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Woburn Abbey wedding photography

For over 400 years it’s been the home of earls and dukes. But for one special day, it could be yours.

Ah, Woburn Abbey, my first love. Swoon! I grew up near Woburn and spent many school holidays (and sick days!) visiting the safari park there. As I grew older, my family would often take the scenic route to the motorway and drive through the estate. It captivates me just as much now as it did back then!

One fond memory I have of Woburn Abbey is leaving a wedding late at night when it was pitch black. I was driving slowly up the hill (because you can’t see far in the dark and the deer roam free at all hours) … only to see a stag with princely antlers saunter slowly and majestically across the road in front of me, silhouetted against the headlights of a car coming the other way. It took my breath away.

And that’s Woburn in a nutshell. Magical.

Sunset behind the Cedar of Lebanon tree at Woburn Abbey
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Five reasons you’ll love Woburn for your wedding photography

  • 1 There’s SO much that makes Woburn ‘Woburn’ that it’s impossible to incorporate every aspect into every set of wedding photos - which is great because it means you’ll get unique photos.
  • 2 It’s a great venue whatever the weather, with beautiful indoor/sheltered locations plus a stunning exterior for formal photos like portraits and groups.
  • 3 The Sculpture Gallery, built in 1789, is full of quirky, er, sculptures, which add an interesting and creative layer to your photos.
  • 4 On dry days, the ancient cedar tree and the gardens will inject gorgeous greenery and nature into your pictures.
  • 5 On wet days, the beautiful Camellia House and the Henry Holland corridor will keep you dry and lend your photos an extra dose of charm.
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My experience at Woburn Abbey

I’m into double figures for weddings I’ve shot at The Sculpture Gallery at Woburn. Now I’m on a mission to make it triple figures! It's one of my favourite places to be.

The team at Woburn is one of the best in the industry. They’ve always been incredibly supportive of me as a photographer, so I can only imagine how attentive they are to their couples.

Woburn is close to home (about 30 minutes) and I love having this venue all but on my doorstep!

Confetti cannon at The Sculpture Gallery, Woburn Abbey
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The gallery

No judgement - other people’s weddings are a great source of ideas! Take a look at Louisa and Will's wedding at The Sculpture Gallery for inspo.

Their day was sprinkled with magic - by an actual magician! And they were blessed with a glorious sunny spring day. The pretty pale pink wedding styling contrasted beautifully with the stonework and décor of Woburn’s Sculpture Gallery.

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Psst! Did you know *this* about Woburn?

  • 1 The Sculpture Gallery was originally built as an orangery for the fifth Duke of Bedford, and he decided afterwards that it’d make a great home for his sculpture collection
  • 2 The Cedar of Lebanon tree in the gallery courtyard is over 350 years old
  • 3 The traditional afternoon tea all started at Woburn Abbey
  • 4 The Abbey isn’t the original abbey - that was demolished by the first Earl of Bedford
  • 5 The estate came very close to being ‘Alton Towers’ - before the Tussauds group bought Alton Towers