• The Old Palace, Hatfield House Wedding, Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire wedding photographer Zoë Cooper

Hatfield House Wedding Photography at The Old Palace, Hatfield House

I love weddings at The Old Palace, Hatfield House. The Banqueting Hall there has an impressive claim to fame. It was once the childhood home of Elizabeth 1st. And as Queen of England she chose to hold her Council of State meetings in the vast hall.

Nowadays, The Old Palace at Hatfield House has the reputation as one of the most popular wedding venues in Hertfordshire.

Put simply, it has the wow factor. Not only for its history, which has always been a great talking point for wedding guests. But, the vast hall can accommodate wedding ceremonies and receptions, in addition to stunning landscaped gardens.

As a result there is no additional travel for guests, everything is essentially under one roof.

As their recommended wedding photographer, I am very lucky to have photographed lots of weddings at Hatfield House. And I was thrilled to be back for Tracey and Ville’s wedding day.

Ville’s family had travelled from Finland for his wedding day. This was a multinational wedding with readings and speeches delivered in Finnish and English to represent the two families.

After the ceremony guests went outside for the drinks reception. Meanwhile Tracey, Ville and I headed to the landscaped gardens for some photos.

The umbrellas that Tracy had purchased ‘just in case’ came in handy as the drinks reception came to an end. Then we all made our way back to The Banqueting Hall for dinner.

What’s the best bit of a wedding to photograph?

I have been asked many times what my favourite part of a wedding day is to photograph. Without hesitation, it’s the dance-floor.

A wedding day can have so many formalities everyone is ready to let loose by the evening reception. Tracey and Ville’s wedding day was in contrast a very relaxed and fun day. So I knew I was in for a treat on the dance-floor in the evening, and the guests did not disappoint. All I needed to do was get ready to capture the action.

Wedding ceremony & reception held at:
The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts.

Information on lawn house can be found at https://www.lawn-house.com

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