Coombe Lodge Wedding Photography
(I love this place!)
I am a regular Coombe Lodge wedding photographer as I live nearby in Bristol. Because I get to visit multiple times a year I’m a recommended supplier. Coombe Lodge is a country house wedding venue near Blagdon in Somerset. It’s very near the Chew Valley and one of my favourite local wedding venues in the South West. What’s more I regularly photograph Coombe Lodge and a few of my images feature on the official Coombe Lodge website.
You can really make the day your own as there are lots of different spots to hold the ceremony. Also, there is a lot of green space outside with great views. It’s such a nice spot for everyone to enjoy drinks and cocktails… and you do get the most amazing sunsets too.
I actually photographed weddings here in the early days before the guest rooms were fitted. It’s really handy to be able to get ready at Coombe Lodge. You have the run of the house and it feels very much like home. In addition the food is incredible and the staff are always welcoming.
If it’s of help I put together a list of other amazing local wedding suppliers who I regularly see. Makeup artists, bands, florists, magicians, weddings planner – you’ll find them all here.
The Good Stuff
It’s surprising but every time I take photos here I find new spots, new corners and great light. I love to take photos that I know are personal to the couples that hire me. As well as the gardens Coombe Lodge boasts woodland, wide open fields and views of Blagdon Lake. It makes my list of top 10 wedding venues nearby and I love being a Coombe Lodge wedding photographer.
Getting Married at a Nearby Church
As well as Coombe Lodge there are quite a few nearby ceremony locations where you can also tie the knot. The most popular is St. Andrews Church in Blagdon and it’s only a short drive. But I’ve also been to ceremonies at the Bath Guildhall and St Christopher’s Church in Lympsham. Two other churches worth considering in Bristol are Sacred Heart Church and All Saints Church in Clifton.
Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies at Coombe Lodge
Another key point is that at you can get married outside, but moreover because you are close to the house there is also a backup should it rain. I love the garden area at the back of the house and it looks amazing in the photos too.
For the photographer it’s easier to be discrete and move around to capture the best moments from the best spots. This is different from a church or a room inside as you are often limited to a few vantage points.