Fanhams Hall weddings are always a pleasure to attend, and with my mix of documentary wedding photography and contemporary wedding portraits, this is an excellent Hertfordshire wedding venue.
Fanhams Hall has warming open fires in winter, tumbling waterfalls in summer and beautiful private rooms with stunning features of the original Grade II listed Jacobean manor house all year round. With both formal gardens and rambling grounds, carved staircases and ornate fireplaces, there is a wealth of perfect wedding photography opportunities to enjoy at this country house wedding venue. The country house hotels hosts civil and religious wedding celebrations, offering indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships.
Here’s a brief history of the building.
Fanhams Hall is an 18th century Jacobean Queen Anne style house in Ware, Hertfordshire. An exceptional combination of old tradition meeting the 21st century, Fanhams Hall Hotel is a Manor House converted into a hotel and wedding venue designed to be different.
Fanhams Hall is the birthplace and home of Sir Henry Page-Croft, who was the youngest son of Richard Hale School benefactor Richard Benyon Croft and Winston Churchill’s appointed Under-Secretary of State for War until 1945. The south-east wing of the house served as his living quarters, and some of the present-day bedrooms were Lord Croft’s maisonette. In 1874, Fanhams Hall was also the birthplace and home of his sister, Anne, who later became the second wife of Liverpool Brewer Sir Charles Nall-Cain. They lived at Brocket Hall, Welwyn until Lord Brocket’s death in 1934, when Lady Brocket returned to Fanhams Hall where she lived until 1949. It was Lady Brocket’s interest in horticulture that influenced the employment of Japanese gardeners to create the Hall’s formal gardens. Her ornamental lakes and choice of trees (such as Japanese maples) can still be seen in the 27 acres of formal grounds, as can the “Fuji-yama Mound” which was built with earth from the Hall’s lakes.
The Hall is still open to the public as a local meeting point. For example, the local branch of the Ancient Order of Foresters holds meetings within the grounds, and its buildings are also a location for fund-raising events within the town.
Fanhams Hall weddings I have photographed include
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