Located in the Cotswolds on the edge of Bath sits the beautiful Hamswell House. Built in the 16th Century with remodelling made to the structure in the 17th and 18th centuries, Hamswell House is a fine example of early Jacobean architecture and the English Renaissance period. The Rear of the house meanwhile embodies a more Queen Anne style, with a stone shell hood carved with acanthus leaves and beasts above the door.
A French-Inspired Wedding
Inspired by the simple patterns of the French blue Toile de Jouy, the styling incorporates soft blues with simple classic whites. And combines the beautiful ruffles of the Blue Milia London bridal gown with the big blousy blooms of the floral arrangements for that elegant but uber-romantic feel.
For the perfect ceremony setting there’s the choice of the 18th-century orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and large arched windows. It can accommodate seating for 160 guests outside and 40 guests inside. Or if you prefer you can exchange your vows under the boughs of Hamswell House’s 400-year-old Lime tree, in front of the house. For those that prefer a Church wedding the charming church of St Mary the Virgin is only 10 minutes from Hamswell House in the village of Marshfield.
An Al-Fresco Wedding Breakfast at Hamswell House
The terrace at Hamswell House is an amazing setting to kick off your wedding reception with champagne and canapes, whilst enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the Cotswold area of outstanding national beauty. For your wedding breakfast, Hamswell House offers a selection of recommended caterers that you may choose from. And with no corkage charges, you can let the champagne flow freely without breaking the bank.
If you fancy doing something a little bit different for your cake cutting, why not bring the wedding cake outside onto the terrace of the gardens at Hamswell House and cut it in front of the house, with the stunning views across the Hamswell Valley as a backdrop to enjoy your tea and cake. It also makes a unique and different photograph for your wedding album.
Romance in the Gardens of Hamswell House
After the excitement and euphoria of the confetti throw and formal group photos have been done. I love to sneak off somewhere quiet to take some intimate wedding portraits of the two of you. Soft beautiful photographs infused with light and full of love and romance, that show the deep connection between the two of you.
The magnificent gardens of Hamswell House are terraced with a network of decorative stone walls and feature an ornamental canal, a 400-year-old wisteria-covered pergola, and a knot garden. All overlooking the incredible Cotswold countryside, an area of outstanding natural beauty. And with impressive views of the Hamswell Valley, they’re the perfect backdrop for your bridal portraits.
Hamswel House really is everything that you could wish for from a wedding venue. It’s an absolute gem. Picturesque and full of unique spots that you and your guests can enjoy and explore. As a bath wedding photographer, it’s an absolute dream come true when I get to photograph at Hamswell House. So if you’re considering a wedding at Hamswell House, then do get in touch, I’d love to be your Hamswell House wedding photographer.