Situated in 26 acres of beautiful, scenic grounds is the stunning new Donington Hall wedding venue
In October 2016, I had the privilege of photographing one of the first weddings to take place at the stunning new Donington Hall wedding venue. The day began at the Priest House, which is Donington Hall’s sister venue. With it’s beautiful river side location, the Priest House is the perfect place for couples to enjoy a relaxing stay before and after the wedding. It was also an ideal location for my wonderful couple to start their day! With just a very short drive along the tree-lined lane in this quiet corner of Leicestershire, we arrived at the stunning 18th century Hall. As I entered through the grand doorway, I paused to read the historic scriptures above, which detail the history of this grand building. The calm ambiance inside resonated throughout the grand rooms, with high ceilings and many original features.
Our bride made her arrival and was able to make her way to the chapel along the south-facing frontage of the house, giving me some epic shots! Inside the chapel, the sun was streaming in through the colourful stained-glass windows. The guests took their seats as the groom waited patiently (nervously!) for his beautiful bride’s grand entrance. The light streaming into the stunning chapel made for superb photographs and also gave the civil ceremony a church-like feel.
Following the ceremony, our happy couple exited the chapel into the glorious sunshine that bathed the front of the house. Whilst guests mingled in the bar area, we made use of the stunning scenery as a backdrop for family photos. We also made good use of the time before food was served to create many dramatic, epic shots and fully utilised the fabulous surroundings!
Enjoy this wonderful collection of real wedding images from the stunning Donington Hall wedding venue!
Venue decor by Dyl&Co
Flowers by Broomfield College
Photography by Paul Eyre Images