bride and groom on the bridge at night at manor by the lake in cheltenham

Manor By The Lake Wedding Photographer

Being a Manor by the Lake wedding photographer is always a pleasure. Nestled in the heart of Gloucestershire in the Cotswolds in the Regency spa town of Cheltenham is Manor by the Lake, is an award-winning exclusive-use venue. It is set on 7 acres of beautiful gardens and flanked by a picturesque private lake.  Manor by the Lake is a beautiful Victorian Renaissance manor steeped in history and classical style.

The former home of Sir George Dowty, it has been restored to its 1854 status, with some of the most elegant wooden carvings and ornamental décor in the southwest of England. Exclusive use comes with guest accommodation of 12 beautifully appointed rooms sleeping up to 24 guests, allowing your wedding party to all stay the night in this fairy-tale setting. Each room is individually designed and each one comes with four poster beds, roll-top baths, spacious bathrooms and state-of-the-art facilities.  Everything you would expect from a premier Cotswold wedding venue. 

In addition to this, Butterfly Cottage is a pretty two-bedroom cottage with a private entrance and parking.  Offering you extra privacy.  It’s the ideal place for the wedding party to convene on the morning of the wedding to get ready.  Where I get to take that all-important morning of the wedding images.  After the celebrations, it is also the perfect honeymoon pad for the married couple to start their married life together.  

bride and groom walking holding hands and smoke bombs with manor by the lake behind

From small ceremonies to a full-scale celebration of up to 500 guests, Manor By The Lake can accommodate your needs and suit all faiths, cultures and religions.  And do specialise in Asian weddings working with the very best local specialist suppliers.  If you visit the Manor by the Lake website, you can download their Asian weddings wedding brochure.

Couples can choose from four distinct function rooms in the manor itself.  The largest of these spaces is The Grand Ballroom.  This spacious room has pretty French doors that open out directly onto the grounds.  The Lyderick – a majestic room with superb stained-glass windows and a magnificent marble fireplace. The Maximillian – with luxurious oak panelling and plenty of natural light, which is a perfect choice for Winter weddings. Marquerite Library – once the mansion’s library, perfect for intimate civil ceremonies of up to 35 guests

bride and groom kissing at the ceremony at The Maximillian room at manor by the lake

There are also two outdoor options: the Italian Pavilion – hidden within an Italian walled garden, and the Gazebo is perfect for summertime ceremonies. Lakeside Pavilion – located beside the manor’s famous lake, the pavilion is a magical and impossibly romantic choice. The best part is that you can choose a different room for each stage of the day’s celebrations!

Another space is worth mentioning, the Manor’s own Rock Bar! Tucked away behind a secret doorway this is a perfect place for groomsmen to relax before the wedding. For couples planning a church wedding in Gloucestershire, Manor by the Lake is ideally situated as a reception venue for ceremonies taking place in Gloucester Cathedral or Tewkesbury Abbey.

When it comes to food, Manor by the Lake has an in-house team of award-winning chefs who can whip up a fantastic feast to get the party started.  You work with them to create a bespoke wedding menu that can include everything from three-course fine dining to bacon sarnies at midnight.  From elegant canapes to friendly grazing stations.  Food that reflects you as a couple and the vibe you’re looking for at your wedding.  

When I capture wedding photography at Manor by the Lake, I love getting romantic portrait images of my couples around the beautiful grounds, by the lake and beside the grand architecture of the house particularly the manor arches.  They make amazing backdrops for epic portrait wedding photos.  

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confetti shot in front of manor by the lake

Whether you choose to have a small, intimate wedding or plan a lavish marquee celebration for 400 guests, then look no further. You’ve found a venue with an added wow factor right here and you can expect some stunning Manor by the Lake wedding photography.

If you are thinking of getting married at this venue and need an experienced Manor of the Lake wedding photographer, please get in touch. I would love to hear about your wedding plans.

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Martin captured our ceremony at Manor by the Lake in a natural and non-intrusive way. He is also very creative and our photos are just AWESOME!”

Yasmin & John

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Manor By The Lake, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6PN, Gloucestershire

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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.