Norwich Castle Wedding Photography
The Wedding of Tom & Ellie
Dominating the Norwich skyline, Norwich Castle is a stunning venue to get married. Since moving to the Castle in 2016, the registry office have created a lovely ceremony room called the Benefactors Room. It has attractive floral decorations and seating for up to 50 guests. The large window provides plenty of natural light - perfect for photography.
On the day of Ellie and Tom's wedding, I arrived early to position myself in place for the arrival of the bride and groom and their family & friends. I like this time as it allows me to capture a few fun & candid pictures of handshakes, hugs, smiles and last minute preparations!
Ellie arrived by car and parked outside the Castle (1 car is allowed), whilst Tom arrived by foot walking up the bridge with his best man. Before the ceremony, guests are invited into the waiting room, just inside the main Castle door entrance. Photography inside the Benefactors Room is restricted to one area during the ceremony, just to the side of the Bride and Groom. This space is more than adequate and allows for some clear shots of the happy couple as they speak their vows to each other.
For formal shots after the ceremony there is plenty of space for photos around the Castle, with background choices of green trees or the city, including fine views Norwich City Hall and Norwich Cathedral.
As Ellie was 8 months pregnant we used a space close-by for group shots. Green trees from the grounds of the Castle provided a nice background.
We made good use of the bridge leading to Norwich Castle for the confetti throwing, with groups of guests either side producing a perfect corridor for some fun shots.
The reception afterwards was held at St Giles House Hotel in Norwich in their stunning Walnut Suite, which has a most impressive chandelier! We made good use of the beautiful wooden staircase for some special intimate shots of the bride and groom.
Overall, this was a lovely wedding to photograph. I thoroughly enjoyed capturing the celebration of two very much in love people, who smiled all day long.
If you are planning your wedding and considering Norwich Castle, you can find full details on the Norfolk County Council website. St Giles House Hotel has information on their website about their wedding venue packages.
UPDATE September 2019 - Due to Norwich Castle currently under going renovation, all ceremonies will now take place in the Colman Gallery until further notice. For details see: Norwich Castle Marriage