Where should I start when talking about my sheer excitement of a Beaumont Estate wedding?
Could it be the 40 acres of landscaped grounds, the stunningly restored Grade II listed chapel with it’s stain glassed windows which create a warm glow whilst you and your loved ones enjoy your wedding breakfast; it’s historical background dating back to the 18th century with visits from the Queen Elizabeth II? And let’s not forget the £12 million major refurbishment, providing luxurious bedrooms, chic conference and meeting rooms, and sociable restaurant and bars areas with a welcoming atmosphere?
Unsurprisingly, It’s all of the above PLUS the incredible wedding team that work tirelessly with couples’ to realise their wedding dreams into a reality. It’s why I get excited whenever I get the chance to photograph a Beaumont Estate wedding.
Beaumont Estate is situated 3 miles from Windsor Castle and it’s popular family attractions; LegoLand, Ascot and Windsor Race Courses, Windsor Great Park, Saville Gardens and Berkshire Polo Fields (the official home of England Polo).
There are regular boat trips along the Thames departing from Windsor, or why not hire your own rowing boat for a lazy afternoon exploring the rivers edge. For those who want to shop, Windsor town has a great selection of boutiques to browse and a great cafe culture when you need to rest and refresh.
I have been fortunate to photograph a number of Beaumont Estate weddings over the years, from the crisp chill of Winter through to the long hazy days of Summer. Each season offers something different. During the Winter the ambience in the chapel is ethereal and for a large space it always feel welcoming.
The arrival of Spring sees blossom trees, daffodils and the first sign of the lily pads emerging on the water feature to the rear. By Summer the lily pads are in full bloom, a green wall of ivy which pops against the background of the White House and the enchanted wooded area (I’m not actually sure what this bit is called but it feels enchanted to me) provides colour and welcome shade for couples photographs.
Autumn is one of my favourite times at Beaumont Estate as the warm, rich colours really take hold and the pop of green ivy in the White House is now a mix of vibrant oranges and reds.
Planning your wedding at Beaumont Estate you have a wonderful choice of spaces. The venue is licensed for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The Beaumont Suite can hold up to 150 guests for your ceremony. The room is decorated in a chic boutique light colours and the floor to ceiling windows ensure no shortage of natural light.
There are two options for your wedding breakfast. The Chapel, with it’s stunning stained glass windows and ornate painted ceiling, is a real show stopper and can seat up to 160 guests. The Hampton Suite is an elegant space with floor to ceiling windows and direct access out to the manicured lawn area, this room can seat up to 150 guests for your wedding breakfast.
For larger weddings and celebrations, the Hanover Suite is the perfect choice, it has lot’s of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows and can accommodate 550 guests.