Award-Winning Newbury Wedding Photography
Welcome to Annabel Farley Photography – I’m a Newbury Wedding Photographer with over 11 years of experience. I have covered hundreds of weddings at stunning venues across Berkshire and the Home Counties. I specialise in a timeless, classic style wedding photography which will capture all the moments from your special day. View my wedding gallery by clicking the button below or contact me to check my availability.
Are You Planning A Berkshire Wedding?
I’ve put together this page for anyone who is doing their wedding planning and is still deciding on which photographer to choose. It can take time to find someone who is a good fit with your style and what you are looking for. This is written from my perspective as a professional photographer who has worked at all the leading venues in Berkshire and further afield. I hope this information will help you choose the right photographer for you.
About Annabel Farley Photography
After over a decade of photographing weddings, I’ve learned that how you feel about your photographer has a significant impact on how much you enjoy your wedding photos. As a photographer, I’ve covered hundreds of weddings and believe I can put guests at ease. That’s been quite useful because let’s be honest, who enjoys being photographed? That’s why my approach is kind and encouraging, allowing you to be yourself, which is always the best way to capture your personality in photographs. So, if you’re looking to develop a friendly relationship with your photographer, we might be a good fit.
“I’ve been a professional photographer for over 10 years. In that time I’ve covered hundreds of weddings at venues across Berkshire.”
My Wedding Photography Style
I capture romantic images which I edit in my signature style. My aim is to make you feel beautiful on your special day and capture photos that you can look back on in years to come. My approach will put you at your ease and allow you to relax with your friends and family. I love soft pastel shades and feminine colours to convey the precious moments of your wedding day.
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As part of my service, I provide luxury wedding albums. I believe they are such an important part of every wedding – the perfect way to protect and display your photographs for years to come.
Newbury is a market town in the county of Berkshire. The town adjoins nearby Thatcham and together have a population of 70,000 people. Newbury was founded in the 11th century and became a centre of the cloth trade from the 16th century. Today, Newbury is a busy town near the M4 corridor and home to a number of large businesses including Vodafone. The historic nature of Newbury means it has many country hotels and grade I & II listed buildings nearby which make the perfect backdrop for wedding photography.
Newbury Wedding Venues
This is a list of some of the best wedding venues in Newbury. There are a number of different choices and something for everyone from classic hotel spa weddings to more alternative barn weddings. I’ve written up a summary of the leading local venues within a 10-mile radius of Newbury which includes Welford Park, The Vineyard Donnington Valley & Spa Hotel, The Post Barn, The Crab & Boar, Donnington Grove, Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel and Wasing Park.
Welford Park hosts outdoor weddings in their grounds at a site called Aline’s Orchard. This it the ideal spot for a large marquee for your wedding breakfast and reception. The orchard is set in a walled garden which is only a few minutes away from St Gregory’s Church and has ample car parking for guests. If you looking for a unique outdoor location and beautiful surroundings then Welford Park is a great choice. The address is Welford, Newbury RG20 8HU.
The Vineyard is a luxury wedding venue which is perfect for your fairytale wedding. This venue can be hired for your exclusive use and has beautiful grounds and a number of function rooms to meet a range of requirements. There are multiple food and drink choices for your wedding breakfast. The Vineyard counts itself as one the best wedding venues in Berkshire. Definitely worth considering if you are looking for a special wedding venue. The address is Stockcross, Newbury RG20 8JU.
Donnington Valley & Spa Hotel
The Post Barn
The Post Barn is an English oak barn with contemporary styling located in Berkshire. Set within 120 acres of land, The Post Barn is a truly romantic wedding venue that promotes itself as a place like no other. Glorious food, beautiful details and a unique atmosphere are all on offer. You can choose whether to have an indoor or outdoor ceremony on the grounds depending on the weather. The Post Barn is located at Snelsmore House, Snelsmore Common, Newbury RG14 3AL.
