Birtsmorton Court Wedding - Malvern Hills

Birtsmorton Court Wedding – Malvern Hills.

Birtsmorton Court Wedding.

We featured Adi & Jon’s pre-wedding shoot a few months ago here and although it feels like only a few weeks ago their big day came round in no time. I have been looking forward to photographing this wedding for a few reasons; firstly the venue, ‘Birtsmorton Court in Mavern’.

I was the photographer at a wedding there last year and fell in love with the venue and the staff. So when I received the inquiry to be the photographer at Adi & Jon’s wedding I was all over it. Then when I met and got to know Adi & Jon I was sold. I consider myself very lucky and I always get to work with great brides & grooms with lovely personalities. Adi & Jon were no exception. I felt like we clicked straight away.

I knew their friends and family would be fun and they certainly were (and maybe a little nuts too in some cases!) I started the day with Adi, the bride. In the garden house at Birtsmorton Court, Malvern and photographed her beautiful dress, shoes and some of the little details.

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Adi & Jon’s Malvern hills wedding day was a beautiful day. They were married in Birtsmorton Court wedding venue in the gorgeous Malvern Hills.

As wedding photographers based in Southport, it was lovely going back to this beautiful part of the world. I am lucky enough to have photographed a few weddings at this stunning venue.

Malvern Hills - Birtsmorton Court Wedding

Adi & Jon are such a lovely couple and looking back through the photographs it was great to see the way they looked at each other and remembering how much fun their friends and family were.

Thank you both and congratulations on the birth of your first child, the beautiful Emily, I wish you both all every happiness x

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Birtsmorton Court Wedding Day.

The atmosphere was relaxed and Adi, her four bridesmaids and mother soon got used to me wandering around and photographing them as they prepared for the wedding day. We even had her uncle and a few of the groomsmen pop in as they tried to figure out how to tie their cravats.

Adi’s wedding dress was traditional and she looked beautiful in it. It complimented her style and look perfectly. The bridesmaids all looked stunning in blue, a colour that would be repeated and photographed throughout the day.

Birtsmorton Court Church Wedding.

At the church, the groomsmen greeted the guests while Jon waited for his bride in the church.  He looked quite chilled sat with his brother Matt who was to be his best man on this his wedding day.

Adi arrived at the church with the bridesmaids and her Uncle Pat, who would be giving her away. It was a beautiful summer’s day and she looked stunning as she walked through the gardens at Birtsmorton towards the church and her waiting guests.

The church service although traditional had a good injection of humour from Reverend Mike and some beautiful readings from friends of the couple.

The grounds at Birtsmorton Court offer some stunning locations for a photographer. After getting some candid and group photographs I took a walk with the couple around the white garden. This time I found the famous gate. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to chat with the lady of the house earlier that morning. She told me that her husband commissioned the gate as a gift to her. She assured me the angel was a representation of her but suggested it may be more accurate to think of it as a balance to her!

Post wedding photography.

I, of course, photographed the newlywed couple at the gate. I am delighted with the results. Just beyond the famous gate is a field, last year it was filled with corn and I photographed Sharon & Jason in the field of corn. This year the field contains oilseed rape and I was a little concerned the pollen may stain Adi’s beautiful wedding dress so we took some photographs at the edge of the field.

On the way back to the guests we all grabbed a homemade ice cream from the cart Adi had arranged the previous Wednesday. I have to say “good call Adi” it was delicious and on that hot day a very welcome treat.

After the guests had eaten and the speeches were done the evening guests started to arrive and there were some specific groups Adi wanted photographing.

Evening celebrations.

Once the cake was cut and the first dance was over the light was just dipping and it bathed the grounds with a beautiful golden light. Adi had said that if the conditions were right she would like to make the most of it and get some additional photographs. So I quickly grabbed them both and we headed back out to the field. As the sun sets over the Malvern Hills it is just so beautiful there and I love the set of photographs we got from that brief session.

A little more candid photography and a chat with some of the guest and it was time for me to leave. I had another wedding to photograph the following morning but if I didn’t I would have loved to have stayed longer. Adi & Jon and all their friends and family were so welcoming that I didn’t want to leave.

