Wedding Photographer Wotton House

Bride and groom smiling whilst they take a stroll on their wedding day at Wotton House in Surrey.I’m a wedding photographer who captures the magical moments at Wotton House in the Surrey Hills. I’ll tell the story of your big day with relaxed and beautiful photography, leaving you with lasting memories.

Weddings at Wotton House

Weddings at this country estate in Dorking are undeniably beautiful and it’s easy to see why it’s one of Surrey’s most exclusive wedding venues. As a seasoned photographer with over 12 years of experience, I’ve been fortunate to document countless marriages unfolding within the historic walls of this country estate. If you’re planning your special day here and looking for a skilled individual who will blend in and capture the special moments as they unfold, then you are in the right place!

Bride and groom kiss on their wedding day at Wotton House in Surrey.
Bride and room walking together at Wotton House in Surrey.
Reportage photography as bridesmaids are excited as they see the bride for the first time in her dress.
Two grooms laugh together on their wedding dayat Wotton House.
Bride arrives in a car for the ceremony at Wotton House.
Bride and groom laugh together on their wedding day at Wotton House in Dorking.
Bride and groom silhoutted in front of the cave in the gardens at Wotton House.

Stunning wedding venue  for pictures in Dorking

Deep in the heart of the beautiful Surrey countryside, the magnificent building is at the end of the mile-long scenic driveway. With its stunning 17th-century architecture, the hotel features Roman-style temples, bridges, caves, ponds and even a stream, all set within 13 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. There are endless opportunities for great photography with stunning backdrops as far as the eye can see!

It’s an impressive Grade II listed house featuring high ceilings and wood panelling, oozing elegance and sophistication at this private residence. Part of the De Vere Hotels group, Wotton House is highly regarded as one of Surrey’s most spectacular wedding venues. Being a professional photographer is my dream job, and as the bride and groom exchange their vows, I’ll always be on hand to freeze those special moments in time.

The word Wotton originates from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of ancient England. Their name derives from the terms wudu (which means wood) and tun (which means settlement). So you can see how this magnificent building became known as the Wotton House we know and love today. For photography, there’s a whole host of different options to choose from when getting married here that cater for your every need. From smaller intimate affairs to lavish weddings on a larger scale, the sky is the limit with this fantastic wedding setting.The Old Library set up for a wedding ceremony at Wotton House.

A bride walks down the aisle with her father in the Old Library at Wotton House in Surrey.Bride and groom stare lovingly in to each other's eyes on their wedding day in the Old Library at Wotton House.

My Focus And Approach To Photographing Weddings

As a former television cameraman, I worked on various documentaries and dramas. This experience has assisted me in crafting my photojournalistic skills, and I’m very proud to be named one of the Top 50 wedding photographers in the UK. I aim to tell your unique story with pictures that reflect your personality. You’ll be able to look back on your special day with meaningful images that depict the love and joy you felt. These moments will last a lifetime, and you can cherish these crucial memories forever.

I adopt a relaxed and calm demeanour to blend into the action. The guests hardly notice me as I move around quietly, observing the action through my viewfinder. I approach my photography unobtrusively, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the special moments without worrying about my camera. This results in a beautiful depiction of your big day, encapsulating the emotions and happiness in pictures.

Previous weddings at Wotton House

I regularly work at this magnificent Surrey venue, shooting countless weddings in all seasons. Here is a small selection of some of the weddings I’ve enjoyed capturing over the years at Wotton House in Dorking.

Please click the link below to enter the full photo galleries for each story.Bride and groom hug closely at Wotton House in Dorking.

Sherene and Horace’s wedding day was full of joy, love and emotion. They exchanged their vows in the elegant Old Library, witnessed by their closest friends and family. Once the ceremony had finished, they headed outside to a shower of confetti as the guests gathered around them in the garden. Once the newlyweds had plenty of champagne and time to celebrate, I captured the group shots with the Temple in the composition.

It was a wonderful summer day at the country estate which provided a colourful backdrop for their bride and groom portraits. Laughter and tears of joy filled the air during the speeches as their guests toasted to their happiness. It was a fantastic day, and I really enjoyed working with such a fun and relaxed couple.Bride and groom kiss on their wedding day at Wotton House.

