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Staplefor Park the wedding venue front of the building

About Stapleford Park Weddings

Stapleford Park Weddings are really something special. If you are dreaming about getting married in the country house look no further. Stapleford Park is one of the most prestigious country houses in England,  offering a variety of wedding packages.

Stapleford Park Hotel and Spa is a Grade 1 listed country house in Stapleford, in close vicinity to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire. It’s surrounded by a whopping 500 acres of private land. Leicestershire  Couples planning their wedding at Stapleford Park travels to get married at this luxurious Country House from all around the UK. I’m not surprised at all. As a Stapleford park wedding photographer, I can see why brides and grooms choose to get married in this most picturesque place. As a wedding photographer, I get to travel and photograph one of the most amazing wedding venues all around the Country. I have to say when I visited Stapleford Park for the first time photographing the engagement of one of my lovely couples, I was simply overwhelmed. When the couple who hired me to do their wedding photos told me that, Stapleford Park is the most amazing place to get married, my expectation was very high. After spending an afternoon exploring Staplefords Park in preparation for the wedding my expectations very exceeded big time.

Before I’ve started photographing I was given a grand tour to explore all the premises which will be available for the wedding. My couple booked and exclusive use of the entire Stapleford Park so there weren’t many places we couldn’t use on their wedding day.

Staplefor Park Orangery bride and groom kissing during ceremony

Stapleford Park Gardens


Before even entering the premises of Stapleford Park, I was very impressed with the beautiful gardens surrounding this beautiful County house. As a wedding photographer, I love capturing my wedding couples in a vast landscape. Well, for the very first time I had to say there is almost too much choice, so I had to make a choice and pick only a few from many amazing picturesque spots for our photos. As this particular wedding was in the middle of February I’ve decided to make the most of the garden arches.

wedding couple at Stapleford Park garden at night

The Orangery

From a photography point of view, the Country House weddings are very elegant and full of character. The only thing is they tend to be lacking natural light. Stapleford Park, however, comes with the most amazing solution. There are not many Country houses in England that are the proud owners of an Orangery. This unique building will give your wedding that fresh, airy, and full of light feeling connecting inside and outside in the most elegant way. Stapleford Park orangery with its magnificent glass dome and series of glass doors offers almost 180 degrees views of Stapleford Park’s gorgeous gardens. It’s flooded with so much light that it almost feels like the wedding ceremony is outdoors. You know that saying “no job is too small or too big” well, the Orangery at Stapleford park offers the perfect space, whether you are planning a small intimate micro wedding or larger wedding parties up to 150 guests.

Staplefor Park orangery decorated for the ceremony

The Grand Hall and The Harborough Room

After the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom, as well as all the wedding guest, make their way for the drinks receptions. This normally takes place in Harborough room or just outside on the large patio. Harborough room, with its rich decadent feel covered with Scarlet Gainsborough silk wallpaper, is also used for a smaller wedding of up to 24 wedding guests.

For larger weddings at Stapleford park, The Grand Hall is just the right place. With its capacity to seat up to 180 wedding guests it offers unlimited possibilities to configure your table plan. Very high ceilings with luxury chandeliers and large windows are giving that perfect feel of space and luxury. The Grand Hall is adjoined with the Orangery, giving your wedding day a high level of privacy and convenience.

Harborough Hall at stapleford park

The Wedding morning at Stapleford Park

Even if the wedding couples won’t choose the exclusive use of Stapleford Park, they like to take advantage of staying over a night before and obviously on the wedding night too. Once again the choices are endless with 48 individual bedrooms offering plenty of room for not only bride and grooms but for their wedding guests too. For the bridal party on the wedding morning, the Baker suite is giving almost that “princess for a day” feel. Very spacious room spread across two floors with majestic bay window offering central views across Stapleford gardens.

Don’t forget the Grand main Staircase, Wedding photography gem

It wouldn’t be a Country House House wedding without that iconic image on Stapleford Park Grand staircase. Although Staplefor Park is only a country house, The majestic grand staircase looks more like it’s in a castle. The large dome windows are flooding the room with ample natural light for the creation of all those precious wedding photographs. Whether its father of the bride walking the bride down to get married, or the couple’s romantic portrait, or the surprise choir performance at this wedding, the staircase is giving every wedding photograph that grand luxury feel.

the grand staircase with the choir singing

Stapleford Park multicultural weddings

Stapleford Park, mainly due to its unique nature and exceptional service built a great reputation among wedding couples from various cultural backgrounds. Stapleford Park wedding planners worked on many occasions with Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Chinese, Jewish, Nigerian and Greek weddings organizing culturally specific requirements.

My favourite Wedding photos at Stapleford Park

My job as a wedding photographer is always to make the most of the wedding venue. Although, as a documentary wedding photographer, my prime focus is on capturing all those special moments in the most natural documentary way. However, inbetween those natural moments, I like to produce something more creative, incorporating the architecture or wedding venue or the landscape in my wedding photography.

My favourite spot within the Stapleford Park wedding venue is definitely;

The Orangery – I love the light, the shape, and the symmetry, and I love capturing the wedding ceremony under the large glass dome. It’s also a perfect place to create some striking creative bride and groom portraits in the evening.

The Grand Staircase – The options for creative wedding photography is simply endless.

