December 23, 2011 Steve Gerrard

Kate & Mark – A Wedding at Sandon Hall, Staffordshire

Sandon Hall Wedding

A Sandon Hall Wedding

When you plan an October wedding you accept the fact that the weather may not be warm or sunny.

Kate & Mark held their wedding at the spectacular Sandon Hall at the beginning of October and it was one of the hottest & sunniest wedding days we’ve witnessed all year! Coincidentally our own wedding was also in the first week of October and we had an equally gorgeous day, so we had our ceremony outside.

In fact, the whole day could not have been better. Except, perhaps, for the car not turning up on time to take Kate to the church! Luckily, their favourite photographer came to the rescue 😉

Photographer & chauffeur. I won’t make a habit of it.

Sandon Hall is one of the country’s most exclusive and spectacular wedding and event venues set in 400 acres of stunning parkland. The breathtaking wedding reception venue near Stoke is the perfect backdrop for a stylish wedding and the grounds make for truly beautiful wedding photos, especially on a day like this.

The evening featured one of our fave wedding bands, Under The Covers. 2nd shooting duties were expertly covered by the lovely Anna Clarke.

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Sandon Hall is a 19th-century country mansion, the seat of the Earl of Harrowby, at Sandon, Staffordshire, 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Stafford. It is a Grade II* listed building set in 400 acres (1.6 km2) of parkland and is a beautiful venue for weddings.

The Manor of Sandon came to Thomas Erdeswicke by marriage in about 1339 and was held by that family until the death of Sampson Erdeswicke in 1603. Thereafter it passed by marriage until it came to William Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Hamilton in the 17th century. The old manor house was replaced by a new house built in 1769 for Archibald Hamilton by Joseph Pickford of Derby.

The estate was purchased in 1776 by Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Baron Harrowby, who retained the architect Samuel Wyatt to carry out extensive extensions and improvements. The house was severely damaged by fire in 1848 and was rebuilt in 1852 by Dudley Ryder, 2nd Earl of Harrowby to a neo-Jacobean design by architect William Burn.[1]

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Comments (10)

  1. Auntie Anne & Les

    What a lovely day and the wedding photos what can be said but wonderful.
    Most unusual shots they finished off a perfect day. Loved the shots in the dark,what a photographer MAGIC xxxx

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