I'm lucky to be a recommended photographer by several venues in the Surrey and South West London Area. These venues are near to me in West Molesey and I love working at them for their photography opportunities and the management teams that I get on with so well…
Nonsuch Mansion… is a wonderful Georgian venue, extensively, tastefully and stylishly refurbished inside with beautiful large grounds outside for plenty of photographic scope. http://www.nonsuchmansion.com/index.htm
Burhill Golf Club… is a venue I have photographed at many times and is rather a hidden gem. Lovely grounds crossing the river Mole and a stunning facade for backgrounds. http://www.burhillgolf-club.co.uk/.
The Carlton Mitre at Hampton Court is my closest venue and one that I pass almost every day. My 4 year old automatically says "I love it 'round here" every time we pass it. To be fair I have taught her to say this. What other South West London venue offers river views and even a little beach opposite? http://www.carlton.nl/mitre/default-en.html
The Richmond Hill Hotel is located at er… Richmond Hill, Richmond-upon-Thames. I've had the pleasure of photographing here for many years. Although without it's own grounds it is unusual in that the wedding party generally crosses the road to the terraced walk which has stunning views across to the Thames. http://www.richmondhill-hotel.co.uk/
Perched atop the North Downs opposite Newlands Corner, a popular tourist spot near Guildford in Surrey is the Manor House Hotel http://www.manorhouse-hotel.com/.
This venue continues to be one of my favourites for photography as the backdrops are so wonderfully rural. Mature trees, meadows with horses and hay bales and old wooden fences often feature in my photographs taken here.
I have just received my 20 year award for being a Qualified member of The British Institute of Professional Photography. This is the oldest internationally recognised Professional Photographic qualifying organisation. http://www.bipp.com/
I have been involved with Community-upon-Thames http://www.thisisourcommunity.co.uk/ since it's early days. It is a not for profit social enterprise with particular beliefs in helping young & disabled people find work and new businesses find clients and assist in networking. My photography for Community upon Thames helps publicise their work to a wider audience.
Other suppliers and links:
Many wedding suppliers here: http://www.startingtogether.co.uk/index.php
All your function room decorative needs: http://www.chaircoverdreams.co.uk/
http://www.ltcakes.co.uk/ For Professionally made beautiful and excitingly different wedding cakes.
If you are looking for a holiday in France check out my sister's amazing B&B http://rivegauche-maze.com/english/index.html. A great place for a relaxed stay near the River Loire and surrounding Anjou wine producing area. Super home made jams and fresh eggs from her chickens ....mmm.