Hatfield House Wedding
As a Hertfordshire wedding photographer, I get to photograph weddings in lots of beautiful venues. The Old Palace at Hatfield House, is one of my favourites. Especially because it offers couples the grandeur of a venue that is uncompromised should the great British weather confine guests indoors.
Spring 2019 had some of the hottest days on record for that time of year, unexpected cold spells, hail and torrential rainfalls. Rosie and Oliver’s wedding in May 2019 appeared to offer up all of these in one day.
As Hatfield Houses’ recommended wedding photographer, I am very lucky to photograph many weddings at The Old Palace.
Hatfield House’s Banqueting Hall is steeped in history. Used as a nursery to the three children of Henry VIII, and where Elizabeth 1st spent her childhood. Eventually, she would be held here under house arrest until she finally succeeded the throne. In her reign as Queen of England she held Council of State in The Banqueting Hall under the same roof as Rosie and Oliver’s wedding reception.
Lawn House is a recent addition to the Hatfield House estate. The 15-bedroom guest house overlooks the estate’s park and farmland. And is ideal for your morning preparations when your wedding venue is Hatfield House.
Their wedding ceremony was held at St Ethaldreda’s Church which sits only a few steps from Hatfield Houses’ Old Palace. Dating back to the 13th century, St Ethaldreda’s is a perfect choice for couples who wish to have a religious wedding service, with their wedding reception being held at Hatfield House.
From the sunshine of the morning, the grey clouds quickly loomed and the rain began to fall just before the start of the ceremony.