Information about the venue
Great Fosters, near Egham in Surrey, is steeped in history and was built as a royal hunting lodge in the mid-1550s. What better place to hold your unique wedding ceremony and reception – sharing your Special Day with family and friends. The impressive Grade I listed country house is set amongst 50 acres of stunning formal gardens and parkland, and includes: well-stocked flower beds bordered by manicured hedges and topiary, a sunken rose garden with arches and pergolas around a lily pond, a Japanese wisteria clad bridge, a lake, a fountain; and is framed on three sides by a Saxon moat – all providing an idyllic backdrop for your beautiful wedding photographs. After tasteful and sympathetic renovation, Great Fosters was opened as a hotel in the 1930s and now provides the perfect wedding venue equally suited for intimate celebrations of 30 guests or less, or grand weddings of over 200 people.
For your ceremony, consider the charming Tithe Barn boasting English oak beams and a Minstrels’ Gallery -a truly romantic setting for your wedding. There is space for up to 250 guests for the reception, with drinks being served in the adjacent Painted Hall that has its own private bar. The elegant Orangery has tall arched 18th-century-style windows, and enjoys magnificent views over the magnolia lawn and gardens. Drinks can be served in the Conservatory, or outside in the gardens, weather permitting. Space here for 160 wedding guests for the ceremony, or up to 110 for the evening reception. Other choices are: the Garden Room has its own fireplace and mullioned windows overlooking the parterres, and accommodates 30 guests for the ceremony, and 18 seated guests. There is direct access to the terrace and gardens. The Clarence has floor-to-ceiling windows on one side and overlooks a walled garden. It can accommodate up to 50 people.
For somewhere a little different, from May to September, if the weather is fine, there’s the Archery Pavilion adjacent to the moat, with space on the lawns in front for 200 guests.
A complimentary four-poster room is included for the happy couple on their wedding night, and special room rates are available for the wedding guests too. So, there you are – endless romantic backdrops to choose from for your stunning wedding photographs. Treasure lasting memories of your wonderful day at this magnificent venue…..
Previous weddings at this venue
“Murray Clarke was exceptional from start to finish, one persons mission to capture our day in the best possible way with listening to our wants and needs and delivering in the final product. Both my wife and I recommend Murray to everyone we know who is getting married, having children or having an event that requires photography, for a number of reasons. Murray is reliable, understanding, patient, respectable, professional and a genuinely lovely guy. Our pictures are pricelessly perfect!” – Edd and Justine
“Oh my goodness the pictures are absolutely stunning!! Thank you so, so much! We have already looked through them three times and can’t stop smiling! It was great to have such a friendly but discreet photographer at our wedding, we cannot thank you enough, your service is impeccable.” – Charlotte & Nick
“Thank you for all your amazing work on our wedding, Omeed and I were really happy and pleased with your services and have recommended you to all our friends!” – Rebecca & Omeed
“Thanks so much for sending the link, the photos are amazing, really happy with them, thank you for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated! We absolutely love the night shots! :)” – Michelle & Ricky
“Murray was great throughout the whole process of planning the wedding, the day itself and after the wedding. He kept in close contact and was always reassuring and giving advice where needed. On the wedding day itself, we hardly even noticed he was there! He was unobtrusive but at the same time gave us guidance whenever it was needed. I really would recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for their wedding (and already have!).” – Chrissie & Joe
“You’re a fantastic photographer, no words can ever do justice to the photos you’ve produced for us” – Elvia & Jason
“Murray is so natural in his ability, he gives you utter confidence. Where Murray really shines is in his ability to capture wonderful moments, ‘looks of love’ between couples and laughter between friends. Each photo capturing the unique character of the individuals. My husband and I are a naturally shy couple but Murray managed to capture some beautiful tender moments between us that we will cherish forever. Choosing Murray was our best decision of the wedding planning process.”” – Jen & Jamie
“Thanks very much for getting these to us so quickly, its been lovely to look back and reminisce the day. You have captured some lovely shots, thank you!” – Emily & Mark
Address: Great Fosters Hotel, Stroude Rd, Egham TW20 9UR. Phone: 01784 433822
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