Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ



Annisha and Jamie certainly know how to throw a Compton Verney wedding!

Right from the start with the morning preparations at onsite Bridal Suites in the Coach House, through to the dancing on the lawn in the evening, everything turned out perfect, relaxed, and most importantly, fun for everyone.

As mentioned, I started with Annisha’s preparations in the Bridal Suite in the Coach House, just a short walk from the ceremony at the Chapel. For the preparations, the intimate lighting in the main suite room was great for capturing, moody, atmospheric images as Annisha got ready. As usual, with no posing or interfering with the proceedings.

The short walk to the Chapel, especially on a sunny day, is a lovely way to enter married life, with all your family by your side, walking through glorious countryside.

Having everything onsite and just a short walk away, makes Compton Verney an ideal all-inclusive wedding venue. So after the ceremony, I followed the bride and groom down the path to the open lawn area where their drinks reception was waiting for them.

This area over looks the nearby gentle watercourse that runs through the estate, which then turns in the River Dene before joining the Avon further down stream.

This makes for a perfect location during a summer’s wedding to relax and allow your guests to wander around exploring what the region has to offer, while I informally capture your story as guests relax under the gentle awning of the resident marquee.

Compton Verney is actually a nationally accredited art galley and contains some stunning works of art. So as Annisha and Jamie walked through to their wedding reception, they past some works of art that had to be featured in their images.

Adam Hall was used for their wedding breakfast and speeches.

What I love about shooting in the Adam Hall is the quality of the natural light. Because of being a documentary photographer, my style is mainly to shoot inconspicuously, without interrupting or directing people, as everyone tends to relax when they’re not aware of the camera. But if the lighting required flash, which Adam Hall doesn’t, the constant pop, pop, pop of my flash would be too invasive, and interrupt any tender moments before me.

The icing on the cake of this Compton Verney wedding celebration, was the outdoor evening reception.

Annisha and Jamie, cut their cake here. They did their first dance here. The guests had entertainment and created their own there.

To top it all off, they had a fireworks display to end the perfect wedding celebration.

Compton Verney Wedding Story from Annisha and Jamie

How You Met: We met at work, at Walsall Manor Hospital.
How He Proposed: Jamie proposed whilst we were on holiday in Cornwall. We were walking along the cliffs of Lizard Point.

The Bride Wore: Mi Amour Bridal
The Groom Wore: Gieves & Hawkes
Brides maid accessorises – Accessorize
Brides hair piece – Davids Bridal
Bridal jewellery – Gift from mother in law, diamond & tanzanite
Hair/Make-up Done: Make Up: Danielle Guiden. Hair: Zara Willetts
Flowers: Passion for Flowers– Karen Morgan
Invitations: Ella Bruty Illustrations
Ceremony Place: Compton Verney
Wedding Theme/Style: Minimalistic elegance

Reception Place: Compton Verney
First Dance Song: Yazoo- Only you
Cake: Spin Spin Sugar– Allison Parry
Colours: Neutrals & green

Bride’s Answer: The confetti parade
Groom’s Answer: Dancing all night on the grass

Place: Devon, Boringdon Hall (COVID honeymoon).

Every couple of hours take some time out for yourselves no matter how much fun you’re having. The dancefloor will still be there after a 5 minute breather.


Annisha’s Answer: “Seeing this picture takes me back to my favourite memory of the day. The feeling of happiness, relief and being a little overwhelmed after the ceremony. Those feelings are all captured perfectly in this image.

Jamie’s Answer: “We were all having so much fun in this picture. But mostly I really love how the blue and pink lighting was captured as part of the back drop.

Looking to Book a Compton Verney Wedding?

This Grade I listed Georgian mansion, set in it’s own 120 restored “Capability Brown” landscape, is the ancestral home of the Verney family.

As an exclusive wedding venue, you’ll be guaranteed to have a dream wedding celebration for your invited friends and family to enjoy.

You can get ready in The Coach House, situated close to the main house, in a beautiful courtyard. Number 4 is the largest of the 6 apartments occupying the upper 2 floors of the north-east corner of the building, and enjoys views through the trees to the north and across the lawns and lake to the east.

Adam Hall

This jewel of the Compton Verney Estate features large picture windows, marble floor, ornate pillars and high ceilings to make a grand statement for your civil ceremony or wedding reception. They’re licensed for up to 100 for the ceremony and 150 for receptions.

You can make use of their in-house DJ or bring your own style of music, then finish the day off to a magnificent fireworks display over the lake.

The Chapel

For a traditional ceremony, The Chapel is only a short walk from the main house and is licensed to accommodate up to 100 guests.

If you’d rather a different backdrop, ceremonies and receptions can be held in the various gallery rooms in the main house, as the house is home to an amazing collection of  world-class artworks.

Compton Verney currently houses six permanent collections, focusing on areas that are under-represented in British museums and galleries

Naples Gallery

Accommodates up to 60 for the ceremony and 40 for the wedding breakfast

British Portrait Gallery

Accommodates up to 45 for the ceremony and 30 for the wedding breakfast

Women’s Library

Accommodates up to 20 for the ceremony and 15 for the wedding breakfast

Outdoor Wedding

With 120 acres of landscaped gardens, why not choose an alfresco, outdoor wedding ceremony? Their magnificent portico and adjacent courtyard is licensed for up to 100 guests.

Drinks Reception

What better way to enjoy the magnificent artwork than while sipping champagne during your drinks reception? Your guests are free to wander around the corridors and rooms while admiring artworks from the Holy Roman Empire or from Renaissance Naples.

Where to Stay

Once the day is over and you’d like to retire for the night, there are quite a few nearby accommodations to choose from. Many offering pre-agreed rates, eg

Hotel Indigo in Stratford – 01789 279953

Mallory Court – 01926 330214

Mercure Walton Hall & Hotel – 01789 842424

Local Airbnb: No.4 The Coach House, Compton Verney – 07831 759632

For more information about the pre-agreed rates, please contact the Compton Verney events team.

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