Manor by the Lake wedding photography

A stunning Cotswolds wedding venue

Manor by the lake is a spectacular Cheltenham wedding venue that is great for weddings all year round. Within the grounds it has it’s own beautiful lake, gardens and woodlands. This Victorian Manor House is perfect for indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies.

External photo of Manor by the lake in Cheltenham

Manor by the lake wedding photography

Photography is one of the most important things you can invest in when you get married. Having amazing photos to reminisce for many years to come will become priceless. Choosing a wedding photographer who already knows the stunning Manor can be an advantage. There are so many elements to the Manor and it’s gardens, my experience as a Manor by the lake wedding photographer will be the key to getting all the photos you need without taking up too much of your time which allows you to enjoy the day as much as possible.

Couple leaning on the pillars of the Italian pavilion at Manor by the lake

A guide to the venue & it’s exclusive wedding spaces

Manor by the lake has several exclusive rooms and outdoor spaces, that will take the bride and groom with their guests on a tour throughout the day. Exploring the various facilities and gardens during the journey and wedding timeline.

The Bridal suite

Picture starting the morning preparations in the bridal suite with champagne in the jacuzzi roll top bath over looking lake. Hair and make up with the bridesmaids and bridal party to follow, this is the perfect setting to hang your dress and for the girls to relax. Getting ready upstairs knowing there is only a short stroll to the ceremony can take the pressure off an otherwise hectic morning.

Bride getting ready in the bridal suite at Manor by the lake
bride holding her bouquet of flowers looking out of the window in the bridal suite at Manor by the lake wedding venue
Bridesmaids stood with bride holding bouquets of flowers in the bridal suite of Manor by the Lake just before the wedding ceremony.

The Maximillian wedding Ceremony room

If you are planning an indoor wedding then the Maximillian ceremony room provides warm photo tones with its intricate dark woodwork and cosy chandelier lighting. The classic room has stunning garden views and feels like stepping back in time. Capable of seating up to 100 people, it’s ideal space for any family wedding.

Maximillian wedding ceremony room with red carpet, dark wood and chandelier
Manor by the lake wedding photography of bride and groom during wedding ceremony in the Maxillian room

The Rock bar

The Rock bar is a comfortable space and a favourite with many guests especially the guys as it boasts a juke box and games room with table football and pool table. Often the groomsmen will be found hanging out in here before the ceremony but it’s a popular space for the bride and groom to capture some fun photos and it’s easy to see why.

Bride and groom playfully having a game of pool in the rock room at Manor by the Lake.
couple sat on a red sofa with comical pillows

Manor By The Lake’s Grand Ballroom

The grand ballroom is where the guests spend the rest of the day. Here you will have the wedding breakfast, speeches and evening events with short breaks in between for them to transform the room. The ballroom is a large light and airy flexible space, ideal for entertaining friends and family with a total capacity allowance of 250 people.

table and chairs laid out for the wedding breakfast in the Grand ballroom at Manor by the lake wedding venue


Speeches on Silver thrown’s usually follow on from the wedding breakfast. I love listening to funny stories of how they met and what they were like from their very first meeting. It’s a pleasure to capture natural reactions of the bride and groom as well as the wedding guests. As an add on I can also record the speeches for you which can be a lovely memory to rewatch.

bride and groom sit on silver thrown as water of the bride reads a speech
Best man tells his speech in the grand ballroom at Manor by the Lake holiding a microphone infront of candles

Evening entertainment

The evening normally kicks off with the bride and groom cutting the cake on the dance floor before going straight into their first dance when the party really gets started.

Couple cut the cake on the dancefloor
Bride and groom spin around on the dance floor Manor by the lake

Winter wedding PHOTOGRAPHY at Manor by the Lake

Winter weddings provide an opportunity to be creative so don’t let the time of year put you off booking your dream wedding. Whether as the bride and groom you choose to brave the elements or would prefer to stay inside, the Manor House provides so many options for photographs day and night. I strive to be able to capture and create stunning images no matter what the weather if that’s using natural light or creative off camera flash.

couple sat infront of rainy windows at Manor by the Lake
silhouette of a couple in front of the ballroom curtain

Booking your Manor by the lake wedding photography

If you’ve decided to get married in Cheltenham and think Manor by the lake is the perfect venue for your big day, then please get in touch. After securing the venue the next step should be to book the photography. I offer several wedding photography packages whether you are looking for pictures all day or just short cover, get in touch to see how I can help you on your wedding day.

couple back lit on the dance floor - Manor by the Lake wedding photographer

Let me tell your story

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

I will always reply within 24 hours so please check your junk box if you don’t see my email. I will often text just to say I have replied.

  • Bristol wedding photographer & Videographer available throughout the UK and destination weddings.
  • Unique Story telling that embraces you.
  • Bespoke packages to suit individual requirements.
  • Fun, relaxed and creativity guaranteed.
  • Small Deposit to secure your wedding date.
  • Sneak peak shortly after your wedding

Nicola Hesketh
8 Hardenhuish Road, Bristol BS4 3SU.

Photpgraph of Nicola Hesketh - Owner and lead photographer of Image Paradise