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Pennyhill Park Hotel

Location for Weddings and Social Events

Pennyhill Park Hotel, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU

  • Max guests for group photographs
  • 120
  • Civil weddings catered for
  • Yes
  • Events photographed by Paul Martin
  • Wedding
  • Last event photographed by Paul Martin
  • 06/12/04

Pennyhill Park Hotel is situated on the outskirts of Bagshot, within easy access of the M3.
A map is available here and there is a website for this location.

Paul Martin has given Pennyhill Park Hotel a rating of 5 out of 5 for indoor photography and a rating of 4 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 the Pennyhill Park Hotel.

Comments from Paul Martin:
Within in the heart of Surrey, Pennyhill Park Hotel offers a rare balance of relaxed comfort, exuberant surroundings and a style of service that is a genuine desire to help. It has dignity in abundance and as befits its original intent, a friendly intimacy exudes as if still a home from home. The expected requirements of a world-class hotel are taken as read, but all are interwoven with the honours of time and tradition.Located within the 120 acre estate is The Spa, which offers members and residents of this Surrey hotel the UK’s finest complete Spa experience.

One of the most inspiring Hotels, set in the heart of the Surrey countryside Pennyhill Park offers the perfect romantic 5 star setting for Weddings. Built in 1849 it retains the dignity and atmosphere of the past uniting traditional style with contemporary amenities created by the finest workmanship and design.

I enjoyed photographing a Christmas wedding reception/dinner at this delightful venue. Although unusual given the time of year, outside, I was able to produce some fantastic creative bride & groom portraits in the terraced garden in fading light. The main house made a beautiful backdrop, as well as a small pond and fountain. There were also good views overlooking part of the golf course. A series of steps leading to a lower section of the garden was a perfect setting for 2 of the small formal groups I hurriedly took outdoors.

Indoors, from a purely photographic perspective, there are literally an ’embarassment of riches’. I got some great ‘arty’ photographs of the bride and groom in the foyer, by the fire place, in nearby corridors and of course, by the many beautifully decorated Christmas trees littered around the hotel. The flight of stairs leading to the reception and banqueting rooms on the 1st/2nd floors, provided an ideal location for the various family group photographs I was asked to undertake.

Needless to say, the decor in the banqueting room had a distinctively ‘Christmas feel’ what with all the Candles and floral decorations. Photographing the after dinner speeches in an unobtrusive manner was made all the more straight forward, as the room is spacious, even with 12 round tables of seated guests!

In summary, Pennyhill Park Hotel is a fantastic Surrey wedding venue, and one which I enjoyed very much, given the diverse photography options. I look forward to photographing weddings any time of the year at this unique venue!