bride and groom in front of summer house at barley wood wedding venue

Barley Wood Wedding Photography

I love my job as a Bristol wedding photographer, as I get to work at some amazing wedding venues.  This is certainly the case when I provide Barley Wood wedding photography

Barley Wood is a renovated 18th-century country house situated in the stunning North Somerset countryside with breathtaking views of the Mendip hills.  It has two large function rooms and 11 acres of beautiful woodlands and gardens so is ideal for weddings.  And with exclusive use, you and your guests can relax and explore this stunning venue.

Barley Wood has a rich history and was once owned by the social reformer and author Hannah More who lived there with her four sisters from 1801 to 1828, where she hosted many eminent visitors.    Today, it’s not only a fantastic wedding venue but its period house, manicured gardens, ancient woodlands and unrivalled views of the Mendip Hills make it a favourite with film and TV makers and for high-end fashion shoots.   

Situated in the pretty village of Wrington, Barley Wood is conveniently located just 13 miles southwest of Bristol, half a mile from the A38 and within three miles of Bristol International Airport.  In addition to that the venue has plenty of parking onsite.  

For wedding ceremonies, you can choose an indoor ceremony or an outdoor ceremony in their beautifully landscaped gardens.  Their indoor ceremony room is bright and spacious, with large bay windows allowing views of the garden and further afield. With simple decor, you can decorate it to your taste. The ceremony room can accommodate up to 100 seated guests for a wedding ceremony and reception.  

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For outdoor weddings, the summer house is perfect.  It enjoys vast views across the Mendip Hills, that make for amazing wedding photos.  After your outdoor ceremony, you and your guests get to walk back through the beautiful gardens and up to the house.  

When I capture Barley Wood wedding photography, I love whisking my couples away for a mini photoshoot around Barley Wood’s stunning gardens and ancient woods.  My favourite images are the ones where I use Barley Wood’s unrivalled view of the Mendip Hills as a backdrop.  It’s an awe-inspiring view that’s just perfect for wedding photography.  

For larger celebrations, you can have a marquee in the garden allowing you to take your guest list up to a whopping 200. Making Barley Wood perfect for large, Asian and African weddings.   

When I capture Barley Wood wedding photography, I love that they are a dog-friendly venue.  So, if you can’t imagine your wedding without the canine members of your family present, then you don’t have to!  

Natural Barley Wood Wedding Photography

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Barley Wood underwent a restoration in 2015 and 2016 and many original features were preserved including some original wardrobes, woodwork and fireplaces.  The rest of the house has been carefully restored and styled in a way that is sympathetic to its Georgian heritage.  

Another thing I love about being a Barley Wood wedding photographer is the fact that all of the money raised from Barley Wood weddings supports the charitable aims and objectives of the YMCA providing opportunities for young people to learn develop and thrive.  Knowing that your wedding is contributing to good work to help local people is a great way to start a married life.  

brider and groom walking holding hands and smoke bombs

Relaxed Barley Wood Wedding Photography

The wedding team at Barley Wood offer a two-night wedding package allowing your close family and friends to make a full weekend of it with you.   Their package comes at a flat rate giving you hire of the entire house and garden for nights inclusive of self-catered accommodation for up to 25 guests in the main house.  And they don’t charge extra for evening guests.  

So, if you’re thinking of having your wedding at the Barley Wood then I hope this has been helpful to you.  Barley Wood is a fantastic Bristol wedding venue.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.  The most fun part of planning a wedding is getting to visit amazing wedding venues in beautiful locations.  So, get out there and have fun with it!  

Once you’ve booked the venue, you’ll need an experienced Bristol wedding photographer to capture your day with beautiful storytelling images.  If you think that could be me then feel free to get in touch

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans…  

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Martin captured our wedding at Barley Wood in a natural and non-intrusive way. He is also very creative and our photos are just AWESOME!”

Anna & Jon

Are you planning a wedding at Barley Wood and looking for an experienced and friendly wedding photographer?

Barley Wood, Wrington, BS40 5SA – Tel: 01934 861 215

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Whether you’ve chosen a rustic barn celebration, castle wedding, fusion wedding, indoor or outdoor ceremony, humanist blessing to a full church service, hundreds of guests or an intimate elopement, at home or away I would love to be there and capture your story.