A spectacular country house wedding venue in Somerset. Maunsel House is an unforgettable location steeped in great British history. The perfect backdrop for this natural and unposed wedding photography.
Dating back beyond 1066, the first recorded notable guest at Maunsel House was Alfred the Great in 878. Thus, it is no surprise that Maunsel House is a Grade II-listed mansion house in North Newton, Bridgwater, filled with astounding period features and decor that date all the way back to Roman Britain. Maunsel House offers the perfect venue for my natural and unscripted approach to wedding photography.
The Perfect Outdoor Wedding Venue
The Bandstand is an idyllic setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony in the midst of the gardens, complete with peacocks that roam freely across the grounds, providing plenty of opportunity for the perfect wedding photographs. The roofed Pagoda hidden within the walled garden is another picturesque outdoor location perfect for your wedding breakfast and speeches. The tree-lined driveway is topped by a vine-covered porch which leads to Maunsel house’s splendid 12th century hall provides not only a wonderful first impression. But also the perfect place to go for a walk and capture some natural unposed wedding portraits. Cocktails and canapes on the lawn are the perfect time for a documentary wedding photographer to capture those real moments.
Maunsel House wedding photography
I hope you enjoy some of my favourite wedding photographs from Maunsel House. Please get in touch if you’re thinking about Maunsel House for your wedding. Check out my wedding portfolio for more of an insight my photographic approach. Thank you to David Stubbs for having me along as part of his mentorship program.
An Historic House
The current structure was originally completed in 1772, with plenty of restoration works and renovations taking place since. Some of Maunsel House’s many esteemed guests include Geoffrey Chaucer who stayed at Maunsel House whilst writing The Canterbury Tales. In addition to weddings, Maunsel House is also a regular fixture on British television.
Maunsel House sits within a magnificent 100 acres of parkland complete with beautiful English lawns, two glorious lakes, a walled garden. The tree-lined driveway is topped by a vine-covered porch which leads to Maunsel House’s splendid 12th-century hall. Decorated with historical artefacts, an ornate Tudor ceiling and striking brass chandeliers, Maunsel’s impressive entrance sets the tone for the rest of the house and your wedding day.
Weddings at Maunsel House
Maunsel House has lots of stunning indoor and outdoor spaces for you to use during your wedding day. Providing plenty of opportunities for a professional wedding photographer to capture many compositions.
The Ballroom is an exquisite location that is a popular choice for indoor ceremonies, with elegant Regency-style decor, phenomenal artworks and wonderful views across the grounds. Of course, this is where the party happens as well. As a professional wedding photographer, the dancing is one ofmy favourite time of the day to photograph.
The Bandstand is an idyllic setting for an outdoor ceremony if the sun is shining. Alternatively, the roofed Pagoda hidden within the walled garden is another picturesque outdoor location.
If you would prefer to hold your wedding ceremony in a church, St Michael’s Church is only minutes away. However, St. Michael’s is one of England’s smallest churches so you may well find St. Peter’s in North Newton or The Minster Church, St. Mary the Virgin in Petherton a more practical choice. Both churches are charming spaces that are conveniently located less than 5 minutes away from Maunsel House, and provide a beautiful backdrop to your wedding photography.
The Georgian-style Dining room is another favoured space with elegant furnishings and statement chandeliers. Alternatively, for something completely different the Saxon Chapel is another memorable choice.
The Bar has its roots in pre-medieval times and is full of sublime period features for your guests to admire. The Library is furnished with Gothic-style decor including a statement stone fireplace. The bar is currently filled with military memorabilia that your wedding guests will love to pose for photographs with.
With 17 bedrooms for those who wish to stay overnight and a maximum capacity of 170, Maunsel House is an amazing Somerset wedding venue that is guaranteed to deliver a wedding to remember.