The Old Rectory House Wedding Photography
In September 2019 I had the pleasure of capturing Katy & Dan’s wedding celebrations at the fantastic Old Rectory House Hotel in Redditch.
Tucked away behind large trees and away from the main road, despite being in a large town, it feels totally secluded; like you’re a million miles from anywhere. It’s a wedding venue which doesn’t feel like a wedding venue. The perfect place to really get away from the world for the day and relax with your closest family and friends as you get married and being an Old Rectory House Wedding Photographer is a real pleasure.
Here are some images from Katy & Dan’s wedding day.
THE OLD RECTORY HOTEL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Being able to stay at the venue the night before is a real selling point and means the morning is very relaxed knowing you won’t need to go anywhere all day. Katy’s prep took place in the bedrooms while Dan and his best man arrived about an hour before the ceremony to greet guests.
The ceremony took place in The Orangery, which is a photographers’ dream with so much natural light coming in. The Orangery doubles as the wedding breakfast room and is turned around while guests enjoy the drinks reception on the front lawn. Magician Gavin Parsons entertained as everyone relaxed outside in the autumn afternoon sun. Evening entertainment was provided by both a live band, The Vegas Hooligans, and a casino. I’ve seen a casino on a few occasions now, and they are always a big hit with guests. If you’re wondering how you can entertain your guests at your wedding I have written a blog with some ideas which you can read here.
The night was rounded off with some sparklers, ideal for non-summer weddings when the evenings are darker and a huge pile of Krispy Kreme donuts, which I was very happy to sample and I can confirm they were excellent.
A WEDDING VENUE THAT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE A WEDDING VENUE
The Old Rectory is a privately owned quintessential English country house hotel in Redditch, tucked away in the heart of Worcestershire. Some areas were updated in 2017 meaning it’s able to host a modern wedding whilst still training it’s charm. When not catering for weddings on an exclusive use basis, it functions as a restaurant and conference venue. The staff were fantastic to work with on the day. The staff at any venue are the key to any wedding running smoothly and Lindsey and her staff were on top of everything whilst keeping a low profile. The style of the house means the day didn’t feel very wedding-y, which was just what Katy and Dan wanted for their celebrations.
Katy & Dan’s suppliers:
If you are getting married at The Old Rectory House and would like your day captured in a documentary style as I have done for Katy & Dan please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.