Our venue has an incredible variety of backdrops for your wedding images from the seventeenth century fortified house and its extensive gardens with a pond and apple orchard, to the banks of the River Deveron where you’ll find an old railway carriage and abandoned school pavilion.
The garden is relaxed and informal with many different spaces and features, from the ancient arch to a fountain, swing and a wild flower bank. There is a pond between the house and the barn and a stream that runs through the grounds (that also generates green energy from our mini hydro).
The surrounding landscape varies from open pastures and mature woodland to the river – half a mile of the Aswanley drive runs alongside the river. The banks are full of beautiful wild flowers and grasses – pink campion, cow parsley, willow herb, meadowsweet and cranesbill. The fields next to the river may be full of golden barley or grazing sheep depending on the time of year.
We have kept many elements of the old farmyard charm – the stables, old barn doors and Victorian stonework elevate group portraits – and we have plenty of space if you want to bring unusually large wedding props; we’ve had a tractor, horse, rally car and Tardis!
A range of photographers come to Aswanley, from modern, alternative, documentary photographers to more traditional wedding photographers. Have a look at the following wedding photographers’ blogs to give you an idea of the different styles of wedding photography, as well as the scope of our venue:
- Emma Lawson: Rebecca & Tarik’s Summer Wedding 2019
- Jen Owens: Loretta & Darren’s Summer Wedding 2019
- Hayley Fraser: Rachel & Gordon’s celestial-inspired Autumn Wedding 2018
- Donna Murray: Claire & Neil’s Autumn Wedding 2018
- Nicola Stewart Felicity & Callum’s rainy Winter Wedding 2018
- Vivienne Elizabeth: Jessie & Cameron’s Summer wedding 2018
- Emma Lawson: Rachel & Mathew’s DIY Summer Wedding
- Suzanne Li: Ruth & Tim’s idyllic Summer Wedding
- Chris Henderson: Jayne & Mike’s Spring wedding 2018