Wadhurst Castle is a Regency castle just to the west of the village of Wadhurst built on the site of a much older house which was mentioned in records of the 14th Century. In an elevated position, the castle commands magnificent panoramic views of the glorious Sussex countryside to the South and West.
First built in 1818-20 by James Louis West, on the site of the farmhouse of Maplehurst, the castle was bought by Benjamin Harding in 1838, for whom it was remodelled to its present appearance by the architect Edward Buckton Lamb.
In 1955 the Fitzgerald family purchased Wadhurst Castle and the estate is now in the joint ownership of the Fitzgerald and Clough families who have done a great deal to return the gardens and grounds to their former glory. It’s an incredibly beautiful building and the surrounding gardens and views are breathtaking.
A favourite venue of mine and I’m really pleased to have been a recommended photographer at Wadhurst castle for several years. I have an excellent relationship with Susan and her team and the weddings there are always relaxed and full of opportunity. With drinks receptions on the lawn outside the castle and speeches on the steps of the castle, couples and their guests make full use of this beautiful backdrop.
Please feel free to take a look at the weddings linked below to browse some of my most recent weddings there and please feel free to contact me here to discuss your plans and my availability.
Fiona and Dan – A glorious summer’s wedding day at the castle, topped off with an energetic game of ping pong on the lawn overlooking those spectacular views. See their beautiful wedding day at wadhurst castle.
Justin and Priscilla – A couple form North Carolina who saw Alex and Denish’s wedding and fell in love with Wadhurst Castle. You can see their lovely Wadhurst Castle wedding here.
Alex and Denish – A last minute swift weekday coverage for two! Please feel free to take a look at and enjoy a selection of their lovely images from their Wadhurst Castle wedding.
Emma and Pete – A stunning summers day for a wedding in Wadhurst! What a cracker of a wedding with a gorgeous couple. You can browse my favourite shots from their Wadhurst caste wedding.
Tanya and Dag – Torrential rain didn’t dampen our spirits and Tanya and Dag’s wedding prove how versatile Wadhurst Castle is! You can browse my favourite shots from their Wadhurst Castle wedding.
Sophie and Clement’s wedding day at Wadhurst Castle. A little unsettled weather kept us on our toes during the day and a few dark clouds came over during the outdoor wedding ceremony, however the ceremony went ahead outside and the day went exactly as planned, mostly in glorious sunshine! Here’s some of my favourite moments from Sophie and Clement’s French and English Wadhurst Castle wedding day.
Amanda and Matt – Before their Wadhurst Castle wedding I had the pleasure of their pre-wedding shoot and it was amazing to see how natural these two were together during their Autumn Wadhurst Castle pre-wedding shoot.
Emma and Peter – Emma called me one day a chat about their wedding, having seen my first wedding at Wadhurst Castle, and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was when they chose me to shoot their spring Wadhurst Castle wedding. Leading up to the wedding we got together for their fab pre-wedding shoot at Wadhurst Castle.
Sarah and Max– I vividly remember driving to Wadhurst Castle for the first time, for a pre-wedding shoot with Sarah and Max, driving through thick fog and wondering what exciting opportunities this would bring at the castle. I had to wait a while for them to appear after their meeting with Clare, however once they did we set about taking plenty of lovely atmospheric shots around the grounds. Please feel free to browse their Wadhurst Castle pre-wedding shoot.