Syrencot Wedding Photography
With it’s lush walled garden, modern barn and historic grade II listed Georgian mansion, Syrencot has quickly become a popular picturesque wedding venue in the Wiltshire countryside, and the perfect location for your wedding day. I absolutely love capturing wedding days at this beautiful venue.
looking for relaxed wedding photography at Syrencot?
look no further!
I’m lucky enough to have been one of Syrencot’s recommended wedding photographers from the very beginning. I’m a wedding photographer who specialises in relaxed, natural and light filled photos. This page is full of tips for your wedding day at Syrencot (hit those FAQs) as well as plenty of photos for inspiration.
You want your wedding to feel relaxed and laid-back…
with zero cringe worthy posing, just beautiful candid moments and light filled photos.
You like the idea of a venue recommended photographer
who knows the team and the location to keep things running smoothly.
You don't want to miss out on the party
to hunt out the best photo spots (psssst. I know them already!)
You need a photographer who gets you
(and knows your venue like the back of their hand too!)
Hi, I’m Lydia and I’ve been a Syrencot wedding photographer since the start.
I am lucky enough to have been one of Syrencot’s recommended wedding photographers since the venue opened back in 2019 and even captured the wedding of the couple who were first to book it back when it was just a building site. I’ve now shot loads of weddings there over the years and in all seasons so you can trust I’ve got the experience you need to capture your wedding day perfectly.
Relax, you’re in experienced hands!
Having captured lots of weddings at Syrencot means I know all the best spots for photos (well away from the prying eyes of guests!). I know where the sun will go down and the golden hour hits best and where the shade will be on hot summer days! I also happen to live just fifteen minutes away down the winding Wiltshire roads means I will make it to your wedding whatever the weather (or road conditions!) so rest easy. It’s all covered. Being so close by and loving this venue so much means I’m delighted to offer my Syrencot couples a cheeky discount on my regular package price. Just ask when you enquire.
HOW IT WORKS AT SYRENCOT
I’ll arrive at Syrencot around two hours before your ceremony to capture you getting ready in the stunning light filled bridal prep room – The Billiard Room.
This room has to be one of my favourite prep spaces ever thanks to the huge windows which let in beautiful natural light. I’m a sucker for the details so I’ll capture all those as well as all the fun and laughter.
And let’s not forget the emotional first looks which are so special (get the tissues ready people!) I like to capture these upstairs in the honeymoon suite to give a bit more privacy as well as a tidy backdrop after a busy morning downstairs!
Time to finish that glass of bubbly and go get wed! The orangery ceremony room at Syrencot (aka The Glass House) is just stunning and allows for beautiful, light filled photos in all seasons.
It’s also a fab backdrop for outdoor ceremonies too and looks incredible with a long white carpet leading to the door. Do scroll down and check out the gallery for more inspo on outdoor weddings at Syrencot!
As soon as you’re married, we’ll do your confetti tunnel from the doors of the Glass House – Syrencot allow natural petals only – PRO TIP: always go for fresh – they show up better on camera!
Then I always want to give you some time to relax and greet your guests first, while I capture some candid moments, and the set up in The Farm Shed. Once you’ve had some time to relax we’ll take a few relaxed group shots – with zero cattle herding techniques from me! I like to keep it all super chill and low key.
Towards the end of the reception we’ll sneak off and have a few quiet photos with just the two of you in front of the original building, which is the perfect backdrop and away from prying eyes thanks to the walled garden. Don’t worry, there’ll be no cringey posing, just a relaxed mooch around the grounds and some laughs.
on the dancefloor
After the all important wedding breakfast (Syrencot’s food really is really second to none!) I’ll capture all the emotion of the speeches. I like to get guest’s reactions as well as some nice ones of the speaker.
There’s usually a little more relaxing time after dinner when I’ll be capturing the mingling, and the garden games. If we hit the jackpot this is when I’ll sneak you off into the sunset for a few golden hour photos – my favourite bit!
And then we get you onto the dance floor! Most of my packages last until the first dance but I always stay to capture a bit of the dance floor action to tell the full story of the day in the photos before I sneak off and you to really let your hair down!
OMG Lydia, they’re just amazing…
Booking Lydia for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made.
see how i capture
a whole day at syrencot
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What if it rains?
Then it rains! Thankfully Syrencot has plenty of amazing indoor space with natural light – hello Glass House! If the weather is changable we’ll get little bit flexible with your schedule and roll with it. Trust me, no wedding was ever properly ruined by storm clouds.
Can you reccommend any hotels near Syrencot?
Absolutely! Being a (very!) local lass who lives just fifteen minutes from the venue means I know the lay of the land. For a family (and budget!) friendly option I’d recommend The Holiday Inn at Solstice Park Amesbury, or The Travel Lodge in Amesbury – both are right by the local fast food joints for easing the hangover the next day!
For gastropub vibes I’d try The Dog and Gun in Netheravon which has a few good rooms too. I actually shot the manager’s wedding, and he’s a lovely bloke (say hello from me!) They also do the most incredible pizza, a great Sunday roast and even have a private room where you could host a dinner the night before or lunch the day after if you’re on the hunt for that kind of thing.
What's the best layout for a ceremony at Syrencot?
Personally, I think that having your ceremony at one end of the Glass House, or with the turn in the aisle works best photographically. When you look at the photos in my Syrencot gallery above you may agree that the backdrop is much better.
We can't choose where we'd like the top table, do you have any advice?
I would avoid having your top table against the brick wall on the side of the room. The brick is a very dark backdrop compared with the white wall at the back of the room and there’s also an over hang above it which casts shadows so I’d advise you either have a long top table with the white wall behind you, or if you’re having a round top table placing this in the middle of the room works really well.
Can you capture my partner getting ready too if we're both at Syrencot?
Yes absolutely, I can definately pop down the corridor to capture a few shots of your partner getting ready with their friends too. I can’t be in two places at once though so we’ll work out the best time for this on your pre wedding zoom call.
You sound great, but we’re not very photogenic or very comfortable in front of a camera…
NONSENSE. You ARE photogenic and I will prove it to you. 99% of my couples introduce themselves to me by saying, “No, seriously, I’m like Chandler Bing IRL.”
But please don’t worry. I like to work in a nice, relaxed way. We’ll have a laugh, we’ll take some photos. It’s all very chill.
How do we book you?
Just drop me a line, and we’ll go from there. The first step is to check I’m available for your date. I tend to get booked a year or two in advance, so don’t hang around.
Wedding commissions are available from 5hrs coverage midweek to full day 9hr packages, which is usually just right to cover the preparations to the first dance. Album options available too. Drop me a line to grab a brochure with all the details. All my wedding packages include…