Parkstead House wedding photography London
Wedding photographers London at Parkstead HouseParkstead House, Holybourne Avenue, Roehampton, London SW15 4JD Tel: 020 8392 3505
Parkstead House is a wonderful hidden gem of a London wedding venue is a delight to work at, with it's fine Georgian and Italian Veneto style architecture and it's still uninterrupted view over Richmond Park all offering beautiful wedding photography opportunities.
Parkstead House – A brief history
Designed in the 1760's by Sir William Chambers, who also designed Somerset House and the Pagoda in Kew Gardens, this Palladian style villa was commissioned by the 2nd Earl of Bessborough to display his classical sculpture collection and to entertain his guests away from busy and crowded Central London.
The Villa was acquired by the Society of Jesus in 1860 and was renamed the House Manresa. A beautiful chapel, fashioned on the Italian Renaissance style with Marble pilasters, soaring sky-lit coffered domes and a barrel vaulted nave ceiling was later added, along with three storey brickwork wings to form a large imposing Victorian courtyard at the back.
Parkstead House today
In 2001 it was bought by Whitelands College, Roehampton University and they have worked with English Heritage to restore it to it's full former glory and parts of the original temples that were at Parkstead have been rebuilt, again offering unique wedding photography opportunities, though of course many additional modern buildings for teaching and accommodation have also been added which sit beside the old and ancient.
Today Parkstead House is a Grade 1 listed Georgian Villa and as well as making a stunning London wedding venue it has been featured in many TV series, dramas and documentaries including Spooks, The Bill, The IT Crowd and The Brontes.
Wedding photography opportunities at Parkstead House
The principal façade of Parkstead House with its' dramatic six -column loggia and balustrade reached by twin curved flights of steps is a truly romantic spot for a romantic wedding photographer. With it's uninterrupted views of the Richmond Park from the top it is a wonderful place for taking the group wedding photographs as well as some more romantic wedding pictures of the Bride and Groom.
The high, richly painted vaulted ceilinged Manressa Hall with it's impressive archways provides the perfect atmosphere for both the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and subsequent late night celebrations and atmospheric wedding pictures can be taken at both floor level and from the balcony accessible from the back.
There are six beautiful rooms available for civil ceremonies all of which retain their refined Georgian features including original fireplaces, decorative ceilings and chandeliers and allowing from betweeen10 to 150 wedding guests.
After the wedding ceremony champagne and canapés can be taken outside in the Victorian courtyard which offers lots of informal reportage wedding photography opportunities both on ground level and from a balcony or if the weather doesn't allow then opposite the Manressa Hall is a large modern bar area for guests to mingle.
All in all with its sweeping staircases, it's many balconies, it's courtyard and beautiful buildings and stunning backdrops Parkstead House is a wonderful London wedding venue to work at.
Parkstead House London wedding photographer testimonials
|Marilyn and Rob, Barnet, London – Wedding photography at Parkstead House, Roehampton, London|
Parkstead House, Holybourne Avenue, Roehampton, London SW15 4JD Tel: 020 8392 3505
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