The Boat House | Norfolk Wedding Photography | Lucy & James

Boat House wedding…one word…wow! I was really looking forward to Lucy & James’ wedding at The Boat House Ormesby at the end of August. Mainly because I had never photographed a wedding there before. It seems to have been a bit of a year for first time venues. 

It’s been rather busy with weddings (plus wedding fairs). This then means that i’m busy with editing! So then finding time to sit and write a blog too has been somewhat of a challenge at times. 

I had two weddings on that last weekend in August. The first of which at The Boat House. The next day I jetted off to Park Farm, but I’ll write another blog about that soon! 

But back to the Boat House wedding… Within the grounds there are half a dozen wooden lodges where I first met Lucy and her bridal party. It really was the first time that we had met, as both Lucy & James live in London. The whole wedding process was booked through lots of emails and telephone conversations. 

Flamingo Amy was with the bridal party working her magic and making the bride and her bridesmaids look even more stunning than normal. Whilst the groom James and guys were getting ready in one of the rooms above the restaurant. 

Flamingo Amy MUA applying brides lipstick at The Boat House in Norfolk


The bridal party were then whisked away to the boat. Lucy, her Dad and bridal party then made the 20 minute journey across to the other side of the broad on an electric traditional style boat.

The private boat at The Boat House in Norfolk with the bride, father of the bride and bridal party en-route to the wedding

I on the other hand, saw Lucy board the boat then I jumped in the car to race round to The Boat House to capture her arrival. 

Well what can I say about this unique idyllic Norfolk wedding venue? There aren’t many places that have their own private broad so that the bride can arrive in style by boat! And Lucy certainly did exactly that! What an entrance! 

As the sun was shining, the ceremony was outdoors on the riverbank. Guests were seated waiting for the brides arrival. The couple said their vows and were married underneath the Pagoda, which was dressed beautifully with huge flower arrangements.

Bride & Groom underneath the pagoda at The Boat House decorated with bold big flower arrangements

those first moments as husband & wife

Following the ceremony, I was privileged to join the bride and groom on a little private boat ride on the broad. I watched on as Lucy & James enjoyed their first few moments as Husband and Wife, whilst dining on delicious Canapés and sipping champagne on the boat. 

Bride & Groom relaxing on board the boat at The Boat House sharing a kiss and sipping champagne

It was a particularly nice treat for the guests to have the opportunity to have their own little boat ride too! 

The wedding breakfast followed after some group shots and they tucked into a delicious barbecue overlooking the broad with the sun glistening off the water.

Bride & Groom kissing on the riverbank at The Boat House in Norfolk with the willow tree behind them

A special mention must go to the team at The Boat House. They are known for their prompt timekeeping and making everything run like clockwork, under the watchful eye of Belinda the owner. 

I must say that this Boat House wedding met all of my photographer expectations. I very much look forward to returning again soon. If you would like me to capture your wedding then drop me a message and lets chat about your wedding photography.

Bride & Groom kissing on the boat at The Boat House wedding. Photo is taken through the steering wheel of the boat
Bride & Groom on the pier at The Boat House in Norfolk with the privy boat in the background
Guests on the boardwalk at a wedding at The Boat House in Norfolk.
Bride & Groom walking through confetti with wedding guests on either side at The Boat House in Norfolk
Bride & Groom on the pagoda on their wedding day at The Boat House in Norfolk