If you’re looking for a Gaynes Park review, you’ve definitely come to the right place!
We’re a pair wedding photographers who’ve had the opportunity to shoot at this venue many times over the years. If you’ve visited the Gaynes Park website, you’ve probably already seen lots of our photographs already! As such we thought it was about time we shared our experiences by writing a Gaynes Park review. When we were looking for wedding venues ourselves, all we could find were reviews by other couples. As useful as these were, as wedding photographers we know we’ll experience many things that a couple will not.
Whilst working at a wedding venue as a supplier, you really do get to see “behind the scenes” as it were. We frequently work directly with staff on the day and therefore gain a better understanding of how things operate. You get a true insight into how things are run and what goes into making a wedding day perfect.
Our experiences of working at Gaynes park have largely always been positive. Come rain or shine, summer or winter, every couple is offered the same commitment and dedication to their day.
Gaynes Park is very well maintained and very well kept. The grounds and venue itself have always been spotless when we’ve worked there. The attention to detail is superb.
One of the things we like most about working at Gaynes Park is the variety of locations offered by the venue itself. From the barn, to the gardens, London look out and the orangery. It has one of the most beautiful indoor spaces for a wedding ceremony in Essex. And nowhere offers a more memorable walk down the aisle!
Our top tip for marrying at Gaynes Park
If you have booked a professional wedding photographer and/or videographer for your wedding at Gaynes Park, our top tip would be to politely ask in advance that venue staff do not shadow you during key moments to take their own photographs. For example, during your first look or as you walk down the aisle. It’s lovely that staff are so invested in your day, but ultimately having someone in the background of your photos with a phone to hand does compromise your professional images. This is the only “negative” we have experienced whilst working at this venue. The good news is that it’s a situation that can be easily avoided if your photographs and filming is left to the professionals. This is a venue that often demonstrates that they want the best for their couples, so i’m sure this is something that they would be completely understanding of and happy to accommodate.
On the whole, things seem to always run to time, which is great. At many venues we find there is no active coordination and no one on hand to ensure the day is being managed correctly. This is not the case at Gaynes park.
Something we’ve also noticed about Gaynes Park is how they continue to invest in the venue and make improvements or purchases with their couples in mind. It is clear that client satisfaction and experience is important.
- There is lots of space- it’s a large site with a great variety of locations, but things are conveniently close together.
- The food really is wonderful. Vegan options are available and they are good!
- Parking is plentiful
- Nice, well maintained loos and plenty of them.
- Lots of choice for photo locations.
- On site accommodation
- Designated area for the bride and/or groom to get ready as well as guests
- The bar accepts card payments- not all wedding venues do so this is a key point!
- A safe space for little ones.
More of our work at Gaynes Park here