Bride and Groom holding hands and laughing whilst walking through a field at The Granary Estates in Cambridge

The Granary Estates Wedding Photography

As I wedding photographer, I get to photograph weddings at lots of different types of venues and really love the variety. I’m excited to share this barn wedding at The Granary Estates today that I photographed last summer. I was really happy when Jen and Mick said they wanted to hired me as their wedding photographer. My style of photography is relaxed and natural which fits in well with a barn wedding! I love that barn weddings often involve lots of time outside as it gives me a good opportunity to capture vibrant documentary images of wedding guests having fun whilst stood in gorgeous natural light. I also love rustic barns like this one as they are full of texture and interesting details 🙂

Friendly Female Wedding Photography

I don’t think there’s a bigger honour than a fellow photographer asking you to take their wedding pictures! Jen and I studied photography together at university and she’s now a professional food photographer. Take a look at her stunning work (www.jenrich.co.uk) but I warn you, you’ll leave her website craving cake and all manner of sweet treats!

These two have been together for over a decade (it was about time you guys tied the knot!) so all their friends and family are well acquainted which made for a really enjoyable atmosphere

The Granary Estates Cottages

The Granary Estates cottages are perfect for getting ready, they are spacious, light and airy so ideal for me to take photos! Located super close to the wedding venue and surrounded by cornfields they are really picturesque too, not to mention peaceful! There are 3 double bedrooms perfect for the bride and groom and some of your closest friends or family.

Wedding dress hung on bed in a bridal room in Cambridge
colourful wedding flower bouquets lined up against brick wall
bride in pink pyjamas looking in mirror whilst having her hair styled
bride laughing whilst having her hair styled by a stylist.
bridesmaid laughing whilst having her hair styled in a rustic barn
Flower girl wearing a white dress and holding flower crown up to her face and smiling whilst grandma laughs
bride smiling whilst her mum does up her wedding dress
bride having her lace dress buttoned up by her mum
brides up do hair style with flowers and curls against a stone wall

The Granary Estates Wedding Venue

This beautiful rustic venue lies on the Suffolk and Cambridge border. The 18th century, flint walled barns are surrounded by picturesque cornfields which made the perfect backdrop for the couple portraits. It’s such a lovely barn venue with plenty of nooks and crannies for wedding guests to explore. Barn wedding venues like the Granary Estates are often popular for DIY weddings too as the venue is a blank canvas that can be dressed up or down, depending on your desired wedding style. I’d highly recommend it if you’re on the hunt for your own rustic wedding venue.

Exterior of The Granary Estates in Cambridge on a sunny day with a black welcome wedding sign.
Empty ceremony room with wood beams and brick walls at the rustic looking The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge
Empty ceremony room with wood beams and brick walls at the rustic looking The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge
Wedding flowers, fans and confetti details in the ceremony room at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge
Polaroid and black photo sign details against a white wall.
Wedding guests arriving on a sunny day with blue sky at the rustic looking Granary Estates barn in Cambridge.
Wedding guests and groom arriving on a sunny day at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge.
Male wedding guest wearing a red suit with his girlfriend both smiling together on a sunny day against a green leafy background.
Groom adjusting his tie whilst stood with his best man during his wedding cermony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Grandma sat wearing a purple outfit during wedding ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Flower girl walking down the aisle at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and her dad walking down the aisle to meet groom at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom smiling at each other and holding hands during wedding ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom smiling at each other during wedding ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom exchanging rings and laughing during wedding ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom holding hands and smiling during wedding ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom signing the register during wedding ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Happy wedding guest taking a photo  during the ceremony at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom walking back down the aisle whilst confetti is thrown over them at The Granary Estates stone barn in Cambridge.
Wedding guests socialising on a sunny day at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge.
Wedding guests socialising on a sunny day at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom kissing in the sunshine at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge.
Bride and groom laughing whilst walking outside together with The Granary Estates barn in the background.
Bride and groom laughing whilst walking outside together with The Granary Estates barn in the background.

