First wedding at Hanbury Wedding Barn
A brand new wedding venue has opened in Staffordshire and I had the pleasure of being the first wedding photographer to shoot the first ever wedding hosted by the Hanbury Wedding Barn team. The venue decided to host this wedding in June 2019, only 7 months after the renovation work had started and I think they nailed it on so many levels! The special day belonged to the fabulous couple, Kathy and Lisa and they enjoyed their wedding celebrations in style.
Even though there are a few things to tickle up such as outside landscaping, the team plans to have everything in place for the next wedding this month.
I started the day at the Hilton Hotel, only 5 minutes away, situated in St George's park which is the home of the England football team for the two bridal preparations (separate rooms!) Kathy made her way to Hanbury to get dressed and add the final touches while Lisa stayed at the hotel.
The humanist ceremony was conducted by Kathy's sister who confessed on the day that she didn't realise what she had to do before agreeing to do it. She had never done one before!
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Inside Hanbury Wedding Barn
This family run venue situated in the Staffordshire countryside, in the heart of the National Forest was the ambitious project of ex-photographer Adrian and his family who decided to buy and restore Parsons Brake Farm in Hanbury which had been neglected for a while.
At the time of the wedding, the venue's construction was nearly finished with a few details to polish off. You can’t tell that this is the case because the inside is simply gorgeous. Classy with a touch of rustic charm and plenty of natural light which is perfect for your wedding photographer.
The Bridal Prep Room
The Red Barn aka The Ceremony Room
The red brick ceremony barn is just stunning. The mix of red bricks, exposed timber frames and stones on the floor is a perfect combination of materials for a classy rustic look. The end of the room has an elevated floor to make sure every guest gets a good view of the happy couple. Natural light enters from both sides of the room as well as the ceiling.
If you prefer an outdoor ceremony, Hanbury has licenced their Ceremony Pavilion which overlooks the beautiful lake, giving you the perfect backdrop for your vows.
Hanbury is perfect for hosting weddings at any time of the year. With plenty of indoor and outdoor space, you can decide to host your drinks reception in the courtyard or the comfy roost for example.
The Woodend Barn
The breakfast room is built and decorated in the same style as the ceremony room with exposed brickwork and oak beams, creating a smart cohesion between spaces.
At a later date, The Eland Barn will be added and will be able to host a wedding breakfast for up to 200 guests and the Woodend Barn will be used mainly for the evening party.