A beautiful couple at a stunning venue, the sun shone all day long, the guests were all full of fun. I couldn’t have asked for a better day to remind me of just how much I love my job.

They are sunning it up on their honeymoon at the moment and I’m looking forward to catching up with them when they get back.

I hope you like this selection of images from the day. There are a few more on my facebook page. I will link to the site with the main set of photographs once the couple has had a chance to see them first.

This stunning Malvern Hills is a beautiful part of the word for a wedding. from a simple civil service at the Malvern registry office to beautiful wedding venues like Birtsmorton Court. There are many wonderful choices.     You can find out more about our recent weddings here. or find me and more pictures from this and more weddings on Facebook just search ‘Photography by Bryan Farrell’.

Malvern Registry Office.

Malvern Hills District Council, 
Council House, 
Avenue Road, 
Malvern, 
WR14 3AF.

Telephone: 01905 768181

You can book your wedding registrar online here>>

Pay online for your ceremony.

  • Payment is by credit or debit card, your details will be processed through our secure payment system.
  • Once your booking is complete, you will need to contact the Worcestershire Registration Service to book your registrars. They can be contacted on 01905 768181 (Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 16:45).
  • Please note that incomplete applications will time out after 15 minutes.

Weddings and Civil Partnerships - The Elgar Room.

For that very special day in your life why not book the Elgar Room at the Council House in Great Malvern.

The Council House, once known as Priory Mansion, was built in 1874 by Alfred Speer, who demolished the previous house known as The Priory. 

The Council House still retains many of its original features from the ornate main entrance with its spires and gargoyles, to the wood-panelled lobby and hall. The grand staircase with its griffins, lead up to a large colourful stained glass window, which is a must for your photographs.

We are ideally located close to the centre of Great Malvern in the grounds of Priory Park which once formed the grounds to the house.

The Elgar Room has been refurbished to preserve and enhance the room’s Victorian features. Combined with the beautiful views across Priory Park. It creates a wonderfully romantic setting for Wedding and Civil Ceremonies.

After your ceremony, you will step out into the beautiful grounds of Priory Park with its Swanpool, quaint bridges and a Victorian bandstand.

With the stunning backdrop of the famous Malvern Hills. What better location for those cherished photographs and videos of your special day.

To comply with Fire Regulations the maximum guest capacity is 50 people, this would include a photographer and/or videographer if you have one.  The ceremony couple and Registrars are not included within this 50.

There is disabled access to the Council House to ensure that everyone can attend your special day.

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4 thoughts on “Birtsmorton Court Wedding – Malvern Hills.”

  1. The Elgar Room
    For that very special day in your life why not book the Elgar Room at Malvern Registry office, located at the Council House in Great Malvern.

    The Council House, once known as Priory Mansion, was built in 1874 by Alfred Speer, who demolished the previous house known as The Priory.

    The Council House still retains many of its original features from the ornate main entrance with its spires and gargoyles, to the wood panelled lobby and hall. The grand staircase with its griffins, lead up to a large colourful stained glass window, which is a must for your photographs.

    We are ideally located close to the centre of Great Malvern in the grounds of Priory Park which once formed the grounds to the house.

    The Elgar Room has been refurbished to preserve and enhance the room’s Victorian features. Combined with the beautiful views across Priory Park, it creates a wonderfully romantic setting for Wedding and Civil Ceremonies.

    After your ceremony you will step out into the beautiful grounds of Priory Park with its Swanpool, quaint bridges and Victorian bandstand, with the stunning backdrop of the famous Malvern Hills. What better location for those cherished photographs and videos of your special day.

    To comply with Fire regulations the maximum capacity of the Elgar room is 50. There is disabled access to the Council House to ensure that everyone can attend your special day.

    Book the Elgar Room
    2014 – 2015: £100 for a half hour ceremony – £200 for an hour long ceremony

    To book the Elgar room at Malvern Registry office please contact: 01684 862151.

    Parking is restricted at the Council House, with the exception of the Bride and Groom vehicles, all other visitors are requested to use the public car parks in Priory Road and Grange Road.
    The fee quoted for the Elgar Room is for the hire of the room.
    A separate fee is payable for the registrars attendance.
    Bookings for the Elgar room over one month old will not be refunded.
    Amendments and cancellations will incur a charge.

