Hertfordshire is local to me so I’ve got almost as much experience shooting here as London itself. I always love travelling to Hertfordshire and am passionate about a lot of the venues, all of whom know how to make an occasion really special.
Some of my favourites are Shendish Manor, The Grove and Oshwal Potters Bar, all three of which offer amazing – but completely different – experiences.
Oshwal Potters Bar is a wedding hall located right next door to an incredible Jain temple. It’s a remarkable sight in the English countryside, and Oshwal is perfect if you’re planning a large Hindu or Jain wedding. The temple is certainly hard to beat for architectural ‘wow’ factor.
Shendish Manor gives a completely different taste of English architectural flamboyance. Located on a golf course, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside, the hotel manor house itself giving an unusual blend of Victorian architecture and modern design. It’s one of the most sought after wedding venues I know of, and my favourite ever shoot here was Rupak and Komal, the pictures of which you can see here.
The Grove is a luxury 5 star hotel. The grand building itself is huge, and resplendent with amazing landscaped gardens. The massive choice of rooms means it can cater just as easily for big weddings as more intimate ones, giving both a really chic and elegant feel that’s a pleasure to photograph.