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The Mount Without Wedding Photographer

I love my job as a Bristol wedding photographer, as I get to work at some of the most iconic venues the city has to offer and this is never more so the case than when I return to be a The Mount Without wedding photographer.   

The Mount Without is a 900-year-old Norman church situated on St Michael’s Hill in Bristol near the University.  Designated as a Grade II listed building, it suffered extensive fire damage and was sympathetically rebuilt in 2018.  Today it continues to be a gathering space to celebrate dance, art and music and maybe your wedding! 

It is believed the original church was built around 1147 and was named The Mount Without because it was built outside of the city’s walls.  And having survived two world wars and a catastrophic fire, it’s fair to say that it has certainly stood the test of time.  

Centrally located just a 20-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station and a five-minute stroll from the city’s main bus station, the venue has no parking but its location means there’s plenty of parking close by.  

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The Mount Without also known as The Church of St Michael on the Mount Without is situated right next to the ancient buildings of the university next to the beautiful Royal Fort Gardens in one of the most architecturally impressive areas of the city.  

The venue spaces consist of The Main Hall, The Crypt, the mezzanine, gardens and a 15th-century tower that flexibly caters for weddings large or small.  The blend of old scarred walls and new art installations creates a setting that is both classic and open to your interpretation.  

When I capture The Mount Without wedding photography, I love the dramatic backdrop as it makes for really grandiose group images of the wedding party that wouldn’t look out of place in Vogue.  It’s no wonder the venue is popular with TV, film and fashion shoots.

Wedding ceremonies usually take place in the impressive main hall.  With its stained-glass windows and grand culmed central throughway you really get to make an entrance.  

When you book your wedding at The Mount Without you are given exclusive use of The Main Hall, The Crypt and the gardens.  Booking comes with mood lighting, rustic trestle tables, chairs and sofas.  

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For food, the team at The Mount Without have their in-house catering team or you can choose from their preferred supplier list.  The ethos of the venue is to always use local small trusted catering businesses in Bristol, which consistently provide excellent food for weddings.

You can choose to hire The Mount Without on a dry hire basis and use a caterer of your choice.  Even on a dry-hire basis, The Mount Without will still provide the bar.  

The scale and layout of The Mount Without allow it to cater for weddings of all sizes.  With a capacity for 200 guests for a ceremony and sit-down reception and up to 300 guests for a drink reception and evening celebrations.  Making The Mount Without a great venue for large weddings.  

Evening celebrations usually take place in the atmospheric crypt.  It has enough space for its bar, plenty of room for dancing and sofas at one end for those looking to take a break from the dancefloor.  

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When you book your wedding at The Mount Without you will be allocated your wedding co-ordinator one year before your wedding date.   Your wedding planner will guide you through every aspect of planning your wedding ensuring the process is fun and stress-free.  They will be there on the day greeting and guiding your suppliers and can assist in setting up simple decorations such as candles, flowers and table plans.  When I capture The Mount Without wedding photography, I always love to see what my couples have done with the space.  

The Mount Without is a fantastic Bristol wedding venue. 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!  

So, if you’re thinking of having your wedding at The Mount Without then I hope this has been helpful to you. And if you’re looking for an experienced The Mount Without wedding photographer to capture your day with beautiful storytelling images.  Then feel free to get in touch

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans…  

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

Emily & Michael

Are you planning a wedding at The Mount Without and looking for an experienced and friendly wedding photographer?

The Mount Without, Upper Church Ln, Bristol BS2 8FN – Tel: 0117 9272483

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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.