Maunsel House Wedding Photographer

The Perfect Wedding Venue?

Maunsel House could be the perfect setting for an English country house wedding. Nestled in 100 acres of Somerset parkland, it has wonderful reputation. It’s described as ‘famous for being a party house’ with historic links dating back to Alfred the Great. It really offers the perfect venue for the kind of unscripted candid photographs that I specialise in as a documentary wedding photographer. So when Becky and Ross asked me to provide their Maunsel House wedding photography, I couldn’t wait!

An Historic party house

Parts of the house pre-date 1066. Additions have been made throughout the last few hundred years. It does offer a multitude of opportunities for interesting photography. It is also a very challenging place to photograph late in the year. As the light fades the colour balance between the atmospheric artificial light and the cool Somerset Autumn and Winter light makes an interesting mix. So this late October wedding had plenty of challenges, photographically speaking. Watching how the light falls in some of the elaborately decorated rooms gave me a great canvas for capturing those real moments.

The humanist wedding ceremony in the Ball Room featured a fantastic male voice chorus, The Rivertones, during the proceedings. After which the guests were able to enjoy some of the House’s gardens and surrounding countryside. It was then back inside for the wedding breakfast and speeches. I made use of the little pools of light and nooks and crannies around the house being sure I focussed on the relationships and interactions of the guests. The mansion has a certain eclectic charm that I hope I’ve caught in these images.

Enjoy this style of Maunsel House wedding photography?

I hope you enjoy some of my favourite shots from the day. Do please get in touch if you’re thinking about Maunsel House for your wedding.  Check out my wedding portfolio for more of an insight my photographic approach. For other great wedding venues in the area, have a look at some Sherborne Abbey Wedding Photography or The Tithe Barn in Symondsbury, or Orchardleigh House wedding photography.

Maunsel House outside viewMaunsel House wedding photograph of wedding guests in the barBridesmaid having makeup appliedBridal preparations at Maunsel HouseBride and bridesmaid practice their entranceWedding dress being fastenedBlack and White photo of brides preparationsBlack and white photograph of a bride holding handsBrides head dress being fittedMaunsel House Wedding photograph brides preparationsBride ready for her wedding in SomersetBlack and white photograph of brides dadBride being hugged by her bridesmaidReflection of a bride and bridesmaids on the stairsmono picture of a nervous groomMaunsel House Wedding Photographybride and groom sitting in the ceremonyHands being tied at a humanist ceremonyBrides mother laughingBlack and white picture of a male chorusWedding ceremony ring exchangeBride and groom kiss after getting marriednewly married couple are served champagneMaunsel House wedding photograph of bride and groomwedding guest enjoying a swing in the garden at Maunsel HouseBride hugs a wedding guestWedding guests inside at maunsel houseblack and white photo of wedding guests chattingcolour photo of wedding guests watching a choirguest with funny expressionguests chat under a paintinggroup of people peer through a doorMaunsel House wedding photograph of guests in the dining roomfunny expressionbride and groom walking in the yard at maunsel houseladys hand on a mans backpainting of a horse rider through the reception windowtwo men talking at maunsel houseFather of the bride giving speechFather of the Bride gives a toast to the bridebride listens to her grooms speechwedding reception seen through a doorwayNight view of Maunsel House in Somerset

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