Laid Back & Relaxed Wedding Photography

The happy couple had planned a relaxed and very laid back wedding day, my absolute favourite type of wedding to photograph and it suited them down to the ground. These two are so down to earth and they were keen to hold a big celebration, full of laughter, with their loved ones. It was so lovely to be able to capture this day for them. I think one of my favourite parts of the day was when the three of us took a stroll down to those aforementioned cornfields. The sun was shining, the happy couple were on cloud nine and I loved getting the chance to take such important photographs for good friends.

Bride and groom laughing whilst walking outside through a field at Granary Estates barn in Cambridge
Bride and groom laughing whilst walking outside a sunny day at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge
Bride and groom laughing whilst walking outside a sunny day at The Granary Estates barn in Cambridge
Bride and groom laughing together whilst stood in a field on a sunny day at The Granary Estates in Cambridge
Happy bride and groom stood outside on a sunny day in front of a wooden fence at The Granary Estates in Cambridge
Wedding guest holding the flower girl whilst stood outside on a sunny day at The Granary Estates in Cambridge
Mirror wedding seating plan with brown labels pegged to string
Empty wedding breakfast room with round tables, brick walls and rustic wooden beams at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Bride and groom entering wedding breakfast brick room at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Bride giving an emotional wedding speech in a brick room at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.

It’s such a joy to photograph a wedding for a good friend and it was great to be able to catch up with all my old university mates over the wedding breakfast.

Bridesmaids laughing during wedding speeches in a brick room at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Bride giving an emotional wedding speech to her groom in a brick room at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Father of the Bride giving his wedding speech and groom laughing in a brick room at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Wedding guests sat down enjoying dinner in a rustic wooden and brick barn room at the Granary Estates  in Cambridge.
Bridesmaids giving a speech and bride laughing in a brick barn room at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.

The Granary Estates Fun Wedding Reception

Now these two love to party, they booked an amazing band called The Milestones. They were fantastic and kept everyone on their feet all night. I was even told to put my camera down and join in for a little boogie too!

Bride and Groom dancing together on a black and white checkered dance floor at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Wedding guests dancing and having fun at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Wedding singers performing under coloured lighting at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Wedding guests dancing and having fun at the Granary Estates in Cambridge.
Bride and groom dancing together during their reception at the Granary Estates

“We have known Sally, and her work, for quite a few years and as soon as we got engaged we knew that we wanted her to photograph our wedding. Sally was brilliant from start to finish, promptly answering all of our questions as we were planning and she made us feel so relaxed on the day. Sally captured so many lovely candid shots as well as the group photos we’d planned, somehow managing to be in the centre of the action yet so discreet that we barely noticed she was there. We received our beautiful photos, in a lovely presentation box, so quickly and were totally blown away. We can’t recommend Sally highly enough, she’s absolutely ace! Thank you Sally, you’re the best! x”

See more testimonials from other couples here… Kind Words


Suppliers

Florist: Clare Jones Floral Design

Caterer/Styling: https://www.hallandcoeventdesign.co.uk

Band: http://www.themilestoneslive.com

Venue: http://www.thegranaryestates.co.uk/weddings


The Granary Estates FAQs

What hotels are near the granary estates?

The Granary Estates Cottages are located super near to the venue and are surrounded by beautiful cornfields. These cottages are looked after by the venue so a perfect place for the bride and groom to stay.

There are also lots of hotels in the area for your wedding guests. Bedford Lodge Hotel is a 4 star hotel located less than 5 miles away and also has it’s own spa! Perfect for some pre or post wedding pampering! The Packhorse Inn & Rosery Hotel are also located less than a 15 minuet drive away.

Does the Granary Estate offer Christmas Wedding Packages?

The Granary Estate hosts weddings all year round including during the winter. The have heating available in all their barn rooms so that winter wedding guests remain warm! They also have a prop shop where you can hire a fire pit for your winter wedding too.

How many wedding guests can the Granary Estates accommodate?

The intimate Flint Barn can accommodate up to 88 seated guests, while the Granary Barn seats 180. For your evening reception you can have up to 240 standing guests.


Granary Estates Address

1 Parsonage Farm Ln, Woodditton, Newmarket CB8 9RZ