The Barn at Upcote Wedding Photography
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The Barn at Upcote Weddings
The Barn at Upcote, located in the stunning Cotswold countryside near Cheltenham, offers an elegant and timeless backdrop for weddings. This exquisite venue boasts a collection of beautifully restored barns, offering a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern amenities. The Threshing Barn, the venue’s largest and most versatile function room, can accommodate the wedding ceremony as well as the reception. The 400-year-old Sheep Shed is used for civil ceremonies, offering an intimate setting with its exposed beams and exceptional views over the farm. Complementing these spaces are the Barn’s excellent facilities including a cosy bar area, private dressing room, and vast landscaped areas for photo opportunities. On-site accommodation is also available, comfortable and tastefully decorated to ensure a pleasurable stay. The Barn’s distinguishing features include its Cotswold stone buildings, unique water features, and stunning panoramic views of the area. These elements together with the personal service provided by the dedicated staff create a tailor-made and unforgettable wedding experience at The Barn at Upcote.
The History of The Barn at Upcote
Situated amidst the serene beauty of the renowned Cotswold Hills in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The Barn at Upcote is a unique wedding venue with a fascinating history. The Upcote Farm, home to The Barn, can trace its roots back to the 17th century, though the date of original construction is unrecorded. The traditional Cotswold stone barns, crafted with an elegant blend of modernity and antiquity, weren’t repurposed as a wedding venue until the 21st century. In 2012, the Stewart family, current owners of the estate, embarked on an ambitious project to restore and improve these charming historic barns. Their vision was to highlight the barns’ rich character, while ensuring that the venue catered to both contemporary and classic tastes. Extensive renovations, whilst maintaining the original structural qualities, transformed these long-standing barns into a versatile celebration ground in 2016. Since then, it has witnessed countless matrimonial ceremonies and receptions. The Barn at Upcote, today, stands as a testament to the delicate balance of respecting heritage while embracing change, offering an idyllic location for couples to cherish one of the most memorable events in their lives.
How To Find The Barn at Upcote
The Barn at Upcote wedding venue is situated in the idyllic English countryside of Cheltenham, in the county of Gloucestershire. It can be found tucked away in the serene Cotswold Hills, just a few miles north of Cheltenham town centre. The venue enjoys the peace and privacy of being off the beaten track, yet is conveniently accessible, being only a short distance from major transport links such as the M5 and A40. It offers an exquisite rural setting surrounded by acres of beautiful farmland, making it an enchanting spot for special occasions.
Cheltenham, a town within the county of Gloucestershire in South West England, is a remarkable destination famed for its regency architecture and prestigious cultural festivals. The town, situated on the edge of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is surrounded by undulating hills and scenic landscapes. Cheltenham is often referred to as ‘The Festival Town,’ a title earned through hosting several annual events that draw international recognition, such as the Cheltenham Literature Festival, Music Festival, and the Gold Cup horse-racing event of the Cheltenham Festival. The town boasts numerous listed buildings of Georgian design, with the iconic Promenade considered one of the most beautiful streets in Britain. Home to several educational establishments, including the renowned Cheltenham Ladies’ College, the town in also known for its dedication to arts and education. Furthermore, it provides an array of leisure activities, from exploring the Wilson Art Gallery and Museum to relaxing in its beautifully maintained parks and gardens. Steeped in history yet vibrantly contemporary, Cheltenham embodies a unique blend of tradition and individuality that sets it apart as an appealing locale in England.
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Pedge Photography – The Barn at Upcote Wedding Photographer
Hi, I’m Pedge – a The Barn at Upcote 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 The Barn at Upcote 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 The Barn at Upcote 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 The Barn at Upcote 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!