Ashley and Sean’s wedding ceremony was held in the elegant old library. The library’s columns adorned with twinkling fairy lights provided the magical backdrop for their vows. With the rain forecast, we managed to dodge the raindrops as I led them around the beautiful gardens for some intimate pictures as their guests mingled. The opulent Evelyn Suite, a light-filled room overlooking the rear gardens, was the wonderful setting for the meal and evening celebrations. With an unexpected appearance from the singing waiters, everyone cheered and danced along to 80’s hits! Ashley and Sean then cut their cake and took to the dancefloor to kick off the party.

As the evening progressed, we headed outside for some atmospheric evening shots under the beautiful night sky. Wotton House made for the perfect setting for Ashley and Sean’s wedding and their special day was a pleasure to document with my cameras.

Bride and groom stare lovingly in to each other's eyes on their wedding day on Wotton House.

Tammy and Josh’s special day at Wotton House took place in August, and what an amazing wedding it was! Tammy got ready at home with her bridesmaids before tying the knot at the local church. Their reception unfolded with lots of excitement and memorable moments, which made for some fantastic pictures. Surrounded by their loved ones, their day radiated anticipation and excitement for their adventure ahead.

From the hilarious speeches to the dancing on the dance floor, every picture was infused with magic, illustrating their wonderful connection. Working with such a kind and friendly couple was a pleasure, and I wish them all the best on their world travels together as husband and wife.Bride and groom smiling whilst they take a stroll on their wedding day at Wotton House.

Natalie and John got married in the Autumn against the picture-perfect backdrop of the country estate. I really enjoyed working with this easy-going couple. Here are some of their magic evening shots under the starry twilight sky.Two grooms hugging in the Old Library at Wotton House.

Martin and Matthew wanted relaxed, story-telling images from their wedding photography. Their special day was a thrilling celebration of their love with their family and friends. The Old Library’s timeless beauty provided the wonderful backdrop for the ceremony, whilst the elegant Evelyn Suite was the setting for the wedding reception. Their union resonated with everyone throughout the day. Each moment, from the heartwarming ceremony to the witty speeches, resulted in excellent photos. Documenting their commitment to each other was a joy, and I’m very grateful to them for choosing me as their wedding photographer.

Bride and groom have their first dance together on their wedding day at Wotton House.

Lizzy and Tyler’s day was filled with energy and magical details! The grandeur of the mansion provided an elegant setting as they exchanged vows. Lizzy’s radiant smile, along with Tyler’s emotions of joy, made for some iconic images for them to remember their wedding by. Each element, from the tearful ceremony to their epic first dance, encapsulated the smiles of happiness as they embarked on their new journey together. It was an amazing wedding, and I’m very excited to share their highlight here.

Testimonials from Wotton House couples

I have had the privilege of capturing over 20 weddings at Wotton House and working with some wonderful couples. It’s tremendously rewarding to receive such excellent feedback, and I’m so grateful that my work is well received. In addition to the testimonials below, you can also read over 170 flawless reviews on my testimonial page.

Sherene & Horace

Bride and groom smiling whilst they take a stroll on their wedding day at Wotton House in Dorking.

Murray was the photographer at our wedding. He was recommended to us, and I’m so glad he was! Right from the very beginning, he was reassuring and gave us a good feeling that he understood what we wanted. On the day, he was so relaxed and put us all at ease too! We didn’t feel like we were on a photo conveyor belt. Murray took natural shots as we went through our day, and we were so glad to get them back, as they are amazing!! Everyone has talked about how beautiful they are, and I know we will be looking at them fondly for years to come! – Sherene & Horace

Tammy & Josh

Bride and groom hug closely on their wedding day under a twilight sky at Wotton House in Surrey.

“Thank you so much, Murray – we love the photos and can’t stop looking at them over and over!” – Tammy & Josh

Natalie & John

Bride and groom kiss on their wedding day at Wotton House.
 
Hope you are well. The photos look incredible. We are very happy with the results. Thank you for making our special day unforgettable. – Natalie & John

Ashley & SeanBride and groom hug closely on their wedding day at Wotton House.