  2. OldCastle Estate is a truly unique country wedding venue that is simply perfect for your big day

    The Tudor House and Orangery located in the picturesque village of Colwall; tucked delicately in The Malvern Hills; it boasts breath-taking views of both the stunning landscape and elegant gardens in the grounds of the property.

    OldCastle looks as though it has been plucked from the pages of a fairytale and its location matches to perfection.

    Set in the location of the dreamily rolling hillsides of Malvern, an ideal setting for a one of a kind wedding. To add that extra romance the echo of Elgar’s greatest works can be heard in the wind as it passes through the trees.

    Located on the Herefordshire Worcestershire border OldCastle is easily accessible from both Counties, as well as Gloucestershire and has good travel links to the rest of the UK; just 2 and a half hours by train from London, so OldCastle offers you a magical setting for your ‘Country Escape’ celebration.

    The interior of OldCastle Estate offers its own beauty to you and your guests; the spectacular Orangery is awe inspiring; it compromises a stunning gallery with stone and oak beams. This superb setting, where Shakespeare’s ‘Falstaff’ is rumoured to have stayed, is perfect for all celebrations and events. For more intimate gatherings our Jacobean rooms gives a sense of real elegance to welcome your guests into, with its period furniture and spectacular views.

    The OldCastle Estate offers the idyllic venue for your country Wedding, effortlessly transforming to become a truly romantic backdrop for your big day.

  3. Birtsmorton Court, situated in the lee of the Malvern Hills, is a romantic and secluded manor house. As a family owned and run business, a personal and friendly service is provided throughout the planning and running of your wedding.

    Civil weddings of up to 80 can take place within the Court, or up to 200 within the Garden Room. A church adjacent to the estate grounds can also be used for wedding ceremonies or blessings, with agreement from the local vicar.

    Surrounded by a substantial moat, the Court’s Terrace overlooks the water, providing an ideal venue for Reception Drinks, and guests can explore and enjoy the beautifully kept gardens beyond.

    An extensive range of superb menus ensures any tastes can be catered for, and a beautiful venue to host your wedding breakfast and evening party allows you and your guests to enjoy every moment of your special day.

  4. Birtsmorton Court

    What Birtsmorton Court say about their wedding venue

    Birstmorton Court is a medieval moated country manor house, located in Worcestershire near Malvern, it is a stunning and unique country wedding venue.

    This magical wedding venue caters for both civil weddings in the Great Hall and Birstmorton Church weddings. There is also the option of an outdoor wedding in the White Garden.

    With exclusive use of the grounds your wedding party can enjoy the beautiful gardens.

    Address: Birtsmorton Court, Malvern, Worcestershire. WR13 6JS

    Similar Worcestershire wedding venues: Hagley Hall, Grafton Manor, Homme House, Hanbury Hall, Dumbleton Hall, Elkstone Manor, Chavenage House, Owlpen Manor.

    Birtsmorton court wedding church photosWhat I think of Birtsmorton Court as a wedding venue

    I’ve photographed many weddings at Birtsmorton Court since first being recommended by them in 2006. This has been a variety of winter weddings, summer weddings and everything in between.

    For Birtsmorton Court to fully showcase it’s true beauty it’s best seen on a gorgeous summers day. That way you’ll get to enjoy the hidden white garden and full extent of the grounds that surround Birtsmoron Court. None the less, if it’s English charm you’re after a winter wedding in the Great Hall definitely shows off the buildings character.

    From a wedding photographers perspective Birtsmorton Court offers many options for your wedding photos. You have the extensive gardens, a lake, a moat and all ye old’e buildings to work with.

    Birtsmorton court wedding fireworksBirtsmorton Court has the perfect option for a church wedding too with it right on site.

    Practically there is ample parking on site for you and your wedding guests. A small amount of accommodation is available should you wish to stay over prior to the wedding, You can also use the Manor House for final bridal preparations, although I believe you can’t stop the night there.

    To round off your wedding day Birtsmorton Court also offer a firework display viewed across the moat. The couple of occasions I’ve seen this it’s defiantly a good show – not you’re typical ‘letting off a few fireworks half heatedly!

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