Sidney Sussex College is the perfect venue for a wedding in Cambridge. The buildings are warm and weathered, a colours are beautiful, as are the extensive grounds and gardens.
The college has a long and varied history, far too long to go into here, but I’ll quote a paragraph or two from their documented history:
“Sidney Fellows and students from 1596 have made a huge impact on all aspects of the nation’s culture, religion, politics, business, legal and scientific achievements. It has also found time to produce soldiers, political cartoonists, alchemists, spies, murderers, ghosts and arsonists as well as media personalities, film and opera directors, a Premiership football club chairman, best-selling authors, the man who introduced soccer to Hungary, the 1928 Grand National winner and, so they say, Sherlock Holmes.”
And not forgetting some famous alumni:
“In the arts, often through English graduates, we can claim the top film directors John Madden and John Amiel, theatre and opera director the recently deceased Stephen Pimlott, composer Huw Spratling and ‘Gothic Voices’ maestro Christopher Page who brought the music of the medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen to the world’s attention and in the world of writing, international best-selling sci-fi novelist Stephen Baxter, the novelist Rupert Thomson and ‘New Puritan’ author Matt Thorne, to name a few”
Not that the academic prowess of the students should influence you decision to get married there! But it is a lovely place, intriguing with it’s courtyards, quads, and cloisters. I love photographing weddings there as it ticks all the boxes, it works on dry days, wet days, big weddings and small intimate gatherings.
Here is a link to Mandy and Andrew’s wedding shot at Sidney Sussex College.