New Place Wedding Photography

New Place at Shirrell Heath is part of the De Vere group of hotels. New Place is located in the Hampshire countryside just outside of Southampton and is just a short drive from the M27 motorway.

The venue and its stunning grounds are set around a Grade I listed manor house. As soon as you arrive at the imposing wrought iron gates, you know this venue is going to be  special. The New Place manor house dates back to the 17th Century. However, there are additional buildings within the venue to help make just about any wedding day run as smooth as possible.

The Dining Room can hold up to 90-guests. While The Bristol Room can seat 75-guests. Both rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies. Each room has an entirely different feel. The Dining Room is light and airy. Meanwhile The Bristol room is more intimate and set against a magnificent stone fireplace. The Arden Suite is a purpose built building and is ideal for larger ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations.

I’ve heard some photographers struggle with things being too dark or backlit in the Bristol Room. Personally, I love it. It means I have to push my cameras to the low-light limits they were built for. A back lit, grainy, black & white photograph, filled with emotion as two people exchange their vows, is my choice every time over pulling out a flash gun and removing any ambience of the moment.

The food at New Place is delicious and always beautifully presented. This is from both what I’ve seen and tasted as a wedding photographer at New Place, but also when I’ve visited there on a personal basis.

New Place Wedding Photography is just so easy. As a documentary wedding photographer I find everything about the venue just perfect for gaining natural, non-staged pictures as events unfold. The amount of space at the venue encourages guests to wander and enjoy the stunning grounds giving more opportunity for documentary photographs.

The grounds are fantastic for a few portraits and group photos. To the rear of the building there is a terrace overlooking the grounds. Also, the gardens are spread over two levels and include a croquet lawn and a cricket ground. There is also a nature trail to follow around the venue.

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The Dining Room set for a civil ceremony.New Place Wedding Photography - The Dining Room at New Place set for a civil ceremonyThe Dining Room set for a civil ceremony.

Bristol Room at New Place set for a civil ceremony - Southampton Wedding PhotographerThe stone ceiling and fireplace of the Bristol Room.
New Place Wedding Photography - The fireplace in the Bristol Room, New Place
The Bristol Room set for a civil ceremony.New Place Wedding Photography - The Bristol Room set for a civil ceremony

The entrance hall to the Bristol Room - Southampton Wedding PhotographerThe entrance hall leading to the bar and The Bristol Room.

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New Place Wedding Photography -The gravel drive is raked into circles for each wedding
The gravel driveway is raked into circles for every wedding.New Place Wedding Photography in the Bristol RoomCivil ceremony in The Bristol Room.

New Place Wedding Photography - Civil Ceremony taking place in The Bristol Room
Civil ceremony in The Bristol Room.New Place Wedding Photography - Wedding photos during the ceremony in the Bristol Room.
Civil ceremony in The Bristol Room.Confetti shower on the steps at New Place - Southampton Wedding Photographer
Confetti on the steps in the gardens.New Place Wedding Photography - Confetti on the steps outside.New Place Wedding Photography - Guests enjoying the grounds at New Place
Croquet and cricket.Southampton Wedding Photographer - Bride & Groom portraits outside of the venue for portraits
Wedding photography Southampton bride & groom portraits.New Place Wedding Photography - Bride & Groom portraits outside of the venue for portraits.New Place Wedding photography - Bride & Groom portraits in the grounds at New Place.
Steps in the garden at New Place.
The Arden Suite entrance viewed from the bar area.
The Arden suit with a purple wedding theme.Purple wedding theme in The Arden Suite New Place Wedding PhotographyIvory and pastel pink wedding theme in the Arden Suite New Place Wedding Photography.
Ivory & Pastel pink wedding theme in the Arden Suite.Ivory and pastel pink wedding theme in the Arden Suite Southampton Wedding Photographer
Tea lights at twilight in the Arden suite.The Arden Suite set-up for evening wedding celebrations -New Place Wedding PhotographyHot pink wedding theme in the Arden Suite New Place Wedding Photography
Hot pink wedding theme in the Arden Suite.
First Dance in the Arden Suite Southampton Wedding Photographer
Wedding Photographer Southampton covering the first dance.
First Dance in the Arden Suite New Place wedding photography

New Place, Shirrell Heath, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 2JY

Tel: 01329 836511
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All in all, New Place is a fantastic wedding venue. Feel free to contact me about New Place Wedding Photography.

I’ve written reviews for other wedding venues in Hampshire.

New Place Wedding Photography by Rob Dunning.