Gate Street Barn Wedding Photographer

Gate Street Barn in Bramley on a beautiful evening.A wedding photographer’s perspective at Gate Street

Set in the picturesque landscapes of Guildford in Surrey, Gate Street Barn exudes elegance in a peaceful and natural setting. I’ve been a wedding photographer for over 13 years and have captured some unforgettable moments at this rustic venue numerous times. I am continuously mesmerised by the countless photo possibilities it offers. In this post, you’ll discover the enchanting world of Gate Street Barn through my lens during several weddings. I’ll explore the venue in detail, unlocking the passageway to the unique photo opportunities available here and the extraordinary emotions that unfold in this beautiful setting.

Wedding breakfast setup at Gate Street Barn in Surrey.Rustic barn in a picturesque setting

Gate Street Barn feels like a canvas that blends the original barn’s rustic charm with the recent renovation’s modern sophistication. As a photographer, taking pictures here is like entering a venue where nature’s beauty and wedding celebrations intertwine effortlessly. Beyond the wooden fence, English Longhorn cattle leisurely roam the lush green fields, creating an aura of serenity.

The barn’s exposed original oak beams, tall vaulted ceilings, and gorgeous panoramic views across the countryside create an incredible backdrop that lends itself cohesively to both natural, intimate gatherings and more lavish weddings. The soft light streams through the large windows, casting a warm glow on my subjects throughout the celebrations. After all, photography means painting with light and working at this venue allows me to work in the most artistic way I can, with so many angles from which to shoot.

Gate Street caters to up to 150 seated guests during the day and 200 for the evening reception.

The Shepherd's Hut accomodation at Gate Street Barn.

Wedding accommodation at the barn

Gate Street offers luxurious onsite accommodation with a range of unique options.

  • The Farmhouse is a beautiful countryside gem full of character. It boasts 7 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Outside, there is a heated swimming pool with panoramic views of the scenic garden.
  • The Shepherd’s Hut offers a quaint and cosy retreat. It features a log burner and a paved patio. A private bathroom is next to the Secret Garden for the ultimate glamping experience.
  • The Hayloft features rustic wooden beams, a kitchenette, and an ensuite bathroom to create a romantic getaway for two.
  • The Stable Flat has two bedrooms with a sofa bed and overlooks the rolling Surrey Hills. This is an ideal setting for families or larger groups of wedding guests.
  • The Beech Hut is located under a tree on the grounds and offers all the modern amenities and even a dining area.
  • The Pool House is the latest offering in a secluded setting. It features a kitchen and convenient access to the Farmhouse pool and surrounding gardens.

Scenic views of the Surrey countryside overlooking Gate Street Barn.Serene surroundings make for beautiful wedding photos

As someone who is always at ease behind the camera, one of my favourite aspects of photographing brides and grooms here at Gate Street Barn is the idyllic countryside that surrounds this secluded location. The picturesque rolling hills, the tranquil meadows, the magical lanes and the winding pathways all provide an ideal solution for outdoor ceremonies and intimate portraits of the newlyweds. Each season adds a dynamic aspect to wedding photography, with colourful blooms in the springtime, rich fields in the summer, and brown and red foliage in autumn that offers a plethora of diverse photo possibilities throughout the year.

The outdoor spaces surrounding the barn, including its quaint courtyard and intimate garden, invite couples and their guests to create memories that will last a lifetime. The entrance is a fantastic avenue for the confetti photos as your guests shower you with dried rose petals upon exiting the barn. Whether it’s exchanging vows or dancing the night away, each corner of the venue is a joy to document in my photography work.

Bride and groom stare lovingly in to each other's eyes on their wedding day at Gate Street Barn in Bramley.Artistic wedding photography at Gate Street Barn

Whilst the natural surroundings are a big part of getting married at Gate Street Barn, its architectural features also contribute hugely to the thrill of documenting weddings. The barn’s interior spaces, with wooden beams and rustic flooring, boast abundant natural light that is crucial to artistic photography. Overall, this is a warm and inviting space for me to capture candid moments through the lens of my camera.

Documenting the real emotions of your special day

As a reportage photographer, I document not just pictures but real emotions that unfold on the wedding day. With its tranquil vibe, Gate Street Barn sets the tone for magical moments as I observe meaningful action. From the anticipation during the preparations to the delicate moments during the ceremony and heartfelt speeches, I’ll be on hand to record the laughter and tears to capture the true essence of your wedding celebrations.

With my candid, photojournalistic approach, I draw on years of experience as a cameraman for dramas and documentaries to focus on the natural moments that take place on the big day. Since starting my photography business over 13 years ago, my dedication to my craft has paved the way for me to become one of the Top 50 wedding photographers in the UK.

On your wedding day, I’ll blend into the environment seamlessly with my unobtrusive nature. This style enables the action to unfold naturally without guests feeling inhibited as I capture the story through my viewfinder. By respecting people’s personal space, I stay out of the way as I’m observing and then get into the action at the decisive moment to take the picture. This subtle approach to picture-taking results in a beautiful and candid record with relaxed pictures of my subjects. In my wedding images, I want people to look at ease in front of the camera as they enjoy the celebrations.

Bride and groom hug closely as they sit on a bench at Gate Street Barn wedding venue.Five-star reviews from couples

Having documented over 600 weddings so far, I’ve worked with a diverse range of couples. It’s gratifying to bring so much joy to people through my pictures, and I’m very grateful to them for inviting me to share their special day with them. On my reviews page, you can read over 170 testimonials from previous clients.

Previous Gate Street Barn weddings

Over the years, I’ve documented more than 20 weddings at this beautiful venue, and you can see the posts below. Please click the images to enter the complete gallery.

Have you set a date to get married at Gate Street Barn?

Being a wedding photographer at Gate Street Barn is an adventure of artistic storytelling amongst the timeless events of the day. The modern elegance of the renovated barn, coupled with the beautiful natural countryside, creates an enchanting backdrop for outstanding images that encapsulate the love and joy as the moments unfold. Please see my Gate Street venue page to read more about this exquisite wedding venue. If you’re looking for other barns in the area, then I’ve photographed most of them, so take a look at my Top Surrey Venue Guide to gain entry to the various alternatives.

If you like the sound of my approach, then you can see more examples of my most recent work on my blog.


Location and getting there

Address: Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Gate St, Bramley,

Guildford GU5 0LR.

Phone: 01483 894362

Gate Street Barn is situated 5 miles away from Guildford and half an hour from the M25, so it’s conveniently located for wedding guests travelling into the area.

To check my availability for your wedding at Gate Street Barn, please get in touch here.


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