Sophie and James’s country rustic wedding at UK’s most haunted hotel

Wedding: 21/07/2017

Posted by lucy | 29 March, 2019

When Sophie and her sister explored Ettington Park Hotel as a potential venue for her and James’s country rustic wedding, neither knew it was one of the most haunted hotels in the UK.

“There were lots of secret spiral staircases, beautiful rooms and scenery and rumoured ghosts,” recalls the bride.

Despite its eery history and several reported supernatural sightings, Sophie and James, both now 30, made the most of their day at Stratford upon Avon’s Ettington Park Hotel.

The pair married on July 21, 2017 with a ceremony among the ruins of the Park’s chapel and a reception in the Neo-Gothic mansion’s grand ballroom. 90 guests celebrated alongside the newlyweds during the day with an extra 40 joining in the evening.

Sophie and James credit their suppliers and the team at Ettington Park Hotel for making sure their day ran as smoothly as possible.

“It was a brilliant day. Two years have gone by already and we’re happy to be married. It all goes so quick.”

Photos courtesy of Chris Barber Photography.

The bride paired her classic wedding gown with Jimmy Choo’s!

“We had a quick drive around in the car after we were just married … it was great to take some time to ourselves, talk excitedly about the morning and sip our champagne.”

James popped the question on Christmas Day in 2015.

The pair chose Chris Barber due to his natural and candid photography style.

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Brides Accessories: Hermione Harbutt / Brides Gown: Tilly Trotters Brides / Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Cake: Mary Smith / Ceremony Venue: Bell Tower at Ettington Park / Entertainment: Imagine The Beatles / Flowers: March Hare Floral Design / Grooms Attire: Bobby Garia / Grooms Shoes: Loake / Groomsmen Attire: Moss Bros / Hair: Mode Bridal Hair and Makeup / Honeymoon: Sicily / Invitations: Project Pretty / Makeup: Bryony Dalton / Photographer: Chris Barber Photography / Reception Venue: Ettington Park Hotel / Rings: Deacons Jewellers / Wedding Night Venue: Ettington Park Hotel

Photos courtesy of Chris Barber Photography.