Kings Head Hotel Cirencester Wedding Photography
Back in July 2021, after lots of changes and challenges Fanni & Steve were finally able to get married. They had their wedding at Kings Head Hotel Cirencester where they got ready and had their reception, with their ceremony in the town of Malmesbury at St Aldhelms church. With so many rule changes going on they opted to just invite their immediate families which felt so personal and intimate. I had the absolute honour to be invited in and capture their wedding photos and it was such a treat!! They all made me feel so welcome, everyone was having the best day and I was able to photograph some really sweet memories which they are all going to love looking back on for so many years to come. I absolutely loved taking Kings Head Hotel Cirencester wedding photos and I can’t wait to be back again.
Kings Head Hotel Wedding Venue
Kings Head Hotel is in the town of Cirencester, it is a gorgeous option for a wedding venue in the Cotswolds. The hotel really has the feeling of a high end wedding venue to the point where it doesn’t actually feel like a hotel. I think this is helped by the multiple different rooms and spaces that are available at the venue for weddings. This really helps you feel like you’re away from other hotel guests and you can be in your own little wedding day bubble.
It’s also a great option for wedding guests who might want to stay over at the end of the night as the rooms here are beautiful. Fanni got ready in her room with the girls, which had a really comfortable feel to it with lots of space. We were lucky in that the room had a couple of nice big windows which gave a great view over the town but also allowed plenty of natural light in for those getting ready photos.
Ceremony rooms at Kings Head Hotel
Fanni & Steve had a church wedding but there is the option of having a wedding ceremony at Kings Head Hotel. I would absolutely love to photograph another wedding at this venue and I think it would be fab to see a ceremony held in The Assembly Room. It’s a large bright room with high ceilings, it would be well suited to larger weddings.
There is the option to have a wedding ceremony in The Vaulted Cellar at Kings Head which looks like it would be a fun alternative but my only worry is that it is quite dark. It’s likely that a flash would be needed to take the photos which is something I try to avoid for ceremonies as it can be a little distracting. There is also The Library room which isn’t quite as bright as The Assembly Room, but is brighter than The Vaulted Cellar. It had a great look to it and is a smaller room, ideal for more intimate weddings and looks like a great option.
Outside space at Kings Head Hotel
The venue also has a really pretty terrace area, again with the feeling of it being away from the rest of the hotel guests. This is where we all came back to after the ceremony. It has that real Cotswolds feel to it with a bright gravel floor and stone building work. It was honestly a photography dream as the light was being bounced in all the right places and the photos ended up looking nice and bright and colourful. It is probably my favourite part of the venue for taking photos.
Wedding Breakfast rooms at Kings Head Hotel
With the multiple different rooms, there are different options for where you can have your wedding breakfast. As this was a more intimate wedding The Panel Room worked perfectly for this. A nice private dining room with beautiful decor. And even though Fanni & Steve were having a smaller wedding they still made it look absolutely stunning with gorgeous flowers by Persephone Violet who did an amazing job with all the florals on the wedding day. It just goes to show, no matter how big or small your wedding is, things can still be styled to look and feel amazing! On top of that, the food at King Head Hotel is de-lish-ous!!!
Evening reception space at Kings Head Hotel
For their evening reception everyone headed down to The Vaulted Cellar which has such a great feel for an evening wedding reception. It has a real underground kind of feel. They enjoyed cake by The Cake Tin and had their first dance before I left them to enjoy the rest of the night.
We’re all super chuffed with the photos, here are some of my favourites from the day.
Kings Head Hotel Cirencester, wedding photos
After the wedding ceremony and once we arrived back at the hotel, the town was fairly busy with shoppers and the market going on. I love to take photos in a fun, natural and relaxed style making my couples feel nice and relaxed so they look back on their photos with really positive and happy memories. For this reason, we decided to avoid the crowds and wait until later on in the day once it was quieter, to head out and take their wedding day couple photos. Walking out from Kings Head hotel we were spoiled for choice with beautiful backdrops for photos. We obviously had to take advantage of the amazing Abbey as well as the grounds behind it. By this point in the day the lighting was beautiful as the sun was starting to set. We had a little wander through the streets of Cirencester and found some absolute gems, resulting in such gorgeous photos of this sweet couple. I think we could have wandered for hours and found even more pretty spots. Cirencester really is a great place for wedding photos.
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