A Beautiful Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding

July Wedding in Cambridgeshire

As the golden July sun stretched its warm rays across the idyllic countryside, love blossomed at this Beautiful Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding. Chantal & Chris enjoyed a glorious summer wedding surrounded by their loved ones, excellent entertainment from two local musicians and an illusionist. The lawn was filled with laughter as guests enjoyed garden games and cocktails as the couple and I took a relaxed walk around the grounds of the venue during the golden hour to capture the warm light hitting the textures of the venue and the surrounding wheat fields. My relaxed approach to couple photography was just right for this couples vibe, keeping things natural and unposed with some simple but timelessly elegant walking portraits.

A Beautiful Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding

Bassmead is a hidden gem of a wedding venue tucked away in the quaint village of Staploe. Its historic charm is immediately evident as you take the long approached on the gravel drive to see the impressive 300-year-old Rickety Barn, a stunning timber-framed structure that has been lovingly restored to its former glory. The venue seamlessly blends rustic elegance with modern amenities, creating a magical atmosphere that captivates couples and guests alike.

Bassmead Manor Barns wedding preparations.

As with many brides, Chantal chose to get ready at Bassmead Manor Barns.  The bridal boudoir here is up alongside the best bridal prep spaces I have worked in during my 8 years as a Cambridge Wedding Photographer. The upstairs dressing room is spacious and cosy at the same time, it includes a full-length mirror, dressing tables and great oak beams for picture perfect finishing touches moments.

Meanwhile, the downstairs sitting room is the perfect place to relax during the morning, enjoy a glass of fizz and a delicious grazing board with loved ones and simply chill before the rest of your magical wedding day unfolds.

Bassmead Manor Barns wedding spaces.

After exchanging vows, guests can enjoy a seamless transition to the stunning Bridge Barn, a purpose-built reception space that effortlessly combines rustic charm with modern comforts. The exposed oak beams and high ceilings create a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for celebrating with family and friends. The versatile space accommodates both small, intimate gatherings and larger celebrations with ease.

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Ceremonies.

For Chantal and Chris it was really important to have their ceremony at a local church and have Bassmead as a base for the rest of the day.

You can, however, say “I do” in style during a  Bassmead Manor Barns wedding. You can choose from two exquisite ceremony spaces. The elegant Rickety Barn provides an intimate and romantic setting, while the lush gardens surrounding the Church Barn offer an outdoor option for couples seeking a sun-kissed ceremony. Whichever you choose, the venue’s experienced team ensures that every detail is meticulously arranged, leaving you free to savour every moment of your special day.

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Photography.

For couples seeking a wedding album filled with breathtaking images, Bassmead Manor Barns offers a myriad of picture-perfect spots. Wander through the beautifully manicured gardens, where vibrant flowers provide a burst of color against the lush greenery. The charming wooden bridge over the tranquil moat is an enchanting location for romantic shots. As the sun sets, take advantage of the golden hour amidst the surrounding wheat fields, capturing the essence of your love against a backdrop of warm, golden hues.

One of the unique features of Bassmead Manor Barns is its proximity to expansive wheat fields. Imagine strolling hand-in-hand through the golden waves of grain, creating a romantic and timeless atmosphere. The fields offer a rustic and serene setting for both candid and posed photographs, ensuring your wedding album reflects the natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting venue.

As the day transforms into evening, Bassmead Manor Barns takes on a magical quality during the golden hour. The soft, warm light bathes the venue in a glow that is nothing short of ethereal. Seize the opportunity to capture intimate moments against this enchanting backdrop, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Bassmead Manor Barns Wedding Conclusion:

Bassmead Manor Barns, with its historic charm, versatile spaces, and enchanting surroundings, is a dreamy setting for a summer wedding. As the sun sets over the wheat fields and golden hour bathes the venue in a warm glow, couples can celebrate their love in a place that feels like a fairytale come true. If you’re seeking a magical wedding experience,

Bassmead Manor Barns is the perfect canvas upon which to paint your love story.

You can read more about this venue in my feature My 10 Best Wedding Venues in Cambridgeshire