Sopwell House Wedding Photographer | Helen Weir Photography


I was absolutely delighted that Suzanne & Nigel invited me to be their Sopwell House Wedding Photographer.  This Georgian country house, set in 12 acres of Hertfordshire countryside, lies close to the Roman town of St Albans & is only half an hour from London. It makes the most perfect venue for a truly romantic wedding.


As a Hertfordshire wedding photographer who simply loves shooting at the award winning, Sopwell House, there are many different areas in which to shoot at this beautiful venue.  The bridge over the pond adjacent to the foliage archway & the walled garden, is a favourite.  Such beautiful places to make life lasting memories.

What the couple wore.

Suzanne looked so elegant is her breathtaking, full length wedding dress & Nigel looked dapper in his sharp suit.  It was a small wedding, so there were no bridesmaids or groomsmen.  The closeness of friends & family created a really intimate celebration.

Why Sopwell House

Sopwell House is a Georgian Country House of historical beauty.  Although built in 18th century, buildings on the site date back to 1604.  Whether you decide to have a small intimate wedding or a grand affair, Sopwell House will have something that will fit your criteria. Every aspect of the house & garden create the most perfect setting for your wedding photos.

Combining traditional photography with documentary photography creates a well rounded selection of photos that will ensure the memories of your special day will be fondly remembered.


No additional travel costs for weddings at this beautiful venue.


Congratulations to Nigel & Suzanne on their wedding day at Sopwell House.  It was such a honour to capture their big day for them & look forward to being a Sopwell House Wedding Photographer again soon.  Here is a preview of 57 photos of their special day.


Owned by AB Hotels, this country house dating back to the 1600s’, has a wealth of history behind it.  You will find Sopwell House in a deed of 1603, named ‘New Barnes’, which was home to Richard Sadlier.

 Duchess Alice/Alicia, a member of the Dudley family took up residence during the great plague and fire of London.  In 1970 the house was bought by Sir Harbottle Grimston, Earl of Verulam, owner of the Gorhambury estate.

The famous nunnery

Just up the road you will find Sopwell Nunnery, where it is believed to have been where Anne Boleyn took refuge following her return from France and where her secret marriage to King Henry VIII took place.

 In the 18th Century, Edward Strong leased the house, where he spent time developing it.

More recently

 Prince Louis of Battenburg, father to Louis, Alice, Louise and George, leased the house in 1901 and made it his family home.  It is believed that Prince Andrew of Greece proposed to Alice in the gardens of Sopwell House.

As part of the Verulam Estate, Sopwell House was used by members of the family,  until the end of the Second World War.  It then became a home for the older generation  and in 1969 became a hotel.

 The hotel was bought by a family in 1986 and still run as a family business today.


Sopwell House is a sought-after Hertfordshire wedding venue, which combines history with comtempory styling.  Whether you are having your ceremony within one of the many rooms or outside in the beautiful garden, the staff at Sopwell House will ensure everything is perfect for you.

It has many rooms to suit your wedding parties needs and has everything under one roof, which is one of the many reasons it is so popular.

Wedding photography at Sopwell House is a pure joy with so many beautiful spots to capture those wonderful memories.

Your Sopwell House experience begins as you wind through the country side to be greeted by the stunning house.



Set in 12 acres of picturesque Hertfordshire countryside, this elegant building can hold up to 300 guests for your wedding which allows for all functions no matter what size.

 The St Albans Suite for large ceremonies and wedding receptions followed by the Mountbatten Suite for smaller ceremonies and wedding receptions.

For the more intimate weddings, The Lady Patricia & Princess Alice Suite fits rather well and the Princess Victoria & Prince Louis is perfect for up to 100 guests.

Followed by their extensive range of packages they offer makes for a fabulous wedding day. Being a  Sopwell house wedding photographer is a true honour.

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