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Boughton House wedding photography

Searching for a magical wedding venue steeped in history?
Boughton House could be your dream come true.


There almost aren’t words beautiful enough to describe Boughton House. A grand family estate that’s appeared in the Oscar-winning “Les Misérables”, Boughton House boasts a glorious ambience and rich architecture which makes it feels very special but being a family home the experience is both refined and intimate.

Bonus: You can even get married outdoors under the covered Colonnade - handy for the British weather!

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My experience at Boughton House

I started working for Boughton House at the very start of their wedding journey when they commissioned me to create some photos for their website and wedding brochure. And I've been the sole recommended wedding photographer there ever since - which I'm hugely grateful for.

I do Boughton's own photography too - which adds a good dose of spice to my life. I've photographed all sorts of things for them, from portraits of The Duke of Buccleuch, catalogue photos of Van Dyck's and Gainsborough's, and PR shots of themed exhibitions, ceiling restoration work and Christmas tree sales.

Working at Boughton is a pleasure and a privilege. Every visit is magical; it never gets old.

A rustic and relaxed marquee wedding at Boughton House in Northants (24)
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"Sarah has worked at Boughton on many weddings and special occasions including private family events for the owners. 

"We are delighted to recommend her to all those looking to work here not only because we can trust her to show Boughton in the best light, but because she always manages to capture something new for those being photographed.  

"She is professional but not impersonal and it is always a joy to see the result of her work.  

"As guardians of the House and collection we need to be confident that any photographer working with us has the same care for them as we do and over the years, Sarah has earned that trust."

Charles Lister, Property Manager, Boughton House

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Five reasons you’ll love Boughton House for your wedding photography

  • 1 Perfect for my documentary style of wedding photography. I’ll be in my element with a huge variety of stunning backgrounds to play with! It’s incredible in every direction. (I promise not to take you there but even the bin store has something to offer!)
  • 2 *That* staircase for pictures of the two of you.
  • 3 The Great Hall has imposing features, including an elaborate painted ceiling and an opulent fireplace, which will lend a grandness usually reserved for church weddings to your ceremony photos.
  • 4 The Colonnade is ideal for portraits and group photos. The reflection of light off the warm yellow brick will give a gorgeous golden glow to your photos, almost making them look like it’s in another country. It’s called the ‘English Versailles’ for a reason!
  • 5 The extensive parkland and gardens have something of interest for your portraits all year round, including the rose garden, lavender maze, stone bridges and waterways.
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The gallery

Take a peek at some of Boughton's most photogenic spots.

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True love stories

Need a bigger dose of Boughton House? Come explore the weddings that I’ve photographed there.

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William & Jill’s marquee wedding at Boughton House
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Boughton House Wedding Ideas
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Stewart & Laura’s spring wedding at Boughton House
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Ben & Carly’s summer wedding at Boughton House
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Did you know *this* about Boughton House?

  • 1 Boughton is one of only a few ‘calendar houses’ in the UK - it has 365 windows, 12 entrances, 7 courtyards & 52 chimneys. It’s an Elizabethan thing (so Google tells me).
  • 2 You might have seen Boughton House without knowing it. Because it’s often used for films and TV. It’s most notable recent appearance was in Les Misérables. (And the cast stayed at another local Northants wedding venue during filming… can you guess where it was?)
  • 3 There are 72 miles of drives in the parkland.
  • 4 The Grand Étang was created in the early 1700s as a reflection pool for the house - and used for ice skating in the winter.
  • 5 Edward, First Lord Montagu of Boughton, sponsored The Observance of 5th November Act 1605, which called for an annual celebration of the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot. So we have him to thank for the fun of bonfire night!
Clive & Julie's Post-Wedding Portrait Shoot at Boughton House in Northants (9)
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