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Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photographer

An Elegant Wedding Venue in Richmond

Wedding Photography at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park

**I’m taking bookings for weddings at this venue for 2024-25 now!**

Wedding Vows at Pembroke Lodge in Black and White

This photograph of the happy couple in Pembroke Lodge’s Russell Suite demonstrates their love perfectly. Presenting it in black and white ensures there are no distractions which colour can provide.

Pembroke Lodge Wedding Venue Setting

Pembroke Lodge is something else…  Set in eleven acres of landscaped grounds, the rose garden views across the Thames Valley to Twickenham offer incredible photographic opportunities.  The Grade II listed Georgian mansion house backs onto Richmond Park and presents as having two halves.  One side is for large weddings and the other for smaller ones.

Two weddings often run simultaneously, especially in summer.  To ensure that both are kept separate, the venue arranges a two-hour difference in arrival time.

The venue stays open until midnight for wedding parties in the Belvedere and until 11 pm for Russell Suite weddings.  At this time, guests must leave via Richmond Gate as the rest of the park closes.  Tickets can be left in cars for those wishing to collect them in the morning.

Russell Suite Wedding Pembroke Lodge

A Russell Suite marriage photographed from the back: Light from the bay window and some tasteful decor provide fantastic wedding photography opportunities.

The lodge has everything you need to ensure your wedding day runs smoothly.  Both suites have a fully experienced wedding coordinator and team to guide you in choosing a bespoke package to suit your needs and budget.

I have photographed many weddings at Pembroke Lodge and know the venue well.  So, I like to provide the benefit of my experience to help guide you through the day.

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Russell Suite at Pembroke Lodge

The Russell Suite from the front as the bride’s father walks her down the aisle.

Professional, Efficient and Friendly

Bride and Groom holding Hands and Looking at each other in Ceremony

Guy blended into our wedding day really well and I had so many comments from guests afterwards about how professional, efficient and friendly he was.  He took some lovely scenic shots at Pembroke Lodge and at Richmond Park.  His attention to detail is fantastic and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer for weddings and other occasions. He went above and beyond and I couldn’t have been happier with his services. Thanks Guy!

Bernie & Louis

Wedding at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond

The Richmond registrars' are relaxed and helpful to the wedding photographers and don't mind me moving around. Of course, I always try to do this discreetly.

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I photograph discretely and unobtrusively to capture all the very best moments, leaving you to enjoy your day.

With me as your wedding photographer, your memories will be in safe hands, so please get in touch any time to discuss...


Signing of the Register at Pembroke Lodge Russell Suite

Now the register has gone online, there are no restrictions about photographing the schedule. However, they still provide a 'dummy' book to take staged portraits.

Pembroke Lodge's Wedding Ceremony Rooms


The Russell Suite:

Comprising the first floor of the Georgian Wing, the Russell Suite combines ornate elegance with incredible views.  Up to 70 guests may be seated for the ceremony and reception, with a further 30 able to join for evening celebrations.  The Bertrand Russell Rooms are marvellous for the drinks' reception in poor weather and include a licensed bar.  The evening dancing occurs in the Phantom Room, named after the Squadron based here during the war (see below).  As far as I'm aware, Pembroke Lodge has no ghosts!

The Belvedere: 

Purpose-built, the venue at the back of Pembroke Lodge is much more modern but still elegant and striking.  The conservatory building roof has glass skylights, making it light, airy, and superb for wedding photography.  Up to 140 guests may be seated at the ceremony and reception, with a further 60 catered for in the evening.

For a glossy brochure with a complete price list, sample menus and many other details, contact the venue:

email: info@pl.org.uk

or Tel: 020 8940 8207

Wedding Confetti at Pembroke Lodge

At Pembroke Lodge, confetti is thrown inside after the ceremony, which makes good sense as it saves the photographer the job of setting it up outside afterwards.

Wedding Photography at Pembroke Lodge: Registrar Rules


The registrars at Richmond are generally relaxed about photography but request that your photographer doesn't photograph the signing of the register. This rule is pretty standard amongst registrars, although some are more amenable to this and don't mind signing photography.  At Richmond weddings that I have attended, the registrars have been very forthcoming, clearly communicating any different requests that the couple have made for which I may want to adjust my vantage point.


For civil partnerships, vow renewals and baby naming ceremonies, Pembroke Lodge caters for these, too.

Pembroke Lodge Wedding Couple Walking Down Path Outside in Black and White

The happy couple with the Russell Suite side of Pembroke Lodge in the background: The ornate facade and vast gardens provide many creative wedding portrait photography opportunities.

Wedding Couple Portrait by Vintage Car

Richmond Park provides many opportunities for couples portraits, especially if there's a vintage car on hand to pose beside.

Group Photo at Pembroke Lodge Wedding

I took this quirky photograph from a first-floor window of the Russell Suite. Passers-by waiting to pass started to wave, too, so I zoomed out to include them. I've added it here as it clearly shows the size of the woodland garden that comes with the Russell Suite and is ideal for drinks receptions and canapés in nice weather.

Newly-weds Entering Dining Room for Wedding Breakfast - Groom with Fist in Air Cheering

The Bride and groom enter the Russell Suite for their wedding breakfast. This part of the day presents an excellent photo opp as they go between the tables to their guests' applause and cheers.

Father of Bride's Sunny Speech at Pembroke Lodge

Sunlight streamed through the bay window throughout their wedding. So, I used lens flare to produce some interesting photographic effects as the Bride's father gave his speech.

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Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photography - Toast from Best Man

The window light also gives a very pleasing effect when photographed from the side. The speeches and toasts are essential to their special day, and I try to capture them from many angles.

Best Man and Groom Hugging at London Wedding

Good wedding photography is all about those special moments that celebrate family love. Here, the Groom and his Best Man/Brother share an intimate moment after the speeches.

Wedding at the Belvedere, Pembroke Lodge

A different wedding now: This overview photograph shows the other side of Pembroke Lodge and the back of the Belvedere - much more suitable for larger parties.

Bride and Groom at Wedding Breakfast Looking Out of Belvedere Room Door at Pembroke Lodge

During the summer, the doors at the back of the Belvedere are left open as the couple and their guests dine late into the evening.

Back of Happy Couple at Pembroke Lodge Wedding

Pembroke Lodge,
Richmond Park,
TW10 5HX.


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Groom Signing the Register in Russell Suite at Pembroke Lodge Wedding

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Wedding Photographer in London, Bristol & Cardiff

Guy Milnes Photography is based between London and Cardiff, covering South Wales, Bristol, London and the home counties.
He has been a professional photographer since 2008 and loves to capture the wedding day's atmosphere as it unfolds naturally.


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