As a wedding photographer based in Surrey, I know how much those dreamy golden hour photos mean to you. Let’s unlock the magic of the golden hour with my handpicked selection of Surrey’s top wedding venues. From rustic barns to historic estates, these picturesque locations offer the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding photos. Let’s explore the unique charm of each venue and discover why they’re ideal for capturing those unforgettable golden hour moments.

Botley Hill Barn: Golden hour with views of the Surrey Hills

Nestled in the Surrey Hills, Botley Hill Barn offers rustic charm, panoramic views, and stunning architecture. In fact the large windows flood the barn with light during your wedding breakfast, ensuring you won’t miss the epic golden hour. Exchange your vows overlooking the rolling countryside, letting the golden hour sun paint your wedding day with warmth and romance.

A married couple after their wedding at golden hour at a wedding venue in Surrey called Botley Hill Barn

Chapel House Estate: Kent’s secret Garden paradise

Experience timeless elegance at Chapel House Estate, tucked away in the scenic Kentish countryside.
Enchanting gardens, outdoor ceremony area, and stunning buildings create a fairytale setting for capturing intimate golden hour moments. This is Kent’s best-kept secret for a UK wedding venue that feels like a destination wedding.

Port Lympne Safari Park: Wild Adventure and Romance

Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve offers an adventure-filled wedding amidst wildlife and stunning scenery. Set within a stunning wildlife reserve, you can exchange vows surrounded by nature’s beauty. As the sun sets over the Kent countryside, the estate transforms into a golden paradise, creating unforgettable golden hour photos.

A couple who have just got married at Port Lympne Safari park in Kent kiss and celebrate in front of the manor house

Hatfield House: Grandeur and History

Step into a world of grandeur and history at Hatfield House. Sprawling gardens and majestic architecture set the stage for a fairytale wedding. As the sun sets over the estate, capture golden hour photos filled with timeless elegance and romance. Finally, make sure you make the most of the gardens before you party the night away in the old palace!

A couple who have just got married at Hatfield House in Hatfield celebrate their love by taking a drive in their new classic wedding car

Oak Tree Barn: Oak Tree Barn: Festival Vibes in the Serene Countryside

Escape to the serene countryside of Kent and uncover the charm of Oak Tree Barn weddings, an exclusive find for intimate ceremonies. Enveloped by ancient oak trees and expansive meadows, this rustic barn venue provides an idyllic backdrop for capturing timeless golden hour memories. Exchange vows under a natural canopy of trees surrounded by your nearest and dearest, fulfilling the dream of a truly magical wedding day.

A married couple on their wedding day take a walk in a meadow at golden hour enjoying the sunset. This is at one of the uk's best wedding venues in Kent, Oak tree barn weddings.

Don’t let your golden hour memories fade away – seize the opportunity to capture them in all their beauty at one of Surrey’s top wedding venues. Whether you’re drawn to the rustic romance of Botley Hill Barn or the timeless elegance of Chapel House Estate, these venues promise to make your wedding day truly magical. Contact me today to book your dream wedding photos and let me help you immortalize your golden hour bliss in stunning detail.


April 16, 2024

Married couple on their wedding day running through fields at golden hour

Top 5 Wedding Venues for Stunning Golden Hour Photos

Megan Donati


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