A couple stood together in the middle of the bridge at High House at nighttime.

High House Weddings


I am very pleased and privileged to be a recommended photographer at High house. High House weddings is located in Althorne, Essex, which is only about a mile from where I live, so I am very familiar with the local area. I remember the first time I photographed at this beautiful venue, soon after it opened in 2015, and I instantly fell in love with it. It’s a perfectly planned out space for a wedding celebration, and everywhere you turn, there is a picturesque background for a photo.

Wedding Ceremonies at High House

One of the many things I love about this venue is that they have two amazing choices for your wedding ceremony. And if I’m honest, If I were getting married, I would find it difficult to choose which location to pick for the nuptials. Getting married outside is pretty special and when you are surrounded by the calming countryside that High House brings, it’s difficult to imagine a better space to exchange your vows in the summertime. However, having said that, you’ve got to check out the High House barn. It is a Grade ll listed barn which has been fully restored and packed with character, and it dates back to 1750. From a photographers perspective it’s wonderful because it’s so spacious and full of natural light and couples love it because you don’t need to add any of your own decoration, the ceiling decor is kept in place, so it just looks picture perfect from the moment you walk down the aisle.

The Dressing Room

I have had people think that my High house getting ready photos are from some of the weddings that I’ve photographed in Italy or abroad. The dressing room is in a private garden, where you and your squad can get ready away from the arriving guests in a tailor-made space. It’s bright and airy, so ideal for hair and makeup preparations. The surrounding private garden and pool is perfect to grab a few photos before you prepare to head to the ceremony.

The Courtyard

After the actual wedding ceremony and once you are officially married, it’s time to celebrate and at High House, there is a perfect courtyard area with a stable style bar. With the backdrop of the pond and gardens, it’s such a lovely area to have a drink with your guests and enjoy your time together. As a wedding photographer, I find the willow tree and bridge makes a perfect backdrop for group photos too.

The Gardens at High House

High House is set in over six acres of grounds, which are available for you and your guests to enjoy. I always find that the gardens are immaculately kept and there are so many good places to use for photographs. They also have an extensive vineyard which can be used for couple shots, and it looks amazing when the sun is going down.

Wedding Reception and the Party

Celebrate in style! The marquee at High House provides the perfect space for your wedding meal and evening party. I’ve seen various different layouts and seating arrangements in the marquee to accommodate different numbers of guests and tastes, so it’s worth speaking to the lovely team at High House to discuss your requirements and plan the perfect ambience to wow your guests. The marquee overlooks the gardens and has adjoining decking areas which is great in the summer when it’s hot, so guests can enjoy the inside and out. As the sun sets, the lights from the star lining transform the area into the ultimate party zone. I think it works really well because there is plenty of room for everyone to hit the dance floor or relax and sample the evening food on the tables, whilst still enjoying the atmosphere.

High House Wedding Photographer

I have photographed many different weddings at High House over the years, and I am very pleased to be a recommended supplier. I love working there because it’s incredibly well run and their attention to detail is spot on. The staff are always super friendly and helpful and everything is on-site to ensure you’ll have an amazing day to remember for the rest of your lives. I know the venue inside out, and know all the best spots for photos, so you can rest assured that whatever the weather and whatever happens on the day, I will work closely with the team at High House to ensure that your wedding day is perfect.

If you are getting married at this beautiful venue and are looking for a wedding photographer who has photographed many times at High House, please get in touch and see if I still have your date available.

My Wedding Photography Style

I want you to have the most amazing wedding photographs but I also want you to have the most amazing day too. It is important to me that you can enjoy your wedding day, so I take a lot of natural and relaxed photographs of you and your guests, and of course I still do set up shots too, but I work quickly and efficiently to ensure that it’s a fun and relaxed day for everyone. If you’d like to view more of my work, click here to see my portfolio

Why Book Me?

  • Over 10 years experience as a full time professional wedding photographer
  • Unobtrusive approach, so you can enjoy your wedding day
  • Unique night-time photos, where I get something a little different
  • Timeless editing style, so you can enjoy your images for a lifetime
  • Mix of relaxed story images and set-up family photos
  • Stunning portraits that you will be proud to hang on your wall
  • You receive all photos in both colour and black & white
  • Unique photography style that is different from your traditional wedding photos
  • Awesome reviews, with years of happy customers

We had so many comments from our guests about what an amazing photographer John is, and how he made everyone feel at ease and comfortable, which we feel is why our photos turned out as perfectly as they did.
Stacy & Terry

How to find High House Weddings

Website: https://www.highhouseweddings.com

Telephone: 01621 929178. For new wedding booking enquiries you can also call us on 07852 517652.

Email : info@highhouseweddings.com

Address: High House Weddings, Old Heath Road, Althorne, Essex, CM3 6EW

A bride & Groom cuddling together with the high house bridge and willow tree behind them.

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