Hatherley Manor hotel and spa is a fantastic wedding venue in Gloucester. The large Country hotel is set in its own beautiful grounds with many choices of locations for wedding photos. 

The hotel has three different wedding suites to chose from, ranging in sizes to hold the largest or smallest of ceremonies. They also have facilities to host an outdoor wedding ceremony if the weather permits. Your wedding can be tailored to suit your needs either hiring one of the three rooms or using different rooms for different parts of the day. All rooms feature their own bar but guests are also free to use the main bar in the hotel as well.

As a Hatherley Manor wedding photographer, it is always a joy to return to this stunning venue. The staff are always friendly and accommodating and no matter what time of year you choose to get married it always has something special to offer.

Hatherley Manor wedding photography of a large wedding group stood in front of the hotel


The grounds are a photographers dream and offer a variety of backdrops whether using parts of the building itself or the lovely gardens. The front garden is laced with stunning old trees and a pretty pathway ideal for those natural greenery shots. The rear has a secret enclosed walled garden with exposed brickwork.

groom kisses bride on the shoulder in the grounds of Hatherley Manor wedding photographer
couple stood in the archway
bride and groom dance in the walled garden of the moat suite Hatherley Manor wedding photography
Couple stood in the grounds of Hatherley Manor Garden with trees in back ground


The bridal suite is the perfect place for getting ready with it’s pink pastel colours that compliment a brides white dress. The large room has plenty of space for all your bridesmaids to get ready together during the morning preparations. The room is located upstairs and is just a short walk to any of the ceremony rooms.

Dress hanging on the four poster bed at the bridal suite, Hatherley Manor
Bride being helped to do her wedding dress up in the bridal suite of Hatherley Manor
Bridesmaids stood holding flowers in the bridal suite at Hatherley Manor


The Moat suite is the smallest of the three wedding rooms available to host your indoor ceremony. The popular room can still hold up to 100 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast combined. The pretty room has exposed brickwork and is neutrally decorated. It has its own bar to the side which remains closed until after the ceremony when the room gets turned around for the wedding breakfast.

This suite has private access to the secret walled garden at the rear.

I have used this room to take indoor family photos when it’s been raining and the stunning wall makes a great backdrop for any winter wedding where it’s not possible to get outside.

Bride and groom exchange rings in the moat suite at Hatherley manor wedding photography
Indoor family photo at Hatherley manor Moat suite by wedding photographer Image Paradise
Tables and chairs laid out for a wedding breakfast in the Moat suite of Hatherley Manor
wedding ceremony in the moat suite at Hatherley Manor


The walled garden is a Hatherley Manor wedding photographer’s dream. It leads out from the Moat suite and is a secret enclosed garden for private use of your guests. Outdoor ceremonies can be also be held here in the summer which makes a lovely picturesque setting.

The large lawned garden offers a large space with outdoor seating area and grass for the children to play games on.

couple hold hands in front of the walled garden at Hatherley Manor
group photo in the walled garden at Hatherley Manor
Bride and Groom stood infront of dark panels.
Rainbow over a bride and groom at the walled garden at Hatherley Manor


The Mulberry suite holds the same capacity as the Moat suite but is slightly larger. This room is neutrally decorated making it easy to add your own touches and decorations when planning your wedding.

The room is situated at the front of the property and over looks the beautiful lawns. It also has its own garden area for exclusive use for your guests. A mobile horse box bar is great in the summer time which can be used for Prosecco, rum or gin bar.

bride and groom getting married in the Mulberry suite at Hatherley Manor Hotel
Tables laid out for wedding breakfast in the Mulberry suite
Tables and chairs laid out
Newly married couple cut their wedding cake in the Mulberry suite


The hotel also has the Hatherley suite which can host very large weddings with upto 400 guests for the ceremony or 300 for the wedding breakfast. This isn’t a room I have photographed in yet but it is ideal for any large wedding.

I offer a small discount on any of my photography collections if you are getting married at this venue so please get in touch if you are looking for a Hatherley Manor wedding photographer. I can offer short-day packages through to full-day cover you can even add on a photo booth.

If you are planning a wedding in Gloucestershire then I highly recommend you check out this stunning wedding venue.

night photo under shelter at Hatherley Manor
A night time portrait of bride and groom stood in the entrance of Hatherley Manor doorway with the sign above


I would love to hear all about two of you and what you have planned for your special day.

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Nicola Hesketh
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