The Petersham Hotel in Richmond, Surrey, is a gorgeous wedding venue and I have been fortunate enough to have been a wedding photographer there in the recent past. Nestled on the slopes of Richmond Hill, it offers spectacular views over the Petersham Meadows and the River Thames. In my opinion it is certainly one of London’s finest venues for smaller weddings.
The exterior of the hotel is just as impressive as the interior, which has a stunning staircase spiralling up to each level – perfect for some lovely intimate couple portraits. Outside there is a very nice garden, although it is on quite a slope! That said it is just fine for capturing some relaxed couple portraits. As for the couple portraits, another great option is to walk over to the Terrace Gardens, which is about a 4 minute walk away. These gardens are spectacular once again and offer plenty of photo opportunities including the amazing view from Richmond Hill.
The interior of the Petersham Hotel is classically beautiful. A recent wedding which I photographed there had the bride’s getting ready room overlooking the river and directly above the terrace where the drinks reception was held. The terrace is right next to the River Room where the ceremony took place. This room is great in that the large windows at the front allow for plenty of natural light to flood into the room, which means even more gorgeous photographs.
An example of my photography at this venue can be seen here.
If you are planning a wedding at The Petersham Hotel, please get in touch to discuss the photography of your big day.