punting, cricket and energetic dancing

Tom & Ellen – Homerton College

There is a palpable sense of history and academia as you wander through the streets of Cambridge and its stunning colleges; I am always intrigued by what lies within those hallowed walls and halls.

Homerton College is no exception. Originally founded in 1730 by ‘Protestant Dissenters’ for the education of young men, the life of this College started in Homerton High Street in London, before moving over a century later to its present home in Cambridge.

I was privileged for the first time in 2014 to photograph Tom and Ellen’s wedding celebrations who, with their connections to the College, enjoyed an amazing drinks reception in the Combination Room before dining in the Great Hall.

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So why is Homerton College exceptional as a wedding venue?

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One of the aspects of having your wedding celebrations in a Cambridge College is that they are all so different from one another and you and your guests often see areas of a college not normally open to the public. The Combination Room has incredible wooden doors that look out onto the Fellows’ Lawn, with the patio and gardens perfect for gatherings on a beautifully sunny day.


Abounds with History and Style

Built in 1889 the Great Hall was designed in American Gothic style with the standard medieval layout of a college hall.

History peers down through the ages from imperious portraits of previous Principal’s hanging above the wooden panelling that surrounds the walls. This is dining on a grand scale…….I particularly love being able to incorporate the portraits and panelling into the shots that I capture during the speeches, giving the day a sense of grandeur.


Intimate Options

Oh, and If you haven’t got a lot of people and want something more intimate you can also opt for the Arts and Crafts beauty that is the Fellows’ Dining Room.

Limited to use for weddings exclusively in Easter and Summer holiday periods this is a venue that remains pretty exclusive and one that I would be delighted to photograph more weddings at.

A few kind words from Tom & Ellen

“Amazing!!! We have just got home from work and seen the images….They are superb! Strangely, they have made us feel sad that the journey is over. However, on the flip side we now have an exceptionally high quality record of the best day of our lives so far.

It was was an absolute pleasure having you as part of the wedding and we cannot thank you enough for all your hard work. We shall certainly be recommending you to all of our friends! We don’t, however, look forward to the potential job of having to select the photos we may wish to include in an album as there are so many good ones to choose from!”

Getting married at Homerton College?

If you’re planning your wedding at Homerton College or elsewhere in Cambridge and like my style of unobtrusive wedding photography, get in touch by giving me a call on 0370 626 5200 or e-mail me at hello@scott-wood.uk to request my latest brochure, check my availability or to discuss your photography requirements for your day.


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