Location for Weddings and Social Events
Great Fosters, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR
- Max guests for group photographs
- Civil weddings catered for
- Events photographed by Paul Martin
- Last event photographed by Paul Martin
Paul Martin has given Great Fosters a rating of 3 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 5 out of 5 for outdoor photography.
Please note that these ratings only relate to the suitability for photography, and do not in any way relate to other facilities and services that may be provided by Great Fosters.
Comments from Paul Martin:
Gracing an estate of more than fifty acres in what was once the heart of Royal Windsor Forest in Surrey, Great Fosters is the most distinguished of hotels – a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England and luxurious modern facilities. Immaculately preserved, this stately historic monument also boasts a highly sought-after location, being near Heathrow airport, the M25 and M4, and also near Windsor, Wentworth and many of London’s leading attractions. Great Fosters is a 5 star luxury Jacobean Hotel.
The main banqueting room is an old restored barn of great character. Civil marriage ceremonies take place in a room next to the Barn. There is spacious seating to accomodate up to 100 guests (all rooms attached to main building) Large bar/ Reception room is situated between barn and marriage room. Also, there is an entrance to this room for guests, thus avoiding need for people to enter through hotel reception.
Outdoors, there are beautifully landscaped gardens featuring a pond with old wooden bridge. Also, there is a maize and private secluded areas with benches, ideal for creative wedding photographs. In the event of rain, there is a conservatory suitable for undertaking group photographs and some portraits. Overall, Great Fosters is a fantastic venue for weddings and for producing memorable and creative wedding photography.
Although a West London based Ealing photographer, Paul Martin is within easy accessability of Great Fosters. Some wedding portrait highlights of a wedding I shot in October 2005, demonstrating the photographic opportunities, are shown below. For all enquirers who book my services for their weddings at Great Fosters, I am happy to provide as a free additional extra, a pre-wedding shoot at the venue, plus sample photographs.