Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photographer

If you're looking for a Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer, then congratulations, you've come to the right place. I'm proud to be a Pembroke Lodge Recommended Supplier now for the last 7 years and I've been capturing wonderful moments at this unique venue for over 16 years.

Of all the wedding venues I have had the pleasure of working at, Pembroke Lodge, located at the top of Richmond Park is by far the one I enjoy the most and I can assure you that you will have a fabulous day here.

I'd love to share some of the many lovely memories captured here, along with my in depth knowledge and experience which I hope you will find helpful in preparing for your Pembroke Lodge wedding. If you have any questions or would like to enquire about my availability then just get in touch using the details at bottom of this page.

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple romantically hold hands by the main entrance

Pembroke Lodge Wedding Photography

As a preferred Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer I get so many amazing opportunities to capture marriage ceremonies and receptions here in all seasons whatever the conditions and so I have discovered many vantage points for beautiful, romantic and fun pictures so you will always have cherished memories of your special day.


From under the trees amongst the daffodils in spring, through walking through the beautifully scented picturesque gardens in summer...or just taking in the ever changing colours of autumn when the trees turn all shades of golden yellow, orange and red. All of these changes in nature offer some truly exciting photographic opportunities.  


With the ever friendly, helpful and professional wedding team, who I have a great relationship with, everything is set up to make your Pembroke Lodge marriage truly magical.

Pembroke Lodge venue information


AREA: Surrey

ADDRESS: Richmond Park, Richmond TW10 5HX

WEBSITE: Pembroke Lodge

PHONE: 020 8940 8207

EMAIL: info@pl.org.uk

OWNERS: The Hearsum family

STYLE: Beautiful, classic and romantic

CUISINE: Modern English & fusion

CAPACITY: 70-140 

WHAT WE LOVE about Pembroke Lodge:

Pembroke Lodge's truly wonderful location; situated in 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, sitting at the top of the largest Royal Park, set in 2,500 acres of woodland, surrounded on all sides by ancient trees and grassland, brimming with wildlife noticeably squirrels, parakeets and some 650 deer. With wonderful views including the Thames Valley and stunning scenery all around, you cannot help feeling you are in a truly special and unique place. Just perfect for relaxed,  romantic and fun wedding photography. Then throw in over fifty years of wedding and event expertise along with fine dining and first class service and you can see what's so great about getting married at Pembroke Lodge.

 

"We are so happy we chose you..."

Nick and Danielle

"A first-class service all round"

Kamran and Kayshini

"We couldn’t be more pleased"

Mike & Katherine 

"WE ARE SO HAPPY WE CHOSE YOU"

Nick & Danielle

"A FIRST-CLASS SERVICE ALL ROUND"

Kamran & Kashini

"We couldn't be more pleased"

Mike & Katherine
"There's something very special about getting married at Pembroke Lodge…you feel it as soon as you enter Richmond Park gates...and when you cross the cattle grid the excitement mounts as you near the end of the drive and those distinctive white walls come into view..."

"Our wedding photos are lovely"

Nick & Lauren

"Our wedding photos are lovely"

Nick & Lauren

Getting married at Pembroke Lodge - what you can expect

There are two delightful Pembroke Lodge marriage ceremony rooms to choose from, each special in their own way.
The Belvedere, which is the larger and the more contemporary of the two and The Russell Suite, which is more intimate and comes with original Georgian features. Here is a little more detail on these rooms.

Belvedere wedding photography

The Belvedere is situated on the ground floor at the back of Pembroke Lodge and seats up to 140 guests for the marriage ceremony and wedding breakfast and can accommodate up to 200 guests for the evening celebrations.

Purpose-built, it has plenty of natural light from the terrace window which allows for intimate photo opportunities during the ceremony. After walking down the aisle as husband and wife, usually through a shower of confetti or bubbles, the happy newlywed's exit onto the welcoming terrace for celebratory drinks and canapés.

Guests here can enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and stunning views and it provides plenty of scope for some informal and relaxed reportage photography style coverage.

In the warmer months, there is also the option to have your ceremony out on the Belvedere Terrace complete with those beautiful backdrops, always a popular option for guests and photographers alike, offering extra space and plenty of view points.

During the speeches there is space to walk around taking pictures and a heaving dance floor provides plenty of action photos of everyone having fun.

Russell Suite wedding photography

The Russell Suite is situated on the first floor of the Georgian Wing of Pembroke Lodge and is perfect for more smaller occasions with a capacity of up to 70 guests.

