Hockwold Hall | Norfolk Wedding Photography | Charlie & Nicholas

Every photographer has a ‘bucket list’ of venues that they can’t wait to shoot a wedding at. Hockwold Hall was high on mine!

Another superb Norfolk wedding venue ticked off the wish list in 2019! I have photographed at Hockwold Hall before for a charity dinner dance, but this was my first wedding there. Since then, I had been keen to shoot a wedding at this exclusive venue.

Needless to say, I was very excited when I met with Charlie and Nico and they revealed the venue for their special day.

Two Grooms stood in front of Hockwold Hall on the lawn on a sunny day

The boys had a really clear plan for the day. It was to be their day, their way and that was fine by me!

Hockwold is situated not far from Brandon, close to the Norfolk Suffolk Border. It is a privately owned imposing period property with established formal gardens and views across the countryside. 

Outdoor wedding ceremony set up at Hockwold Hall in Norfolk with trees on either side with the ceremony set up in the middle

They were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. Therefore, they could make full use of the fabulous gardens by having an outdoor ceremony with the beautiful pagoda as the focal point.

The reception was in Hockwold’s fabulous permanent marquee dressed very simply in white with colourful hanging lanterns.

Marquee at Hockwold Hall in Norfolk dressed for a wedding with circular tables and decorated with hanging lanterns

It was the very quintessential English country house wedding with a twist.

Nicolas is from Switzerland and many of the guests had travelled to be there for the wedding. This meant two sets of speeches, one in English then in Swiss – German.

Two Grooms with arms stretched out standing in front of a flint wall at Hockwold Hall in Norfolk

Toastmaster Nigel ensured proceedings ran like clockwork and gave a hand with organising the larger groups for the photos. Not to mention the all important throwing of the bouquet, which Nicolas was determined to do.

Beautiful floral bouquet on a table at a wedding

Hockwold Hall exceeded my expectations and was an all round fabulous venue! The canapés were to die for! Whilst we’re on that subject, the amazing cake was by Sassa’s Bespoke Cakes. I can only imagine how delicious it was!

Wedding cakes decorated with white roses with initials N & C in a love heart

It’s all in the detail

Sweets jars, scoop and bags on a sweet table at a wedding

All in all a really wonderful wedding, which was an honour to be part of and capture. The joining of two people in love, determined to have the day they had dreamed of and both deserved. Surrounded with the people who they loved.

Two Grooms arm in arm on their wedding day in the gardens at Hockwold Hall in Norfolk

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Wedding rings on a table
Children with masks on at a wedding in a marquee with guests in the background at the marquee
Little boy holding his parents hands at a wedding