As a Nottingham wedding photographer I get to see many stunning venues around the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire area. As far as beautiful venues go, Norwood Park is high on everyone’s list. Located in the market town of Southwell, it is undoubtedly one of the most stunning wedding venues in the Nottinghamshire area. Set in a very quiet and secluded area with over 175 acres of deer parkland. Norwood Park boasts a lake and apple orchard. There are many beautiful features for amazing photographs. If you’re looking for somewhere to get married which has the wow factor then Norwood Park should definitely be on your short list.
How I took this shot
I was lucky enough to be the Norwood Park wedding photographer earlier this year for Lucy & Steve. I totally fell in love with the venue and would love the opportunity to shoot here more often. Here are a couple of my favourite photographs from their amazing day.
In this first photograph, the guests had all gone to sit down ready for the wedding breakfast. We had just finished off a few bride & groom portraits. As a wedding photographer we need to learn to anticipate events. So I ran on ahead and crouched behind a bush on the path to the reception. As Lucy and Steve came walking around the corner hand in hand, I caught a perfect natural moment of them enjoying their time as newlyweds.
For the second photograph, I had seen the hallway earlier in the day and had a particular idea in mind. I waited until it was dark then asked Lucy and Steve to have a little twirl. I added the flash at the top of the stairs and made a starburst for visual interest.
Norwood Park History
You may be interested to know about Norwood park’s rich and interesting history. The Saxon king gave the land to the Archbishop of York in 956, who owned the estate for over 800 years. During the English civil war, the estate manager Edward Cludd acquired the land by leveraging his friendship with Oliver Cromwell. The Georgian mansion was built in 1764. In 1881, the Starkey family moved into the estate and have owned it for over five generations. Norwood Park has been licensed for weddings since 1998.
Up to 180 guests can be accommodated in the Stables gallery, making it ideal for large weddings or other special events. Unlike many of its competitors, Norwood Park is not open to the general public. So all weddings held here are totally exclusive.
There is limited accommodation available for wedding guests. Suites and rooms available to rent overnight. All the rooms have beautiful views of the park and are individually decorated and furnished to a high standard.
If you are getting married at Norwood Park then I would love to speak with you and see if I could be your Norwood Park wedding photographer. Click on this page, send me a message and let’s get chatting!