the town is a hub for hikers, with a network of pathways coursing through the breathtaking Cotswolds countryside. The local economy is primarily bolstered by tourism, though small-scale agriculture holds significance as well. Winchcombe’s blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a vibrant and captivating destination.
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Pedge Photography – Sudeley Castle Wedding Photographer
Hi, I’m Pedge – a Sudeley Castle 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.
Latest Blog Posts
Some of our latest blog posts with wedding tips and real weddings we have covered in Gloucestershire and beyond.
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Picking your Sudeley Castle 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 Sudeley Castle 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 Sudeley Castle 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!