Barnett Hill Hotel Wedding Photography

Barnett Hill Hotel, a 4 star boutique hotel near Guildford

Are you looking for a local recommended Barnett Hill wedding photographer? I am a Surrey wedding photographer, based in nearby Bagshot.

A luxury 4 star boutique hotel, set within 26 acres of beautifully maintained gardens and woodland and only 3 miles outside Guildford town centre and 50 minutes from London. Barnett Hill is wonderfully convenient yet retains a tranquil and peaceful rural setting, with undisturbed 360 degree views of the Surrey Hills and surrounding countryside.

There is a lot of history in this Queen Anne style Mansion which dates back to 1905. Originally the dream of Frank Cook, Grandson of renowned travel agent ‘Thomas Cook’, Barnett Hill was given to the Red Cross as a hospital during the War. Thereafter it became a training centre. But more recently bought by Alexander Hotels, this country house hotel has been tastefully restored; with contemporary guest facilities newly modernised and the Oak Room Restaurant has 2 AA Rosettes.

This beautiful hotel and gardens is the perfect place for your wedding, easily accessible but quietly tucked away. Set on top of a hill, down a long tree-lined drive. The Telegraph described Barnett Hill as ‘a magnificent gingerbread-brick palace, crowned with green copper domes’. Barnett Hill caters from just the two of you through to 80 people for a wedding breakfast and 120 for your evening reception. As a venue, they ‘vow’ to offer their Brides and Grooms, full professional support and a promise that your Barnett Hill Wedding will be one of the happiest days of your life.

If you want to get married outside London, in the amazing Surrey Hills countryside, this beautiful venue could be perfect for you. It’s close to both the A3 and M25 motorway. And for your international guests, Heathrow airport is only 45 minutes away.


I’m Mercedes and I’m a recommended Surrey wedding photographer. If you are looking for relaxed, creative wedding photography, then look no further. I will provide you with lots of candid photographs that tell the story of your day. Your bride and groom portraits will be relaxed and stress-free. I won’t take you away for ages – this is your day and I know you want to be enjoying the party not spending the day “having photos”!

Get in touch with me for your Barnett Hill wedding photography.

Mercedes Evans Photographer

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Barnett Hill Hotel, a 4 star boutique hotel near Guildford
The Thomas Cook bridal suite at Barnett Hill Hotel near Guildford
The stairs and chandelier at Barnett Hill Hotel near Guildford
The vaulted ceiling and chequerboard floor tiles of the hallway at Barnett Hill Hotel near Guildford
The library at Barnett Hill Hotel near Guildford
The drawing room at Barnett Hill Hotel near Guildford

Beautiful spaces

The staff at Barnett Hill will help you to organise the day of your dreams. Of course you can have the whole day here, from getting ready to ceremony to wedding breakfast and then your evening party. This can take away concerns about the logistics of travelling between venues. But if you have always wanted to get married in church there is plenty of choice locally.

The Mansion house is available for exclusive use. The elegant wood panelled Drawing Room with it’s high ceilings and chandeliers can accomodate up to 80  guests. The room has a lovely view of the terrace and lawns. Your wedding breakfast will be held in the airy Garden Suite which can seat up to 80 people, at round tables. You can have up to 120 guests in the evening if you want others to join you for the party celebrations.

The Gardens

The gardens at Barnett Hill are lush and offer lots of variety for your wedding photography. In May the building is covered in the beautiful lilacs of wisteria and the summer sees borders filled with perennials. Features of the garden include antique garden statuary, cypress trees flanking the patio and ornate wrought iron gates. Not to mention the domed garden room and formal pond, there is interest and structure all year round. Your guests will be able to enjoy the space of the lawns and there is plenty of seating on the terrace, both perfect for your drinks reception.

The bride and groom walk back, with theirs round each other, to the wedding guests on the terrace at Barnett Hill
Young wedding guests have fun on the space hoppers at Barnett Hill hotel

Barnett Hill Hotel Wedding Blogs

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A Sample of Wedding Photos at Barnett Hill Hotel

Wedding Photography Style

My wedding photography style is natural and focuses on creating photos that tell your wedding story in an authentic and timeless way. I love capturing lots of wedding guest and couple reactions with candid photography. Whether that’s tears of laughter at the best man’s speech or tears of joy and nervousness when you first see each other. You will get all the shots that will help you to remember the moments of your special day. I can be with you on your wedding day from bridal preparation right through to your first dance and the party.

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