Inglewood Manor

Couples considering Inglewood Manor as a wedding venue could do worse than popping in for afternoon tea to get a flavour (excuse the pun!) of this Edwardian country house. You could well be hooked by the time you’ve travelled the sweeping drive and arrived at the tudor-style entrance – we’re already married but looking out over the landscaped gardens with a serious slice of lemon drizzle cake we were contemplating renewing our vows…

“Of all the great things that the English have invented and made part of the credit of the national character, the most perfect, the most characteristic ……is the well-appointed, well-administered, well-filled country house.” Henry James

Original features, lots of charm

Originally built in 1915 as a home for the Fox family, this grade II listed building has retained loads of original features and bags of charm. We’ve photographed weddings here at the height of summer and in the depths of winter and it really is a venue for all seasons. Hannah and Neil chose Inglewood for their wedding reception on a glorious midsummer’s day after a church ceremony nearby.

bride and groom at Inglewood manor wedding

Lisa and Stuart on the other hand came here for their Christmas Eve wedding, arriving to a roaring log fire welcome in the lounge and the manor fully decorated for the festive season.

bride arrives at Inglewood manor for a winter wedding

 decorations at inglewood-manor for a Christmas wedding

wedding ceremony in the ledsham suite at Inglewood manor

 

They chose the Ledsham suite for their ceremony, originally the morning room of the house. The decorative plaster fireplace lends a genteel touch, and there is just enough space for a string quartet at the rear of the room. Mullioned windows on two sides of the room give it an airy feel,  so it is wonderful for natural light photography, even in winter.  

 

couple exchange wedding vows in Ledsham suite at inglewood-manor

Executive suite at inglewood-manor dressed for a wedding

 

Both couples had their wedding breakfast in the Executive suite. Whilst the name is less than romantic, the room itself is gorgeous and grand with oak panelling, an intricate plaster ceiling and pretty window bay.   You can certainly sweep in here and picture yourselves as the Lord and Lady of Inglewood Manor in their drawing room!

This room can also be the setting for your ceremony, and the window bay would be perfect for your string quartet. For a larger wedding choose the Burton suite, with French doors opening out onto the gardens.

 

wedding decorations in Executive suite at inglewood-manorbride and groom make entrance to wedding breakfast at inglewood-manor

Bride before wedding breakfast at Inglewood manor

guests enjoy Wedding breakfast at Inglewood Manor

Outdoor ceremony

If you have always yearned for an al fresco ceremony the elegant terrace is now licensed, so your wedding could take place outdoors with the grounds as a beautiful backdrop. And no soggy shoes, muddy hems or sinking heels! We like to use the terrace for relaxed photos, making the most of the soft early evening light.

bride and bridesmaids on the terrace at inglewood-manorBride and groom relax together at Inglewood Manor

The grounds

The grounds do play a large part in the attraction of Inglewood Manor with ponds, pavilions and walkways providing lots of scope for relaxation and photographic opportunities. Manicured lawns are a perfect place for kids to let off steam, which at Hannah and Neil’s wedding meant a fiercely contested football match (with Inglewood staff joining in!) followed by a game of rounders. Less energetic guests can of course relax with drinks in the lounge or on the terrace.  To round off Hannah and Neil’s celebrations, the Ledsham suite was back in service for the evening reception, music, dancing and fun!

Bride and groom under wisteria walkway at Inglewood Manor

football game on the lawn at Inglewood Manor

Rounders match on the lawn at Inglewood Manor

first dance at inglewood-manor-wedding

You can read more about Hannah and Neil’s wedding on the blog, and if you are thinking of choosing Inglewood Manor for your wedding do get in touch – we would love to be there with you!

 

 

 

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