Brympton D’Evercy Somerset was described by Christopher Hussey of Country Life magazine as “the most beautiful house in England”.
Brympton is located in 33 acres of Somerset parkland, and was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, with later additions.
It is a stunning and captivating venue and I am pleased to be one of their recommended photographers.
Some couples get married in a local church and then come to Brympton for their reception – others prefer to tie the knot at Brympton itself as it is licensed for civil ceremonies.
Civil ceremonies can take place either in Castle House (seen to the left of the picture above), or in the “Temple of the Four Winds” on the South Terrace (guests sit outside in the latter case). Castle House was built in 1350 and stands on the site of the original manor house built by the D’Evercy family shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Wedding breakfasts are usually served in the Ballroom in the main house, which seats up to 200 people, but the Saloon (seating up to 100) and the State Dining Room (up to 48) are also available. I’ve also photographed weddings at Brympton where afternoon tea was served on the terrace, which is ideal in summer.
Another great option is to continue the party with a disco or a live band over in the Orangery. You can even have a hog-roast or a fireworks display! The Brympton wedding planning team can give you all the details.
When I photograph a wedding at Brympton I usually do the family group photos on the South Terrace – if the weather isn’t cooperative we can do them in the Elizabethan Great Hall, or on the grand staircase.
Once they’ve had a chance to have a glass of champagne and greet their guests, I take the bride and groom for a short walk around the gardens by the lake to get some photos of just the two of them.
It’s hard to think of a better place to get married if you want to combine elegance, history and practicality.
Brympton D’Evercy Location Map
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