The Gardens – regardless of the season the Stapleford gardens look amazing during the whole year with plenty of spots for creating some striking wedding photography.

The Harborough Room

It must the silk wallpaper and the over cozy, intimate feel which gives my wedding photos that unique feel. It looks equally beautiful on the pictures during the day as well as all those more laid back images during the evening on the wedding day.

the wedding couple portrait under the arch in stapleford

Why did Tülây and Gavin choose to get married at Stapleford Park?

Gavin: “Tulay and I work within the wedding industry and have been to loads of wedding venues across the country. All of them have a charm, whether it’s a rustic barn or a geodome or a hotel or by the sea, there are so many beautiful places. We have both always loved stately homes; we love the history and detail within them as well as the grandeur.  We viewed several places but as soon as we walked in Stapleford Park, we knew it was the place for us. Everything is beautiful, detailed, has a story and has so many different rooms with different personalities. We decided to go for exclusive use so that we could have a different room for each part of our day – the orangery for our ceremony, the saloon for our drinks reception, the grand hall for the wedding breakfast, the ballroom for our formal photos and the saloon again for our evening reception. Moving rooms throughout the day kept our guests on their toes and each place gave a different vibe.”

Tulay: “We fell in love with the Stapleford Park orangery – the glass dome ceiling is just stunning. I could 100% imagine myself walking down the aisle with my dad there and after that, I simply couldn’t imagine doing it anywhere else.

Gavin: “Not only was the venue perfect, but the staff was also incredible. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect and we could tell they really cared from our first meeting with them. The entire team was wonderful and we couldn’t praise them highly enough!”

The first dance under the grand staircase

Gavin and Tulay’s wedding at Stapleford Park through the eyes of wedding photographer

This wedding at Stapleford Park was definitely the most musical wedding I’ve ever photographed.

I knew Gavin and Tulay for some time from performing at my weddings as Singing Waiters Masters. I always admired how passionate they are about providing their unique musical act.

On their wedding day, they created a truly unforgettable experience for all of their guests (and myself included) by pulling off one of the greatest shows I’ve seen.

They had it all; a theatrical singing performance during their wedding ceremony, Gavin’s surprise choir during the drink reception, “One day more” a song from Les Miserables performed by Gavin, Tulay, and various west end singers popping up from all around the room, a string quartet for the first dance joined by a musical performance by Singing Waiters Masters. All of this wrapped up by an amazing evening party provided by one of the best bands out there  The Distractions Band.

I can’t believe that Tulay and Gavin managed to fit so much entertainment into one perfect day! It’s been truly phenomenal!

Taking into consideration it was February and there were 18 degrees and beautiful sunny weather, the day could not have got any better!


Very excited groom

Bridal preparation and the wedding dress hangin

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Walking down the aisle bride and father of the bride

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wedding couple clapping after performance

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Could you give 1 or 2 most important pieces of advice for all the couples who are planning their wedding?

Gavin: Research! Research! Research! It is SO important to research your suppliers thoroughly. Read reviews, make sure you have examples of their work from previous weddings and make sure you feel comfortable with them as a person. Some suppliers vary in price – be careful of the cheap but also be careful of the very expensive. Choose a supplier in the middle with a good reputation and lots of reviews. They are also there on the most special day of your life-make sure you have a good relationship!

Tulay: Also, plan for all weather- this is England after all! We got married in February and had contingency plans for wet weather and snow but nothing prepared us for gorgeous sunshine! It was unusually warm so we ended up having our drinks reception outside which was lovely. So plan for all weather – extreme cold and extreme heat!


What was the most important factor in choosing your wedding photographer and why have you chosen Latzo?

Gavin: We met Latzo at a wedding we were both working at a year or more before I proposed. When we met him, he was so full of energy, professionalism and was so friendly. He was fantastic with the guests throughout the day as well as making the bride, groom and wedding party feel totally at ease and comfortable.

Tulay: He was so lovely and I remember getting home and nosing on his website, showing Gavin and talking about how fab his pictures were.

Gavin: After I had proposed, we researched his portfolio in more detail and loved the natural photos he had taken as well as the classic formal pictures.

Tulay: I have always felt very nervous in front of a camera but Latzo made me feel very relaxed. We had an engagement shoot before our wedding and it was great to see what it was like before the big day. The photos are fab and he just knew how to capture ‘us’.

Gavin: On our wedding day, everyone commented on how friendly Latzo was, how he organised the guests for photos, how he was like Spiderman and seemed to be everywhere at once!

Tulay: I don’t know how he did it! And when we got our pictures, not long after our wedding day which was a lovely surprise, they were amazing! We were thrilled with all of them-Latzo captured our day perfectly! I won’t blab on here again about how wonderful Latzo is as we have written an essay review! Please read it all-we speak every word of truth!

Gavin: Thank you so much Latzo, for everything! You were amazing!

I’d like to give a massive shout out for the amazing team of Stapleford Park and all the wonderful wedding suppliers working extremely hard providing an exceptional service.

Venue: Stapleford Park Dress Designer: Ronald Joyce  Dress Salon: Icon Bridal.  Makeup: Frances Elizabeth.  Hair: Body perfections.  Florist: My Nan and Auntie!  Singers: The Singing Waiter Masters.  Choir: Capella Choir.  AV and lights: Robins Audio.  Staging: Premier Events.  Band: The Distractions Band


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