The marriage ceremony and wedding breakfast are held in the Lord John Russell Room which is blessed with natural light from two sides. During the service the couple face a large bay window which provides the opportunity for lots of well lit, intimate pictures.

There is also the option to have your ceremony out in the lovely Woodland Garden with its verdant backdrop and the atmospheric shot of the bride walking down the aisle from the main building.

During the room turnaround, guests can venture outside to the picturesque South Lawn and Woodland Garden for drinks and canapés complete with an outside bar, which again provides some nice reportage photo opportunities.

If you want to stay indoors, there is exclusive access to the adjoining Bertrand Russell Rooms and bar, a relaxing, tranquil space with views over the Thames Valley.

Guests return again to the Russell Suite for the evening celebrations in The Phantom Room with music and wild dancing and more fun packed pictures.

"WONDERFUL photos"

Mark & Emma 

"WONDERFUL photos"

Mark & Emma

"Delighted with our wedding photographs"

Jon & Mercedes

"Delighted with our wedding photographs"

Jon & Mercedes 

"You caught so many fantastic moments..."

Katie & Charlie

"You captured the beauty of Pembroke Lodge"

Maurice & Maria

"I can't thank you enough"

Lucy and Robin 

"You caught so many fantastic moments"

Katie & Charlie

"We're delighted with the pictures"

Dana and Ina

"I Can't thank you enough"

Lucy & Robin

"You captured the beauty of Pembroke Lodge"

Maurice and Maria

"We are delighted with the pictures"

Dana & Ina

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Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer reviews

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer happy, relaxed and smiling couple
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"You were superb! Thank you so very much :)"

Jack & Alida
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches radiantly happy newlywed couple
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"The photos are amazing! It was such a fun time despite the rain!"

Ryan & Encarni 

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches the happy couple's joy of the day
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"Delighted with our photos, they are absolutely wonderful!"

Tom & Candy

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer in love happy and seated
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"Richard, you did a fantastic job photographing our wedding"

Bob & Kara
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer beaming heads together couple
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"The pictures capture the day naturally and beautifully"

Rachele & James

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer laughing happy newlywed couple
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"You are amazing! We really enjoyed having you with us"

Nelsy & Glenn

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer happy, smiling and married
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"You have captured the emotions of the day so beautifully"

Amy & John
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches radiantly happy newlywed couple
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"We had a lot of compliments from our guests"

CJ & Amy 

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches the happy couple's joy of the day
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"We had so much fun and it was so great to work with you"

Christopher & Nusrat

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer relaxed smiling couple together in the beautiful gardens
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"Thank you for capturing all these special memories"

Laura & Brett 
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches lovely young couple cheek to cheek
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"Richard you were brilliant  - very professional and organised"

Lydia & Ben

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches the happy couple's joy of the day
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"You listen to requests and deliver an excellent service"

Katy & Oliver

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catches the beaming smiles of the happy couple
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"We ABSOLUTELY LOVE our wedding pictures"

Claire & Tom
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the comfortable and relaxed newlyweds
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"Our wedding pictures look lovely. We would definitely recommend!"

Nick & Lauren
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the happy smiling newlyweds enjoying the gardens
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"We have received countless compliments from our guests"

Alex & Hengameh
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the newly married couple's happiness
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"You made us and our guests feel at ease"

Michael & Katherine 
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the sweetness of a happy smiling couple
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"We couldn't be happier with the end result - perfect pictures"

Nick & Danielle
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the sweet couple's excitement in the bridal car
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"You helped to make our wedding an amazing day"

Keith & Nina
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the comfort of the happily married couple
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"You took such WONDERFUL PHOTOS"

Mark & Emma
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the couple's relaxed smiles of joy
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"We would recommend you to everyone!"

Kamran & Kashini
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the couple's excited and mischievous expressions
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"Our wedding photographs are fantastic!"

Lucy & Tim
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the smiles and excitement of the couple at night
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"You were fantastic at our Pembroke Lodge wedding"

Kevin & Lucy
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer excited happy smiling couple head to cheek
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"We are delighted with our wedding photos"

John & Mercedes
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the sheer happiness of getting married
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"Our wedding pictures look amazing!"

Richard & Rosie
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the young newlywed couple in The Belvedere
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"Thank you so much for our wedding photos"

Shaun and Hannah
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer gets the happy couple signing the register
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"I hope we can use your impeccable talents again"

Robin & Lucy
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer proud relaxed newlywed couple out on a walk
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"We are delighted with our wedding photos"

Michael & Milena
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the happy big smiles of the excited couple
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"You captured the beauty of Pembroke Lodge"

Maurice & Maria
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the relaxed couple admiring the summer flowers
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"Your professionalism and friendliness were so important"

James & Lisa
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the warm loving couple standing under the trees
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"We are delighted with the pictures of our wedding"

Dana & Ina
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the couples happiness and joyful smiles
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"You captured the day magnificently!"