WOW – these photos have left us speechless! You are so so talented… they are incredible, thank you very much! You have captured so much amazing detail, lovely little moments and emotions within the day. So lovely seeing everyone’s beaming smiles too! We had our families over yesterday & viewed them all on the big screen, it was such a lovely afternoon. We are so pleased we picked you as our photographer.” – Ashley & Sean

Laura & DavidBride and groom stare lovingly in to each other's eyes on their wedding day at Wotton House in the Surrey Hills.

They look absolutely amazing! You were so lovely and helpful and you really helped us organise everyone and take the best photos. You were also great at giving tips and advice and made us feel really at ease. Thank you so much, they look incredible.” – Laura & David

Lizzy & Tyler

Bride and groom stare lovingly in to each other's eyes on their wedding day at Wotton House.

“We have just been through the photos online and we cannot thank you enough. They are absolutely incredible and are a perfect reminder of the day – I think we both got a little emotional. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!” – Lizzy & Tyler

Kerri & NeilBride and groom hug closely in the Old Library at Wotton House.

“Wow! They’re amazing! So nice to come home to them after our month away – which was incredible!! Many thanks for your amazing work in capturing our day. We’re so pleased with the memories you’ve captured.” – Kerri & Neil

Shireen & AaronBride and groom cuddle on their wedding day at Wotton House Hotel.

“Murray is an exceptionally talented photographer and was very professional, helpful and nothing was too much trouble on the day. He has a very natural style which we wanted and he captures moments that you will cherish for a lifetime” – Shireen & Aaron

Lisa & AntonioBride and groom hug closely on their wedding day in Autumn at Wotton House.

“Thank you, the photos are just lovely! We couldn’t be happier and you’ve done a great job.” Lisa & Antonio

Claire & JohnBride and groom smiling whilst they take a stroll on their wedding day in Winter at Wotton House Hotel.

“Oh my god! I love them! Thank you so much! I knew from when we first met you by chance at Wotton House that it was meant to be! I’m so glad we found you to be our photographer!” – Claire & John

Hannah & ArmandBride and groom kiss on their wedding day at Wotton House wedding venue in Surrey.

“These photos are great and you have documented every detail perfectly. We are so pleased we chose you to be our photographer and you have gone above and beyond our expectations.”- Hannah & Armand

Katie & ReeceGroom kisses the bride at Wotton House.

“Murray delivered the perfect balance in his photography between style, humour, emotion and portraying our wedding with our personal touches, exactly how it felt on the day. Our wedding guests commented on how seamlessly he blended into our event, without disrupting the natural flow of our day. He reacted to the environment easily and was able to quickly capture special moments that most photographers would have missed. Murray’s own style prevailed while giving us something unique and special.” – Katie & Reece

Rashpal & KeithBride and groom have their first dance together on their wedding day at Wotton House.

“Thanks so much for capturing our day so perfectly, we really love the pictures and album” – Rashpal & Keith

Jack & SophieBride and groom kiss on amongst a sea of fairylights at Wotton House Hotel.

We booked Murray as our photographer for our Winter wedding. We were very nervous about being in front of the camera but within minutes of shooting it was like we had known him for ages; so easygoing and relaxed. The photo turnaround was very quick and the quality of the pictures is unreal. We can’t recommend him enough and thanks so much for everything!” – Sophie & Jack

Bride and groom smiling whilst they take a stroll on their wedding day at Wotton House in Dorking.Are you looking for a wedding photographer?

Wotton House is an incredible venue for taking pictures on the wedding day. If you are planning your special day at this Surrey location and looking for a photographer, I’d love to hear your wedding plans. I have developed a friendly photography style to put my subjects at ease on their big day, illustrating their emotions and feelings. From the happy tears to the joyous laughter, I want this to be depicted in your images.

Telling the story through my lens is what I’m good at, and I can blend in easily and become part of the occasion. Helping the couple to get the most from their wedding is my primary focus, as when my subjects are enjoying themselves, the photography will speak for itself with beautiful compositions. My approach to photography is very natural, with no awkward posing.

I don’t want my pictures to look overprocessed or oversaturated, and I prefer subtle hues and tones to enhance the bride and groom. I urge my couples to enjoy their special day while I document the action with my cameras.

You can see more galleries of the other weddings I’ve photographed at Wotton House and discover the venue in detail here.

Location

Address: Wotton House, Guildford Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6HS.

Phone: 01306 730000