The Granary Estates Wedding Photography

The Granary Estates Wedding Photography

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Mist rises off of the Newmarket turf. There’s a metronomic click clack of hooves on stone as neighs carry on the morning breeze. Legends have been made here.

This is no ordinary barn wedding venue and this is no ordinary setting. Nestled in the Suffolk countryside The Granary Estates is a jewel in the barn wedding venue crown and rightfully deserves its place on a variety of awards lists. What makes it so great? Options my lovelies, options is what we like. Rain or shine, wind or snow, having the capacity to manipulate the surroundings to create a variety of different pictures is probably the most important feature of a wedding venue.

Knowing the venue – this photograph was taken whilst it was raining.

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It all comes down to knowing the venue inside and out. When I visit the venue before the wedding it often takes me three to four hours to walk around it, walking the same route backwards and forwards, examining how the environment looks from all angles. There is no shortcut here. If you invest before the wedding, then photographing the wedding itself becomes infinitely easier. No need to waste time exploring, or worrying how to adapt the schedule if the weather changes. You have all the answers. No stress. This may seem overkill to some, especially as i consider myself to be a documentary wedding photographer. Even if the pictures of the couple only take fifteen minutes, knowledge of the location means I’m relaxed, which in turn means you are are relaxed. The smiles then come out and the pictures tell the rest of the story.

I’m always pleased whenever I see high trees in the grounds of a wedding venue as it also covers the other annoying partner to rain, the wind. High trees means wind is greatly reduced, hair stays where it should and veils don’t fly off into the bushes.

The flint barn and granary barn on the granary estates sits on the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire border in the village of Woodditton just outside Newmarket. Be ready for some serious house envy in Newmarket, it seems everyone breeds horses and owns a colossal house. The barn itself is eighteenth century and of course takes its name from having flint used in its construction. Saxon churches, medieval cathedrals, Norman castles, Tudor farmhouses and Edwardian garden walls all utilised flint in the construction of many of our beloved towns and villages. this durable local stone has helped create an aesthetic synonymous with Suffolk and Sussex.

The wedding venue is in fact two barns linked by a modern glass walkway. This looks out on to an enclosed courtyard where the drinks reception will typically take place. The Flint Barn is the more intimate of the two options for the wedding ceremony. Original beams, exposed wood and intimate lighting makes this an ideal location for weddings with guests up to 88.

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The Granary Barn allows for an intimate setting with all of the charm of period features but for numbers from 89 to a maximum of 175.

What’s included?

The granary estates is an Exclusive Use venue and is yours all day.

On hand before, during and after are the events management team to streamline your day and make the dreams come true.

Exclusivity also extends to The Courtyard and all surrounding areas. There is nothing else in the immediate vicinity of the venue so you and your guests genuinely have free reign. In the summer months the sun sets over the corn fields too which looks awesome.

Fully Licensed Bar & Evening Event Bar Staff

Hire of tables & Chavari chairs

Dance floor & PA system

Installed lighting, heating, water & electricity

Car park

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