Wedding photography at Chilston Park Hotel
Situated in the beautiful Kent countryside near Lenham, Chilston Park Hotel promises to be a fantastic wedding venue. I have worked here at this Grade 1 listed building many times and the Chilston Park hotel and grounds offer so many good locations to photograph the bride and groom. Once you drive down the tree lined entrance road you start to enjoy your first view of the hotel and lake. Situated in twenty two acres of parkland the hotel offers lovely gardens. There is even a giant chess game near the lake for those fun wedding shots of the bride and groom.
Weddings can be held in the orangery or one of the other main rooms within Chilston Park hotel. Most brides choose to stay and get ready at the hotel and they are spoilt for choice with many suites and rooms available. Each one of these rooms offers to be a beautiful backdrop for the pre-wedding photographs. The groom and best man may also stay at the hotel and can enjoy a drink in one of the bars before the wedding. Once they are ready I would normally photograph the groom and best man outside using the Chilston Park hotel as a background. After talking to the wedding officials I would then go and do the bridal shots and the bridesmaids etc in the room. There is a lovely stairway in the middle of the hotel for some pre-wedding shots. This area can also be used for groups if the weather is unkind.
Once the couple are married its outside for all the family shots and whether or not they are having a DVD package or story book package the coverage is still the same. Building up to a shot of everyone the groups are then complete. It’s the confetti shots then and afterwards it’s a walk around the grounds and rooms with the bride and groom. Across the lake there is a photo opportunity with Chilston Park Hotel as a background. I then photograph the wedding room together with all the details of the tables. Once the wedding breakfast and speeches are complete it’s time for the bride and groom to cut the cake! The evening guests then arrive and then it’s time for the all important first dance. Coverage of the speeches and first dance are now increasingly popular at venues like Chilston Park Hotel, and I am happy to include them for a small additional charge. I offer packages for small mid-week weddings right up to the largest weekend wedding. I am also happy to quote for a bride and grooms specific requirements. Lovely wedding memories can be created at Chilston Park Hotel and I assure every bride and groom of my personal service.