Lympne Castle weddings are all about the view. Lympne is a medieval castle, overlooking Romney Marsh in Kent. The castle acts as an exclusive-use wedding venue with stunning grounds and far reaching views of the marshes and the sea beyond. Lympne Castle has various rooms available for use, which can incorporate the ceremony and/or reception, such as The Great Hall. There is also a marquee which can be used rather than the rooms inside the Castle. Lympne Castle also boasts a number of cottages onsite which can be used for bride and groom preparations.
If you wanted a religious ceremony rather than civil, the beautiful St Stephen’s church is right next door – there’s even a short-cut door through from the church yard to the courtyard of Lympne Castle – perfect for the photographer to take a quick short-cut and capture your arrival down the driveway after the service! St Stephen’s also has the great advantage of being extremely light inside, unlike a lot of churches.
Photography-wise, Lympne has great opportunities, inside and out. The stunning oak paneled ceremony room, with it’s huge bay windows, provide some great opportunities for either natural light work or more cozy, romantic evening photographs. Outside, the lovely gardens are great during the evening sunshine, providing lovely backlighting opportunities. The view can make for some great sunset flash-lit shots.
The sunken Italian garden is very useful for group shots, as it gives the photographer some height and also is backlit in the afternoon.
All in all, Lympne castle weddings are glorious affairs.
Here are a few links to my most recent wedding at Lympne Castle:
Further information can be found on the Lympne Castle website.
David Burke specialises in Kent wedding photography, providing photojournalism coupled with stunning bride and groom portraiture throughout the UK. David works throughout Kent, East and West Sussex, Essex and Surrey and is also available to photograph weddings throughout the UK and abroad.
All images and text copyright David Burke Photography 2013