Alex & Jo
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the fun couple with their slate chalk board
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"You caught so many fantastic moments"

Katie & Charlie

A Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer's perspective

 

What makes Pembroke Lodge such a great venue and one that I love returning to is its unique and wonderful location. Beautiful flower filled gardens, verdant backdrops and stunning views give you endless photographic opportunities. Then add in then fascinating history and you have a very special Surrey wedding venue.

From a Surrey Mole Catcher's Cottage...

Starting life in the 1750s as The Lodge, a single-room cottage inhabited by a mole catcher, it was later enlarged and renamed Hill Lodge and granted to the Duchess of Pembroke in 1787 who added a Georgian wing to it.

...To a National Prime Minister's Office

In 1847 it was passed onto the then Prime Minister Lord John Russell who used it to conduct business affairs and entertain writers such as Dickens, Thackeray, Tennyson, and Longfellow. Later it became the home of the famous philosopher and mathematician, Bertrand Russell who grew up there between 1876 and 1894.




During the 2nd World War, it became a Regimental HQ, then a government-run tea room until in 1997 it was taken over by The Hearsum family. Along with comprehensive restoration work, the family also started collecting thousands of fascinating artifacts connected with Pembroke Lodge and Richmond Park.

Today, in addition to its popular tea-rooms, the well established Pembroke Lodge wedding venue is a highly regarded and much sought after place  for couples to get married at.


Surrey Woodland to The Thames Valley

Walking alongside the large formal South Lawn complete with borders of bright coloured flowers, passing the delightful and welcoming Woodland Garden and around to the Belvedere Terrace with its wonderful views over the Thames Valley... a truly memorable experience for newly married couples.

Beautiful Flowers and Surrey Views

Then out along the drive takes you past borders bursting with colour, green lawns and over to the beautifully heavy scented rose arbour, combining a riot of colour with a calm and peaceful haven to sit and relax amongst nature. Then on past bold and colourful formal flower beds, with wonderful views over Surrey and London. All perfect opportunities for some truly romantic and memorable photographs.



If there's time you can also pop over to the romantic John Beer Laburnum Walk and up to the popular Kings Mound for some  stunning views over London including St Paul’s Cathedral.

On the way back, looking down into the dense Richmond Park you may catch some passing deer and if you fancy a walk on the wild side, you can descend into the untamed ferns and long grass for even more photo opportunities. 

Pembroke Lodge Wedding Gallery 1

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures an excited bride about to throw her bouquet
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer young lovers kiss by the Belvedere sign in black and white
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer lovers romantic tender kiss in a classic convertible car
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer groom kisses his bride besides their white taxi
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures ladies having fun posing on the Belvedere Terrace
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures serene newlyweds enjoying a romantic stroll
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic groom kisses bride's hand
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer excited couple embrace by the white pillars
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer newlyweds and bridesmaids fun poses
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer arbour kiss in the snow
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer groom kisses bride by white taxi
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple enjoy the bubbles fun walking down the aisle
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic couple  in beautiful gardens and surroundings
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer fun groomsmen lift up groom on the terrace
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple have a romantic stroll hand in hand along a path
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple marvel at the beautiful summer flowers in bloom
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer catching bouquet in The Belvedere

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer questions...

How long have you been a professional wedding photographer?
I have been a professional wedding photographer since 2007 and have covered over 500 weddings
Do you offer a range of wedding photography packages?
Can we add additional hours to our wedding photography package?
Do you offer an engagement or pre-wed photography shoot?
Do you offer any discounts or special offers?
What happens if we have to postpone our wedding due to Covid restrictions?
Would you recommend Pembroke Lodge?
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Pembroke Lodge map and useful travel information

If you are travelling by public transport then Richmond train and tube station is about a 30-minute walk or a short taxi drive 

If you are travelling by car then there is free parking for 300 vehicles and I have never had a problem parking, though it can get very busy on a summer's day so allow for a little extra time

Bear in mind that all the gates close after dark so if you are driving after the event then you need to make sure you leave via the Richmond Gate which is manned by Pembroke Lodge staff. If you decide to leave your car there overnight then all you need to do is display a parking permit available from the bar to avoid receiving a parking ticket.

Pembroke Lodge don't recommned that you walk though the park after dark as the roads are not lit and wild deer raom freely.

