Information about the venue
The picturesque West Berkshire village of Bradfield lies just south of the M4 motorway, and six miles west of Reading, and is home to Bradfield College, a hauntingly stunning location for your wedding ceremony. From humble beginnings as a manor house, the college has been greatly extended into the village over the years – with just six pupils in 1850 to around 700 boys and girls today. It now includes an impressive chapel, a gothic-style church, a mock Greek open air amphitheatre, and even a nine-hole golf course.
With so many varied locations to choose from, there is no end to the number of romantic backdrops available for your memorable wedding photographs. Bradfield College has a range of beautiful rooms and outdoor spaces that are exclusively yours on your special day. Take for example, the breathtaking Dining Room, one of the original rooms built within the college in 1862, and boasting wooden beams and colourful stained glass windows. Perfect for your Wedding Breakfast. This spacious room can hold 150 guests, and has a capacity of 168 for dining and 260 for your celebration party afterwards. Or the Chapel (built in 1890) where 300 guests can be seated. (Please note, though: you must be an old ‘Bradfieldian’ or a member of the college to use this chapel.)
Fantastic Wedding Photo Opportunities
For smaller, more intimate weddings, there’s The Linnell Room, a historic room adorned with magnificent paintings and views across the Quadrangle – a versatile room that is ideal for your reception drinks. Also, the Warden’s Room, with a capacity of fifty guests, opens out onto the quad and is the perfect place to relax with a drink and admire the delightful surroundings.
The Quad itself has an extensive lawn, surrounded by the impressive college buildings. More fantastic photographic opportunities here. Then there’s The Fountain Garden, another popular backdrop for wedding photographs. If you and your partner and bridal party fancy a breather, or perhaps somewhere to make those all important final adjustments before the ceremony, then there’s no better place than The Staff Bar.
So finally, if you and your partner are looking for somewhere historic and unique to exchange your wedding vows, then Bradfield College may well tick all your boxes. Choose this college and you won’t be disappointed. My stunning photographs will provide a lasting reminder of a wonderful day spent with friends and family.
For other stunning wedding ideas in and around Berkshire, take a look at some of the other weddings I’ve photographed.
Previous Weddings at Bradfield College
“The photos that you took are fantastic and really capture the day beautifully! Thanks again for everything!” – Charlotte & Rory
“Murray was fantastic from the moment he turned up. He was non intrusive, found things to take photos of when I wasn’t quite ready. He took some simply beautiful photos. We asked for more reportage as opposed to the more formal sort. He captured the day perfectly- so much joy and laughter. We are so glad we went with Murray – exquisite photos!” – Charlotte & Tom
Address: North Wessex Downs AONB, Bradfield, Reading RG7 6AU. Phone: 0118 964 4500
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