A Countryside Secret

Childerley Hall, Cambridgeshire

Set within the flat lands and big skies of Cambridgeshire Childerley Hall is a glorious venue at which to hold your wedding. Still a private home, the walls of this Elizabethan gem once held Charles I under house arrest and, like many magnificent historic homes it’s a venue with rooms and gardens that don’t disappoint.

I’ve been fortunate to have visit on a number of occasions to photograph fantastic weddings and I’m always impressed with the immaculate stunning gardens. There are lush perfumed roses, fabulous herbaceous borders and shady orchards, and the Courtyard Loggia is a perfect place to hold an outdoor ceremony. Festooned with flowers it’s an impossibly romantic spot in which to be married; although the small private chapel is equally lovely and may give more protection if rain is imminent as it so frequently is for our beloved British climate!

wedding guests on the lawn of Childerley Hall

Time To Celebrate an Amazing day in a stunning setting.....

Enjoy champagne and canapés on the lawn. With the main hall behind and the exquisite beauty of the gardens laid before you it is English perfection that can be enjoyed before you head into the Long Barn for dining and dancing under its ancient roof.

Top 3 Essentials for Barn Venues

  • Barns can be quite dark, particularly from a photography perspective so it’s imperative that your photographer knows how to manage the light in this type of structure and be able to compensate for the natural darkness.
  • Use lots of different light sources to give you a lovely soft light. Many of my couples have used vintage style storm lanterns with candles (you can get battery operated tea lights for safety).
  • Make sure that the barn can accommodate you and your guests comfortably for dining and dancing. The nicest barn venues I have worked at have been set within beautiful grounds that people can spill out onto in fine weather.

Looking for a photographer for your wedding at Childerley Hall?

If you’re planning your wedding at Childerley Hall or elsewhere in Cambridgeshire and would love to have me there to capture your day, get in touch by giving me a call on 0370 626 5200, e-mail me at [email protected] or complete the Contact Form to request my latest brochure, check my availability or just talk through the plans that you have for your own amazing celebration.

Weddings At Childerley Hall


Bob & May