Barnsdale Gardens, Rutland: A wedding photographer’s paradise

The 1st of April was a glorious day - no April fools here. With blue skies and the sun with his hat on, there was nothing better than spending time at Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland.

Entrance to Barnsdale Gardens

lady leading man in branched archway

Barnsdale Gardens

I have lived in Rutland, coming up to five years next week, but have never managed to visit these beautiful gardens right here on my doorstep. Its neatly tucked away by Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, not far from both Rutland Water and Exton. I had a great excuse to visit Barnsdale Gardens yesterday as I met up with two lovebirds to check out their wedding venue. Steph said the place was a photographers paradise and she wasn’t wrong! Personally I was more taken with Steph’s smile and Nick’s super huge bear hugs but the flora and fauna around did give them a run for their money. It was a lovely (and romantic) way to spend the day in Rutland. There are lots of gorgeous colourful and interesting spots here. The garden has small decorated sections and plenty of seating for you to plonk yourself in the thick of it and just simply enjoy the peace, colours and nature.

wedding venue Barnsdale Gardens

woman laughing with man in pagoda

water feature at Barnsdale Garden

lady man sitting laughing at each other

Weddings at Barnsdale Gardens

Weddings take place in the conservatory of the aptly named Paradise gardens which also have a pagoda and a water feature. It is actually the perfect place to have a wedding and I know the wedding here in a few weeks will be utterly gorgeous, relaxed and fit Steph and Nick like a well matched garden glove.Once wed, we will have the gardens to roam around in and eat cupcakes. Ahem, I mean, take wedding photos (then... four different flavoured cupcakes).
After meeting the lovely Charlotte who is the wedding coordinator at the venue, the three of us lounged in the sun in the outdoor seating area at the Barnsdale Gardens tea room getting to know each other more. It was quite possibly best Monday I have had in ages. I can not wait to capture the wedding of Steph and Nick here at Barnsdale Gardens. See you in a few weeks guys, with everything in full bloom!

colourful flowers in greenhouse Barnsdale Gardens

couple hugging in Greenhouse Barnsdale Gardens

white blossoms on tree

man woman sitting together in garden bench

man hugging girl and looking down at her Greenhouse

man with arm around lady waist walking away



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