Being local to Rugby I often take bookings for Wedding Videos at Dunchurch Park Hotel. I love this venue, but it is not for the reasons that a bride and groom will have booked the venue. The bride and groom will have seen the stately elegance of the long driveway or the amazing grounds and terrace that will wow their guests on their special day, or the great hall and the huge super-deluxe marquee that will house their Ceremony or Wedding Breakfast.
I love all of these aspects but it is not why I have a fondness for this venue, I have a bit of a history with the building long before it became a hotel and wedding venue. I used to visit this venue about 20 years ago when it was a management college and I was a young engineering apprentice in Rugby. Every year we would have a week of development training on site and we would stay in one of the many rooms which have now been upgraded into high quality hotel rooms. The gym, as it is now, used to be the only bar on site, however even though it was a management college I remember it being open very late every night. The building since then has stayed pretty much the same and I remember having my picture taken on the steps of the terrace and it being in the local papers.
Therefore it always seems strange going back and even though I am probably a little biased I do think it one of the best wedding venues in Warwickshire, I do not think there is a better location for photos than around the lily pond at the end of the gardens, it is simply stunning at any time of the year.