Your wedding is one of the biggest moments of your life. You’ve spent months, possibly even years planning the big day, colour coordinating outfits and making sure that the table-top decorations are perfectly centred. After all that effort that you’ve put in, it’s understandable that you’d want every aspect of your wedding to be immortalised, even the best man speech after he uses this extensive guide to best man speeches, so you can look through the wedding album in years to come and marvel at the pictures.
To make sure that your wedding pictures are as incredible as you want them to be you’ll want to make sure you pick a venue that looks as amazing as your wedding will. Here are The Wedding Secret’s list of the most photogenic wedding venues in Plymouth.
One of the most photogenic buildings in Plymouth is certainly the Plymouth Guildhall. The building itself is a marvel of grand brickwork that stretches up to the sky with a solid square tower. It has several entrances that vary between a mixture of traditional arched stonework and modern glass and marble waves so whether you’re looking for traditional or contemporary you’re sure to get photos that look fantastic.
Inside the hall you are greeted by a grand chandelier and soothing colours, browns, creams, blues and golds that create the perfect backdrop that won’t overpower you in the photos. Traditional stained-glass windows line the hall and the blue that borders the ceiling is home to delicate white reliefs.
Built right next to the harbour this 18th century orangery is made of beautiful white stone that rises in front of a backdrop of deep blue waters.
The building features dozens of floor-to-ceiling windows, originally used to light up the indoor orange grove and now a perfect natural light for your ceremony. The Orangery opens into the Italian gardens of Mount Edgecumbe Park, which offer even more opportunities for the prefect wedding picture. In the centre of four reaching paths sits a wide pool, complete with a stone feature, a great place for a romantic first shot as newlyweds.
The well-maintained lawns are dotted with small flower arrangements that are carefully colour coded to create stunning patterns of pink, white and red flowers around a topiary centre. This venue is great for anyone looking for wedding photos that have a classical elegance.
This 16th Century English country manor is a beautiful combination of rustic grandeur. The house has all the charm of a country cottage on a much larger scale, with white painted windows, cheerful stonework and warm, intimate rooms.
The garden is less precisely organised than that of the Orangery but its semi-tamed wildness has its own attractions. The central courtyards gravel paths are broken up by circles of shrubbery and large leafy bushes.
Behind the venue you get a glimpse of rolling hills and a pavilion that overlooks a duck-filled lake. It’s the perfect place for a recently married couple to take a picturesque walk beneath the summer sun.
Named the best coastal venue in the UK, Polhawn Fort offers incredible oceanic views that are easy to capture from its position on the cliff above its own private beach.
The Fort is entirely alone on the coast, so you are free to wander about the grounds to find the perfect place for your wedding photos without worrying about someone interrupting the shot. The venue itself boasts its own drawbridge, canon and spiral staircase so you definitely have the opportunity for some very dramatic pictures.
The beach is made of soft golden sand and bracketed by algae covered rock pools, the perfect place for some casual shots of you and your wedding party enjoying yourselves on the beach. To top it all off, the venue is pet friendly, so you can grab some wedding photos of you with man’s best friend.
If you’re a fan of Wuthering Heights or any of the other great gothic romances, this incredible Tudor manor house is perfect for invoking the same kind of feel.
The dramatic old-fashioned building is all strong brickwork, sharp lines and rising turrets, built on a hill the venue is surrounded by natural grassland. You have the option of an indoor or outdoor wedding and both have opportunities for incredible photos. Inside you have the option of their Library, Drawing Room and Regency Suite – all still fitted out in stunning period décor.
Outside you have the option of marrying in their pavilion, which sits just next to the venues small stream. With this option you wedding ceremony will have the hill and house rising up behind you in a picturesque scene that would not look out of place in a period drama.
This 1000-year-old Grade I-listed mansion house is like something out of a film and in fact parts of their luxury bridal suite were featured in the BBC drama ‘Victoria’. The building itself is more reminiscent of a castle than a house. It is made of grey stone and has turrets, parapets and battlements. The gardens are vast, designed by Sir Humphrey Reighton and filled with incredible photo opportunities.
The highlights of the grounds include a traditional thatched-roof boathouse with panoramic views cross their expansive lake, a modern class conservatory and a variety of hidden sculptures. Inside is equally impressive and the dining room, in particular, boasts astounding murals across its walls with an almost baroque influence on the style and décor.
If you are looking for grand, romantic wedding photos, you have certainly come to the right place.
Finding a perfect picturesque venue is always going to be difficult (not in the least because of the indecisive British weather) and these are just some suggestions. If you haven’t found anything you like the look of, or are still making up your mind, why not head over to The Wedding Secret website to check out some of our other options?