Hi, I’m a New Forest Wedding Photographer based just along the coast in Brighton, I cover all of Hampshire and the South of England.
The New Forest is one of the most beautiful, picturesque and unique parts of the UK. It’s certainly one of my favourite places to visit and offers an incredible backdrop for your wedding day. Its convenient location offers easy access from the nearby cities such as Portsmouth & Southampton and even further afield such as Bath and London. If you’re looking for a truly special countryside getaway for your wedding celebrations then The New Forest could be the place for you.
A Bit About Me
Hi, I’m Matt. I was fortunate enough to have grown up in the Caribbean and now live Brighton with my wife, Lara and and our young daughter, India.
When I’m not shooting weddings, I love travelling, snowboarding, seeing my favourite artists playing live and scouting out the latest restaurants and quirky pop ups that Brighton has to offer.
My style of wedding photography is best described as relaxed and natural, capturing the moments throughout the day as they happened. There won’t be any awkward posing and I won’t have you away from your guests and the party for ages taking photos. The only thing that you need to concentrate on is having the best day of your life and I’ll be there to capture it all.
New Forest Wedding Venues
Here are a few of my favourite wedding venues near The New Forest:
Somerley House is an incredibly unique luxury-wedding venue situated on the edge of the New Forest. The reason that I say it is so unique is that there aren’t many venues where you have such a diverse selection of areas and also styles to choose from at the same venue. At Somerley House you have:
An imposing but beautiful old manor house that’s’ steeped in history and is perfect if you’re looking for a more traditional, stylish luxury setting. Surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens it’s lovely setting for your big day.
The Walled Garden
A beautiful space and blank canvas for you to get creative and use as you wish. There’s plenty of space to create a quintessentially English country garden wedding with a marquee.
Somerley Woodland Wedding
Last but not least and my particular favourite location on the property is the Somerley woodland. If you’re after a more relaxed boho festival vibe then this could be for you. The Douglas Firs form a natural aisle leading up to the rustic woodland folly that is licensed for outdoor ceremonies. For your wedding breakfast and reception, they offer a range of tipi’s, marquees and yurts to create your own space depending on the feel you’re going for. It’s a very special and unique place to celebrate your big day.
Weddings in the Wood
A truly special place to celebrate your marriage and as you guest it it’s located right in the woods of the New Forest.
They have a couple of different options for the legal part of the ceremony and then again a couple of incredibly beautiful locations in the woods under the tree canopy.
They can accommodate up to 150 guests during the day and more for the evening celebrations.
I love the flexibility that they have at this venue and you can use the various facilities that they have on offer as you wish. There’s a real focus on you creating your dream wedding and they’ll be there to help make your dream a reality.
If you’re looking for a very unique and magical place to celebrate your wedding day then this is definitely worth checking out.
The Montagu Arms
The Mantagu Arms is a 17th century country house hotel steeped in history. This luxury wedding venue Nestled in the centre of the New Forest, Hampshire in the picturesque Beaulieu village.
There’s three different rooms available for your wedding ceremony depending on the size of the wedding and the feeling that you’re going for. The venue also boasts a quintessentially English garden that looks great all year round and backs onto the Beaulieu River.
If you’re looking for a relaxed wedding venue in a more traditional setting then this is definitely worth looking at.
Lime Wood is a beautiful boutique country house hotel that still retains its classical structure and traditional architecture but has been beautifully renovated internally in a more contemporary style giving you the best of both. There’s also five different spaces to choose from for your wedding breakfast giving you lots of flexibility.
Located in the heart of the New Forest near Lyndhurst village and is only an hour and a half from London giving easy access for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Great place to check out if you’re looking for a luxury countryside retreat.
The Mill at Gordleton
Nestled in the picturesque countryside of the New Forest sits the beautifully restored 17th century flour mill. It boasts beautiful gardens and sits adjacent to the River Avon creating a very tranquil setting.
The marquee offers the perfect blank canvas for you to transform to your own taste. With space for 150 guests for your wedding breakfast and a maximum capacity of 200 guests for the evening celebrations there’s ample space for all weddings of all sizes.
They also conveniently have 12 luxury rooms available for you and your guests.
New Forest Weddings
Here are some of my favourite images from weddings in The New Forest and across Hampshire.
If you’re looking for a New Forest wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you.