Take a look at the map below to see its location and surroundings

Pembroke Lodge Gallery 2

Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer excited newlyweds hand in hand walking through the gardens
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer an excited bride embraces her groom with joy
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures newlyweds walking through bright yellow daffodils
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures all the happy people waving
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple kissing in a classic open top car
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic couple having a stroll along the path in autumn
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic couple surrounded by a verdant backdrop
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic couple walking past daffodils black and white
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple enjoy the fun of the large confetti shower
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer holding hands and rubbing noses in the lush gardens
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic couple under the colourful rose pergola
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer romantic couple in the distance under the entrance pillars
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer excited couple applauded in the Woodland Garden
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer past the bubbles down the aisle of the Woodland Garden
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures a sweet romantic kiss under the rose arbour
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple enjoying themselves by the bright red tulips
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer newly married couple playing around the pillar entrance
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer newly married couple walking through the daffodils

Capturing all the excitement and happiness of your big occasion is a wonderfully rewarding experience

Richard

Meet the Pembroke Lodge wedding photography Team


Joining me are long time collaborators, Tina and Larry, who with bucket loads of experience, know-how and passion, will help make your Pembroke Lodge wedding experience just perfect.
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer Richard Sena ready with his trusty camera

Richard

After an exciting career in marketing and advertising agencies, where I honed my creative, business and client skills, I turned in 2007 to the world of wedding photography. 
I love being a documentary wedding photographer, for me it's an all consuming affair and one that is always rewarding. After 17 years and over 500 weddings I still find every one a unique and exciting event. To me it’s not just a job, it is my passion.

Your wedding day is such a special occasion and there will be lots of unforgettable moments that you will want to look back over, again and again. As an experienced Surrey wedding photographer (I have covered weddings of all sizes, in all venues and all weathers) you can rely on me capturing all the big important moments that you would expect as well as all those little moments that you never saw or noticed.

I am always focussed (pun intended) on providing you with a wealth of stunning, heart-felt emotional moments and memories that will make you smile with happiness and that you will cherish forever. Always very well presented, I am friendly, cheerful and helpful so you can relax in the knowledge that I will blend in with all your guests and be a truly valuable addition to your day.

"Richard you have a lovely way of making people feel at ease, and many of our guests commented on this"
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer lovely team member Tina ready for action

Tina

Having been a professional, full-time wedding photographer for over twelve years, Tina now concentrates her time in the studio, editing all our clients' images, designing beautiful albums and ordering professional lab prints, an area that she is passionate about and which perfectly suits her previous interior design skills.

Keeping everything in-house in this way also means we don’t keep our couples waiting longer than they should to see the wonderful picture story of their wedding. We also let you know the date when your photos will be ready to view so you don't have to chase us for an update and we pride ourselves on presenting them on time.

If you want to talk about dresses and make-up then Tina's the one to have a chat with and if you want to talk about anything else, then myself or Tina are here at hand to answer any questions you may have.

Larry

Larry is our incredibly skilled IT geek.

As well as helping us design and constantly improve our website he keeps our systems ticking over nice and smoothly so that everything works tickety-boo.

When Larry is not working with us he is an accomplished full-time artist, exhibiting his eye-catching work in the UK and around the world.

We can't say anymore though or show his face, he's a bit of a Banksy.

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Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures a bride excitedly looking to her father
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple with champagne looking lovingly into each others eyes
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer captures the fun groomsmen holding the groom up
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple walking down the aisle arms entwined
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer everyone waving from the Belvedere Terrace
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer bride and groom have some fun below the wisteria
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer joyous groom with his bride wearing a blue stole
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple enjoying the confetti shower in The Belvedere
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer couple admire the bride's beautiful bouquet
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer everyone waving from the Belvedere Terrace
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer happiness and smiles under an umbrella during a shower
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer eyes only for each other in this Belvedere terrace romance
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer bridesmaids on steps tightly hold on to the bride's dress
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer a couple passionately embrace as their marriage is announced
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer happy couple holding hands as they walk in the gardens
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer excited newlyweds underneath the white pillar entrance
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer ladies having fun posing and waving
Pembroke Lodge wedding photographer dun couple show off their chalk board message

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Check our availability for your Pembroke Lodge Wedding


Now taking bookings for 2025, some 2024 dates still available, don't leave it too late, give us a call

Richard - 07740 283664
Tina - 07860 397711


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We wish you a magical Pembroke Lodge wedding

We wish you a magical Pembroke Lodge wedding

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