Having a wedding at Gunby Hall is something special. Located at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, Gunby Hall is a picture perfect country house wedding venue owned by The National Trust. It houses a small church, beautiful landscaped gardens & the stunning house built in 1700 for the the Massingberd family.
Whilst many people who get married at Gunby Hall do so in the stunning music room. Rebecca & George had their wedding ceremony at the beautiful St. Peters Church on the property. This church held a special place in their hearts, it was the exact same venue where Rebecca’s parents got married years before.
Rebecca and her bridesmaids got ready at the family home. As I arrived the house was already buzzing. Preparations were well underway and whilst Rebecca & her bridesmaids were busy prepping themselves, Rebecca’s dad relaxed with his feet up watching the Olympics on TV. Suddenly springing to life and getting ready in what must be a world record time.
Rebecca was transported to the venue in style via a vintage Rolls Royce. I left Rebecca’s family home and caught up with George at St. Peters Church, along with his groomsmen. The jokes were there, but they couldn’t mask George’s obvious nerves.
The walk from the front of Gunby Hall to St Peters church is around 5 minutes through the beautiful manicured gardens. This walk saw Rebecca and her father share some close moments. Her fathers smile showing how proud he was to be walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.
Rebecca & George had arranged for photographs to be taken in Gunby Hall. This is something that if you are considering getting married at Gunby Hall, you should make sure you arrange in advance.
We started in the gardens for some more candid portraits. Followed by making our way to the main house for the family formals.
We took some photos in the stunning music room (the main venue for Gunby Hall Weddings), which was just beautiful. We then moved to the staircase which is just as stunning. A tip though if you are getting married at Gunby Hall and want photographs on the staircase. You are not allowed to wear heels. This is in order to protect the staircase. Lastly I photographed George alone. He wanted to create a portrait fitting for a Wes Anderson movie. Being a Wes Anderson fan, I happily obliged.
The reception was held at Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet. Holding your wedding reception at a beautiful Lincolnshire brewery seemed the perfect choice. As the weather was stunning, everyone made the most of the gardens and outdoor space, as well as the real ale.
The speeches involved George being presented with his very own work of art from his best man.
Following a funky first dance (and a Llama wedding cake), everyone flooded the dancefloor to enjoy the perfect party band.
A totally chilled arty couple, Rebecca & George were so much fun to be around. From George’s cherry red Doc Martens, to Rebecca’s laid back attitude, it created a relaxed vibe all day. I think this is summed up in Rebecca’s piece of advice for other brides; “Sit back, relax & take it all in”.
If you are planning a Gunby Hall wedding, get in touch!
HOW TO BOOK A GUNBY HALL WEDDING
The easiest way to begin planning a wedding at Gunby Hall is to go to their website.
Alternatively you can email Astrid for more information and prices Astrid.Gatenby@nationaltrust.org.uk