The extensive grounds of the castle offer an ideal location for Wedding Photography. The grounds contain well tended gardens, mature specimen trees and woodland, formal pond, lawns, gazebo and other landscape features.
We have a variety of distinctive backdrops for your wedding photographs. See Wedding Photos Gallery. The use of the gardens for photographs is included in the price for a marquee event. For use of the gardens for photographs alone we charge £100.
Firstly there is the Castle itself, a Scottish Baronial style mansion built in the 1860s, which can provide a dramatic background for photographs. In the event of bad weather, the front hall, the staircase and the library can be made available for photography on request.
We also have three distinct garden areas, all of which have been renovated to a high standard. They incorporate many of the features of the original celebrated Victorian gardens.
Across from the main door to the castle lies the Copper Beech Garden, with a formal lawn area backed by mixed heather beds and a paved area suitable for group photographs, in front of a massive copper beech tree which is awash with purple leaves from Spring until Autumn. Broad steps lead to the woodland garden which rises up gently to form a more informal backdrop, with a grassy meadow which is full of wild flowers in the Spring and early Summer, and flowering shrubs nestling beneath mature oak trees.
The Magnolia Garden has at its centre a new oak framed gazebo. It features an easily accessible level path leading down to the formal pond and alpine area, with its backdrop of rhododendrons. There are trees, including mature Spring flowering magnolias, herbaceous plants, and flowering shrubs such as roses, azaleas, rhododendrons and hydrangeas in large beds offering rich colours through the seasons and a sweeping lawn backed by a beech hedge. is a large lawn area and large flower borders offering rich colours through the seasons. Other features ideal for photo opportunities include a circular stone tower, ornamental gates, a yew bower, summer seats and an arched doorway.
The Walled Garden is also available for photographs when not in use for functions. It is a tranquil, private space with formal lawn, paths and hedging, and colourful flower borders, restored in 2012.