Greyfriars House Guildford Wedding Photography
One of Surrey weddings best kept secrets, Greyfriars House Guildford really is one of the most beautifully presented venues I’ve photographed, and I’m delighted to be one of the venues recommended photographers. Greyfriars House is a mansion in the Surrey Hills. This historic house has been recently refurbished by its owners to create an exclusive boutique wedding venue. Set high on the edge of a fifty foot cliff, its lawns are level with the treetops below and have spectacular views over the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
To see one of my favourite weddings at Greyfriars House click here.
Licenced for civil ceremonies and receptions for up to 96 people, and evening parties for 130, Greyfriars House Guildford has everything you could wish for, including romantic settings for photographs both inside and out and a ceremony and reception room that is bathed in natural light.
The Greyfriars Estate was established in 1896 by the American playright Julian Sturgis. Sturgis commissioned the leading Arts and Crafts architect, CFA Voysey to build a mansion house for a spectacular setting in the Surrey Hills, and Voysey excelled himself by producing twenty sheets of detailed drawings (now held in the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London).
Voysey’s design for the house featured the most visually impressive elevations of all his works. His plan was for one long line along a contour of the steep hillside. The entrance front is broken vertically into a number of sections, but it was the southern elevation which captured the attention of architects, writers and publishers… Greyfriars was undoubtedly the most widely published Voysey design, featuring in publications in America and Europe including Das Englishe Haus.