Mountains Country House
, situated in Hildenborough, near Tonbridge, is a stunning grade II listed building and is a lovely wedding venue. Built in 1866, it features a listed tile floor in the entrance hall, and 26 acres of splendid landscaped gardens and beautiful parkland with large Redwood trees. The garden also contains an oak-gabled gazebo for outdoor ceremonies and a marquee for receptions.
Sarah and James got married at St Peter's Church, Ightham and held their reception at Mountains Country House. On arrival I captured some location and detail shots in the house and marquee and then joined the guests for candid shots whilst drinks were served. We then went outside for some group shots, including a shot of everyone in front of the main facade of the house, and then I whisked Sarah and James off for their bride and groom portrait session in the grounds. We then rejoined the guests which gave me the opportunity to take more candids (including a highly competitive game of giant Jenga!) This was followed by a receiving line, the speeches and a mock cake cut. I departed as the wedding breakfast was served.
Gemma and Ed married at St Giles Church, Shipbourne and then relocated to Mountains Country House for the reception. On arrival I shot their bride and groom portrait session in the lovely grounds, including Gemma and Ed on Space Hoppers, and followed this with lots of candids during the drinks reception, and then group shots. After the wedding breakfast I photographed the speeches, cake cut and the first dance on the fabulous chequered dancefloor.
Kirstie and Dave held both their ceremony and reception at Mountains Country House. It was held the day before the winter solstice - a true winter wedding and exceptionally cold indeed! It was lovely and cosy inside, however, with a large Christmas tree and log-burning stove in the main hallway. Kirstie is a committed petrolhead and arrived for the wedding in her sporty Nissan Z. Kirstie and Dave are also dog-lovers and their beautiful dog Skie joined us for their bride and groom portrait session after the ceremony. We also staged an additional portrait session after the wedding breakfast to take some shots with the twinkly fairy lights outside. Their wedding has just won the first round of the 'Wedding of the Year 2015' competition run by Your Kent Wedding magazine.
Mountains Country House is a splendid venue for wedding photography. If you're thinking of staging your wedding then then please get in touch.