Charlotte & Sam’s Balcombe Place Wedding, a beautiful day in a beautiful place.
Now that the height of wedding season is behind us, it’s time to catch up and share some of the beautiful weddings from the past year or so. Last November I had the absolute pleasure of spending the day with Charlotte, Sam and their wonderful family and friends at the gorgeous Balcombe Place in Sussex. I would say about 50 percent of the weddings I capture have been Sussex Weddings, and yet I still find myself at different and exciting venues all the time. This was the first time I visited Balcombe Place and what a delight it was, I can certainly see why Charlotte and Sam chose to celebrate there. From beginning to end the day took place at Balcombe Place, with everybody getting ready at it’s many rooms before having a gorgeous ceremony in front of the fireplace and then a wonderful meal in the great hall, before dancing the night away in front of a live band.
Being mid-November, the weather outside was cold, the leaves were in the deep oranges of late Autumn, but this was a day filled with so much warmth…
Balcombe Place Wedding Venue
Situated just outside of Haywards Heath, Balcombe Place markets itself as a ‘home from home’ and I totally agree. When I arrived in the morning, Sam, the groom-to-be opened the door and invited me in, before showing me around. Often the first contact I have when arriving at a wedding venue would be a member of staff – but to be invited in by the groom really lent itself to the homely vibe that Balcombe goes for, as well at the warm and welcoming, friendly vibe that Sam and Charlotte were clearly drawn to.
Balcombe Place is a manor house wedding venue and from the drive in you can see what a truly grand property it is, even in the depths of late autumn when the leaves were a brilliantly rusty shade of red and the skies were cold and grey, the building looked warm, cosy and inviting – within, the fireplaces glowing with embers providing the cosiness one only gets from a real fire.
From spending the morning in one of it’s many bedrooms, before heading down the beautiful wood staircase into the gorgeous ceremony room – where Charlotte and Sam were married beneath the most impressive marble fireplace I’d ever seen, Balcombe provided a real elegant and sense of significance to proceedings.