21/08/2020 | Wedding

50 Wedding Photo Opportunities Around Farnham Castle

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Your wedding day will pass by in a flash, but your photographer will capture gorgeous images at every stage. We’ve listed 50 amazing location ideas in and around Farnham Castle in Surrey for your wedding photographer to snap pictures of you as a couple throughout the day and night.

Wedding venues are all unique in their own right, and whether you choose a barn, a stately home, a marquee or a Castle wedding venue, there will always be plenty of areas to explore with your photographer when it comes to capturing beautiful moments to treasure digitally or in an album for many years to come.

Farnham Castle in Surrey sits in 5 acres of landscaped gardens, hosting weddings with guest numbers ranging from 30 to 300. We’re located on a large footprint, which provides couples with amazing wedding photography opportunities during their celebrations.

Having captured dozens of couples’ weddings at Farnham Castle in the past, Vicky and Phil from Senior Mac Photography gave us their comments on their favourite location to capture a newlywed couple on camera around the venue. “There are so many inspiring locations for taking wedding portraits at Farnham Castle, both inside and out, but our favourite spot has to be from the top of the incredible 900 year old Keep. The gorgeous stonework and breath-taking views are just stunning and with a little luck it’s the perfect spot for capturing a wedding day sunset.”

Recommended Wedding Photography Locations Around Farnham Castle

Below, we’ve listed our top 50 locations to take photographs with your photographer, in and around Farnham Castle.

    1. Sitting on the Fox’s Steps of Wayneflete Tower
    2. Bridal party excitement and preparation upstairs in the Gatehouse
    3. In the lovely Rose Garden with the Bishop’s Chapel behind you
    4. In the courtyard in front of the wall of ancient wisteria in full bloom
    5. On the historic steps leading up to the Castle Keep
    6. On the Great Lawn with the Castle behind you, during the day
    7. …..and the same shot at sunset
    8. On the bench under the pergola in the Castle grounds
    9. Shots of the groom with his party in the Tindle Bar
    10. With any of the historic art work inside the Castle
    11. A birdseye view looking down on the wedding party from Waynflete Tower
    12. Walking down the aisle in any one of Farnham Castle’s 7 wedding ceremony locations
    13. Wedding speeches in front of the historic Great Hall fire place
    14. Romantic images on the red carpet of The carved oak Great Stair
    15. Relaxing in the window seats below the beautiful Great Hall stained glass windows
    16. The Gatehouse sitting room as the bridal party reacts to the first glimpse of ‘the dress’
    17. Standing below the romantic arch of the Fox’s Steps
    18. A group shot on the lawn with your full wedding guest list with the Castle as the backdrop
    19. Family portraits on the Great Lawn
    20. Greeting evening guests at the Wayneflete Tower entrance
    21. Strolling alongside the East Wall path from the Great Lawn up to the Rose Garden
    22. At the altar during your Chapel wedding ceremony
    23. The magical ‘confetti shot’ on the Fox’s Steps
    24. Guests mingling on the Great Lawn during your drinks and canape reception
    25. Tossing the bridal bouquet from the Gallery balcony
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    1. Standing in front of the cream doors on our Waynflete building
    2. Anywhere on the Castle Keep with the incredible views of Farnham Park behind you
    3. On the East Lawn with the historic Castle Moat Walls behind you
    4. Outside the pretty white gates of the Gatehouse
    5. In the middle of the Great Lawn with the view of Farnham Town behind you
    6. Your first kiss as a married couple
    7. On the Stone Hall steps, in front of the imposing Hall doors – especially beautiful with a curtain of fairy lights
    8. In front of our iconic blue door at the Postern Gate to Farnham Park
    9. Walking in to the Great Hall for dinner as newlyweds
    10. Champagne toast to the ‘happy couple’ with every guest standing in your honour
    11. Dancing with guests late into the evening
    12. Looking up at the stars from your outdoor reception
    13. Fun snaps with guests playing lawn games
    14. In the characterful courtyard
    15. Enjoying amazing street food at the evening reception in The Stone Hall
    16. Your final menu tasting with Farnham Castle’s team of chefs ahead of the wedding breakfast
    17. Toasting your marriage in the Gallery Bar
    18. From the highest viewpoint within the Castle Keep overlooking the Castle and Farnham
    19. With a backdrop of beautiful rose covered walls, beyond the Castle gates
    20. In the beautiful Guildford (Honeymoon) Suite
    21. Cutting the cake in the Stone Hall
    22. Standing on the galleried landing looking down on the stunning Great Hall decorated with beautiful flowers and twinkling fairy lights
    23. On the East Lawn with the impressive Keep Wall as a back drop
    24. Your first dance as a married couple on the chequered dance floor in the Great Hall
    25. Walking across the Great Lawn – the ultimate, must-have wedding photograph at Farnham Castle


Photographer Hannah McClune and her team also love photographing at the historic wedding venue in Surrey. “We are absolutely spoilt for backdrops around the grounds at Farnham Castle! Because there are so many stunning options it is fantastic to aim to have a mix of settings to give you a really varied wedding photo gallery” said Hannah.  The top five places Hannah’s team love to include when working with a couple at Farnham Castle are:

      • “Exploring the Keep. We always take a walk with the bridal party, it makes for such a fun setting for your friends group shots.”
      • “The Gatehouse. Beautifully light inside for your bridal prep, it also makes a gorgeous backdrop for shots of you walking across the gravel with your bridesmaids, ready to get married! We always sneak lots of natural shots from the Fox’s Steps of you coming over!”
      • “The view over Farnham. Being at the top of the hill gives such a unique backdrop over the pretty town.”
      • “Getting up high! The mezzanine floor above the great hall is perfect to get some birdseye view shots of your meal and especially the dancing action!”
      • And Hannah’s personal favourite… “I once had a tour by the talented gardener at Farnham Castle and he showed me some of the best spots, right at the back of the garden to capture the ultimate shot of the newlyweds and the Keep.”

As you can see, Farnham Castle is the perfect wedding venue to capture gorgeous and unusual wedding day photography, but there’s nothing better than seeing the venue in person. We’d love to show you around, so if you’re looking for a versatile wedding venue in Surrey with stunning grounds, accommodation, an in-house team of chefs and experienced Wedding Specialists to help plan your day, we would love to hear from you.

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Image Credits: Elizabeth Jayne Photography, Annamarie Stepney Photography, Hannah McClune Photography, Senior Mac Photography, Studio Rouge Photography, Tell Your Story Photography, Tony Hart Photo, Voyteck Photography