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Hestercombe Gardens Wedding Photographer

I am officially a Hestercombe Gardens wedding photographer I am proud to tell you that I
am a recommended supplier for this simply stunning Somerset garden wedding venue.
Situated near Taunton, Grade II-listed Hestercombe Gardens are nestled in tranquil
countryside and boast sweeping lawns, three (yes, count them three!) stunning historic
gardens and their iconic Ham Ston Lutyens-designed Orangery.

The fifty-acre estate of beautiful gardens and a collection of historical buildings provide me with an endless array of amazing backdrops in wedding photos. Together they form one of the most idyllic wedding locations in Somerset.

And with exclusive use, you and your guests get to relax and explore their entire grounds.
For wedding ceremonies, they offer a host of indoor and outdoor options to suit all tastes, sizes
and seasons. The most popular location for a wedding ceremony at Hestercombe Gardens is
their light-filled orangery. This iconic hamstone building designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens,
offers unrivalled views across the famous gardens and beyond to the Blackdown Hills.

It can also, be used for music, and canape and drinks receptions and can accommodate 90 seated
guests and 112 standing. When I capture wedding photography at Hestercombe Gardens, I
love it when the doors of the orangery at thrown open so guests can spill out onto the orangery lawn.

bride and groom holding a horse and their dog while kissing in front of Hestercombe gardens. Hestercombe gardens wedding photographer

Bampfylde Hall is a grand room dating back to 1680. It has high timber-framed ceilings and
light neutral interiors that you can dress to your taste. This versatile room is ideal for
ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations. It can
accommodate 150 guests for a ceremony and reception.

The Main Hall creates a dramatic environment for your wedding ceremony as you get to
make an entrance by descending their sweeping staircase to your guests seated below. It is
also an ideal location for an elegant drinks and canapes reception or for an epic evening

The last indoor option for your wedding ceremony is The Dining Room. This elegant room
has traditional wood-panelled walls adorned with classical paintings. It’s ideal for a drink
reception after your ceremony as it enjoys easy access to the Victorian Terrace. It can also
be used for your wedding breakfast.

If you’d prefer an outdoor ceremony, Hestercombe Gardens offers The Temple. Perched high
above the Pear Pond in the Landscape Gardens is this beautiful 18th-century Temple Arbour.
You say your vows inside the temple, with your guest seated on the grass in front. This
romantic hideaway is the perfect place for an idyllic outdoor ceremony.

Natural Hestercombe Gardens Wedding Photographer

bride and groom walking in front of orangery at Hestercombe gardens. Hestercombe gardens wedding photographer

Other exciting spaces at Hestercombe are The Victorian Terrace which overlooks the world-acclaimed formal gardens, with bright colours and far-reaching views of Taunton and beyond.  It’s the perfect setting for an elegant drinks and canapes reception.  And The Column Room which forms part of the original sitting room and looks over the Victorian Terrace.  It’s the perfect location for a drink’s reception for Autumn and Winter weddings.  

When I capture wedding photography at Hestercombe Gardens, I love whisking my couples away for a few minutes for a mini photoshoot around the gardens.  The enchanting lakes and cascades make an especially romantic backdrop in my images.  

When it comes to food, the in-house team of skilled chefs at Hestercombe Gardens provide elegant seasonal dining.  Creating dishes that suit your requirements.  They have a series of delicious menus using fresh local produce.  As well as a fine selection of wines from around the world to ensure your dining experience will be exceptional.   Everything from canapes to fine dining, to hog roasts and tasty street food snacks in the evening.  Your wedding food is done your way!  

For your evening celebrations Bampflyde Hall is ideal, with its high twinkling ceiling it’s a great space to dance the night away with a live band or DJ.  For those looking to take a break from the dancefloor, The Stables Bar and Courtyard has a license until midnight.  And with no neighbours to worry about.  You can all really let your hair down! 

bride and groom walking through the confetti in front of orangery at Hestercombe gardens. Hestercombe gardens wedding photographer

Experienced Hestercombe Gardens Wedding Photographer

Another thing I love about being a Hestercombe Gardens wedding photographer is that as they’re an independent charity all weddings held there contribute to their ongoing restoration work. Helping future generations to enjoy the gardens and buildings.  They also give all of their married couples a full membership for a year so that can visit and have a celebratory afternoon tea on their first anniversary.     

So, if you’re thinking of having your wedding at Hestercombe Gardens.  I hope this has been useful to you.  Hestercombe Gardens is a truly unique wedding venue but you don’t have to take my word for it.  The most fun part of planning your wedding is getting to visit amazing wedding venues in beautiful locations so have fun with it! 

Once you’ve booked this stunning Somerset venue, you’ll be looking for an experienced Hestercombe Gardens wedding photographer to capture your day with beautiful storytelling images.  Feel free to get in touch.

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans….

bride and groom walking  at Hestercombe gardens. Hestercombe gardens wedding photographer

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

Katja & Tom

Are you planning a wedding at Hestercombe Gardens and looking for an experienced and friendly wedding photographer?

Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG – Tel: 01823 413923

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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.