The Crab & Boar
The Crab & Boar is a stylish pub and restaurant which overlooks the Berkshire hills. This venue can accommodate wedding ceremonies with up to 60 guests and 120 in your reception. There is an option to have an outdoor marquee wedding too. There is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere which will appeal to many couples. The format of the Crab & Boar means it is ideal for winter weddings (which are increasingly popular). Contact the team at the Crab & Boar for more information. The address is Wantage Rd, Newbury RG20 8UE.
Donnington Grove is an 18th-century Gothic-style country house that is set in its own grounds of 500-acre grounds which includes an 18 hole golf course. With so much space, couples have a lot of choice on the style and setting for their wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast – both indoors and outdoors. The venue prides itself on its distinctive, quirky character which many couples will love. You can visit the website download a wedding brochure which includes more information about this fantastic venue. The address for Donnington Grove is Grove Rd, Newbury RG14 2LA.
Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel
Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel located near Newbury and set in beautiful grounds. There are 63 bedrooms for guests and function rooms for your ceremony of up to 80 guests and wedding breakfast and evening reception of up to 120. The address is Cox’s Ln, Bath Rd, Newbury, Reading RG7 5UP.
Wasing Park is a an exclusive wedding venue with an impressive history. The estate features a beautiful country house as well as farm buildings, a 15th century church, Grade II listed barn and a traditional Dovecote. The wedding venue itself is a converted barn. There is a Victorian Summerhouse and glass walled garden room for ceremonies too. The couple can also stay in a luxury honeymoon suite. This is an impressive venue for your Berkshire wedding and ideal if you are looking for a luxury experience for you and your guests. You can read a blog post about a wedding I covered at Wasing Park for Victoria & David here. The address is Wasing Park, Wasing Ln RG7 4NG.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based in Berkshire?
How long have you been covering weddings?
I’ve worked in and around Newbury as a professional photographer for over a decade. I do this job full time which means I can dedicate all my time and attention to my wedding and portrait clients. As with all professional photographers, I am fully insured with public liability and carry backup equipment on all my photoshoots.
What locations do you cover?
I cover Newbury and all surrounding towns in Berkshire including Ascot, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Earley, Eton, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Thatcham, Windsor, Wokingham & Woodley. I also regularly work in other nearby counties including Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & Hampshire. If you have a wedding or event further afield then let me know as I will travel for specific events at new venues.
When do I get my wedding photos?
I deliver your edited images approximately 4-6 weeks after your wedding although this can vary during peak summer periods. You do get some preview images within a couple of days of the wedding.
How are my wedding photos delivered?
Images are shared via an online gallery where you can view them and share with your friends and family. Each gallery is password protected too so you decide who has access. I also provide a ‘sneak peak’ of the images 1-2 days after your wedding. These images just give you quick preview which you can use for your social media profiles and posts if you wish.
What are your wedding photography packages?
I cover weddings from the bridal preparations through to the first dance. My packages start from £1,250. My services also include options for a 2nd photographer to capture additional images on the day as well as a range of luxury wedding albums, prints and frames. You can get full details on my pricing page by clicking the button below. I can provide you with more information and then we can have a consultation to discuss exactly what you are looking for from your wedding photographer.
How do I secure my date?
To secure your date, I ask for a deposit. This ensures no one ask can book for then. The balance for your wedding photography is due shortly before the wedding itself. There are full details on how to book and the deposit on my FAQ page.
Free Wedding Guide
I provide a free guide for all couples who are planning their wedding in Berkshire. Fill in the form in the footer of this page to get sent my free guide! This will help start the process of planning your wedding day.
Is there any other help or information available?
Yes! I’ve put together this handy guide on my blog called – 12 tops tips now you’re engaged – a guide to how to start your wedding planning. This covers how to set a budget, choosing your date, researching wedding venues, agreeing the guest list and… picking the best photographer for you! I hope this guide has given you a good idea on my approach to weddings. If you’d like more info then get in touch at the contact page or clicking the button below to check my availability. It would be great to discuss your wedding plans!
How can I check your availability?
If you are planning a Newbury wedding then click the button below to get more info about my photography and to check my availability for your date.