Wedding Photography at Normanton Park Hotel
With the venue just being down the road, I’m often a Normanton Park hotel wedding photographer. It is a great venue, perfectly placed on the shore of Rutland water; it overlooks the reservoir and is literally a three minute walk to the superb Normanton Church where couples often choose to have their wedding ceremony before heading back the Normanton Park Hotel.
Take a look at a selection of images I have taken – all from REAL Normanton Park hotel weddings.
Photography in Rutland
As I’ve mentioned before; Rutland offers some beautiful opportunities for photography. Rutland water is home to a wide range of activities; cycling, climbing, abseiling, canoeing, raft-building, fishing and bird watching included. Each of those give the chance for a photographer to use a really fast shutter speed and freeze and action, or use a really wide angle lens, a tripod and a slow shutter speed to capture the calmness of the water during a sunset.
Another thing which is great to do on your wedding day, and allows for some really great photography, is a tour of the reservoir on the Rutland Belle – your wedding guests will love to have a drink (and hopefully cake) on the boat as it sails around the water, giving you amazing views of the church and Normanton Park Hotel itself.
Normanton Park Hotel
Normanton Park Hotel offers a truly superb location, situated on the shores of Rutland Water, next to the world famous Normanton Church Museum. Rutland Water is Europe’s largest reservoir.
So if sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, cycling, fishing or rock climbing floats your boat, they’re perfectly placed!
A great place to stay for all the family, this delightful hotel enjoys beautiful views from the bedrooms. You’ll be staying in an original hotel building that dates back to 1829, so there’ll be plenty to feast your eyes on inside too!
Whether you’re walking, fishing, cycling or of course, sleeping, the Best Western Normanton Park Hotel is as warm and friendly a hotel as you’ll find.
Normanton Park Hotel is the remnants of the extensive manor and parkland created in the 1700’s by the Heathcote family. The Hotel boasts excellent food, beautiful water view accommodation and attentive service. The perfect venue whatever your occasion, a weekend break, dinner for two or your perfect wedding day.
Weddings at the Hotel
Normanton Park Hotel is an 18th century courtyard hotel located on the shores of Rutland Water, it offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day. Situated as the closest hotel, just a stone’s throw, to the historic Normanton Church and set within five acres of lush gardens and ancient trees, the setting is absolutely perfect for those all important pictures.
At Normanton Park Hotel they cater for many kinds of wedding, from a small intimate gathering to larger celebrations. They have something to suit all couples from packages, to tailor made plans.
The suites available for bridal prep are light and spacious – your bridesmaids and flower girls will feel relaxed while your hair stylist and make-up artist get you ready for your day.
Their Rutland suite opens to include a beautiful conservatory, with unrivalled views of the water, it exquisitely caters for weddings varying in sizes, seating up to a maximum of 120 people. The conservatory and Heathcote suite can also be used for stunning smaller scale functions. The garden area to the rear is ideal for a drinks reception as people arrive from the church. They have a wide range of accommodation available meaning that your wedding guests can make a weekend of it.
During the day, the conservatory area is ideal for speeches, with a large top table overlooking the guests. The dance floor is on the end of the suite and provides a great area for your first dance. The gardens backing onto the reservoir also make an ideal spot for relaxed couples portraits – ideally as the sun is setting!
If you’re looking for a Normanton Park hotel wedding photographer – or, indeed, any wedding photographer – then contact me today